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Old 12-02-2011, 09:51 AM   #761 (permalink)
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The ultimate VT snowmobile takes a hit:

Bottom Line - Subaru stops sales of three 2012 models

Customer complaints of faulty brakes have forced Subaru of America to postpone the sales of three of its 2012 models: Impreza, Legacy and the popular Outback.

So far, 3,000 cars have been sold and have been recalled. All dealerships stopped selling the vehicles on Nov. 25, Autoweek reported today.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had received about 130 complaints about the problem.

"Some customers said the brakes didn't feel right," Subaru of America spokesman Michael McHale said. "The pedal travels farther than it should. There were no failure issues, no accidents."
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:55 AM   #762 (permalink)
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The ultimate VT snowmobile takes a hit:

Bottom Line - Subaru stops sales of three 2012 models

Customer complaints of faulty brakes have forced Subaru of America to postpone the sales of three of its 2012 models: Impreza, Legacy and the popular Outback.

So far, 3,000 cars have been sold and have been recalled. All dealerships stopped selling the vehicles on Nov. 25, Autoweek reported today.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had received about 130 complaints about the problem.

"Some customers said the brakes didn't feel right," Subaru of America spokesman Michael McHale said. "The pedal travels farther than it should. There were no failure issues, no accidents."
Doesn't take much to effect the image of a company huh. Sounds like a simple fix though.

They're 'postponing' sales, not 'stopping' sales. There is a difference!

It's gonna take me some time to get used to the look of the new subarus. Especially the impreza
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:15 AM   #763 (permalink)
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Doesn't take much to effect the image of a company huh. Sounds like a simple fix though.

They're 'postponing' sales, not 'stopping' sales. There is a difference!

It's gonna take me some time to get used to the look of the new subarus. Especially the impreza
I have to agree on the new looks. They appear so homogenized now. The Legacy looks like an older Hyundai Sonata -- hardly a sporty car. They used to really stand out...now they look just everything else. But I guess if they still perform, that's almost more important, especially when going into a big snow storm.

Speaking of Hyundai's, I have an AWD Santa Fe with big fat winter tires. Lots of room, roof racks, great stereo, good mileage, and it kicks ass in snow. It's a great snow-mobile.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:52 AM   #764 (permalink)
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MEH new Impreza's. I'm starting to become super disappointed in the direction Subaru is going, to be honest. Imo, they're starting to lose the sporty edge that used to MAKE Subaru what it was.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:03 PM   #765 (permalink)
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MEH new Impreza's. I'm starting to become super disappointed in the direction Subaru is going, to be honest. Imo, they're starting to lose the sporty edge that used to MAKE Subaru what it was.
Yeh I like they way they used to look different from other cars in their class. Probably why I got a Bugeye Impreza huh!
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:01 AM   #766 (permalink)
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went out and played with le taco today. Still no snow...at all. So i had to settle for some 4x4ing on dirt. Dam i love this thing





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great looking truck, looks like a ton of fun, especially now.

how does such a young chap afford such a nice toy, don't you have an outback too, no offense btw
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great looking truck, looks like a ton of fun, especially now.

how does such a young chap afford such a nice toy, don't you have an outback too, no offense btw
haha no problem. well i had an equally priced 1999 2wd xcab taco. It has 38,000 original miles, which i bought almost 3 years ago at 24k miles for 6,000. That truck is a whole 'nother story. The fact that i found a 99 with 24k original miles with a totally clean title and absolutely perfect everything is a total fluke. I recently sold the 2wd for 7000. Drove it for almost 3 years, put on 15k miles on it, made $1000, not bad eh And i got a pretty darn good deal on the 4x4, and the only reason i bought the 4x4 was because it too was in very very good condition. Almost perfect interior, almost perfect body, and the options i wanted. Now granted it is 3 years older and has triple the miles, so while i broke even on actual truck price, its going to cost me in maintence repairs sooner or later, which i dont mind. The subie i was borrowing from my parents for the winter, but since i found the 4x4 before the winter even started i dont need it anymore. That also causes a problem because i started the subie roll call thread thinking i was going to be driving a subie for a little while...
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The Mickey Thompson MTZ is where it's at!
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Here she is. I just picked up this beaut a few hours ago and am definitely getting a smidge dizzy from the new car smell. I can't wait to take 'er up to the mountains!!
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