The Toyota Crown has gone and this is its replacement, as you can probably tell its another Japanese Import bought from Japanese Imports UK Ltd in March of 2005.
I needed a bigger car than the Crown, internally though as I dont think anything can be as large as the Crown was externally. I now have somewhere to put the dog where my car is protected, plus in the Mercedes A-Class A210 LWB the seats are white and that doesnt match with a dirty dog and the boot on the A-Class was slowly filling up with dog hair. (Took me 2 hours to vac it out of the carpets!)
Just a quick note about the Subaru Forester S/tb Specifications, Its 1997 import from Japan, designated the Subaru Forester Stb or s/tb in the Japanese market, it come with all the toys, electric bits, Aircon, etc and uses the same engine as in the Impreza WRX, albeit with different/softer cams. The normal UK S-turbo comes with a paultry 177bhp where as the import S/tb comes with 250bhp. (UK spec is measured differently so with Uk spec petrol a JDM car will be about 220bhp). Its sister model is the Forester T/tb which is the same car but Auto only.
So heres a few pictures of my Subaru Forester.
This is how I bought the car with the original 16″ alloys and two tone paintwork, as Subaru intended.
Next and upgrade to new alloys and tyres. Alloys are 18″ Rota GRa and the tyres are Bridgestones.
Taken at Levant Mine in Cornwall – 2007
In Sept 2007, I had the bottom half of the car resprayed to match the rest of the car. See below.
Picture Taken at Ding Dong Mine, near Madron in Cornwall.
with refurbed alloys and below after a damn good cleaning.
After a Subaru JDM bodykit was fitted.
This car has also appeared on TV on the Used Car Road show and some more information can be found here.