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    Not a head turner? Not my experience.

    I have heard mention that this car is not a head turner. Actually, I am not surprised Matt Farrah said that in Southern California. Modified/flashy cars are a dime a dozen there.

    I had a few people gather while washing my car at the self serve place. The mechanics at the stop next door popped out to take a look too. I'm answering rapid fire questions while just trying to clean some bugs off the car. LOL.

    I have been mugged by a number of ST drivers as well, and gotten a number of double takes from Subaru drivers as well. I am very hyper-observant, so maybe I notice it more, but the RS definitely garners attention. And the Nitrous Blue helps as well. I had a friend driving home on the freeway who spotted my RS as I was driving home from picking up. She was in the opposite direction, didn't know I had bought it, and said they ended up talking about the car for a few minutes after we passed each other. Didn't realize it was mine until I posted a picture up on Facebook.

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    i had the same with my 12 wrx with the newer widebody design. I always would laugh in my head bc it was just a 28k impreza haha
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    Yup... That's Portland. I have people freak out over my '92 Acura Integra GS-R almost every time I drive it. Go figure!! When I travel to SoCal for work, I'm blown away by what I see. Car culture is near dead here. But what do you expect out of a town full of Birkenstock wearing stinky hippies.



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    IMHO the RS isn't a head turner. If you're not a "car guy" then you won't even notice it.
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    I agree with this. The younger crowd is all over it.

    The only car I have ever driven that gets more attention is a 68 Camaro with a 555 bbc. Old guys love seeing young guys drive those cars.

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    People who do not know cars are none the wiser to it. I had a few people stop me and ask about it in town, but not much. Car shows, necks are broken and questions from every direction. Most local car shops if you mention RS it will set them off and they will want to take pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    The only car I have ever driven that gets more attention is a 68 Camaro with a 555 bbc. Old guys love seeing young guys drive those cars.
    TRUE!!! *Spoken by a crusty old car guy who's owned 7 Camaros... 3 of which were 68's*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gokart3 View Post
    TRUE!!! *Spoken by a crusty old car guy who's owned 7 Camaros... 3 of which were 68's*
    It's the best year Camaro!

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    In Southern California, short of driving a Bugatti or a super high end classic or Ferrari, you car will go mostly unnoticed. People around here don't bat an eye at my Exige or my classic Mini. As soon as I get outside the LA area with those cars, it's a whole different story. I look forward to seeing how stealth the Stealth Grey really is on my upcoming RS!
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    In my area, nobody gives a f**k.

    I went to 5 auto parts stores for detailing supplies, nobody noticed.

    I had a rock chip repaired, and I was asking questions about the process. I told him finding another windshield was not likely, and he was oblivious to why. (Not sure if ST works, especially with the dildo looking dot matrix..)
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