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Author:  dborla01 [ Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:21 am ]
Post subject:  Suby needing a redesign

Don't know if this is the right place for this comment. I am looking forward to the 08 rendition of wrx and sti. This current generation is rapidly aging and showing it despite fancy wheels, scoops and much needed quality-control improvements.
I drove several wrx/sti's. We even seriously thought of a suby legacy wagon with manual tranny.
We had a really lousy experience with our 01 Outback wagon and also the manner in which we were treated by So. OR Subaru. The car was a lemon. :(
We were impressed with this later generation Suby. Better quality fit and finish. More powerful and quieter and more modern looking. Darrell.

Author:  Admin [ Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:37 pm ]
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Hi, I'm also looking forward to the 08. This model has been around in one version or other since '93...
Joe

Author:  dborla01 [ Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:58 am ]
Post subject:  08 suby's

Hi, again Joe. I saw drawings/pictures maybe on Edmunds concerning the 08 Impreza. Looks like Euro syling similar to new VW Golf. If that is true, Suby will have a hit on their hands and will leapfrog from that "oriental" look to something cutting edge.
My wife is from central Europe and she shows me pictures of the latest designs from that continent. They are much more modern than we get and edgier. I wonder which bean counters figured out that Americans want/accept bland cars styling such as Camry, Accord and even the new Civic Si? We have an 03 Si and even tho the front leaves something to be desired, it looks more unique than the new one.
We sold our 03 Murano after 3.5 years of trouble free use. Everybody that sees that model still is enamored by it's styling.
You mite want to go to Yahoo forums and find Murano.org and see what they are saying. It is a lively forum with mostly intelligent commentary and ownership experience. Nissan, even tho it is doing much better since reorg. in late 90's, is cutting corners on certain aspects of quality control and is stingy on warranty work after-sale. Also, it's dealerships are not as customer-friendly as Toyota and Honda. We sold our MO to buy a 5th Wheel and used P/U truck to do some camping in between our work schedule. Have been humming and hawwing about it for years. Feel free to give feedback, Joe. Maybe we can get a little more lively forum going here. Darrell. PS. We live on a rough dirt road with rapidly rising elevation so need to keep one 4wd vehicle for mud and snow times. That is why I keep looking at Suby new models.

Author:  Admin [ Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:54 pm ]
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Hi. I hear a lot of rumors and hope some are true. Specifically a lower priced Impreza even if with less than Subaru's usual high standard equipment level. Subaru is prone to 'feature bloat' where all the standard equipment ends up increasing the price.
Like the WRX TR (tuner ready) which I think should have been both lower priced as well as made lighter to go faster for the tuner crowd. Anyway, it's due for a makeover.

Happy New Years!
Joe

Author:  dborla01 [ Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Hopes for 08 suby.

Hi, again Joe. I was reading on suby forum at Edmunds last summer when I was hot to trot for a new Suby wrx or sti, that people's comments included the request for a 6-speed wrx wagon and an sti wagon. Would quiet down the ride on that beastly I-5 grinder and increase mpg on wrx, which would increas it's appeal!.
I guess Suby wants to distance the models from each other. Also, it amazes me that I felt good (and almost bought) the value of a Suby Legacy wagon with 5-speed manual. I would have added a cold air intake, if available, and a low restriction exhaust and would have felt I got a good deal on a nice car. However, the turbo version is 10K more! (: . Even the testers feel that these higher end Suby's are getting into teritory that the orientals and euro's own. The only consolation to my way of thinking, is that I could consider the GT wagon as a poor mans alternative to a Volvo V70R wagon, which we considered a couple of years ago.
Well... Happy New Year to you, Joe and your family. Darrell and Gita.

Author:  Admin [ Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:05 pm ]
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Maybe an STI wagon? I'm told to expect a delay after the other models are out before the STI arrives.
Joe

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