At the minute im just bringing it back upto spec, its been abused by badman chavs so needs some tlc, going to sort rust spots and clean the engine bay up, fix rear wheel bearing and the windscreen needs replacing.
Then its a question of getting it grubby off road or lowering it and turning it JDM...
I don't know much about subarus but my friend has a subaru same colour / style. It was owned by a very old man before him who spent quite a lot on it, mapped by jolly green or someone, and proper solid engine. 320 BHP with proof.
It's a solid car. I hope you un-chavify the car lol and return it to its past glory.
Seems a bit strange to buy an N/A Impreza to keep the insurance low then want to Turbo it later. Swapping all the parts will be a lot of work and a fair bit of money. Much easier and realistic to just get a Turbo one when you can afford the insurance and swap over any good bits you have on this. I'd just lower this one a while and give it a good clean and polish
Uuuuuuuuuuuuuunfortunatley i love a challenge, and i love tinkering, so i may have to at least have a pop at it just to challenge myself... however, this is what i have done so far...
I'll try and get this in the right order:
Cleaned her up
reattached hanging bumper
bought spare wheel and jack that were missing
bought facelift grill for newer badge
bought OMP steering wheel and a boss
bought 05 Hawkeye seats
replaced old seats with Hakweye buckets