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Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Hatchback, Sedan
#297 of 417 Re: '09 WRX video [rsholland]
Jul 25, 2008 (4:11 pm)
I suppose, but you know how passionate I am about true motorsports and how hard we've worked to actually have subies accepted in real racing and tracks, and videos like that just make my blood boil!
I keep thinking back to around 2000 when we started to track our GC Imprezas and they laughed at us saying "what are you doing on the track, those are subarus" Now you can't go to a track day and not see at least 10 subies there!
Jul 26, 2008 (7:42 pm)
Frankly, I was not too impressed with the video either. It looks really like something that adolescents would be impressed with.
Subaru need to go back to the TV ads they came out with, when the WRX first came into the US, in 2001, and build from there. I have always stated that the 2008 WRX was an aberration and from Subaru's perspective, that model is like a bad nightmare. The 2008 WRX was essentially an Outback Sport with a turbo in it, than the all-conquering WRX.
The 2009 WRX needs to get back to its rough-and-ready roots and you don't do it by doing silly "drifting" videos, especially when one is drifting off-the-road and not being able to stay on the road.
But I do understand what Bob is trying to say, which is that this is essentially the 2009 WRX, moving away from the lackluster image of the 2008, which is all good but do it while staying on the road, than off the road.
#299 of 417 Re: '09 WRX video [rsholland]
Jul 27, 2008 (11:01 am)
For some reason I cringe at the thought of my insurance company seeing such an ad.
#300 of 417 Official '09 info...
Jul 30, 2008 (12:13 pm)
...coming on 7/31. Stay tuned...
#302 of 417 2.5i vs. WRX vs. 2.5GT
Jul 31, 2008 (10:39 am)
Let's see if they publish the sales spread between the different models, which conspiracy theorists concluded meant WRX sales were way down.
#303 of 417 Re: 2.5i vs. WRX vs. 2.5GT [ateixeira]
Jul 31, 2008 (12:07 pm)
Every dealer I've spoken to say WRX sales were off for 2008.
#304 of 417 WRX & STI commercial?
Jul 31, 2008 (12:17 pm)
As I suspected, it looks like SOA may be turning that '09 WRX and STI "fun" video into a commercial.
It (intentionally) comes off like a 1950s or 1960s era instructional video.
#305 of 417 Re: WRX & STI commercial? [rsholland]
Jul 31, 2008 (12:37 pm)
Even the URL says "ANIMAL" at the end.
I think they may even be intentionally creating a controversy, moving away from the safety of the mainstream that many said was the problem with the 2008.