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    Welcome Kyle. All very good advice above. If you want a Hawkeye WRX with the EJ205 you could also have a look into the import route. Japanese examples tend to be less likely to suffer from rust & generally have lower mileage. Another benefit would be even cheaper road tax than UK Blobs & early 06 Hawks. £255 a year vs £315 a year currently. Couple of specs & brochures for JDM Hawks JDM WRX Hawk specs: http://www.goo-net-exchange.com/catalog/SUBARU__IMPREZA/10034669/ JDM WRX Hawk brochure March 2006: http://a15ff11300g.sakura.ne.jp/catalogue/GD.GGimpreza/2006.03 impreza WRX/2006.03 impreza WRX.html JDM WRX Hawk brochure November 2006: http://a15ff11300g.sakura.ne.jp/catalogue/GD.GGimpreza/2006.11 imprezaWRX/2006.11 imprezaWRX.html JDM WRX Hawk WR-Limited specs: http://www.goo-net-exchange.com/catalog/SUBARU__IMPREZA/10029166/ JDM WRX Hawk WR-Limited brochure: http://a15ff11300g.sakura.ne.jp/catalogue/GD.GGimpreza/2005.8 impreza WRX WR-Limited 2005/2005.8 impreza WRX WR-Limited 2005.html The UK has some cracking special editions to keep a look out for too. Blobeye WRX 300 (PPP as standard) brochure: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6Tg7ZPMAwxqUGNuSDhDSFFLTlU/view Blobeye & Hawkeye WRX SL. Comes with heated leather seats + sunroof as standard & the option of the Prodrive Performance Pack. When looking for the PPP, always ask to see the certificate of authenticity as some owners never applied the silver sticker of authenticity to the car, preferring to keep it with the rest of the paper work. If the sticker is on the car, its generally located on the inner frame when you open the driver’s door, although I’ve seen them in various places ranging from the engine bay to the top of the driver’s sun visor… Here is a picture of things to look out for on a PPP equipped WRX, although it may have had additional modifications since the PPP was fitted. I believe the silicone intercooler Y-pipe was available in both blue & red. Prodrive recommend that 18’’ wheels & tyres are to be fitted to PPP equipped WRX's, so you may find a nice set of Prodrive or STI alloys fitted on the car too! A very rare option included the Prodrive 330mm Alcon Brake Conversion Kit as seen on the Subaru Impreza P1. I have not seen many Subaru's with this option fitted. Blobeye WRX PPP brochure: https://impreza.co/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2003-WRX-PPP-Brochure.pdf Hawkeye WRX PPP brochure: https://impreza.co/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006-WRX-PPP-Brochure.pdf Hawkeye WRX GB270 (PPP as standard) brochure (Higher road tax of £540): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6Tg7ZPMAwxqeUdXVjZTYklMSWc/view
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    all good advice. check oil & water check engine light, airbag and abs lights must be on with ign and go off once started. treat Any £10 fix comment with pinch of salt. if that cheap would already been fixed 1. test cold start up, rattles and smoke. 2. test drive 10 to 20 test hot start smoke 3. slowly drive full lock to lock in 1st and reverse, clunking jumping 4. check oil n water again 5. look for an anal enthusiasts car also agree Johns post the WRX 2.5ltr not a Big issue tony
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    Thanks for the help, all taken on board hopefully find the right one soon
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    Hi Kyle If your looking for a hawk, I would recommend getting the early 06 if your lucky enough to get one. Your wallet will thank you. As road tax on the later registered models went up well over the £500 mark. Whereas the earlier models were half that. Strange though, same engine/same emissions.
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    Welcome Kyle,. Good history and well looked after is more important than mileage I would say. Opinions suggest the 2 litre motor ( blob) is more reliable than the 2.5 in the hawk, but that's a big generalisation. Hawks are a touch newer so it's down to individual cars. Drive both before you decide what power characteristics suits you. Money spent well on good maintenance ( like tensioners along with / at Cambelt time) carries more weight for me than money spent on mods, unless you want those particular mods. Get the undertray off and check the crossbeam under the rad for rust,. Often the first place to start. Good luck with your search. take your time. Cheers
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    Thanks for the reply, trying to do as much research as possible before going for one, been looking out for standard ones, not a great deal of them out there but will keep looking, will also look out for the struts, seen a good example last week but it had quite a bit of blue smoke which put me off
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    Welcome. Best to look out for a standard car (perhaps with highly regarded Prodrive Performance Pack), decent service history, especially timing belt replacement if appropriate. You can always carry put some mods once the proud owner. Knocking struts are a known problem...
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