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Old 02-26-2015, 05:30 PM   #31
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Thanks!

Its too bad Subaru seems completely uninterested in making a performance variant of anything outside the WRX/STi and Forester XT. You could argue that the XT and STi have both been watered down and/or neglected recently and Subaru has "beige-ified" their entire line-up.

Whatever they're doing its working as far as sales go. Hopefully they're just being smart, biding their time and investing in performance models only when necessary... as long as they eventually do it.

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Old 02-26-2015, 06:23 PM   #32
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Looks really cool IMO! I would buy a turbo XV in a heartbeat...
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:25 PM   #33
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I was hoping they were going to put this through into the market, I would have purchased it within a heartbeat!

Marketing wise, I agree with you. More basic Subis are on the showroom floor; however, prices are just right for first-time new car buyers as well. Mix reliability, durability, and low price together and you are bound to have sales soar!
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:53 PM   #34
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That's a mean looking Fozzy.

But I want a WRX hatch with ground clearance. And I bet there's a good many people in the world willing to put money down on exactly that.
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So more along the lines of this, but without the trax.
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Not anywhere in the same topic, but I've always wondered why the BRZ is rear wheel drive instead of AWD. You can't tell me sales wouldn't increase with AWD.


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Many reasons. First the BRZ was really just a way for Toyota to spread the cost of developing a small, cheap sports car. Subaru gets a cut of the profits from lending their engine tech. It was a no-lose situation for FHI.

But it wouldn't be allowed to compete with the WRX and if you add AWD the price point would be too close. That's assuming the chassis would accept AWD.

IMO Subaru needs more WRX and true STI variants. BRZ is NOT a Subaru and not selling. Time to re-focus
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Thanks for the insight. I guess I just would like to see a legit Subie coupe. I don't see the BRZ being around much longer. WRX and STI are pretty awesome.


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I still think the BRZ is a great little car. I'd consider it if I didn't live in a 4 season state. But another unfortunate side effect of this car is that its showing Subaru that there's no market in the US for niche, fun little things and its negatively affecting variants like a WRX hatch or a more powerful STI or turbo Crosstrek.

Its not that these cars wouldn't sell its that they wouldn't sell in numbers that Subaru would consider worth it.
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