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Cadet57



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PostSubject: I want an Outback   Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:27 pm

Surprised Surprised Surprised

Just picked up my brothers Outback tonight since he was working. This thing is loaded to the tits. 6 cyl, LL Bean package, power everything. But holy effin balls does that car drive nice. Handles like a charm, snow was childs play for it. I now also have the sudden urge to shop at Trader Joes and put on Melissa Ethridge. Crovo, is that a side effect of Subaru ownership? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:20 pm

Can you please come out of the closet so I can hang my jacket. gay

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toomanytoyz
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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:14 pm

You get used to the music. But I have never, ever been able to stomach Trader Joes. Wink

Those H6's are pretty torquey!

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Pooge



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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:47 pm

Those of us who know what's up already drive a Subi...get with the program boy

I'm getting tempted to trade Laura's Legacy in for a fully loaded Outback because she wants a wagon again... I am not having any luck convincing her to drive a B body...

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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:02 pm

Funny you say that Doug, cuz I think Keri-Lyn is going to end up in a newer Outback also. Gonna need awd for the new driveway and she's leaning that way. I hope she doesn't steal all my flannel shirts, too....

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Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:06 pm

I don't think anyone would hold it against you if you sold the VW for one though
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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:12 pm

Finally this photo makes sense. gay

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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:37 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
Finally this photo makes sense. gay



This is even better than AWD!!! I doubt it would bog down in the sand down in P-town either...



But seriously folks...I'm sure I'll be owning a ghey s00bar00 at some point too. Save for a few problem cars overall they're great vehicles.
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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:45 pm

95brmw wrote:
I don't think anyone would hold it against you if you sold the VW for one though

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No Moa



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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:34 am

Gesus now i know the whole f'in world is coming to an end. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:04 am

I drove a WRX 6-speed wagon once... like I stole it. It was cool. But Subaru styling is just BLAH to me. Exteriors are ugly. Interiors are boring. The only thing I like is the crazy exhaust note the flat 4 makes.
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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:41 am

Been holding onto that one for a while, Billy? Razz

And I'm not a fan of the 2.0 wrx's. They are fun on boost, but driving it normal? Sucks. There is NO power off boost. It's just a low compression, low power, small 4 banger at that point. Just driving backroads at like 35mph, it doesn't have the torque for 5th gear, 4th either. I have to be in 3rd gear to drive backroads normally? Really? Boo.

But the 2.5 turbos are better.

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Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
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Pooge



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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:52 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
Been holding onto that one for a while, Billy? Razz

And I'm not a fan of the 2.0 wrx's. They are fun on boost, but driving it normal? Sucks. There is NO power off boost. It's just a low compression, low power, small 4 banger at that point. Just driving backroads at like 35mph, it doesn't have the torque for 5th gear, 4th either. I have to be in 3rd gear to drive backroads normally? Really? Boo.

I have to agree, to an extent. The 2.0 has no boost down low, but intake an exhaust wakes it up more than you would believe. I drive "back roads" to work and back every day and am regularly in 5th at 45 MPH. Best thing about it is great mileage without the boost, but it's there when I need to fly.

toomanytoyz wrote:
But the 2.5 turbos are better.
Better for bottom end? Yes....Better for blowing up? Yes Wink

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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:33 am

Pooge wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
Been holding onto that one for a while, Billy? Razz

And I'm not a fan of the 2.0 wrx's. They are fun on boost, but driving it normal? Sucks. There is NO power off boost. It's just a low compression, low power, small 4 banger at that point. Just driving backroads at like 35mph, it doesn't have the torque for 5th gear, 4th either. I have to be in 3rd gear to drive backroads normally? Really? Boo.

I have to agree, to an extent. The 2.0 has no boost down low, but intake an exhaust wakes it up more than you would believe. I drive "back roads" to work and back every day and am regularly in 5th at 45 MPH. Best thing about it is great mileage without the boost, but it's there when I need to fly.

toomanytoyz wrote:
But the 2.5 turbos are better.
Better for bottom end? Yes....Better for blowing up? Yes Wink

It's only the Legacy 2.5 turbos that are really tbe problem, stock. They were assembled in the US and got main and rod bearings that were more wear prone that the ones assembled in Japan (Foresters and WRX's). Something about a lower nickel content or something.

But start cranking up the boost on ANY of them, and all bets are off. You'll be blowing ring lands apart. Start saving for forged pistons and a rebuild as soon as you start modding... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:35 am

Oh, and since I know it's coming, let me get it out there....

"Who died and made this a subaru forum????" Razz

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A Toasted Marshmallow, A Long German, A Lame Suburban and expensive dreams...
Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
American Ricer
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GasTT



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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:38 am

in and out
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PostSubject: Re: I want an Outback   Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:05 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
"Who died and made this a subaru forum????" Razz


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