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Old 04-02-2012, 02:03 PM   #2996
JustyWRC
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Originally Posted by HipToBeSquare View Post
It is not unheard of for SIA to keep building a vehicle, for distribution outside of the US market... they build the Legacy Wagon (non-outback) for Canada for a while after SOA stopped offering it to US customers.


It is just sad that the Outback looks so dowdy, inside and out, compared to the Tribeca, and doesn't have the towing capacity, either. But it is almost 500lbs lighter, though, as it is now.

So, Subaru, my question is this, and I realize I probably won't get an answer until an official unveiling...

Will there be a nice swan-song model for the SH Forester for 2013? Like importing the S-Edition, with Legacy GT's drivetrain? If it is fantastic enough, I'll keep buying premium fuel for a 268hp 6MT Forester XT S-Edition in WRB.

It would actually compete with Rav4 V6, and Kia Sportage SX Turbo... which Forester XT is currently losing face to right now, and be more AWD competent than either one of those faux-wheel-drivers with rear-wheel-assist on a FWD drivetrain.


I was at SIA on a tour just before the '10 redesign and saw A LOT of Legacy wagons. We asked what they were for and he would NOT tell us. Would there have been something wrong with telling us it was for export? We saw European Tribecas on the line and they wouldn't talk about those either. Whoopty do!!

What is different about the Outback from the Tribeca that they couldn't put the transmission oil cooler on it to get the same towing?

I agree. Would love to see this here.

One thing. What is the future of the XT? If they brought that over and then killed the XT, there will be a lot of very b***hy people on here for getting rid of it.
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