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Old 12-23-2009, 10:22 AM   #1
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Wondering if theres any activity for subarus down in the Valley?

I drove from NC to McAllen, TX for Thanksgiving and only seen 3 subarus. An elder maybe 85 year old in a Tribeca in a handicapped parking, A early 90s model legacy at a flea market parking lot, and a 2008 impreza wagon.


Seemed to be more of a American model area, and subarus were non-existent
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:51 PM   #2
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I go down there about once a month to check on my stores down there. I stay in Mc Allen off of 10th street but i spend most my time in Roma, and Rio.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:11 AM   #3
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I used to live there before moving to San Antonio. The valley is definitly more of an american car area. Alot of modding focus is placed on trucks too. I have to go down this weekend for the holidays/funeral. Some cool rural roads to do some spirited driving on if your into that type of thing just watch it for the border patrol.
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:12 AM   #4
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Border patrol and cops suck out there.
Gotten pulled over 9 times down there specifically, but never received any tickets.....
Also nothing but a bunch of modded trucks and Pontiac Grand Ams/Sunfires & some Cavaliers...
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:05 PM   #5
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I used to live there before moving to San Antonio. The valley is definitly more of an american car area. Alot of modding focus is placed on trucks too. I have to go down this weekend for the holidays/funeral. Some cool rural roads to do some spirited driving on if your into that type of thing just watch it for the border patrol.

any good drives I should check out?
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:16 PM   #6
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Not specific drives really, I used to frequent the country caliche roads (not sure if other areas in the world have this, its a weird kind of gravel like surface) north of edinburg. There are alot of small lakes out there with almost no traffic and some nice twists in the road. It is hard to explain exactly but police presence in the area north of edinburg is almost non-existent as long as you dont go more than 30 miles north and run into border patrol. I don't know about you, but no police and country roads is a recipe for goodness in my book. Hope you enjoy the valley and I hope in no way does your experience with the gulf coast and valley mar your impression of the great state of Texas.
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:19 PM   #7
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Im originally from PA, ive got a good taste of rally roads with limited presence of law. Except them damn tree cops.

But its totally different in NC next to base. Theres a ton of troopers and MPs on patrol.

Cant wait to get out into some open land and tear it up.
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:45 AM   #8
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I go down there about once a month to check on my stores down there. I stay in Mc Allen off of 10th street but i spend most my time in Roma, and Rio.
What stores do you have in RGC? I'm going there tomorrow to visit family/hunt.
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:10 PM   #9
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I miss Edinburg
















Thats all I have to contribute to this thread.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:16 PM   #10
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I miss Edinburg
Spell it properly and you might find it
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Old 05-23-2010, 03:11 PM   #11
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Spell it properly and you might find it
Huh? It is spelled right...

Anyway, McAllen has some type of new city ordinance about hanging out in certain parking lots now. They were citing people left and right just for parking. :P Looks like they don't like the car scene in the nice part of town, but there's other places we can gather.
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:30 PM   #12
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What stores do you have in RGC? I'm going there tomorrow to visit family/hunt.
Cricket stores lol.
Need a phone for drug deals?
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:53 PM   #13
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Cricket stores lol.
Need a phone for drug deals?
Im good. I heard they have good deals but isnt only limited to Texas? I'll buy a phone if you throw in some subaru parts
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:12 PM   #14
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Lol, nah you can use it all over the country. Coverage just isnt as "full" as verizon or at&t. I can get you a phone for cheap but i dont have any subaru parts =[ . Just some new tires that fit 08 sedan stockies.
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:23 PM   #15
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I had a few close calls when driving down there. Especially thru Houston. I was chasing a Lexus down 10 and he must have been pushin 120 in lunchtime traffic, as soon as I slowed down, up on right lane theres 2 state troopers with lights on.


You both are absolutely right with the trucks and American version of everything. And it seems every ****box on wheels has some sort of aftermarket rims that probably cost twice as much as vehicle.
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Old 12-27-2009, 01:56 PM   #16
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I just got back from Mission... I live in laredo so, dropped tail scrapping trucks with 20's is the norm around here.. seen one bug eye here, driven by some dude in a suit and tie =P
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:27 PM   #17
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seen one bug eye here, driven by some dude in a suit and tie =P
Did you **** with him or try to see what he had under the hood?
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:00 PM   #18
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So as I originally thought, subaru is virtually non-existent.

I think there was a dealership in Pharr. Seeming how versatile the subaru is compared to a v8 suv, and gas saved, I dont know why more people down there dont own a subaru.
**** theres absolutely no hills or snow, just dirt.
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:04 PM   #19
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I think the dealer is now in Edinburg...
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:27 PM   #20
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I should change this thread into.. Post your Subaru Sightings for the valley haha
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:33 PM   #21
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I should change this thread into.. Post your Subaru Sightings for the valley haha
Yeah that is probably a better title.

When I was down there all I saw was an '08 WRX 5 door. I think it was red?

And then a nice Forester in Laredo.
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:27 AM   #22
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Yeah that is probably a better title.

When I was down there all I saw was an '08 WRX 5 door. I think it was red?

And then a nice Forester in Laredo.
was it me?

i know laredo is not considered the valley, well it is by everyone out of south texas, but i am down here in laredo. i bought my first RS in pharr...about 10 years ago. wasnt the best dealership at the time, but they gave me the best deal.
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:39 PM   #23
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Ive got a few pics of when I was down there. How do you get them posted up from comp? It says url, so what website would you guys recommend?

Feel free to post up some pics of your rides as well
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:41 AM   #24
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i just got back to houston today from roma, tx. there really isnt any subaru's out there?
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:53 AM   #25
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i just got back to houston today from roma, tx. there really isnt any subaru's out there?
I made basically the same drive today, RGC to Houston. I don't think I've ever seen that strong of a police presence on those roads in my entire life.
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