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#1914 of 1923 Subaru Canada website
Nov 21, 2000 (8:12 pm)
Thank you for noticing the errors on our website. I will forward your points to our Website administrator.
In case anyone else is interested in our website, the address is http://www.subaru.ca.
Nov 22, 2000 (1:17 am)
Glad to know you are still around looking after our northern interests. Thanks.
#1916 of 1923 Re: US spec Impreza
Nov 22, 2000 (6:51 am)
WDB, re: <2021>, I agree wholeheartedly! Great "GT-R" spec and marketing plans. But I'd also want the B4's motor (2.0l turbocharged). Other than that, perfect! Hmm.. I guess I just described the B4 RSK.. so SoA, please import that!
Nov 22, 2000 (4:18 pm)
I will not run. If elected, I will not serve." Thanks for the vote though Hey, with all the recounts going on maybe there's a write-in shot.
Mikesmi, sure bring the B4 motor on. But it doesn't take a genius to figure out that the Impreza motor is already US-certified; all they'd have to do is bolt it in the Legacy. The whole concept could be achieved off-the-shelf as it were. Not to mention that the turbo means that you could "chip" the motor like they do the A4 1.8 to bring on an extra 20 to 50 HP. Heh heh.
Okay, skip the name change, but still take the parts I mentioned and call it the US-spec B4.
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#1918 of 1923 Hybrids (mildly off-topic)
Nov 23, 2000 (6:59 am)
Today I saw for the first time on the road (have seen 'em sitting on a car show floor before) both a Toyota Prius and a Honda Insight. Spotted them both within 10 mins. of each other in the vicinity of the University of Texas campus. Don't know if this was a wild coincidence or if there was some sort of hybrid car demo at UT (I lean a little toward the former since, while the Prius was all shiny with dealer tags, the Insight bore plain ol' plates and was in need of a good washing; not really in show-off condition).
The Insight still struck me the same as when I saw it at the car show last spring: terribly small but quite nifty-looking in a Honda-Civic-Of-The-Future sort of way.
The Prius this time didn't strike me as quite as unattractive as it did at my initial car show viewing. Part of my original car show reaction to the Prius might've been skewed by the fact that all the photos I'd seen of it beforehand made it look quite attractive, so I was disappointed that, in person, it looked oddly hunched up and terribly slab-sided. My reaction today was a little milder; instead of outright ugly, it just struck me as a not-quite-properly-proportioned Toyota Echo.
Beyond that, my street sightings were brief enough that all I can say about the cars was that the Insight slid by very quietly. (There was a little too much traffic noise when I saw the Prius to even be able to judge that about the Toyota.)
#1919 of 1923 Subaru-Chevy marriage kid
Nov 23, 2000 (5:50 pm)
Nov 23, 2000 (6:18 pm)
Thank you for your words of encouragement. I am trying to keep updated on the site as much as possible, but have been so busy lately. I would like to comment on all the suggestions from all the participants, but time constraints often have the best of me.
I think however, that a lot of good points have been raised, and I would like to see a lot of the same products that you all would. I think the core similarity we all have is our love of our cars!
Keep the discussion alive and your interests, likes, and dislikes voiced. Someone is listening!
Nov 25, 2000 (3:56 am)
I should chime in here ... Greg has been very helpful in trying to keep me a Subaru Canada customer. (I think everyone remembers I've been having a few problems with my '00 OB). Recently he sent me (without solicitation) a Subaru scarf and toque. I was pretty impressed with that kind of customer service.
Way to go Greg!
Nov 26, 2000 (8:25 pm)
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