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Yesterday I picked up my new ride:




'99 2.5RS Black Mica Pearl (red flakes)

I don't think my scort is gonna get much attention for a while. Actually, I'm considering parting out my go-fast bits on the scort to help fund my BMW (the one visible there has a good drivetrain, the one under the tarp is the good body I've been working on).

Right now my only plans for the RS are new shocks... these have 109k mi on them.

Oh, and the escort has been in 'winter mode' since I wore my summer stickies down to nothing. And yes.. only one headlight is polished and cleared currently.
 

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Tracer-X said:
Any idea how much less the one weighs compaired to the four doors that they only sell now? Very nice BTW.
According to Edmunds:
2840lbs for my RS
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2965lb for a 2003 RS.

The 2003 WRX weighs 3085.

The '99 Impreza L sedan weighed 2735, and the L coupe weighed 2730... so the lesser weight amounts to two less set of hinges.

I would have preferred to get an '00 or '01 4dr RS (the only years the earlier chassis RS were available in 4 doors), but they're very hard to find.

The doors on this coupe are a foot longer than the doors on my scort wagon!! Knowing that, I still banged my escort with the door. I like not having the B-pillar right beside my head, but damn, I hate having to be so wary about how I park so that I don't bash my doors into other cars.
 

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very nice buy.... is it quick? by the way.... anything on the scort that would work on my EGT?
 

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It's very quick out of the corners.. power can be laid down as you apex and it just continues to turn neutrally to the end of the turn. In a straight line, it's probably not much quicker than an EGT. 165hp through AWD with more weight.

You're all a bunch of damn vultures :D

I'm sure things will fit.. only one of my parts has anything to do with the motor (MSD coilpack) and I may be using it on the BMW (for a MS conversion). I might have a change of heart on the escort.. so nobody should be getting their hopes up.
 

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James92Scort said:
very nice. Those things are hard as hell to find, good catch.
yes they are, which is why it took me less than 24 hours to make an offer after I saw this one. It's got some slight damage to the front right bumper (looks like the PO hit an ice chunk last winter) and the left fog light glass is damaged... but it's worth repairing (to me).

from www.ravensblade-impreza.com

'98 Impreza RS Coupe 5-speed - 995 units
'98 Impreza RS Coupe automatic - 685 units
Total for 1998 - 1,680 units

'99 Impreza RS Coupe 5-speed - 1,795 units
'99 Impreza RS Coupe automatic - 345 units
Total for 1999 - 2,140 units

'00 Impreza RS Coupe 5-speed - 2,375 units
'00 Impreza RS Coupe automatic - 535 units
'00 Impreza RS Sedan 5-speed - 1,636 units
'00 Impreza RS Sedan automatic - 1,574 units
Total for 2000 - 6,120 units

'01 Impreza RS Coupe 5-speed - 1,701 units
'01 Impreza RS Coupe automatic - 324 units
'01 Impreza RS Sedan 5-speed - 1,057 units
'01 Impreza RS Sedan automatic - 1,011 units
Total for 2001 - 4,093 units

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Total for all production years - 14,033 units

Only 9559 with a manual trans.
 

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Beaverboy said:
James92Scort said:
very nice. Those things are hard as hell to find, good catch.
yes they are, which is why it took me less than 24 hours to make an offer after I saw this one. It's got some slight damage to the front right bumper (looks like the PO hit an ice chunk last winter) and the left fog light glass is damaged... but it's worth repairing (to me).

from www.ravensblade-impreza.com

'98 Impreza RS Coupe 5-speed - 995 units
'98 Impreza RS Coupe automatic - 685 units
Total for 1998 - 1,680 units

'99 Impreza RS Coupe 5-speed - 1,795 units
'99 Impreza RS Coupe automatic - 345 units
Total for 1999 - 2,140 units

'00 Impreza RS Coupe 5-speed - 2,375 units
'00 Impreza RS Coupe automatic - 535 units
'00 Impreza RS Sedan 5-speed - 1,636 units
'00 Impreza RS Sedan automatic - 1,574 units
Total for 2000 - 6,120 units

'01 Impreza RS Coupe 5-speed - 1,701 units
'01 Impreza RS Coupe automatic - 324 units
'01 Impreza RS Sedan 5-speed - 1,057 units
'01 Impreza RS Sedan automatic - 1,011 units
Total for 2001 - 4,093 units

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Total for all production years - 14,033 units

Only 9559 with a manual trans.
oddly enough, there is a black one with a 5 speed about 4 blocks from my house
 

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$7500 .. $400 less than they were asking.

It was a fair price.. not a great deal.. not a bad one. I couldn't be happier though.

Of course, last time I went looking for an RS (two years ago) they were still $11,000.
 

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A guy I autoX with uses one... I think it's the same year, and the same color. Unfortunately, about a month ago, he hit a deer and kuff'd the whole thing up. It's a pretty sweet platform though... it shines at high speeds more than anything, though. The tight course we run really doesn't display what the car is capable of.
 
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