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#45 of 74 Arrival of 2009 Sport
Sep 10, 2008 (4:45 pm)
Does anyone know when the '09 Sports will be hitting the dealerships? I'm holding out for the new model year and I'm eager to take possession!
#46 of 74 Re: Arrival of 2009 Sport [msolomons]
Sep 10, 2008 (6:43 pm)
'09 Sport? Do you mean the WRX or 2.5 GT? If so, they should be arriving soon.
Sep 10, 2008 (7:56 pm)
If you mean '09 Sport model, as in the Canadian 2.5i Sport model, they're already at some dealerships.
Sep 11, 2008 (9:32 am)
I'm guessing he meant Outback Sport!
May take a while. Foreseter sales were up 73%. They sell at a higher price point. FHI has no incentive to rush the new Impreza here, when they already cannot meet demand for a vehicle with a higher profit margin that comes from the same assembly plant.
I'm sure they'll find a way, but they may trickle in at first, as the Forester is still going to get priority.
Sep 30, 2008 (9:30 pm)
WHEN are they going to get rid of those hideous clear ricer tail lamp covers on the hatchback???
Subaru, I'm ready to buy a WRX hatch as soon as you sell a mature looking version.
I was a big fan of the 07 WRX exterior. I am still lukewarm towards this 08-09 models exterior. It doesn't look like a sports sedan. It looks like an econo-box. I love the new interior and all of the other improvements. I wish Subaru would use the 07 for inspiration on a refresh of this current model, which is an excellent car otherwise.
Oct 01, 2008 (7:34 am)
Those tail lights are hideous., Subaru is not alone in this regard. Audi, once noted for their understated elegance is now using some pretty tacky LED's in their head lights. It's like some sort of weird fashion industry decision to make consumers purchase what is currently in style, no matter how awful the public really thinks about it. I can just imagine the cost of replacements! In my limited experience, Subaru's source for bulbs is providing an inferior product already. I seem to go through bulbs (and lets face it, somehow the price of these bulbs seems ridiculous) at an all too fast rate. Then again, I wouldn't buy or not buy a car based on the tail lights. I suggest you choose your colors carefully, so as not to bring too much attention to them.
Oct 01, 2008 (10:30 pm)
Yeah, either that or suck it up and get the sedan even though I love and prefer hatchbacks.
The Legacy looks fantastic and as far as styling goes is my favorite sedan at any price. My only gripe is with the proprietary/integrated stereo. I wish automakers would stick to DIN and double DIN head units so that it is easy to upgrade the electronics. That's important because the electronics improve rapidly and cars last so long relatively speaking. I shouldn't have to buy a new car just because I want the latest in dash nav system or bluetooth stereo, or whatever the latest feature is.
I know exactly what you mean with those Audi LED lights and I agree, they are very tacky. BMW and Audi both have gone in the wrong direction with their styling. They'd do better to spend the money on improving quality instead.
Oct 02, 2008 (12:17 pm)
I don't like clear tails, either, but if you get a silver color (or similar) it hides it pretty well.
And we all know Subaru loves silver/gray.
#53 of 74 Re: [ateixeira]
Oct 19, 2008 (3:55 pm)
For a small amount of money you can have them made red via a translucent covering. I've seen it done real classy and it fixes the issue.
Those who dislike the DRL LEDs on the Audis also should not they are also found on the Porsches....
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Oct 20, 2008 (7:49 pm)
Does anyone know if the 09 wrx has a center differential? I don't think it does. I wonder if the driving characteristics will be much different between the older model with the differential and the new WRXs.