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Old 12-10-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default Test Impreza Hatch in Southern Europe

You can read about the context in which these photos were taken and also speculation by Autoevolution about what they mean at:
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/sp...ule-89912.html

Click on a thumbnail, below, to open the large version of Autoevolution's photo.





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Old 12-10-2014, 04:23 PM   #2
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Flux capacitor testing?
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:47 PM   #3
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I'll speculate that thing in the rear is nothing more than an ad hoc exhaust pipe extension bolted onto the end of the normal tailpipe. The extension is obviously heavily instrumented, probably in order to obtain precise measurements of exhaust gases.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:52 PM   #4
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I kinda like those wheels.
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:59 PM   #5
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You can read about the context in which these photos were taken and also speculation by Autoevolution about what they mean at:
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/sp...ule-89912.html

Click on a thumbnail, below, to open the large version of Autoevolution's photo.

You know we have a News and Rumors forum, right?
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:23 PM   #6
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I didn't read the article earlier; but, lost a bit of cred following this...

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Fuji Heavy Industries has publicly announced it wants to increase North American sales from around 480,000 now to 600,000 by 2020
They are gonna pass 500K this year and if they keep even half pace, they will hit 600,000 sooner than 2020.

And just cause they have some sort of special pipe coming out the back, obviously for testing, means it's too short?
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:11 PM   #7
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You know we have a News and Rumors forum, right?
I'm seeing a trend of people just posting thing in random sections. These must be the people who couldn't figure out the round peg goes in the round hole.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:28 PM   #8
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You know we have a News and Rumors forum, right?
Can you explain how, exactly, pictures of a car obviously being used to test some unknown aspect/quality would qualify as either News or Rumors? To me, the pictured car looks exactly like a current Impreza hatch on which some test equipment has been mounted. Is that, somehow, news? Is there some deeper significance to these pictures that I've missed? Please enlighten me. To me, these photos are merely interesting, not newsworthy.

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Old 12-10-2014, 10:16 PM   #9
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Can you explain how, exactly, pictures of a car obviously being used to test some unknown aspect/quality would qualify as either News or Rumors? To me, the pictured car looks exactly like a current Impreza hatch on which some test equipment has been mounted. Is that, somehow, news? Is there some deeper significance to these pictures that I've missed? Please enlighten me. To me, these photos are merely interesting, not newsworthy.
So why even waste time on the internet to post it? It clearly goes into News and Rumors, not "Hey look I'm a Subaru Fanboi and saw a Subaru on the internet and will post the crap out of it because Subaru>Life" general section.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:30 PM   #10
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So why even waste time on the internet to post it? It clearly goes into News and Rumors, not "Hey look I'm a Subaru Fanboi and saw a Subaru on the internet and will post the crap out of it because Subaru>Life" general section.


There is zero news here. There is merely a series of interesting pictures demonstrating someone testing something using a current model Subaru Impreza. How could posting links to those pictures in NASIOC Forums>General thread possibly be considered inappropriate? If they aren't of interest to you, then why not simply ignore this thread and move on?

Apparently, anyone who posts ANYTHING in this forum is merely saying:
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"Hey look I'm a Subaru Fanboi and saw a Subaru on the internet and will post the crap out of it because Subaru>Life" general section.
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No, we have many great threads. But if you know no one cares, why even waste time?
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The car looks exactly like my wife's crosstrek with a couple obvious exceptions: It's lower.....because it's a 2.0 sport. It's white (wife's is maroon...some three letter subaru color). It doesn't have a dent in the bumper cover from some clown at her church backing into it and then taking off. It doesn't say Crosstrek on the back.

It does seem that WRX people have never seen a Crosstrek or Impreza 2.0 and see one and point and cover their mouth and squeek "it's the new hatch". Great.
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There is zero news here. There is merely a series of interesting pictures demonstrating someone testing something using a current model Subaru Impreza. How could posting links to those pictures in NASIOC Forums>General thread possibly be considered inappropriate? If they aren't of interest to you, then why not simply ignore this thread and move on?

Apparently, anyone who posts ANYTHING in this forum is merely saying:

Well, maybe they consider it a "rumor" starter? You know. All of the speculation that it will start will somehow produce bad rumors. Otherwise I agree with you. It's intriguing to see; but, since we know zip about this, I wouldn't consider it news.
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:54 AM   #14
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Darn 14ers. They will do anything to get their post count up.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:08 AM   #15
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Can you explain how, exactly, pictures of a car obviously being used to test some unknown aspect/quality would qualify as either News or Rumors? To me, the pictured car looks exactly like a current Impreza hatch on which some test equipment has been mounted. Is that, somehow, news? Is there some deeper significance to these pictures that I've missed? Please enlighten me. To me, these photos are merely interesting, not newsworthy.
d000000000000000000000000000000d


you ARE aware that these cars have to pass emissions...RIGHT???

so...what part of 'YOU ARE AN IDIOT' isn't crystal clear, here???
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:47 AM   #16
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d000000000000000000000000000000d


you ARE aware that these cars have to pass emissions...RIGHT???

so...what part of 'YOU ARE AN IDIOT' isn't crystal clear, here???
Emissions certifications are ALWAYS obtained using a chassis dyno. This pictured car is NOT trying to pass some emissions test.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:56 AM   #17
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I don't know where you are from, but in CA, you don't put a Subaru on a dyno for emissions testing.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:35 AM   #18
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Can you explain how, exactly, pictures of a car obviously being used to test some unknown aspect/quality would qualify as either News or Rumors? To me, the pictured car looks exactly like a current Impreza hatch on which some test equipment has been mounted. Is that, somehow, news? Is there some deeper significance to these pictures that I've missed? Please enlighten me. To me, these photos are merely interesting, not newsworthy.
So apparently I started something. I haven't been online to check this or any thread until now.

Please see above bolded statements. A rumor is when you talk about something that may or may not be true.
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a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth.
So you're reporting/posting about a car that has some testing going on, but we're not sure what. I suppose, technically, your post is not a rumor but is essentially designed to create speculation as to what this test may actually be. Thus creating a rumor.

If you want to just post random picture of Subarus online, that's great. Do it on your MyFace account or on Tweeter. If it's News/Rumors/Weird Subaru thing, try the News/Rumors section, or OT.
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Clearly the object attached to that hatch is a carbon monoxide recirculator.

It takes all the carbon monoxide from the exhaust and diverts it directly into the cabin.
You know, for those who want to end their lives but don't want to appear lazy by spending their last few hours in the garage sobbing away.

After reading this thread, picking one up is sounding better by the minute...
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It's just the first step to making the cars from Looper...



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Old 12-11-2014, 10:22 AM   #21
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I suppose, technically, your post is not a rumor but is essentially designed to create speculation as to what this test may actually be.
If there were a forum titled "Subaru News, Rumor, Speculation" then this thread would belong there. Actually, MANY other threads would also belong there, which might be a good thing since the existing forum seems stagnant.
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Daaaaannnnng what is happening with "News and Rumors" lately? So much confusion as to the definitions of these things.

I just like that there's an attachment from the rear to the cabin. No need to exhaust oneself in the garage anymore! Now you can end it all while on the road! I kid. I kid.
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Could be next diesel engine also....
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Emissions certifications are ALWAYS obtained using a chassis dyno. This pictured car is NOT trying to pass some emissions test.
d000000000000000000d


cupcake


sugard0000dle

blithering idiot


you ****ing total and complete idiot......yeah....ALL that.


these d00000000000ds are TESTING in REAL LIFE...in the REAL WORLD

THERE IS NO CERTIFICATION GOING ON HERE

JESUS wut a mar000n
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we got the next n0000b total idiot here in this d000000000000000d

he's posting some REAL st00pid ****
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The rear tire sidewalls show about the same amount of flex as the front tires.
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