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Old 02-16-2002, 09:00 AM
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i do like the notion of having a son or daughter drive a volvo, it having that "safe car" reputation. to take it a bit further, the normally aspirated 4 banger is a good bulletproof engine just sufficiently underpowered that it would keep me from having sleepless nights over the mischief that could occur. OTOH i can just imagine a teenager's reaction to a 240 sedan
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Boy, you guys are busting my balls! Everything stated here on this forum is taken extremely literally!

I know that Subaru has made front wheel drive vehicles in the past. They represented a small total of their total vehicles sold.

At some point in the early 90's, they stopped making front wheel drive and started producing only AWD vehicles (at least in the U.S. There may be some countries in the world where they may or may not be producing front wheel drive cars).

The point is that if he looks for Subarus, nearly all of them will be AWD, unless of course he looks at models from the early 90's to late 80's.

I'm not a Subaru expert, but I have it on pretty good authority from my Subaru fanatic cousin that I'm on pretty solid ground.

I also coincidentally by chance happed to tour the head office of Subaru in Maryland. I work in the food industry and one of the companies I was visiting purchased the old office building that Subaru was using. I toured the facility and talked to some of the guys working there. As part of the deal, many of the managers were given Subaru's. This was back in late 94 / early 95.

If anyone wants me to search to determine the exact year that Subaru went to only AWD, I will.

For crying out load, cut me slack!!!!!

I'm afraid to make any comment about a car anymore on this thread. Some member somewhere in some part of the world will find some small error in detail and throw me to the wolves.
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Old 02-16-2002, 09:33 PM
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After doing some research, I am pleased to report that 1996 was the last year that Subaru offered a fwd car (at least in the U.S. for all the pedants).
Starting in 1997, all Subaru's came equipped standard with AWD. Fwd was not an option (at least in the U.S.).

Is everyone happy?
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chill man...

I didn't know the food industry was so stressful!




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Oh, God is it ever stressfull...

I have my composure back.
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Old 02-19-2002, 01:42 PM
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AUDI's are the best cars in the world

if I was to ever find an Audi GT quattro with 2.3L turbo, thats the best car, yet Audi's have their share of problems, especially electrical, but that car was the best, the only true all wheel drive car, and they have kept up the repuation today
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