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Old 04-16-2000, 11:39 AM   #1
STi Sev
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Angry Why Me? Why is it always me?

APEXi exhaust hanger blew off the muffler, and some mysterious noise in the middle under part of the car when cruising around 3000-5000 rpm . The muffler's hangar was fixed by a muffler shop

APEXi exhaust has BURNED off most of my *STOCK* back body. I repeat it burned off most of my back body by poor tip and muffler design. Strange thing is, theres email NO address for tech issues for customers. I hate APEXi's customer service. Im probably gonna have to buy a entire new subaru back bumper because of this.. coming out of my ****ing pocket.

Taillight went out afte re-gluing the sides yesterday

Clutch and Pressure plate making sqeaky noises: dealer doesn't 'hear' it

*4* different rattling locations from STOCK subaru parts..

Left foglight went out (RIGHT after I replaced the left headlight with $100.00 bulbs ;(

Window driver's side motor still broken. The spring SHOT off the motor. Dealer is replacing it, God knows when the part will come in.

Center armrest cupholder broken..

Theres some kind of black piece hanging from the front underportion of my car, will talk to dealer about it.

Weapon*R filter is black (originally was BLUE when I bought it.. need to replace..)

Is that enough problems to warrant selling my car and getting a car that has DECENT quality? Subaru has been overstated in reliability. Flame on if you will, but it's true.
The engine is reliable but the interior parts just suck major crap which is just as important as any other part of the car. Oh and by the way, i'm just waiting for people to say "Dude tha'ts aftermarket, that's not subarus fault" Most of the problems up here ARE subarus fault..

Flame Suit [ON]

PS: I know a lot of members feel this way as well..


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Old 04-16-2000, 11:46 AM   #2
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I think they should erect a new law, just for you. The "Lime" law. Cause from the sounds of it, that car is very sour. Wish you luck, in whatever happens.

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Old 04-16-2000, 11:49 AM   #3
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Damn Dude....sounds like you got a Monday or a Friday Car....sorry...Have you tried a 4 leaf clover??????
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Old 04-16-2000, 11:58 AM   #4
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Sounds like you have a rotten apple? Was this a new car when purchased what year? I would say f$@# the delear and time to get a hold of Subaru. Or take your complaints public. I would be raisin HELL.

I still Love my Impreza to death & Subaru!

Sorry
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Old 04-16-2000, 01:29 PM   #5
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I don't see the STi Pedals on your list, I am glad to hear they are holding up.

It could be worse... this all could be happening to my car...

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Old 04-16-2000, 01:52 PM   #6
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hehe
thanks for all your support so far guys

the sti pedals are nice, but the clutch pedal is scratched. oh well, theres bigger problems than that
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Old 04-16-2000, 01:53 PM   #7
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the car is brand new

no SOA will not support the rear taillight


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Old 04-16-2000, 09:52 PM   #8
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Well I couldnt fix anything but im taking to the dealer tomorrow.. and we'll see what gets fixed
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Old 04-16-2000, 10:07 PM   #9
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Damn, sorry to hear about all your problems.
I am still bothered about all the chips and scrapes the my thin paint is getting.
But how did the cup-holder get broken?
And half of the stuff you listed were aftermarket stuff, maybe thos problems add to your harsh criticism of the quality. Just a guess.
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Old 04-17-2000, 12:09 AM   #10
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Sorry to hear about your problems.

Don't you have the rallispec cat-back? They are the ones who designed the fit, and exit angle of the exhaust system, not Apex'i. I don't think Apex'i will help you out at all. I am sure they will tell you that that muffler was mounted at an incorrect angle, or too close to the body or something, and to take it up with the shop who designed the cat-back. **I am not trying to insult Rallispec's design in any way, but just warning you what Apex'i will probably say.**

That might have something to do with why the Apex'i made cat-back hangs so low, compared to the Rallispec version, maybe they know their mufflers get hot and keep from burning body panels by lowering the muffler down. Just a theory, I am talking out of my rear obviously

The tailight is Sti, so that is close enough to SOA. Is it just the bulb?

Clutch and Pressure plate seem to be common problems and I have heard many good success stories about getting dealers to replace them.

Rattling, join the club. My RS rattles way to much considering it has 5,000 miles on it. I don't think dealers can/will do much to fix this so I am going to try it on my own next weekend.

Don't you have aftermarket foglights? I have heard that the PIAA's don't last too long.

Windows, cupholder, piece hanging down. Those should be things the dealer can fix easily, if/when they can get the parts.

Weapon*R. How many miles did it last? Can they be cleaned like the K & N filters?

IMHO most of the Subaru-caused problems are small, and easily fixed (with the exception of the clutch). Some of the aftermarket problems are bigger deals, and I think you will need to pay to have those fixed.

You have had some pretty horrible luck the last couple weeks it sounds like

Good luck on getting everything resolved.


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Old 04-17-2000, 01:19 AM   #11
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I never would tell anyone to get rid of their Impreza but you might look into your state's "lemon" law. Most state's have one in some form. It generally says something about having so many problems in the first year lets you get rid of the car. Of course all your mods, mileage, or ownership time might nullify it but it doesn't hurt to know your rights anyway. Best case senario they hand over a 2000 and you can start all over. Good luck!
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Old 04-17-2000, 04:21 AM   #12
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Is the center armrest cupholder the same on a MY00 as it is on your car? I have an extra brand new one collecting dust in my office that you are welcome to shouldn't be more than $3.00 or so for shipping. Let me know if you want it (it is grey.)
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Old 04-17-2000, 05:43 AM   #13
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Damn dude. It looks like its time find a tree and test out your airbag. Oh wait don't do that. It might be broke to.
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Old 04-17-2000, 06:41 AM   #14
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Clutch and Pressure plate noises - just drive it yourself when you know you can reproduce it and prove it to them. After all, the car should suit the owner's driving habits.

"*4* different rattling locations from STOCK subaru parts.."
4?!? You're complaining about 4 rattles off stock parts? I had at LEAST that many taking mine from the dealership, if not more.

"Center armrest cupholder broken.."
Someone actually uses this retardedly-placed cupholder? There is NO reason to put a cupholder in there and I'm even considering taking mine out for storing my crap in there instead. Cups go in the dash cupholder, fan is always on either floor output or windshield/floor output.

Weapon*R filter - Soooo... you must've driven through a hell of a lotta stuff to get it THAT dirty.

Beyond that, all your problems suck... I hope you get everything fixed and that you can talk to Apex direct and talk about that rear bumper.
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Old 04-17-2000, 08:31 AM   #15
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[Damn dude. It looks like its time find a tree and test out your airbag. Oh wait don't do that. It might be broke to.]

hahah

The cupholder is being under warranty. my car is there today. they're gonna fix some of the problems.. like oil change that i need, cupholder, window motor, something that is hanging down from front bumper (black thing)
the rest me and randy will take over ;D
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Old 04-17-2000, 10:22 AM   #16
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"*4* different rattling locations from STOCK subaru parts.."
4?!? You're complaining about 4 rattles off stock parts? I had at LEAST that many taking mine from the dealership, if not more.


I just figure it's my car "talking" to me. hehe

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Old 05-07-2000, 11:25 PM   #17
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Talking

I want to thank everyone for their support.

Almost all the problems will be fixed by sometime this coming week, if not next week.
Especially the exhaust.

Thanks again guys,
Even you PrickSTi hehe

This is what the boards all about
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