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Evening all.

Been a while since I started a thread!

Today I put a fresh MOT on the FSTi with a view to selling up.

I've found the car I want, at a main dealer, so I'll probably look to trade it in, accepting I'll get a poor price, but it'll get the deal done.

Alternatively, I may contact a breaker and see what it's worth to them (likely more than a trade in).

Final alternative is to look for a private buyer, but that can take time, which I'm not too keen on spending!

The car is now on 126k miles. Couple of bits of bodywork need attention, but nothing major.

Standard engine, exhaust (Prodrive rear box), couple of little handling mods (strut braces, rear arb and locking bolts) and wheels that need a refurb (two sets actually).

Where would you chaps pitch that to the market, price wise?!

The car has always had things sorted, indeed today I've paid for a new MAF and new headlight bulbs as precautionary measures given the car's age, so they're going on this Saturday (would have been today but they weren't delivered in time).

Any thoughts?
 

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Year? When were belts done? What's wrong with the body work?

Why would selling it to a scrap yard be your 1st choice??

You use Facebook? Join the subaru for sale and wanted group
 

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I would ask torque gt if they would be interested in it ,if not ask them where to put it , you can always tell people your nick name from me is standard stig because you probably own the most unmolested example .
Also being looked after by Dan at surrey something specialist, as I gather he is on the spectrum for detail , previously you have said its a good car …… I believe you , all anyone has to do is look through these pages to see how well looked after it is...… was .
You do realise some wanker like me is gonna modify the **** out of it and then blame you when it all goes **** up.
Having said that I did take out the 2.5 in good time.
 

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Why would selling it to a scrap yard be your 1st choice??
They are very valuable for parts , six speed gear box, front fl bumper,wing mirrors , rear bumper, side skirts ,interior, the list is long and varied.
 

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Year? When were belts done? What's wrong with the body work?

Why would selling it to a scrap yard be your 1st choice??

You use Facebook? Join the subaru for sale and wanted group
2006.

Belts (tensioners and water pump) were last done in 2016 or 2017, in line with the schedule (I'd need to check the paperwork). As I say, there's never been an occasion when I've not spent on anything important, which anyone who knows me and the car can attest, so you can work on the basis that this is all in order (with documents to support).

The bodywork issues are:

- minor blemish on the bonnet caused by seagull **** on holiday. Could be fixed in isolation. Might be worth doing the whole bonnet.

- small dent in the rear bumper (probably would come out with heat and a push).

- bit of paint blemish on the driver's door. Again, could be done without needing the whole panel resprayed.

I'm on the Facebook groups already, but need to know where to pitch it if I'm going to put it on there for sale.

My first choice is a trade in. Breaking the car isn't what I want to do, but on a time vs reward basis, is likely to be a reasonable option. It'd go to a specialist, not a general scrapper!

Selling cars privately is a pain and getting worse as far as I can tell.
 

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I would ask torque gt if they would be interested in it ,.
That's a good thought about Torque GT.

I'm sure someone will **** it up, but I'll rest easy knowing I looked after it to the end. If I was just going to be a twat about it, I wouldn't be going back to put the MAF and bulbs on given I've got the MOT certificate!
 

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Not sure really.

On the plus side, it's a solid (virtually) standard example that's been well looked after.

On the downside, it's done 126k miles and needs a bit of tidying cosmetically.

So it'll never get the top money, but I don't fancy giving it away.

Looking at what's for sale, I'm not really clear what cars are actually going for at the moment.
 

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I also remember a for sale post by NDS .
If Carlsberg did adds …….I would try and replicate that tone.
As I remember someone from South East Scoobies bought that car
Yep, Ron aka Pieman bought that one. He then sold it to Anger (Surrey Scoobies and SES).

After that, it went through a few owners, got blown up, rebuilt and then broken (very recently).
 

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Thanks Alex, I'll have a look into that.

Both sets that I have are standard FSTi wheels. Both need refurbishing.

Interestingly, one set is from NDS's car.
 

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Gareth, you really looked after your FSTI. Lovely car, whoever buys it is getting a loved/cared for brilliant motor. Good luck to you chum. How are the Surrey Scooby Boys, Don and North Downs? What have you gone for as replacement was it the Polestar? ATVB. Alan.
 

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I am sure if you are patient enough some private buyer will buy it based on how well it has been looked after and amount of history that comes with it.
I wonder what a set of FSTi wheels would look like on the XV!
 

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Gareth, you really looked after your FSTI. Lovely car, whoever buys it is getting a loved/cared for brilliant motor. Good luck to you chum. How are the Surrey Scooby Boys, Don and North Downs? What have you gone for as replacement was it the Polestar? ATVB. Alan.
Finding a Polestar has proven tricky, but it's still a possible. More likely it'll be an Audi.

Not seen Don or NDS for a while, but have the occasional interaction on social media!

I am sure if you are patient enough some private buyer will buy it based on how well it has been looked after and amount of history that comes with it.
I wonder what a set of FSTi wheels would look like on the XV!
Agreed, but I don't have the patience for it and if I buy the replacement then sell it, I'm doubling up on costs, so accepting a lower price sooner is less of a concern.

You should come round and try the wheels on. I'll do you a good price.
 
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