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Didn't know XT's were so fun...


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#1 DerFahrer

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 10:45 PM

Wow...

I bought my XT because 1) it's a good idea to have an extra mode of reliable transportation 2) because I didn't want to see a pristine Subaru fall into unappreciative hands and 3) it's the coolest looking 80's Subaru IMO...

But I didn't know they were this much fun to drive!!!:D No it's not a Vette-killer, but it's still peppy, and the handling is superb! Plus it really feels like a sports car, even though some would argue it's far from it...

Then there's the interior... :brow:

Anyway, I felt like commenting on it, and I'm glad my entrance into the Older Generation is so pleasurable... :bday:

#2 JonOfScio

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 08:00 AM

Is your XT an XT Turbo?

Anyhow, there's lots o' little things you could do if you were after making it zip faster along.

And as for the XT being an awesome car, it's aerodynamic, low, and has it's weight distributed pretty well. My car is a light car at around 2350 pounds, but it's not flat and aerodynamic, now is it?

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#3 TROGDOR!

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 11:44 AM

Yeah, XT's are great. I bought a turbo XT this summer, and it's been down for repairs for quite a while. I ended up buying a nonturbo XT to use as a daily driver just because I hate to see one waste away. Now I'm hooked on the things. I just ordered a model XT on Ebay, hoping to put it together this weekend. :headbang:

#4 biffbradford

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 12:19 PM

Originally posted by subyluvr2212
Wow...


But I didn't know they were this much fun to drive!!!:D No it's not a Vette-killer, but it's still peppy, and the handling is superb! :bday:



In the snow they are !

I recall one snowy day, comming across a Chevy Corvette crabbing down the road, riding the crown on the middle of the road so he wouldn't go in the ditch.

I tell you, it was _no problem_ driving around him with my 4wd Turbo XT equipped with new Cooper Wintermaster snow tires !

Bye bye little 'Vette !!

:banana:

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#5 DerFahrer

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 04:15 PM

No it's not turbo, look in my sig, and my avatar shows a non-hoodscooped XT...

But still, I guess I'm one of those people who doesn't have to have gobs of power to enjoy driving a car. Even though it was pouring rain last night, I just put it in 4WD and sped on home. I took the long way home too... :D

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 07:02 PM

I've always thought it would be fun to take an XT6 and make it a twin turbo...hmmm that could be a Vette killer lol.:headbang:

#7 86subaru

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 08:19 PM

i just bought a turbo xt a/t 4wd ,and so far i like it ,it needs alittle work but got it very cheap :banana: :D

#8 coupe

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Posted 05 September 2003 - 05:55 AM

I got a 85 xt.Its low wide ,handles like a gokart.
Smooth and stops on a dime.
And when my wife saw it ,i lost the keys:banghead: she drives the kids to school in it...i think i will have to prise the keys out of her dead hands :lol: ..

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Posted 06 September 2003 - 11:23 PM

I absolutely adore my 86 XT GL :D It may not be the fastest car out there, but it certainly is nimble enough to show up the ricer kids, lol!




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