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Subaru Crew - Meet The Members II

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  • subaru_teamsubaru_team Posts: 1,676
    I think that the 40 mph front offset crash test is a bit more telling.

    Patti
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,694
    Because the Kia did so poorly in the bumper tests—and because the Subaru was tested with the Kia—it's going to get more bad press than if the Kia had been tested separately, as this links shows.

    Bob

    http://www.auto.com/industry/bump14_20020314.htm
  • bluesubiebluesubie Posts: 3,497
    On two local new channels (probably more) they had the bumper story and the CR story (WRX most fun).

    On the Fox Channel, they were driving around Manhattan in a blue 5-speed WRX sedan with a guy from CR. They were going nowhere fast, but were really praising the WRX.

    I doubt the bumper story will hurt Subaru as far as the general public is concerned. Have the bad SUV bumper stories hurt the sales of SUV's?

    -Dennis
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,694
    will hurt to some degree. Especially for customers who are debating the purchase of an Impreza with another brand, and who are on the fence. It certainly won't help.

    Bob
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,694
    notice that Town Hall is acting weird this morning?

    When I click on a forum, it takes me back 20 posts, not the the one I most recently visited!?

    Bob
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    since last night.

    -mike
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,023
    ...is probably what is causing the glitches today. It went live last night. Interestingly, the hosts have had access to if for almost a month and there have been no problems from what we've observed. Perhaps when making it available to the 500,000 or so registered members...it gets hinky. Everything is being reported and tech is as on top of it as they can get. Hopefully this is only temporary.


    What is the new functionality? Whenever a member creates a new discussion, they will be required to categorize it. (This does not apply to the clubs as the discussions can be created by the host only, BUT you can also suggest categories for the discussions.) Why did Edmunds do this? Here is the official statement:

    In addition to your discussion's title, we ask that you help categorize your discussion by selecting at least one make/model or vehicle type. In some message boards, you may also choose from a list of additional topics. Categorizing your discussion helps other Edmunds.com visitors find your discussion -- both in and out of Town Hall.

    Your selected categories are displayed in the discussion header. This allows Town Hall visitors and members to see, at a glance, your discussion's topics.

    Edmunds.com also uses these categories to select appropriate Town Hall discussions for the "Consumer Opinions" section of our new and used vehicle detail pages. These pages help Edmunds.com users make informed automotive decisions. In turn, your categorization helps other users to be aware of what you and the rest of the community think about specific vehicles.

    Thank you for helping us improve Town Hall and Edmunds.com.


    This will also be instrumental in finally providing a reliable search function. Something that I'm sure all of the Crew (AND ME!!!!!) will be thrilled to see!

    If you have any questions, please post them in Our Software: Your Questions Answered.Thanks!

    KarenS
    Senior Host
    Owners Clubs

    Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email, karen@edmunds.com, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,694
    I've noticed, if you select "Check Spelling" first, then "Post My Message," you don't get that 115 character limit warning!

    Bob
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,023
    That is some heckuva link! You posted while I was composing my last note and I thought I had done something to skew the page. Here's the link you posted after being sent through http://www.makeashorterlink.com, which is a great little tool for those loooooooooong links.


    http://makeashorterlink.com/?O2275088


    Would you mind deleting your post, so the page is back to normal?


    Thanks!


    KarenS

    Host

    Owners Clubs

    Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email, karen@edmunds.com, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.

  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,023
    lucien2 Mar 13, 2002 11:56am
    I thought the same thing when I got the notice, but the survey they supposedly changed is the one under "What's Your Opinion".
    KarenS
    Host
    Owners Clubs

    Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email, karen@edmunds.com, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,694
    That is a good link. Unfortunately, it doesn't allow one to post any comments about the link. So, I deleted the link as you requested, but posted below my comment.

    Re: CR post

    "At least it didn't flip."

    Bob
  • kenskens Posts: 5,869
    I'm glad to hear I wasn't the only one getting that "20 posts back" phenomenon.

    It's been a while since we had technical glitches on Edmund's. Karen, you've guys have been doing a great job, IMO.

    Ken
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Kia has a problem here - air bags should not be going off at that speed. Owners are beginning to express concern. If they are really so "improved", a recall is the only way to fix this.

    Thing is, it's a bumper test, not a safety test, yet it revealed a safety concern. Imagine air bags going off in parking lots.

    Anxious to see those IIHS offset crash test results, which are IMO far more important.

    -juice
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,694
    Those deployed airbags raised the repair costs by about $3K.

    Bob
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,694
    seems to be working properly now.

    Bob
  • hammersleyhammersley Posts: 684
    ditto here... was weird yesterday and early this AM - back to "normal" now. Glad it wasn't the hallucination I thought it was!

    If y'all still want snow - just ask... seems everytime I even think about taking the snow tires off.. poof! It snows! Never sticks, but is it still an omen? :)

    Probably won't get to chat tonight, as I already have to be two other places at the same time (wrestling practice, school auction meeting) - I like tho think I'm good at multitasking, but I'm not *that* good!

    Cheers!
    Paul
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Just read about the Forester updates, and I'm glad to say that Subaru has been listening. Patti has once again done a great job getting our feedback to the people that need it.

    I was surprised, no, shocked, to see that even the towing capacity was boosted to 2400 lbs for manual trans models. More refined, more rear seat room, turbo on the way.

    Way to go. :-)

    -juice
  • 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: 1,267
    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: 3,735
    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
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