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Old 01-17-2012, 12:56 AM   #2951
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I'm beginning to wonder if SOA has abandoned the SOA Blog account. It's been well over a month:

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Old 01-17-2012, 01:13 AM   #2952
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There are month plus gaps in their posting history. We're obviously not a priority, but it's nice to get what information we do get. I predict that they will be back as time allows.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #2953
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:13 PM   #2954
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Wow..I was coming in here to ask if the Subaru XV is going to be at the Chicago Auto show but if they don't visit then I guess I'm wasting time typing.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:28 PM   #2955
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Wow..I was coming in here to ask if the Subaru XV is going to be at the Chicago Auto show but if they don't visit then I guess I'm wasting time typing.
You just did anyways didn't you?
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:56 AM   #2956
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Wow..I was coming in here to ask if the Subaru XV is going to be at the Chicago Auto show but if they don't visit then I guess I'm wasting time typing.
I was going to respond to this post, but then I realized I would just be wasting my time.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:26 AM   #2957
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SOA_Blog,

Has SOA mulled over using the BRZ for track schools or perhaps offering a manufacturer backed high performance driving school? From everything I read about the car, seems like this would be a great starter vehicle for anyone looking to get into the sport.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:54 AM   #2958
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You just did anyways didn't you?
Hello all - the XV Crosstrek will not be in Chicago - it'll debut in New York. Reports from clinics suggest that it's getting great response. Hope that helps. :-)
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:59 AM   #2959
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Will the BRZ be in Chicago at least? When is it going on sale (It feels like a spring day today)?
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:11 AM   #2960
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:28 AM   #2961
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Hello all - the XV Crosstrek will not be in Chicago - it'll debut in New York. Reports from clinics suggest that it's getting great response. Hope that helps. :-)
Excellent to hear from you, SOA Blog. We've missed you.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:55 AM   #2962
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Hello all - the XV Crosstrek will not be in Chicago - it'll debut in New York. Reports from clinics suggest that it's getting great response. Hope that helps. :-)
You know what would get a great response? The diesel!


I would buy one in a heartbeat.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:26 PM   #2963
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You know what would get a great response? The diesel!


I would buy one in a heartbeat.
True dat!

SOA Blog, when can we expect XV Crosstrek trims and prices? Can you confirm/deny roof rails?
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:17 PM   #2964
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True dat!

SOA Blog, when can we expect XV Crosstrek trims and prices? Can you confirm/deny roof rails?
SOA_Blog confirmed above it will be unveiled at the NY Auto Show (in April). History shows that SOA will not divulge any official information whatsoever on pricing or content or anything else until it is unveiled.

Thanks, SOA_Blog, for throwing us the bone to at least confirm that is the official unveiling! I may even come in from Philly to see it....
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:33 PM   #2965
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SOA_Blog confirmed above it will be unveiled at the NY Auto Show (in April). History shows that SOA will not divulge any official information whatsoever on pricing or content or anything else until it is unveiled.

Thanks, SOA_Blog, for throwing us the bone to at least confirm that is the official unveiling! I may even come in from Philly to see it....
He officially confirmed the US name as well. Oops, SOA Blog?

I do hope that it comes out in the older release windows on June/July like almost all non-2012 Imprezas have. My 2006 Tribeca is starting to shows its age and is in the shop far too often these days...
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:39 PM   #2966
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HB_Dad is a permanent fixture in this thread!
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:05 PM   #2967
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:34 AM   #2968
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Will the BRZ be in Chicago at least? When is it going on sale (It feels like a spring day today)?
The Washington DC show has one BRZ on display, but it is cordoned off.

Historically speaking, the DC auto show is lame when it comes to product announcements and prototype displays, so if we had a BRZ my hunch is that Chicago will get it to see it too unless there is a logistical problem preventing the car from being shown there.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:43 AM   #2969
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The Washington DC show has one BRZ on display, but it is cordoned off.

Historically speaking, the DC auto show is lame when it comes to product announcements and prototype displays, so if we had a BRZ my hunch is that Chicago will get it to see it too unless there is a logistical problem preventing the car from being shown there.
See SOA Blog's post #2958 above.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:45 AM   #2970
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Hello all - the XV Crosstrek will not be in Chicago - it'll debut in New York. Reports from clinics suggest that it's getting great response. Hope that helps. :-)
Hey SOA Blog, I personally would like to urge dumping the "XV" from the name to make it just "Crosstrek" or you are basically repeating the "B9 Tribeca" naming clunkiness debacle.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:34 PM   #2971
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He officially confirmed the US name as well. Oops, SOA Blog?

I do hope that it comes out in the older release windows on June/July like almost all non-2012 Imprezas have. My 2006 Tribeca is starting to shows its age and is in the shop far too often these days...
It's been confirmed that it's going to be called Crosstek in the US since November.

And I would just like to say ....F$^#! Does everything have to be in New York and California? Come on! You guys suck.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:49 PM   #2972
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Does everything have to be in New York and California? Come on! You guys suck.
Don't hate us because we're beautiful!
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:58 PM   #2973
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SOA Blog,

There is a rumor that there will only be 1200 BRZs in the US total for the first year. Just give us a yes or no please.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:00 AM   #2974
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Happy Valentine's Day, Subaru. I love you.

Oh, and my wife loves you, too.

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Old 02-15-2012, 01:17 PM   #2975
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SOA blog,

Mostly because it's hard to follow the very long Impreza 12' thread, here is a summary of what some owners are facing.
This is for the benefit of SOA blog and for future customers.

Problems that should be fixed:
* Passenger's seat sensor, which controls airbag deployment. Some speculation that certain electronics, such as an iPad, may disable it, but even on it's own.
* Excess water in the doors, after the car has been in the rain. Too much water get in and some complained also about draining.
* Excess moisture in the headlights.
* Cranking sometimes takes 5~7 seconds before the car starts. Some folks had their batteries replaced, not sure if it solved the problem.
* Visibly crooked/unaligned assembly / parts: visor, cargo cover, near key hole.

Other concerns:
* Many folks don't seem to get the 27MPG city and 36MPG (with CVT) seem unattainable, even for folks trying to hyper-mile. Many people get 28MPG, but their driving mixture should probably get them more. Some folks got as low as low 20's.
It could be this is because of winter fuel mixture + break-in period.
* Shifting from R to D requires ~2 sec waiting for the CVT transmission or else you'd get a lurch.
* Radio sound quality is poor, even on >= Premium models, though people seem to be happy with USB/Bluetooth sound.
* People are unhappy with engine turning off after remote start + opening the door.

SOA blog, what steps are you going to take to get these issue be resolved for current and future owners?
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