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#122 of 1480 Is Subaru trying to go out of business?
Apr 05, 2007 (8:16 pm)
I have been a diehard Subaru fan for the last 15 years. Upon seeing the new Impreza I was excited. Not because I like the look of the 2008 Impreza, but because of the uglyness (I know thats not a word, sorry ) of this version, my 2006 WRX will hold its value well.
What is Subaru doing? The last 3 generations were very good looking cars in my opinion. They were on a roll, making each new gen look better and better. With this generation it looks like they saw the new Toyota Camry and just put a hood scoop on it. Is Subaru trying to go out of business? Seriously, once the hype dies down a little about the Evo X when it is released, I will go buy one. No matter how technically advance this new Subaru WRX and WRX STi will be, the Evo X will be as technical but 1000000 times better looking. Subaru you lost a customer...
#123 of 1480 Re: Is Subaru trying to go out of business? [dinomartini]
Apr 05, 2007 (8:49 pm)
And probably will gain 10.
#124 of 1480 another '08 Impreza report
Apr 05, 2007 (9:58 pm)
The latest Consumer Reports has some fairly interesting thoughts and pictures. I've always considered the new double wishbone rear suspension (at least theoretically) superior for performance, but the CR photos clearly show some space advantages. Perhaps the new 5 door can be as practical, if not more so than the older wagon. I'm getting pretty excited by the idea of this 5 door as a full blown STI. Maybe Subaru has denied my request for an STI wagon, but in doing so has still satiated my desires and needs?
#125 of 1480 NY Auto Show
Apr 06, 2007 (4:01 pm)
I just got back from the NY Auto Show and saw the new WRX, in both wagon and sedan form. The wagon looks like a Daewoo from the rear, not very attractive at all. The sedan, however, was really nice. The hood scoop is way bigger, mainly in length. I wonder if this will effect the aerodynamics of the vehicle. The interior was nothing special, but, a big improvement over the current model.
The regular Impreza looked nice as well. Again, better from the outside.
I also saw the facelift for the Tribeca, thank God. Maybe the vehicle will sell better now.
#126 of 1480 Re: NY Auto Show [aviboy97]
Apr 06, 2007 (8:46 pm)
Did you actually get in the interior? I didn't get in but it definitely looked better from afar. They both look much better in real life than in pictures. The Hatch looked fine and what could be better when you are looking at the back of an impreza that looks like a daewoo on the track since he just passed you!
Sedan looks much better, overall great improvement, looks way more Saab and that's a good thing.
Saw the Quartz Silver on the 3.0R that's the color I'm getting on my SpecB. Tribecca looked good as well.
#127 of 1480 NY Auto Show
Apr 07, 2007 (5:52 am)
I have an upcoming business trip to NY next week and hope to visit the Auto-show for a few hours.
Do they allow us to sit inside the new Impreza ? Or is it strictly viewing from a distance ?
#128 of 1480 Re: NY Auto Show [paisan]
Apr 07, 2007 (6:04 am)
No one was allowed to get in the new Impreza's. A couple were on a turn style podium (WRX sedan and hatch), and a regular Impreza was roped off.
All I could see was the interior from a distance. Could not touch and feel, so I could not get a true sense of how it was. From where I was standing it looked better then the current interior, but, did not stand out. Still, I do not like the rear of the hatch, regardless of how it drives! The sedan really looks nice.
I will agree with the Legacy looking like a Saab. Very similar.
#129 of 1480 NY Auto show-Dimensions
Apr 07, 2007 (6:11 am)
Did anyone notice the dimensions of the new Impreza sedan? Mostly the cubic foot space of the trunk, and the Length and width of the car.
I never really liked a hatch and the previous impreza was just too small in the trunk space and the size of the car made for a harsh highway ride. Since the new impreza is based on the Legacy platform, I was hoping for a smoother highway ride and larger trunk.
Anyone seen the dimensions printed anywhere?
#130 of 1480 I think..
Apr 07, 2007 (6:14 am)
One of the key drivers in a new introduction is the "WOW factor". People simply lust after the new introduction and want to have it in their driveway. It even results in huge waiting lists, till the supply pipeline catches up.
With the new Impreza, the buzz has all been in the reverse direction. People are talking about how an "ugly Daewoo look" is an advantage on the track and anonymity is an advantage on the road etc. Almost desperately trying to make the best of a really bad situation ! In the original bugeye WRX, even with its controversial look, everyone wanted to have one in their driveway but the new one simply does not evoke such emotions, mainly because the core of the car, including the engine and the transmission, is still 7 model years old. They just bungled the "complete redesign", bigtime and is a big letdown after all this anticipation. Why, Subaru, why ??
#131 of 1480 Re: I think.. [aaykay]
Apr 07, 2007 (6:33 am)
I don't agree with that one bit. Yes, based on lousy early images of the car the comments were very negative. Now that good images have surfaced, and now that people have actually seen it, there are a lot of positive comments being put forth.
It may not appeal to the boy-racer market as it once did, but Subaru did the right thing with car. It will sell a lot more to a much wider audience. Mark my words on that.
As for the boy-racers... That's who the STI is aimed at—and we haven't seen that yet.