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Subaru Crew - Meet The Members II

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  • nygregnygreg Posts: 1,936
    Although most recognize it is mainly cosmetic (Kia not withstanding), it is not good press. People might not remember the specifics, just that "Impreza bumpers are cheap". I liked Mitsubishi's reply - we are not happy with our results and will investigate what can be done to improve the performance. (or something to that effect). This is the type of response that gains people's confidence.

    BTW - trying to keep up with posts, but, work has been nuts lately. Will miss the chat tonight due to a hockey game. Sorry for being a no show lately.

    Greg
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Well, Mitsu also covered up all those safety recalls. So they fix things that are public and hide things that aren't? Pretty sneaky.

    -juice
  • jimmyp1jimmyp1 Posts: 640
    Was the Loyale the predecessor to the Legacy, or the Impreza, or neither? Discussion going on on a different board. I see that Loyales went up to about 1993 or 1994, so maybe it wasn't the Legacy's predecessor, like I was thinking. Patti?

    Jim
  • subaru_teamsubaru_team Posts: 1,676
    The Loyale line was in place from (I think)1980 through some models that we had in 94. They were the "only" Subaru's. In the '90's we added the Legacy and the Impreza line ups.

    I can get you real dates once I'm at work if you need them. The mind is a bit feeble tonight.

    I'm going to try to make the chat tonight, but I can't promise. Major "Mom with driving duty" evening.

    I hope to see you all later!

    Patti
  • kate5000kate5000 Posts: 1,264
    although in 1993 Impreza was viewed by many dealers as a replacement for Loyale, in fact, they both peacefully co-existed in 1993 and 1994. I think only 4wd Loyale wagon made it into 1994, but in 1993 they had a full line-up: wagon and sedan, both in 2WD or 4WD configuration. Note that Loyale name only appeared in 1990, prior to that basically the same car was named Subaru DL or GL or GL-10.
    I think Legacy was introduced in 1990.
    In addition, there were other -- now discontinued -- Subaru models: SVX, XT/XT6, and beloved little Justy.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Kate really knows her stuff! :-)

    Chat's starting any minute now...

    -juice
  • jimmyp1jimmyp1 Posts: 640
    Thank you, ladies!

    Jim
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    did manage to pull out most of the models. In additon there was the RX which could also be considered a predicessor to the impreza line.

    -mike
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Good news on the 88 XT6 AT! Since it was warm yesterday I managed to crawl under it. Found out the problem is a bent lower control arm, and a bent stabalizer rod. The cross member and frame are not in fact bent so it looks like I'll be fixing it up eventually. Most likely it will be an ongoing summer project for me.

    -mike
  • fibber2fibber2 Mid Hudson Valley, NYPosts: 3,729
    Nice chat last night.

    Pat, my 'whose relative' comment was just a joke. Realized afterwards that something got lost in the translation from American to Canadian English???

    Steve
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Great news, mike. So you gonna move the suspension from the auto to the manual, or get new stuff for the manual and have 2 runners?

    Naw, Steve, you had me ROTFL. Transcript should be up soon for anyone curious about the context of the comment.

    Busy chat, we had two newbies joining in, too. One WRX owner and another shopper. Hope they stick around in our threads.

    -juice
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Well right now I'm moving over the suspension to the XT6 MT and putting the upgraded clutch in the XT6 MT. I'm gonna order the parts for the lower control arm and stabalizer bar for the XT6 AT and work on putting that in along with a new suspension (maybe coilovers) and upgraded sway bars and strut tower brace and set that one up as my daily driver over the summer as a project.

    -mike
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Coilovers and a strut tower brace on your daily driver? Oh, that's right, I've seen how you drive! LOL!

    -juice
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Hee hee I can modify it since it won't have to comply to stock class rules :)

    -mike
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    True, true. Heck, my Forester would have to run in the Street Modified class, I wouldn't have a prayer!

    -juice
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    You can run it in STS, not SM.

    -mike
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    With a bigger-than-stock rear sway bar, a strut brace, and wheels wider than stock (7" vs. 6.5" for Forester S). I don't think I would qualify for STS.

    -juice
  • locke2clocke2c Posts: 5,038
    yes you do, but I many event organizers would think twice before allowing anything that looks remotely like an SUV to run.

    -Colin
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    I think SCCA classifies it as a wagon, but I guess each individual event would have to rule on it.

    -mike
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I would more likely run in the SCCA Rally Cross, like Lucien did a while back. That way my extra gound clearance wouldn't be such a penalty.

    But they run all the way down in Orange County, VA, a couple of hours away, so it would be a whole day thing just for a couple of runs. With a pregnant wife and a toddle to chase around, that ain't happening.

    -juice
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