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Agreed!

It is mainly because the 3500+ used cars ,previously owned by the permit holders are on sale at lower prices now. :o

MINIACE

miniace who are tehse permit holders you are on about????

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miniace who are tehse permit holders you are on about????

People issued with duty-free permits are selling their presently owned machines.

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People issued with duty-free permits are selling their presently owned machines.

when did this happen? tsunami permits?

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miniace who are tehse permit holders you are on about????

Miniace is referring to the government servants permits. BTW Miniace nice avatar, your Mini and Chopper I believe

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Miniace is referring to the government servants permits. BTW Miniace nice avatar, your Mini and Chopper I believe

i thought vehicles brought under those permits can't be sold for 5 years or something like that?

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might be a car in bad shape or owner desperate to sell or the car's unreliability in SL is catching up... plus it's N/A = relatively slow for such a heavy car...

i don't see STi prices dropping... at least not the GC frame...

thanks Shakster.

Any place you can reccomend to get a b4 checked out pre purchase?

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i thought vehicles brought under those permits can't be sold for 5 years or something like that?

Yes the name cannot be transfered for 5 years. The market is flooding coz the people who got permits recently are selling off their vehicles which they currently use/own at comparatively low prices.

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Any place you can reccomend to get a b4 checked out pre purchase?

Smells like someone is wanting to get a B4 for Chirstmas :D

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Smells like someone is wanting to get a B4 for Chirstmas :D

:) well, I am a bit of a honda lover. But if this is the going rate for a B4, I might seriously consider it...

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:) well, I am a bit of a honda lover. But if this is the going rate for a B4, I might seriously consider it...

You should be able to get a Lagacy RS (previous generation) for your budget.

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You should be able to get a Lagacy RS (previous generation) for your budget.

true, but I assume most of those would require more $$$ in terms of maintenance due to their age... Am I right?

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true, but I assume most of those would require more $$$ in terms of maintenance due to their age... Am I right?

Yes the maintanence cost the Legacy Turbo's will be expensive compared to a Civic.

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Yes the maintanence cost the Legacy Turbo's will be expensive compared to a Civic.

no bro, I meant maintanence cost of the B4 vs. the previous gen RS

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no bro, I meant maintanence cost of the B4 vs. the previous gen RS

Will have to get the Subaru experts to comment on this...

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Will have to get the Subaru experts to comment on this...

************************** has a blue b4 with english numbers for sale...

NO ADVERTISING IN THE FORUMS!!!

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might be a car in bad shape or owner desperate to sell or the car's unreliability in SL is catching up... plus it's N/A = relatively slow for such a heavy car...

i don't see STi prices dropping... at least not the GC frame...

Are they unreliable? May I ask what are the major problems?

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thanks Shakster.

Any place you can reccomend to get a b4 checked out pre purchase?

i only know of nadeera and tharindu having credible experience in B4s... nadeera might seem like a better bet... if you're interested i can direct you to him...

true, but I assume most of those would require more $$$ in terms of maintenance due to their age... Am I right?

nope... the RS is known to be more rugged and accommodate the 95octane fuel which we're all restricted to... and parts are FAR cheaper than those of the B4... i'm not marketing my car :) but age means nothing to a car that's been religiously looked after... and that applies to any car...

no bro, I meant maintanence cost of the B4 vs. the previous gen RS

see above

Are they unreliable? May I ask what are the major problems?

as far as i know the octane rating plays a more important role in B4's and i've also noticed that half the owners running them don't know how to maintain them... on the other hand there are a number of cars that are immaculate in and out...

drake can probably contribute better...

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drake can probably contribute better...

Both versions are great cars, but in SL the B4 has had a few probs with the fuel, saying that so have certain wrx, we just don't know about it cos usually when we here of a wrx engine rebuild it's due to the owner over reving it.

Most parts between the two cars are interchangeable but certain parts on the RS are cheaper eg. brake pads

Also even though the RS is an older version the car's have gone through all the major services, it is shocking to note that most B4's i've seen have clocked almost a 100,000km. This plays a much biggger role rather than year of manufacture when it comes to wear & tear in these cars.

As sharkster mentioned the above two guys are the best option at maintaining the cars but it always helps to have a good understanding of these cars which means a lot of time surfing the net :-)

My advice if u r going for a B4 look for a Manual TT (as N/A are no fun at all, severly under powered cars), with low milage or with all the major services done. Also see if you can find out about the history of the car either from the agents or from who ever maintained it.

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thank you very much Sharks and Drake.

@ Sharkster, would appreciate that direction to Nadeera :)

thanks in advance.

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BTW Miniace nice avatar, your Mini and Chopper I believe

Yep Madmax!

Thats my favourite babe-duo! :)

MINIACE

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just as a matter of interest....What is B4 tt ? is that the Audi TT

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just as a matter of interest....What is B4 tt ? is that the Audi TT

TT stands for Twin Turbo Lakshan

The B4 is a performance version of the Subraru Legacy

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I was on a Single turbo Forester with TP himself, and when the car idles, you can feel a slight knock, which TP put down to 95 Octane petrol. It was very subtle but it was certainly there.

I guess if you are investing on a car with 98 Octane recommendation, mixing petrol with toluene like Velocity used to do might perhaps be the solution.

I do not think there is any point debating a car for which the manufacturer recommends 98 RON runs fine with 95 RON as who else can possibly know the design better than the people who made it.

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hmmm this thread has many interesting points.. & it also explains why B4's have poor market values- just 'too many loose ends'

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