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Old 07-21-2008, 06:18 PM
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What is this thing?

Driving home from work today this nondescript car pulled up next to me at a stop sign. I take pride in being enough of a gear head to usually know right away which cars on the road exceed the performance of my E430, but this thing caught me by surprise. It started out with me just casually pulling away from the stop sign slightly quicker and ended with this thing completely blowing my doors off. Turns out the guy lives a couple streets over from me and I couldn't resist getting a closer look at the thing.




I'm guessing its some sort of Subaru from the hood scoop, but I'm really not sure. It's got no identifying marks other than the strange emblem on the grill.

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Old 07-21-2008, 06:54 PM
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Deja vu? Where'd the old thread go?

It's still a Scion.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:00 PM
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I realize that the badge looks similar to that of a scion, but it's not the same. Believe me this is no scion.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:02 PM
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Got a picture of the back?

Very close to a scion
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:03 PM
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Well I'll be. It is quite similar, isn't it.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:15 PM
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http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2008/02/scion-tc-40.html
2008 Scion tC RS 4.0 Announced



http://www.edmunds.com/subaru/legacy/review.html

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Old 07-21-2008, 07:23 PM
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Confused?

It's a Scion of the times.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:26 PM
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It does closely resemble that Legacy, but with a custom grille and fog lamps.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:34 PM
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It's a 2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B with a custom grill

http://reviews.cnet.com/sedan/2007-subaru-legacy-2/4505-10865_7-32027769.html?hhTest=1



According to the reading I've done, Subaru and Toyota are together now.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:24 PM
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I think they are teaming up to build a lightweight RWD coupe, well under 3000 pounds with a flat-4 subaru engine. I wouldnt expect more than 140 hp or so. Should be awesome!

I hope the bean counters at Toyota don't get into it and turn it into another boring FWD scion.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:54 PM
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This thing had one hell of a throaty exhaust. Judging by the headlights in the picture above I guess it has to be a Subaru. The thing sure caught me by surprise...
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:10 PM
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He probably has it fortified with WRX/STi parts for the sleeper effect...
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:11 PM
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I found the grill badge:
http://www.i-club.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1616223&postcount=1

JDM Rare Legacy L7 Grille Badge



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He probably has it fortified with WRX/STi parts for the sleeper effect...
I think that is correct and the grill badge confirms it.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:12 PM
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Just another nondescript 4 door sedan. Call it whatever you want, it's boring to me. What ever happened to real styling?
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:21 PM
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Now you need to go buy an E55 and put some E430 badges on it...re match!

A blown E55 should put it back in its place...

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