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Old 09-09-2017, 10:32 PM   #276
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Default Brand New Blue Limited Crosstrek

Brand New Blue Limited Crosstrek, + all 3 auto dim homelink mirrors.
The Auto Dim Mirrors on the outside are just a glass exchange, the inside is a whole new compass mirror.

Still breaking it in so doing lots of back roads to avoid steady state highway cruising. The infotainment CarPlay TomTom Harmon Kardon stereo are all amazing.

The eye sight/adaptive cruise tracks cars much farther back than than the 2015 outback did. I'm already sold on the lane keep assist.

The new shocks are an epiphany. The handling is very sharp all the while the steering is very light. Power at it's best!

We went bounding through a construction zone and that is when this car came alive. Wow what a suspension! The breaks are also phenomenal.

Still breaking it in but getting 7.2 litres per 100 km highway already.

What this car lacks in power it radiates in sophistication.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:24 AM   #277
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News 2018 Subaru Crosstrek And WRX Earn IIHS 2017 Top Safety Pick + Award

2018 Subaru Crosstrek And WRX Earn IIHS 2017 Top Safety Pick + Award
  • Both vehicles received the Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and LED Steering Responsive Headlights
  • Both vehicles received the Top Safety Pick award and a ‘Superior’ rating in front crash prevention when equipped with EyeSight
  • Crosstrek is an IIHS Top Safety Pick for six years running
  • WRX is an IIHS Top Safety Pick for three years running

Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that the 2018 Crosstrek and WRX, when equipped with optional EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, received the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK award and when equipped with both EyeSight and LED Steering Responsive Headlights, received the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2018 Crosstrek and WRX received the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK award by achieving the highest possible rating of “Good” in the IIHS crashworthiness evaluations of front small overlap, front moderate overlap, side impact, roof crush, and rear impact as well as EyeSight receiving a “Superior” rating in the Institute’s front crash prevention testing. The Crosstrek is an IIHS Top Safety Pick for six years running (2012-2017) and WRX for three years running (2015-2017).

Now all 2018 Subaru models with EyeSight and LED Steering Responsive Headlights received the highest possible 2017 safety rating from IIHS. The Crosstrek and WRX join Forester, Impreza, Legacy and Outback with this prestigious honor.

“Subaru is committed to developing the highest safety standards for our vehicles,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc., “and receiving the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award for all our 2018 models equipped with EyeSight and LED Steering Responsive Headlights proves this commitment to our customers.”

The all-new 2018 Crosstrek combines a bold new design with a new and highly capable chassis for versatility in both off-road and city driving with a starting price of $21,795.

The rally-bred WRX is powered by a 268 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer four-cylinder engine and has a starting price of $26,995.

About the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses –deaths, injuries and property damage –from crashes on the nation’s roads. For more information, visit iihs.org.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:11 AM   #278
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Right. Yeah. That didn't look right. I was more of they spent all that effort "for nothing". They also weren't with it long enough. One year and out.
Nice backpedal
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:02 PM   #279
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Well, the new crosstrek is a really nice daily driver. Wish the WRX could share some of those improvements...
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:10 AM   #280
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Nice backpedal


No backpedal. I simply worded it wrong.
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:43 AM   #281
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:34 AM   #282
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Downside to working at a dealer is I pick up his mistakes. Anyone else hear them?

Fine review though.
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:07 PM   #283
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Downside to working at a dealer is I pick up his mistakes. Anyone else hear them?

Fine review though.
dealerships are a breeding ground for misinformation.
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:04 AM   #284
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dealerships are a breeding ground for misinformation.

Only the ones that don't care to learn the product. I know in my dealer's district, there are a good number that know enough.
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:25 AM   #285
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Downside to working at a dealer is I pick up his mistakes. Anyone else hear them?

Fine review though.
One is I don't think the engine sits 10mm lower. I thought the SGP sat 4mm lower than the chassis before
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:07 PM   #286
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That had nothing to do with the hatchback layout and more with the rest of the car...Oh and the fact they did not have somebody named Loeb Driving. Hatches were dominating. Nobody ran sedans. The polar moment of inertia is all wrong and the rear overhang is too great. Sedans in Rallying on a WRC level are not coming back anytime soon.
To clarify, while the car did have some mechanical issues, it only saw a handfull of rallies before Subaru yanked Prodrive out of the WRC.

Solberg took the new car to a 2nd place finish at Acropolis.. the hatch's first rally. It was a solid midpack car with both drivers the rest of the season (behind, Loeb, of course). There was nothing wrong with the car from a design standpoint.. Subaru just dropped out of the WRC before it was developed.
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