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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker662 View Post
    Does a Saabaru count?

    Just installed Impreza roof rails and bars with bike racks
    Nice, I drive an 05 Saabaru, same Arctic Silver, no Sport Package, with a Stage 2 on it.
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    ^^ Wish I had a sunroof in my 02 WRX wagon. It's probably the only thing I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Nice, I drive an 05 Saabaru, same Arctic Silver, no Sport Package, with a Stage 2 on it.
    Nice! Always good to see other 92x drivers.

    I love mine. I've got the Sport and Cold Weather Packages, but besides that it is bone stock except for the Subaru roof rails. It's a blast to drive, and is on the unique side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superorb View Post
    ^^ Wish I had a sunroof in my 02 WRX wagon. It's probably the only thing I want.
    Have you ever seen the OEM Subaru Impreza sunroof? It's tiny and takes up a lot of headroom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Have you ever seen the OEM Subaru Impreza sunroof? It's tiny and takes up a lot of headroom.
    Not the new ones . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Not the new ones . . .
    Referring to 2002-2007 roofs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Have you ever seen the OEM Subaru Impreza sunroof? It's tiny and takes up a lot of headroom.
    Nope, I never actually sat in one with a sunroof.

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    12 wrx base hatch

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    I want to soon join the Subaru club.

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    I'm sorry

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    I want to own a Subaru soon. I am currently looking at Outbacks. I saw an Impreza Outback and still wishing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    I'm sorry
    If you hate Subaru so much why do you hang out in this thread?

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    Because I own a Subaru bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    Because I own a Subaru bro!
    Well in that case, why do you own a Subaru if you hate them so much?

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    Because its paid off and it hauls around my **** decently.

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    I just recently got a slightly used 2010 Legacy 2.5GT. It's got a catback exhaust and the Cobb Tuning Stage 1 AccessPort. Get's up and goes and looks pretty good with a bike rack too. So far been really enjoying it.

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    I have an '06 Tribeca now. Those '06/07's have a love it or hate it front end. I love it. Totally unique.

    Used to have an '05 WRX wagon w/ VF39 and other goodies. I miss it.

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    I have squeezed my road bike in the back seat of this one but for mountain biking my 05 Impreza RS hatch does the trick.
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    ^^ It's a pain for me to cram my 29er in my 02 wagon. What size is your MTB frame?

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    It's tough getting my 29er (large) into my 09 STI. Bought a roof rack keeping the front tire on, through axel is a pain. This way I also keep the inside clean after the ride too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superorb View Post
    ^^ It's a pain for me to cram my 29er in my 02 wagon. What size is your MTB frame?
    This is why I bought a Thule t2 hitch rack. My 19" 29er fits in my 04 wagon but I've got too move the passenger seat up a few clicks to clear my fork.

    Plus putting a dirty mtb in your car sucks after a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    This is why I bought a Thule t2 hitch rack. My 19" 29er fits in my 04 wagon but I've got too move the passenger seat up a few clicks to clear my fork.

    Plus putting a dirty mtb in your car sucks after a ride.
    I've got two fork-mount roof racks and throwing the bike up and taking it down is getting old quick. Plus, taking off the front wheel and putting it back on isn't difficult, but again tiresome. I already use the rack for snowboards so it's there anyways.

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    I use the factory load bars for my snowboard rack and just take it off at the end of the season.

    It was always a pain taking off the snowboard rack and putting the bike trays on. Having them separate now is way less hassle. So far I'm digging the hitch rack thing over the roof rack.

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    In a few months I am about to trade in my 2003 Mazda6 which I bought new for something. My first choice is a F150 4x4. Even thought the newer engines such as the Ecoboost may average 18mpg which I think is great for a truck that size, gas prices extremely high.
    I want a awd or 4wd vehicle. I had a 1996 impreza before the mazda. I liked it but felt it was underpowered and the awd was a 90/10 split without traction control or limited slip. It was ok in the snow but not great (even with snow tires). I am hoping the newer models have a better awd system or the traction control will help it out in the snow.

    Anyone know if Subaru makes or plans on making an auto WRX?

    My mazda is a manual which I am tired of using in Atlanta traffic.

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    You can get a legacy gt in an auto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    You can get a legacy gt in an auto.
    I always have liked the Legacy but idk if I like the newest body style as much. Also it looks like the GT is only in 6speed manual according to Subaru's website.

    Maybe the new XV crosstek.

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    Ah I didn't know you wanted brand new. You could always get the 3.6L one. Looks like it comes in an auto 5 speed and still makes good power.

    There have been a few automatic wrx models over the years but not many and none for the current model.

    The forester xt comes in an auto as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joepa150 View Post
    In a few months I am about to trade in my 2003 Mazda6 which I bought new for something. My first choice is a F150 4x4. Even thought the newer engines such as the Ecoboost may average 18mpg which I think is great for a truck that size, gas prices extremely high.
    I want a awd or 4wd vehicle. I had a 1996 impreza before the mazda. I liked it but felt it was underpowered and the awd was a 90/10 split without traction control or limited slip. It was ok in the snow but not great (even with snow tires). I am hoping the newer models have a better awd system or the traction control will help it out in the snow.

    Anyone know if Subaru makes or plans on making an auto WRX?

    My mazda is a manual which I am tired of using in Atlanta traffic.
    You don't want an auto-wrx or auto-forester XT. They've only offered the 4spd autos and they are just terrible, poor economy, poor acceleration due to not being able to control turbo lag as well, etc. There are better cars to buy with auto-transmissions if you want an AWD car. I've driven auto and manual subarus, and the autos in the legacy platform are relatively ok, but in the wrx and fXT, just not worth it. Some cars lend themselves fine to autos, the wrx and fXT do not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joepa150 View Post
    In a few months I am about to trade in my 2003 Mazda6 which I bought new for something. My first choice is a F150 4x4. Even thought the newer engines such as the Ecoboost may average 18mpg which I think is great for a truck that size, gas prices extremely high.
    I want a awd or 4wd vehicle. I had a 1996 impreza before the mazda. I liked it but felt it was underpowered and the awd was a 90/10 split without traction control or limited slip. It was ok in the snow but not great (even with snow tires). I am hoping the newer models have a better awd system or the traction control will help it out in the snow.

    Anyone know if Subaru makes or plans on making an auto WRX?

    My mazda is a manual which I am tired of using in Atlanta traffic.
    I just traded in a 2004 Mazda 6 on a slightly used 2010 Legacy GT and very happy I did it. The LGT was a big upgrade, more roomy, nice all around and tons of power. I wanted the manual so went with the GT, but if you want an auto you can get the 6cyl engine in the legacy with an auto and it's nearly as powerful. Mine with light duty winter(more of an all season) tire was great in the snow, had to try to make it lose traction. If you get that car with a real set of snow tires you will never have to worry about winter traction.
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    Super excited to finally get to add to this thread. I did have a 2011 Mustang GT but am selling it because I bought a 2011 Subaru WRX STi hatch and I love it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by csledd281 View Post
    Super excited to finally get to add to this thread. I did have a 2011 Mustang GT but am selling it because I bought a 2011 Subaru WRX STi hatch and I love it!
    Sweet. The STi is a more "practically fun" car! Mustang can't match that initial acceleration, and that's what makes things fun.
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    i've driven nothing but subies for the last 11 years: in order of purchase

    2002 WRX Wagon (drove this for 10 years and 250k miles on original clutch, motor, trans- shouldnt have sold it)
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    2005 Saabaru Wagon Aero
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    Quote Originally Posted by skylinedrive View Post
    i've driven nothing but subies for the last 11 years: in order of purchase

    2002 WRX Wagon (drove this for 10 years and 250k miles on original clutch, motor, trans- shouldnt have sold it)
    1987 GL hatch FWD 5MT
    2005 Saabaru Wagon Aero
    1997 Legacy GT Wagon
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    2003 WRX Wagon
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    Crisco, eh? I believe we met at one of the NC Dragon meets years ago. I met you through Matt with the blue 2.5RS from Atlanta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superorb View Post
    Crisco, eh? I believe we met at one of the NC Dragon meets years ago. I met you through Matt with the blue 2.5RS from Atlanta.
    yeah that's right i was probably in the black bugeye wagon still. looks like Matt's planning on a BRZ soon - can you do a roof rack on that thing? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superorb View Post
    Does it leak fuel on cold starts? Mine does terribly, it's the only thing pushing me to sell actually.
    mine used to but i fixed it back in '05 probably. theres a TSB for that you probably already know about - the dealers started fixing it after i already fixed mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylinedrive View Post
    yeah that's right i was probably in the black bugeye wagon still. looks like Matt's planning on a BRZ soon - can you do a roof rack on that thing? lol
    Yup. I was in the silver bugeye wagon, I've got 07 WRX wheels now though. He sold his 2.5 to someone I'd met from Durham when we lived in Raleigh. Now we're in CO. He had a TL for a few years and just sold it and bought a Miata while waiting for the BRZ to show up.

    Quote Originally Posted by skylinedrive View Post
    mine used to but i fixed it back in '05 probably. theres a TSB for that you probably already know about - the dealers started fixing it after i already fixed mine.
    Yeah I know about the fix. I'm hesitant to bring my 11 year old car into the dealership for fear of every little plastic piece crumbling and them half assing the repair in general. Just too many horror stories.

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    I'm currently looking for a used Subaru. I wanted a wagon because I have a family and the roof rails look perfect to load bikes on. But, it's kinda difficult to find a nice low mileage one in my area. I wanted a low mileage one so i can have a lower interest rate. There are some sedans that looks cool and fits the budget. My question is... can a hitch be put on any Subaru sedan?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Yes they make hitches for all newer Subarus. I'm assuming you're looking at imprezas? I'm running the same hitch on my 04 wrx wagon as my friends 02 wrx sedan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Sweet. The STi is a more "practically fun" car! Mustang can't match that initial acceleration, and that's what makes things fun.
    Mustang can't hauls as much stuff, either. Especially in the snow
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    Yes they make hitches for all newer Subarus. I'm assuming you're looking at imprezas? I'm running the same hitch on my 04 wrx wagon as my friends 02 wrx sedan.
    Thank you for your reply! I'm looking at '05 and above imprezas, outback wagon, or a legacy wagon.

    If I may ask, how much did your hitch cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebadboy View Post
    Thank you for your reply! I'm looking at '05 and above imprezas, outback wagon, or a legacy wagon.

    If I may ask, how much did your hitch cost?
    Why not 04+? It's the same body style as the 05 with subtle differences.

    Make sure you take a flashlight with you and inspect the rear of the motor where the cylinder heads meet the block. This is a notorious spot that will show head gasket failures. Most cars we looked at were leaking here and of course the owner was clueless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebadboy View Post
    Thank you for your reply! I'm looking at '05 and above imprezas, outback wagon, or a legacy wagon.

    If I may ask, how much did your hitch cost?
    $75 at advance auto. It's a curt hitch

    Quote Originally Posted by Superorb View Post
    Why not 04+? It's the same body style as the 05 with subtle differences.

    Make sure you take a flashlight with you and inspect the rear of the motor where the cylinder heads meet the block. This is a notorious spot that will show head gasket failures. Most cars we looked at were leaking here and of course the owner was clueless.
    05 imprezas have far superior interiors compared to the 02-04. I think it's worth getting an 05+ for the interior alone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    05 imprezas have far superior interiors compared to the 02-04. I think it's worth getting an 05+ for the interior alone
    What changed? I thought the 05 only had painted sideskirts. The 06 got the MP3 radio and a temp display.

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    The whole center console changed as did the door cards and visors. More usable by far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superorb View Post
    Why not 04+? It's the same body style as the 05 with subtle differences.

    Make sure you take a flashlight with you and inspect the rear of the motor where the cylinder heads meet the block. This is a notorious spot that will show head gasket failures. Most cars we looked at were leaking here and of course the owner was clueless.
    Thank you for the heads up on that. The only reason why I opt for an '05++ is because it is what my credit union asks me to do to get a lower interest rate on my car loan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    $75 at advance auto. It's a curt hitch
    Thank you for the info! Installation cost? Or is this an easy DIY?

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    It was pretty easy. You have to remove an exhaust hanger mount on the drivers side (exhaust then mounts to hitch) and then remove the tow hook on the passenger side and the hitch goes in place of both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    The whole center console changed as did the door cards and visors. More usable by far.
    That's right, they got another cup holder too. I'd love 2 cup holders near the ebrake instead of that hoopty cup holder above the radio.

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