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    Thread: The Impreza Outback Sport for 2008

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      08-14-2007 04:17 PM #1
      I had no idea they were planning on keeping the Impreza Outback Sport for 2008. The new Impreza was just starting to grow on me, then I threw up in my mouth a little at this...
      Edit: Moar on CarScoop
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      Why two-tone, why!?!?!? Not only is it two-tone, but it's just painted with no cladding. How is somebody going to be able to paint match that if you get a dent?



      Modified by 2000JettaGLXVR6 at 2:29 PM 8-14-2007
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      08-14-2007 04:18 PM #2
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      08-14-2007 04:19 PM #3
      If what they have painted silver were actually plastic cladding, it might look ok. But it is not, and therefore doesn't.
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      08-14-2007 04:24 PM #4
      Does anyone even buy these things? I never seem to see them on the road, or for that matter, at the local dealership. Plenty of base Imprezas around here though.

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      08-14-2007 04:24 PM #5
      Is this official, or just some custom one-off by an individual? I would have called photoshop on the first pic alone, since it is easy to do with the program, but that second pic threw me.
      Nasty.

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      08-14-2007 04:25 PM #6
      and why the clear tails? i thought those were not in style anymore (not that i really thought they were ever in style).

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      08-14-2007 04:25 PM #7
      The Outback Sport has always been just paint, no extra cladding. Actually, by adding that little lip thing, this OBS now has more cladding than any previous OBS.
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      08-14-2007 04:27 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by GTI 20v »
      If what they have painted silver were actually plastic cladding, it might look ok. But it is not, and therefore doesn't.

      Agreed. Why didn't they just leave the bumpers unpainted dark gray, do some wheel arch extensions, then match the side-moldings? It would've looked much better...this looks like it was done in some guy's garage.
      For comparison, check out the Rover Streetwise:

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      08-14-2007 04:28 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by AdrockMK2 »
      Is this official, or just some custom one-off by an individual? I would have called photoshop on the first pic alone, since it is easy to do with the program, but that second pic threw me.
      Nasty.

      I've only seen one other crappy cell phone pic before (which looked like this, but blue with silver), but I found these on Flickr when searching for a 2008 Outback to post in another thread. I can't find them on any other website, so I assume maybe somebody was invited to a press event and took some pics. I donno.
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      08-14-2007 04:28 PM #10
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      08-14-2007 04:29 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by AKADriver »
      The Outback Sport has always been just paint, no extra cladding. Actually, by adding that little lip thing, this OBS now has more cladding than any previous OBS.

      Huh...

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      08-14-2007 04:31 PM #12
      Looks like the grille has a little squarish dip in the middle too.
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      08-14-2007 04:32 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by Swallow Doretti »
      Huh...

      Looks like paint to me...
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      08-14-2007 04:36 PM #14
      This is the only one I saw before these...
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    15. 08-14-2007 04:52 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by 2000JettaGLXVR6 »
      I had no idea they were planning on keeping the Impreza Outback Sport for 2008. The new Impreza was just starting to grow on me, then I threw up in my mouth a little at this...



      Why two-tone, why!?!?!? Not only is it two-tone, but it's just painted with no cladding. How is somebody going to be able to paint match that if you get a dent?

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      08-14-2007 04:54 PM #16
      We need a lot of fail pictures in here.

    17. 08-14-2007 05:02 PM #17
      It looks to me like its probably not JUST paint. Looks like it might be a chip resistant decal or something... You can see it is a tiny bit higher than the rest of the paint when you look at the reflection, and highlights... That said, it certainly isnt dramatic enough, as it pretty much does look like paint. F***** YUCK!
      You can see the surcance change on the front fender here:



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      08-14-2007 05:03 PM #18
      You think Subaru would have learnt from the Tribeca.
      Now we have to wait a few years for the eventual half-ass facelift that will "fix" the design.

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      08-14-2007 05:06 PM #19
      It needs super-duper cladding like this:

      That silver paint is just weak-sauce.

    20. 08-14-2007 05:06 PM #20
      Are you guys sure that's paint. Looks like that film they put on the car when it's new .. if that's paint .. yuck [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]

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      08-14-2007 05:15 PM #21
      What the hell is wrong with Subaru? How can such a good company get it so wrong so quickly...
      In my list the Impreza went from a must have to a has been...

    22. 08-14-2007 05:17 PM #22
      i like

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      08-14-2007 05:18 PM #24
      If you look really close you can see the text around the outline "Attach cladding here."
      That's one ugly car.
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      08-14-2007 05:27 PM #25
      It looks like a WRX that forgot to shave, and now has 5 o'clock shadow.......everywhere!

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