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#46 of 75 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6 R [saedave]
Oct 20, 2009 (5:43 pm)
I think that the G37x can walk all over the 3.6R unfortunately not a much higher of a price.
Unless the G37 is greatly improved over the G35 that I have driven, The 3.6R has a much more comfortable ride.
The styling of the 3.6R may be its real weak point, not 0-60 time.
Thanks for proving my point. For a car called a 3.6R as in RACE it shouldn't have a "comfortable" ride, it should have a taught ride like the G37x has. And the G37x is WAY faster than the 3.6R ever could hope to be, it's got a 7 speed AT and well OVER 300hp!
#48 of 75 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6 R [dcm61]
Oct 21, 2009 (6:03 am)
I agree, the "R" does not stand for race, as Subaru offers a 2.0R H4s in other markets, and they certainly aren't "racers." Same can be said for Outbacks with either the 3.0R or 3.6R engines. No way could they be considered racers. Sporty? Maybe. Racers? No.
From what I can gather is that "R" models all have DOHC engines (as opposed the the SOHC "i" models), but are not turbos. So yeah, they are sportier and more powerful than "i" models, but certainly are not racers.
#49 of 75 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6 R [rsholland]
Oct 22, 2009 (10:43 am)
I think they should pick a different letter, then.
R is from GT-R or Type R, so it definitely has you thinking of race-tuned.
Better yet - just drop the letter and call it the 3.6.
#50 of 75 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6 R [ateixeira]
Oct 22, 2009 (6:40 pm)
In the automotive world if you put the R after a car's designation, it stands for R...
Etc. Either way, the 3.6 is their top of the line flagship, yet it has less HP/Torque than the STi and the Legacy GT.
Just a sad state of affairs and was hoping it would be a serious competitor to the G37x and the other "luxury" awd models at a significant cost savings.
As we've talked about in the past, they need to really get their nomenclature in order for models...
Legacy 2.5, 2.5GT and 3.6 would work fine and leave things open for whatever comes next for them.
#51 of 75 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6 R [paisan]
Oct 23, 2009 (6:44 am)
I agree, the 3.6 is the flagship and implies luxury, not sport. It should be the 3.6 Limited or something like that, no R in sight.
#52 of 75 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6 R [ateixeira]
Oct 23, 2009 (7:30 pm)
Well the Flagship COULD be sporty, however the 3.6R which implies sporty, is not. Heck even the Lexus LS460 Sport now gets Brembo Calipers!
#53 of 75 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6 R [paisan]
Oct 24, 2009 (1:56 am)
Hi this is super random but I have been online for literally 2 days now trying to figure out how to fix my car. I have a 2009 Legacy and just put a mid priced air filter on her. ... and she hates it. I can get it running but it dies after about 15 or 20 seconds. If i have the AC on full blast i can keep it running a bit longer but i'm totally confused about why it would be doing this. I have quadruple checked all hoses, gaskets, clamps, etc. I'm thinking about heading out again in a bit to screw with the idle. But yeah. If you'd hit me u[p i'd really appreciate it.
#54 of 75 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6 R [foxybabydoll]
Oct 24, 2009 (6:58 am)
You either don't have the airbox complete latched (It can be a PITA) or one of the vacum hoses came off during the installation and you missed it. This is fairly common when doing an air filter replacement.
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#55 of 75 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6 R [paisan]
Oct 26, 2009 (8:24 am)
Yeah, I was going to suggest the MAF sensor connector or a vacuum hose.
Definitely do not fiddle with the idle.