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    The WRX Wins Yet Another Award!

    Consumer Reports ranked the Subaru Impreza WRX as the "Most Fun to Drive" car in 2003 for the second year in a row. Also, the STi was reviewed by Carpoint and is rated as a more civilized pocket rocket than the Evo. I'd say Sube is doing a fine job in improving their image dramatically, wouldn't you?

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    Didn't really think that Subaru had an image problem, at least as I see them.
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    Originally posted by JTREX
    Didn't really think that Subaru had an image problem, at least as I see them.
    I would say subaru wasn't famous in the US until the wrx came out and they are getting better as the sti comes out as well. Bad image w/ weak transmissions tho.

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    I would say subaru wasn't famous in the US until the wrx
    I know I would have never considered a Subaru untill the WRX came out. And now that they are going to put turbos in all of their cars I would consider any of them. As long as they did 0-60 in under 6 seconds.
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    I had never even considered a subie until I drove a wrx. I have now since converted from my volkswagon upbringing.

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    I've been into Subaru's since the first time I saw a 2.5rs Just liked the way it looked and thought it was nice that it was AWD. Engine was adequate for city driving. Good thing the WRX came out cuz I'm older, and BIG BOYS NEED BIG TOYS!!! GO SUBIE!!!

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    Depends on your climate. Subaru has been huge in places like Maine and Colorado for years. I remember 10-15 years ago going on vacation with my parents to Maine and it being totally loaded with Subarus.

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    I still have a hard time getting people to take my car seriously.
    It seems the 18 and under crowd are the only people that know what the WRX is.
    I pulled up to a little parking lot bike nite, a lot of bikes but a lot of muscle cars also, and still had the numbers on my windows from the nite before at the track. And some guy asks me if ther were alot of people at the track last nite. I talk to him for a minute thinking he's cool and then he asks me if I ran a 16 and laughs.
    It just goes to show there are still a lot of "car guys" that are still way behind.
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    What did you say to him?
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    I told him him I ran 13.49, and he cocked his head at me. I don't think he believed me, but I didn't really care. He asked me what kind of car it was. I told him and his face really went weird. Same face my dad gave me when I told him I got a subaru.
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    Originally posted by wrmax2002
    I told him him I ran 13.49, and he cocked his head at me. I don't think he believed me, but I didn't really care. He asked me what kind of car it was. I told him and his face really went weird. Same face my dad gave me when I told him I got a subaru.
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    Yeah I hate when people that are 25+ yo laugh at me when I say my stock car could take a V8 mustang from a light. But I guess that is part of having such a sleeper.
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    I think the best thing I've had happen to me describing the WRX to people was when I finally got my Dad to take a ride in one. The guy's WRX was lightly modded.....and he took us around the block. The guy really took off in it, didn't take any turns lightly, nothing. I remember when my Dad got out of the car, he turns to me and says "I don't think there's many Mustangs or Camaro's that could take this car on a road course." That made me so excited, cuz my Dad is a total muscle-car guy, and laughs at most imports. He still isn't impressed with them cuz they don't have that "great V-8 sound"......but at least he admitted the performance is nice.
    Too bad I couldn't afford a WRX, but life goes on........hopefully......

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    Originally posted by BamBooI
    I would say subaru wasn't famous in the US until the wrx came out and they are getting better as the sti comes out as well. Bad image w/ weak transmissions tho.
    The image is definitely there, but it's complete BS. There is an occasion factory lemon, but I had a lot of HP, beat my car, and never had a problem. It wasn't until I got a crazy aftermarket clutch that I had any tranny issues. People who break multiple trannies on the stock clutch need to learn how to drive, IMO.

    The STi is all that. I've seen it, read the owner's manual and I'll be going for a ride eventually. It's the real deal. In the hands of W1, God, and TXS, it will rape, pilage, and plunder.

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    In the hands of W1, God, and TXS, it will rape, pilage, and plunder.
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