Originally Posted by HipToBeSquare
I don' see why Subaru doesn't at least offer the cars with either color.
Really, it is not too much to ask, and it just formulates a build sheet at the factory.
Reducing the number of potential combinations between major items lowers manufacturing costs and simplifies inventory management (which also helps lower cost). Dealers have an easier time selling the cars as well, because they have less of a chance getting stuck with a combination no one wants. Plus they don't have to deal with the customer saying "Oh well I like this car... But can you get one with a black interior from 300 miles away and bring it here?"
Fact is while I wanted a white Impreza with a black interior, it wasn't available and I just bought a different color. I am glad to see Subaru is opening up on the color options a bit on the Legacy (just for blue and red), but I don't expect to see that across all exterior colors.
If I could roll my own Subaru, I would be driving a white/black XV Crosstrek 2.5L with a 6 speed and the H/K audio package from the Legacy