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Old 04-16-2007, 11:15 PM   #1
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Default My Shiny New Wagon



I had to ditch the stock exhaust and put some new wheels on before I showed it off. There's still a few things I need to do to it though. I do have a bit of a gameplan for it based on what I was going to do to my old wagon before it got wrecked. What do you all think?
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:30 PM   #2
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ohhh very nice!
I rarely see red nowadays.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:35 PM   #3
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sweet!
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:54 PM   #4
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:06 AM   #5
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Hey Stephen, glad to see you got a replacement vehicle. I too, had a similar unfortunate incident with my car. However, I was the one who had the lapse in judgement and caused the accident. The damage result was the same - front-end damage, with the engine timing getting fubar'd. The result - again, the car was written off. My airbags didn't pop either.

Got a question for you - were you able to open the doors of your old OBS after the incident? The passenger compartment of my RS was in tact. Other than the front-end and engine damage to my car, my doors opened-and-closed as if there was no damage to the car! Kudos to the Subaru engineers for designing safe cars.

As for my replacement car, I haven't grapped one yet. I've been eyeing a Subaru station wagon myself...

LaterZ!
Darren!!
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:31 AM   #6
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Y'know, that driver's door don't line up so good....
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:34 AM   #7
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Nice lookin' car
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:53 AM   #8
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The doors opened no problem, so yeah, my Subie was built well and protected me well. I hope my old Subie is in a better place now

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Hey Stephen, glad to see you got a replacement vehicle. I too, had a similar unfortunate incident with my car. However, I was the one who had the lapse in judgement and caused the accident. The damage result was the same - front-end damage, with the engine timing getting fubar'd. The result - again, the car was written off. My airbags didn't pop either.

Got a question for you - were you able to open the doors of your old OBS after the incident? The passenger compartment of my RS was in tact. Other than the front-end and engine damage to my car, my doors opened-and-closed as if there was no damage to the car! Kudos to the Subaru engineers for designing safe cars.

As for my replacement car, I haven't grapped one yet. I've been eyeing a Subaru station wagon myself...

LaterZ!
Darren!!
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:53 AM   #9
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Y'know, that driver's door don't line up so good....
Sorry. I left the door open.
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:17 AM   #10
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mmmmm red I like it!!!
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:38 AM   #11
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Keep it up ~
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:59 AM   #12
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The boxer motor really has its pros and cons. One of the big cons I find being that in a front end collision the timing belt snaps or something causing the heads on the motor to go south. This is of course due to the orientation of the motor itself. There seem to be quite a few stories of this happening. I guess it's the price you pay for a unique car.
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:11 AM   #13
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I wanted a red wagon but non of the dealers had any in stock... The new red is really nice too. Great wagon
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:58 AM   #14
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I wanted a red wagon but non of the dealers had any in stock... The new red is really nice too. Great wagon
I have not seen another Red Wagon. Am I the only one?
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:30 AM   #15
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I have not seen another Red Wagon. Am I the only one?
I've seen one regularly picking someone up at the Coquitlam West Coast Express station for the last year or so. Yours looks good!
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:38 AM   #16
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The boxer motor really has its pros and cons. One of the big cons I find being that in a front end collision the timing belt snaps or something causing the heads on the motor to go south. This is of course due to the orientation of the motor itself. There seem to be quite a few stories of this happening. I guess it's the price you pay for a unique car.
ya this is an issue and they did have it solved back in the days of non interferance motors... but they were replaced with motors that actually generate power... it's a trade off...

and have the motor oriented they way it is does make it safer... in a front end collision the motor is less likely to twist and stop the car from crumbling at the engine... also note in HUGE crashes the motor will end up under the car instead of in the driver's and passenger's lap... back in the day like my 79 brat where the spare tire was under the hood it was actually considered a safety feature as it forced the motor down under the car versus up into the poor driver's legs... that's assuming the spare was secured down properly... which mine was... sometimes...

anywho... really nice wagon!!! i got to see it today in person! nice meeting you stephen and always great seeing ken...

those wheels look sick... i want your old ones...
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:48 AM   #17
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nice!!!!!
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:07 PM   #18
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Thanks guys. I should hopefully have my spoiler and the Rally Armour Mudflaps installed in a couple weeks.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:00 PM   #19
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Nice car! Needs better pics! MOAR!
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:33 PM   #20
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I have not seen another Red Wagon. Am I the only one?
Here is mine
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:33 PM   #21
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I'm pretty sure he meant locally.
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:21 AM   #22
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Red is a nice color for the car actually, I haven't even seen a red sedan other than the one in automatic at Richmond Subaru. Good choice.
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:39 AM   #23
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Red is nice, and seems to go fast...even when you're not. I think I'll need a radar detector too
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:45 AM   #24
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Nice one...from a fellow '04 wrx wagon owner. Enjoy the room...enjoy the performance. About the performance lemme share a story...

Man, lastnight some young punk in a red crx almost t-boned me. There's a lotta crap said about awd awd awd----I thought overrated. But man I changed my mind yesterday!

When the red crx sped into me, I swerved like a videogame--lightning speed--into the oncoming lane and then right back into my lane. No time to honk.

Yeah the bulky weight of the wagon was noticeable but hardly no traction loss. Whew, dude, I was breathing heavy after that...the punk ass was within millimetres of smashing into my passenger side.

Sorry about this little vent; got off topic. Just wanted to say nice car man!
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:58 AM   #25
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What's with Civic Drivers?

My parents are Civic drivers, but it looks like this week, they may become Subaru drivers. After hearing your story, I know that the Subaru will keep my parents safe, like mine did
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