Former 2008 Legacy GT owner here. The reason Subaru doesn’t offer everything they make in a turbo, manual form anymore like they did in the glory days of the 2000s (Outback, Baja, Legacy, and Forester) is because the take rate of those high strung trims is only like 10% at most, and it costs more and more over time to… Read more
It’s the first bullet point of the press release... two trims get the new engine.
Just here to remind everyone that the XV is basically an Impreza hatchback on tall tires, and Vermont Sportscar would gladly build you a proper rally car (or maybe even an STI road car) out of it.
My dad was ahead of that game. He got a used long bed pickup and the world’s heaviest wooden cap. Put down astroturf in the back and we kids played tackle football in the back. Actually since I am ten years younger than my nearest sibling, it was “tackle little annoying kid”. It took more time for my smile to… Read more
I would’ve liked to have seen a Brat Group B car. They could have called it L'Enfant Terrible.
A lot of people have mixed feelings about the Ford PAG years, but some of the most iconic cars for Aston, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Volvo came out of those years. After Ford threw these brands to the investor wolves during the last financial crisis, Aston struggled to be it’s own company, while Volvo and LR/Jag found… Read more
Unfortunately you’re thinking of the RAV4 Prime that is just now getting released. ~$40k MSRP, will be closer to $30k depending on incentives you qualify for, but main problem for that is supply shortage. Expecting 5k units total for all of US for 2021 model year, and 20k units for 2022 onwards...so dealers are… Read more
And if you have an “ACTIVE LIFESTYLE” you are obligated to drive a CUV. It is theoretically impossible to do activities with a regular sedan or hatchback.
As I recall reading in a book somewhere, Whippet owners in prewar and immediate postwar LA were advised to keep an eye on their cars, as the radiator shells were popular with lakes racers, being smaller than your typical Ford or Chevy item. Lots of midnight junkyard runs for them.