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    Group A Impreza - want!

    Can't remember the last time I saw one at a rally. Don't know how many they made. Subaru WRC cars pop up in Ireland quite regularly, as they loved them. Might be a bit more than the car that started this thread though 😂
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    Group A Impreza - want!

    You're biased though :LOL: It's funny really, as people generally hated the S7 when it appeared, but most people I know have grown to love it over the years. I think the Richard Burns connection helped a lot too. A Group A car is tough to beat for me though. The look, the sound, the way they...
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    Group A Impreza - want!

    Yeah that is very true. Well, almost. In most cases, the 911 would win on the noise/fun front but, if someone offered me a genuine Prodrive Group A Impreza from '95/96, it might be a harder decision!
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    Group A Impreza - want!

    Yeah but roundy-roundy isn't as good, and rally GT cars generally get spanked by 4WD stuff :LOL:
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    Leeds_182 Volvo Thread

    Curves :LOL: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.
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    Group A Impreza - want!

    For £50k you could have one on Proflex/Ohlins or similar, with a sequential 'box, a proper rally-spec forged engine, big brakes etc etc. Loads of the Group N cars have been upgraded to non-homologated spec to make them more competitive on national events. You'd be mental to spend £80k on that...
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    Group A Impreza - want!

    £80-100k? Have a word.
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    Group A Impreza - want!

    As for the car here, I would want to know a lot more about the spec before bidding. Seems to be a lot of chatter in the comments about the spec and how much of the original car is actually there. I don't know about the APRC, but Group A was basically gone from Europe by the point this car was...
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    Group A Impreza - want!

    I think they have actually started to go up a bit now, as collectors are starting to get into them. They're not really of interest to people looking to compete anymore, as an R5 car is just as quick nowadays, and considerably cheaper to run as you say. Even the earlier 1.6 WRC cars are being...
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    Leeds_182 Volvo Thread

    The VXR8 alone should have been enough to wake you up ;) :LOL:
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    Shmee150

    I guess in terms of LLF, DMO etc, they probably appeal to certain demographics, while the likes of Shmee appeal to others. All are interested in cars to a degree, but I suspect it's part of a wider "lifestyle" thing; be it the supercar-owning, global-travelling set, or the rebellious...
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    Shmee150

    Essentially that's true. Most of them don't really know very much about cars, so are basically just regurgitating press information without any objectivity, though I suspect it is more underhand in some cases. I can't imagine all of them are paying for these cars, so there must be some heavy...
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    Leeds_182 Volvo Thread

    I went through a phase of owning Escorts in the '00s. I must have had 20+. At the time, I convinced myself they were all unique. Then I tried a couple of other cars and realised I was kidding myself, and they really weren't. Rather ironically, one of the cars that convinced me was a modified 850...
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    Shmee150

    Obviously he hasn't done it single-handed, but him and others have definitely had a big impact on the landscape. Influencers have muscled in on the launch circuit, and created an environment where some of them demand payment for attending (unheard of with regular journos). Manufacturers have...
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