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#516 of 610 Re: Love it! [ateixeira]
Nov 30, 2011 (1:09 pm)
They're outselling the old Legacy/Outback—in spite of their styling, not because of it.
The new cars are just better at being "family" vehicles; thanks to increased size, better content and pricing.
Just imagine how well they would be selling if the styling was exceptional. The dealers would be sold out.
#517 of 610 Re: Love it! [ateixeira]
Nov 30, 2011 (1:44 pm)
2005 Legacy was nothing like Camry. It was smaller and nimbler (which of course for many was a negative - not for me), it had a great looking wagon (2005 and 2006 - then discontinued). I was really disapointed with this new one. It's a barge. The specs etc. may be all good, but the size is not for me. OTOH Impreza is already too compact, both in terms of size and and equipment. Even current STI (I own 2008) is not exactly "premium" - $18K Impreza roots are visible.
I really liked the older one, especially in GT trim, it was a true sports sedan/wagon, but I understand why they did what they did (pretty much same as Mazda). For one lost customer they probably picked up couple of new ones.
All those things made me pony up additional 10 grand for 328 wagon w/ manual tranny .
#518 of 610 Re: Love it! [dino001]
Nov 30, 2011 (1:22 pm)
I didn't think that way, but those were the comments from the peanut gallery. The 05 model was very conservative, perhaps too much so.
I happened to like it a lot.
#519 of 610 Re: Love it! [ateixeira]
Nov 30, 2011 (2:35 pm)
I thought the 05 was a big improvement over the outgoing model, very clean. The new one, too big and bulky looking.
#520 of 610 Re: Love it! [dino001]
Dec 01, 2011 (6:37 am)
Does your 328 have AWD? I would love to buy one of those but they are about as common as a Bugatti Veyron
#521 of 610 Re: Love it! [ateixeira]
Dec 01, 2011 (6:39 am)
#523 of 610 Re: Turn off the sound, lol [anythngbutgm]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 01, 2011 (7:26 am)
BRZ does remind one a bit of a Plymouth.
Seems like Subaru and other companies have better luck tagging numbers and initials onto words, at least in North America. It's not the WRX, it's the Impreza WRX (or WRX STi). The B9X concept became the B9 Tribeca and then just the Tribeca.
Most people in NA never say MX5; they drop that and just say Miata. But Audi and BMX get away with the hard to decipher names.
#524 of 610 Re: Turn off the sound, lol [steve_]
Dec 01, 2011 (8:05 am)
I wonder if it will end up being nicknamed "Breeze", not the best association IMO - one of those lovely cars with stickers instead of actual emblems, IIRC.
Yeah, BMX gets away with a lot, darn those Redline and Mongoose people
#525 of 610 Re: Turn off the sound, lol [fintail]
Dec 01, 2011 (1:29 pm)
I think "Brazil", maybe because I was born there. Not a fan of the name, but it won't matter.