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Old 02-11-2002, 01:13 AM   #1
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Default Just Saying hi to the 2.5 RS community

Just saying hi to the Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS community! I recently bought a '02 Impreza 2.5 RS! SO far (one day), I'm satisfied w/ the performance of the car! Cuz that's the BEAUTY of SUBARU ALL WHEEL DRIVE!! w00t!

Here's the low down:
'02 Impreza 2.5 RS
4 speed Automatic {BAH, I know.. , Parent's wouldn't allow manual}
Blue Ridge Pearl

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Tweeter Kit
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Fog Lamps

So yeah, my car is still pretty basic, but I'm hoping that I can mod it up w/ the help of you guys out there. Once again, just saying wazzup and proud to be an Impreza 2.5 RS owner
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Old 02-11-2002, 02:44 AM   #2
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4 speed Automatic {BAH, I know.. , Parent's wouldn't allow manual}


for the love of christ why?!?!

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So yeah, my car is still pretty basic, but I'm hoping that I can mod it up w/ the help of you guys out there. Once again, just saying wazzup and proud to be an Impreza 2.5 RS owner
first mod go to the dealership and trade it in for a 5 speed
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Old 02-11-2002, 03:22 AM   #3
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Howdy to you and congrat on your new RS
Yeah I know your situation (about the parent issue), and luckily my dad WANTED me to get a manual, since he said I need to learn how to drive manual plus it's better in gas mileage.

Anyway, I don't think a stock RS is VERY basic; it sure has more options already compared to many other cars, right?

And I guess that any of your future mods will be done *w/o* the consence of your parents?

Have fun w/your RS!

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Old 02-11-2002, 04:45 AM   #4
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when it comes to cars, and girls, dont let the parents decide a damn thing...
Trust me
otherwise congrats on ur new ride!
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Old 02-11-2002, 02:48 PM   #5
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Howdy to you and congrat on your new RS
Yeah I know your situation (about the parent issue), and luckily my dad WANTED me to get a manual, since he said I need to learn how to drive manual plus it's better in gas mileage.
see now that makes sense......but to not want your kid to drive manual is just.......i dont know what it is.
everyones parents that ive ever met, would of been thrilled if there kid was even interested in learning to driving stick.
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Old 02-11-2002, 04:39 PM   #6
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Yah, when i got my first car, my parents wouldn't let me get an auto, they said in a 5-speed YOU drive the car, in an auto, the car drives itself.
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Old 02-11-2002, 05:54 PM   #7
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Yah, when i got my first car, my parents wouldn't let me get an auto, they said in a 5-speed YOU drive the car, in an auto, the car drives itself.
im 100% on this one.

when/if I ever have children that will be my rule of thumb .

-justin
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Old 02-11-2002, 06:15 PM   #8
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Yeah, I bought my car not to long ago (acutally 2 months ago) and I had the same issue with the automatic with my parents. Don't worry, its still good in auto. But I wish I had a manual.
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Old 02-11-2002, 06:59 PM   #9
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The only reason I can think of is that his parents can't drive stick, and they want to sneak his car out.

My father wanted me to learn stick, since he usually drives nothing but.... but really, I asked on my own. I wanted to learn, since I had the same bug. The same "gotta have a manual" disease.

Please, do tell us why on Earth your parents would ask such an odd thing of you. A manual costs less to maintain (unless you are so bad that you blow clutches once a week), allows the car to perform better, and offers better fuel mileage.

EDIT: Besides, so few kids can drive manuals, that if you had a stick, the chances of some fool buddy of yours taking your car and ruining it is drastically reduced. Seriously.

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Old 02-11-2002, 07:22 PM   #10
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Default My Parents aren't like yours apparently.

Let me just say that my mom's a stereotypical asian driver. When she test drove the car, she couldn't even keep a steady speed. She accelerated on and off. Felt like one of those bronco rides. *buck buck*
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Old 02-11-2002, 07:33 PM   #11
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My parents had the same idea about automatics and manuals.

The reason was that in the case of an emergency, my mom wouldn't be able to use my car. How could I argue my point about manuals when they were putting up the cash, taking out the loan, etc? Turns out that it is nice to have a manual when you can't drive. Not too many people out there know a standard, much less can handle/are good with one.

As for the whole purist/detachment bit... an automatic detaches you from driving no more than cruise control.
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Old 02-11-2002, 11:27 PM   #12
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As for the whole purist/detachment bit... an automatic detaches you from driving no more than cruise control.
I completely agree. I've played around w/ manual transmission on a 240 D Mercedes Benz (literally A friggin TANK, this sucker is older than me by 10 years or so), and there is definitely that feeling of control. I just wish I could try out manual on a newer car like the WRX.
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Old 02-12-2002, 12:31 AM   #13
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hmm... it seems to me that Shock forgot to mention that his mom isnt letting him drive the rs2.5..

In fact he gets to a drive VW Bug... and its not one of hte cool old ones its the girly new ones..

So have fun crusing in the Beetle
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Old 02-12-2002, 12:35 AM   #14
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Bah! Not yet, but soon enough. Just needs a little Asian Persuasion. LoL.
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Old 02-12-2002, 12:46 AM   #15
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maybe u should learn how to drive first without having to leave the blinker on for 5 minutes to change lanes.... then u can drive fast int he RS..

ok im givin u hard time.. not like i know how to drive anyways
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Old 02-12-2002, 08:04 PM   #16
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now all u need is a decent hood
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Old 02-12-2002, 09:18 PM   #17
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Hmm.. My parents "let" me get a manual, but I was buying my first new car at 27, and have been out of the house for years..

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Probably just jealous
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Old 02-12-2002, 09:41 PM   #18
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now all u need is a decent hood
Hahah that's a tight animation! What's the point of changing the hood like that though if the 2.5 RS doesn't have ne turbo charger?

<(Yes I definitely am a sc00bie n00bie)>
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Old 02-13-2002, 12:43 AM   #19
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I think he meants the carbon fiber hood... to ummm lessen the weight and make the car look cooler
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Old 02-13-2002, 01:33 AM   #20
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yea one of my first mods if I had a GDA would be a hood with a hood scoop because its all about the hood scoop =).
& yea, the hood I was talking up there ^ is carbon fiber.. ur car will be like 50 lbs lighter not to mention your car will look better then a WRX after that. Since the REx has a SCOOP and U DONT!! =O
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Old 02-13-2002, 05:11 AM   #21
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Nice choice on the RS.
I feel you on the automatic, I almost had to get one. I got the asian mom too. But I got my way(the stick!).
Anyway, have fun.
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