My new car

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Cybix, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Cybix macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

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    Got a new car last Thursday...

    been enjoying 'gently breaking it in'... still on the first tank of fuel.

    Car had just 18 kilometers on it from the showroom floor. nice.

    the colour is 'urban grey' (not silver) and is metallic, kinda like pewter i spose.

    anyway, I love it. Just ordered an iPod interface cable/box for the factory stereo that came with it. :)

    a few plans for this baby....

    oh, i tell you what, it goes damn well for an off the showroom floor vehicle. 0-100 in 5.9, not bad.
     

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  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Congratulations! :)

    WRX? Glad you're enjoying it so far! :) I realize now I've never actually tried the clutch on a Subaru. So far so good?
     
  3. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Oh that's sexy. Congrats!

    Is that an Infiniti I30t next to the Subie?
     
  4. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Your steering wheel is on the wrong side.

    edit: fixed!
    car2.png
     
  5. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    What's the name of the frikken thing for God's sake??? :mad:
     
  6. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Subaru WRX? or the name he decided to give it?
     
  7. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    SAAB will be releasing the 9-3 Frikken next year.
     
  8. Cybix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the comments.. yeah MY07 Subaru WRX.

    steering wheel is on the correct side, thank you... :)

    clutch is excellent, very light, infact lighter than my cable-clutch in my pulsar (sentra 200sx for the Americans).

    the fly-by-wire throttle takes a while to get used to, very different to a cable system

    the grip and handling is excellent for a standard non-modified car, really nice.

    the car next to it is a Nissan Maxima. (unsure what it's called in USA) but it's a fairly large V6 front-drive sedan.
     
  9. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    We got Maxima's in the US but congrats on the car, My friends dad has his all souped up.
     
  10. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Our Maximas are different from theirs. Since Nissan/Infiniti are the same company, the badging is different in other countries. The Infiniti I30t (in US) is the Nissan Maxima. It's a good car :)
     
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  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Is that the replacement for the 9-3 Wiggen? :D
     
  13. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    Great car. I'm jealous. I'm really jealous because I see the summer in the background.:(

    What sort of kilometres per liter do you get on it?
     
  14. Cybix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    summer? hrmm I spose it is still summer. It's about 8pm in that picture.. still bright!

    The weather here in Perth is always EXCELLENT :)

    km's per litre, not really sure, I've only put 3/4 a tank through it since new, but the factory specs are 11Ltrs/100km's, which is fairly poor really, but hey.. it's turbocharged! :)
     
  15. UserofMacOSX macrumors member

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    Call it iSubie.:D I would have to brag on a very special iChevy iColorado.:)
     
  16. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Nice rex. :D Lookie mine. I need to compare UGM and my Steel Grey Metallic to see if I would need to repaint the lip spoiler from the STi Limited, which I want to put on my car.
    Bonus: even though it doesn't really apply to you, nasioc.com is awesome.



    And: don't launch it (gears aren't all that strong), don't keep the steering wheel locked during Scoobnuts (burns out the pump)
     
  17. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    have you had a chance to drive it like it was meant to be driven?

    You have enough space over in the West, dont you? ;)
     
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  19. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    congrats on the car. i'm just jealous that it's so bright out at 8pm.
     
  20. iGav macrumors G3

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    Shurely you mean drive-by-wire? ;)

    Bet yeah... drive-by-wire is a massive improvement on cable systems, though they're infinitly better with a sequential manual or DSG type gearbox as opposed to a conventional manual though.
     
  21. bartelby macrumors Core

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    My Stilo has drive by wire throttle. It's horrible!!
    No feel at all, 1/2 the time I can't even tell if I'm touching the pedal as it offers no resistance!
    I'm thinking of adding some return springs to it!
     
  22. iGav macrumors G3

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    Which is why it's better suited to sequential manual or DSG type gearbox, that too does away with the mechanical 'feel' of changing gear.

    That said... the ability to balance a car on the throttle is simply unparalleled with a drive-by-wire system.

    It's called progress, and it's a good thing. Otherwise we'd be using our feet to engage gears and controlling the throttle with our hands. ;)
     
  23. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    hottness
     
  24. jason999 macrumors member

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    Stupidity at its worst!!!!!!!!!

    West Aussies get caught on speed cameras more than any other state in oz.
    In WA the police force only has 25 cameras, yet over 1000 nabbed daily for speeding.

    In Victoria they have 1036 police speeding cameras with only about 200 people caught speeding daily.

    WA population 1.1 million. Vic population 4 million.

    More cameras required here in the West to stop all the hoons from using the roads as their personal freeways.

    Here in the West drivers tail gate, don't indicate when changing lanes, block cars from entering lanes and road rage incidents are the worst in Australia.

    WA drivers are easily the worst drivers in the world.
     

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