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It's Time to Play "WHO AM I"?

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,396
    Darn. I am going to have to check this topic more often to keep up! That was my best shot at getting one of these! :D Although, even if I were not a Subaru enthusiast, that one would have still been too easy given your recent purchase.... ;)
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,396
    Doh! You lost me on the "rat" part. I figured "rat" meant Nissan for sure! :P

    Ah, the venerable Subaru. The model you show in your photo reminds me of a 2000 Impreza RS. I had a friend with one of those, and it was, indeed a peppy and excellent-handling car. It was not turbo-charged that year, though. The WRX took that car to a whole new level. I think the WRX was introduced to North America in what, 2002, followed by the STi in 2004?
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    Are we going to have to do some Web research here, on which year the Beetle went from 6 volts to 12?! '66 sounds too late, my guess is '64 if it wasn't '63.

    tlong?

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  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    You and andre are in the right brand and the right decade, but haven't quite got it yet. I did have pop-up headlights just like the famous AE86 Corolla coupe though! :-)

    And my year was the first year I had a trim that offered IRS, just like a more expensive sibling with 6 cylinders. ;-)

    Andre was so close, but then he went a different way... :surprise:

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  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    Oh well then, was it the 2.5RS you had in the picture? Because you made me think you meant the first WRX sold on U.S. shores, which I believe was the '02 MY.

    Which one was it?

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,396
    Well shoot, that must be a Celica, then. I think it went FWD in '85 or so, but I have no idea what the most popular year was. "A few years later my model line went FWD...." so maybe 1980?
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,396
    Well, if Subaru's 2008 MY hype plays into it at all, it would have to be the '02 WRX. After all, the 2008 redesign was "the rebirth of a legend." ;)
  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,188
    You went 0-60 (messages) really quickly with this topic, Shifty. Maybe you should syndicate it for TV.
  • I believe it was the RS that was mentioned. But there was an STi version of that generation Impreza as well...

    I've been searching for the article on the vehicle but it must not be transcribed to the web. But I still have the original magazine at home (I think it was C&D although I've got collections of MT and some others as well)

    Ya, I guess that wasn't a well executed participation of the thread on my part. :lemon:
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Pop-up headlights started in '82 for the Celica, and it was RWD. The Supra variant had the inline 6. I don't think the Celica went to FWD until '90, then of course was dropped very recently. So there was about a 30-year run starting in '71.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,160
    Not a car, but a car personality. People go to see me about cars but if they aren't careful the monkey will bite and put them in a spot.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I'm an AWD GT
    a car before my time
    quirky canopy
    that cost too much dime
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Hey, when people figure it out, can we add images so we can see what car was being talked about?

    This is a very cool thread, good call shifty. :shades:
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,534
    Jensen Interceptor FF :blush: ?

    Bonus - what other first did it have?
  • tlongtlong CaliforniaPosts: 4,744
    Ding ding ding!!!!

    Of course that was my first car, which is why I knew all of those things. I got to where I could pretty much tell beetle years between 63 and 75 by the differences in the details on the car.

    For example, the first year of the black stripe bumper was 1968. In 69 they added a rear window defogger. In 70 there were vents added to the engine cover lid. In 71 they added vents behind the rear side windows. In 72 they added double vents on the engine lid. In 73 the taillights became round, and in 74 a shock absorber mount was added to the bumpers!
  • tlongtlong CaliforniaPosts: 4,744
    Audi A5000 coupe?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,552
    Yes, this topic is turning out to be fun.

    REMINDER: Be sure to give a title to your "mystery" and put that title in the header. That way, we can tell in the thread that follows who is responding to which mystery. See my FIRST EXAMPLE

    SUGGESTION: I think we shouldn't be running more than 2-4 mysteries at once, or we'll get confused as to who is answering to which one.

    ANOTHER: If you wrote a mystery and nobody bit on it, rewrite it a bit and re-post it, reminding us that it's up for a second time. Sometimes a mystery might get lost in the feeding frenzy.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,552
    nippon--the first year for 12V on a VW was 1967. This allowed you, in wintertime, to spend more time cranking before you push--started the car. Most Americanski cars switched to 12V in 1955 :P

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  • The Celica went FWD in 86, so the 82-85 design was the last for RWD.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,396
    Ahah. So then the the car must be a 1982 Toyota Celica..... ?
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    This has to be the 1992 Subaru SVX. '92 was the first year, right?
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    tlong says it was '66 for the 12-volt conversion, but you say '67. Who is correct; I really don't know? I do recall the nameplate on the rear deck lid changed for the second straight year in '67 to "Volkswagen." As tlong mentioned, 1967 was also the last year for the old-style bumpers.

    I used to have (probably still have it somewhere) a little booklet that described the yearly differences in the Beetle from the original '49 (in the US) up to around '75. I picked it up at a VW dealer.
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,534
    Are we close on your mystery AWD GT?

    Or were you referring to the 'Ur-Quattro'? 1980-1981?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,552
    I'll stand by 1967

    VW CHANGES YEAR TO YEAR

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,943
    The SVX is my guess, as well..

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  • tlongtlong CaliforniaPosts: 4,744
    tlong says it was '66 for the 12-volt conversion, but you say '67. Who is correct; I really don't know? I do recall the nameplate on the rear deck lid changed for the second straight year in '67 to "Volkswagen." As tlong mentioned, 1967 was also the last year for the old-style bumpers.

    I apologize, '66 was the last year of 6v and '67 was the first 12v year (at least for the beetle).
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    Very close. It was an '83 Celica. In '82 they were still carbureted, in '83 they went to fuel injection except for the cheapo ST, and also introduced a "GTS" trim which had the same IRS as the Supra.

    And Celicas were sold from '71-'05, so I guess that's 35 years if I'm counting right....

    Oh, and they went FWD for the '86 model. And the '83 was the best-selling year of all time for the Celica.

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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,148
    I could arguably be considered the first muscle car. I got my name because I could run at at least 100 mph. I was also known as "the banker's hotrod?" Who am I?
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Too easy, Lemko -- 1955 Chrysler 300.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,148
    Sorry, it's older than that!
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