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#702 of 10838 Re: Dual Sunroofs
Feb 18, 2004 (4:30 am)
The new sunroof opens up completely over the front seats and is quite a nice design. The front section is only about 6" wide and pops up to become a wind deflector, and the back section is a more traditional sunroof. The net result is that the driver gets a wide open view above. Very nice!
#703 of 10838 pics of the new dual roof on the Outback
Feb 18, 2004 (5:41 am)
From my visit to the Chicago show last week:
The full size photos can be seen here, along with a few other Subie pics: http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4287729491
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#705 of 10838 spinaker. in my opinion
Feb 18, 2004 (9:44 am)
the problem with the corporate grill design of the more recent italian-designed subaru concept cars is that while the alfas traditionally use a "superman crest" type opening, the new subarus must differentiate themselves with an inverted, "pyramid" style opening. design-wise, this bottom heavy geometric shape does not convey as light and balanced an appearance as the other shape.
the easiest way to picture this difference is to imagine joe weider or charles atlas "before and after" photos. the first man is usually pear-shaped, with his weight hanging around his middle section (greater mass towards the bottom), while the second photo will invariably show a man with a strong "V" shape with broad straight shoulders tapering down to a slim waist. this design shape has universal appeal, unlike the dunce cap/pyramid/jabba the hut/hershey kiss/soft coil of something shape. you be the judge.
btw, i absolutely love the new legacy and outback styling. that light metallic blue outback looks stunning. i think mercedes is going to have a hard time justifyng the price of a C-class wagon with that piece of machinery beside it. and don't forget the awesome mackintosh stereo deck with the retro 70s tuner dials. subaru has hit a home run with these babies, that's for sure. can't wait!!!
#707 of 10838 2005 Outback Sedan
Feb 18, 2004 (11:41 am)
SOA would be smart if they put the rear wiper on the 2005 Outback sedan like the Japanese Legacy sedan. Looks very cool and all-weather. Enhances the image...
Feb 18, 2004 (1:30 pm)
The rear wiper on the sedan is the law in Japan, and i don't why our legislators think a wagon needs a wiper and a sedan does not, granted a wagon gets dirtier quicker, but a sedan driver needs as much rear vision as a wagon, so I would be in favour for rear wipers on sedans.
Feb 18, 2004 (1:40 pm)
I wish USDM sedans had a rear wiper. The only sedan with a rear wiper sold here is the Mitsu EVO.
#710 of 10838 RLSD on 2.5i and 2.5iLTD???
Feb 18, 2004 (8:26 pm)
Neither http://www.need-desire.com/main.html nor the 3rd Gen. OB press release http://www.media.subaru.com/ mention the availability of a rear limited slip differential on the the two NA H4 OBWs. It is available on the turbo and H6 models. Is SOA dropping this feature or is this just an omission on these preliminary spec.s?