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Old 01-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #76
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Were you in the left turn lane on Steveson & No. 5 at 7:30AM this morning?

I was on No. 5 heading south, behind a few cars in the right lane.
I was on steveston hwy turning left onto the tunnel exit around that time... east of 5 road though, the exit just off the overpass.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:49 PM   #77
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4:15pm today, eastbound in Cassiar Tunnel.
I got spotted by a white Forester driver who is a member here.
Thanks for the compliments! And if you are reading it, no, i didn't have suspension modified. The car is all stock except for wheels, Rally Armor mudflaps and LED bulbs instead of halogen parking lights in the headlamps.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:52 PM   #78
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Spotted alcoolaid? On como lake turning left to Clarke Rd. waved at ur passenger? Lol
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:27 PM   #79
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11:30ish this morning, parked (sort of) beside a DGM 2008+ WRX outside the Michigan Noodle Shop. By the time I was done lunch there, it was gone.

About 4:30 this afternoon, heading north on 99, followed a silver Impreza wagon (I think it was a 2012+, couldn't tell for certain) sporting Stevens Creek Subaru rear plate ad sheet. Welcome (back?) to Vancouver, you might want to get that rear plate put in place sooner rather than later. Was going to wave as I passed by heading into the tunnel, but the traffic made it damn near impossible.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:10 PM   #80
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At the Terminal Pub right now! Nice wrx!!!
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:44 PM   #81
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Yup its a nightmare that thing. And filled with potholes this time of year. (and why is it always wet even in dry weather??)

Usually go through 7-8am and 3-6pm.
Yea the tunnel being wet really annoys me because it makes my windshield all messed up and I have to clean it off .
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:12 AM   #82
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Saw ricewagon on 104 east of King George this morning.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:39 AM   #83
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Yea the tunnel being wet really annoys me because it makes my windshield all messed up and I have to clean it off .
Pretty much, i dont even bother washing my car this time of year even in this nice weather because of that tunnel, one trip though and its all over.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:37 PM   #84
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Pretty much, i dont even bother washing my car this time of year even in this nice weather because of that tunnel, one trip though and its all over.
Agreed.

Also spotted a white sti today (wagon) in the parking lot beside bubble world on Capstan and No.3 road in Richmond and a blue sti (sedan) close to the same location but not parked (it was driving down Capstan toward No.3) Two Subbies spotted in one day doesn't happen very often for me haha
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:32 AM   #85
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Blue BRZ Limited sporting Washington plates spotted downtown originally heading westbound on West Georgia that turned left onto Bute (southbound) shortly after 7pm. I was a passenger in my fiancée's car right behind it, and didn't have the opportunity to wave to it (not that the driver would've seen it anyways).

Sadly, my fiancée's now having 2nd thoughts about how she used to like the look of the BRZ, now that she's seen the rear end of it up close. Her exact words were something along the lines of, "That's how it looks in the back? Yuck." Looks like I'm going to have a hard time convincing her of my considerations to purchase one.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:12 PM   #86
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Whos white STI hatch with tinted windows did I follow down River Rd and through the tunnel today at lunch?
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #87
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Blue BRZ Limited sporting Washington plates spotted downtown originally heading westbound on West Georgia that turned left onto Bute (southbound) shortly after 7pm. I was a passenger in my fiancée's car right behind it, and didn't have the opportunity to wave to it (not that the driver would've seen it anyways).

Sadly, my fiancée's now having 2nd thoughts about how she used to like the look of the BRZ, now that she's seen the rear end of it up close. Her exact words were something along the lines of, "That's how it looks in the back? Yuck." Looks like I'm going to have a hard time convincing her of my considerations to purchase one.
good~ good~ let the AWD flow through you~ Go get a WRX or STI~

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:21 PM   #88
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You crack me up, Ben... I do wish, though, that I'd learned how to drive stick when I was a teen. So many nice cars out there that are stickshift-only (or whose potential can only be tapped by a stickshift)...
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:16 PM   #89
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You crack me up, Ben... I do wish, though, that I'd learned how to drive stick when I was a teen. So many nice cars out there that are stickshift-only (or whose potential can only be tapped by a stickshift)...
Never too late.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:23 PM   #90
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You crack me up, Ben... I do wish, though, that I'd learned how to drive stick when I was a teen. So many nice cars out there that are stickshift-only (or whose potential can only be tapped by a stickshift)...
I've had a coworker who learned how to drive stick on the way to the dealership, and drove off with an MT wrx.

If you know the principle and have "some" driving experience it is possible to learn on the fly imho.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:57 PM   #91
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Yah I ha driven stick three times before I bought my wrx. Just basic knowledge of how it works and patience and you're good to go.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:43 PM   #92
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I tried learning on someone's car years ago when he and I were still friends - I think I might've killed his clutch.

One of these days, I'll learn to work the gears properly. One day.

Thanks for the encouragement, everyone!
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:03 AM   #93
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I tried learning on someone's car years ago when he and I were still friends - I think I might've killed his clutch.

One of these days, I'll learn to work the gears properly. One day.

Thanks for the encouragement, everyone!
Here's my short rant/story on driving stick.

I'm by no means a qualified "race" driver, but you'll have to take my word that most people say i'm pretty smooth, and if it's any kind of proof, my last car (DC5-T, before she was totalled) had 157,000 on the stock clutch with a decent amount of life left in it. This involved several "closed circuit" events and plenty of city/baggin' on the car. I even "re-learned" stick after not having driven it for 3-4 years on that same car and stalled it a number of times. That and my ex-fiancee had learned stick on that car (albeit at the expense of a type-R front lip)

It wasn't limited to that, in terms of adaptation, subaru and other makes are very different in feeling for small things like initial take off as well. I came from Honda world primarily, but have been in everything from beater civics that had NO shift gates (talk about a full circle you could do with the shifter) to EVO's with hyper twin clutches (never stalled so much in my life). No matter the example, I was able to get up and going within minutes and within at the most 15-20 driving smoothly. It's almost a life saver at times to be able to jump in any car and go, like swimming in case Richmond sinks :P

I was taught to drive in an FB RX-7 in 15 minutes, and although shakey at the start, have never stopped improving. I think most people drive till they feel is OK and never go on from there. It's evident as their daily driving looks awkward, or if they're smooth there-- then they will tend to stall when you take them out of their comfort zone (diff car, diff shoes even). i always hear from friends that driving in thick skater shoes or flip flops doesn't offer a lot of feedback and they can't rev match or even drive properly. My daily shoes are DC skaters and I have no problem to be in flipflops for summer.

If you're enough of an "ethusiast" to even be on these boards, then you should have enough to get the car moving and drive daily in no time. The rest is all up to personal determination and what your aspiration is. I did teach my brother in 3 hrs to drive his 6spd Si and he has no idea how cars work at all (nor ever knew manual existed outside of Maixmum Tune video games), but i'm confident that he's better than 70+% of my friends who hve learned through other means.

TL;DR - you will do well, as long as you try hard to continue improving

Sorry for any spelling/grammar, i'm half asleep and wrote all this on my phone
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:38 AM   #94
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THANK YOU FOR THE TL;DR ..; hahaha

jokes. just keep at it and you'll be smooth.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:42 PM   #95
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just keep at it and you'll be smooth.
I tried, but that's not what she said...
Oh, wait...

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Old 01-22-2013, 05:52 PM   #96
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Around 10:50 a.m, 06/07 WRB STI heading west in Poco by Costco.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:41 PM   #97
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Urban grey metallic wrx at UBC at 2:30pm today by the bus loop maybe an 06
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:07 PM   #98
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You crack me up, Ben... I do wish, though, that I'd learned how to drive stick when I was a teen. So many nice cars out there that are stickshift-only (or whose potential can only be tapped by a stickshift)...
Same situation as you, but I'm still satisfied with the CVT for now. The only annoyance I've had so far is the delay switching between reverse and drive.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:27 PM   #99
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Same situation as you, but I'm still satisfied with the CVT for now. The only annoyance I've had so far is the delay switching between reverse and drive.
That hasn't really bothered me all that much (yet). The one thing that has me scratching my head, though, is a sound that occurs the first time I hit 40 km/hr after starting the engine. The noise seems to come from the mid-rear of the vehicle.

I can only describe the sound as a cross between a "crunch" and a stack of newspapers hitting the ground. It only happens the first time I hit 40 km/hr on a drive, and not any other time when I'm driving (even when I accelerate from a stop sign / red light). It's almost like something is engaging (maybe the AWD system? or a pump of some sort?). Strange.

Anyways, enough of me drawing this off topic...
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:22 AM   #100
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1. yellow wrx sedan on Davie eastbound.

2. then had a quick chat with a blue wrx wagon on Davie at a stop light about my headlights.

3. then spotted yellow wrx wagon going westbound on Robson, I followed it all the way until it turned right onto Thurlow.

That's three bugeyes in 45 mins. I think that's some kind of record right?
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