Last post on Dec 04, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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#22530 of 22583 Re: No 5-door for next WRX [rsholland]
Apr 01, 2013 (12:25 pm)
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one lamenting the potential loss of a hatchback WRX. That's a really stupid idea - I bet half of all WRX sales are the 5-door - those are all I ever see on the street anyway.
I am thinking about a WRX for my next Subaru a few years out, but I would be a lot less likely to buy it if it were sedan-only.
#22531 of 22583 Re: No 5-door for next WRX [nippononly]
Apr 02, 2013 (2:43 am)
I think one has to consider the date the announcement was made.
Could be true, but that would be stupid... Subaru is a brand where the wagons/hatches outsell the sedans; usually by a lot.
When the Impreza came out, sedans were plentiful; but you had to stand in line for a 5door...
#22532 of 22583 Re: No 5-door for next WRX [steine13]
Apr 02, 2013 (5:41 am)
Well it was the president of Subaru of America who made the statement at the NY auto show last week.
If true I hope they bring back the Impreza GT, using the powertrain from the Forester XT.
#22533 of 22583 more power Scotty!
Apr 04, 2013 (9:15 am)
Was hoping to see either their 2.0T added to the Outback (Like they're doing for the forester), or a Hybrid Outback with combined poop that takes it over 200hp from the anemic 175hp 2.5L. Then again- the outback needs an updated interior before I'd buy it.
for now- it's another year in my Tribeca until something else comes along that I fall in love with. Hmmm. maybe the new X3?
#22534 of 22583 Re: more power Scotty! [morey000]
Apr 04, 2013 (9:24 am)
Lack of hatch is a head scratcher given that all I see are hatches out there.
Considering a Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel to replace my Tribeca. Subaru has nothing at the moment that interests me.
#22535 of 22583 Re: more power Scotty! [rblnr]
Apr 04, 2013 (10:20 am)
That GC diesel looks to be a very nice SUV,
#22536 of 22583 Re: more power Scotty! [rsholland]
Apr 04, 2013 (10:43 am)
It does, but starting price is very high, because they force a certain level of equipment. That's going to limit diesel sales.
I think the Pentastar will do the most volume, close 2nd will be the Hemi. The diesel and SRT8 motor will share less than 10% of the volume, I bet.
#22537 of 22583 Re: more power Scotty! [ateixeira]
Apr 04, 2013 (12:18 pm)
Wish they'd price the diesel a bit more,say, agressively. They're only going to preach to the converted the way it's priced now. Only a few choices at the moment of cars with that kind of mileage and size. Again, wish Subaru had something in that space.
#22538 of 22583 Re: more power Scotty! [rblnr]
Apr 04, 2013 (1:02 pm)
IIRC $4700 more than a similar Pentastar and that's a well equipped model at that.
They sort of miss the volume by pricing it that high.
#22539 of 22583 Re: more power Scotty! [ateixeira]
Apr 04, 2013 (4:47 pm)
As I've before, the diesel option is expensive. It's not just Jeep. They all are. The more cylinders, the worse it becomes.
I don't think Jeep is interested in volume. This is a 'prestige' option, and they'll sell every one they make.