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Old 07-27-2014, 10:19 PM   #1
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So I am relocating from NYC to Seattle, I was wondering whats the Subbie life out there? Any local shops? Should I keep my Blizzacks? Any info will help.

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Old 07-27-2014, 11:09 PM   #2
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this is probably the largest concentration of subarus out of any state. ha. there are plenty of shops. Blizzak's still come in handy a couple of times a year but are by no means required for most people. our winters are pretty tame.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:36 AM   #3
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this is probably the largest concentration of subarus out of any state. ha. there are plenty of shops. Blizzak's still come in handy a couple of times a year but are by no means required for most people. our winters are pretty tame.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:53 AM   #4
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How much snow did you guys get this year? Enough to stick or just make the roads slick?
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:17 AM   #5
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I only remember it sticking a few times this past winter, at least up here in Seattle. Most of the time it melts off, but the danger was when the city didn't have the plow capacity and everything froze overnight.

I think they've massively compensated for their screwup a few years ago though. I got around fine on all-seasons and where I live the hills are pretty steep.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:06 PM   #6
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You probably don't need the Blizzaks, but when it does snow and it sticks, beware hills. Actually, in general WA is probably a lot more hilly than NY.
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:12 PM   #7
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Keep your Blizzaks - if you don't already, get a cheap set of wheels and keep them mounted for quick on/off use. If you do any kind of winter recreational activities, you'll appreciate having them.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:14 PM   #8
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Keep your Blizzaks - if you don't already, get a cheap set of wheels and keep them mounted for quick on/off use. If you do any kind of winter recreational activities, you'll appreciate having them.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:21 PM   #9
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I need to do some work, I.E. clutch replacement, springs and shocks, (i am thinking of going RCY yellows) I was there a few weeks ago and the roads seem better than NYC, WAYYYYYYY BETTER!!! Should I get wait for Seattle or get all this done here?

Not knowing any shops will kind of stop me from going stage I / II… Also any good dealerships out there? How much does a used 11 + sedan run around there? (just being inquisitive).

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Old 07-28-2014, 11:23 PM   #10
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I need to do some work, I.E. clutch replacement, springs and shocks, (i am thinking of going RCY yellows) I was there a few weeks ago and the roads seem better than NYC, WAYYYYYYY BETTER!!! Should I get wait for Seattle or get all this done here?

Not knowing any shops will kind of stop me from going stage I / II… Also any good dealerships out there? How much does a used 11 + sedan run around there? (just being inquisitive).

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Plenty of shops to take care of any mods you may need done. There are a few good dealerships, but beware NW Subaru prices are greatly inflated.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:34 AM   #11
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Plenty of shops to take care of any mods you may need done. There are a few good dealerships, but beware NW Subaru prices are greatly inflated.
This is 100% true. This is a pretty expensive place to buy a used Subie; especially if you're buying from a 1st tier type dealer.
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:56 PM   #12
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Yes they are overpriced here especially a newer low mileage hatch. But they were a little lower priced in Oregon so that's where I bought mine. If you're new to Washington familiarize yourself with the awesome skill at Pacific import auto.

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Old 07-29-2014, 04:09 PM   #13
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:51 PM   #14
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Yes they are overpriced here especially a newer low mileage hatch. But they were a little lower priced in Oregon so that's where I bought mine. If you're new to Washington familiarize yourself with the awesome skill at Pacific import auto. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using NASIOC mobile app
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:50 PM   #15
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Finally touched down!!! Whoo Hoo!!!!! need to know a few things, like where do i get good gas? car wash? just the basis, will touch base with the shop that you told me within the next upcoming weeks. Looking forward to a meet up soon!
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:19 PM   #16
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Chevron for gas. Hand wash it yourself for carwash.

Welcome to WA
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:02 AM   #17
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Many good shops in the NW. In your area PIA/ end of thread.
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:06 AM   #18
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Yea. Just put gas shell... Didn't realize they got 92.. Does chevron have 93?


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Old 09-20-2014, 10:54 AM   #19
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Nope. We only get 92 in Washington and Oregon. I always fill up at Shell. Was using Costco since they now tout themselves as a "top tier" fuel dealer but I instantly started seeing knock events while monitoring my AP that I'd never seen. Back to Shell (what the car was tuned on) and no more issues.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:08 AM   #20
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Chevron or shell for gas. Im consistently getting chevron premium for $3.89/gal.

Definitely only hand wash here..unless you're going to a full on auto salon.
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:56 PM   #21
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Fizzil.. I don't got a garage to hand wash... I need a detail!!!

Something had to go down today!


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Old 09-20-2014, 03:18 PM   #22
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I've only known of 1 place that had 93, they have have unfortunately switched to 92. I'm curious if there are any places left that have 93.
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Old Yesterday, 10:46 PM   #23
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I filled up with 93 at conoco in Moses Lake today on my way home from Idaho.
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