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Old 01-24-2002, 05:11 PM   #1
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Talking 2003 Legacy ... could this be it ?

found this .. check it out .. hmmmmm ? :-) What do you all think ?http://motioncars.com/autobuzz/artic...gacywagon.html
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Old 01-24-2002, 05:27 PM   #2
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Cool, a Lexus IS300 Wagon...
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Old 01-24-2002, 05:27 PM   #3
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Ummmm....I don't think so....That may be a "renering" of what they are planning, and it doesn't look that bad, but I doubt it will make it to us in 2003. Could be wrong though, but with Japan getting a "facelifted" Legacy this year and the UK in september (according to their site), I would say we will probably just get the facelifted version.

Just my pennies.
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Old 01-24-2002, 05:36 PM   #4
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YUK it looks like one of those damn focuses
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Old 01-24-2002, 05:39 PM   #5
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Spoke the article:
When it comes to the sport wagons, nothing comes close to the Subaru Legacy wagon.
AGREED!

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In the 2003 model year, the Legacy is expected to have a new shell after the current model bows out after a seven-year stint.
Um, No. The 2000 BE/BH shell is the "new" shell. 7-year? Are they on crack? We will get a new shell in 2005... BC/BF = 1990-1994 BD/BG = 1995-1999

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From what is available at the moment, the Legacy will not follow the Impreza's rounded edges. Instead, designers have gone for the more angular look giving the Legacy a sporty appearance and aggressive stance.
Um, look at a BE/BH... we LEAD the Impreza's rounded edges. Who edits this?

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Engine duties will fall on Subaru's EZ-unit 3.0-liter flat-6. The Legacy is expected to receive flat-4 engines based on the EZ-flat-6. Whatever the case, the Legacy is expected to share the same engine at least with the Subaru Forester coming out in the 2002 model year.
Ok... well, that seems to be the trend, put the 220HP EZ in all of the Legacies... but last time I checked, they could not put a manual on the EZ, which leads us to...

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The top-of-the-line will receive a 6-speed manual as standard.
Ok, well, this is something I EXPECT. My next car will have a 6-speed manual. If it's not a Subie, that will suck, but I have to draw the line. It is the current trend, and it is the best way to take advantage of modern motor's powerbands.


Here is my BIG GRAIN OF SALT: :monkey:

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Old 01-24-2002, 05:48 PM   #6
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I HATE those damn headlights!!! Why do all the car companies feel the need to go to that ugly tear drop design. Ford and Honda have drove that look into the ground. I hope Subaru will not follow that trend. They have done such a good job making their own trail why be a follower now?
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Old 01-24-2002, 08:42 PM   #7
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That pic appeared ages ago in a magazine here...

With apologies to those who know it already, the current shape BH was released in 98 in Japan, and is likely to be replaced in the later half of 2003.

Rumours of many different things are floating about, but 6 speed manuals and 5 speed autos has been about for a while. As has the rumours of new engines and engine/tranny combos from the EZ series.

All of thsoe would be nice.
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Old 01-24-2002, 11:41 PM   #8
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That pic appeared ages ago in a magazine here...
With apologies to those who know it already, the current shape BH was released in 98 in Japan, and is likely to be replaced in the later half of 2003.
Just to clarify so I my post does not sound stupid: I realize the "2003" date (likely MY2004, Aug 2003) in the article translates to MY2005 (August 2004) here... but what I don't understand is the whole "7-year old shell" comment which DOES NOT fit in with their timeline... <sigh>

I'd like to see more power in the motor... and that artist's renditon looks WAY too much like that powder blue concept from the early 90s...


FLEET-X:

(compare the lines of this with the BH, Outback, and a bit of the WRX)

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Old 01-25-2002, 10:17 AM   #9
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That concept has got to be the ugliest I've ever seen...what a waste of time....

In any event....the hope of a 6 spd manual is finally in the talks.

I still say..."Bring the B4!!!"
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Old 01-26-2002, 02:24 AM   #10
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Question New Sooby?

I sure as hell hope that a Subaru employee reads some of these Ezboards to get some feedback as to customer needs/complaints.

The thing I would most like to see? "THE BLOODY ROAD"
those "frogs eye" headlights and those on the MY00 are piss poor excuses for headlights.

The lenses are polycarbonate like material, so there goes upgrading bulbs to 80/100W, the wiring and fittings will not support an upgrade with the plastic bits melting, the reflectors then turn yellow or reduce the amount of light being reflected and ........................ I could waffle on but I won't.

I fail to see why a NEW car owner should have to fork out more money upgrading the headlights just to be able to see the bloody road ahead at night.

This is the "bitch" I really have at the moment with my MY00 RX Liberty (Legacy GT).
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Old 01-26-2002, 08:14 AM   #11
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Your right about the Subaru headlight thing, they SUCK. Thats why I got the E-spec morretes. When you buy a new car the first thing you want to do is not upgrade your lighting(rewire harness,new bulbs,etc) it should already be there. I have a 97 GT so I always wondered if they were improved in newer models. From the posts on I-club the answer is NO. I also hate the new design of most headlights. The oval, tear shape is just plain ugly and usless. To get off topic a little, my wife's Honda CRV has increadible STOCK output. She has a 97, before they went with the total tear shape. That is just one area that Subaru forgot about, but boy have they done a good job almost everywhere else.
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Old 01-26-2002, 05:15 PM   #12
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Thumbs down Geeze...

eeeew!!!! Looking at what DeeDub posted, That looks like the Mazda, you know, the one they tried to make it look like a RS... or so they thought...

Geeze. Personally, I think the older style Legacies look better... REMEMBER!!!! MY OPINION.

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