Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: location location
Car Year: 05
Car Model: XT2.5
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It's got to go (if I can bear it)
Mainly because it's done less than 20 miles since the last MOT and I dont think it did many more since the previous one.
2005 Foz 2.5 XT EN. Black with black leather. I bought it new - well pre-registered with 20 miles on the clock. All the usual stuff - heated leather, roof, nav, heated screen base, mirrors etc. Now 140000 miles. Every bill including original invoice, every MOT, 2 keys, V5. Outstanding condition throughout. At 100000 miles the head gasket blew. I had the engine completely stripped and inspected and there wasn't a darned thing wrong with it. It was reassembled with heads and block trued, new timing kit, new clutch and new main bearings. Over the years it's had a few mods -
Suspension - exe-tc coilovers all round, they've all been rebuilt over the last 4 years. Whiteline 28mm arbs front and rear with whiteline droplinks. Comes with the whiteline 22mm rear bar that I still have. Just about every bush has been replaced with poly including the caster bushes. STI cast aluminium rear radius arms. STI rear subframe and propshaft. Front and rear strut tower bars. Front lower H brace. Front subframe spacers removed. Front fender braces. Camber bolts. STI dogbone.
Engine - Blouch 18g turbo with 8cm housing, milltek turbo back exhaust, STI intercooler with process west splitter. Mapped by Paul Blamire at Zen. Hard engine and transmission mounts.
Brakes - STI red calipers all round, brake booster.
Wheels - 18" Innovit tarmacs with 225/40s.
What's it like to drive then? Well it's pretty hardcore. I used to think it was reasonably refined but I've been driving a citroen estate with hydraulic suspension for the last 2 years so anything seems hardcore in comparison. It could be that the Foz is the same but the roads are worse. Anyway it's not a car for taking your mother in law to the supermarket - she just won't like it. That said get it on a fun road and you'll never get to the bottom of it's abilities - it will just keep amazing you. It's more comfy with the 22mm arbs but I don't have the front one anymore. When I put the 28mm ones on I took it to a local - errr - closed circuit to find out when it would let go. In the end I gave up because I was going so fast if it had let go lord knows where I would have ended up. I should point out that I'm a serious biker so my fear threshold has been pushed back. Power-wise the last time it went on the dyno I think it did 360hp/380 foot pounds but it was mapped again after that and got some more. It's jolly fast.
So what are the bad points? The back bumper is a bit scratched by dogs jumping in. I always meant to get a bumper guard. There's a bit of finish rubbed off the steering wheel where I put my thumb. The rims are a bit scratched here and there. It just passed the MOT with no probs but all 4 tyres are on their last legal legs. That's about it really. The aircon was just gassed up, the alignment was just done after one of the shocks was removed for new seals, the screen was replaced. Comes with the original rims (you can get it drifting on those....) an STI brake servo that I've never fitted, Subaru fitted boot liner, spare cd changer.
I think it's worth Ł5000. Actually I think it's worth more but you have to realistic. PM me for more details. I'll take some pics if it stops raining...