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#1 subaruchick06

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 11:18 PM

i helped my boyfriend change his gl-10 from an auto to a manual and i really liked it so i decided to get one my self. maybe not a gl-10 but some kind of subaru. not sure what kind. any suggestions? but anyways i am 17 and live in south carolina. i think once i get my car i will be posting alot more considering i'm not a pro at cars but i want to make the most my subaru

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 11:30 PM

Welcome to the madness!! :grin: I personally like the wagons for the available cargo space as well as people room...all depends on your needs really. look around and see what fits you and your needs.
The coupe is sportier looking...still plenty of cargo space if ya need it, but harder for people to get in/out of backseat...

Good luck finding the Subaru of your dreams!

Now it is time for me to get back to work on my Suby :horse: (jk)

#3 Phizinza

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 11:57 PM

Good to have you aboard. You'll find all the 80's subies are easy to work on. The older ones (early 80's) have less "garbage" under the hood. But the newer 80's subies don't break down as much. Well, that's how it seems. Like the guy said above, look around for what model suites you. There all good (and bad, but what car isn't?)

Good luck on your hunt.

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:02 AM

well i dont need alot of room its just going to be me and maybe a friend or two in the car. when i helped him on is 89 sub. he keep saying how easy they are to work on and it was alot easier and i had more intrest than in his past cars(ford escort and honda something)

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:14 AM

Yep, subies are beauties to work on. :)

Next question: Do you like the "cool" factor?

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:16 AM

i think the wagons are ok not my kinda car.. i like the fact they are AWD thats just awesome

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:26 AM

Like,
wagons - useful
sedans - useful
coupes - coool
edit: ooops, forgot about the Subaru XT's - in my opinion, very cool

OR you could go the older models

Ute - useful/fun ... EDIT: changed link to a pic of my ute. Their called Brat's in the US (Brumbies here in Aus)
Hatch - useful
wagon(ea81) - useful
coupe(ea81) - fun/cool
sedan(ea81) - .. i dunno, I guess you can decide.

And then theres the justy's... completely different. They use east/west inline 3cyl engines. Not the "boxer" styled flat fours...

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:31 AM

As for the AWD. You will find only (some of?) the Turbo models are AWD. Other wise they can be 4WD, 4WD duel range, or FWD.

And in case you don't know: dual range means you have a special lever that when you pull it further then just the 4WD selection it makes the gearing in the car slower, their great for offroading.

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:34 AM

well the pic for the ute didn't work.. what is that? . so far i like the coupes .. they fit my "style" i like awd vs 4wd.. i am glad that u explain things i have learned alot already THANKS

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:34 AM

And then theres the justy's... completely different. They use east/west inline 3cyl...


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yup,justys are cool...:banana:

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:36 AM

well by looks i like justy more than wagon .. still like coupes .. i really do not like brats i dunno why i jsut can't "respect they're beauty" i guess

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:37 AM

well the pic for the ute didn't work.. what is that? . so far i like the coupes .. they fit my "style" i like awd vs 4wd.. i am glad that u explain things i have learned alot already THANKS


Posted Image this is a brat-aka-a ute (that's what they're called over in Australia)

the brats aren't available new anymore,closet subaru now a days would be the baja.i'm sure you can pick up a brat in good condition.

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:39 AM

well then i guess i'll prolly be getting a coupe .. i was also looking at a wrx

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:42 AM

And if you didn't know: The difference between AWD and 4WD is that AWD or what it is called on the older subaru's is FullTime-4WD means that the car has three differentials, not just two. This makes it possible to drive in "AWD" on the pavement without damaging the gearbox. 4WD will get harder to drive on pavement the more steering lock you have on. And the car will jump around going "chirp, chirp" from the tyres.
Althought, if you want to go offroading, get a 4WD D/R. These have a better low range then the FT4WD (AWD) gearbox's and there for makes it so you can drive slower off the road, which is good, because bumps break parts.

A WRX? Now thats new terrory I have yet to step in. But theres plenty of help with those in the New Gen section. Just remember, newer = harder to fix. And of cause they cost a lot more.. But I bet the WRX is fun to drive. I know my brothers turbo 626 (220hp) is. :)

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:46 AM

well thanks alot again.i was looking at differnt models and i kinda like the look of the xt6. it looked good

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:51 AM

kinda like the look of the xt6. it looked good

I agree. Some think it's horrible. I like it! :D

You sure you don't like the look of the Brat.... Not even like this? :confused:

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:53 AM

still nothing.... i can't bring myself to think anything about it looks good .. i dunno why .. srrry

#18 Phizinza

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:55 AM

Nah, that's alright mate. We're all entitled to our own views.
I have to go, so good luck with the XT or coupe search! :D

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:58 AM

Posted Image this is a brat-aka-a ute (that's what they're called over in Australia)

the brats aren't available new anymore,closet subaru now a days would be the baja.i'm sure you can pick up a brat in good condition.

that brat looks familiar did you sell it to turboxt?
ou cannot go wrong with an xt-6

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 01:00 AM

alright well thanks for the help and i will post when i get my ride :D

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 03:01 AM

First of All:

:) "WELLCOME" :)


Then: I sugest the SVX: it is a "Updated XT6" and is very Cool! I love that Car... ;)

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 03:56 AM

Well I own a modified cobb stage II 04 wrx and a 87 brat. They are both fun but in diffrent ways. I how ever dont think the new subarus are hard to work on. It just suck on the wrx that you have to remove the inner cooler to do any thing... even just checking the trans fluid level.:banghead:.

I personaly would get a old body type (2 door) RS for your first subaru. They look great (better then the wrx) and they cost less the a wrx plus you still get the na 2.5 liter motor which is a great motor to do short dirt tracks!!

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 04:07 AM

http://www.nebraska-...lbun30&id=bshaw

like this one here

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 05:22 AM

WELCOME to the Board!!!

If you are looking for a fun coupe, I would suggest a Subaru SVX, XT6, or RX if you can find one. RX's have the EA82T engine, which isn't always a fun engine to work on if you ever decide to start modding. It is plagued by a host of problems and shortcomings, but if you have the time, cash, know-how, and a good, reliable tuner, CAN be made fast and reliable. So I guess it is safe to say that an SVX or XT6 is probably going to be your best choice for the older Subies. I personally am a wagon fan and own a 1988 GL-10 Wagon which has alot of mods, and also a 2002 WRX Wagon. You might also look into mid 90s Subaru Impreza coupes, in which you can easily swap alot of the later model motors into. All depends on your taste in Subarus and how far you are wanting to go with the vehicle.

Anyway, welcome aboard and I sincerely hope that you find what you are looking for.

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 10:45 AM

coupes - coool


Not as cool as a good wagon:banana:
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