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Old 05-19-2000, 07:10 AM   #1
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Post Darn UK People! They wonder about when they'll get their P1 Impreza...

....while we sit here drooling about it. For those of you who don't know about the P1(and shame on you), CAR magazine rated the P1 as the most superior handling Impreza in the world.....save one, the Impreza World Rally
Car(comfort? not in this beast). They're at the scoobynet forum right now impatiently complaining about when they'll be getting their P1. At least, they have the luxury to complain. Face it. We're cursed. We'll never get the P1 unless by divine chance they(ProDrive) decide to open up shop here. Hmm....I think 'll include this in my nightly prayers tonight.

"Dear Lord, would you please whisper in the ears of ProDrive that they should market their cars in the US? We'll gladly trade them....uh.....Alabama, for just one Prodrive Outfitting Impreza Factory(turbo included)."
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Old 05-19-2000, 07:18 AM   #2
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it's not their fault that they are so lucky!! and we'd be complaining just as loud if the tables were turned... can you imagine having to WAIT around for your P1???

it is a very nice car!!! if i was in the UK, I'd be driving that or an EVO V - the P1 was verrry nice tho... i only saw 1 while i was visiting in the UK, but MAN!!! WHAT A CAR!!!!

there's a pic in here somewhere.... http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~iwatkins/...al/index3.html
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Old 05-19-2000, 07:21 AM   #3
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Hey.. wheres my post gone ?

I've been cheated..

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Old 05-19-2000, 07:27 AM   #4
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Jay_UK

hehe...I reposted this. The original is still in the Technical Forum.

Subie Gal,

I know, I bet I'd wear out the carpet pacing back and forth waiting for my P1. Just venting about our situation.

I could hear the V8 guys laughing now - "HAHAHA! You can't compare what you don't have!" Februaru is such a long way away....and I'm still not sure I'll like the new body style.
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Old 05-19-2000, 07:30 AM   #5
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Yeah, yeah give them Alabama in trade for modified Impreza's!!! (or just the parts!!) drool
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Old 05-19-2000, 07:34 AM   #6
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well.... the V8 guys haven't run into a Minnam Stage II Turbo RS monster yet...

I have driven one and it's definately a V8 killer!!! yeah... we don't have the P1, or STi, or the 22B, or RB5 or.... but we have a few stealth RS' out there that'll KILL any V8!!

and yeah... it's a damn shame we CAN'T get what they have over in the UK... and yeah... i AM jealous... but.... it does give me a good excuse to go over for a visit!!!
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Old 05-19-2000, 07:56 AM   #7
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BruceLee - I know what you mean

Subie Gal - ANY V8? Just a little far fetched I think

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Old 05-20-2000, 02:45 AM   #8
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Subie Gal: hehe getting a bit excited about the V8 killers aren't we? I'd like to see a Minaam Stage II, all done up Impreza against a stock Buick Grand National 3.8 turbo. Fastest production car Buick has ever made, even faster that the corvette of the same year Think about that for a second... oh yeah its a V6...
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Old 05-20-2000, 02:46 AM   #9
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brucelee: To bad you can't import one, I saw your other post on the 22B board...You should move to Japan, then you could get anything you'd like for a Impreza
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Old 05-20-2000, 03:44 AM   #10
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Hucker, bring on your Buick Grand National 3.8 turbo. My UK car will kick its but big time. 4 pot Turbo's kick ass.
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Old 05-20-2000, 06:48 AM   #11
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Guess what guys...

I have just been down to my dealer and there was a P1 there...

They arent anything special.. the front spoiler is nice though... not sure about the lights...

But.. it was going rusty underneath already!! It was brand new.... with rust on the brakes..exhaust.... For saying they have been looked at by Prodrive, they must have been in the compound for a while..

I have some pics for you... just need to scan them...

It has the usual Red suspension legs.. standard 4 pot brakes... single tail pipe exhaust.. STI engine... nice blue seats...

But the guy is paying for Prodrive to leather them... 2K pounds worth.. ouch!!

Anyways...

I'll have a go at a V8... and anything else...

J.

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Old 05-20-2000, 04:09 PM   #12
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My dealer here in the UK took delivery of eight P1's the other day. They were all spoken for and collected by their extatic owners within a couple of days.

I have had the pleasure of driving one and I score it 11 out of 10 for performance and handling. However, I'll stick with my Prodrive modified UK turbo because I prefer and need a four door.

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Old 05-20-2000, 04:15 PM   #13
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Hehe....this hurts. You have a choice.

We don't.
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Old 05-21-2000, 01:10 PM   #14
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Impreza RS - 165hp and 95Wheel HP.

Impreza STi(Japan) - 280hp.

Impreza Turbo (UK) - 220hp(a nice high platfor to start with).

Yes I'm spoiled. I want what they have.
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Old 05-21-2000, 05:37 PM   #15
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Yeah, but...

Are you prepared to pay for it?
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Old 05-21-2000, 11:01 PM   #16
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Good point, Andy. I would GLADLY go in debt, though.
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Old 05-22-2000, 12:17 AM   #17
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tell your government
WE WANT IMPORTED FAST CARS!!

Oh hang on special interest money from the auto industry will stop that

Oh well

live here
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Old 05-22-2000, 12:44 AM   #18
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WE GET FAST CARS!
damn whiners! what about the Suzuki swift? HUH? or...or...or...the ford focus? HUH! Or the Mitsubishi Mirage, and the Impreza RS. We are practically spoilt.
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Old 05-22-2000, 03:34 AM   #19
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Why don't you just import them from Japan and make them conform to emissions? Am I being naive here? We import them from Japan, why can't you?

It's would be good to see you lot inherit something from us, instead of the other way round. You know, like drive by shootings etc......

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Old 05-22-2000, 04:01 AM   #20
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The problem with importing is that unfortunately, in the US, it's not that easy. The P1 (or UK turbo, or whatever) could meet California's latest Ultra Super Duper Extra Low Emissions Vehicle standards but still not be allowed in unless a few have been crash tested and certified. Plus, I'm pretty sure they need to have an OBDII-compliant ECU. You lot are lucky that the government doesn't care much about your safety, just that you aren't offending the tree huggers.
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Old 05-22-2000, 05:20 AM   #21
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Prepared to pay for it? I'm sure I can manage.
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Old 05-22-2000, 05:22 AM   #22
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But surely if the Impreza RS has been crash tested, the Turbo, P1 etc. are all the same body chassis etc. so what's the difference?
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Old 05-22-2000, 07:33 AM   #23
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Richard Squire's dilemma : he owns a 22B but can't bring it here.

EPA needs to be paid 150% of the car's(22B) value....plus a dozen other red tape he has to hurdle. Sounds like extortion to me. Heck...I bet the mafia would charge less than that.
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Old 05-22-2000, 08:18 AM   #24
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Quote:

Richard Squire's dilemma
Sounds like a disease..

Hey Boss I can't come in to work today, I've got Richard Squire's dilemma..

ROFLMAO

Richard

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