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Old 07-05-2006, 12:20 AM   #1
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so i got into an interesting conversation w/ someone the other day who asked me....
so why did you get the wagon?
it looks like a moms car/ its bigger/ its slower/ not as cool as the sedan... etc.

what have some of your responses been when somebody starts buggin you bout the wagon?

i just enjoy the look on my friends face when i pull on his STi on the freeway
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:23 AM   #2
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I never get bugged about it, then again all the locals know me and what my wagon can do.


The only time I have had anyone say anything about the Forester was at Home Depot, the idiot insisted I would never get all the rocks in my car, and if I did it would bottom out it reminded me of why I usually go to Lowes.
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:24 AM   #3
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I bought it for stealth, cargo, and practicality. Most of my friends think it's cool that it is a wagon.

It may be slightly slower, but that's just more reason to mod it/make it faster!
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:56 AM   #4
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i always say, i got it so i can bring your mom to the supermarket and fill it up with groceries and still have room for your lil sisters
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:58 AM   #5
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AHAHAHAHAHAAH...nice. I'm going to remember that one. But I usually don't get asked why...most everyone I know knows that I have always had hatchbacks and need to be able to haul $hit and a$$ at the same time.
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Old 07-05-2006, 01:03 AM   #6
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Subs will sound a lot better in the wagon. My decision was actualy influenced by that fact. I can't wait to find out how much better. The alpine type-r goes in this weekend....
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:04 AM   #7
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cargo, cargo, cargo... for all my tools and other hardware i need to have with me for work. And when I go camping, the extra space allows me to take 3 or 4 people with all our stuff as opposed to the usual 2 with my old sedan.
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:13 AM   #8
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My FXT is not a cool looking car, which is the main reason I bought it. I got way too many tickets with cars that attract attention. The only bad thing about it is these engines sound pretty crappy when they idle, and it's not just mine, they all sound that way. But, I guess that helps attract even less attention.
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Old 07-05-2006, 07:51 AM   #9
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Subs will sound a lot better in the wagon. My decision was actualy influenced by that fact. I can't wait to find out how much better. The alpine type-r goes in this weekend....
Yeah, I love hatchbacks for this reason as well. Plus, I like being able to carry more stuff, and the wagons look very sporty.
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:15 AM   #10
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I'm a family man, so when I looked at it, the sedan appealed to me but I knew I wouldn't live it down with my wife. That and for someone who's intent for the car was for a capable daily driver AND capable weekend toy, the sedan v. wagon differences are negligable.

For the same amount of money, I was going as fast as the sedans on my home track. The only difference was that it took me longer to get into the techchek line because of all of the crap I had to unload.
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:18 AM   #11
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I bought it becouse it's not a sedan. Plus it's not any slower or less capable.
(more if anything) I dig the whole sleeper thing tho.
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:22 AM   #12
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wagons own all.




thank you,


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Old 07-05-2006, 08:49 AM   #13
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Call it a "station" wagon and I'll slit your throat! One main reason was the fold down back seats.

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Old 07-05-2006, 09:33 AM   #14
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I personally think they look better than the sedans [especially the bug eyed]
cheaper insurance
a place to strap my board on ski trips
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:50 AM   #15
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Went from a civic hatch to the wrx wagon.

Few things I benefit from are:
-Luggage Capacity for snowboarding, biking, camping
-Cheaper Insurance
-Sleeper Style
-The gf digs it
-Comes stock w/ roof rack
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:11 PM   #16
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Went from a civic hatch to the wrx wagon.

Few things I benefit from are:
-Luggage Capacity for snowboarding, biking, camping
-Cheaper Insurance
-Sleeper Style
-The gf digs it
-Comes stock w/ roof rack
^ Pretty much all of the same reason for me. Since I have a life style that requires hauling lots of gear on weekends
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:43 PM   #17
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I agree with everything previously said about the wagon and to comment on one of the replies - the WRX sedan and the WRX wagon ARE the same length and have the same drivetrain. The wagon is 70lbs or so heavier and has a slightly narrower track than the sedan but I consider this a minor difference and are essentially the same car.

And as has been stated is a more practical car for the real world - my wife and I took a cross country trip in 03 and I mounted a car carrier on top took sister-in-law too for several thousand miles - worked very well.

Personally, I've never been bugged by anyone because I've got the wagon and love the sleeper effect too - suprized many people in a race.
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:58 PM   #18
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if someone talks shhh about your wagon then take them for a ride in it. That will shut them the hell up. I don't think the wagon looks like a granny mobile at all.. I personally have a sedan but I was sooo close to buying my friend's wagon (a nasioc member). I like the looks of both and favor the sedan a little bit more as far as looks go. I wish my damn seats folded all the way down though. At least i can put my skis in through the center hole.

You could say that you got the wagon because the seat folds down and it is the perfect place to bang your mom g/f sister ect.......
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:21 AM   #19
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When I had mine...

"Because no one ever thinks of racing a wagon"

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Old 10-29-2006, 11:22 PM   #20
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When I had mine...
"Because no one ever thinks of racing a wagon"
Hmm, I had a modded Evo 8 chase me down to race me 3 times, and surprisingly it was nice and even. Now I am friends with the owner, ha!

People always ask me why I own a wagon. I 1st tell them that this is my 2nd subaru wagon, then I say "because wagons are p-i-m-p!".
old wagon:

current wagon:

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Old 07-05-2006, 10:44 AM   #21
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He who hauls the most beer the quickest wins

-2004 Unabomber
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:51 PM   #22
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He who hauls the most beer the quickest wins

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I agree with this statement 100%
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:38 AM   #23
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sleeper, cargo capacity, insurance, looks better from the I perspective, bit easier to carry stuff on the roof, no real performance penalty.



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Old 07-05-2006, 11:38 AM   #24
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*scratches head*

nobody ever gives me a hard time about my wagon?







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Old 07-05-2006, 12:02 PM   #25
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There better for carrying your tires to the track.
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