Let's Play Spot The Difference!

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Let's Play Spot The Difference!

Post by Guacamole » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:27 pm

So, while pulling my hair out trying to figure out suspension details on all the model years, I noticed some things in the 2003 & 2004 sales brochures. Subaru's marketing team reused the 2003 image in the 2004 brochure, but with a few changes. There are 5 major differences in the 2004, can you spot them? (The photos are direct from the brochures and are completely untouched, save for cropping & resizing).

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1. Door handles & mirror housing have changed color to sport black
2. Missing splash guards
3. Missing sport activity lights
4. Missing undercarriage & trailer hitch
5. Missing boat
*Bonus points if you noticed the 2004 is missing the tan tint present in the 2003 on the car body panels*
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Re: Let's Play Spot The Difference!

Post by sfeather11 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:58 am

Lol,
Nice! I missed the hitch and the boat (was focussing on the car), but did get the others. Even the Bonus silver tint change! I found one mistake though. It seems the pictures do NOT show the 1" taller ride height of the 04 vs the lower 03... Hows THAT for being a Subie-nerd?? :D

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Re: Let's Play Spot The Difference!

Post by Guacamole » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:10 am

Yes, they didn't change the ride height in the photo because they just "enhanced" the original! :lol:
Here's one you need OCD to see. The geometry on the baja's bed is incorrect:
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The top left edge of the bed magically disappears between the male model's arm & the board. Also, judging by the light direction on both models compared to the background, they were both photographed on a stage or some controlled location, as was the baja, then were all separately edited into the background photo.
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Re: Let's Play Spot The Difference!

Post by kamesama980 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:24 am

The image if heavily edited in in both cases (car's in a studio, separate near and far landscape, people look like they match the near ground. They just didn't do a great job of it in this case.

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Re: Let's Play Spot The Difference!

Post by khestee » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:36 pm

Mirrors, mud flaps, roof lights, trailer hitch, rear tow loop, boat, something weird about the models and bed?

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