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  1. Heya!

    FYI, we just completed the upgrade. Lots of new features on the way!
  2. Heya!

    Hi JohnS, we had a flood of spam recently and are upgrading the site to prevent more. Stay tuned!
  3. Lots of Spam :(

    We had a few folks get through, sorry! We are blocking them and cleaning up now .
  4. Who created the Subie name?

    The first president of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), Kenji Kita, had some definite opinions on the subject of automobiles. "If you're going to build a car, build a full-fledged car." "Japanese cars should have Japanese names." Mr. Kita was ardent about producing passenger cars and was the most passionate of all about the 1954 prototype of the Company's first passenger car, the P-1. Mr. Kita canvassed the Company for suggestions about naming the P-1, but none of the proposals were appealing. In the end, Mr. Kita gave the car a beautiful Japanese name that he had been quietly cherishing in his heart --- Subaru. Subaru is the name of a star cluster in the Taurus constellation. Six of its stars are visible to the naked eye, but about 250 bluish stars can be seen if one uses a telescope. In the West the cluster is called Pleiades, in China, Mao, and in Japan, Subaru ("to govern" or gather together"). In Japan, it also goes by the name Mutsuraboshi ("Six Stars"), under which title it appears frequently in very old Japanese documents such as Kojiki and Manyosyu and literature such as Makura-no-soshi. Clearly, this is one of the clusters much loved by the Japanese from ancient times. Interestingly enough, FHI was created by the merger of six companies, so you can see what a truly evocative name Subaru is.
  5. Buy the part and find a local shop. They will be more willing to use your part than the dealership and the labor will likely be cheaper. Use Yelp to find a reputable local shop if you don't have a recommendation. Good luck!!
  6. Battery Wires Loose

    Can you share your fix? Thanks!
  7. Newbie to posting here

    what would you like removed? :-)
  8. New Member Lee

    Hi Micalee, welcome to CF!
  9. What direction are the scratches (vertical, diagonal, etc.)? Can you feel them with your finger nail (so deep)?
  10. Fall From Grace

    Yeah. Very well maintained from the looks .
  11. Auto Sound Systems

    Awesome :-). Keep us posted and feel free to drop videos here!
  12. Porsche 918 Spyder

    Amazing. Even sounds great!
  13. Flame Spitting Cars

    Make a video if you try... :-)
  14. Auto Sound Systems

    Will you be posting any in install, how to, review, etc... videos? That would be pretty useful IMO. Show videos are fun too but maybe a bit of in depth on the install configs as well.
  15. Stunning Car Prints

    That's seriously nice. I'd go with an acrylic since it is far more sleek looking (fits the photo, car and water reflection). The canvas may be too dull for all the action in that shot! The below photo I found interesting... high tech BMW plug-in, wide open doors (see through the car) indicating visually how green it is -- having a forest behind it. Some serious thinking went into staging this.
  16. Renault Clio

    What are your buying criteria? Assume a super mini but anything more specific?
  17. I just wanted to say hello to all our members and to let you know that I will be spending lots more time here trying to get us moving again. For those that recall, we were pretty rocking around 10 years ago but over time the site has mellowed out a bit. I'd like to reverse that trend! If there is anything you think that can improve the site please let me know! -Steve
  18. Newbie

    welcome .
  19. Do You Switch Off Engine at Red Signal?

    That just seems like unneccesary wear on your car. The amount of fuel savings almost never works to your advantage for such short durations as well. source:
  20. Whats up guys

    If you have any suggestions, we'd like to get the site back in form like the old days. All ideas welcome!
  21. Whats up guys

    How have you been? Welcome back!
  22. Some news!

    sweet! congrats big time!!
  23. Are We Back Up?

    Yep . I am aggressively trying to get the spam down. I installed an anti-spam mod the other day that I hope has helped as well.
  24. Greetings from Texas