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Old 04-03-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default Impreza DOA in the UK? Could it happen here?

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Old 04-03-2013, 10:57 PM   #2
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It actually wouldn't be surprising if the impreza model was dropped in the US. Especially since Subaru is going to separate the impreza from the wrx/Sti.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:07 PM   #3
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It actually wouldn't be surprising if the impreza model was dropped in the US. Especially since Subaru is going to separate the impreza from the wrx/Sti.
I would be surprised if they dropped the Impreza line being that it is their most fuel efficient AWD vehicle in the USDM. That is, at least without getting the Outback and Forester up there in the MPG numbers to hold the current crown of most fuel efficient AWD in the USDM. If or when they get their two best selling (in terms of pure numbers) vehicles, the Outback and Forester, up there in the MPG numbers, I sincerely doubt they'd kill off what has turned out to be a successful remodel, overhaul, whatever, of their formerly third worst selling USDM vehicle. It was just above the Tribeca and WRX STi a while back. Now it outsells the Legacy thanks to the new styling and obviously better MPG.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:27 AM   #4
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ahahahahahaha.



ahahahahahahaha.



drop their best selling model in the US?




ahahahahaha





seriously. i'm still laughing. Look at what sells in the UK market. It aint heavy, awd sedans.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:38 AM   #5
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ahahahahahaha.



ahahahahahahaha.



drop their best selling model in the US?




ahahahahaha





seriously. i'm still laughing. Look at what sells in the UK market. It aint heavy, awd sedans.


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If or when they get their two best selling (in terms of pure numbers) vehicles, the Outback and Forester, up there in the MPG numbers, I sincerely doubt they'd kill off what has turned out to be a successful remodel, overhaul, whatever, of their formerly third worst selling USDM vehicle.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:35 AM   #6
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It actually wouldn't be surprising if the impreza model was dropped in the US. Especially since Subaru is going to separate the impreza from the wrx/Sti.
If there's one thing I've learned from reading this forum, it's that the only successful Subarus have three letter names; more than that, and they might as well not exist.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:38 AM   #7
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Subaru drop the Impreza in the U.S. ?

For every STI or WRX I see on the roads, I see 10 Imprezas.

Why would Subaru want to even THINK about killing this cash cow?

That would be like Jeep dropping the Grand Cherokee...

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:19 PM   #8
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Poor sales of the last version (hatch and saloon),high fuel prices,rising insurance,high Vehicle Excise Duty,price of the actual car,loads of hot hatchbacks being released,being in the EU with their dumbass fecking regulations,JDM versions way better than the UK/Euro versions,these are the factors that have killed it off over here.

However I can see a possibilty of going back to the grey import days of the GC8
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:37 PM   #9
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^What he said... The EDM & USDM markets are half a world apart both literally and culturally so it's a poor assumption to say "if it doesn't work here, we should probably just can it worldwide." That would be like Wendy's discontinuing the Baconator just because it sold poorly in Israel.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:00 PM   #10
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As Poppie said, the Impreza was always going to get killed off in the UK due to the way the tax system functions. It costs a fortune to run my classic in fuel, tax, insurance and bits for the car.

Cars in England are getting very dull indeed with the vast majority seemingly now diesels which are simply a false economy for most and are so dull and tedious I dislike the sight of them. This seems to be a pattern replicated across Europe as well.

I like to think my decatted RB5 equals it out a bit. I take great pleasure in being loud and obnoxious around Prius driving tree huggers!

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Old 04-04-2013, 10:48 PM   #11
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I like to think my decatted RB5 equals it out a bit. I take great pleasure in being loud and obnoxious around Prius driving tree huggers!
Blatant Brits Blasting Bold deciBles.



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Old 04-05-2013, 02:49 AM   #12
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