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      05-07-2012 02:34 PM #1
      Every once in a while I this Subaru Brat. You don't see many of these on the road anymore. Perhaps it's rust? Old? Unreliable? I'm not sure but they are pretty cool rigs. No real story only that it's seems to be a pretty rare beast especially in such good shape.




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      05-07-2012 02:35 PM #2
      Looks like something you'd find parked at a party out at the moontower.
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      05-07-2012 02:36 PM #3
      So f*cking cool
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      05-07-2012 03:16 PM #4
      Maybe the coolest Brat I've ever seen....
      Just hope it has some kinda WRX motor in it.

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      05-07-2012 03:19 PM #5
      These are always cool. Tried to convince my wife I needed one of these also...
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      05-07-2012 04:41 PM #7
      My dad had one of these... He said he beat the snot out of it every day he drove it and just. kept. going.

      I would never own one I don't think but they are mad cool to see.

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      05-07-2012 05:01 PM #8
      You're right, they all rusted away. It's nice to see one in good shape being driven regularly. I'd love one, but my wife would think me an idiot for just mentioning it, as she's adamant about getting a big truck (well, a full-size domestic or VW Single-Cab being "big") if we get a truck at all.

      "What good is that?" is the kind of question I'd have to answer. In actuality, she's right, as we'd need to haul things in it and the kids would scream to ride back there, so I'd never hear the end of that, either!

      This is not to say I don't love them, though.
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    9. 05-07-2012 05:04 PM #9
      When my parents were younger they went from a VW Thing to one of these. Interesting taste in cars during that time, to say the least.

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      05-07-2012 05:09 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by I live in Margaritaville View Post
      When my parents were younger they went from a VW Thing to one of these. Interesting taste in cars during that time, to say the least.
      From awesome to awesome.
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

    11. 05-07-2012 05:11 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      From awesome to awesome.
      Thats what my pops and I say...my mother not so much.

    12. 05-07-2012 05:13 PM #12
      More Brat pics. Slammed Brats would be better

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      05-07-2012 05:14 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by I live in Margaritaville View Post
      Thats what my pops and I say...my mother not so much.
      Look up the values on a Thing, show them to her and see what kind of reaction you get. She may not "get it", but it's desirability is undeniably there. Brats? I don't think that there are enough left to gauge it.
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      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

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      05-07-2012 05:14 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by kwik!gti View Post
      More Brat pics. Slammed Brats would be better
      Nearly all the Brats were gone well before slamming came to be. Here's another for the demise of the Brat.
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      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

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      05-07-2012 05:19 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by kwik!gti View Post
      Slammed Brats would be better
      I spent most of high school slamming brats.
      Scotch. It's time.

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      05-07-2012 05:23 PM #18
      So much awesome.

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      05-07-2012 05:31 PM #19
      I don't see a lot of the later cousin either. Baja content


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      05-07-2012 05:32 PM #20
      The best BRAT going remains the Gipper's.


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      05-07-2012 05:32 PM #21
      Last Brat I saw was in 2003 when we took a garage-bird on a trade here at work. It was a later model one without the jump seats in the bed and an auto to boot. It didn't have any rust on the body but I'll bet it does now.
      They sent it to auction and I haven't seen it since.
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      05-07-2012 06:09 PM #22
      Yeah, I spent a couple months looking for a decent Baja but the few I did find were either way overpriced/out of my price range or had issues.

      Quote Originally Posted by clutchrider View Post
      I don't see a lot of the later cousin either. Baja content


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      05-08-2012 12:27 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      The best BRAT going remains the Gipper's.

      Yeah, that's right. They restored that one recently. I had forgotten that.
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

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      05-08-2012 12:34 AM #25
      A past/passed farmer friend was a huge Brat fan.
      He loved them because- and I kid you not- he could overload a Brat more than a small truck in the 80s.
      Something about the weight on the wheelbase.. I saw him drive his last 85 Brat with bags of concrete stacked 3' over the roof (but tied down).
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      05-08-2012 12:43 AM #26
      My buddy in high school had a Brat with the jump seats. We used to fill the bed with bags of ice and a couple kegs. It didn't seem to care how much you over loaded it. The damn thing would just keep truckin' along.
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      05-08-2012 12:45 AM #27
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      05-08-2012 01:44 AM #28
      haha I never knew this existed before!
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      05-08-2012 02:03 AM #29
      Love those. I've always wanted a 2-door hatch DL since my friend's dad had one when I was a kid.

      Fun fact: The jump seats were only there to get through the Chicken-Tax loophole.

      Were there seat belts back there, or were they meant to be used only when parked? Must've been crazy times when that could have been sold here.
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    30. 05-08-2012 02:32 AM #30
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      Looks like something you'd find parked at a party out at the moontower.
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    32. 05-12-2012 09:47 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by G0to60 View Post
      Yeah, I spent a couple months looking for a decent Baja but the few I did find were either way overpriced/out of my price range or had issues.
      I did also. With the incredible resale these things are holding I don't understand why Subaru quit making them. It's hard to find a 9 year old one with less than 100,000 miles for under 10K.

      I tried to buy a second generation Brat new but could never get a deal I was happy with.

      Rust has claimed most Brat's but nice one are bringing really good money. Back the the 80's there was a guy who had one of the first generation Brats with one of the contoured toppers on it with the porthole on the side. He cut the section behind the seats out and had a Brat mini van. It was all carpeted with built in seats on the side of the bed. It was pretty cool.

    33. 05-12-2012 09:50 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by vivalahatch View Post
      Love those. I've always wanted a 2-door hatch DL since my friend's dad had one when I was a kid.

      Fun fact: The jump seats were only there to get through the Chicken-Tax loophole.

      Were there seat belts back there, or were they meant to be used only when parked? Must've been crazy times when that could have been sold here.
      They had grab handles on the side. (sort of looked like ski pole handles) If something hit you, you held on tight.

    34. 05-12-2012 09:56 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Time for a GTI View Post
      I spent most of high school slamming brats.
      I bet you did you big stud you. Did those man brats plump when ya handled them?

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