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Old 14 Nov 2013, 14:08 (Ref:3331318)   #601
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Not sure about the first bit - must admit I thought it was basically the same block but tuned slightly differently for emissions and fuel.
I could be mistaken, so don't quote me on that! The reason I say that is due an article I read on the Litchfield Type 25 a (long!) while ago, where they mentioned about sourcing US 2.5L engines to use as a base as they were a stronger engine...

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As for the 2.5 STI horror stories, there were certainly some - 'chocolate pistons' was a phrase I heard more than once - but there weren't that many warranty claims with Subaru UK. I do think the waters were muddied by failures to modified engines running on low RON fuel.
...I know the 2.5L STI engines after '07 (i.e. GR shape onwards) didn't get forged internals, hence the "chocolate pistons" monicker. I also understand that the map on the those Type UK cars was flawed.

A good friend of mine bought an '08 STI (new) and suffered ringland failure, he was told the cause was the map.

Still, I understand the probem has been rectified on latter cars and, following a rebuild (and remap!), his car was fine. It has rather tainted the hatchback-era in my eyes though. Wouldn't say no to a JDM STI hatch though...
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Old 14 Nov 2013, 14:15 (Ref:3331320)   #602
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Litchfield certainly know better than me.... (I'd love a Type 25!)

I had a 2008 STI 330S from new, remapped to 330BHP so different to the standard map. No issues with it in 30-odd k miles (apart from the brutal depreciation!).
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Litchfield certainly know better than me.... (I'd love a Type 25!)
Love the Type 25, and Litchfield have had some lovely Scoobs for sale. If I ever buy a Spec C I would definately fit a trip to Litchfield in. My current STi is running the Litchfield suspension setup.

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I had a 2008 STI 330S from new, remapped to 330BHP so different to the standard map. No issues with it in 30-odd k miles (apart from the brutal depreciation!).
Haha! Don't buy an Impreza new if you don't want to see a lot of money disappear out the window! Thats interesting to read though, perhaps the 330S avoided the mapping issue?

The new WRX is due to be launched this month, so be interesting to see how it looks, especially as the WRX concept car looked so good. I have read that the next model will be launched in the next 6 months as well.
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And if you think depreciation on an Impreza is bad, I also had a Legacy 3.0R Spec B.

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And if you think depreciation on an Impreza is bad, I also had a Legacy 3.0R Spec B.

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Have you ever considered burning your cash as a hobby? Would probably be cheaper for you in the long run!
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I'm now 'clean'. I look back on it like a drug addiction, only with fewer long term health consequences.
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Old 14 Nov 2013, 19:00 (Ref:3331400)   #607
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Hmm I fell into that addiction in June this year. After many years of being sensible and boring and driving a diesel, I went and bought a 2013 Fiesta ST.

Still a reasonably economical car when you want it to be.

It's twice the power of anything I've had before, however it's a bit embarrassing having to explain that though the car is 180bhp, it overboosts to 200bhp for up to 20 seconds.

I've yet to find myself anywhere full throttle for 20 seconds however.
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It's twice the power of anything I've had before, however it's a bit embarrassing having to explain that though the car is 180bhp, it overboosts to 200bhp for up to 20 seconds.
Take a trip to Mountune, then you can have 200 BHP all the time: and without voiding your warranty. You know it makes sense...
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I have a Citroen C5 HDI 110Cv, very comfortable but not the best to maneuver in a Parking. Fuel mileage in highways is excellent on a 400 Km trip it made a 5.6 L/100Km at UK legal speeds.
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I have a Citroen C5 HDI 110Cv, very comfortable but not the best to maneuver in a Parking. Fuel mileage in highways is excellent on a 400 Km trip it made a 5.6 L/100Km at UK legal speeds.
Ditto here, but a 2007 model (break) with the 2.2 Hdi twin turbo engine, with about 205 HP.
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Thought it would be a good first post, here's my current car. Corsa Vxr vxracing edition, not much different to the standard corsa bar colour coding full heated leather seats with the vxracing logo stitched in them and smaller mirrors.
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The sports wagon....I'm actually a fan of the look and don't think I have seen one on the road here.
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