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Old 11-30-2000, 12:56 PM   #1
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2011 Subaru WRX

Talking God i'm excited

I was ready to buy a new IS300 and become a boring driver and now the WRX is coming!! I know this topic is getting old but I haven't been to the board in a while. Has anyone put money down yet? The dealers here is St. Louis don't know jack. When I bought my RS two years ago they didn't know jack so nothing has changed. If I just wait until late Feb. early March, will it be too late? Should I find someone to take a deposit from me? I can't wait to have another turbo AWD car. I still miss my 96 DSM GSX.
Thanks ahead for all responses.
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Old 12-01-2000, 01:00 AM   #2
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2002 Impreza WRX
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I would just hang tight for a little while. Did you check the dealer listing on www.new-impreza.com for a dealer closer to you that won't try to rape you? good luck and please don't buy an over priced Toyota.
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Old 11-30-2000, 04:51 PM   #3
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You, like the guy that guy that dropped his $20,000 VW order, are a smart, smart man. Good job.
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Old 11-30-2000, 06:52 PM   #4
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Hey, come on now, the IS300, though definitely overpriced is a damn nice car. 215bhp, and I KNOW it is RWD, but if I lived somewhere with no snow......maybe.
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Old 11-30-2000, 07:56 PM   #5
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Don't knock the IS300. Six cylinders, RWD, great looks. There aren't enough cars like that around(that aren't built by BMW). Too bad they don't offer it with a manual tranny yet.
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Old 11-30-2000, 08:24 PM   #6
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Exactly. Without a stick, its not even worth a test drive.
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Old 12-01-2000, 02:48 AM   #7
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hey, isn't it the IS300 engine borrowed from twin turbo Supra? Therefore, you can add in the turbo, eh?
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Old 12-01-2000, 02:52 AM   #8
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The IS-300, nee the Altezza, has the naturally aspirated 3.0L I-6 common to the Lexus SC300/Toyota Soarer and Toyota Supra.
The twin turbo variant is not fitted to the car from the factory, but is more or less a bolt in!
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Old 12-01-2000, 07:25 AM   #9
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Im still wondering how you say its overpriced.
Its RWD, with limited slip. A nice 6cylinder engine, and veryyyyyyyyy nice interior.

Man i enjoyed it. And it MSRPd for about 33,000. Which invoices around 28,000 if im correct. Not to bad for the full leather deal, etc. It was peppy and very cozy

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Old 12-01-2000, 07:37 AM   #10
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Did you watch teh video of an Altezza going against the new WRX? It was a joke. Might as well race a Tempo.
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