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MKIV

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Finding car enthusiasts  in this particular of New York is few and far between, and locating cars that are clean and thought out is almost non existent.   M. Biagini one of our good friends, is not brand loyal to say the least.  Jumping from Acura, BMW, Infiniti to this current MKIV Volkswagen.  What you see here today has come along way from what it was.  This car was pretty much rebuilt in less than six months. Originally taking storage in a body shop storage lot,  Biagini saw this as an opportunity to bring it back to its former glory.

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I remember that day Biagini called me and asked my opinion of this car. Told him that I  remember the original owner having it and seeing it on a daily basis and if purchased, it would be a good platform to start off with.

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This was pretty much the first rebuild of a car that Biagini has done. He had to source a new engine and bought every single OEM interior piece new.  Patience and time where critical especially when dealing with everyday life issues.

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Being that this is his first VW, no electrical gremlins have make their way into this car just yet.  His future plans are maybe to sell it  and  get the Nissan 350Z he has always dreamed about.

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Never CONTENT (kuh n-tent)

con·tent 2  (kuh n-tent) adj. Desiring no more than what one has; satisfied. 

This is one word that auto enthusiasts are not familiar with. Endless amounts of time and money are spent on cars to get them to the next level. An Euphoric feeling engulfs you when new parts, wheel set-ups, etc are installed and this is why owners are never satisfied with their creations.

Cruising the streets of Orange County New York you will find Dorvan Robinson’s ’02 WRX Impreza.  With its Sonic Yellow coat and zero offset wheels this car breaks necks constantly.  This daily driven machine is not Dorvan’s first creation.  Having always been a fan of the sedan he started off with a ’95 Honda Accord. With a 5 lug swap, lowered with wheels. Dorvan grew tired of Honda’s wanted to try out something new, a ’02 Subaru WRX adorned in Aspen White with an 06-07 front end conversion. After, Mr. Robinson decided that he was not done with Hondas, He then picked up another Accord  and installed an JDM H22 swap that surprised alot of would be street racers.  This car however didn’t make it out of an accident where Dorvan walked away unscathed.

While looking around online for a new daily driver, Dorvan came across another WRX . This one was sourced from the great state of Vermont with only 52,000 original miles.  In order to differentiate himself from fellow Subie owners, Dorvan decided to run fender flares to accommodate the zero offest wheels coupled with 255 rubber.

Dorvan mustered up the courage to cut up his perfect rust free quarters to make a new home for the flares. But like they say, without risk there is no reward. An Impreza RS hood (no scoop), canards, and a menacing front mount finish off the front end of this car. STI Brembos were installed and are called upon frequently for high speed runs and mountain driving. The interior amenities have a minimalist approach.  Gutted rear seats and a boost gauge is all you will find inside, but this owner wouldn’t have it any other way.   With 2 Hondas and 2 Subarus of the same variety, you can see why this article is named “Never Content”.