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Old 03-28-2013, 10:56 AM   #51
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in other news...new WRX concept is dropping today. I hope its not shat

Although I think I'm growing up in the world...I'd take an A3/S3 over a suby
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:10 AM   #52
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what about the CLA45? Though I think that would compete against an RS model rather than the S.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:17 AM   #53
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I don't trust that much HP coming out of a 4 cyl
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:20 AM   #54
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I trust the power (lot subbies running around Stage II with 350 hp or more). I don't trust the power deliverance.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:25 AM   #55
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FWD until somehow the car decides you need all wheels ? yeah i'm good.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:27 AM   #56
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Yes stupid. As is the styling.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:28 AM   #57
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5 cylinder 20v audi engine is my new love interest. I'll never leave subies, but I'll gladly expand my axis to include ze germans.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:37 AM   #58
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in other news...new WRX concept is dropping today. I hope its not shat

Although I think I'm growing up in the world...I'd take an A3/S3 over a suby
what?! auto only, and its very very bland. It is a jetta, that is it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:38 AM   #59
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in other news...new WRX concept is dropping today. I hope its not shat
I am super excited for this. But also for the XV hybrid they are announcing.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:38 AM   #60
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in other news...new WRX concept is dropping today. I hope its not shat

Although I think I'm growing up in the world...I'd take an A3/S3 over a suby
Love the styling, hate that it won't be offered with 3 pedals. I love me a dual clutch transmission, but I still want to row the gears.

You're also a daddy now, you definitely have grown up.

In my parking lot at work, I have the most sticker'd up, colorful and "unique" looking vehicle (by unique I mean lightbar, seasonal wheels/tires, different color trunk, all the things that no one else does). I sometimes think to myself..."people probably think it ridiculous, how my car looks." And for a glimmering fraction of a second I consider getting rid of all that, cleaning it up, and being normal. And then I decide, no. No way. There is a grown-up in here somewhere. But screw him.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:47 AM   #61
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In my parking lot at work, I have the most sticker'd up, colorful and "unique" looking vehicle (by unique I mean lightbar, seasonal wheels/tires, different color trunk, all the things that no one else does). I sometimes think to myself..."people probably think it ridiculous, how my car looks." And for a glimmering fraction of a second I consider getting rid of all that, cleaning it up, and being normal. And then I decide, no. No way. There is a grown-up in here somewhere. But screw him.
That's how I feel 90% of the time. I have stickers everywhere, obnoxiously colored wheels (bright orange or white depending on season), a giant basket on top, pretty low, pretty loud. It was called the "douchebaggiest car in the world" by some random girl walking by it a couple months ago. And it's only going to get worse because I have wider wheels and moar camber on the way.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:48 AM   #62
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There's nothing wrong with having a performance vehicle that doesn't rattle and is actually comfortable on the commute.

I mean, Garland figured that out early.

People love getting into a spaceship coupe. I would never let my Mother sit in my car, and every girl i've had always complains about how uncomfortable my car is. While all I care about is hearing my turbo whistle while it spools...i find myself wanting a bit of comfort too which is something you'll never really achieve in a subaru performance platform
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:52 AM   #63
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I still miss my subbies though! Another one will eventually come when the wife gets a new car.

I have scrapped my OEM exhaust mod effort for those of you looking into welders for me. I am going to install test pipes for track purposes obviously and if I did this with the exhaust mod, it would sound raspy and bad. Thank you for the help though.

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Old 03-28-2013, 12:12 PM   #64
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I like pulling into the daycare parking lot and watching all the older preschool kids stare If I wasn't approaching it with a "cool dad" attitude it would be the perfect pedo van. Boys on bmx bikes love it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:21 PM   #65
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^^Haha! Your WRX would double as a pedo van? What?

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That's how I feel 90% of the time. I have stickers everywhere, obnoxiously colored wheels (bright orange or white depending on season), a giant basket on top, pretty low, pretty loud. It was called the "douchebaggiest car in the world" by some random girl walking by it a couple months ago. And it's only going to get worse because I have wider wheels and moar camber on the way.
Haha! I am glad I'm not the only one! That's hilarious a girl said that. Meh. Whatevs.

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There's nothing wrong with having a performance vehicle that doesn't rattle and is actually comfortable on the commute.

I mean, Garland figured that out early.

People love getting into a spaceship coupe. I would never let my Mother sit in my car, and every girl i've had always complains about how uncomfortable my car is. While all I care about is hearing my turbo whistle while it spools...i find myself wanting a bit of comfort too which is something you'll never really achieve in a subaru performance platform
I agree 100%. And I will get there some day.

I drove my parents from Rockford to Chicago in my car. No complaints, but I know secretly my mom hated it. She hates my car. Has always told me, "Your car is not a toy." Damnit, yes it is.

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I still miss my subbies though! Another one will eventually come when the wife gets a new car.

I have scrapped my OEM exhaust mod effort for those of you looking into welders for me. I am going to install test pipes for track purposes obviously and if I did this with the exhaust mod, it would sound raspy and bad. Thank you for the help though.
GOOD.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #66
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I've grown up with the crowd that says "a car is meant to get to point A to B" and my argument was always "Yeah, but I want to get from A to B FAST" and now i'm at "I want to get from point A to B FAST, comfortable, and when I show up to B, i want girls' panties to drop"
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #67
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My mom used the A to B argument when I was in high school until I offered to switch her cars since it wasn't a big deal to her. Then she just fell back to the "because I said so" argument.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:38 PM   #68
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:43 PM   #69
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:44 PM   #70
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****ing delicious. But...did you say no manual? SERIOUSLY?!
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:47 PM   #71
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No manual for the A3/S3.


This is flocking gorgeously muscular and hawt. The most muscular Impreza since the 22b. Did I read right though, it's not longer an "Impreza", as they are splitting the WRX/STi from the Impreza line?

No matter. Still an Impreza to me.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:05 PM   #72
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WRX and STI are going to be their own brands now from what i've heard.

That car looks mean as fack1 I'd take one in black right now. (never owned a black car yet)

But as its a design, pretty much everything i like about this concept won't make it into production. I mean hide-away door handles ?! I wish. Headlights and taillights are obviously too terribly small to be put on a production vehicle.

However as enthusiasts, we care about numbers and details. None of which was given. *meh*

BUT supposedly the WRX will now be a 300hp of the assembly line vehicle ... which lends hope for an STi in the 350 range. This won't be your daddy's WRX.

^^^ I can say that line now b/c daddy has an '02 ! WHOOP
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:12 PM   #73
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I grew up in a "cars are appliances that you get new with a warranty and then complain about until it's time to buy or lease another one" family. I remember seeing a used corvette when I couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 on the car lot when we bought a nissan stanza wagon (yeah, the one that was on jalopnik recently in the motortrend review) for the same sticker price. Did not compute. Why no get 2 door sports car?

In HS I wanted to buy a cheap beater to fix up and learn on, but, see above. Apparently those are money pits that will cost more than a new car. Really? Refer back to what I just witnessed Wren do with that A4 wagon.

There was a story on NPR about a guy who always wanted a motorcycle but his parents always said no. Then one day he realized he was a grownup and could buy one if he wanted. So he did. And now he and his daughter bond over it. Hell yeah. (also where I heard the Harley engine "potato potato potato" joke). I'm in that "oh yeah, I'm a grown up now" stage and buying the toys I always wanted


And yes. Pedo van. My car gets the most attention from 6-14 year old boys. You guys haven't noticed that either? Got a "nice rally car" from a kid on a skateboard at a gas station, and at a campground once some kid rolled by on his bike and said "hey man, I like you car" in a junior bro voice. It was hilarious and Katie still says it to me all the time just like that kid did.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:17 PM   #74
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I mean big wing, big wheels, big breaks, big hood scoop...featured in all rally and racing games. It was inevitable.
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The other day I drove through campus and there was a middle school tour group and I saw a lot of them staring and a few point.
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