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#26 benebob

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 10:15 AM

Originally posted by alias20035
The orange peel paint is not a Subaru issue, it is an enviromental one. 8-10 years ago car makers switched to more enviromentally friendly paints.

Also the newer paints don't work on plastics like the old stuff, so a different type of paint is used so forget about color matching plastic to metal, not even BMW can do it.....




You're kidding right? Honda minimizes orange peel. Toyota does. Heck Chevy is doing a great job of minimizing it today. Wait Subaru does a great job of it too, well at least in JAPAN. Even a blind man can tell there is a difference in US and Jap made subaru quality.

Color matching plastic to metal isn't rocket science and yes BMW does a great job at it. As does Toyota, Honda and Chrysler (wait they all inject their plastics with color). Just as was done 15 years ago on the SVX.

#27 1ABAJA

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 09:00 PM

This is a similar discussion to ones that have bean on here before!

I would say that this warrants an explanation from some SOA people that are here on the board....you know that somebody has to be on here that knows somoething about this issue, whether or not they work at SOA...at least related somehow with SOA!

I think there was a thread a while ago about the new Turbo Foresters....and somebody responded about the drive and feel of the new Turbo Forester....I forget what his name is, but I am certain that he said he was affiliated somehow with production tests or something.

I know I bought my new Subaru based on what Subaru I had previously owned, just like other people. What does that say about the future of potential sales?

(((SOA: What in the world is going on???)))

Josh!

#28 benebob

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 10:09 PM

Originally posted by 1ABAJA

I know I bought my new Subaru based on what Subaru I had previously owned, just like other people. What does that say about the future of potential sales?

(((SOA: What in the world is going on???)))

Josh!



Couldn't have said it better Josh! Next time (if I stick with Subaru once all the old ones rust away) I'll definately check the whole thing out rather than assume that Subaru built a good one like I did when we got our Legacy. I didn't even get behind the wheel. My wife did but I know how they drive. A 3 mile loop in traffic wasn't gonna do anything for me.

#29 northguy

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 10:48 PM

Does anyone have any info on the base price of the 05 models? I clicked on the specifications on the link and it was blank. My wife may be looking to trade up from her 96 with 160k on it and wants to know what the difference will be. Thanks.




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