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    Matt23
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    UK - England

    Posts: 186

    The RS has arrived and WOW

    The day didn’t get off to a particularly good start with regards to getting to the dealer from home, due to public transport letting me down : ( and then once at the showroom the car had a few marks on the bonnet which needed to be repolished, but thankfully they came out.

    But 2 hours later all that was put behind us when we drove out the carpark and the smiles became bigger and bigger the more miles we drove. This car is amazing and fills so tight on the road, really inspires confidence in the corners and just makes you want to go quicker.

    I fill this car is only going to get better and I’ve already put 150 miles on the clock and aiming to get to the magical 1000 within the next 2 weeks.

    Anyway here she is

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    jasoni
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    UK - England

    Posts: 346

    Very nice and in the best colour too?

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    bobcat
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    UK - England

    Posts: 10024

    Very nice Matt love the pics ?



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    #24560

    baz-2
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    United Kingdom

    Posts: 136

    very nice mat23 stunner

    how did you get on with the sat nav issue if you don’t mind me asking ?

    baz2

    #24567

    Matt23
    Participant

    UK - England

    Posts: 186

    @baz-2

    The dealer wouldn’t budge and we had to pay unfortunately.

    It came down to a case of, if you don’t want the car, then I can find you another 1 at the higher price lol

    To be honest I put all my points across and I still couldn’t get it though to them, and rather than have a massive row, ruining the day and possibly leave without the car, we decided to pay and leave.

    This is clearly a dealer you won’t get anything from and the car won’t be going back there again. But I’m not going to let this spoil the experience of the car as I truth once I was on the road I’d put it to the back of my mind.

     

     

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    baz-2
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    United Kingdom

    Posts: 136

    I hear ya mate enjoy your car its stunning..

    baz2

     

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    Matt23
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    UK - England

    Posts: 186

    @jason – Thanks very much mate, it was only ever going to be Blue for me : )


    @Bobcat
    – Thanks mate, much appreciated : )

    #24596

    rslucky
    Participant

    UK - England

    Posts: 204

    Nice one Matt. Hoping mine won’t be too much longer.

    #24601

    Matt23
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    UK - England

    Posts: 186

    @S10lucky- Thanks Steve : ) it is you isn’t it ?

    Im sure yours will be with you soon and believe me, it’s worth the wait mate. Have they given you a collection date ?

    #24616

    rslucky
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    UK - England

    Posts: 204

    Yes mate, it is me!

     

    Really glad you are enjoying it.

     

    How does it compare to the scoob so far?  It was the closest thing I could find to a scoob for driving fun, which is what I loved about it

     

    Still waiting for a build date but told it’s this month. (Hopefully!!!)

     

    steve.

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    Matt23
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    UK - England

    Posts: 186

    I think compared to the Impreza,  it’s a much better all round car (I never thought I’d say that). But we’ve been in Subaru’s for the last 20 years and this car is a breath of fresh air. I think it will be a lot easier to live with as an everyday car because it just feels smoother and quieter on motorways and around town, but when you get it in sport mode and give it a bit of right foot, it just takes off. Although it doesn’t give you the kick back in the seat feel that the Subaru does when the turbo kicks in, but I’ve heard that once you fit the FPM375 pack, you get thrown back in the seat a bit more. We haven’t even had it above 4000 rpm yet. Going out in it again tonight to try and get a few more miles closer to the magic 1000 mark and with any luck we should be there within the month and then we can really test the car a bit more.

     

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    bobcat
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    UK - England

    Posts: 10024

    @Matt23, there’s one drive mode you should try Best done for the first time when it’s dry and a very quiet road, and that is.

    Select Track mode then put back on the ESC and dampers back to normal, then take it for a drive down your usual road. You should expirance a slightly heavier steering and a faster throttle response, wow the difference is amazing ?

    Good luck happy motoring ?



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    #24631

    Kenny
    Keymaster

    UK - Scotland

    Posts: 3869

    Welcome to the club!

    You sounds as happy as I am with mine 🙂

    #24686

    Matt23
    Participant

    UK - England

    Posts: 186

    @bobcat- funny you mention this 5th drive mode. I saw a video on YouTube about it last week, looks interesting. I will definitely be giving it a try very soon, but would like to get a few more miles on it first.

    My dads even mentioned he wants to gave the launch control a go soon lol

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    bobcat
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    UK - England

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    @matt, good to get a few miles on the clock first and the weather improves before playing hard?



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