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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Outback, Wagon
Jul 13, 2000 (11:27 am)
I'll try posting the picture, although I'll have
to learn how. My wife loves the car!!!
#120 of 3121 Infomercial-yeah!
Jul 14, 2000 (7:20 pm)
We taped an infomercial last night on speedvision but I didn't get a chance to watch it yet.
How do you do the yahoo thing? I've heard of it but how do you get on?
Yeah, sounds great--
Georgede--the thing that really is cool about the OBS is that for the size it drive like a heavy car. My volvo was a real brick--solid as a rock, and I like he heavy solid feel of the OBS. I never thought you could have that in a smaller car!
I've got pics I could post here of my silver OBS with DARK tint (it looks baaaaad), but I'm not sure how to either. Anyone know if we can put photos here?
#121 of 3121 informatial -Yeah!
Jul 15, 2000 (12:59 am)
Go to Yahoo,click on clubs and then Subaru. You'll
get all clubs bout Subaru. Go to the OBS club, Its
great!! You can also post lots of pictures there.
Say hello to Heather, she names her cars!!
Jul 15, 2000 (1:01 am)
Yes the OBS is SOLID! I just need a pillow for my
butt so I can drive straight (not reclined).
#123 of 3121 OBS mileage
Jul 15, 2000 (1:40 am)
Hi! I will soon, within a week I hope, buy a new car. Its Nissan Sentra or Subaru OBS. I drive about 350 miles a week, about 75% non-rush hour highway and rest city. Is it possible, or probable, to get 25 to 30 in the OBS? I drive 50 - 60 highway and 25 - 40 city.
Jul 15, 2000 (3:05 pm)
ringo5 - As much as I would really like to say yes, the OBS is not a civic or a corolla and it would not give you that mpg. I would say about 25-27mpg on highway alone. If you don't need AWD, don't get it. Otherwise this car rox! Actually on the dry, this car kicks major booty. The Sentra SE is a niec car too. With the new 150hp car, it would be my choice over say the likes of civics and corollas...
OBS is not a heavey car celeste. In fact it is lighter than many sedans. It's even lighter than a VR6 golf! So it's quite tossable. It should've come witha 2.5l engine. But I've done some mods on it and it's churning out 160hp by my conservative estimate. yes go to the OBS club at yahoo.
Jul 16, 2000 (6:13 pm)
Just saw a Subaru SVX. Is this a current line? First time I've seen one..
Jul 16, 2000 (6:15 pm)
What kind of mods have you done on this engine. I
have an auto, is there any chips that can add a
little more Umph!!
Jul 16, 2000 (7:12 pm)
There are some chips you can add. I know JC Sports makes a torque chip for it. But npt alot of ppl uses them. And that's this one from ICON. But I would lay off chips for now. If you want chips stick with Ruffles or something. =)
- K&N filter w/ removed 2nd filter and snorkus
- Unorthodox Racing Pulley
- 2.25" Borla Catback exhaust
- NGK Copper plugs
- Full synthetic fluids for Engine, Tranny and rear differential.
- 18mm anti roll bar (replacing the dinky stock 13mm)
- KYB AGX Adjustable gas Shocks
- Eibach Pro Kit Springs
- Custom alignment settings for increased turn in reponse
- Graham Goode Short shifter
- Clarion ProAudio DXR something CD player
- Tinting?! It's darn hot in the summer! So that's functional
On the way :
- wheels (not sure which yet....)
- Summer Tires (Yoko AVS S1, Dunlop SP8000 or Bridgestone RE71)
- Cusco Rear tower brace.
I'm sure I missed some stuff.
#128 of 3121 GEORGE #127 Subaru SVX
Jul 16, 2000 (9:00 pm)
No, the SVX isn't a new model. Production for the states began in 1991 (MY'92) and ended with MY '97, I believe. The car sold for $27,000 plus when first introduced and was a wonderful highway cruiser powered by an H6 which developed 230 bhp and 230 lbs of torque.
Sales were disappointing even though the car received good reviews from the motoring press. Some thought is preposterous that a Subaru dealer had a car costing so much when compared to the other models offered at that time. While somewhat heavy at 3,600 lbs, fuel consumption ranged between 19-27. The model was filled with technical features and conveniences. The one major drawback which probably hindered sales to the "sporting" group was the car was equipped with an automatic ONLY!
I bought one of the first models in this area (9/91), drove it for 50,000 plus miles and other than a window switch which failed at about 36,000 miles (replaced under warranty), the car was absolutely trouble free. I traded my black SVX for a '96 Outback (9/95) as I wanted a vehicle that could have a bicycle rack on the roof!
Hope this data helps.