Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday October 24, 2021
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 Yesterday, 08:12 AM   #3026
Jacky Treehorn
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 204966
Join Date: Mar 2009
Vehicle:
2021 Quadrifoglio

Default

I'm fond' of the young buck. Raiti's got that pazzazz that y'all dullards' lack. That's why he's a damn success. Y'all gonna get Zonk'd when ya see me pullin' up in my new WRX.

You buncha' sorry hucklebuckin' pimps are all in it together, quit ur' moanin'. Back in my day, you'd get the wood shampoo. Raiti would be runnin' circles around u dullards.

Now back to this here new WRX, we got ourselves a fine piecea' engineerin' that ya better be thankin' ur B-holes' we got that 6er'. For those of ya that gotta ask ur ladies, well they offer ya the CVT fer' the neutered' folk among ya. And believe u me, there's gonna be plenty a that.

The plastic claddin' gotta be real nice when I get out to thrashin' n stompin' in the bush. I didn't treat my last WRX kindly, and this new one is gonna get the size 14 boot if ya catch what I'm sayin

Once I get my meat hooks on er' , she's gonna fit the bill...ya can't take ur honda civics n corrolas out to the bush for some heavy wranglin'. This here Ash Barty can do work. We got ourselves a bona' fide work-horse. Take it or turn tail n' leave it to ol' Jacky to do the dirty work n take er' out back for some real action. Buncha' polishers.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Jacky Treehorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old Yesterday, 08:20 AM   #3027
chanomatik
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 159474
Join Date: Sep 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Northbridge, MA
Vehicle:
2017 Impreza Sport
Lithium Red - OLDKID

Default

And my Ignore List elongates.

I can't wait for this car to hit the streets so there will be things to actually talk about.
chanomatik is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:19 AM   #3028
SVX WRX
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 26358
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Da Burgh
Vehicle:
2018 RS 400

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Straight6 View Post
This car is going to be great:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXthxNFUOy0

did that goof give any Zonks? i haven't watched his annoying videos for a while, but i kinda remember him drinking the Subaru Kool-Aid.


CVT ... Zonk
prolapsed anus rear end ... Zonk
plastic wheel arches ... Zonk
less hp than a Camry ... Zonk

<switches to full auto> Zonk Zonk Zonk Zonk Zonk ...
SVX WRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:43 AM   #3029
Brahmzy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3293
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: CO
Vehicle:
'20 Ascent
'15 XTerra P4X

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Straight6 View Post
False, troll a tiny bit harder next time. He is one of the most popular reviewers on YT for a reason and the car looks fantastic.
Iím am not surprised you like his videos. In fact, Iíd be shocked if you didnít.

Youíre a sheep. Bahhhh.
Brahmzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:49 AM   #3030
SCRAPPYDO
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 873
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: www.testdrivemylife.com
Vehicle:
2020 JEEP / Ascent
Datsun 71 240Z & 68 2000

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brahmzy View Post
Iím am not surprised you like his videos. In fact, Iíd be shocked if you didnít.

Youíre a sheep. Bahhhh.
he is a nice guy, just trying to convince himself the car is not rubbish.



WRX from the back.
SCRAPPYDO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:49 AM   #3031
Brahmzy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3293
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: CO
Vehicle:
'20 Ascent
'15 XTerra P4X

Default

^^ Lol!!!
Brahmzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 12:30 PM   #3032
heavyD
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 194216
Join Date: Nov 2008
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Vehicle:
2020 X3M Competition

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rallly 4 View Post
If you think he's a good reviewer you must think McDonald's offers 5 star meals
He's the poor man's Doug DeMuro and he's far from one of the most popular reviewers on the internet. All he does is take dealer cars for a test drive and talk about how many twinkies he can fit in them. I watch them occasionally if I am interested in a particular car but he's not a guy that you overly care about his opinion. He tried to be as glass half full as possible with this car but even he has to zonk the SUV fender cladding. This is simply not something that anyone likes because it's a bad styling cue on a car.
heavyD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 02:43 PM   #3033
subyski
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 202642
Join Date: Nov 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Vehicle:
08 Impreza,80Vette
68 Impala, 15 SantaFe

Default

He reminds me of an infomercial host. His videos are not the most informative or the worst. For me, it's kinda entertaining. His "zonk" is his shtick, that's all.
subyski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 02:55 PM   #3034
Pre
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 139693
Join Date: Feb 2007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kayen View Post
Just because someone is popular, doesn't make them great. Just means there are lots of lambs led to slaughter. It's like not knowing you're in a cult, until it's too late.

Also I think he is very annoying, especially the stupid zonk crap of his. He offers nothing of real interest to enthusiasts, just more rehashed corporate crap. The amount of Rally heritage he always brings up makes me want to throw up.
Nailed it. Heís a nice guy. But Iíve watched real reviewers that really know vehicles, to the point of talking about bushings, suspension components, up on a lift, etc, make fun of the guy. His reviews are more PR than a review.

This sycophant is just leeching onto anything at this point. It wreaks of desperation to quote Doc.
Pre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 02:58 PM   #3035
Pre
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 139693
Join Date: Feb 2007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chanomatik View Post
And my Ignore List elongates.
Same. Thank God alrighty itís a feature in the software. Very very appreciative.
Pre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 04:15 PM   #3036
Calamity Jesus
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 44501
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Yeah, well, you know
Vehicle:
that 's, like, your
alternate facts, man.

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO View Post
he is a nice guy, just trying to convince himself the car is not rubbish.



WRX from the back.
Oh, so it'll look better once it's out of estrus. That makes sense. I guess you've gotta go through some ugliness to get a new generation started.
Calamity Jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:13 PM   #3037
6DemonBag
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 383438
Join Date: Mar 2014
Default

Deleted

Last edited by 6DemonBag; Yesterday at 05:20 PM. Reason: Changed
6DemonBag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:38 PM   #3038
VarmintCong
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 379605
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Peabody, MA
Vehicle:
2017 Civic Sport
2012 Outback 2.5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kayen View Post
Just because someone is popular, doesn't make them great. Just means there are lots of lambs led to slaughter. It's like not knowing you're in a cult, until it's too late.

Also I think he is very annoying, especially the stupid zonk crap of his. He offers nothing of real interest to enthusiasts, just more rehashed corporate crap. The amount of Rally heritage he always brings up makes me want to throw up.
Can't stand that guy either, and he seems to love every car, but I couldn't stand his videos so haven't watched many.

I will wait for Throttle House to review it, lol.
VarmintCong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:43 PM   #3039
Scooby-Doode
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 28976
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: ANE Where
Vehicle:
2016 Step 2 Push
Buggy GT

Default

The Zonk guy, he reminds me of the ladies on the Price is Right. They swoop their hands as the product is show cased. This guy drags is fingers and says Zonk Zonk.
Scooby-Doode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:32 PM   #3040
Straight6
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 419593
Join Date: Apr 2015
Vehicle:
MK7 GLI DSG

Default

Ahhh the envy of random internet keyboard racercar drivers .
Straight6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:36 PM   #3041
murrdogg24
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 50586
Join Date: Dec 2003
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Colorado Springs
Vehicle:
2020 STI
Crystal White Pearl

Default

people who think subaru makes a race car
Quote:
Originally Posted by Straight6 View Post
Ahhh the envy of random internet keyboard racercar drivers .
murrdogg24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:40 PM   #3042
Straight6
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 419593
Join Date: Apr 2015
Vehicle:
MK7 GLI DSG

Default

Everyone loves to hate a winner .
Straight6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 10:29 PM   #3043
4S-TURBO
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 67807
Join Date: Aug 2004
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Flortlandia
Vehicle:
`v_` sideshows
and glock rounds

Default



4S-TURBO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 10:54 PM   #3044
Apharmd
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 357059
Join Date: May 2013
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Vehicle:
2021 WRX
WHT

Default

LOL I'm still wondering how tf that bumper design made it out the door.
Apharmd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 11:55 PM   #3045
LENSPEC
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 354897
Join Date: Apr 2013
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: New York
Default

Why SubaruÖwhy??

I feel like itís gonna be such a great car under all that ugly.
How many are saying to themselves; ďIs it enoughÖcan I look past that exterior?Ē
LENSPEC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 03:22 AM   #3046
JustyWRC
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 153088
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Arlington, TN
Vehicle:
2005 Baja Turbo
95 Sambar 06 Forester

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Calamity Jesus View Post
Subaru's AWD system is just as FWD-based as any of those others. The platforms are all based on FWD architecture (except for the one where they modified a FWD into a RWD platform). Just because Subaru didn't sell FWD Legacies and Imprezas in the USA for very long, doesn't mean the drivetrain is magically AWD-only.

Anything with Active AWD is barely AWD at all these days with the constant decontenting by Subaru.

55F/45R split is just as FWD as the rest?


Quote:
Originally Posted by brandon View Post
Hmmm... about 15 years ago Subaru liked to boast about their traditional customers (target market). Specifically, Subaru customers tended to be better educated professionals of some type or other, who could afford more expensive vehicles but bought Subarus instead. This meant that those customers were less impacted by the economy in general and were therefore more consistent purchasers who could be "relied on" in the down times.

I purchased my first new Subaru in 1999, and my wife purchased hers in 2001. We have owned quite a few since, with the last being a 2009 Legacy Wagon (manual). After that Subaru stopped making vehicles we wanted to buy. My wife (who is a Doctor) and I (who am an Engineer and Project Manager) can afford more expensive cars, but we purchased Subarus. We also had Doctor and Engineer colleagues who purchased multiple Subarus as well. Do you know how many of us still have Subarus??? Exactly zero.

Now I certainly don't have demographic data to back up my observations. But my first person experience is pretty shocking when it comes to "traditional Subaru customers". Subaru is definitely selling a lot more cars these days, but are those "new generation" customers the ones who will keep coming back even when the times are bad? Time will tell.

Brandon



With the tops in loyal customer retention? Simple answer.....yes.





Quote:
Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO View Post
Precisely! Well put.

I am an engineer and my wife is a director of nursing. We both had Subarus for a long time. The Ascent will be the last one we ever have. The CVT is annoying and that is a shame as it is not a bad car except for that. Other companies offer more for the same price. Subaru's performance world is evaporated like their chances of a WRC win.

I do not blame them either. They found a woke crowd who lives and breaths marketing BS and they are reaping the benefits of lifestyle sales. They are a business, not our friends. They are doing what it takes to make money. Like all business should.

That path Subaru is currently on is just not same one as those of us who bought cars in 1997-2006 from them are currently on.

I bought my first Subaru in 2000. I was in my late 20's. I am 47 now and have lost interest in driving the same car I bought over 20 years ago. MY needs have changed. But I have watched them move the WRX to more and more a mainstream car trying to please more and more demographics.

They have forgotten the lesson of when you try to please all the people your product shifts to the mainstream and the people on the fringe, the enthusiasts, for example are dropped for a bigger piece of the financial pie.

WRX was never a mainstream car. IT was odd and quirky and fun. Now is bland and crosstrek-ified.



What is core to Subaru(hint: not performance) today? Safety, Longevity, go where you want. Now, the longevity is having some bad years....lets hope they get back on track.



But, go back 30+ years and what was Subaru's core then? Hmmmm......the same? They dabbled in a market for a while and did well. WHATEVER their reason they haven't advanced in the performance tech, it was still just a dabble compared to what their core is. Their core has NEVER changed. They just improved their cars to appeal to a wider audience. And?




It worked.





Kinda amazing they have a marketing slogan(fact) they've used for 30+ years. "97% of Subarus sold in the last 10 years are still on the road". Granted that number has been as low as 94% I think. How many other manufacturers can do that? Very few. If any
JustyWRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 07:57 AM   #3047
JP Chestnut
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 504432
Join Date: Jul 2019
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apharmd View Post
LOL I'm still wondering how tf that bumper design made it out the door.
Not only is it really ugly, but in the zonk guyís video it looks incredibly cheap. Itís really total ****.
JP Chestnut is offline   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 12:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2021 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2019, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.