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Old 05-23-2003, 06:43 AM   #1
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Old 05-23-2003, 06:58 AM   #2
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Nice pics ,that red could very well be my next car. Just waiting to see what the motor is ! Hey its early in Ont... do they not sleep in BC ???

Just tell me this one will come with HID's in Canada !
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Old 05-23-2003, 08:45 AM   #3
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Good comment in the web site there - the journalist noticed the body was shining very well, and asked if they polished the car for the photo shoot. Surabu said "well, did you notice? we have used much better paints, and upgraded the sheet metal to make the shell." That may resolve lots of paint problems we have today!
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Old 05-23-2003, 09:02 AM   #4
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Excellent. Thanks for the pics.
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Old 05-23-2003, 09:05 AM   #5
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Wow!


Can someone photoshop a wagon pic to give an idea of what the next Baja will look like?
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Old 05-23-2003, 10:30 AM   #6
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awesome indeed.

Now we need to find out what version is coming to the US and specs. 270-280hp will be very nice and possibly more reasonably priced. The STi version will rock. I hope it makes it to the US for 2005MY.

Perfect time to trade in my WRX

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Old 05-23-2003, 10:35 AM   #7
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The redesign is just incredible. It looks so much better than the rumored pictures. My biggest complaint is no option for green paint. I love my Timberline Green and have received so many compliments on that color.
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Old 05-23-2003, 10:39 AM   #8
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Is it only me, or does the "New" Legacy look like a bast*rd child of several different cars on the market?

Front end -> Mazda 6 & Honda Accord Euro-R
Front lights -> hybrid cross between the Acura 3.2TL and BMW
Rear end -> "Audi A4-ish" (the sedan's trunk lines)
Rear Lights -> "Honda Civic Coupe -ish"

Don't get me wrong, it looks nice, but it gives off lots of other styling cues.
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Old 05-23-2003, 10:48 AM   #9
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Is it only me, or does the "New" Legacy look like a bast*rd child of several different cars on the market?

Front end -> Mazda 6 & Honda Accord Euro-R
Front lights -> hybrid cross between the Acura 3.2TL and BMW
Rear end -> "Audi A4-ish" (the sedan's trunk lines)
Rear Lights -> "Honda Civic Coupe -ish"

Don't get me wrong, it looks nice, but it gives off lots of other styling cues.
It's a modern car. It will inevitably resemble other modern cars. I don't necessarily disagree with your observations, but comments like these are tiresome. First, the WRX looked like a Neon, then like an RSX, now the Legacy is some amalgamation of several cars.

Given some time, it will create it's own identity and you will immediately identify as a Legacy instead of searching for examples of what it resembles.
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Old 05-23-2003, 10:48 AM   #10
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Looks great!!! Perfect replacement for my wife's 99 OB. Hope she agrees.

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Old 05-23-2003, 10:58 AM   #11
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Layman - All the designers of cars made in the last 5 years must've been coming from the same design school

In anycase, it's nice, but definately not as unique as say the GC or the BD/BG.

I guess I'll have to pick up one of these after the 1st year bugs are worked out here! Unfortunately it doesn't look like it'll have a 6spd though

So for the mean time, looks like I'll keep my BD's & BE
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also, is it coming to america?
Yes. Look for it late this year I'm told. Also look for a bigger, badder engine for us who have to be patient.
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Layman - All the designers of cars made in the last 5 years must've been coming from the same design school
Haha. That may very well be true.
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Old 05-23-2003, 11:04 AM   #14
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what is this.....is this the new keys...or some cool new gadget

Ah! I just figured it out. It's a mouse styled after the right headlight of the new Legacy.
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I guess I'll have to pick up one of these after the 1st year bugs are worked out here! Unfortunately it doesn't look like it'll have a 6spd though
Quality manufacturers don't tend to have the 1st year bugs that plagued so many cars in the past, if you believe the statistics.

Also I've heard a rumor from a moderately well connected source that indicates we shouldn't discount the presence/possibility of a 6-spd yet.

From what I hear, we shouldn't read too much into the specific details of the JDM release. The car we get will have the same skin, but there will be some differences available under the skin!

However this is now 3rd hand rumor, so take it with a grain of salt.
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Old 05-23-2003, 11:39 AM   #17
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Yes....YES... YES!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-23-2003, 11:40 AM   #18
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Very very well done, Subaru. I'll take one in '06 when we payoff the Outback.
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Old 05-23-2003, 11:41 AM   #19
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Six-speed, shmix speed. I don't know that the car really needs one for driveability, especially if the gears are tall (think speed vs. acceleration) like the WRX's. I don't want a buzzy, high-maintenance six speed that necessitates a lot of rowing to stay in the sweet spot. I love how tall the WRX's gears are. Fourth, for example, seems to go on forever (or until the police catch up).

I can't see anything wrong with that car, except that it isn't in my driveway already.

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Old 05-23-2003, 11:45 AM   #20
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Aren't the gearing even taller than our WRX 5 speed?

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Okay, just saw the 4.44 final drive - I guess that'll help a bit.

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Old 05-23-2003, 11:48 AM   #21
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Holy Crap guys that car looks incredible, i can't decide on the wagon or sedan. Username thanks a ton and let the drooling begin. Later
You're kidding, right? Wagonwagonwagonwagon! Of course, everyone knows my predilection for wagons. My WRX is paid off, but I'm not going to grab one the first year, in case STi comes to the party with something really cool. Then again, I might not be able to restrain myself.

Any price speculation? I would guess upper $20s to around $30, just south of the STi. There's no way they're going to be able to sell that car for anything near the price of the current-spec GT, IMHO, unless some de-contenting goes on, which would be a bummer.

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Old 05-23-2003, 11:49 AM   #22
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[b]In anycase, it's nice, but definately not as unique as say the GC or the BD/BG.
And that's exactly why Subaru doesn't sell as many cars as Honda/Toyota. I see the "commonness" as the instrument that might allow prices to remain in check.

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Old 05-23-2003, 11:57 AM   #23
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My hopes and dreams have answered! Oh boy I can't wait to see what the 2.5GT the name lives on, will be able to do over here as well as a 2.5R model!
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Old 05-23-2003, 12:03 PM   #24
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Ok i have made up my mind on the Wagon for sure.....either the off white or dark blue. Man i can't wait......If the STi comes out than for sure i will have to get it. I also am gonna wait a while until everything is for sure about the STi. Thanks gtguy for helping me decide.
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I really love that metallic periwinkle color. Although the exterior is absolutely beautiful, it's the interior that's really blowing me away. The quality look to the materials, the fit and finish, and the features (electroluminiscent gauges, seat fold down in the rear, great McIntosh stereo system, etc.) all have me drooling for this car. Has anyone done the conversion to see how much larger the new Legacy is vs. the old one?
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Old 05-23-2003, 12:27 PM   #26
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Please let me afford one,

Repeat after me....

I will not sell my first born, I will not sell my first born,I will not sell my first born, I will not sell my first born,I will not sell my first born, I will not sell my first born,I will not sell my first born, I will not sell my first born,I will not sell my first born, I will not sell my first born,I will sell my first born, I will not sell my first born,I will not sell my first born, I will not sell my first born,I will not sell my first born, I will not sell my first born
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Old 05-23-2003, 12:31 PM   #27
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oooh my.. I feel faint from the sheer beauty of those wagons. The red one!? whew. waaaannnnt onnnneee

after being stuck driving my mom's legacy wagon in high school, I never EVER thought I could get this excited over the car. but, wow.
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Old 05-23-2003, 12:38 PM   #28
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Is it time for a Legacy Information Forum on Nasioc?
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Old 05-23-2003, 01:22 PM   #29
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It's gorgeous, and I will own one, period.


As an aside, the WRX didn't get anyhintg even close to this good of a reception when it was unveiled, and that says something. The interior is beautiful too
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Wow, are those the stock exhaust tips? They are huge compared to the photos....looks cool. Oh my this is getting better by the minute.
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