Others considered... was: How The Dealer treats us... was: Start of a silly season

LL - NY larrycleung at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 05:47:59 PST 2008

Believe it or not, the more "mature" WRX site isn't even (directly) for
WRX's, but it's the www.saab92x.com website. Yeah, there are some "youth"
discussions on the board, but the technical discussions are on par with this
forum, and you can easily avoid the more "rice" threads since the board has
individual forums for each topic area. It won't help your son and his GC8,
but for those of us with the later cars, it's a real boon. Oh, and the
members of the 92x board are really much more auto-enthusiasts, they're not
married into any particular brand, so they like Audi's, VW's and even (gasp)
old Mopar! (for as long as that brand is around).


On 12/3/08, Dan DiBiase <d_dibiase at yahoo.com> wrote:
> ________________________________
> From: Richard Beels <rbeels at yahoo.com>
> To: quattro at audifans.com
> Sent: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 6:11:41 PM
> Subject: Re: Others considered... was: How The Dealer treats us... was:
> Start of a silly season
> How's the WRX?  It feels like my old CRX on steroids.  If your
> serious, look for an '08.  The HP bump is 40: 220-ish to 260-ish but
> it's just a bigger turbo.  More lag and the rpm is higher for the
> #s.  The little turbo spools up nicely and is pretty lag-less.  Don't
> know about nav (becasue I didn't want one) but there are probably a
> few out there still.  Hit the Subaru website and search each
> dealer.  Or call your local dealer and have him look up the
> inventory.  He can see NJ, PA, DE, VA and MD dealerships on one
> screen.  I do have to say that the NJ dealers I talked to weren't as
> nice as the PA dealers - and I'm not saying that just because I live
> in PA!  :-)
> The one big downside is my skillset and knowledge is all
> VAG-specific.  I'm lost looking at Subaru stuff.  Anyone out there
> know if there's a VAG-COM equivalent?
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Thanks for the comments on the WRX, Richard.... Did you get the 4-door or
> 5-door?
> My son has a '99 Impreza 2.5 RS (predecessor of the WRX) so we've spent
> some time on various Subaru
> forums looking for assistance with CELs, etc. There are some good ones, but
> they tend to be more youth-oriented
> (that's a nice way to say 'ricer'. ;-) so a lot of the discussions center
> around which 'cold air' intake is best and who
> makes the best 'carbon fiber' body parts. www. rs25.com is a good
> resource, although not sure whether they have a
> forum for the latest Rex yet. www.ultimatesubaru.org is another good site.
> Dan D
> '04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
> Central NJ USA
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