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Old 09-24-2013, 10:44 AM   #101
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General makes an *alright* tire. Better than BF Goodrich, worse than Continental, Michelin, Bridgestone, etc.

General would be the last of the tires I'd consider. I'd have to be pretty desperate to not buy a Michelin or conti
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #102
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its gonna be amazing
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:53 AM   #103
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General makes an *alright* tire. Better than BF Goodrich, worse than Continental, Michelin, Bridgestone, etc.

General would be the last of the tires I'd consider. I'd have to be pretty desperate to not buy a Michelin or conti
Youre saying bfg at's arent good? Okay, but theyre pretty well proven to be good at's.
BTW Continental AG has owned General since around 1987.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:54 PM   #104
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I ran generals on a truck for some time, fantastic tire. I liked it a little better than the bfg's I ran before but still liked those. I never used conti, but ran Michelins on my dually. They were good for hwy, but nothing like the generals for all-terrain use. I'd maybe agree with you on some tires, but not across the board. When I get an XV, I'm going directly to generals with new wheels.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #105
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Im pretty happy with the stock yoko's for daily use, but will be looking into tires and a lift in a year or so.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:16 PM   #106
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Im pretty happy with the stock yoko's for daily use, but will be looking into tires and a lift in a year or so.
Wait, the XV isn't high enough for you?
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:32 PM   #107
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Lol ummm...
Well, I'm going to wait a while, but I want to do the Primitive Racing lift on it and some slightly larger tires.
I may fund it by selling my roof rails.
I will admit that the lifted car look has grown on me a lot, but I'm not itching to lift it just yet.
I want to see some others do it and hear about how well it works. But I'm thinking another inch and a half or so and the entry/exit will be even more comfortable.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:34 PM   #108
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General makes an *alright* tire. Better than BF Goodrich, worse than Continental, Michelin, Bridgestone, etc. General would be the last of the tires I'd consider. I'd have to be pretty desperate to not buy a Michelin or conti
Lol... Generals all season tire out performed continentals.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:37 PM   #109
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Youre saying bfg at's arent good? Okay, but theyre pretty well proven to be good at's.
BTW Continental AG has owned General since around 1987.
VW owns Lamborghini. Are you saying that just because a company owns another the products are the same?

BF Goodrich does not make a good tire for 99% of regular car drivers. They work fine on trucks that are towing trailers and stuff but otherwise you don't want a BF tire.

Continental isn't the best either, but it's better than general.

+/- for each tire model but:
Michelin is better than Continental is better than Bridgestone is better than Goodyear is better than Dunlop is better than Yoko and the rest are mostly jokes.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:48 PM   #110
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VW owns Lamborghini. Are you saying that just because a company owns another the products are the same?

BF Goodrich does not make a good tire for 99% of regular car drivers. They work fine on trucks that are towing trailers and stuff but otherwise you don't want a BF tire.

Continental isn't the best either, but it's better than general.

+/- for each tire model but:
Michelin is better than Continental is better than Bridgestone is better than Goodyear is better than Dunlop is better than Yoko and the rest are mostly jokes.
I has bfg traction t/a's that were great tires
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:51 PM   #111
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BFG AT's are awesome tires. They're a staple of the offroad world.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:00 AM   #112
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VW owns Lamborghini. Are you saying that just because a company owns another the products are the same?

BF Goodrich does not make a good tire for 99% of regular car drivers. They work fine on trucks that are towing trailers and stuff but otherwise you don't want a BF tire.

Continental isn't the best either, but it's better than general.

+/- for each tire model but:
Michelin is better than Continental is better than Bridgestone is better than Goodyear is better than Dunlop is better than Yoko and the rest are mostly jokes.

One of the most overused, yet situationally appropriate memes
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:51 PM   #113
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some actual news for a change..
Subaru web site has the new XV hybrid on their front page with a pre-order form now!

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Old 10-01-2013, 09:38 PM   #114
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enough with the non impreza xv chatter!

some actual news for a change..
Subaru web site has the new XV hybrid on their front page with a pre-order form now!
That's weird, I was just on Subaru's website a few hours ago and they didn't have that up. I assume they don't have prices posted yet?
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:54 PM   #115
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XV hybrid to start @ $25,995. Touring model goes to $29,295 + destination.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:19 AM   #116
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XV hybrid to start @ $25,995. Touring model goes to $29,295 + destination.
I can buy a lot of gas for that premium price
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:24 AM   #117
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just fyi

http://www.cars101.com/ has 2014 information now including XV hybrid and changes to 14 impreza
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:48 AM   #118
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FTL:

new Limited models now have standard back-up camera

new Aha audio integration is included with Navigation. Works with iPhone and Android phones
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:21 AM   #119
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new Limited models now have standard back-up camera
This is for the impreza right? I thought the Back-up cam was already standard for the limited XV.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:44 AM   #120
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I can buy a lot of gas for that premium price
That's $4k above base model. Does the base hybrid have additional trim?

I don't know, that's like 2 years worth of gas, assuming the hybrid uses no gas at all, which it wont.

It's 300 lbs heavier, the electric motor is tiny, it uses NiMH (really?) batteries. Meh.

Fuel economy "The car maker projects an EPA fuel economy rating of 31 mpg combined (28 mpg city, 34 mpg highway)." Are these numbers right? Is that even an improvement? +3 city, +1 highway. That's like maybe $150 a year in gas.

tl;dr It's not worth the premium in gas. Not this system at least.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/savemoney.shtml
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:22 PM   #121
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Yeah, the premium for the hybrid is definitely not worth it unless you can't live without the turn signal mirrors, keyless start or plasma green paint.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:57 PM   #122
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:22 PM   #123
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Awesome pics bro!
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:02 PM   #124
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That looks like a blast!!
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:33 AM   #125
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Looks like a good time! Btw, what are you running over in that 4th pic? Also, did you disable TC / VSC?
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