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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:54 pm 
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been looking at bigger cars than my micra with the view of selling off my micra for as much as I can then getting something bigger as the micra isn't cutting it for me. saw a 2003 2.0 automatic at a local dealership for little under £1250 with 130k on the clock, booked a test drive for tomorrow to see if I like it but are they as good as they seem? are they good in all weathers? any reliability issues? etc, thought id ask on here as seen a few posts with them in.
if theyre not much cop any suggestions to a automatic upto 2.0 car, 5 door etc?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:05 pm 
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Yes. On my second Subaru. Where are you?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:15 pm 
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not too far from Birmingham, but I like to venture out into the rural parts every now and again so the micra wont cut it. might have found a buyer for the micra but got to wait and see what happens tomorrow


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:19 pm 
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My Wife and I are thinking of getting one of these :P


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:27 pm 
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the gf isn't too happy about me having something more powerful than I already have but If needs must, I gotta haul 2 sisters and my brother around every now and again (micra too small) I need to do the odd bit of "light off roading" and ima need it to go through ALL weathers and still haul my bikes around and maybe tow a trailer once or twice a year.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:28 pm 
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matthews71 (in the yorks section iirc) highly recommends them, i like them too, strong cars that as long as theyve been serviced and not thrashed go on and on and on..................


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:29 pm 
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No, they're better! I've had two, one for 8 years and t'other for 6 (previously the missus's). The turbo went like sh!t off a shovel; the GLS ain't too shabby either if you wind it up..
In a combined 16 years and over 200k miles , aside from service items they've had a lambda sensor, one rear wheel bearing and a rear silencer cos I ran over a tree in the snow.
They're tough as old boots but scrub up well. Never failed to get me where I want to be, whatever the weather.
Only trouble is being asked weekly if I want to sell !

Go to www.subaruforester.org and feel the love!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Not seen an auto. Do they still have the low ratio box?

Shame you need it quickly. Mine will be up for peanuts after Xmas fingers crossed.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:36 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Not seen an auto. Do they still have the low ratio box?

Shame you need it quickly. Mine will be up for peanuts after Xmas fingers crossed.


Is it :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Inlaws giving up driving and gave offered us their xtrail at Xmas


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