Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday January 21, 2022
Home Forums Images WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > News & Rumors

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.







* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Today, 02:02 PM   #4976
chanomatik
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 159474
Join Date: Sep 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Northbridge, MA
Vehicle:
2017 Impreza Sport
Lithium Red - OLDKID

Default

I'm surprised they decided to keep the e-brake in the Impreza. I assumed it was because they're still offering a manual and it's cheaper to make one center console style. I enjoy my e-brake, but I'm definitely in the minority of econobox buyers.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
chanomatik is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old Today, 03:19 PM   #4977
OldBlu
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 527735
Join Date: Dec 2021
Default

I'm ready to hear about the SPT. I can see how people can fool themselves into thinking a manual WRX has no competition because of the AWD, but once you lose the manual (especially if you are going for the top trim) there is some serious competition if you're considering it as a daily.
OldBlu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 04:37 PM   #4978
samagon
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 26859
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: undisputed COMBAT! champion
Vehicle:
of TXIC
I also like (oYo)!!!!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Calamity Jesus View Post
Can you imagine if Subaru had released a 99" wheelbase car on 18" wheels with a 2-door option, stiff bushings, a popping&crackling single-exit mandrel-bent exhaust, launch control, flat-foot shifting, basic interior with an Android-based HU mounted in a single din slot, an additional screen for the passenger (with TSD rally tools), a torsen front diff, an electronic center diff, and 6.5" of ground clearance? We'd be just as excited for it as the GR Corolla.
it'd also have plastic cladding, and everyone would poopoo all over it.
samagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 04:53 PM   #4979
samagon
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 26859
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: undisputed COMBAT! champion
Vehicle:
of TXIC
I also like (oYo)!!!!

Default

I've driven my fair share of cars with automatic transmissions, I've never used, nor missed a mechanical parking brake in these vehicles.

I've only ever owned cars with manual transmissions (my wife's primary vehicle not withstanding), I've never had one without a mechanical parking brake.

since I only ever use the parking brake to ensure the cars stays immobile when parked, I wouldn't really care if the mechanical arm was replaced with an automated button.

living and driving in Houston I don't get much opportunity/need to take hill starts seriously enough to want to use the handbrake to help, and when I did live in a place with wintry weather, engine braking was more than adequate to meet the gentle stopping requirements. I've been driving for 30 years, and probably a conservative estimate of over half a million miles, I've never had the hydraulic brakes fail me creating the need to use the parking brake as an emergency brake.

thinking back on it, I also had a few throttle cable failures during that time, never a drive by wire throttle failure though, for what that's worth.
samagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 05:19 PM   #4980
Snow Drift
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 75071
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Long Island
Vehicle:
'19 xvPHEV,Tesla MY
05 08 11 WRX 18 STI 18TM3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by samagon View Post
I've driven my fair share of cars with automatic transmissions, I've never used, nor missed a mechanical parking brake in these vehicles.


This is my personal pet-peeve. That roll-back is cringe worthy. I hate it when people I know do it, and I hate it on TV/Movies when you see the actor didn't apply the parking brake. You are always supposed to set it. Don't ask the parking gear to hold the car in place.
Snow Drift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 05:59 PM   #4981
WRX4US
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 162846
Join Date: Oct 2007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snow Drift View Post


This is my personal pet-peeve. That roll-back is cringe worthy. I hate it when people I know do it, and I hate it on TV/Movies when you see the actor didn't apply the parking brake. You are always supposed to set it. Don't ask the parking gear to hold the car in place.
I completely agree! I don't even think about it unless it's not there, automatic muscle memory. From time to time in inclement weather, the handbrake has kept me out of otherwise potentially expensive mishaps.
WRX4US is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 06:10 PM   #4982
Straight6
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 419593
Join Date: Apr 2015
Default

I like the WRX more. There is no market for station wagons in the US. You can't blame Subaru for not bringing it here to only lose money in the long run. Same with the hatch, no point in chasing a dead market.
Straight6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 06:13 PM   #4983
porusski
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 527254
Join Date: Nov 2021
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WRX4US View Post
I completely agree! I don't even think about it unless it's not there, automatic muscle memory. From time to time in inclement weather, the handbrake has kept me out of otherwise potentially expensive mishaps.

I disagree, I used to deliver on a pick-up truck so using the parking brake gets annoying over time. Car always holds anyway especially on a flat surface.

My next new car Iíll probably use it every time just to be proper.
porusski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 06:13 PM   #4984
kayen
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 57287
Join Date: Mar 2004
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Vehicle:
2002 Bugeye STi
MY07 WRB FXT

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snow Drift View Post


This is my personal pet-peeve. That roll-back is cringe worthy. I hate it when people I know do it, and I hate it on TV/Movies when you see the actor didn't apply the parking brake. You are always supposed to set it. Don't ask the parking gear to hold the car in place.
I am pretty sure 98% of people don't use it. At least it feels that way. My wife used to be the same and I told her it's not safe to park your car without the parking brake. She always uses it now, just like having the right tires for winter.
kayen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 07:03 PM   #4985
Vostok 7
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 30209
Join Date: Nov 2002
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Washington State
Vehicle:
2020 Jeep Gladiator
Gobi Tan

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Straight6 View Post
I like the WRX more. There is no market for station wagons in the US. You can't blame Subaru for not bringing it here to only lose money in the long run. Same with the hatch, no point in chasing a dead market.
If there's no market for station wagons in the US, then why are all the best sellers basically lifted station wagons?
Vostok 7 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2022 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2019, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.