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Old 02-17-2001, 01:35 AM   #1
wigglesxjr
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Post on the verge of being a subie owner....sway me

hey everyone,
i'm new to the boards, just having found the i-club, but have been an impreza fan for quite awhile now, so much so that i am seriously contemplating purchasin a WRX. I feel i just need a friendly nudge in the "right" direction=)...what do you love about your subarus?

I've also got a question about Subaru build quality; will the fit and finish of the vehicle degrade unacceptably over time? i would esp. like to hear from late model impreza owners as i figure that is what the WRX is going to be most like. thanks alot for you time!
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Old 02-17-2001, 02:37 AM   #2
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See, you live close by, and if you buy a WRX, I would have to come down and break your legs and feed you to the fish in the bay.

Are you convinced now?

j/k

P.S. Welcome aboard!
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Old 02-17-2001, 02:45 AM   #3
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Don't know about the degradation of the fit and finish of the car having had mine for only 16 months. You say you've been a fan for a while. That means you know what to expect. There's not much I can say except feed your ego and go and buy one. I love people asking me what kind of car I drive. A simple reply I give them is "A Subaru." They think I'm a freak! Then I take 'em out for a spin.
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Old 02-17-2001, 03:52 AM   #4
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After owning Hondas for more than 4 years, I thought that my RS's body (MY01) wasn't as well built as my Civic or Accord. The door squeaks a little, I had interior squeaks (fixed now), paint chips easily etc. But overall, I love my RS more than any other cars I've ridden or owned. I can't virtually get stuck in snow, it has great power, and really easy to maintain and fix. Easy to fix is always a plus because it's less stressful.

Check the snow pic here:




Can any FWD or RWD do this?
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Old 02-17-2001, 04:26 AM   #5
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what about being able to do this...









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Old 02-17-2001, 05:34 PM   #6
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three letters

"AWD" nuff said
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Old 02-17-2001, 05:49 PM   #7
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Great snow pic's.
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Old 02-17-2001, 08:27 PM   #8
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I'm not one to sway anyone.... as my g/f is about to buy a VW Jetta VR6 next week.... so, my theory is, get what you want, whatever makes you happy. And I tried for months to sway her.... Hey, maybe I should look for a new g/f... hear Jamie might be on the market...hmmmm.


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Old 02-18-2001, 12:22 AM   #9
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Everyone has said that the new Impreza models (WRX) are lightyears ahead of the current one in terms of fit and finish and quality... I doubt they will even rattle!

(Our redesigned MY00 Legacy doesnt rattle at all... I think the 2002 Impreza's are going to be along those lines)
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