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Old 11-06-2012, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello there

For last few months I've been thinking about changing car (again) and this time because I'm planing to move out of London to a place without daily traffic jams and with long and empty roads (Wales) I've decided it's time to say goodbye to diesel engines and get something more ... inspiring, plus it's Wales not central London so snow is more then just an inconvenience for few hours a year, All wheel drive is what I'm looking for and something I always wanted.

So the answer was only one, Subaru. But because I'm not an Impreza guy, I thought Forester 2.5 XT is what I want. And everything was fine till one week ago when new idea called FSTi came to my mind and now I can't get rid of it.

It wasn't easy to find a good 2.5 XT that would tick all my boxes, finding an FSTi is even harder, that's why I want to ask. Where else I can look for apart from obvious places like Autotrader, Ebay, PH and this place of course? Are there some garages/dealers that specialise in such a cars and not advertising on AT and PH?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a very nice one for sale on here in the market place at the moment, other than that then yes pistonheads would be my first stop
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You just missed out mate on the best one on the market for sale!!
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You just missed out mate on the best one on the market for sale!!
Ha ha.

Maybe the Starship Enterprise would do him well in Wales and you can buy this.
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You just missed out mate on the best one on the market for sale!!
Please do not bring me down mate ;)

I'm still trying to convince myself XT would be enough but every time I see FSTi I'm almost sure I will regret if I will but XT or at least there will be this itch in the back of my head and I will never get rid of it.
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Please do not bring me down mate ;)

I'm still trying to convince myself XT would be enough but every time I see FSTi I'm almost sure I will regret if I will but XT or at least there will be this itch in the back of my head and I will never get rid of it.
Been there my friend.

You can see how it ended.
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Had an XT & spent a few 60 s great motor & gotfrom 177 to 302 brake. Loved the Foz to bits,Theeeennnn I got an FSTI!!!

Every day I get into it, I think, thanks Santa cos every. Day is like Xmas. Wales is a brilliant place to appreciate this wonderous bit of kit. Try Llitchfields, they impoted them & were on 5th gear with the little 330 brake version. Just pure dead brilliant motors, a future Classic Car.

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Been there my friend.

You can see how it ended.
Yes and maybe I'm still not sure but I've got a feeling it will finish in very similar way for me.

Not too much to lose by going the FSTi way but so much to gain.
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Yes and maybe I'm still not sure but I've got a feeling it will finish in very similar way for me.

Not too much to lose by going the FSTi way but so much to gain.
Absolutely right.

I realised if I bought myself a XT I would only end up trying to build a FSTi out of it, so may as well cut to the chase!
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Had an XT & spent a few 60 s great motor & gotfrom 177 to 302 brake. Loved the Foz to bits,Theeeennnn I got an FSTI!!!

Every day I get into it, I think, thanks Santa cos every. Day is like Xmas. Wales is a brilliant place to appreciate this wonderous bit of kit. Try Llitchfields, they impoted them & were on 5th gear with the little 330 brake version. Just pure dead brilliant motors, a future Classic Car.

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I've been thinking maybe I should get XT and then FSTi later on but I know I will start looking for after a week or so, so I think it will just waste of time.

Thanks for the advice, do you know are they still importing them?

Alan I wanted to ask, what it is with "60" and what's the "60 club" mentioned here few times?
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Best car I've owned mate is all I can say!!!
Grab one now while you can!! If my wife didn't cling to the seat screaming obcenities at me I would still have mine!!!! :(

Now at 33 I have a flat cap and pipe while driving my relaxed enterprise!!!
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Best car I've owned mate is all I can say!!!
Grab one now while you can!! If my wife didn't cling to the seat screaming obcenities at me I would still have mine!!!! :(

Now at 33 I have a flat cap and pipe while driving my relaxed enterprise!!!
At least I know I will not have such a problem mate, when I'm a passenger in my misses Celica sometimes I want to cling to the seat and scream like a girl :D she tried to convinced me I should get an Impreza but everyone can have it, while FSTi is a special car for special people.
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You will not be disappointed!!!
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Keep looking in the usual places Yaroslav and with plenty of patience the right one will come along

I wonder where my old one has got to?..it's not appeared back on here!
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I've been thinking maybe I should get XT and then FSTi later on but I know I will start looking for after a week or so, so I think it will just waste of time.

Thanks for the advice, do you know are they still importing them?

Alan I wanted to ask, what it is with "60" and what's the "60 club" mentioned here few times?
60 is what you tell "Head Office" how much the mods cost.


Great Club. 60 Club is.

Epic FSTIS are hard to come by. If you look at my, there may be anew FSTI owner on here thread, youwill see how I had dipped out onprevious models.

I wish you great luck in getting the FSTI, wait a moment, one of our members in Germany, may be selling?

Good luck.

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