Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

08 Outback arrived today


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 DerFahrer

DerFahrer

    Formerly subyluvr2212

  • Members
  • 2,411 posts
  • Orlando, FL

Posted 09 April 2007 - 09:11 PM

My thoughts: Don't like the Outback front end. It's not hideous (a la 06-07 Impreza or Tribeca), but I just prefer the 05-07 front end. It was perfect the way it was.

There was an 08 Legacy GT on the truck too that I got a glimpse of, but it went to another dealer. It was too high on the truck to get a good picture of. I'm okay with the Legacy front end a little more, but I still prefer the 05-07.

Anyway, here's the pics:

Front end:
Posted Image

Back end:
Posted Image

Next to an 07 spec.B for comparison:
Posted Image

#2 brus brother

brus brother

    Subaru Master

  • Members
  • 1,872 posts
  • Connecticut

Posted 09 April 2007 - 09:49 PM

Is that a SubaChrysler or a Chrysleroo??

#3 njdrsubaru

njdrsubaru

    is this thing on?

  • Members
  • 1,198 posts
  • Old Bridge, NJ

Posted 09 April 2007 - 10:58 PM

lol i was humping one of those at the dealer here in NJ :lol: :lol: :lol:

#4 PAezb

PAezb

    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Members
  • 407 posts
  • USA

Posted 10 April 2007 - 10:43 AM

Additional articles/photos on 2008 models Debuts:

2008 Tribeca
http://autoshow.auto...umentid=4652956

2008 Impreza
http://autoshow.auto...umentid=4652886

Photos 1-11 Impreza, 12-16 Tribeca (A white interior? - yikes, a keep-clean nightmare!)
http://autoshow.auto...&photo-number=1

2008 Outback (360 view)
http://autoshow.auto...photo-number=28

2008 Legacy (360 View)
http://autoshow.auto...photo-number=29

#5 backwoodsboy

backwoodsboy

    vintagesubaruparts

  • Members
  • 1,058 posts
  • upstate NY, in the woods

Posted 10 April 2007 - 10:47 AM

The outline of the grille just looks way too much like the GMC envoy
:-\

#6 nipper

nipper

    Semi Elite Master of the

  • Members
  • 17,542 posts
  • Long Island NY

Posted 10 April 2007 - 11:41 AM

why do they all remind me of chryslers

nipper

#7 jon38iowa

jon38iowa

    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Members
  • 466 posts
  • Ankeny

Posted 10 April 2007 - 12:57 PM

Cool Photos!
The '08 Tribeca nose reminds me of a cross between a late model Cadillac and Dodge Caravan.
John

#8 njdrsubaru

njdrsubaru

    is this thing on?

  • Members
  • 1,198 posts
  • Old Bridge, NJ

Posted 10 April 2007 - 01:06 PM

the front of the new tribeca looks like the new hyunday santa fe

#9 PAezb

PAezb

    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Members
  • 407 posts
  • USA

Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:31 PM

Another good site for anything Subaru:
http://www.cars101.c...ru_sitemap.html


More pics of the 08 Outback:
http://www.cars101.c...2008photos.html

and specs:
http://www.cars101.c...utback2008.html

Note on some past requested wish-lists on the interior and performance now included in the 08 model: Radio is XM/Sirius Satellite ready with auxilary port and MP3 capable. XT and LLBean Limited now move the center info (outside temp,clock,mpg,avg mpg etc) to the drivers gauge cluster and controls put on the steering wheel, telescoping steering wheel and of course the SI-Drive - XT has VDC/VDT? standard, among the few subtle changes...
I note curb weight on the XT is slightly up and power rating slightly down from previous model years (05 and 06 anyway)

I kinda like the Deep Metalic Bronze... though all are nice looking inside and out.

So, who on this board will be the first to own one?

#10 shaggywerewolf

shaggywerewolf

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 47 posts
  • Ann Arbor

Posted 11 April 2007 - 03:28 PM

I kinda like the new hatchback models.....not sure if I'm ready to trade in my OBW though.

#11 Andyjo

Andyjo

    I'm Not Austin!

  • Members
  • 1,808 posts
  • Windham NH

Posted 11 April 2007 - 05:52 PM

The tribeca looks more like a forester now....
i'm not a fan of the new OB's nose... ewww

#12 ericem

ericem

    First Gen Legacy Master

  • Members
  • 2,477 posts
  • CANADA Maple,ON

Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:58 PM

something is wrong with the 08 Impreza ItS A MAZDA 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It bothers me when a brand i love copies other brands that just suck. Why can't subaru design there own car from scratch :confused:

#13 75subie

75subie

    I`m sold on Subaru

  • Members
  • 3,908 posts
  • Walden

Posted 11 April 2007 - 09:05 PM

subarus whole new line is FUGLY:eek: :dead:

never thought i`d see the day that happened. :-\

i guess thats what happens when car companys start cutting corners

#14 LosDiosDeVerde86

LosDiosDeVerde86

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,346 posts
  • Columbus

Posted 11 April 2007 - 09:57 PM

I note curb weight on the XT is slightly up and power rating slightly down from previous model years (05 and 06 anyway)


they changed the way HP is rated late last year so the numbers will look a few HP low. After the change the STi went from 300hp to somewhere in the 290's but was the identical car.

#15 86BRATMAN

86BRATMAN

    Subaru Master

  • Members
  • 3,233 posts
  • Tazewell Virginia

Posted 11 April 2007 - 10:35 PM

they changed the way HP is rated late last year so the numbers will look a few HP low. After the change the STi went from 300hp to somewhere in the 290's but was the identical car.


293hp to be exact.

I read somewhere that auto makers have been required to rate the motors with all accesories, ac/ alt/ ps, spinning in order to give consumers a more accurate power figure.

#16 daehttub2000

daehttub2000

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 177 posts
  • Chicago

Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:07 PM

Somebody let out the Fugly Subaru design team out of the basement. I thought my 02 WRX was ugly...

I'll let the scribes at Car and Driver say it for me. While it applies to the Impreza, it could also apply to the Legacy...

Holy bejeebus—what happened to its face?

The ’08 WRX will again be offered in two body styles, a sedan and a five-door. The five-door looks more like a traditional hatchback this time around, so fans of the old wagon might be disappointed. Disappointment only begins to describe our reaction to the new car’s looks, however: If the WRX was hoping to win us back with its exterior make-over, it can forget it. The styling can at best be called a derivative of a copy—check out the Sebring-meets-Saab-meets-smiling-samurai front end—and at worst a total disaster. The new sedan in particular is disappointing, with a rear end that looks like it’s in heat and a high beltline that screams cheap-rump roast econocar. Here’s hoping the new styling grows on us as quickly as the 2006 model’s Tribeca-inspired nose job did.

#17 DerFahrer

DerFahrer

    Formerly subyluvr2212

  • Members
  • 2,411 posts
  • Orlando, FL

Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:37 AM

Here’s hoping the new styling grows on us as quickly as the 2006 model’s Tribeca-inspired nose job did.


The 06-07 styling never grew on me though. They still look like Edsels to me.

Do I think the up-and-coming Impreza is the best looking one ever? Of course not! I do agree that the sedan looks like a Corolla, and the hatch like a Mazda3. And I'm still pretty steamed about the right-side exhaust on the hatch and the framed windows.

But they don't have the Edsel nose!

#18 Erik R

Erik R

    Crazy about Sube's

  • Members
  • 193 posts
  • Cameron Park, CA.

Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:34 AM

Can't say that I like the look of the '08 offerings either; but I am in the market for a newer car...........
Maybe an '07...........:-\, I'm not sure yet.

That 2008 grill has a Chrysler-GMC Envoy look to it :eek: .




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users