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Old 09-17-2010, 07:15 AM   #1
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Hi. It looks like Myself and the wife are heading to Casper in the next few months from Scotland. Not for a holiday or for a trip but to stay. Now I am really looking forward to this but unfortunately there will be a few things we can't bring. Those are, the dogs and the 2008 Impreza WRX GB270 (special prodrive edition). This is our 5th Impreza and easily the best one. Anyway apart from saying hi I wondered if you guys could give me advice and links about buying and running a car on the Rocky Mountain area. I have no idea about prices, insurance etc. I have been in Casper once in 2004 during the summer so I don't even know what the winters are like.
I should also say that I have a been a keen motorsport man since I was 17 and have competed in rallies, autocross (UK style) autotests and navigational rallies as well as being involved in the running of events as well.

So all info gratefully accepted.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:37 AM   #2
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You should bring the impreza regardless. I demand it.


welcome to the RMIC, though. As for buying a car, be very wary....a lot of them around here have been beat to hell and back, but you can also find some very cherry cars. As for running a car in the area....not really sure what you mean (?). Good luck finding some good motorsport in Casper, though. There isn't a lot out there. Most of the RMIC people are in Salt Lake City, and the Colorado people are on their own forum (awdpirates). There aren't a lot of subie enthusiasts in Wyoming, but the few that are out there are top notch guys.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:47 AM   #3
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I'm selling a 2008 WRX if you're interested. It's in the SWIC region (at my parent's house) but I can get it up here.

You really should try and bring your car though That's an awesome car.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:51 AM   #4
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I know of a 2008 STI Hatch blue on gold with 11k or so miles and its all stock and super clean for 26,900 if this is something. Also for insurance rates talk to American Family Insurance or Bear River they seem to be the most competitive in prices. I am with American currently paying $69 a month on my 2004 STI full coverage up to $500K.

By the way welcome! Pics of the Impreza?
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:55 AM   #5
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Welcome to the RMIC. Also thank you for using the word keen haven't heard that in a while. I listen to The Streets on occasion just to hear cool words used out of the country
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:15 AM   #6
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:16 AM   #7
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Welcome in a few months! there are quite a few very nice WRX's/STi's being sold lately, so you'll be able to find something I'm sure, if used is the way you are going, if you're going new I have no idea what the dealerships are like up in Casper, but here in SLC there are a couple threads that talk about them it seems haha.

What is bringing you to Casper? if it's not a specific job you should consider moving to SLC alot more racing stuff closer this way, although I have heard of some rallies and autoX's up that way I think. As for the winter's in this area they aren't that bad, especially with a subaru you will be fine, they can get a little hairy here and there in the bad storms, but I grew up driving in CA and when I moved to UT is wasn't bad learning how to drive on snow.
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:48 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help guys,
I am going to be operating special drilling equipment for drilling oil wells. I have been in The North Sea area most of life but it is going to be dead next year and the continental US is booming apparantly. I think I will get a company truck but I need wheels for my wife and she is as much of a Scooby fan (we call them scoobs in the UK) as I am. Unfortunately the steering wheel although on the correct side, will be unsuitable for you lefties in North America. Also if it costs 3k to get the dog over what the hell is it going to cost to bring a car?
emmm SLC?
TBH I can't see us buying a scoob straightaway as we will need a cheap runabout to get started. Mrs Z fancies a cheap SUV for the winter so any recommendations? I should say that we do get some snow in Scotland and Mrs Z is a proper highlander as well. She has a good collection of "cool" words. lol

OK pics! I will get some sorted a bit later but if any of you have seen the Colin McRae name made up of Subarus it is one of those .
http://www.testdriven.co.uk/30-mile-...world-records/
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:55 PM   #9
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Combine your Subaru love and desire for an SUV by picking up a turbo Forester. That would be my recommendation.

Eastern Wyoming in the winter will see snow and wind. Lots of wind. A good set of winter tires on a 4wd or awd vehicle will get you most places you need to go.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:38 PM   #10
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Combine your Subaru love and desire for an SUV by picking up a turbo Forester. That would be my recommendation.

Eastern Wyoming in the winter will see snow and wind. Lots of wind. A good set of winter tires on a 4wd or awd vehicle will get you most places you need to go.
This right here. I love my 09 XT fozzy.
But even an older model would be great for out there. Some good mud snows on it and you would be set.
Welcome to the area.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:43 PM   #11
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Unfortunately it will be a cheap runabout to start off with so I will probably get an old Jeep or Ford to start off with.

This is my present ride but as you can see the steering wheel is on the wrong side for Wyoming.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:49 PM   #12
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i just bought 2011 impreza. Its my first subi. I enjoi it very much over the honda community. Whats funny i hate sliver but i ended up getting sliver. whats a good wheel color for sliver??

Thanks <33
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:12 PM   #13
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^^ jaw on ground!!! i want. and where in scotland are you from? my moms from glasgow. Im a british citizen myself but never lived there
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:31 PM   #14
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Unfortunately it will be a cheap runabout to start off with so I will probably get an old Jeep or Ford to start off with.

This is my present ride but as you can see the steering wheel is on the wrong side for Wyoming.
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it looks to be on the right side if you ask me.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:37 PM   #15
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^^^ what he said. Must go change pants. These ones are fitting too tight.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:38 PM   #16
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only bad is drive throughs, but I don't use them anyway. it's better for getting the mail out of my mailbox.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:38 PM   #17
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:42 PM   #18
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^^ agree. I'm to lazy to wash them every 10 minutes to keep the brake dust off
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:17 AM   #19
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only bad is drive throughs, but I don't use them anyway. it's better for getting the mail out of my mailbox.
Drive thrus and turning left at a stoplight, other than that you're golden

and +1 on a turbo'd forester.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:58 AM   #20
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Cheap SUV?



I'm sorry, all I read was "Subaru". They're gonna be better than most SUV's you can buy. Get an Outback or Leggy to beat around in, I would say.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:39 AM   #21
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Can you pick a Forester or Leggy for 3k or so?
Mrs Z wants something big cos your gas is so cheap compared with over here!
Did Subaru ever sell Tribecas in the US?
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:07 AM   #22
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^ ya they sold them here, but the lowest I've seen them price wise is mid teens. Don't quote me though I don't check to often. And u can get outbacks and foresters around 3kish. Just depends on how many miles and the condition u want.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:21 PM   #23
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Can you pick a Forester or Leggy for 3k or so?
Mrs Z wants something big cos your gas is so cheap compared with over here!
Did Subaru ever sell Tribecas in the US?

You might find an older legacy for around the 3k mark, as far as forester's go though that will be a tall order to fill. You might find one for that price but it will require a good amount of work.



You are going to love insurance rates in the states though! Between that and our cheaper gas you'll be loving it!
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:45 PM   #24
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^ true the fozys in that range are S**T, but u can still get them so i was kind of right
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:40 AM   #25
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Yeah, the Tribecas are hard to come by....the first gen front end didn't sell well AT ALL in the US. I would also say pick up an older Fozzy or Outback. They won't be easy to come by, but it will probably be more worthwhile than most SUV's, IMO.
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