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Girl buying an Import Impreza ?? Advice.

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Hi,

To start with i am not the girl (sorry) SMOKE6.GIF

Could anybody give the name of a good insurance company/broker who have reasonable prices for Jap impreza's. The girl in question is 29 years old with full NCB. The car (as best as i understand) is a 1993/4 import (not too sure of model derivative) 2.0 impreza.

Also if you have any other advice on what too look for when she goes to view it, this also would be appreciated.

N.B I have given this site to her, with the advice to join. 169144-ok.gif

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Privilege aren't too bad on UK Imprezas, so worth a try for a Jap import.

Ideally get a look underneath to see that floorplan and underside are intact and there's no signs of it having been rallied.

Service book is probably going to be in Japanese if imported recently, so won't be easy to trace servicing record.

If it is a recent import, need to check it has been SVA'd for UK, and is ok to run on 98 octane.

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Thanks for that info, i will pass it on and get her to register with the forum. What is SVA'd by the way ?

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Single Vehicle Approval - needed for non UK cars being registered here. (Someone else can probably fill in a few more details.)

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Subaru Insured do mine - £150 cheaper than I could fine anywhere else. Not sure what the age clauses are.

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Thanks for that, would you happen to have the tel number for Subaru insurance, cheers again.

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Single Vehicle Approval - needed for non UK cars being registered here. (Someone else can probably fill in a few more details.)

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If the car is 92-94 it doesn't need an SVA just an MOT.

Usually to get them to pass the MOT you need a rear fog lamp, illuminated switch for the fog-lamp and miles marked onto the speedo.

Fuel wise many cars have knock sensors allowing them to run on either 95 or 97/8 or even 100 (as they get in Japan). Obviously the car will be Not sure on Scoobies though so worth checking.

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Going back a few years, there were some issues with Jap Spec Imprezas that were set up to run on 100 RON ending up with engine damage after running on 'only' 98 RON. Would be best to check the details on one of the Subaru enthusiast sites.

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