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#1 waimaks

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 02:57 AM

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At first I thought it was just an incorrect listing right? Because its a Nissan wagon thing, which I can't spell the name of....A guy I know has one, and its definately a Nissan.
But it says Leone on the rear hatch, and has a Subaru badge.

Here is the nissan I am thinking of.

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Which gene pool has Subaru been mixing in now?:rolleyes:

#2 keltik

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 05:16 PM

Ok so despite the Subaru badge i think i'll put this down to some sick twisted practical joke. Heres another choice suby - now wouldnt you love to cram a EJ25 in this thing! :lol: It would be like the JuSTI but weirder.

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If thats the Brat's successor then im ashamed.

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 11:04 PM

Ok so despite the Subaru badge i think i'll put this down to some sick twisted practical joke. Heres another choice suby - now wouldnt you love to cram a EJ25 in this thing! :lol: It would be like the JuSTI but weirder.

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If thats the Brat's successor then im ashamed.

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Looks like a Sambar, whic has been around in some form or other much longer than the brat.

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 01:41 AM

Ok so despite the Subaru badge i think i'll put this down to some sick twisted practical joke. Heres another choice suby - now wouldnt you love to cram a EJ25 in this thing! :lol: It would be like the JuSTI but weirder.

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If thats the Brat's successor then im ashamed.

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ive seen those things, mostly mitsu branded, but i think all the japanese auto makes have made them. they are often in large plants used as matinence trucks. very very underpowered

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 01:54 AM

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At first I thought it was just an incorrect listing right? Because its a Nissan wagon thing, which I can't spell the name of....A guy I know has one, and its definately a Nissan.
But it says Leone on the rear hatch, and has a Subaru badge.


Which gene pool has Subaru been mixing in now?:rolleyes:


Yeah, I'd say someone was having fun with some glue... It just can't be!

#6 waimaks

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 02:26 AM

Yeah its quite possible its not actually a Subaru. If anyone really wants I could ask the seller whether or not it is actually a Subaru or not. Vin plate etc.
Did Subaru ever have ties with Nissan?
That definately says Subaru on the mudflaps and hatch etc though.
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Posted 07 May 2006 - 03:18 AM

Ahh Ha! Some of you might remember the "Diesel subaru?" post from a while ago. After some looking around, i found that the engine code looked suspiciously "nissanish".

I think you may have found the answer - the deisel leone is simply a re badged nissan whatever-it-is.

It is probably just as subaru as the subaru vans are - as in subaru enough to be legally called one, but not much more than that.

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 03:47 AM

Ah well that makes sorta sence, Cause the one that I've looked over was a diesel.
I'd be interested to know the story with these. Like why?!

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 03:49 AM

Did Subaru ever have ties with Nissan?


Yup, FHI has been in and out of bed with Datsun/Nissan for decades.

Ever wonder why our LSDs are such a good fit for the Datsun guys?;)

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 06:03 AM

ive seen those things, mostly mitsu branded, but i think all the japanese auto makes have made them. they are often in large plants used as matinence trucks. very very underpowered

depends. some of them have a 700cc S/C 4 pot in them consideringthey weigh 1200lbs they can move unloaded.

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 11:10 AM

Yup, FHI has been in and out of bed with Datsun/Nissan for decades.

Ever wonder why our LSDs are such a good fit for the Datsun guys?;)


and why our injectors are the same injectors in the 280ZX;)

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 11:26 AM

don't it just make you sick!!!

#13 wesley willis

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 10:58 PM

sick? not at all. there used to be a 480Z in the family, it was a good car.




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