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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#31 of 3121 In-love with OBS
Sep 12, 1999 (12:58 pm)
Since you asked for opinions and experiences with this car, my opinion is I love this car. I base this on the fact that it cast a spell on me. I never cared about cars before I bought a Subaru Impreza. I drove a Chevy Prism for 12 years with no air conditioning or anything for goodness sakes! What was I thinking? My point is, the OBS will cast a spell on it's owner and you will fall in-love with it. I have had my 1999 OBS for 10 months now and each day I love it more. It brings a smile to my face just looking at it, and it is really hot looking too! So unique and sexy. Besides the look, it performs like a dream! Driving to Mt. Lassen in CA from here (Chico), used to takes me 2 and 1/2 hours, but honestly in my OBS, it takes 1 and 1/2 hours! The car zips up the windy mountain road like a dream come true. It takes 10 MPH hair pin turns at 40 MPM with complete confidence and grace. It sticks to the road like a vise gripe. If you can test drive one on a twisty steep road, you will get an experience of a life time and Subarus will become more then just a car, but part of who you are. It is magical really.
#32 of 3121 Correction
Sep 12, 1999 (10:47 pm)
I want to correct my post from yesterday. I said that the Subaru OBS was "a loaded 5-speed or an automatic". Actually, I've looked at the MSRP more closely, and this is almost certainly a 5-speed, with cruise. The MSRP is 17995+357(cruise)+495(destination) = 18,847. It's probably silver, since that seems to be all they have left these days. Still, $14,245 is a pretty good price - $640 better than I got when I bought an identical vehicle a month ago.
#33 of 3121 Patience pays off
Sep 14, 1999 (4:25 pm)
Wow - it's amazing how volatile the price of
and OBS is. I paid $1000 more than Alancit
did in msg #29 when I bought in July. Perhaps
some of this pricing is regional. Outbacks
are very popular in New Hampshire and used
ones are few and far between. Don't know
what kind of deal I could swing today on a
99 - but I'll bet I'd pay less that two months
#34 of 3121 what
Sep 14, 1999 (11:56 pm)
what is pinstriping?
what (on the OBS) is the hood scoup for?
Is it a good car?
Sep 15, 1999 (4:27 pm)
Pinstripes are decorative decals.
The hood scoop is decorative, "agressive" styling.
Is it a good car for you? Depends on your criteria.
#36 of 3121 It is to me...
Sep 15, 1999 (8:31 pm)
Where i live here in Southwestern Ontario, the AWD of my OBS does wonders in unplowed snow. Also, you can easily modify your scoop to make it functional. Alot of fun to drive considering this is a wagon! Might need some good tires though the current white letter tires look kinda spiffy on it. =)
Sep 21, 1999 (12:30 am)
I just test drove a 1999 OBS and was wondering if anyone else felt that the break feel was a little too giving. I don't know if it was just the dealers test car or is it normal that the break feel would be "squishy". Squishy meaning more then average pressure needed for breaking. I didnt buy the car. I am considering the Impreza Sport Wagon though for me ABS is very important. (my best friends life was saved by having it on his Acura) So another question is has anyone driven both cars and felt a difference in handling?
#38 of 3121 Huh?
Sep 21, 1999 (3:31 pm)
i test drove both. I now own a 99 silver Outback Sports. They are about the same feel. The OBS has more stuff but cost more. You pay what you get. yes, iget the ABS version. Not sure if the Brighton Impreza has ABS as an option. The tires are different and so is the suspensions. the OBS seems to be more tight feel to it. However I do agree that the brakes seems mushy. I've tested all models in the Impreza line and the brakes felt the same. Go test another one to find out.
#39 of 3121 Re: Break Feel
Sep 29, 1999 (12:46 pm)
I think you just have to get used to the feel. Felt different to me, so did the clutch when I
first got the car. (1999 OBS).
Re: snow, I'm looking forward to my first
New England winter. Got stuck twice last year
in my Escort, so the AWD was my prime consideration in a new car.
#40 of 3121 traction
Sep 29, 1999 (7:00 pm)
But I have to say that the tires that comes with the OBS suck though. I don't think they're very suited for serious snow driving.