2006 vs 2016

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  1. MidnightImpreza
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    There are pros and cons about having a newer vehicle. I recently purchased a 2016 Impreza as most of you know. And this is the first snow I have driven the new car in. I'm not disappointed with the new car, but the 2006 with manual trans and no traction control was so much more entertaining to drive in the snow. I really like my 2016, but I do miss my 2006.
     
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    #Savethemanuals :D
     
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    Quick follow up...

    Sure I can turn off traction control and switch to manual mode for the paddle shifters on the 2016, but that can't be good for the car or transmission.

    Believe me when I say I will be testing it out when we get more snow!

    ;)
     
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    That would be why i bought an 07 instead of a 21 when i was buying a new car. That and I still don't like the look of +2008 models.
     
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    Yeah the most fun I have had in the snow was a blizzard when I was stranded in a hotel in Green Bay we got 12" of snow and I had brand new Altimax Arctic snow tires on my 2007 WRX.

    No traction control and 2 LSD's made it so easy to control I drifted figure 8s around every light pole in the giant deserted parking lot with virgin snow it was so fun.
     
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    Hawkeye > GC8 > Everything else
     
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    Yeah, same reasons I miss my '99 RS.
     
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    Bugeye or nothing.
     
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    I think I'd like to get some 16" wheels and snow tires in the future. But since I work from home now, it's not a priority.

    The "Hawkeye" Subys are still my favorite version. I don't like 08 thru 12. This 2016 is not bad though. I do like the look.

    I do really like my newer car. And I hadn't even thought about the 06 until I drove in the snow. But life goes on.

    Thanks for the conversation!
     
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    The old GC’s and GD’s are a blast in the snow! I always said that I’d never buy a two wheel drive vehicle again after owning an AWD Subaru. And then, BRZ. Lmao
     
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    I really like the 18 outback, but I totally miss my 04 wrx in the snow. No traction control, 50/50 power split, 5 speed. Just rev her up, and dump that clutch for some snow fun!
     
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    I'll jump on the everything after 07 was dead feeling and no where near as enjoyable or composed in snow.

    Pretty much the sole reason I jumped on another cheap OBS that had Blizzaks and a remote start for super cheap.
     
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    ?? Nothing wrong with either of those things. Just have to be careful, as the stability control automatically comes on at a certain speed, which is easy to do with wheel speed.


    This is like hopping from my '00 MT Outback into either of our VDC cars (we have an '02 and '04). They just won't let you have any fun. That said, the addition of the yaw and steering sensors for the VDC system make the ABS so much more effective (and less intrusive). I've disabled it on the non-VDC cars I have, but it works as it should on the VDC cars.
     
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    Go to know. Thanks!

    Saturday morning should be adventurous!
     
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    I got rid of my 2018 Crosstrek because of the traction/stability control, and how it could not be turned off fully.
     
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    Good to know! I have been thinking of a 5 spd Crosstrek. But now I’m not.
     
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    #toonewjunior
     
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    Not sure if the older ones have the same systems or not. But the stability/tcs would kick back in pretty easy on mine, even with turning off.
    I've been told removing the brake light fuse works, but not the best idea and it comes back eventually.