Last post on Dec 04, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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#22461 of 22583 Re: Starlink [ateixeira]
Jan 09, 2013 (5:53 am)
I still think the ultimate is going to be some standardized MicroUSB dock/interface in the dash.
I mean, I can drop my phone in a dock and do nav, Pandora, Siriux/XM, TUneIn, my GooglePlay or Amazon cloud MP3s, and a ton of other things. Who needs a head unit?
#22462 of 22583 Re: Starlink [bpizzuti]
Jan 09, 2013 (6:18 am)
I don't want another monthly bill since I already pay for my smart phone, but OEMs want that income.
#22463 of 22583 Re: Starlink [ateixeira]
Jan 12, 2013 (3:23 pm)
That's the take rate amongst the non-driver population. There are still those of us who want cars.
#22464 of 22583 Re: Starlink [xwesx]
Jan 15, 2013 (3:31 pm)
They have to meet the market where it's at to survive. The challenge is to maintain their brand ID while doing so which includes a distinctive driving and ergonomic experience. Fussy touchscreen ventilation controls, for ex., seem more Ford/Lincoln than Subaru
#22465 of 22583 Re: Starlink [rblnr]
Jan 16, 2013 (11:18 am)
As long as those nanny things stay optional, I don't mind them. It just annoys me that they spend their R&D funs on crap like this when they could open up a whole new market with a diesel engine.
It's so sad that our government is so clueless.
#22466 of 22583 Re: Starlink [xwesx]
Jan 18, 2013 (7:08 am)
Bums me out about the diesel too. Will be moving on from my '06 Tribeca this yr., and expect to buy a diesel SUV sized car for mileage reasons. Subaru has nothing in this space.
#22467 of 22583 2013 Hybrid
Jan 24, 2013 (8:39 am)
Any noises about the hybrid Subaru said they'd release this year?
#22468 of 22583 Re: 2013 Hybrid [rblnr]
Jan 24, 2013 (8:51 am)
No. Tomorrow is the end of the 2014 Forester embargo. you're not going to hear about the hybrid until the hype from that dies down.
#22469 of 22583 Re: 2013 Hybrid [bpizzuti]
Jan 24, 2013 (1:54 pm)
So we will finally see some real in depth reviews.