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Old 02-13-2001, 11:48 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Ordered 2002 OBS yesterday

For anyone who's been waiting around to get one of the new RS, TS, or OBS models, wait no longer. I called my local Subaru dealer last night and ordered a 2002 OBS. They said they'd be getting 3 automatics in March, but I wanted a specific option, so I won't get mine 'til April.

Here's what I ordered:
2002 Midnight Black Outback Sport
Automatic
Remote Keyless Entry

I sat in the two cars at the Detroit Auto Show, so I was certain I would fit (6'7"), plus I'd test driven a 2001 RS before.

I really didn't want a spoiler. Did I miss any other essential options? The only thing I feel is missing is the rear LSD, but I guess I'll live without.

Happily awaiting my new OBS,
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Old 02-13-2001, 01:13 PM   #2
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how much is the factory tow hitch as an option? 'Cause depending on that, you'd be better off waiting a couple of months for the aftermarket to catch up on that. Usually doesn't take too long. A 2000 receiver hitch costs about $275-$300 installed and ready to tow (including light hook up and everything) for a '93-'01 Impreza from U-haul. If all you want is the receiver for your bike rack, just the receiver assembly mounted is about $225 for the '93-'01. I'm not exactly sure 'cause I didn't full price for mine 'cause I work for U-haul and did the install and everything myself. Usually a better deal than the factory/dealer option. Only problem I have is I don't have hangers on my cheapo Turbo muffler, so it bangs the hitch on bumpy roads. Plan on wleding some hangers on soon, though.
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Old 02-13-2001, 02:58 PM   #3
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Hitch invoice, installed is $192--and you ought to be able to get all options at invoice. (MSRP is $295.) Not bad--and I'd rather have factory equipment bolted into the ready-made boltholes. Plus the Subaru one probably is hidden better than U-Haul.

My source for options/prices:
http://www.garrickgoh.com/iclubdls/options1s.jpg

http://www.garrickgoh.com/iclubdls/options2s.jpg

http://www.garrickgoh.com/iclubdls/options3as.jpg


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Old 02-13-2001, 05:02 PM   #4
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Pix!!! I want to see different pictures of the car in various colours. The sample green on platinum looks yucky to me.
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Old 02-13-2001, 05:06 PM   #5
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Please give a pic as soon as you get it!! I'm dying to see it. Sounds yummy. What is the upholstery like??? Price???
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Old 02-13-2001, 07:40 PM   #6
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First, the color chart (OBS interior is upper right I think), then two version of Midnight Black.





The only other color I've seen on an OBS is green. I've seen silver on a WRX in person, and I'm sure it'd look nice on an OBS as well.

MSRP for the OBS is $18,695 for the manual, $19,495 for the auto. Just for reference, I'm paying $500 over invoice.

Hope this helps,
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Old 02-14-2001, 12:39 AM   #7
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Cool. I am considering the same car/color--I am getting used to the idea of a bluish cast in the black. The options I would also consider:

* Tow hitch (for easily-removed rear bike rack)

* Center armrest extension/storage

* Cargo net

* Compass/autodimming mirror

* Upgraded stereo (similar speakers/tweeters/subwoofer to the 2001 optional package, I imagine--and I'd want cassette in addition to the stock CD)

Of course we don't know for sure yet what comes stock--so take these with a grain of salt. This is based on options info that has been floating around the Web. Cruise and foglights, for example, are standard on the OBS I assume.

Other OBS options appear to include rear diff protector, rubber floor mats, and painted mudflaps (?!?)
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Old 02-14-2001, 05:38 PM   #8
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Nice pics...
The back door doesn't seem as long front to back, like they shortened it a little?
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Old 02-15-2001, 12:33 AM   #9
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Yes, almost every car has smaller rear doors than front. Its usually due to the Wheel well.
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Old 02-15-2001, 07:07 AM   #10
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the rear is for small ppl like cute lil girls . You know sometimes you get to pack in more than 1 girl. So the rear is good. It is a good deterant to big ppl. Yup. Thus the small rear doors. It's so light too. Smaller than my closer doors!
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Old 02-15-2001, 07:15 AM   #11
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the only option i could think of that you missed was the 5 speed manual

congrats on the cool buy!! wagons are badass!
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Old 02-15-2001, 11:52 AM   #12
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Gambit: I thought those doors didn't look as long as the ones on my car. Means less bashing them in a small carport or confined space! Wow! More than 1 girl in the back? Assuming you already have one in the front?
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Old 02-16-2001, 12:29 AM   #13
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Of course Subymamma! hehehe... me, the honeys and the pimp wagon.
I might be however downsize the number of doors tho. If you want to know more. PM me.
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