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#61 of 1262 Re: Freddy [tlong]
Nov 11, 2009 (10:02 am)
So it's the VW Beetle, but another year for the voltage switch and changing the hubcaps? Maybe 1966 when there were other changes made, like putting "1300" on the deck lid for the new larger engine.
#62 of 1262 Re: is this too easy? [nippononly]
Nov 11, 2009 (10:16 am)
Darn. I am going to have to check this topic more often to keep up! That was my best shot at getting one of these! Although, even if I were not a Subaru enthusiast, that one would have still been too easy given your recent purchase....
#63 of 1262 Re: This one may be easy. [anythngbutgm]
Nov 11, 2009 (10:23 am)
Doh! You lost me on the "rat" part. I figured "rat" meant Nissan for sure!
Ah, the venerable Subaru. The model you show in your photo reminds me of a 2000 Impreza RS. I had a friend with one of those, and it was, indeed a peppy and excellent-handling car. It was not turbo-charged that year, though. The WRX took that car to a whole new level. I think the WRX was introduced to North America in what, 2002, followed by the STi in 2004?
#64 of 1262 Re: Freddy [210delray]
Nov 11, 2009 (12:36 pm)
Are we going to have to do some Web research here, on which year the Beetle went from 6 volts to 12?! '66 sounds too late, my guess is '64 if it wasn't '63.
#65 of 1262 Re: Nope [210delray]
Nov 11, 2009 (12:38 pm)
You and andre are in the right brand and the right decade, but haven't quite got it yet. I did have pop-up headlights just like the famous AE86 Corolla coupe though!
And my year was the first year I had a trim that offered IRS, just like a more expensive sibling with 6 cylinders.
Andre was so close, but then he went a different way...
#66 of 1262 Re: This one may be easy. [anythngbutgm]
Nov 11, 2009 (12:42 pm)
Oh well then, was it the 2.5RS you had in the picture? Because you made me think you meant the first WRX sold on U.S. shores, which I believe was the '02 MY.
Which one was it?
#67 of 1262 Re: Nope [nippononly]
Nov 11, 2009 (12:45 pm)
Well shoot, that must be a Celica, then. I think it went FWD in '85 or so, but I have no idea what the most popular year was. "A few years later my model line went FWD...." so maybe 1980?
#68 of 1262 Re: This one may be easy. [nippononly]
Nov 11, 2009 (12:48 pm)
Well, if Subaru's 2008 MY hype plays into it at all, it would have to be the '02 WRX. After all, the 2008 redesign was "the rebirth of a legend."
#69 of 1262 Re: This one may be easy. [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 11, 2009 (1:11 pm)
You went 0-60 (messages) really quickly with this topic, Shifty. Maybe you should syndicate it for TV.
#70 of 1262 Re: This one may be easy. [nippononly]
Nov 11, 2009 (1:12 pm)
I believe it was the RS that was mentioned. But there was an STi version of that generation Impreza as well...
I've been searching for the article on the vehicle but it must not be transcribed to the web. But I still have the original magazine at home (I think it was C&D although I've got collections of MT and some others as well)
Ya, I guess that wasn't a well executed participation of the thread on my part.