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Old 04-18-2013, 06:57 PM   #2976
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I'm sure a wagon or hatch variant will be available. But I think Subaru is pushing the WRX/STi as sedan only.

It's not like Subaru don't have hatches. The XV and impreza. I think a turbo XV is in talks. I believe the WRX will be the sedan and the turbo XV as the utility variant.

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I'm a fish and he's a dog......

Little birdy= one of my sources.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:55 AM   #2977
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No source....more like what a lot of ppl have been wishing and hoping.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:47 AM   #2978
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I'm sure a wagon or hatch variant will be available. But I think Subaru is pushing the WRX/STi as sedan only.

It's not like Subaru don't have hatches. The XV and impreza. I think a turbo XV is in talks. I believe the WRX will be the sedan and the turbo XV as the utility variant.
But the XV looks like doodoo
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:20 AM   #2979
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But the XV looks like doodoo
You are the minority. Reviews and sales deem otherwise.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:04 AM   #2980
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But the XV looks and drives like doodoo
Fixed.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:45 AM   #2981
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:12 AM   #2982
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Subiesport, this is the stupidest thing you have ever done. A WRX with snow tires? Snow tires?

really?

What did this prove exactly?
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:25 PM   #2983
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^^I second this^^
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:36 PM   #2984
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Subiesport, this is the stupidest thing you have ever done. A WRX with snow tires? Snow tires?

really?

What did this prove exactly?
....I like snow tires

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Old 04-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #2985
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Before I watched the video: In my experience, half-decent snow tires provide more lateral grip than the RE92s the WRX was delivered on.


After watching the video: There's no way that WRX had 400hp. Launching a WRX on snow tires is extremely easy.. you just let-er rip and spin the tires (now worries about the clutch).. something was seriously wrong with that car.. probably had a burnt-up viscous center LSD and was just spinning a front wheel on launch (sounded like it, at least). "[...]and because it's a Subaru it stays going straight." (video shows him cranking the wheel 90deg)

The XV is slow.. particularly with the CVT... no badly set up internet video will change that.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:13 PM   #2986
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something was seriously wrong with that car...
it was tuned by COBB
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:59 PM   #2987
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My buddy ran a 12.6 / 1.6 60ft in his Stg 2 '05 STi @ 6,200ft up here on snow tires - only way he could even get into the 12's was with snow rubber up here. Mucho grippage in certain situations.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:29 AM   #2988
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The XV tested to be very capable
"somewhere under 200 with this motor, but good torque"

somewhere under 200 being 148, and good torque being 145 ft/lbs...yeah that story checks out.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:33 AM   #2989
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"somewhere under 200 with this motor, but good torque"

somewhere under 200 being 148, and good torque being 145 ft/lbs...yeah that story checks out.
Yeah, try one at altitude. Good grief man. Just plain bad. And we digress.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:49 PM   #2990
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Yeah, try one at altitude. Good grief man. Just plain bad. And we digress.
Yeah, it's impossible to maintain 65mph going up that 10% hill. Shocking.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:05 PM   #2991
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You'd be surprised in CO....also....we hae these things called mountains. 10%....lulz.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:35 PM   #2992
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I bought one of my Justys in Aurora and drove around Denver, Boulder, Golden area for a few days before driving back. 71hp at altitude was no problem. I would think twice that wouldn't be either...
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:40 PM   #2993
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You'd be surprised in CO....also....we hae these things called mountains. 10%....lulz.
Yeah, I know, I wasn't really serious. But, people buying the XV fully know what they are getting into and they don't appear to be bothered. So why should we?
Then again we digress.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:21 PM   #2994
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I bought one of my Justys in Aurora and drove around Denver, Boulder, Golden area for a few days before driving back. 71hp at altitude was no problem. I would think twice that wouldn't be either...
Is this a serious post?
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:51 PM   #2995
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Is this a serious post?

Absofreakinlutely.

I see sooo many posts about how higher elevations "kill" horsepower. I am sure it does to an extent. I have driven about 5 different cars up there. A couple weren't Subaru's. A Lancer was the first. One was that Justy. Another was my first STi I drove from the Mid-south up to the summit of Pikes Peak. I didn't feel any discernible difference to be complaining about a car with 148hp(though I felt a discernible difference in MY HP). I get to drive Crosstreks (when we have them) and think there is plenty of power for THAT car. It is not trying to be a WRX(unlike what Subiesport.tv is trying to make people believe).
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:03 PM   #2996
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Absofreakinlutely.

I see sooo many posts about how higher elevations "kill" horsepower. I am sure it does to an extent. I have driven about 5 different cars up there. A couple weren't Subaru's. A Lancer was the first. One was that Justy. Another was my first STi I drove from the Mid-south up to the summit of Pikes Peak. I didn't feel any discernible difference to be complaining about a car with 148hp(though I felt a discernible difference in MY HP). I get to drive Crosstreks (when we have them) and think there is plenty of power for THAT car. It is not trying to be a WRX(unlike what Subiesport.tv is trying to make people believe).

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:23 PM   #2997
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^This. There is a noticeable difference between here and NE, a trip I make often. My Mazda actually shut down between Texas and CO because it needed a ECU restart due to elevation. If you don't notice a HP/TQU change then you're lying to yourself. I live in Colorado Springs and have driven up Pikes Peak...my car did not perform the same. To say you didn't feel a difference from the South (I went to FSU and made the same trip) to the top of Pikes Peak means you have no clue what your car is doing at any given point.

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:52 PM   #2998
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^This. There is a noticeable difference between here and NE, a trip I make often. My Mazda actually shut down between Texas and CO because it needed a ECU restart due to elevation. If you don't notice a HP/TQU change then you're lying to yourself. I live in Colorado Springs and have driven up Pikes Peak...my car did not perform the same. To say you didn't feel a difference from the South (I went to FSU and made the same trip) to the top of Pikes Peak means you have no clue what your car is doing at any given point.

I said there was no discernible difference; but, the road at the higher elevation of Pikes Peak was a washboard due to a hard rain the week before. I probably couldn't feel a difference there while I was worried about my teeth being jarred out. As for driving at just a mile high; no, not enough to complain about.

These post I am talking about make it sound like someone is going to die in a Crosstrek if they try and drive it in rush hour, and if they are at elevation; well, just might as well get out and walk since it would be completely useless. Get real.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:52 AM   #2999
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Remember, if you're driving at elevation, so is everyone else around you.
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Ah yes. The Elevation Battle emerges in another thread and escalates! Heat rises, and someone in here is full of hot air...
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