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Old 05-03-2019, 12:05 AM   #126
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There's SO much hate in your heart.
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:10 AM   #127
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But performance is more defined in the sedan segment. . . ....
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Old 05-03-2019, 01:06 AM   #128
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I miss my ‘05 STI and ‘98 2.5RS. Man there was nothing like that ‘98 2.5RS. I had one of the first ones in the country in ‘97 - drove 2 states away to get it. Good times.
Holy cow that was like 20 freakin years ago. I was a very young lad. I got a lot of flack over the gold wheels and the wing. People were convinced they were aftermarket and that I somehow went looking for gold wheels.
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Old 05-03-2019, 01:43 AM   #129
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I had white wheels on my Riceccord. Black on white with a touring wing and Honda vinyl way back then. From scrapin to hatin. Get off my launsport.
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Old 05-03-2019, 01:56 AM   #130
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LOL
Cars had so much character back then. Good and bad. So many ricers had touring wings.
Some of em pulled it off, others not so much. Now, the cars with character cost $100K on up.
I was bored 3 or so weeks ago and went into the Porsche dealer.
$290K GT2 RS. That thing had some character.

Was pretty amusing watching the salesmen watching me get out of the 5yr old Forester. They were pretty nice and it was a slow day so they entertained me for a bit.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:17 PM   #131
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GT2 RS is worth every penny. It’s a legal race car. Us 90s car nerds were all about that. My Accord was nearly new when I bought it and completely transformed what that car was. Nobody knew what it was. I loved that thing. Looked so good. The wing was a nice design and all painted to match with a carbon lip. Clean as ****. It sucked for boarding tho so I got back into Subarus and started harassing Subaru about bringing the WRX. The mod bug came along with it as did shipping container waits. Good times. I wish I had kept my 98 black on goldies. Coupe love.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:20 PM   #132
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Y u no overnight parts from Japan!!???!
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:01 PM   #133
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Cuz that ****ty movie came out many years later.
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:26 PM   #134
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2002 wrx bro checking in. now that I am in my 40's with kids, Im going to hopefully place an order for a last of the EJ25 2020MY towards the end of the production run. not interested in sophisticated hybrid tech.
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That's why I ordered a 2019 STi. It'll give me ~3 years of enjoyment before they sort out the bugs on the new STi whenever it comes out. Then I can make a decision at that time if I want to "upgrade" or not.

Now it sits next to my 2005 STi and neither of them really get driven... I should probably change that some day.
Definitely great approaches here. Everyone should know not to purchase a first year redesign/new engine model. I learned my lesson back in 2008.
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:03 AM   #135
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For sure the price would be overpriced but I doubt they would make a hybrid model.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:41 AM   #136
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Rumors of a Series White 2020 STI floating around.........
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Old 05-06-2019, 06:33 PM   #137
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Rumors of a Series White 2020 STI floating around.........
has anyone seen any other 2020 info besides what was on torque news?
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:57 PM   #138
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Definitely great approaches here. Everyone should know not to purchase a first year redesign/new engine model. I learned my lesson back in 2008.
I mean not everyone can do that. Else there’d never be a second model year.

On the plus side for Subaru, a car that nobody buys can’t be found to be unreliable.
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:01 PM   #139
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I mean not everyone can do that. Else there’d never be a second model year.

On the plus side for Subaru, a car that nobody buys can’t be found to be unreliable.
RIP Levorg. The most reliable Subaru that never existed.
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:45 AM   #140
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Next Levorg is to be seen at Tokyo Motor Show. And the long awaited 1.5 and 1.8 DIT engines. Hope they bring it for european outback.

Why do they not lift up a Levorg like they did for a Outback? Make it a crosstrak wagon or Levorg Outback. Should sell good in Europe and USA.

Levorg does not sell in Europe either. Most people buy SUV. Wagons only sell as company vehicle. But you have to pay tax on it in function of the Co2 emissions. Most cars in Europe are close to 100 grams emission. Subaru misses big on this with more then 150 grams. So nobody takes one.

https://response.jp/article/2019/05/10/322148.html
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Old 05-10-2019, 10:14 AM   #141
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Next Levorg is to be seen at Tokyo Motor Show. And the long awaited 1.5 and 1.8 DIT engines. Hope they bring it for european outback.

Why do they not lift up a Levorg like they did for a Outback? Make it a crosstrak wagon or Levorg Outback. Should sell good in Europe and USA.

Levorg does not sell in Europe either. Most people buy SUV. Wagons only sell as company vehicle. But you have to pay tax on it in function of the Co2 emissions. Most cars in Europe are close to 100 grams emission. Subaru misses big on this with more then 150 grams. So nobody takes one.

https://response.jp/article/2019/05/10/322148.html
So it is very possible we will the new wrx front at the Tokyo motor show on the new levorg. I hope they are thinking of ways to to incorporate a new hatch wrx using the legacy tourer rear design

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Old 05-10-2019, 11:47 AM   #142
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I mean not everyone can do that. Else there’d never be a second model year.

On the plus side for Subaru, a car that nobody buys can’t be found to be unreliable.
Luckily I've had 0 problems with My15 wrx that i purchased new in 2014.
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Old 05-10-2019, 03:29 PM   #143
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Old 05-10-2019, 05:00 PM   #144
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Luckily I've had 0 problems with My15 wrx that i purchased new in 2014.
My battery went at 26K replaced under warranty and the new one has no issues. I also had an intermittent issue with erratic idle at stop lights where it would feel like it was about to stall. I read up on it in the technical form and ended up replacing one the oil control valves and have had no other issues. Just hit 75K.
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Old 05-10-2019, 05:41 PM   #145
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My battery went at 26K replaced under warranty and the new one has no issues. I also had an intermittent issue with erratic idle at stop lights where it would feel like it was about to stall. I read up on it in the technical form and ended up replacing one the oil control valves and have had no other issues. Just hit 75K.
Haha OMG! The battery was total junk! Mine was replaced also, i forgot. The tune was terrible, but ive been on a Cobb OTS since like 7k miles, then a stage 2 dyno tune (minus inter cooler) from about 17k to the 44k it has now.

Im currently looking for a replacement for no other reason then im just bored and want something else. I have RCE Yellows and it rides a little harsh and the leather seats are not very comfortable. Other than those minor gripes, it's been a wonderful car, especially in inclement weather!
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:53 PM   #146
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I sure hope this is the very early stages of the look.... looks like the lovechild of a Lexus, Civic, and a boat
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:59 PM   #147
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:48 AM   #148
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My 2006 WRX wagon is starting to have that "classic car" feel/vibe, partly because whenever I drive my wife's corolla iM hatch I'm reminded as to how far cars have come with regards to good stuff like efficiency, NVH control & chassis design, and bad stuff like all the nannies, safety & tech crap, vague clutch pedal & shifter, eps, lack of feedback (see also NVH control & eps), & blind spots galore.

The good: it's a fairly analog car, just airbags and ABS so no real nannies or tech, awesome greenhouse, doesn't feel claustrophobic or require a backup camera, but it feels like every time I fix/replace something, something else needs fixing or replacing; it's an older car after all. Beyond that, chassis design and structural adhesive use has gotten so much better, that modern cars will out handle it, but they aren't as fun to drive.

20 years is the classic cut-off in my state, I might actually make it there in my 06 WRX wagon if nobody makes a car I want to replace this one before then, 7 more years of living the Subaru life though? I dunno if I can do it with this as my daily, and I don't like it enough for it to be a second "primarily fun" car, and I haven't devalued it enough in my own mind to demote it to "winter beater" status.

I just want a quick wagon with three pedals that isn't FWD or front-biased AWD, which is apparently too much to ask of any manufacturer.
I'm in the same boat with my '04 STi. I drive my daughter's 2012 vehicle, my wife's 2016, and a variety of new rentals.

Your comment on blind spots is dead on. The quest to reduce weight by reducing glass size has made for absolutely piss poor visibility out of the windows compared to 15 year old cars. No wonder cameras and sensors were mandated...you can't see jack out of newer models.
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Definitely great approaches here. Everyone should know not to purchase a first year redesign/new engine model. I learned my lesson back in 2008.
My '04 was a first year model. Still going after 15 years!

It's a gamble...first year models are generally high quality but run the risk of having development issues. But with 2nd, 3rd, and subsequent year models, those start getting quality issues as the OEM starts cost cutting and begins sourcing parts from the lowest possible bidder, introducing the risk of defective or lower quality parts not performing the same as the earlier ones.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:22 AM   #149
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Not bad looking.
Agreed.

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Old 05-12-2019, 06:18 PM   #150
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I'm in the same boat with my '04 STi. I drive my daughter's 2012 vehicle, my wife's 2016, and a variety of new rentals.

Your comment on blind spots is dead on. The quest to reduce weight by reducing glass size has made for absolutely piss poor visibility out of the windows compared to 15 year old cars. No wonder cameras and sensors were mandated...you can't see jack out of newer models.My '04 was a first year model. Still going after 15 years!

It's a gamble...first year models are generally high quality but run the risk of having development issues. But with 2nd, 3rd, and subsequent year models, those start getting quality issues as the OEM starts cost cutting and begins sourcing parts from the lowest possible bidder, introducing the risk of defective or lower quality parts not performing the same as the earlier ones.


The blind spot comments you mention about newer cars were one of the reasons I am happy with the VA STi. Giant green house with excellent visibility all around. I hated how my GR sedan had the weird ultra thick c pillar design that blocked my view over my shoulder. First thing i noticed when i sat down in my 2018 was the great visibility all around.
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