2006 Subaru Legacy GT Spec-B JDM estate wagon For Sale
***Now with new 12 months MOT***
I'm selling my JDM Subaru Legacy GT Spec-B wagon.
I bought it as a treat to myself in October 2016, and only intended to run it for one year... but now it's coming up on three! I am the first UK owner.
The mileage is 90,805 (but this will go up as I take the car for a run every now and then to keep it happy) and the MOT runs to Septmeber 2020. It just misses the expensive vehicle tax rates and insurance is very reasonable (for me, anyway) - about £20 more than the BMW 530 it replaced.
In case you don't know, this car has a 260BHP 2 litre flat four, with a clever twinscroll turbo. The turbo spins up from very low revs so you get very little turbo lag, with oodles of torque available all through the rev range.
The gearbox is a five speed automatic, with a very competent sport function, or you can choose the gears yourself either using the shifter, or the buttons on the steering wheel. The AWD is slightly rear-biased and simply works.
The suspension is Bilstein all round (which is why it's called a "Spec-B"). As you'd expect from Bilstein, it's firm and corners very well, but still comfortable and able to deal with our poor roads. The whole car shrinks around you when you drive; it can be hard to remember you're driving a fair sized estate!
It's worth noting that this car needs 99RON petrol (Tesco Momentum or Shell V-power). I bought 2 bottles of proper octane booster before even picking up the car in case of not being able to get 99, but I've never been caught out and they are still there in the boot. Like any quick car, using the performance does drop the mpg, as does town driving, but mid-to-high 20s are normal, and well into the 30s on a long motorway run.
This car came from Japan with a few nice extras. It has the sought-after STi Genome exhaust boxes, which give a great exhaust note (plenty of vids if you search youtube), an STi strut brace (again, rare in the UK), and a Zerosports CF grille (I've not seen another one in the UK - just checked and it's £356.77+P&P from Japan for a new one!!).
As soon as I got it, I had it serviced by the main dealer and the cambelt changed. Although JDM models are said to have the same protection as UK ones, I also had it fully undersealed straightaway. The front brakes are a known weak point on this model, so I refurbished the front brake calipers and replaced the discs and pads with an EBC disc/greenstuff set. I then added a UK stereo (JDM radios will only pick up Radio 2 as they use a different set of frequencies to the UK) to the top of the dash, replacing the cubby that was there - I still have this if you'd like to go back to the orginal stereo.
The car has been serviced with fully synthetic oil and OE filters around every 6000 miles. It went through a slightly expensive time February/March last year, just after having a full service (including gearbox and diff oils). One coil pack went bad when cold, so I had all four replaced; the radiator header tank cracked so the radiator was replaced; it developed a knock in the front suspension, so I had the big track control arm bushes and the drop links replaced (and the rear ARB bushes mentioned in the MOT history replaced while they were there); then one front shock failed and so there is a new pair fitted, with a full alignment done at the same time. These are all normal jobs expected at the age and mileage for this car... but I would have preferred them not to come at the same time! It has been fine since though and hopefully will do another 10 years/80k before they need doing again. It is fitted with RainSport3 all round, in the correct size (many people change the size slightly as the non-OE size tyres are cheaper). The car is kept in a heated garage.
The car does have a few dings and scratches from being in daily use for most of its time with me, but overall comes up very nicely as you can see from the pictures. The price I'm asking is already lowered slightly to allow for these. The seat covers and boot liner are not hiding anything nasty, they are just there to keep the interior in good condition, obviously you are welcome to check if you come to buy the car.
I do have some useful spares, service parts and accessories which I will include with the car if I get the asking price.
I am near Crosshands in Carmarthenshire (SA14). I can't use my phone at work, so if I don't answer, please do leave a message (or text, or email).
Thanks for reading.
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