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Old 01-19-2022, 01:22 PM   #1
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Old 01-19-2022, 01:28 PM   #2
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Ah yes, another tube-chassis, with a bespoke sequential gearbox, feeding an asymmetrical AWD system with a heavily modified Subaru body wrapped around it... much Subaru, so love.
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Old 01-19-2022, 03:26 PM   #3
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Ken, now do a Cannonball Run Jackie Chan Subaru tribute, that Id like to see.
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Old 01-19-2022, 03:48 PM   #4
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Maybe we need to convince Travis to talk to Subaru about wagons and performance?
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Old 01-19-2022, 04:40 PM   #5
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In case you prefer reading over watching:
https://www.carscoops.com/2022/01/th...n-from-1983%2F
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Old 01-19-2022, 04:47 PM   #6
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Maybe we need to convince Travis to talk to Subaru about wagons and performance?


Tom Doll: "Sedans define the performance segment."

Travis: "Hold my Red bull."
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Old 01-19-2022, 05:28 PM   #7
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I mean, you can throw this vinyl all over an Outback Wilderness and drop it on some coilovers with some big ol rally looking wheels and achieve similar clickbait cool factor. Pretty sure a built engine and the gearbox will bolt right in.
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Old 01-19-2022, 05:51 PM   #8
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I mean, you can throw this vinyl all over an Outback Wilderness and drop it on some coilovers with some big ol rally looking wheels and achieve similar clickbait cool factor. Pretty sure a built engine and the gearbox will bolt right in.
Nooooooooope. This car is about 2 feet shorter and 1.5 feet thinner and 10" lower. And those lines. STRAIGHT. No curves except where they are needed like wheel arches. You wont get the same look out of the current car.

If he opens that hood, there damn well better be a spare tire there.

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Old 01-19-2022, 05:52 PM   #9
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The line that resonated with me the most from the carscoops article:
He also noted the boxy design enables him to see where the corners are, so his proximity will be better and he'll be able to be more precise.

DANG do I miss the boxy cars from the 80s where you could easily know exactly where the end of your hood was, etc..
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Old 01-19-2022, 06:21 PM   #10
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Nooooooooope. This car is about 2 feet shorter and 1.5 feet thinner and 10" lower. And those lines. STRAIGHT. No curves except where they are needed like wheel arches. You wont get the same look out of the current car.
For the purpose of clickbait?
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Old 01-19-2022, 08:11 PM   #11
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The line that resonated with me the most from the carscoops article:
He also noted the boxy design enables him to see where the corners are, so his proximity will be better and he'll be able to be more precise.

DANG do I miss the boxy cars from the 80s where you could easily know exactly where the end of your hood was, etc..
it's not just boxy cars, it's just cars from the days before high belt lines & low roof lines; crash safety has has made cars safer in the event of a crash, but has increased blind spots/reduction of body sight points significantly.

my 06 WRX had a lot of glass, I knew it's dimensions, it's a fairly curvaceous car, at least as wagons go; the hood scoop & hood drop off combination, and a long front overhang were a hinderance for sure, but it's much better than newer stuff with less glass; have you been in a new Camaro? Boxy by todays standards, but blind spots galore.
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it's not just boxy cars, it's just cars from the days before high belt lines & low roof lines; crash safety has has made cars safer in the event of a crash, but has increased blind spots/reduction of body sight points significantly.

my 06 WRX had a lot of glass, I knew it's dimensions, it's a fairly curvaceous car, at least as wagons go; the hood scoop & hood drop off combination, and a long front overhang were a hinderance for sure, but it's much better than newer stuff with less glass; have you been in a new Camaro? Boxy by todays standards, but blind spots galore.
Camaro has horrendous blind spots by any measure...even modern day.
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Old 01-19-2022, 08:50 PM   #13
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Camaro has horrendous blind spots by any measure...even modern day.
That's what happens when your primary design influence is hotwheels/matchbox cars.
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:21 PM   #14
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Nooooooooope. This car is about 2 feet shorter and 1.5 feet thinner and 10" lower. And those lines. STRAIGHT. No curves except where they are needed like wheel arches. You wont get the same look out of the current car.
If he opens that hood, there damn well better be a spare tire there.

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YES!!!!
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Old 01-20-2022, 10:43 AM   #15
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it's not just boxy cars, it's just cars from the days before high belt lines & low roof lines; crash safety has has made cars safer in the event of a crash, but has increased blind spots/reduction of body sight points significantly.

my 06 WRX had a lot of glass, I knew it's dimensions, it's a fairly curvaceous car, at least as wagons go; the hood scoop & hood drop off combination, and a long front overhang were a hinderance for sure, but it's much better than newer stuff with less glass; have you been in a new Camaro? Boxy by todays standards, but blind spots galore.
Yeah, same with my '05 Legacy GT Wagon vs. my '19 Stinger. But, in the Stinger's favor - backup camera / tilting side mirrors help. And the 360 cameras are cool, although I didn't pay the extra $5K for those + a few other things.
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Old 01-20-2022, 07:43 PM   #16
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And all of a sudden, vintage Subaru wagons skyrocket in price and start getting bro'd out.
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While this is very cool, I can't even make it though a minute of that awful video...maybe I'm just getting too old and don't get it.
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While this is very cool, I can't even make it though a minute of that awful video...maybe I'm just getting too old and don't get it.
When then there is an actual press release or another video of some kind, i'll switch it out. Thats all there is for right now.
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Old 01-21-2022, 07:56 AM   #19
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YES!!!!
Yeah. That was the 2nd Subaru I owned (83 GL Wagon), my 1st Subaru was an 81 S### brown four door DL with a long throw 4 speed. Then an '84 GL10, etc... all with spares in the engine with the air cleaner for the carb. As a teen, Subarus rusted quite a bit, so was able to get them cheap in the used market. GREAT pizza delivery cars in HS, especially in the winter when all the tips happened, and other drivers didn't want to drive, I was all for it. (I bought the GL10, used, with 1 month of a snowy Jan tips).

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That's my buddys horizon. Close, but not a subaru.

Seriously, mad mad money on the weekends ($200/$300 per night wasn't absurd, gas was around $.90/gallon) and there was no other places delivering, Dominoes wasn't in the area, Pizza Hut didn't deliver. We were the only delivery game in town, and being non-chain, had really, really good, fresh pizza. On Fri/Sat nights, we used to have about 10 drivers. We'd pull behind the building like a drive through, and a runner would bring a bag out with a couple deliveries, never had to get out of the car. So, when guys that didn't want to deliver in the snow worked inside (or didn't work at all), and... it was a really, really great gig. Now? You don't make that money. It's oversaturated...
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They brake the same and look the same.
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Old 01-21-2022, 01:35 PM   #23
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Yeah. That was the 2nd Subaru I owned (83 GL Wagon), my 1st Subaru was an 81 S### brown four door DL with a long throw 4 speed. Then an '84 GL10, etc... all with spares in the engine with the air cleaner for the carb. As a teen, Subarus rusted quite a bit, so was able to get them cheap in the used market. GREAT pizza delivery cars in HS, especially in the winter when all the tips happened, and other drivers didn't want to drive, I was all for it. (I bought the GL10, used, with 1 month of a snowy Jan tips).



When my dad wanted to work on the car, he'd just yell at me "We're gonna work on the car!!". My que to go out and get the tire out of the way.




Loved helping my dad. Hated the "grunt" work(kid thing, right?). Missing those days and my dad now.
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The turbo next the spare was a nice touch.
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Old 01-21-2022, 02:14 PM   #25
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When my dad wanted to work on the car, he'd just yell at me "We're gonna work on the car!!". My que to go out and get the tire out of the way.




Loved helping my dad. Hated the "grunt" work(kid thing, right?). Missing those days and my dad now.
Like, if subaru wanted to do a commercial of a long time subaru family, there are lots of us out there with stories like that from the early cars.
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