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#3125 of 3134 Re: golly jeepers [rsholland]
Feb 04, 2009 (1:38 pm)
Mini sales were up more with the addition of the Clubman (and the intro of the revised Cooper) than Subaru's were with the debut of the new Forester and '09 WRX!
Two brands that had the exactly right product at the exactly right time for the market.
#3126 of 3134 Re: golly jeepers [nippononly]
Feb 05, 2009 (12:29 pm)
Unlike Scion, which did the exact opposite (cars grew just as shoppers moved towards smaller cars).
Mar 09, 2009 (9:03 pm)
All this talk of Subaru dropping out of the WRC makes me pipe in here, though a little late to be timely to the conversation. The WRC's new Super 2000 class rules specify transverse-mounted engines only. More than Subaru leaving the WRC, the WRC left Subaru. There's no way a small manufacturer is going to redesign their entire engine design philosophy simply to compete in WRC.
#3128 of 3134 Re: WRC [jeffmc]
Mar 10, 2009 (6:27 am)
What a strange rule?!
#3129 of 3134 Re: WRC [ateixeira]
Mar 10, 2009 (7:36 am)
That's the problem with all series like the WRC, too many odd rules. One might come to the conclusion that some are designed specifically to exclude a single manufacturer.
Mar 10, 2009 (10:30 am)
"Despite bucking the downward U.S. sales spiral, Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries reported Tuesday it had widened its loss forecast, largely due to writing off components supplied to bankrupt aircraft-maker Eclipse Aviation Corp., of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fuji supplied the wings for the Eclipse aircraft.
Fuji said its net loss may total $233 million for the year ending March 31 and it won't pay a year-end dividend for the first time in 14 years."
Subaru and Mitsubishi Among Japanese Makers Seeking Government Loans (AutoObserver)
Mar 10, 2009 (7:54 pm)
is going to sink Subaru just when it pulls off the neatest hat trick in the book - being the only automaker with increasing sales in the deepest recession since the 30s!
#3132 of 3134 Re: FHI [nippononly]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 11, 2009 (5:35 am)
I could be wrong (really, I mean it), but I think later this year, once the comparable sales numbers include the months from last year when the new Forester was available, you'll see that Subaru sales have tanked similarly to other Japanese manufacturers... (is that a run-on sentence, or what?).
Waiting patiently to be proven wrong...
Mar 11, 2009 (8:15 am)
Subaru sells a half dozen different models, not just the Forester, and the fact remains that for CY 2008 they were the only ones to be up for the year.
If Subaru is the only profitable unit of FHI, maybe it would be better for Sube to be bought by Toyota, they already own 19.9% is it? As much as I don't like to think of Subaru being owned by another automaker, the fact is FHI is dragging Subaru down.
Of course, would FHI sell? Probably not.
#3134 of 3134 Re: 12 is better than none [moparbad]
Jul 20, 2009 (6:18 pm)
I know this is a response to an old post, but I came across it and figured I would resond...Sioux City, IA now has a Subaru dealer. www.jensen.subaru.com