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Old 03-20-2003, 05:59 PM   #1
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I heard a rumor to the effect that inorder to get an STi you will have to have previously owned a Subaru. Luckily for me that will not keep me from mine but I know a few people that will be disappointed. Has anyone else heard anything about this?

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Old 03-20-2003, 06:02 PM   #2
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OK ... this really isn't even worth a reply ... but that is complete and utter BS ... I mean just think before you post something like that. Does that even make sense to you?
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Old 03-20-2003, 06:03 PM   #3
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This will be my 5th, so I guess I would be in great shape, just sold my WRX and still have a Scoobie wagon. I doubt that is true though.


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Old 03-20-2003, 06:05 PM   #4
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That rumor is true. I'm getting a Ferrari Enzo, but only because I bought five Ferrari's in the past. All these high performance low production cars like the Enzo and the STI require the purchaser to pretty much be a stockholder in the car company that sells them......ok, sorry, I just couldn't resist.
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Old 03-20-2003, 06:15 PM   #5
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Don't they require that with all cars now adays. It's like the mob or family type thing. You can't buy one unless you're in the family or you marry in the family with someone who owns one......
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Old 03-20-2003, 06:49 PM   #6
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The only thing thats going to hold you back is not having the dead presidents to buy one.
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Old 03-20-2003, 06:56 PM   #7
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The only thing thats going to hold you back is not having the dead presidents to buy one.
Yes, you must have quite a collection of the old guys to drive away in a new STi.
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Old 03-20-2003, 10:51 PM   #8
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The only reason I ask is because someone that I know was working at the Chicago Auto Show and went to the Subaru display with check in hand for the down payment for a new STi. The person he talked to told him that since he had not previously owned a Subaru he would not be eligible to buy one. I personally didn't think that that was correct. I'm not sure whether or not the guy was just jerking him around or what but I thought I'd open it up to discussion.

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Old 03-21-2003, 09:36 AM   #9
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Your friend lied
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Old 03-21-2003, 12:58 PM   #10
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Loyalty!

"Car manufacturers" and "loyalty" do not belong in the same sentence. Put your loyalty toward people, not companies. Companies change based on the whimsy of economy and marketing creeps. Good company chairmen, designers and product managers matter so much more than a company name or reputation. Company or brand loyalty is what the marketing adzholes believe you believe in -- the jerks that think they are so clever into psychologically manipulating you into buying something you don't need or want. Don't give them the satisfaction. Company loyalty has always been, and will always be, a last ditch effort to make up for lack of quality. Think for yourself, make your own decisions, be responsible for them.

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Old 03-21-2003, 01:18 PM   #11
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The only reason I ask is because someone that I know was working at the Chicago Auto Show and went to the Subaru display with check in hand for the down payment for a new STi. The person he talked to told him that since he had not previously owned a Subaru he would not be eligible to buy one. I personally didn't think that that was correct. I'm not sure whether or not the guy was just jerking him around or what but I thought I'd open it up to discussion.

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Old 03-21-2003, 09:02 PM   #12
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I wish it were true... then I could move up a couple of notches on the dealer's waiting list..
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Old 03-22-2003, 06:27 AM   #13
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please correct me if i am wrong, but wasn't that a part of the 22b agreement. if i recall, in order to buy the 22b you had to own an impreza before but i that was really a limited car so i guesss that is different.
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Old 03-22-2003, 06:07 PM   #14
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I could understand the 22b, but this is a mass production car, i would say if anything in relationship along the lines of M3-3 series, and Mercedes' AMG variants, they're all limited but not exotic-style limited, so there should be no clause of loyalty when looking at prospective buyers.
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