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Old 04-23-2008, 08:12 PM   #351
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Oh and I better not see sneak peak picts on car and driver of the new legacy wagon being tested with nothing but a shaving kit and two bodies on board. A wagon that can't haul crap won't be much use for those of us looking for a sporty SUV alternative.[/quote]

well, that's not how towing/hauling capacity is tested....
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:39 PM   #352
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Oh and I better not see sneak peak picts on car and driver of the new legacy wagon being tested with nothing but a shaving kit and two bodies on board. A wagon that can't haul crap won't be much use for those of us looking for a sporty SUV alternative.
well, that's not how towing/hauling capacity is tested....[/quote]

Good glad to hear it let me know when you need something to tow.
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We have 200+ boats all over the US I'm sure we can find an owner more than willing to help test a potential tow car with promising fuel consumption numbers.

2000lbs for the 2001 legacy is only 2000lbs in 80 degrees and below conditions and flat ground. However it tows 1000lbs just fine. Car handling is great, engine cooling is insuficient even for 4 adults - 4 mountain bikes and a trunk full of camping gear in normal Northern California summer temps. I love the car and want my next to be a Subaru but if it fails the tow my money goes some place else. If a Toyota Matrix rated at 1500lbs can haul my boat over the Grapevine at 45mph+ with lots of extra gear on board the Subaru should be capable of doing the same.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:59 PM   #353
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I am sure substantial percentage of LGT sedans is MT... I think it was 30% if not more for MY2005.

Paisan, please say honestly, is your source credible as to no plans for Legacy wagon for the next Legacy generation? (MY2010+)? Even none for Canada?

I located a mint 05 LGT Limited MT wagon I am about to buy to have a spare I'd possibly hold off the purchase if I could expect the the turbo manual wagon to return. 535xi wagon is the only alternative, but I hate to drop such a $$$ on a car.
Honestly unclemat, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the USDM will absolutely not be getting a wagon form of the Legacy. The source is very very good. I was hoping it wasn't true but they unfortunately confirmed it for me. Canada lost all it's Legacy turbos for 09 IIRC?

I didn't want a wagon when I was shopping for my LGT, but have come to really like it so it kills me to not be able to get a new one when the 2010s hit our shores as well.

535XI is nice but as you said just way way too much $ for a car, I agree.

So if you found a good one you like, I say go for it cause I have heard zero about any Legacy wagons coming back, let alone MT ones.

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Old 04-24-2008, 01:13 AM   #354
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After reading the current Guaranteed Trade-In Value Program thread, it seems some folks did not receive letters and/or are not able to look up their value on subaru.com. Any reason?

My example... I can look up my 06 Legacy (also got a letter in the mail w/the value), but not my 06 Outback 3.0R with 27k miles (got no letter in the mail for this one). Is there a reason this vehicle would be excluded?
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:52 PM   #355
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Another question. I noticed the same chipping issue on the 09 Foresters that the 08 Impreza are having. Is there going to be a fix for this as well, before it get to bad???. That instantly turned me off and my brother as well, since he is looking for something that size of a Forester..

SOA BLOG- You never answered my question!!!! Thanks.
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:11 PM   #356
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MT - I bet you they sell plenty now with fuel costs $4+ a gallon.
Milage is almost the same as AT, and they sold 15 MT Legacy 2.5i models last month.

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Old 04-24-2008, 02:14 PM   #357
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Side note, the MT will also be disappearing in the legacys quickly too. I heard that last month there were 15 2.5i MTs sold across all of SOA. With sales figures like that don't expect them to be pumping out MTs for the new legacies as readily.

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This is incorrect, currently the MT makes 18.9% of the SE Trim sales, for SOA.

For all GT Turbo's including Spec. B the MT makes up 49.8%
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:18 PM   #358
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Milage is almost the same as AT, and they sold 15 MT Legacy 2.5i models last month.

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Actually they sold 283 MT 2.5i SE's in March
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:55 PM   #359
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Hmm, Paisan, was it the same source?
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:12 PM   #360
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Actually they sold 283 MT 2.5i SE's in March
Different source unclemat, I am not sure if the person who told me about the 2.5i Legacy MTs was speaking of March or April (to date), just in talking they casually mentioned "I guess we'll be seeing the MTs disappear soon, since we sold a whopping 15 this month company-wide"

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Perhaps that 15 is the base 2.5i, rather than including SE and Limited.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:04 AM   #362
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After reading the current Guaranteed Trade-In Value Program thread, it seems some folks did not receive letters and/or are not able to look up their value on subaru.com. Any reason?

My example... I can look up my 06 Legacy (also got a letter in the mail w/the value), but not my 06 Outback 3.0R with 27k miles (got no letter in the mail for this one). Is there a reason this vehicle would be excluded?
I'll find out. Do you have the same owner details for both cars? Both new buys?
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Will SOA be bringing over the boost gauge that SOJ has?

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Old 04-26-2008, 12:25 PM   #364
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Just wanted to follow up on my question I asked a while back. Why were the '02-'03 Impreza seats changed?
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:41 PM   #365
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Not likely.

In my experience with SOA and bringing over accessories they are officially a "not for profit corporation" if they would actually allow us to order the stuff (don't even need to stock it, just make ordering available) they would make money which would mean they would lose that coveted "not for profit" status.


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For the record, I'm pretty sure I am putting Graham at Japanparts.com kids through college, all money that SOA could have made
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:49 PM   #366
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Not likely.

In my experience with SOA and bringing over accessories they are officially a "not for profit corporation" if they would actually allow us to order the stuff (don't even need to stock it, just make ordering available) they would make money which would mean they would lose that coveted "not for profit" status.


(some sarcasm injected with a metric **** ton of truth)

For the record, I'm pretty sure I am putting Graham at Japanparts.com kids through college, all money that SOA could have made
It's certainly annoying that these aren't a dealer installable option (they obviously are a match to the stock gauge cluster). Driving a turbo car without being able to monitor it is
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I'll find out. Do you have the same owner details for both cars? Both new buys?
Should be same owner details. The OB was purchased from the same dealer, but was previously titled.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:48 PM   #368
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+1 on SOLUTION and hondaslayer's question and comments.
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:05 PM   #369
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Not likely.

In my experience with SOA and bringing over accessories they are officially a "not for profit corporation" if they would actually allow us to order the stuff (don't even need to stock it, just make ordering available) they would make money which would mean they would lose that coveted "not for profit" status.

(some sarcasm injected with a metric **** ton of truth)

For the record, I'm pretty sure I am putting Graham at Japanparts.com kids through college, all money that SOA could have made
Unfortunately, if they don't stock it, you'll be running an on-demand inventory system that would be prohibitively more expensive than the alternative. So, they could offer you that guage for 220% of the price, but then people would be up in arms about how expensive it is.

I *hope* that SOA has looked into bringing stuff like this over to North America and found out that it would be too expensive to do. On the other hand, if they haven't (or assumed that there was not enough interest), then it's their dollar to lose...

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Unfortunately, if they don't stock it, you'll be running an on-demand inventory system that would be prohibitively more expensive than the alternative. So, they could offer you that guage for 220% of the price, but then people would be up in arms about how expensive it is.

I *hope* that SOA has looked into bringing stuff like this over to North America and found out that it would be too expensive to do. On the other hand, if they haven't (or assumed that there was not enough interest), then it's their dollar to lose...

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Not exactly,

They already have the system in place, however the system has one fatal flaw, you have to agree to purchase the part without knowing the final price.

Nissan and Toyota offer purchasing of worldwide parts (any part) they offer catalogues (for sale too btw) with every part your heart desires. Simply call up a Nissan dealer with the part #, pay your balance and wait 30-90 days and you get your part (sans warranty).

The system is in place SOA Blog (it is outlined in the P&P manual) make the teeny tiny change and wait for the money to come in. Going one step further you can track what the popular JDM parts are and start to stock those in lieu of parts that do not sell very well.....

Minimal investment in resources on your part with no negatives.

Win/Win

Edit: If you do fix this little issue, let me know ASAP as I am running low on oil change supplies (GrpN STI oil filters and STI Sports oil) I have enough for two more changes and I will be doing one next week which means I'll be ready to order more stuff soon.
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I believe SPT will offer a similar gauge, however it will be in PSI.

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I believe SPT will offer a similar gauge, however it will be in PSI.

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Can you confirm?
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:32 AM   #373
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Future unannounced product = no comment.

How many times must he say this?
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Future unannounced product = no comment.

How many times must he say this?
accessories are different...I'm checking into it. :-)
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:16 PM   #375
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SOA Blog: Can you please confirm or deny whether this is official advice from Subaru?

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1505298

If so, shouldn't a letter be sent to affected owners?
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