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Old 01-14-2022, 11:23 AM   #4676
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This doesn't look as good as I thought it would in dark gray. Wheels look tiny and that wheel gap.
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Old 01-14-2022, 11:31 AM   #4677
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Who doesn't love that gloss red paint under those textured black plastic sills? What a look...
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Old 01-14-2022, 12:23 PM   #4678
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Poor man's under glow.
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Old 01-14-2022, 12:43 PM   #4679
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The wheel gaps look wide. Aside from that, I like the combination of that grey (which appears to be a non-metallic) with the cherry blossom accents, but I think it would be even better without the black. Really Subaru is not a long way off from making this car truly nice... More body color instead of black, a little less fender gap plus a "quieted down" rear bumper would result in something really nice IMO.
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Old 01-14-2022, 12:48 PM   #4680
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If you make a claim you are responsible for backing it up. Not others. Telling others to shoulder your burden of proof demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding of the scientific process and often indicates intentional dishonesty by the one demanding others do the work for them. It is not OUR homework to do, to cite YOUR references on YOUR report. If you do not like that, then the door is to your left.


Except you were around when the burden of proof was posted real time. Not my fault if you donít absorb everything you should. Also, you forgot your signature.
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:53 PM   #4681
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Except you were around when the burden of proof was posted real time. Not my fault if you donít absorb everything you should. Also, you forgot your signature.
So your proof is KC should know this, because they were around. What are you a politician? I will skirt the question by saying it is your fault for not knowing already.
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Old 01-14-2022, 02:12 PM   #4682
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They shot it in poor lighting, brought a model that was close in color to the unpainted plastic, and it still looks horrible.
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Old 01-14-2022, 02:19 PM   #4683
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There is a video of it on YouTube from the auto salon. It looks like these wheels are 18", I think that is too small for this model. 19" rims should be the minimum size for these cars... I don't even want to know what it looks like with 17" rims. 19" Rims and a lower ride height does fill in the gap nicely regardless of the shape. See the renders back on page 185 of what that looks like.
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Old 01-14-2022, 02:30 PM   #4684
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The image is what it is and the WRX doesn't come with 19's. This is a WRX thread, so no point talking about what the car should or doesn't come with. That's how it looks (with money thrown at it no less), so that's what we talk about.

No sedan is going to look good when it swallows 18 inch wheels with a ton of wheel gap. In gray it really does just look like the current car. Stubby and chubby on stilts. WRB and white show off the unfortunate black plastic, but they also make the body look a lot longer and sleeker. Unfortunate trade offs.
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Old 01-14-2022, 02:35 PM   #4685
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The image is what it is and the WRX doesn't come with 19's. This is a WRX thread, so no point talking about what the car should or doesn't come with. That's how it looks (with money thrown at it no less), so that's what we talk about.

No sedan is going to look good when it swallows 18 inch wheels with a ton of wheel gap. In gray it really does just look like the current car. Stubby and chubby on stilts. WRB and white show off the unfortunate black plastic, but they also make the body look a lot longer and sleeker. Unfortunate trade offs.
I know itís wishful thinking but Iíd wager that a significant amount of WRX owners will be swapping out wheels.
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Old 01-14-2022, 03:51 PM   #4686
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That looks really good minus the wing and the red stripe. I am not sure why manufactures are pushing this red stripe trim. VW put in on the front of the facelifted GLI and it looks awful. Same with the Elantra N. It looks terrible.
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Old 01-14-2022, 03:57 PM   #4687
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They shot it in poor lighting, brought a model that was close in color to the unpainted plastic, and it still looks horrible.
one could say that it is the poor lighting, and bad angle that makes it look horrible.

I could take a picture of Kaia Gerber in poor lighting and from a bad angle, and make her look horrible as well.
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Old 01-14-2022, 04:20 PM   #4688
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The red stripe is there to distract your eye away from the ugly black plastic.
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Old 01-14-2022, 04:21 PM   #4689
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That looks really good minus the wing and the red stripe. I am not sure why manufactures are pushing this red stripe trim. VW put in on the front of the facelifted GLI and it looks awful. Same with the Elantra N. It looks terrible.
The red strip is optional, the STI trim pieces will be offered in 3 colour options (full black, Red/black, full red)
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Old 01-14-2022, 05:34 PM   #4690
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I wonder if this will be the spoiler they'll go with on the actual STI.
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Old 01-14-2022, 06:50 PM   #4691
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So they didn't have the courage to showcase this car in a colour which isn't the same colour as the 'textured' plastic fenders and 100% plastic prolapsed bumper....

All grey everathang.
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Old 01-14-2022, 06:58 PM   #4692
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The red strip is optional, the STI trim pieces will be offered in 3 colour options (full black, Red/black, full red)
I just think all the STI accessories are an overkill...The S4 on the other hand is absolutely stunning.



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Old 01-14-2022, 07:01 PM   #4693
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This is a great design. Just the right amount of aggressiveness so it doesn't look like vanilla Golf without going overboard like the CTR. I love the cladding, it adds so much character to this car. It fits it perfectly.
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Old 01-14-2022, 07:51 PM   #4694
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the cladding is starting to look ok and might've looked better more rounded imo but the rear prolapse is just distasteful!!!

On the STi I will say those pink mirror covers are whacked af!!
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Old 01-14-2022, 08:05 PM   #4695
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Reuters - A 33% stake of Subaru was recently purchased by Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) owner of the "Rubbermaid" brand... Expect many new collaborative product announcements in 2022... the WRX, Outback and all Subaru models will be adopting new styling cues to reflect the corporate partnership... cost reductions through the use of environmentally friendly unpainted black molded plastic body parts sourced from "Rubbermaid" are expected to improve the company's bottom line...
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Old 01-14-2022, 08:08 PM   #4696
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Troll harder please. That's really corny. You can do much better, I believe in you.
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Old 01-14-2022, 08:10 PM   #4697
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Reuters - A 33% stake of Subaru was recently purchased by Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) owner of the "Rubbermaid" brand... Expect many new collaborative product announcements in 2022... the WRX, Outback and all Subaru models will be adopting new styling cues to reflect the corporate partnership... cost reductions through the use of environmentally friendly unpainted black molded plastic body parts sourced from "Rubbermaid" are expected to improve the company's bottom line...
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Old 01-14-2022, 08:20 PM   #4698
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Troll harder please. That's really corny. You can do much better, I believe in you.
Hey buddy, I know this is YOUR dream car and YOUR thread but let the people be as humorless as you. It's in the rules.

In other news, Subaru puts red lines on their WRX show car and the guy who currently drives a GLI with red lines on it is not a fan AT ALL.


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Old 01-14-2022, 08:25 PM   #4699
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Hey buddy, I know this is YOUR dream car and YOUR thread but let the people be as humorless as you. It's in the rules.

In other news, Subaru puts red lines on their WRX show car and the guy who currently drives a GLI with red lines on it is not a fan AT ALL.


Wrong again, my GLI is pre facelift so no red stripe on the bottom part. Just on the front grille like your minivan .
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Old 01-14-2022, 08:35 PM   #4700
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Oh my god! That rear bumper is just awful!
The horror!
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