My favorite car manufacturer, my bitterest automotive disappointment.
I said nothing as you slowly deformed the Forester from a slightly goofy, boxy, utilitarian carry-all into an ugly, bloated athletic-shoe of a “crossover”. What was it to me? I wasn’t planning on buying one.
I groused a little when the Outback changed overnight from a practical wagon version of the Legacy sedan into an ugly, bloated athletic-shoe of a “crossover”. It stung a bit, finding out that the Outback-in-name-only was a North American market vehicle, while the rest of the world still got the real thing. Still, I wasn’t in the market, so thems the breaks.
But now you’ve done it. You’ve announced that the new 2015 WRX, that most Subaruish of Subarus, will only be available as a sedan. No hatchback. Also, it doesn’t look weird enough to be a Subaru, but that’s beside the point. Where do we go for that perfect triangulation of cheap/fast/practical? Hell if I know.
But wait, there’s a glimmer of hope: a new wagon! It’s a few inches longer than the 5 door WRX would have been, but that’s OK, more room for bikes and luggage! It’s called the Levorg, which is a stunningly fucking stupid name, but that’s beside the point. It will be available with the same 296 HP turbocharged boxer as the WRX, and there will be an STI version with God-knows-what under the hood! Holy shit, it goes on sale this Spring! Rapture! Bliss! Shut up and take my money!
It’s only available in Japan.
What the fuck, Fuji Heavy Industries?
Looks like I’ll drive my 09 WRX until it falls apart. Which, because it’s a Subaru, will be never.