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Old 05-07-2001, 05:50 AM   #1
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Post Neophobia

Neophobia - Fear that your WRX will be mistaken for a neon.

When I saw the WRX my first thought was...'hmmm neon headlights' ... I just recently took a drive from St. Louis back up to Michigan and MY GOD, I never knew how many neons are on the damn road!!!

I think I'll get a plate that says NOTNEON

either that...or make it look more like a neon and just have people think they just got beatin by one...LOL SUCKERS!!!

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Old 05-07-2001, 06:58 AM   #2
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I'll second this. Since I've been looking at purchasing an 02 WRX I've been keeping an eye out for them on the road. Usually when I think I see one it turns out to be a Neon!

I see the lights then check for the fogs or scoop and notice they're missing. That's when I know. Maybe eyelids can fix this...
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Old 05-07-2001, 07:33 AM   #3
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I saw a neon with fog lights!!! ARGH!

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Old 05-07-2001, 07:48 AM   #4
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I don't know what's wrong with people's eyes but...The Impreza dosen't look anything like a Neon!

The Neon has little beady suspicious looking eyes. The Impreza has big beautiful eyes.
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Old 05-07-2001, 08:01 AM   #5
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Before you own it, every Neon you see will piss you off. Once you do, nothing else matters

On the other side of the coin, so far I've only had one person ask me if my car was a "Kia" at the gas station so far. I pointing out Subaru, Turbo, AWD to the misguided fellow(who's wife really liked the look of the car, so it's wasn't all bad).

I felt a little better immediatly after when someone who knows about and recognized the car asked my opinion and said he was interested in getting one.

Even though I visit the gas station about twice as often as I did before, I enjoy it a little more when someone ask about the car in a good way

-Oops

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Old 05-07-2001, 08:30 PM   #6
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the back looks like an ECHO ....sometimes The headlights do have the shape of the Neon, IMHO, but that is where it stops... I like the visible cluster of lights, but I still like the look of my RS. sorry
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Old 05-07-2001, 08:39 PM   #7
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The world over has scratched their heads at the look of the new Impreza, while some people hate it, some people like Neons. I think the "eyelids" do wonders for it.

I hate the fact that out of the corner of your eye the back end of a colt looks like my MY2K RS...

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Old 05-08-2001, 01:25 PM   #8
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The lights don't look like Neon lights at all at night. The Neon's lights appear round, while the new Impreza lights only light up like 2/3 of the circle. (The part at the top with the turn signal isn't lit)

I'll get my co-worker to bring his digicam to work tomorrow night and I'll post a pic of the WRX's lights at night.
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Old 05-08-2001, 05:39 PM   #9
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There is no way a New Age Impreza can be mistaken for a Neon in real life. In pictures, maybe. But not in reality.

(My $0.02 )

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Old 05-08-2001, 05:49 PM   #10
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Hey! I see the difference! The Neon says, "I can't see, need my glasses!"

The Subie says, "Here's lookin' at you, kid!"
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Old 05-08-2001, 11:49 PM   #11
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Neon =

WRX =


With the lights on during the night, I mistook a IS300 for a WRX! Weird...

But I definatly see Porsche, not Neon
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Old 05-09-2001, 12:40 AM   #12
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I wonder how long this "new age" body style will last. I hope not too long. I guess I'll just have to keep mine.
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