Subaru WRX

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by E-man, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Brapp

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    Nope. Only a kid or small adult would be able to fit behind me while in the drivers seat.

    If you're looking for wrx alternative, check out the Mazdaspeed3... Things a hoot to drive.
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  2. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    Better back seat?

    I wish they'd just offer the Outback with a turbo again, the new generation has a decent sized rear seat and I love the stage 1 tune on my 05 OBXT. It's a little sad that I can comfortably fit in the back seat of a Honda Fit but not in my seemingly twice as large Outback :huh.
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  3. McCormack

    McCormack Cronkite of CSM

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    Subaru is making some dumb choices these days.

    On the way home tonight, I passed a Legacy with leather and manual. It may have been a GT. The owner had full exhaust, suspension and wheels. :tb

    I want a damn Legacy with 6 speed and leather!
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  4. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

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    I had an 08 WRX STI hatchback for a few years, fun car but not the best quality interior. If they made the sedans in 08 I would probably still have it. Never had one problem with the car, held up to the summers here just fine.
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  5. Juan Loboe

    Juan Loboe Been here awhile

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    Thanks, that's what I was hoping to hear.

    I could probably live with the cheap interior, as long as it is relatively durable.
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  6. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    I have a 2009 WRX Premium hatch with 70,000 miles. The #1 thing I didn't like was the interior fabric so I installed a Katzkin leather kit.
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    Added a Cobb "street" down pipe, SPT exhaust and tune. It was 256 whip on my tuners conservative Dino, up about 50 from stock without any real mpg hit.

    The best change I've made was Koni shocks with the stock springs. We have rough roads here (one reason I didn't buy an STzi) and this combo gives a comfortable but very well controlled ride.

    Currently running on the older STI forged BBS alloys. 15.5 lbs. Conti DWS tires are great all-around.
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  7. McCormack

    McCormack Cronkite of CSM

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    Those seats look great! I just looked online. Pricy!
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  8. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    It sucks that you can never find these cars used that haven't been fucked with. Every single ad I've ever seen for one has a 15+ item list of stuff that's been modified.
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  9. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

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    I would never buy an STI used, some people constantly run these at redline. Not sure if you can get the Subaru dealer to print out an over-rev report (like Porsche dealers).
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  10. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

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    Not really, gets stained and scratched very easily.
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  11. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    :rofl

    I added Koni shocks, forged wheels, leather seats, a premium downpipe, factory optional exhaust, and [factory accessory] lower strut brace - around $4,000 in parts. All installed by the dealer or a top-notch local garage. The horror.

    You understand why these cars are popular, right? They deliver a lot of performance in a mechanically reliable package at a low entry price.

    The good cars are sold in short order on the enthusiast websites. The rest you see on CL.
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  12. Juan Loboe

    Juan Loboe Been here awhile

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    OK. Since it is too hot to car shop, I'm mowing the lawn right now (midpoint break).

    Nothing out there I really want.

    I am officially old.
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  13. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    The Katzkin kit was about $1,300 installed.

    That's in line with most leather seat upgrades for any car and that's their Premium kit. The color matched almost perfectly with the gray interior, and I was even able to match the baseball stitching on the steering wheel. This was right after installation, it's tightened up now so there aren't wrinkles.
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    I usually debadge cars so I too the Impreza WRX letters and thought "What can I make?"
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  14. McCormack

    McCormack Cronkite of CSM

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    Ok, that pic above is cool. :lol3

    I looked online at the leather kit for a 2008 Impreza (my last Impreza) and got this:

    They look good though.
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  15. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    :rofl:rofl
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  16. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I just wish they still made a 2 door version....I love the looks of the 2 door impreza.

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  17. NOTCH 8

    NOTCH 8 Been here awhile

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    Did someone say Subaru??

    Yea, I've had a couple...

    In no particular order of ownership:

    1998 Impreza
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    2007 STi
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    2003 WRX
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    2008 STi
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    Current Subaru fleet is a 2013 3.6R Legacy Limited/Loaded, and a 1998 Legacy w/ 181k miles...that looks and runs like a top!

    If you want to know something "Subaru", ask away.
    If it's been done to one...I've probably done it.
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  18. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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  19. E-man

    E-man 4-4-09, 12-6-09, 1-13-10

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    What does the aftermarket leather do to the comfort of the seat, I can ASSume it makes it a bit better?
    I like the car but like I posted in the orig. post, $27,400 for a '12 even with only 130 miles is pricey
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  20. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    My paint was beat to hell from parking on Boston streets for almost five years so I had the car repainted. While it was in there, I decided to have the seam for the insert in the hood scoop sealed in so there was no seam line.

    Stock it looks like this.

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