How do I sell my Subaru Impreza Car?

BaritoneUK Posts: 234
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edited 9 November 2023 at 12:33PM in Motoring
My 2007 Subaru Impreza needs some serious work doing. It needs a new exhaust, but my local garage can't get a replacement from any of its suppliers. It may need one purchased off the internet or made up. It also needs its rear shock absorbers replaced. Even if I found somewhere to sort the exhaust, we're probably looking at over £1,000 to sort it all out. It was time to get a replacement, so I'm getting a 2-year-old Toyota hybrid next week. I need to sell my Impreza ASAP.

My question is how do I sell my Impreza? Because it's not safe to drive, I am aware my options are limited. But I wondered if some Subaru enthusiasts might be interested. But where would they be? Where is the best place to post that I am selling my Subaru? 

I know there is Gumtree, eBay and others. But I am kind of scared of all of these and the process - knowing how I am! Obviously, the fact that the car is currently not safe to drive makes this more complicated.

Do you have any recommendations and to find an easy way to sell my car? Scrapping it is a last resort.
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  • Ozzig
    Ozzig Posts: 298
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    Probably be useful to ask on the Subaru owners' forum ? ...
  • Car_54
    Car_54 Posts: 8,114
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    There must be Subaru forums and/or owner clubs. Google is your friend.
  • cymruchris
    cymruchris Posts: 4,880
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    There are various Subaru Uk Owners groups in Facebook that allow you to advertise your car. Be realistic with your price as it's a non-runner. Only deal face to face for the actual purchase, don't accept paypal or any other crazy payments - only cash or bank transfer. When being asked about the car - a genuine Subaru Impreza buyer will likely ask you lots of questions about history, condition, ask for more photos etc etc. A scammer usually just starts off with 'What's your best price' and doesn't really show any interest in the car. Remember it's you selling, you don't have to sell to anybody you don't feel comfortable with.
    An ex-bankrupt on a journey of recovery. Feel free to send me a DM reference credit building credit cards from the usual suspects :) Happy to help others going through what I've been through!
  • will you take £500.00 for it mate?
  • Thanks, everyone. That's helpful. I've just never sold a car before and am concerned about all the potential pitfalls.  I will try the Subaru forum first and then take it from there.
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  • daveyjp
    daveyjp Posts: 12,377
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    It also makes a huge difference if its an Impreza WRX or a 1.5 entry level model.
  • daveyjp said:
    It also makes a huge difference if its an Impreza WRX or a 1.5 entry level model.
    Thanks, that is very helpful. It's a 1.5 model. I assume they are much less desirable. Still, it's a Subaru, and it might still interest someone.
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