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Old 08-22-2005, 06:12 PM
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Subaru could make the most gorgeous car in the world and you'll still have people saying its ugly. Half the people hated the bug eyes, then half hated the current 04 design, now half hate the new one.

Who cares what other people think. If you like it, you like it. It could look like a damn turd with wheels for all I care. Subaru's aren't known for looks.

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Old 08-24-2005, 08:53 AM
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isnt the new front end supposed to look like an aircraft front end, since FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES started out making aircraft... IMHO i like it, i'd like it MORE if they made the front bumper a little more aggressive... but i think Ill stick to my bugeyes for now!
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Well unfortunately i heard from a couple of fronts (dealer, magazines, design "insiders") that the newly appointed designer really wants to incorporate the "aircraft grill" on each model in order to give them a link. This is a design process that I highly disagree with. I don't want the tribeca which looks like an impreza which looks like a Forester which looks like a Legacy, etc etc etc.. The Subaru badge is enough to give every car a link.

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Old 08-24-2005, 08:43 PM
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Have you ever noticed that all Dodges have the same cross-hair on the grill? What about BMW/Pontiac with their twin kidney bean grills? Have you seen a new Audi/VW? they all share a new shield design grill. Designers/marketeers like for cars of the same make to be easily identifiable as belonging to said make. (Keep in mind that these are the same people who said that Acura should drop 'Legend' and go with the nondescript 'RL', because 'Legend' was too identifiable.) Anyways, at least both the Tribeca & new Impreza will look okay in black.
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Old 08-25-2005, 08:49 PM
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I went and saw a bunch of the new 06s today at a Subaru dealership and I must say...The pictures do not do it justice. It looks very good...quite aggressive. I'm going to put an order in for a white one.
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Old 09-04-2005, 01:12 AM
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i love the new 06s. they are so HOT in person! im gettin a Blue 1 in less than a month cant wait.. Peter Solberg said he wouldnt drive another subaru without the spoiler on top directing the airflow better. says its a major improvement. and now the 06s have a limited center slip differential now.. or somethin like that. which is a MAJOR improvement. overall the new body style is to allow better aerodynamics, and i think they did a great job. for some reason, pictures kind of ruin the car, but in person, you'll have second thoughts..

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Old 09-04-2005, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by DesertMetallicA
Peter Solberg said he wouldnt drive another subaru without the spoiler on top directing the airflow better. says its a major improvement. and now the 06s have a limited center slip differential now.. or somethin like that. which is a MAJOR improvement..
Aerodynamic additions to the car are for stability purposes. The DCCD map is also updated again, to improve stability. From what I have seen from the Subaru website movie comparison, the differences are soooo slight. This is with Tommi Makinnen driving. This is the video where they have the "side by side" comparison by doing a "ghost" of the car. The only significant difference i saw was when they were doing a slalom in the snow.. I believe that the significant changes were done to the '05 car from the '04. Widening the cars track should improve handling a lot more than adding some aerodynamic nick-nacks. (think of it as a coarse handling adjustment as compared to small fine-tuning to squeeze handling out of the car)

See the thing is.. If Petter Solberg says its a big addition, it has to be a good one right? Well, the thing is a lot of us (including me) can't fully appreciate those types of improvements unless you are taking turns at a very high rate of speed or racing. Most of us are NOT professional touring car or professional rally drivers like Petter or Tommi. Most likely you won't really feel a thing.

However! I am not saying that the '04 sucks, the '05 is the best and the '06 sucks. I'd prefer the '05, but it still is an Sti and it is still a good car.. Maybe save the front design...

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Nice pics...
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Old 09-19-2005, 05:24 PM
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Here's mine!! And the less people that like them the better I say!! Less competition..
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Old 09-19-2005, 05:28 PM
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nother angle..
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to the rescue. It just sucks b/c you know it's gonna cost, like, 300 gallons of premium...
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Originally Posted by EsoterikWRX


to the rescue. It just sucks b/c you know it's gonna cost, like, 300 gallons of premium...
Now THAT looks ok. If the body kits ever come out.

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Old 11-21-2005, 09:16 PM
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i got one
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by EsoterikWRX


to the rescue. It just sucks b/c you know it's gonna cost, like, 300 gallons of premium...


wow, thats sweet and clean....
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:10 PM
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Here's that body kit you were asking about.. Available at

http://www.ings-net.com/top.html
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