The Subaru community hates itself. You’re likely to find more pleasant conversation on an Xbox Live, Call of Duty death match. Who would’ve thought that Subaru owners, with their flat brim caps and Steve Earle beards would be such haters? Most of us originate from the Northern corners of this country, where Internet is scarce and an honest day’s work includes skinning a wild animal.
I was having an interesting conversation with my friend Chris. You may remember him for his properly executed STi, I did a feature on last year. Neither him or myself can understand what happened to the Subaru community. The forums used to be a one-stop-shop, for all your Impreza needs. There were tech and motor sports discussions and plenty of gurus to answer just about anything. People were welcome with moderately open arms and it was just an all around good place to be a car guy. So what happened?
Welcome to the current state of the Subaru community. Maybe you like this. Maybe you think this shit is steezy. Maybe you think this shit is “herraflush”. Maybe you want to contact this car’s owner to learn more about his “stance”. Maybe you’re a fat hoe wondering why you can’t get a piece of that shit.
These are your fellow Subaru owners and they’re the people giving you advice on what exhausts, coilovers and fucking wheels to buy. These are the kinds of guys telling you to “search n00b” and calling you a trust fund baby because you worked your ass off to buy some Volks, then waited 4 months for them to come from Japan. So really it comes as no surprise as to why the community is the way it is.
Despite this bleak outlook, there are in fact great people in the Subaru community. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of them. You probably don’t know who they are because they’re not the sort of individuals that need your approval. They’re under the radar and off the grid. They build their cars for themselves because that’s all that matters.
Are you mad yet? Have you already started typing me an angry e-mail? I get them all the time, usually from “friends” of owners who’s cars I critiqued. They tell me I don’t know shit and I shouldn’t pass judgement on what I don’t know. What don’t I know about someone who’s “too low for fat hoes” and too cheap to buy real wheels? You created this, I’m just calling it like I see it. You can be the judge on whether that’s fact or fiction.
Photo courtesy of pontiacshaggy84.