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Subaru Legacy, Sedan
Sep 01, 2003 (11:07 am)
The more they talk about the prices going up significantly the more I hate it. I'd rather have a new Legacy wagon over a WRX wagon. Regardless, I hope/think they'll be wrong. Most said the STi with 2.0L 270+ hp engine would be $35k too IIRC. Guess we'll have to find out.
Too bad they likely won't have a 200hp/flat 200ft-lb of torque, 2.5L version of Japan's 2.0R. I'd probably buy one over a turbo model for better efficiency with still some good capability.
That is the basic 3-engine line-up I have heard of too. I know the 2.5NA model probably won't be much more responsive than my BD GT w/ Cobb Cat-Back & similar weights, but that engine will be the economical solution to keep in compliance with both CAFE and EPA. Hmm, I wonder how much the H6 versus 2.5T price gap will be? Wonder if either will come in at $26k or less w/ a manual transmission. I'd rather have cloth, but we'll see how premium it starts for the U.S. market. I hope they don't kill the people who used to be able to easier afford these models.
The wait is killing me!
Sep 01, 2003 (10:12 pm)
About the aggressive gearing in the XT, I hope that this is a sign that they will put similarly aggressive low gears in the Legacy but luckily have a 6th gear to help out the fuel economy. It still strikes me funny that the XT and WRX need to swap their final drive ratios or both compromise to a 4.110 to wake up the WRX and tame the Forester.
Seth, I hope that there is a base and a limited version of the GT to allow more enthusiasts to get the power without the luxury items. My only "fear", as I've said, is that they may force the luxury items as a way of separating it from the WRX.
Sep 02, 2003 (3:57 am)
I think we are on the same track. I don't really care much for luxury, I'd rather not be grouped with the rest of the American population that feels like they need all those good power heated leather seats and such though I don't mind my moonroof (had it open for my roadtrips this weekend.) The GT as they used to have it with the GT and GT Limited was an excellent split, I just hope they do it again. Even if the standard GT items being no all-weather package and no leather power seats were a delete-only option available only by special order. It still gives customers the option to not be caught up in the American syndrome of luxury is better than sport.
I can only wish and hope. Are you listening Subaru?
Sep 02, 2003 (11:47 am)
Same here, gimme a nice, grippy cloth seat, with manual adjustments, too. Save weight and cost there.
Or, if they do make the GT full-on luxury, at least offer a decontented "GT Sport" model, like the Baja Sport.
#54 of 98 Grippy seats...
Sep 03, 2003 (7:35 am)
I too like seats that grip well. In fact I'd be happy if the seats were upholstered in Velcro. Might be tough to get out of however, not to mention noisy.
Sep 03, 2003 (9:14 am)
The Ecsaine on the STi is awesome, but probably expensive. So give me cheap ol' cloth.
Sep 03, 2003 (10:03 am)
I said I want to be first on my list at my dealership. 05 Wagon or Sedan (if I can flip for a wagon) in silver with the 6MT and cloth if available, will settle for leather though. I'm excited! Sort of can't wait to get rid of my 97 GT, long story of issues stemming in the last 2 months (before that she had been great.) Cummon Subaru, money in hand.
#57 of 98 Alcantara/Leather? and DARK GRAY!!!
Sep 05, 2003 (6:13 am)
If the seat fits you right, you could be sitting on slime and you won't move around. Maybe in an STi, I think it would be great to have a leather & Escaine/Alcantara interior like the S4 did. Maybe offer black/blue, black/silver, or black/black.
While we're talking about our wish list, somebody get in touch with Subaru to make them offer a dark gray paint! How is it that they don't offer this on any car? In copying Porsche's seal gray, it could be dolphin gray. I can't think of an good rally inspired color, but maybe British. How about London Sky? I'm kidding on the names but dangit, I like dark gray colors- dark and neutral but not such a biotch to clean like black.
Sep 05, 2003 (10:55 am)
Yes, a dark gray, maybe a light metallic blue too.