Originally Posted by Snow Drift
The GD was too small in the back seat. The current Legacy is too big.
The current Impreza is a great size.
The Previous legacy is a great size... and the current impreza isn't too far off, but ugly. The previous legacy was a bit longer in wheelbase and length.
The new Legacy is far too big, and VERY much too tall.
If this new Impreza is as good looking as the IDC, and if the WRX/STI is compelling the next year... I could replace my '05 Legacy with a '13 or '14 turbo model.
I wish for an H6 equipped model, or a coupe bodystyle, or both... but I would consider a well equipped turbo 4 sedan with a stick.
Hopefully the STI will keep the features it has, and upgrade further, not lose things like the 09 Legacy Spec B compared to '10 Legacy GT.
There still is not a Subaru car comparable to the feature set of the 2009 Legacy GT Spec B. An ECU tune and slight turbocharger unit upgrade, a DCCD switch, 5x114.3 Brembos and BBS wheels, and maybe a front limited slip diff, are the only things that separate that from a WRX STI... and the STI is uglier, inside and out, compared to an 09 Legacy Spec B.
If we had gotten the WRB Legacy S402... I really would have been pushed to upgrade my Legacy to that. Unfortunately blue was the only color for 2009 that the Legacy Spec B was still denied, after being opened up to most of the Legacy GT's color palette from 1 or 2 mandatory grayscale paint choices since 2006. Ironic, because the 2007 Spec B had blue alcantara interior trims... but never offered blue paint. The 2009 Spec B barely offered dark ruby red paint, and the first color choice I could again consider after the 2005 Garnet Red and Regal Blue choices. Ruby isn't as nice as Garnet, and no blue at all allowed me to skip paying money to upgrade from my 2005 to a 2009. If my car were totalled by a freak accident, (which I am absolutely not hoping for), I might immediately replace it with a 2009 Legacy Spec B or 3.0R Limited, depending on which I could actually find. I wish I could get a 3.0R Spec B, like overseas got... a 3.0R WITH the VTD 6MT gearbox, not either-or like the US market.
Maybe almost a decade after building my 2005 Legacy GT, they'll finally get back around to building an attractive car, in an attractive color combination, with an extensive feature set... maybe just before 2015.