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#1 Lukas

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:02 PM

Hi! :)

I have looked at the US-brochures on this page and now I have some questions about the EA82 in the US:

In europe, only the 1989 EA82s had colored bumpers like mine:

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How is that in the US? Do your EA82s all have colored bumpers? Or only some modelyears?

As I said, only the 1989 EA82 had colored bumpers, all the others lookes like that:

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Greetings from good old europe

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#2 torxxx

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:54 PM

The EA82 from (85-89) had the solid black bumpers with the blinkers flush to the bumper.
Loyales have the colored bumper with recessed blinkers.

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:21 PM

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mine has the color on the bottom half on front and rear. It's an 87 GL....

from the brochures page, (pics only)
those that got colored bumpers

85 GL-10
86 None
87-89 All GL, GL-10
90-94 (Loyale) None

but that's just looking at the brochure pics...... probably some discrepancies :)

#4 mudduck

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:29 PM

mY bumpers are black, and black is a color

#5 Skip

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 04:03 PM

both touring wagons!!
can ya dig those headlight squirters guys
I think the XT6 was the only model over here with them?

where are the wipers?

Do some European countries mandate headlight squirters, Lukas?

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 04:59 PM

85-86 had solid black bumpers. 87-89 had the colored bumpers like yours. The loyales had the same bumper shape as the colored ones, but I think they were solid black.

#7 Smpol19

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:53 PM

My 89 GL has color matching bumpers, i think the DL's had the black ones and the GL and GL-10's have the matched ones. I've never seen the turn signals flush with the bumper like that white one in the US.
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 06:06 PM

just to clear up some things...

85-86 had the OLd style bumpers, which very few had the bottom half painted.

In 87 the switched to the newer style bumpers nearly all got painted on the bottom half.
............ however, europe, japan, etc. did not get the new bumpers in 87. so thats why the old style painted are seen alot more overseas

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 08:02 PM

My GL-10, 1986 MY, has the body colored painted bumper.

The RX does as well...1987 MY...in general, most are whats called 'textured' instead of black or colorless.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 12:43 AM

93 Loyale - all black bumper

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 02:08 AM

88 gl with coloured bumpers

#12 Lukas

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 04:00 AM

@ Skip:

All Subaru Leone GL Station had those high roof. They were not called "Touring Wagon", but "Super Station" in Germany. Here in Austria, they were only called "Leone GL Kombi".

The "Leone DL Kombi" had the flat roof. All Subaru EA82 and EA81 had those headlight-squirters. My daily driver in the signature also has headlight squirters.

But the "Leone GL Kombi", as mine is called here, was only available ONE year with colored bumpers and high roof. Because the high roof wagon, the sedan and the turismo coupe was only available from 1985 to 1989, and only the 1989 models had body colored painted bumpers.

And GL Wagons with those "Alpin-Decals" are 2 known in austria, so my car is more rare than a McLaren Mercedes SLR here:lol:!

Greetings Lukas, if you have questions, feel free to ask ;)

#13 Lukas

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 05:28 AM

rom the brochures page, (pics only)
those that got colored bumpers

85 GL-10
86 None
87-89 All GL, GL-10
90-94 (Loyale) None



Is there a system behind that? Its a lot easier here:

89 colored bumpers
85-88 none
90-93 none

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 05:38 AM

old style
85-86 Very few

new style
87-89 colored
90-94 none

#15 Skip

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 06:26 AM

Thanks for the reply Lukas
very interesting info.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 07:12 AM

i have the flush turn signal, and black bumpers on my 85 gl and my 87 gl parts car has the colormatched recessed light bumper. i personally like the flush light look better




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