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Do you have rust on your rear quarter panel???
View Poll Results: Does your 93-2001 Impreza have rust in this location
Yes 408 71.58%
No 139 24.39%
I wish I owned a Subaru from 93-2001 23 4.04%
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:16 PM   #111
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There might be a reason why the quarter panels on our cars are a bit susceptible to rusting right in these particular corners.

Under the skin, there appears to be a 'pocket' in the skeleton of the car where the wheel arch meets the bumper line. Looks like crud can built up, not go anywhere and start eating away at metal. I imagine the designers at Subaru didn't immediately see the long term effects of this particular shape at these corners...
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:44 PM   #112
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:53 PM   #113
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Before and after. There was technically nothing for my bumper to hang on to. I caught it early and it was only a 2" wide x 4-5" high patch. Came to $800 painted and everything. Re-sealed and undercoated on both sides too...
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:32 PM   #114
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Ouch, $800. Course seeing how much of your fender they cut out, I guess I can see why.
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:57 PM   #115
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Negative. Rust free.

Will soon be for sale too in case anybody wants a rust free 107k mile car.

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Old 01-17-2014, 11:43 PM   #116
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Didn't you just get the car?
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:36 AM   #117
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Didn't you just get the car?
I did ... long story short I also ended up buying a BMW I owned some years back which was and still is by far my favorite car I ever had ...

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Old 01-18-2014, 07:46 AM   #118
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one of the selling points to my impreza was it was rust free. I bought it immediately.. and also removed the stupid rubber strips. now covered the lip of the fender with some plastidip lots cleaner and forgiving than rubber strip..
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:42 PM   #119
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looking to repair mine soon, too.. ugh Subies aren't the only manufacture popular with that position in regards to rust.. noticed a lot of mid-90's Accords have the same "badge of honor"
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:15 PM   #120
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My 2002 protege has it as well.
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