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#1113 of 1480 Re: Impreza/WRX Review [moparbad]
Dec 05, 2007 (9:13 am)
You are still in the wrong thread to be discussing sales of non-Imprezas.
Subaru Impreza sales are way up for the 3rd month in a row. Every single month since the new Impreza has been out. That's not bad news for the Subaru Impreza no matter how you try to spin it.
That's like me saying you are skinny because your uncle lost weight.
You should be here instead:
ateixeira, "Subaru's fortunes sinking - can they turn it around?" #2617, 19 Nov 2007 7:07 am
#1114 of 1480 Re: compromise [kurtamaxxxguy]
Dec 17, 2007 (12:27 pm)
Best price and availablity will be at Carr. I've always found them easy to deal with. Watch the Oregonian weekend ads and pick up one of their sale cars. Dick Hannah in Vancouver is pretty aggressive with weekend sales prices too. If you have a specific option package you can deal with the internet department and get a pretty good deal.
Dec 18, 2007 (11:40 am)
Wash. has sales tax, Oregon does not, so I won't be buying in Washington.
Yes, Carr does has a lot of inventory, but feels old-school as do nearly all the Dealers in Beaverton.
Lithia of Oregon City has a much nicer sales policy and fewer complaints on record.
Anyway, wrt the Impreza:
any suggestions how I can get more comfortable seats (I make occasional long trips) ?
The ones it now has only tilt up from the rear (old VW design), and the black interior color is not particularly appealing.
Should I consider a Recardo or something?
#1116 of 1480 Re: one other question.. [kurtamaxxxguy]
Dec 18, 2007 (1:06 pm)
Are you an Oregon resident? Oregon residents don't pay sales tax in Washington.
Walking in off the street at any dealer is an unpleasant experience. I've found the same sales experience at all the Subaru dealers in the Portland area. As long as you deal with the internet guy or have a weekend ad price you get a pretty good sales experience.
I've seen a lot of the new Impreza's around. I'm really starting to like the look.
#1117 of 1480 compared vs. A3 today
Dec 18, 2007 (9:37 pm)
I drove both the A3 in 2.0T 6sp manual and WRX wagon today, and I think I'm leaning more towards the A3. The WRX had more power and a smoother throttle response with less turbo lag but the A3 just had a way better suspension and could really carve the corners much better. Too bad Audi only offers quattro on the 3.2 V6 and you can't even get it with a manual tranny. Are the any aftermarket suspension tuning kits out or announced for the new WRX or will the old ones fit? This new model really needs a sport tuned suspension option.
also, +1 on the seats not being all that comfy. I really need something with more lumbar support as there was absolutely none. I can deal with the black cloth, I just need to get more tint put on the windows. Other than the lumbar, they felt OK.
#1118 of 1480 Re: compared vs. A3 today [rexasian]
Dec 19, 2007 (6:57 am)
Too bad Audi only offers quattro on the 3.2 V6 and you can't even get it with a manual tranny
But the A4 2.0T manual trans is available with quattro...at not too different a pricefrom the A3 That said,if you are going to keep the Audi beyond its 4 year everything-covered warranty it could turn out to be expensive to own. As an X owner of many Audis and VWs, I know too well.
#1119 of 1480 Re: compared vs. A3 today [saedave]
Dec 19, 2007 (7:33 am)
But the A4 2.0T manual trans is available with quattro
It's not really the Audi Quattro system (Torsen). It's a Haldex system, FWD based. Although very responsive, I believe Subaru's Symmetrical AWD is more sophisticated, and will probably react quicker.
#1120 of 1480 Re: one other question.. [erics6]
Dec 19, 2007 (7:35 am)
Yes I am Oregon resident...was not aware of the tax issue.
Subaru dealer told me the WRX seats and black interior are built for "sport", not trip comfort. Uh Huh... I almost asked back "Just how short are trips supposed to be in the WRX - a lap around the track?"
Still looking 'em over...
#1121 of 1480 Re: compared vs. A3 today [aviboy97]
Dec 19, 2007 (8:11 am)
It's not really the Audi Quattro system (Torsen). It's a Haldex system, FWD based. Although very responsive
If it is Haldex, there is one notable advantage: No flatbed tow is required unlike Torsen and most Subaru models. And yes I had a flatbed tow on a Torsen-equipped VW W8.
The latest Haldex versions that engage rear drive proactively are not bad.
#1122 of 1480 Re: compared vs. A3 today [rexasian]
Dec 19, 2007 (9:34 am)
A3 prices are kind of steep, though, what about a GTI or MazdaSpeed3 if you don't need AWD?