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    Hey,

    thought I would post some pics of my WRX and previous cars.

    First car I owned was a 1989 holden commodore. Around 2750lbs and 167hp. RWD a really nice car.. Sorry no photo it was pre-digital camera era

    Second car was a 2006 manual mitsubishi, basic but it was well built and generally a nice car.. very good on gas
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    Around the same time I got a 1995 5.7l v8 chevy silverado, I still have this car, its actually extremely practical despite being slammed.. very reliable over 200k miles
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    I sold the mitsubishi and bought a 2001 v6 auto camaro which was a piece of junk. RWD was nice and much less body roll than my WRX, but it was horribly unreliable..
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    The Camaro expired at around 100,000miles and I bought the WRX..
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    I put on a nameless 5 inch muffler axle back. Here are the before and after pics.. The muffler sounds nice but is very asymmetrical - one side sits much higher than the other (don't think you can see it in the photo from that angle). I straightened them out a couple of times but seems they creep back to the same position.. Perhaps if I had got the polyurethane hangers they would shift back more slowly?? I did have to deaden the trunk to stop reverberation from the metal below the spare tire (which was driving me crazy). I have been on a 20 hour round trip drive since putting them on and I am pretty happy

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    I got a chance to see the new prototype at the NY motor show (sorry not a great shot)

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    Welcome! Nice intro post!
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    Welcome. Nice post

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    Thanks, I know I am preaching to the choir but the car is absolutely amazing.. even highway driving is fun. I drove from Long Island to Columbus with the car - normally I would get tried and need to stop but aside from getting gas I did the whole thing straight and felt fantastic. I test drove an EVO X twice before I bought this car and came real close to getting that - but I am glad I didn't.

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    Nice post and nice car. I had a 64 V6 Firebird @ 220,400. I was tempted to get the Nameless but when I got mine they didnt have as many options. I have my SPT and am very happy with it. Good luck with the car.
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    Yeah, I have heard the SPT is very nice.

    I did actually find an old picture of my Commodore towards the end of its life. They really don't look like much but they are fun to drive. The new commodores were badged here in the US as G8s and one of the coupes was badged as the GTO ...

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