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Old 07-20-2007, 09:03 PM   #301
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Very nice pics.
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The red looks red:
And people are saying the 08's don't look sporty?
That red's looking better all the time.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:31 PM   #302
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did the front overhang shrink? the hatch looks uncommonly nice from the side profile, which I hated in older pictures.
The sedan looks nice in red, but yucky in white....and the tail still is gross.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:59 PM   #303
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:03 PM   #304
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Very nice pics.And people are saying the 08's don't look sporty?
That red's looking better all the time.
Thanks! Yeah, I really, really like that shade of red. It is a very deep and nice color. I don't recall ever seeing that shade of red (at least on any USDM Imprezas from the 2.5RS up).

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did the front overhang shrink? the hatch looks uncommonly nice from the side profile, which I hated in older pictures.
The sedan looks nice in red, but yucky in white....and the tail still is gross.
I still think it looks better in real life than it does in photos. Those original Motor Trend photos did not do it justice, and actually seeing the car in real sunlight (instead of under show lighting at the NYIAS) and having been able to really walk around it for the first time makes it look better, I think. FWIW, I am still not a big fan of the new style, and I'm still waiting for the STi - hopefully that will have slightly more aggressive styling. I do have to say that fit and finish wise, these look a lot nicer than the previous generation. Granted I'm comparing it to my 5-year old '02, but the way the parts go together just looks a lot nicer on these models. Like the hood and door lines just seem like they fit together much nicer and more uniformly. I'm really curious to see how it drives, and the few that I have talked to that were at the event have been blown away by the car. These are all Good Signs.
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:27 PM   #305
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The Subaru Emblem is Huge!:

(this could be a nice wallpaper)
and that's why i think the optional grille is inferior...
btw, no pic of the base impreza...?
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:37 PM   #306
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(this could be a nice wallpaper)
and that's why i think the optional grille is inferior...
btw, no pic of the base impreza...?
The dark gray car is a base Impreza:


Here's an Outback Sport:


BTW, if you want the full res shot of the red front for a wallpaper, pm me your email addy and I'll send it to you.
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Old 07-21-2007, 12:00 AM   #307
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Great job on those pics! Good find too!

I'm really liking the hatch. Glad to hear they were blown away!
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Old 07-21-2007, 02:26 AM   #308
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The dark gray car is a base Impreza:
Is that the same “Dark Gray Metallic” that the WRX will have?
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:07 AM   #309
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The dark gray car is a base Impreza:


Here's an Outback Sport:


BTW, if you want the full res shot of the red front for a wallpaper, pm me your email addy and I'll send it to you.
Outback Sport has a different grille. Note the chrome strip at the top, the narrower chrome side edges and the dip at the bottom center of the grille.

This appears to be the same grille, or very similar to that being used on the STI, but with a mesh pattern instead.

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Old 07-21-2007, 11:28 AM   #310
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Great pics. They really show how unique the WRX is, especially the grill. It is like no other car.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:35 AM   #311
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...don't appear to have a smoked background like those found on the WRX and 2.5i.

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Old 07-21-2007, 12:04 PM   #312
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thanks for the pics!
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Old 07-21-2007, 12:16 PM   #313
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...don't appear to have a smoked background like those found on the WRX and 2.5i.

Bob
very observant!
mmm... sti grille huh...
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Old 07-21-2007, 02:28 PM   #314
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Anybody else notice that all of them still had the keys in the doors? Shoulda went and tried one out
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Old 07-21-2007, 02:59 PM   #315
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That Outback sport is hideous.
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:23 PM   #316
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Outback Sport has a different grille. [...]
Don't forget the Megatron front 'lip'.
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Old 07-21-2007, 04:17 PM   #317
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Anybody else notice that all of them still had the keys in the doors? Shoulda went and tried one out
My coworker noticed this first and told me that I should try to take a joy ride. I figured such an attempt would have ended badly for me, I got permission to take photos and I wasn't going to press my luck. The guys that were actually at the event drove the cars, and they liked them - check the MAIC forum for the "I got to drive a 2008" thread. These will also be on dealer lots within the next few months.
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:24 PM   #318
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Yeah, a joy probably wouldn't have ended well. I just thought it was funny that all of them had the key in the door.
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Old 07-22-2007, 01:23 AM   #319
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More of the red one (has Subaru ever had a color like this before?):
Yes, its nearly identical to my San Remo Red.

PMing you about full size!
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:37 AM   #320
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It looks like a mix between a Chevy Impala and the new GTO.
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Old 07-22-2007, 01:06 PM   #321
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Nice work on the photos! The red looks a lot better than other reds I remember on Subarus.
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:03 PM   #322
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So I was driving by a local subaru shop and pulled in to take a couple of pictures. I parked my Mazda3 beside it for a little comparo - since these two are going to be fighting it out in market.

I couldn't do much about the shadow so the pictures aren't great but here they are. They had a grey 2.5i premium in the showroom - it looked good.

My girlfriend actually exclaimed "Wow Subaru made a car that looks good." That's a good sign, cause she's a fan of subarus but can't get over their ugliness - she also quite liked the profile of the Tribeca.
















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Old 07-22-2007, 08:20 PM   #323
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Hate to say it, but although very similar in overall design, I think the Mazda looks a bit better. I think the fender flares and the overall appearance of the mazda is much sportier than the impreza.
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:45 PM   #324
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The Mazda does look better I have seen the new Impreza in person and it looks like crap. I'm not a real fan of the Mazda but the shape of its hood make it look a little more aggressive. It makes me sick when a car company and car company copies another car companys body design this is just rediculous. I am more than a little mad at Subaru right now. I won't be buying another Subaru in the future if they keep this up. Subaru's styling may have been weird back in the day, but it was original at least. I liked the Bug eyed cars and I liked the 04 to 05 cars I could even tolerate the 06 to 07s. Seems as though Subaru is continuing to go downhill with their styling.
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:02 PM   #325
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It's amazing how such subtle differences make the Mazda look so much more modern.

It also just looks so much more balanced.


Thanks for doing that!
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