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Old 09-10-2021, 10:28 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Power6 View Post
I was excited to see this, I had to come over to NASIOC to see what the buzz is. I was thinking of coming back to a Subie next year when I turn in my lease. I miss driving a stick and always hopeful they can give me enough not to need a "premium" car.

So far I'm worried, not about the HP (we wanted 300 dammit!) but it looks like they are gonna force the GT for those who want the luxuries, sounding like those Recaros, possibly the decent stereo and the adaptive dampers (if they prove to be any good) are going to be not available if you want to shift. Too many other options if I will take an automatic, "premium" cars that lease great. That's too bad!

That outback cladding though, itself that might ruin it, don't know if I could get over that for it to be my "Dad car". Oh Subaru what are we going to do with you lol.

I'm really interested in what the rest of y'all think? Especially the old guys like me ;-)
This other "old" guy also came over back to NASIOC (from Swedespeed, I see you with your S60 R-Design! ) to check out the feedback. I am also not the largest fan of the cladding, but I've watched a few videos now and it seems to be blending in more as I see it in motion, so it's not terrible. Seems to look better with less bright color than the orange (I like the orange color, but just not how high the black cladding goes up the back...) I think the rear would look better with a lowered suspension, it looks too high off the ground and almost looks like a bumper is missing. At least the overhang is not as bad on the front anymore since the cladding kind of hides how far it extends out, a nice visual trick.

I am also curious about the design choice of the GT being the top trim with exclusive features. I think it will sell alright; the CVT WRX seemed to sell well enough...

Looking for more performance testing numbers and feedback on road manners. Hell I might even just go try one for giggles.

However, yes, too many creature comforts and performance in other sedan and wagon dad cars that will likely keep me from coming back to WRX-land. A V90 or V60 R-Design is likely on the docket once I drive this S60 into the ground.
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