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Old 10-01-2001, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default WRX recieved very negative review from this reviewer. READ.

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Old 10-01-2001, 09:55 PM   #2
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wow..hehe...that guy is a JOKE.

man...must really have something against subaru's. That article wasn't even nice to Subaru.

hehe..

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Old 10-01-2001, 09:57 PM   #3
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Points to the lack of research many "journalists" do. I get the impression that he wasn't aware that the WRX(although not in this body style) has been around for quite some time, just not in the U.S. He acts as if performance + Subaru is something completely new.

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Old 10-01-2001, 09:57 PM   #4
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LOL! I love my car even more after reading that article.

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. “Subaru people,” I believe, are mostly ex-hippies, and their offspring, who favor gorp as a snack, like to wear Birkenstock shoes, and are not exactly fashion plates when it comes to apparel
and...

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I think the most displacement you can get the better.
Ahuh.

and the best one of all:

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You can spot “Subaru people” on the streets and highways because they are the ones driving the slowest.
This guy needs to put down the Lowenbrau, ease up on the fondue parties, and hang up the polyester clothes. What a relic.
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Old 10-01-2001, 10:00 PM   #5
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So if a cop ever pulls you over for speeding, show him the article and said you weren't speeding, you bought ur suby for safety
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Old 10-01-2001, 10:00 PM   #6
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that guy was really at subaru
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Old 10-01-2001, 10:13 PM   #7
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It's amazing what a Honda owner will do?

Seriously, this guy is from another planet. I was going to write to him with links to i-club and some of the rally sites but decided he wasn't worth it. As Charge said before, this guy clearly didn't do much research.

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Old 10-01-2001, 10:19 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Necromancer
This guy needs to put down the Lowenbrau, ease up on the fondue parties, and hang up the polyester clothes. What a relic.
ROFLMAO



He obviously didn't do any actual research into this, and he ignored the fact that the RS has been out for 4 years before this over here, and I don't know about anybody else's, but my RS isn't exactly invisible on the way to pick up my new set of birkenstocks

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Old 10-01-2001, 10:31 PM   #9
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That was interesting to say the least. Definately saw some areas where more research would have answered some of his questions (problems with the car), such as the choice in engine size...

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Old 10-01-2001, 10:36 PM   #10
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That really pisses me off. I don't own a WRX but I don't own an ugly slow Subaru either. I e-mail the publisher and let them know how ignorant the reviewer was. I also sent a picture of my GT. You know to show them how ugly it is.
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Old 10-01-2001, 10:39 PM   #11
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umm, did he even DRIVE the car??? i am utterly stupified by this article...i think i shall email him, and post the reply here...
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Old 10-01-2001, 10:52 PM   #12
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"Once again, I believe the company is beginning to tread on areas where it has no appeal, and this new WRX Impreza sedan is a prime example"

What the [edited] is this guy smoking??? How many times has the WRX won the WRC??? How many people in europe, asia, and australia worship that car?

What a freak...

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Old 10-01-2001, 11:06 PM   #13
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Everyone email these people and let them know how ignorant this guy is. He really should not be doing car reviews. He might influence some poor unsuspecting person into buying a Ford.
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Old 10-01-2001, 11:15 PM   #14
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Who gave that clown the authority to write an auto review.

He just made me mad.

I am not a damn hippie, and I did not buy my car for safety!

He must be a communist!
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Old 10-01-2001, 11:19 PM   #15
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I sent this to the Editor of the Magazine/Website. Rather longwinded...

Mr Schwab.
I am writing this email in regard to an article I saw no you webpage....

Why make a fast Subaru?
2002 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX SEDAN
By Jeff Rundles
Carreview@aol.com

I believe that this article could not be further from the truth.....
I direct you to an article in car and driver
http://www.caranddriver.com/xp/Caran...nfairfight.xml
which uses actual facts instead of what seems to me to be opinions...
In your writers opinion the BMW is Superior power 'First, just on the feel of the car, it is definitely more powerful that your average Subaru, but it isn’t a BMW or anything. ', when actul test quite clearly show that the WRX is more powerful than it BMW equivilent...
I also got the impression that the writer believe this is the first performance car to be manufactured by Subaru, However if he were to do a little research one could plainly tell a WRX has been in existance since at least 1994... And Subaru have been sucessfully competing the WRX (in it's 2 litre form the 2.5 was for american Impreza's only) on the world rally stage for many years... He has also seemed to over look the Subaru Liberty (legacy) B4, which is also a very high performance car..
As a Subaru Driver I am deeply offened buy the insinuation that Subaru Drivers are hippies. "I believe, are mostly ex-hippies, and their offspring, who favor gorp as a snack, like to wear Birkenstock shoes" I am a 24 year old male IT professional, I have never or will I ever be a hippe. And as for the WRX lacking Style all he need to do is pick up a Australian car magazine like "Hot 4's" and see the style that these cars have....
I do believe people are entitled to their own opinions, however It should be clearly stated that it is there opinion, even though the facts say the contrary...

Thankyou

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Old 10-01-2001, 11:58 PM   #16
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well, i live in santa cruz
i wear birkenstocks
i don't like gorp, whatever the hell that is.....
I somehow managed to "come into money" and afford an OB, which I want to make faster, cuz the speed limiter at 112 bugs me.........
yup, I sound like a typical owner.......right.
btw, my 82 year old grandma drives an OB, gets speeding tickets, and wants me to turbo it for her, so it's not an age thing

this guy = sofa king we todd did
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Old 10-02-2001, 12:07 AM   #17
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That has got to be a joke. I can't even comprehend how unbelievably stupid that reviewer is.

I love how he is just fine with the standard impreza, but a more powerful wrx version is just "too much" as he calls it.

It's like writing a review of a Mustang Cobra and saying they should have just stuck with the V6 model. "it's just too much!"

I am now dumber after reading that review. :monkey:
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Old 10-02-2001, 12:14 AM   #18
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WOW. Pull your head out of you a$$.

The WRX is quicker than any BMW that does not have an M in it's name.

I will say it again. WOW.
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Old 10-02-2001, 12:25 AM   #19
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That guy is just an ignorant a-hole!

"Once again, I believe the company is beginning to tread on areas where it has no appeal, and this new WRX Impreza sedan is a prime example"

Obviously, the idiot has been breathing in too many fumes from his overpriced Beamer to realize that the WRX was awaited with such anticipation from American buyers, that it was practically impossible to get when it was initially released, and that SOA even raised the number of vehicles they had allocated for sale because the popularity was even beyond their best expectations.

Typical BMW. The owner (prick) is inside! :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey:
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Old 10-02-2001, 12:27 AM   #20
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Their website is in desperate need of hacking. I'm sure there are members here who are up to the task. After all, we're not all a bunch of ex-hippies or their offspring.

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Old 10-02-2001, 12:38 AM   #21
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Already on it V. I have a feeling they will be removing that review in the near future.
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Old 10-02-2001, 12:40 AM   #22
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Here is a picture of the guy who gave the review. What a numb-nut.
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Old 10-02-2001, 12:41 AM   #23
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"The sitting portion of the seats are covered with a black mesh that you can see through, down to a blue hue (which matches the electric blue paint job of the car). Frankly, it was ugly. Plus, the mesh seemed so loose that I’m sure after a few thousand miles of driving it will start to stretch out, come undone and basically look like hell."

I never seen a wrx with a mesh fabric funny it looks that way from far but if you sit in the car you can tell its a just a mesh look not real mesh obviously this is BS wright up guys.........

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Old 10-02-2001, 12:43 AM   #24
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Check out his other review about the Audi. I guess he pissed them off too.

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Old 10-02-2001, 12:52 AM   #25
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Funny thing, I never heard of that site before it was posted here. He must be really important.
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