Forester 2.5 Turbo STi - 2nd Generation Facelift model. Pristine throughout!
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Forester 2.5 Turbo STi - 2nd Generation Facelift model. Pristine throughout.
Champagne Metallic (48W).
The Revised 2nd edition Forester Sti with 280 bhp was introduced in 2004 with a major facelift as seen on this available example from the end of 2005. As usual, the Japanese kept the best for themselves, with the UK, Europe, USA etc only getting much lesser equipped models, the closest hottest for other markets being a good 80+ bhp down on power, yet alone other performance enhancements.The Forester Sti 2006 model 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 a handful available for the UK market. It's full spec. including all factory options from Japan and is also equipped with a close ratio 6 speed manual gearbox, Brembo brakes, 18" alloys and impressive STi specification. As a complete package the Forester STi 2006 model is unbeatable for performance, value and versatility.
Watch 5th Gears Vicky Butler Henderson putting an STi Impreza against the 2nd Generation (Facelift) Forester STi on the track.
These cars are finding welcome homes with business people who need to carry loads for their work, or owners who need space to carry hobby goods on weekends, as well as families. The Forester STi offers practicality to those wanting a car that is capable of covering ground quickly safely whilst being 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 solution than most performance 4WD estate car European counterparts, which are realistically prone to expensive mechanical and electronics issues all too often.This is the knowledgeable enthusiast's choice offering Japanese built quality combined with know-how for electronic reliability - something that's so important these days.Mechanical Specification includes: 2.5 litre 16 valve boxer 4 cylinder EJ257 STi (AVCS) engine with intercooler turbo making 280 bhp as standard, 6 speed close-ratio manual gearbox mated to permanent 4 wheel drive, with powerful Brembo 4 wheel disc brakes including dinner plate sized discs with 4-piston calipers at the front and 2 piston at the rear. Suspension includes factory fitted gas struts. To deal with the extra power, the Forester STi gets upgraded suspension components. In addition to STi sport springs and revised struts at each corner, there are beefier anti-roll bars and cross-members. The changes result in a ride height that is 30mm lower and produces an improved resistance to torsional forces. These combined help to offer a refined yet sporty ride that allows you to play with sliding the rear end using throttle to control it, yet gives excellent all weather drivability all whilst offering class leading load capacity. How about a 0-60 in 5.0 seconds with ability to return 30 mpg when driven normally. Naturally along with powerful Brembos at each corner there's 4 channel 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 1,470kg unlaiden. This car is of standard mechanical specification throughout.
Interior Specification: STI bucket type sports seats with alcantara inserts STi logos embossed into the material, split / foldable rear seats with 3 x 3 point rear seat belts, Isofix baby seat mountings, foldable rear seat arm-rest with part reclinable rear seats, height adjustable upper seatbelt anchors for each of 4 main seats, , STi option alloy pedal covers, Original 6 CD changer/MD/Radio, factory fitted high power speakers with integrated sub-woofer in the boot additional storage under boot area partition, reclinable rear seats, rear luggage area cover, full set of Subaru original deep pile fitted mats, Momo SRS leather trimmed steering wheel, SRS airbag for passenger, pre-tensioners on front seatbelts - linked to the SRS system, Eifel (Subaru Tuner in Japan) Duracon shift knob, climate controlled air conditioning, electric door mirrors with retract mode, heated wipers, factory fitted privacy glass, full electric windows, original option side visors remote controlled central locking.
Exterior: Full 2nd generation Sti factory fitted bodykit consisting of (Polyeurethane - resistant to stone chips small knocks) front bumper, side-skirts, rear spats, rear bumper, privacy glass for all rear windows (Factory fitted) with pilarless glass on all doors, Updated design headlights with HID (Main beam), Factory fitted 18" lightweight alloy wheels with 4 good sports tyres of size: 225/45R18, 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.
The facelifted 2nd edition Sti Forester also includes the following improvements over it's older sibling: Larger rear glass, revised trim below rear window, white LED high level rear brake light (Illuminates red in use), updated rear lights with greater intensity, re-designed front wings, bonnet, front bumper, headlights, grille, revised badges, larger door mirrors with integrated side repeaters improved front seat adjustability. Essentially it's a more modern design, although under the skin it's exactly the same mechanical specification.
Test Drive: As with each car we source, this example was picked for it's high quality. From our first inspection we could tell that this car had maintained it beautifully. It's clear from the general condition, this example's not 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. We found absolutely no faults to report / needing repair. Note this car has been meticulously serviced maintaned since new. Timing belt is now due for changing, so we will be completing this work as part of our full UK preparation package.
Condition: Auction grade is 4.0. Paintwork is stunning and has virtually no stone chips at all to the front. This is a good indication of careful slow driving by the previous owner. From 15 years of daily experience checking cars - We can confirm both front doors have previously been painted. Note this car has not been in any accident, it was simply a cosmetic repair. Paint match is perfect. 99% of people would never know, but we mention it here to provide a complete report. There is a small pin dent on the o/s/r door and the rear bumper's left corner has been nudged in the past, causing a minor mark (See pictures). These faults are left as they are, but if preferred can be professionally repaired in the UK at small additional cost. Let us know if you'd like these taken care of when reserving. The interior is in excellent condition with no wear or marks to upholstery and it's clear the previous owner mostly drove alone and always kept it clean tidy. This has been a non-smoker's car since new. Note the complete 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 high-speed in rain, for example)>This is a hand picked example of much better quality than you may find elsewhere is the only facelift example we currently have in stock (We also have a pre-facelifht 2004 currently in stock at a lower price). Since selling the last 2006 example, it took us 2 months to find this one so once this one is gone - we expect finding another replacement Forester Sti model of this quality to be challenging at the very least.
The UK of full preparation as described, 12 months MOT and a year's full comprehensive warranty is £12,495.
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.
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