2001 Subaru Forester STi II Type M. No. 393 of 800. Manual Transmission. Black (47A)
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Forester STi II Type M. No. 393 of 800. Manual Transmission.
The Subaru Forester Sti II Type M Sport Wagon was introduced for the Japan market only at the end of 2001. As usual, the Japanese kept the best for themselves, with the UK, Europe, USA etc only getting much lesser equipped models.The Sti II Type M is an extensively equipped robust spaceous family car offering legendary Subaru STI performance 4WD all-weather capability. This particular example is extremely rare being one of only 800 made and is also equipped with a rare 5 speed manual gearbox and impressive STi specification. As a complete package the Forester STi II spec M 5 speed manual is unbeatable for performance, value and versatility.
We are finding cars of this category are finding welcoming homes with business people who need to carry loads for their work, or owners who need space to carry hobby goods on weekends - whilst wanting a car that is capable of covering ground quickly, be fun to hussle on twisty country roads and able to operate in all weather conditions. These Subarus are also capable of covering high mileages reliably, so they're a good choice for many. A better and more reliable choice than most performance 4WD estate car European counterparts which are less reliable and more costly to run.
Mechanical Specification includes: 2 litre 16 valve boxer 4 cylinder EJ20 engine with intercooler turbo making 280 bhp as standard, 5 speed manual gearbox mated to permanent 4 wheel drive, with powerful 4 wheel disc brakes including STI 4-piston calipers at the front and 2 piston at the rear. Suspension includes factory fitted Bilstein gas suspension. These combined help to offer a refined yet sporty ride with class leading load capacity. 0-60 in 5.8 seconds with ability to return 30 mpg when driven normally. Naturally there's ABS as standard too. Considering the capacity of swallowing an entire family of 5, ample luggage and the dog with ability to cruise at high speed to say a Ski resort, it only weighs 1,410kg unlaiden. The car is of standard mechanical specification aside from a Kakimoto Regu 06R stainless cat back exhaust (Also included is the factory fitted STI cat back sports exhaust - boxed). There is a Greddy turbo timer fitted and a boost gauge (Blitz) mounted on the dash too. Timing belt has been changed 1 year ago at 41,053 miles (Equivalent).Interior Specification: STI bucket type sports seats with alcantara inserts STI logos embossed into the material, reclinable split / foldable rear seats with arm rests , Pioneer high quality 200W hifi with CD/Tape/Radio, additional storage under boot area partition, rear luggage area cover, full set of fitted mats, Momo SRS leather trimmed steering wheel, SRS airbag for passenger, leather trimmed shift knob, climate controlled air conditioning, electric door mirrors with retract mode, full electric windows remote controlled central locking. Also included is a recent model 200W Alpine head unit (With security removable face) a Carrozzeria DVD ROM sat nav system. Note this won't work in UK as a sat nav but it may be possible to play DVD's.All audio ICE comes free of charge with this car. Exterior: Full Sti II Type M factory fitted bodykit consisting of (Polyeurethane - resistant to stone chips small knocks) front bumper, side-skirts, rear bumper, high-level rear spoiler, privacy glass for all rear windows (Factory fitted) with pilarless glass on all doors, Crystal design headlights, facelifted design of rear lights, Original Option STi 17" lightweight alloy wheels with 4 good sports tyres of size: 225/45R17, factory fitted driving lights, Aero roof rails, high level rear spoiler with integrated brake light, sports front grille, vented bonnet, rear wash wipe. Note the low centre design of the rear bumper for ease of loading. Test Drive: As with each car we source, this example was picked for it's high quality. It's clear from the general condition, this example's never been driven hard and has always been well looked after. As such it drives without fault and the engine is purrrfectly quiet, no rattles or other signs of wear. The Kakimoto Regu 06R exhaust gives the car a more sporty sound without being anti-social. Sounds very nice in fact!Condition: Auction grade is 4.0. Note the timing belt was changed at 95,358km (59,265 miles) - one year ago. Car has been meticulously serviced and looked after since new.Rear bumper corner had some minor scratches so these have been painted professionally by our workshop. There are a couple of minor pin dents on the o/s/r door and some minor stone chips on the bonnet only. Paintwork is stunning, as photos show. Note there is a missing emblem on the passenger front door - so we have obtained a new replacement but this is not shown on pictures. The ashtray which shows this has been a non-smoker's car. Note the boost gauge is only lightly fixed in place. We can supply a universal A-Pilar pod or a better way of mounting this inexpensively if desired. Note the lack of corrosion, or oil leaks on the underside. Engine bay is also in excellent condition, with no rust on bolts, etc. Even the fins on the intercooler show virtually no flattening, further indicating this car's not been driven hard (Subaru intercooler fins will flatten if the car's driven at speed in rain, for example!). We found absolutely no faults to report / needing repair. Being a 2001 model, this car offers high performance motoring, with low level UK road tax costs for the future as rule changes come in. Please be aware: This is a hand-picked example of much better quality than you may find elsewhere is the only example we currently have in stock. We are having difficulty finding good examples of cars to buy here in Japan, so once it's gone - we expect finding another replacement Forester Sti II Type M manual model to be very difficult.
The UK of full preparation as described, 12 months MOT, 6 month's tax and a year's full comprehensive warranty is £7,695. This car is currently in stock at our storage premises located in Chiba, Japan and is ready for prompt shipment. It can be supplied to any eligible country worldwide. For further information on how to reserve this car contact us. A deposit of £1,000 secures. Newera Imports - Hand picking only the very best performance cars since 1998 for delighted customers. Recommended by owner's clubs and magazines all over the world.