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      I'd be interested when/if VW brings an AWD...

      I'd be interested when/if VW brings an AWD variant of the wagon to the US. I'm curious why they haven't aimed for Subaru already with the parts bin/platforms the VW group has available.

      As far as...
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      I'd sell the LGT private party. Somewhat of a...

      I'd sell the LGT private party. Somewhat of a unicorn car, and if posted on NASIOC and legacygt.com, bound to get some folks to travel for it.

      -B
    3. Anybody driven both the new Golf and the Focus? ...

      Anybody driven both the new Golf and the Focus? How do they compare? 15.x gets you into a manual SE hatch Focus, which is tough to compete against even if some of the competition are better drivers...
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      Poll: Even shorter drives on the highway has me using...

      Even shorter drives on the highway has me using it on the car which has a manual transmission. Like having a baseline speed that I can fall back to after passing, and also helps with the speed creep...
    5. Decent upgrade for the Outback, but I still...

      Decent upgrade for the Outback, but I still prefer the Forester. Less time spent fixing the roof rack from the factory, manual available, turbo available with the CVT, and a bit better classic...
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      Around the time I get gas, usually check oil...

      Around the time I get gas, usually check oil level/tire pressure/quick look at fluid levels under hood. If the car were stock and/or newer, probably do the same once a month.
    7. Went looking for news as to why Tesla stock is up...

      Went looking for news as to why Tesla stock is up over 5% this morning and came across this thread. Market doesn't seem too concerned/believed the response from Tesla regarding the fixes/Edmund's...
    8. Prius. Very little routine maintenance required,...

      Prius. Very little routine maintenance required, proven reliability, and overall cheap to buy and own over a decade.
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      I'm entering into the latter half of ownership...

      I'm entering into the latter half of ownership with a heavily modified car in the driveway. Will probably replace with something NA that gets over 20 mpg on regular in the city. I'd probably look...
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      For the non-car folks, the fact your car receives...

      For the non-car folks, the fact your car receives updates at home, hardware improvements for free, and not have to deal with the crap dealer experience/typical car maintenance in general is something...
    11. I say two generations from now, an S-Class will...

      I say two generations from now, an S-Class will legally be able to drive certain highways autonomously.

      Current gen has a dozen radar sensors and four cameras. It maintains proper following...
    12. West Roxbury, as in West Roxbury neighborhood of...

      West Roxbury, as in West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, MA West Roxbury? Is so, where the hell did they drive it, the quarry? Yes, there is a rock quarry within the city limits of Boston.
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      Mazda3 (2013 model) was on the wife's short list...

      Mazda3 (2013 model) was on the wife's short list of commuter cars, but they wouldn't move on price. Focus with a similar list of features came in at nearly $3,000 cheaper.

      -B
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      'When asked about talks with Apple Inc....

      'When asked about talks with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said “we had conversations with Apple. I can’t comment on whether those revolved around any kind of...
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      Sounds like the excuses (perhaps minus the looks)...

      Sounds like the excuses (perhaps minus the looks) Subaru fans made of prior year models have been corrected in this version.

      Would be a good replacement for my LGT if they come out with a wagon. ...
    16. Wife bought a Focus 5 door SE for commuting. I...

      Wife bought a Focus 5 door SE for commuting. I liked the driving dynamics of the 3 better, but wasn't worth 2k+ more (16.4K for the Focus with auto and cold weather package). Only time I notice the...
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      Poll: Heard very good things about the new WRX in terms...

      Heard very good things about the new WRX in terms of driving feel versus the old one. Assume the same for the new STI. On that I vote STI, even with it being a sedan.
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      Poll: Love my DD, but it's starting to show its age. ...

      Love my DD, but it's starting to show its age. At the point where aftermarket bits used to replace worn OEM bits are wearing out.

      With that said, still cheaper to maintain than anything new,...
    19. Not a deal breaker, but I'd like to see Jeep...

      Not a deal breaker, but I'd like to see Jeep offer a fulltime/center diff locking system for the Wrangler like they offer on some of their other models.
    20. Yes, and probably a little more. ...

      Yes, and probably a little more.

      http://www.stinkyteapot.com/kayakwagon.JPG
      http://www.stinkyteapot.com/wagonbeach.jpg
      http://www.stinkyteapot.com/fastbed.jpg...
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