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Old 04-19-2001, 09:04 PM   #1
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Post I.m moving to the area of Burlington VT, I need advise

Hi all.

First off

1) I've never been to a car heat.

2) I'm moving to Burlington

3) How good is burlington subaru for service.

4) I will be picking my WRX up this week and I'd Like to keep it. So I`m thinking of ditching my WRX badge from my car and applying a RS badge. thoughts?

5) Anyone live near Essex Junction?

Thanks all

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Old 04-20-2001, 03:02 AM   #2
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Are you picking up the silver one with the spoiler? I'm getting the yellow, but was going to call and ask if the silver owner had cancelled!!!

I've only used them for the O2 sensor recall, although my g/f gets her oil changed there Good luck with the move!

Ed (I live in Essex)

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Old 04-20-2001, 03:04 AM   #3
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I can't help you with the Burlington stuff, but Why in the world would you take the WRX badges off your car? Besides being strange, the WRX has hood scoops and other body accents that the RS does not have. It will be obvious that it is a WRX no matter what badge it is, just have to look inside the window.
If your worried, invest in a quality alarm.

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Old 04-20-2001, 04:23 AM   #4
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I live in shelburne and bought the first wrx burlingon sub had to offer. I know the service manager real well, but it don't know how good they are. when i ordered mine back in february there wasn;t one guy there who really new anything about them. I will probably try to do all my service myself except for warranty or computer issues, but I am hopeful that there service department comes up to speed on the wrx technically. they are very good on the regular subes from what i have been told.
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Old 04-20-2001, 07:07 AM   #5
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Burlington Subaru is OK to deal with. The service department tries but they are only middle of the road when it comes to knowledge. That being said they are better than Twin City in Montpelier. They are really your only option for dealers within a reasonable driving distance of Burlington.

I don't understand the badge thing either, can you explain?

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Old 04-20-2001, 08:01 AM   #6
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yes I can explain. There a lot of pwople out there who would love to make there RS look like a WRX. I want to look like one of them people. Not only will it get up other peoples nose when they dare see who can pull from the lights quicker but it also will keep the younger not so wiser car theif wana be`s at bay.

I`m planning on having a 3 phase imobilizer fitted to my car and also a tracker if I can find a cheap enough deal.

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Old 04-20-2001, 08:06 AM   #7
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Wheels,

Unfortunately, if I was a car thief, I'd know exactly how to check if your parked car was a WRX and not a RS. I'd just look for the intercooler through the opening in your hood scoop...

That's a significant enough difference that your average teenage punk will be able to tell, unfortunately.

So while I think the RS badge will surprise a few people at stoplights, it won't keep your car any safer. The fact that you are planning to run non-stock wheels simply sets it apart even further. Even the MY2002 RS models don't get the MY98-01 2.5RS wheels, if I recall correctly.

The immobilizer does sound like a good investment though. I'd go for that.

Moving to Burlington, VT is also a great way to decrease the chances of getting your car stolen, LOL. I've never been there in my life and probably wouldn't just randomly drive through there looking for cars to steal either.

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Old 04-20-2001, 08:37 AM   #8
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well when and if you do go there don`t blink you might miss it all.

the only road of intrest to me was a road about 6 miles long and all it had is dealerships and fast food. All the way down.

As for the turbo intercoler. I was thinking of buying some heat resistant paint and painting the fins black. and put a mesh vent inside. I`ve only eva had one car stolen my who life. Which was my fault. I left it running and ran across some grass to a windows and some drink jumped in and drove off. they stole everything that was loose.
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Old 04-20-2001, 01:37 PM   #9
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Welcome to the area. My WRX came from Twin City. They knew a bit about the car and I ordered mine last Nov. I have 1700 on it and just had a great week (vacation) going from here in Northfield to Middlebury and back over the hills. Third gear is great for the notch hops. Burlington in a great place to live. You do have to get out of town to enjoy!
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Old 04-20-2001, 02:00 PM   #10
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To Efoo's point ... my very stock looking MY99RS was parked at a University during an Engineering contest. It did not take long befor a small crowd of students assembled around the car pointing out the various non-stock features.
I/C, Oil cooler, Exhaust ... at that point they were looking under the car for suspension, sway bars, and other hidden bits.
Granted these were just courious folks but don't think a few badges will fool many people

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Old 04-20-2001, 03:30 PM   #11
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I'd definately get the alarm, and be careful where you park it at night. Cars parked on the street are usually done so by feel, so expect bumper scratches if you're right in town. And drunk college students have been known to $%@^ with cars parked on the street too. The local Burlington kids are not the most respected citizens either...I'm positive they broke into my Explorer and stole the stereo, boxes and 200 CDs.

It's a great social town though and there are a bunch of sweet roads to drive nearby... Spear St down by Mt Philo, Hinesburg area, RT 100 between Sugarbush and Killington, all around Camel's Hump. Walk or take cabs late night coming home from bars.

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Old 04-21-2001, 06:36 AM   #12
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Welcome to Sube-Land. I have lived in the Burlington area most of my life and I have NEVER had a single thing done to a car. This is a very safe area and if you are thinking about the Essex area, it is even safer. Not to mention the fact that you can't throw a rock around here without hitting a Subaru. You will pretty much blend into the crowd. Be sure to check out the Vermont Sports Car Club web site at www.sccv.org. There are a few Imprezas that run including my 25B.

I live in Boston during the week now and feel like I need an armed guard next to my car (Audi A6) all the time.
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