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post #16 of 20
Looks like the Ford Fusion had sex with a Ford Focus, aborted the baby, and then Subaru dug it out of the dumpster. Oh and the wagon looks like the Dodge Caravans little sister.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post
It certainly looks more respectable than the old versions. Its the first that I would actually drive, which may be why traditional customers wont buy it.

I'm sure they'll sell more cars because of this very reason.

But then the Subaru is no longer a Subaru.
post #18 of 20
Wah, wah, wah. Subaru is not _rally_, they are a brand of automobile that used rallying as a marketing device. As was Audi, Skoda, SEAT, etc. Besides, since they went to the double a-arm rear suspension in 2008, they handled pretty wonky as Group N cars anyway. The Open class cars we ran in the US (RA) in 2009 had specially engineered longer trailing arms and re-engineered mounting points, which led to massively improved rear suspension behavior. But the point is, they went from Mac struts to double a-arm suspension in order to increase trunk space... not to enhance rally handling. Which is the right move, given that 99.99999% of drivers care more about trunk space than handling on loose bumpy surfaces. I think it looks good. Make mine WRB with gold wheels, as usual.
post #19 of 20
IMO, this design represents the Legacy much better. The Impreza should be a younger, sportier car.
post #20 of 20
I just took out a lease on the '11 Imprezza five-door, taking delivery on Friday.
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