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mounting a small flag on top - ideas ?

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So here in Western New York, it's about to the point that anywhere you are, you can throw a rock and hit a Subaru. They're all over the place - which makes it difficult at times to find my car in a parking lot.

my last car had a stick aerial antenna on it, and I'd zip-tie a small American flag to it. Inexpensive, I'd just cut the ties off before going to the car wash. Made it easier to find my car in the parking lot (especially with my deteriorating vision and memory :p ) And being an Army veteran, it made me happy to fly a flag.

However my 2021 Limited has a shark fin antenna, so that idea won't work. I've been looking online to get ideas for a solution, but not seeing anything. I don't like the ones that put on a window and the rolled-up glass hold them in place. I'd prefer something that could fly a single flag, but I might go double with a USA/ POW-MIA flag setup.

I was considering getting an inexpensive roof rack bar, and cobbling up some kind of mount setup. I'd rather not pay huge prices for a premium bar, since all I'd be using it for was a flag mount, but all the reviews of the inexpensive ones indicate they suck - usually they don't stay put, and slide along the side rails.

So I'm asking the hive mind for any ideas. Once again, I'd just want a small to medium flag, so nothing that goes in a hitch with a long flagpole. And preferably something I could leave on at highway speeds. Thanks in advance for any ideas!
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Get this printed as a decal, apply it to some weatherproof material, mount to a pole witht the finger pointing down, have that pole attached to a magnetic base, stick on roof of car.
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haha. you could fly a ballon over your car but it might get shot down
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I had one on my first car. It was stolen.
So here in Western New York, it's about to the point that anywhere you are, you can throw a rock and hit a Subaru.
According to AI:

"What CITIES have the highest per capita ownership of Subarus?"
Portland, Oregon; Denver, Colorado; Burlington, Vermont; Seattle, Washington.

"What STATES have the highest per capita ownership of Subarus?"
Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Colorado, Oregon

It could be worse trying to find your Subaru in a parking lot... at least you don't live in Vermont or Maine!
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This would be my vote. But, i know what youre talking about. Was at a festival in VT last year and a group of people were walking past and joked "wheres our car, just look for the subaru with VT plates on it"
Yep, we used to joke when we lived in Vermont that the Outback was the official state car! For good reason though. I was a Honda man for 2 decades, but moving to Vermont and living up a 2.5 mile dirt road during 鈥渕ud season鈥 drew me to the Crosstrek鈥nd I鈥檒l never look back!
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... moving to Vermont and living up a 2.5 mile dirt road during 鈥渕ud season鈥 drew me to the Crosstrek鈥nd I鈥檒l never look back!
As long as I live in a snow state, it has to be a Subaru. I thought it was all a cultic fad -- until I drove one. I didn't think it could be that much different from other AWD vehicles; insane. Especially for my eldest daughter who does a lot of highspeed freeway driving in the winter... peace of mind!
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Because you are a vet, I recommend setting up an electronic device. When you leave the store, push the button and launch a flare. The MySubaru app has a car locator built in.
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if you carry your key you can find your car
This is simple and what I do. Just press the lock or panic button and your car horn will beep. . .you are there!
You do have to be reasonably close. . . maybe 100 feet or so with good batteries in the fob. . .

I like the flag thing too. . .but a decal endures better and looks sharper. Also, maybe your hub cabs are different (our 2022 Limited has kind of weird hubcaps -easy to spot. . . .although we parked right next to the identical car once. . .so the key was the thing. As to roof rack -we have the cross bars for our Thule when we travel -but the bars actually don't stand out in a parking lot.

The key beep is easiest. . .:) (y)

Mark
I just use the panic button on my key fob I get to find my car and irritate anybody in the area at the same time lol!
This is simple and what I do. Just press the lock or panic button and your car horn will beep. . .you are there!
You do have to be reasonably close. . . maybe 100 feet or so with good batteries in the fob. . .

I like the flag thing too. . .but a decal endures better and looks sharper. Also, maybe your hub cabs are different (our 2022 Limited has kind of weird hubcaps -easy to spot. . . .although we parked right next to the identical car once. . .so the key was the thing. As to roof rack -we have the cross bars for our Thule when we travel -but the bars actually don't stand out in a parking lot.

The key beep is easiest. . .:) (y)

Mark
Fun little secret many don't know, hold the top of your key fob against the underside of your chin before you push a button and you can double or triple the range usually. I've gotten over 200 ft with mine many times. It uses your head as an antenna is the simple explanation.
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key fob against the underside of your chin...
Come on... no way! That's super cool. Does it really work? I'd bet though, if you're not sure what direction you car is, your head could just as well block the signal.
Come on... no way! That's super cool. Does it really work? I'd bet though, if you're not sure what direction you car is, your head could just as well block the signal.
I wonder if it could be an urban myth, or if it could cause a brain tumor. Anyone have any evidence?
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I just use the panic button on my key fob I get to find my car and irritate anybody in the area at the same time lol!

Fun little secret many don't know, hold the top of your key fob against the underside of your chin before you push a button and you can double or triple the range usually. I've gotten over 200 ft with mine many times. It uses your head as an antenna is the simple explanation.
Jeremy Clarkson demonstrated it on Top Gear quite a few years back now... worked for him - but then he does have a BIG head! :ROFLMAO:
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I just use the panic button on my key fob I get to find my car and irritate anybody in the area at the same time lol!

Fun little secret many don't know, hold the top of your key fob against the underside of your chin before you push a button and you can double or triple the range usually. I've gotten over 200 ft with mine many times. It uses your head as an antenna is the simple explanation.
Just curious of just what does the RF transmitter do to your brain cells being that close?:eek:
Just curious of just what does the RF transmitter do to your brain cells being that close?:eek:
A fraction of what a phone does, since it's not trying to reach a cell tower miles away...
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Put a tile in it.
I just push the red button on my fob & my Crosstrek calls to me ! 馃槑馃嚭馃嚫
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I wonder if it could be an urban myth, or if it could cause a brain tumor. Anyone have any evidence?
Bummer, I tried it last night, but I woke up with a brain tumor today. 馃お
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Bummer, I tried it last night, but I woke up with a brain tumor today. 馃お
Of course, all of those who tried it died before they could post their findings... ;)
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Of course, all of those who tried it died before they could post their findings... ;)
OMW OTF LOL (Oh My Word... On The Floor Laughing Out Loud)! 馃槶
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OMW OTF LOL (Oh My Word... On The Floor Laughing Out Loud)! 馃槶
ILSHIPIMP. (IL-SHI-PIMP) I'm laughing so hard I'm p1ssing in my pants! 馃槺
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