Ticking Mustang engine = growling human stomach; these are just facts.
I was interested in Minis so I took my five-year old, plus his booster seat, to test drive one (two door, probably a 2008 or 2009). He complained voluably about his lack of space and general discomfort, went home and told my wife how he went to drive a car with daddy and it did not have enough room for him in the… Read more
I am speculating here, but they had a new platform that was not really competitive in its first year, and with the transverse mounted engine change just 1 or 2 years away i don’t think they thought it was worth it to further develop. There was a major chassis change in 09 for the impreza from the previous year.