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Old 05-07-2009, 03:34 PM   #1951
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And neither makes you more informed.
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:35 PM   #1952
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How about the 2010 Tribeca?
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:01 PM   #1953
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How about the 2010 Tribeca?
no, not yet.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:58 AM   #1954
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SOA Blog, any chance of turning to NASIOC members the next time you decide to make an accessory pamphlet? Seriously, the new "JDM mad tyte" chrome grille for the WRX is hideous. Would there be a chance for SOA to post up some potential accessories with approximate MSRP so we can help guide you to the proper path?
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:39 PM   #1955
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dear MR. BLOG

how many more miles to the gallon do we get with front wheel drive as opposed to all wheel drive in a legacy?

somebody must have done a study at subaru.

any info?
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:47 PM   #1956
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dear MR. BLOG

how many more miles to the gallon do we get with front wheel drive as opposed to all wheel drive in a legacy?

somebody must have done a study at subaru.

any info?
My guess is between 2-3mpg.
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:54 PM   #1957
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What about if it were RWD instead of FWD? Any difference?
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:44 PM   #1958
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how many more miles to the gallon do we get with front wheel drive as opposed to all wheel drive in a legacy?

somebody must have done a study at subaru.

any info?
Hi - we have... but not for discussion.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:46 PM   #1959
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Considering Subies get better or equal mpg compared with many of their FWD competitors anyway, I don't think it's really worth pursuing. Subaru's done an excellent job in this area, IMHO.

*twiddles thumbs* *waits for direct injection to boost MPG further* *waits even longer for G4e* *hopes G4e or plug-in Stella gets here by the time electric Focus comes to market (2011?)*
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:23 PM   #1960
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dear MR. BLOG

how many more miles to the gallon do we get with front wheel drive as opposed to all wheel drive in a legacy?

somebody must have done a study at subaru.

any info?
Should be easy enough to look up the numbers for the FWD and AWD Impreza models (both Europe and Japan, right?)
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:22 PM   #1961
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Should be easy enough to look up the numbers for the FWD and AWD Impreza models (both Europe and Japan, right?)
I don't think FWD is out in Europe yet (I know it was rumored... was that ever confirmed for production?).

Here's JDM Impreza 2.0i AT:
FWD = 14.4 km/liter
AWD = 14.0 km/liter

The difference looked to be greater in the smaller 1.5 engine, which would work harder to compensate for the extra weight. The 2.5 we get in the States would probably be even less of a difference between FWD and AWD, but just for the sake of having a number to work with, let's use the JDM 2.0i from above. That's somewhere around 3%. So I could take a ballpark guess and say, all else being equal, a Legacy averaging 27 MPG combined city/highway would see an increase under 1 MPG if it were FWD.

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Old 05-09-2009, 08:44 AM   #1962
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I don't think FWD is out in Europe yet (I know it was rumored... was that ever confirmed for production?).

Here's JDM Impreza 2.0i AT:
FWD = 14.4 km/liter
AWD = 14.0 km/liter

The difference looked to be greater in the smaller 1.5 engine, which would work harder to compensate for the extra weight. The 2.5 we get in the States would probably be even less of a difference between FWD and AWD, but just for the sake of having a number to work with, let's use the JDM 2.0i from above. That's somewhere around 3%. So I could take a ballpark guess and say, all else being equal, a Legacy averaging 27 MPG combined city/highway would see an increase under 1 MPG if it were FWD.
We 'can' say it's not a huge amount...
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:02 PM   #1963
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even people at priuschat.com notice the lack of signal mirrors on the 2010 prius...and complain.


http://priuschat.com/forums/2010-toy...al-mirors.html

http://priuschat.com/forums/2010-toy...l-mirrors.html
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:45 PM   #1964
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or ..."Prius doesn't have folding mirrors either"
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:36 PM   #1965
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I'm guessing this has already been asked, sorry if it has...

I realise SOA Blog can't give us any details about the 2010 updates to the Impreza, Tribeca, Forrester, etc, but is there any chance we can find out *when* some info will be released? Even a ballpark vague answer like "summer" would help (as long as it's early summer lol). I'm ready to trade up my 06 *now* and am waiting to find out if the 2010 sti is getting any updates before I give any serious consideration to the Evo...
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:43 PM   #1966
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2009 STI has only been on the lots for a few months, I wouldn't expect to see 2010 STIs on the lots till ... October at the earliest
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:14 PM   #1967
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I realise that...and if the 2010 has improvements that are worth waiting for I'll wait But if it's going to be essentially the same as the 2009 model I'm thinking about taking advantage of the economy and getting a good deal now...
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The pricing/option packages have already been released for the 2010 Forester:
http://media.subaru.com/index.php?s=43&item=77

The 2009 STi has been out for much longer than a few months. I remember seeing them at the dealership last year in November - might have been there even earlier than that.
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:54 PM   #1969
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SOA Blog,

Any updates on the availability of the new iPod adapter that will be compatible with the newer iPhones that was mentioned in the last Drive?
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:16 PM   #1970
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The Prius is one of the ugliest cars ever made! i think they could find a lot more to complain about over there!
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:38 PM   #1971
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^^^^^^

Looked at what's in your driveway, lately?
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:55 PM   #1972
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Hey now, be nice to us pig-nosed Tribeca owners. We like to be distinctive (AKA ugly).
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:20 PM   #1973
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SOA Blog, when might we know if, or if not, Subaru will bring the 2.0D Impreza to the US in 2010?
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:44 AM   #1974
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SOA Blog....

Any update on an SPT Intake for the 2009 WRX ???
I never got an answer on this.

Anything yet ???
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some time in 2010 (they don't comment on future product)
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