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Old 09-24-2011, 01:35 PM   #2401
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This happened when I was picking up some lunch last week. Conversation between the cashier and me.

Me: I'd like a number 4.
Cashier: Whoa dude is that a Subaru?
Me: Yea.
Cashier: $6.46. Dude man is it an STI?
Me: No. (hands over money)
Cashier: damn man you should put an STI in that. That thing will FLY then.
Me: well actually....nevermind. (gets food and leaves)

I was about to say: well I have a WRX and its still pretty quick. With the gearing we have about the same 0-60 times as an STI. However it really depends on the driver.

Then I caught myself. Eject from convo complete.

Also, at the same restaurant I had a guy tell me that I didn't need a hood scoop because I only had 4-cylinders. (This coming from a guy who supposedly owns a legacy, with a planned STI swap.) I need to stop getting food here.
Or take a hammer to your head..
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:47 PM   #2402
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I get this more and more with different people.

My PASSENGER, who's been in the car for a decently long drive to wherever, asks, "You drive a stick shift?"
Response: "Nope."
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:47 PM   #2403
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My girlfriend pulled that one one me ^^^^

after about 6 months of owning my car too. which she rode in almost every day.

"is this a standard"
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:08 PM   #2404
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I don't know where else to put this, but this was just astonishingly stupid.

Just had a local Subaru dealership tell me that the FB engine series will need its head gaskets replaced every 50 to 60k miles just like the EJ series is supposed to. He said this as I was looking at an '11 Forester with the new FB series engine.

He said that head gaskets are normal wear and tear and the new engine design doesn't do anything to change the fact that the head gaskets are normal maintenance. WTF. Both sales guys said this. He also said this happens with Toyota, Nissan or any other 4 cylinder engine that need their head gaskets replaced all the time.

I double checked to make sure he wasn't talking about the timing belt or something, and he wasn't, he was talking about the head gaskets.


I think I'll shop elsewhere.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:09 PM   #2405
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It's sad how most of the world doesn't even remember the standard transmission.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:12 PM   #2406
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I don't know where else to put this, but this was just astonishingly stupid.

Just had a local Subaru dealership tell me that the FB engine series will need its head gaskets replaced every 50 to 60k miles just like the EJ series is supposed to. He said this as I was looking at an '11 Forester with the new FB series engine.

He said that head gaskets are normal wear and tear and the new engine design doesn't do anything to change the fact that the head gaskets are normal maintenance. WTF. Both sales guys said this. He also said this happens with Toyota, Nissan or any other 4 cylinder engine that need their head gaskets replaced all the time.

I double checked to make sure he wasn't talking about the timing belt or something, and he wasn't, he was talking about the head gaskets.

I think I'll shop elsewhere.
Wow that's pretty bad... I mean it doesn't even sound like a wear and tear part on a car...it's a gasket!!!
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:20 PM   #2407
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Wow that's pretty bad... I mean it doesn't even sound like a wear and tear part on a car...it's a gasket!!!
He said, and I quote "It's just material" whatever that's supposed to mean.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:26 PM   #2408
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Why would a salesman even mention something like that when he's trying to sell a product?
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:48 PM   #2409
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I was just thinking of this ,,, is it only me or some people are so stupid they always ask me if my engine is blown .... subaru engines sound pretty weird to others...
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:54 PM   #2410
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Why would a salesman even mention something like that when he's trying to sell a product?
I really have no idea. I thought this was especially funny considering that Subaru designed the new FB engine to reduce cost of ownership of the vehicle. Guess I'll be driving a few hundred miles to buy a Subaru from somebody who knows what they are talking about.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:19 PM   #2411
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My girlfriend pulled that one one me ^^^^

after about 6 months of owning my car too. which she rode in almost every day.

"is this a standard"
I'd be impressed at the fact that she said 'standard.' For some reason, when anyone says 'stick shift,' it annoys me.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:40 PM   #2412
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Talking to one of my friends ghetto friend
Him: That car fast?
Me: Its not so bad..
Him: I'll race you!
Me: Congratulations, what car you got?
Him: That impala out der.
Me: You really think you can beat me in a stock impala??
Him: Boy! You must not know! That thing got 26's I'll whoop you any day!
Me: Ok you got me lighting McQueen

Come on, you really think a car with 26 inch rims can go anywhere? Your lucky if you manage to pull a u-turn -.-
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:10 PM   #2413
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Lol. That's great.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:33 PM   #2414
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So today I'm helping a friend put a new radiator in his accord. I'm at auto zone trying to buy the new one.

Clerk: is it the 2.2 or 2.7?

Me: 2.2

Clerk: is it vtek?

Me: no, I don't think so

Clerk: Oh you would know if it was vtek, it would be super crazy fast. I rode in a vtek prelude that did 160.

Me: cool story, I'd still take my STi over a vtek prelude.

Clerk: you drive that supercharged STi wxr(not a typo what he said) out there? Awesome I bet that thing will go 200 no problem.

Me: ya it's turbo not...

Clerk: ya supercharged that thing is sweet

Me: well, thanks for the radiator

I love auto zone.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:21 PM   #2415
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its also v-tec


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Old 09-24-2011, 11:06 PM   #2416
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Not really funny, but I'm always getting comments about the windows of my SVX. People are always confused when I tell them it's a Subaru. I think they just expect all Subarus to be wagons...
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:37 PM   #2417
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I got this today:
Girl: are you pressing the brake every time you shift?
Me: no that's the clutch lol. If I pressed the brake to the floor every time I shifted you would know
Her: oh I thought that thing your foot is on now is the clutch
Me: nope. That's the dead pedal haha
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:06 AM   #2418
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she's like omfg there's 4 pedals?!?! hahaha
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:07 AM   #2419
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This didnt happen to me, but the auto zone post reminded me of it.

my buddy: I need a part for my car
workerkay what car is it
buddy: 93 impreza L
worker: okay so whats that, a chevy?
buddy:*walks out of store*
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:08 AM   #2420
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I'd be impressed at the fact that she said 'standard.' For some reason, when anyone says 'stick shift,' it annoys me.
same here, except i get annoyed by "standard" the new standard transmission is auto, i drive a car with a manual transmission, not standard, not stick.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:24 AM   #2421
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Not a funny story but I thought it was interesting. I pulled into a parking spot at school back on Thursday and next to me a black 370z pulls up. As I get out of the car he starts talking to me

Him: hey this is yours? Is a wrx?
Me (not sure where this was headed): um no. It has no turbo but I still enjoy the car
Him: o thats cool. I really want a wrx. I want to trade my 370 in it's an 08 I'm already bored of it though. And I'm sick of taking the bus to school during the winter.
Me also laughing: yeah that's why I love the car. AWD is great. Did you take a look at evos?
Him: yeah I did, my dad wants me to get an evo but Mitsubishis are crap.

Anyway we talked a bit more and he wanted an 07 wrx I told him to look on forums and such since you'll always find one for sale. I asked him about his car. He tracks it both auto-x and drag racing. He admitted to be a horrible shifter so his drag times aren't great but he usually takes best in class for auto-x. It was also featured in Import Racing (I think) magazine. I really enjoyed the conversation we had. We talked about cars in general even the riced civic that parked next to me

Sorry huge post.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:29 AM   #2422
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huge post? far from it and there are still intelligent people out there, however rare they may be...
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:56 AM   #2423
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I really love talking about cars. I always try going to car meets with different cars instead of just Subarus so I can learn more. At one of my old jobs I had a coworker who I'm still friends with, he drives an 04 mustang GT. Me and him always talked cars. He does drag racing with it also. He also hates imports with a passion but oddly he likes Subarus. He told me they aren't known for being ricey and they're AWD not FWD that's why he likes them. I remember I told him one day that Subarus outside of North America come with FWD his jaw dropped from disbelief
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:33 AM   #2424
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:01 AM   #2425
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same here, except i get annoyed by "standard" the new standard transmission is auto, i drive a car with a manual transmission, not standard, not stick.
I never say standard. I say five speed or manual. But it's good she knows what standard means.
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