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Old 12-12-2006, 10:57 AM   #301
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goodonya!

How was that done? (assuming I didnt get it exactly right)
They added a "DRL" light on the dash when your DRL's are on and kept the headlight on and foglight on lights when those are on. Personally, why more Subaru people don't just leafe their lights in the on position all the time is beyond me.
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:36 PM   #302
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- Legacy STI
- Forester STI
- More power for WRX (maybe 240-250) and STI ( maybe 320-340)
- More power for Legacy GT (maybe 260 like the Acura TL or something)
- SpecB faster than Legacy GT, the price of the specB in canada brings it near the Infiniti G35 and Lexus IS, and they make much more hp without turbo...
- Better styling
- Since it's a boxer, make the engine sound more like a porsche at idle
Thats it for now.

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Old 12-17-2006, 04:21 PM   #303
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I would like to see key locks on all doors to make it more convenient for those who don't want to carry the remote key fob. This is a pain on my Forester XT. I also would like to see the rear seats fold down on my WRX. I also would like to see a diesel engine.
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:36 PM   #304
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I'm going to disagree with the general sentiment of adding more features to move Subaru "upscale" and therefor less affordable. Perhaps they should develop a separate luxury brand for people who want leather, fake wood trim , weight-wasting gizmos, decorative plastic engine covers, and automatic car service reminders from the ECU.

I'll stop buying Subaru when it's too costly. Keep the base platform car simple, reliable, rugged, and with high performance options. Don't force us to get the luxury package stuff in order to get the high hp motors. Example: H6 only available on top of the line outback. Also, the Forester XT is no longer available with cloth seats.

Please NO gimmick features like headlight wipers, rain sensing automatic wipers.

Please ADD
dual range transmission case option,
make all transmissions 6 spd MT or 5EAT
SI-drive standard with turbo motors -(dial it back to save gas)
impreza coupe

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Old 12-19-2006, 10:21 PM   #305
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I'm going to disagree with the general sentiment of adding more features to move Subaru "upscale" and therefor less affordable. Perhaps they should develop a separate luxury brand for people who want leather, fake wood trim , weight-wasting gizmos, decorative plastic engine covers, and automatic car service reminders from the ECU.

I'll stop buying Subaru when it's too costly. Keep the base platform car simple, reliable, rugged, and with high performance options. Don't force us to get the luxury package stuff in order to get the high hp motors. Example: H6 only available on top of the line outback. Also, the Forester XT is no longer available with cloth seats.

Please NO gimmick features like headlight wipers, rain sensing automatic wipers.

Please ADD
dual range transmission case option,
make all transmissions 6 spd MT or 5EAT
SI-drive standard with turbo motors -(dial it back to save gas)
impreza coupe

For what you get Subaru is still very affordable.


Also, you can get a Forester XT with fabric, it's called the sports model and is basically what the enthusiasts have been asking for. IMHO it is perfect.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:09 AM   #306
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For what you get Subaru is still very affordable.


Also, you can get a Forester XT with fabric, it's called the sports model and is basically what the enthusiasts have been asking for. throw on some SPT/STI springs, ditch the Geosquealers, add a Power Pack and then, IMHO it is perfect.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:36 PM   #307
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Well, yeah, but it is everything I wanted 3 years ago when I bought mine.

5spd, fabric, heated seats, sunroof, WRB.

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Old 12-20-2006, 09:37 PM   #308
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Bring this to the US:


OMG HELLO DOCTOR!

Though, I would like to see it in a performance H6........ yessum turboed even.

it would seperate the sort of light and nimble impreza to the semi heavy power house legacy. At least, thats how i look at it

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Old 12-25-2006, 11:24 PM   #309
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+1 for a hybrid !

Make it stylish, attractive and AWD... here's your competition.

http://greenhybrid.com/discuss/showthread.php?t=11278

If you offer a car like this in AWD I'd be be back.
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:15 PM   #310
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The Tribeca looks to much like a minivan. If you are going to sell an SUV, don't create a product that looks like a minivan raised two inches.
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:49 PM   #311
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I would like to see Subaru develop a five passenger truck.

If this was something Subaru had, I would never have to look to another manufacturer for my transportation needs.
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:51 PM   #312
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Full line of STi (Forester, Legacy sedan and wagon)
Fold down rear seat for all models.
One touch up/down windows (driver and front passenger windows)
One touch moon roof
Leather trim options for all models

Maybe Hybrid?
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Old 01-01-2007, 01:13 PM   #313
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Subaru Minivan - Think AWD Kia Sedona (similar features and price), that way I can be an all Subaru family again :-D

in my mind though.. the impreza needs to return to being light, with a coupe option. Like the impreza of the late 90's.. WRX should have about 250 HP and the STi about 320 .. keep the weight of both under 3000.

Make the legacy more of the touring concept with more HP (a 400 HP TT H6 version to compete with the likes of the M3/M5) and the same levels of reliability and comfort it has now .. Spec B should be about 320 HP, just heavier than the STi.

thanks. (serious about the minivan)
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:50 PM   #314
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I've lurked here for about 4 years, but after seeing this thread I thought I would join in, even it is a bit late...

First let me say that I own a '99 Legacy Wagon and a '05 WRX Wagon. And, just so you know where Iím coming from, I'll also add that the only new Subaru I'd consider purchasing would be the Impreza...I have no need for a larger vehicle and no desire for leather luxuries, etc. The Legacy I purchased due to circumstance, the WRX I purchased because it was a car I wanted to drive. In terms of bang for the buck, which is generally what I look at with anything I purchase, the WRX couldnít be beat.

Iíll also say that I have been eyeing the STI since it arrived and will wait to see the new redesign before making my decision.

All that being said, hereís what I want in my future Impreza.

First, it needs to be smaller. There is currently is not enough distinction between the Legacy and the Impreza. I think a smaller Impreza would help to differentiate between the models and sell better.

Second is power. 230ish HP isnít going to sell you any more cars, especially if the size of the car stays the same. Competitors like the Mazdaspeed 3 and Civic Si are going to undermine your customer base. The WRX should have 280hp minimum, with the STI at 350hp.

Third is styling. I hate to say it, but no one has ever bought an Impreza because it looks good. All this changing faces doesnít do much for brand image. A good looking car canít be that hard to design, the Si is fantastic; the new Alfa is beautiful. I donít see any reason Subaru couldnít be just as great.

You can put together what Iím angling for, Iím sure, but Iíll just reiterate it. Give me a 350hp Civic Si sized (with a hatchback option!) car with an ounce of style, and Iíd be willing to bet you couldnít make enough of them. Iíd pay $35k for one, too.

As I reread all this, I realized I should have just said build the P2.

Iíll wrap up with my biggest pet peeveÖthe lack of defrosting side view mirrors. I canít see a single reason to leave them off a car, especially on a car that sells so well in colder climates.
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:57 PM   #315
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Iíll wrap up with my biggest pet peeveÖthe lack of defrosting side view mirrors. I canít see a single reason to leave them off a car, especially on a car that sells so well in colder climates.


All weather package includes heated mirrors IIRC (at least it did on my Forester and my demo Legacy, I think the wifes B9 has it as well)
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:57 AM   #316
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1. Stronger paint in all models
2. Legacy Spec B Tuned by Sti
3. Dual clutch direct shift transmission as option
4. Trunk pass through for all sedan [Edit: Fold down seat for all sedan]
5. Better tires
6. VDC (w/ on/off switch)

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Old 01-04-2007, 11:04 AM   #317
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1. Stronger paint in all models
2. Legacy Spec B Tuned by Sti
3. Dual clutch direct shift transmission as option
4. Trunk pass through for all sedan
5. Better tires
6. VDC (w/ on/off switch)
Re: #4: Do Impreza sedans not have a pass-thru? My '05 Legacy sure does, and the '08 Legacy sedan is again getting fold-down rear seats (rumor has it).

My '98 LGT has fold-down rear seats, and I'm often surprised how much stuff (and how large items) can fit back there. I've carried a whole RTA (Ready To Assemble) computer desk in there, and even two complete RTA bookshelves (stacked on top of one another). I had to nudge the driver's seat forward just a bit, but they fit cleanly and I was able to close the trunk. The pass-thru just can't quite measure up to that, so I'm glad they're bringing back the fold-down seats.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:05 AM   #318
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2007 LGT sedan already got fold down rear seats.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:48 AM   #319
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Re: #4: Do Impreza sedans not have a pass-thru? My '05 Legacy sure does, and the '08 Legacy sedan is again getting fold-down rear seats (rumor has it).
Oops... sorry, I meant fold-down seat... It always has pass through...
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:40 PM   #320
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2007 LGT sedan already got fold down rear seats.
Woohoo! I'm surprised they ditched that feature - it's so very handy for carrying big stuff. Glad to hear it's already back! Hmm, can I retrofit my '05 with the '07 seats?
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:53 PM   #321
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Dunno, check legacygt.com, there was a thread about it... noone tried, methinks.

Wagon > sedan with fold down seats or not...
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:07 PM   #322
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Remember the Brat? well I want the "Brute". Something like a honda Ridgeline. Big Torque, big clearance and a real truck bed. A new "brat would be nice maybe built off the Forester platform?
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Old 01-07-2007, 10:13 PM   #323
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How about some simple, inexpensive items found on almost every other vehicle on the market today....OIL PRESSURE AND AMP GAUGES on ALL WRX and STi models minimum.
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Remember the Brat? well I want the "Brute". Something like a honda Ridgeline. Big Torque, big clearance and a real truck bed. A new "brat would be nice maybe built off the Forester platform?
Based off the Tribeca would be better, I think. Great idea though.
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