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What up, yo!
In case you guys are interested SCC Mag (October Issue) has a cool article and test drive for the '02 RS, for those of you who own a 02 RS pick up the magazine, and check out the article see how your scoob holds up agaisnt its competion, and let us know what you think.

Peace!

Frakk
 

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to be quite honest I don't know but be onthe look out.
 

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I'm going to Barnes & Noble this afternoon to see if they have it. I'll let you know what I find out!:D
 

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I went there yesterday, but they only had the September issue. I guess I'll try back in a few weeks.:(
 

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I_H8_1.8 said:
I went there yesterday, but they only had the September issue. I guess I'll try back in a few weeks.:(
Yeah! I think it won't be out for a couple of weeks
 

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I got mine the other day, man what a piss poor article! they basically bash all previous subarus and say how crappy the new rs is compared to the WRX. then only a few pages later they praise some 1977 POS! Is this the same magazine that built a 300HP RS? I was very irritated after reading that article. The RS is So bad! Then they do an engine swap in a 1st gen. integra, talk about a POS and a waste of time and money! Why not take an RS and swap a WRX motor you idiots! Oh, and did you know that the "New" RS is far superior to the old Rally wannabe RS. what a bunch of ^%$#^%@! Compared the the current offering of other manufactures the RS is not worthy of ink in the magazine. As long as there are still Honda's, Subaru's will always be looking down the ladder!

I think maybe "Super Street"bought them out. I'm not sure I will renew my subscription next year unless things improve greatly!

Grassroots motorsport rules anyway!:curse:
 

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yeah that article pissed me off to. they start out by saying how much the old RS sucked and it was just the "subaru we were stuck with" or whatever, but then they say how improved the new one is. let me think, it doesn't have a rear LSD, otherwise the drivetrain is exactly the same, it comes with 1/2" narrower wheels, which for those of us in GS makes a big difference, and it weighs an extra 100lbs. yeah, sounds so much better to me, but what does SCC say? its chassis is more rigid (which is true, but not worth the weight IMO) and it looks like a WRX. that's their whole fucking point. get one, and people will think you have a WRX and think you're cool without having to shell out an extra 5-6k. fuck them. fuck their new editor. they need to stick with the numbers, its the only thing that makes that magazine worth reading. hell, if you want to get technical about it, my car looks more like the GC8 then the new RS does to the GDA. and, while looks are subjective, the new body style is near unanimously considered bugly compared to the older one.

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That mag blows. Biased pos rag.
I can see your point, but I've found that to be the most readable import magazine; they don't have a bunch of skanky models and a lot of their articles are at least decent! That's my 2 cents, anyway.:)
 

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that article confused me.... seemed like they bashed it for 2 or 3 pages, and then in the end they say it's a good deal. WTF.
 

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yeah that article pissed me off to. they start out by saying how much the old RS sucked and it was just the "subaru we were stuck with" or whatever, but then they say how improved the new one is. let me think, it doesn't have a rear LSD, otherwise the drivetrain is exactly the same, it comes with 1/2" narrower wheels, which for those of us in GS makes a big difference, and it weighs an extra 100lbs. yeah, sounds so much better to me, but what does SCC say? its chassis is more rigid (which is true, but not worth the weight IMO) and it looks like a WRX. that's their whole fucking point. get one, and people will think you have a WRX and think you're cool without having to shell out an extra 5-6k. fuck them. fuck their new editor. they need to stick with the numbers, its the only thing that makes that magazine worth reading. hell, if you want to get technical about it, my car looks more like the GC8 then the new RS does to the GDA. and, while looks are subjective, the new body style is near unanimously considered bugly compared to the older one.

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Certainly the reason that I haven't bought a subscription to them.

Personally, I only read EVO and RallyXS. :) They're expensive and sometimes difficult to find, but they do without the fluff.

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I think I buy one or two issues of SCC a year, if that. Way too much rice.
 

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Anybody have a chance to compare new to old? is the body stiffness that much better in the new model as they claim? They said the GC8 body "shakes"?!
 

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the chassis is more ridgid. there is no question about that. but its not like the GC chassis is some flacid platapus either. personally, i suspect that its not worth the extra weight. not that SCC gave any fucking numbers to back up their claim :rolleyes:
 

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I like sports compact car (some U.S. rally coverage, and some good tech articles)...

I like grass roots motorsports (local guys)...

I like rally-xs alot (WRC rally duh!)...

I love Redline from the UK (hotties and cars we can't get)...

why do we always have to cut stuff down becouse they dont praise every car they drive but some of scc stuff is dumb...

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i didn't like that article because they failed to make a logical/emperical arguement, not because they liked/disliked any particular car. when the thesis of an article is "you should buy this car because it looks like a WRX" i take issue.

as for Redline. i picked one up once and couldn't stop laughing. it was even worse then super street. nothing but a bunch of english wanker riceboys. and then they had all the naked chicks, like the one showing you how to change your oil and all she's doing is smearing oil all over her tits. its not that i have a problem with naked women, but if i want that shit i'll by a porno, not a car mag. its a pure image magazine, not a performance oriented publication.
 
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