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Old 02-22-2019, 06:34 PM   #151
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I did a 400-mile trip in my Civic 1.5T and got 45.6 mpg. My lifetime average over ~20,000 miles is 36mpg.



Manual, I'm assuming? I wanted one, but they were IMPOSSIBLE to find around here (Seattle). Also, my wife doesn't drive stick, and it's not like I "need" a manual. I just really wanted one.
Yeah, it's a manual. I wanted a higher trim, but only the Sport (and LX) had 6MT option. Canada gets a 6MT Touring, although I hear so many complaints about the 8" screen's deck I'm kinda glad I didn't get it.

And of course the Si has a manual, but doesn't come in hatch form. Hatchback fans just can't get a break, lol.
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Old 02-22-2019, 10:16 PM   #152
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No dummy you were supposed to say Outback XT.

Ah. Dang.

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Old 03-12-2019, 02:18 PM   #153
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I hadn't thought about it, but if I got really sick of my Impreza and wanted a turbo wagon if there was no hatch STI, I might wind up in an OBXT.
if you think the outback is too high for you, swap those shocks and bring it down to legacy height
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:27 PM   #154
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if you think the outback is too high for you, swap those shocks and bring it down to legacy height
I heard there are some issues with that. Otherwise if I research for the new Outback and there aren't issues, I just might!
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:40 PM   #155
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I heard there are some issues with that. Otherwise if I research for the new Outback and there aren't issues, I just might!
or if there are coilovers or bags that can work with it, then why not. is it possible the wrx shocks would work or do we wait for its release and see if the new legacy shocks will work with both cars on the new global platform and more shared parts

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Old 03-12-2019, 02:43 PM   #156
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I'm waiting for sedan-only STI on SGP so I can put Brembos on my Impreza Sport hatch, just because I can and I like angering people.
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:51 PM   #157
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I want the hood scoop back.. that would give it some personality/uniqueness
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:57 PM   #158
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I want the hood scoop back.. that would give it some personality/uniqueness
does the aftermarket have hood scoops for the new subies. are do they find the hood scoop interrupt the air flow over the bonnet
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:13 PM   #159
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does the aftermarket have hood scoops for the new subies. are do they find the hood scoop interrupt the air flow over the bonnet
I think they originally claimed they couldnt have a scoop because of eyesight.. but then they added eyesight on the CVT WRX.
I am not interested in an aftermarket hood though.. needs to be OEM.
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They started flowing air to the intercooler from vents in the front bumper. And from a manufacturing standpoint it's more efficient to make only scoopless hoods rather than a few scooped ones. Notice that the Legacy rear bumper had a cutout for a dual exhaust, yet only the 3.6R got dual exhaust. Cheaper to just make one bumper and then plug the unused exhaust cutout.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:48 AM   #161
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They started flowing air to the intercooler from vents in the front bumper. And from a manufacturing standpoint it's more efficient to make only scoopless hoods rather than a few scooped ones. Notice that the Legacy rear bumper had a cutout for a dual exhaust, yet only the 3.6R got dual exhaust. Cheaper to just make one bumper and then plug the unused exhaust cutout.
I recall air going to the intercooler through a cutout in the grill leading to a plastic duct under the hood for the newer turbo cars. only the wrx and sti still have the iconic hoodscoops leading directly to the intercoolers
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:17 AM   #162
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I drove an Outback one yesterday. It was a pleasant surprise when I picked up my rental car while I was out on a business trip.

I really liked the car how the steering felt, the overall Subaru oily goodness in the dynamics which felt very familiar since I owned a Legacy Wagon a while back, and my current WRX. The interior was fine, I liked it. I did not like the key ignition though.. definitely needs keyless.

This car actually has some guts (sort of) on the expressway. Wasn't fast by any means, but did not feel slow and capable to pass and switch lanes with confidence. Eyesight was great too. I'm not a big fan of the overall shape, but the car is nice.
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