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Old 04-02-2012, 01:30 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by JustyWRC View Post
Well, the only cars I consider "competition" with the Outback are the Crosstour, the Venza, and the Edge. Most everything else is more expensive. I agree that there are plenty of people willing to pay, but how many is plenty? I think there are a lot of things Subaru should make as an option or accessory. I would sure love for someone at SOA(or anyone on here who understands it) to explain to me why some things couldn't be custom ordered from the factory, like interior/exterior color combinations. If someone was willing to wait, and even pay, why not allow it?
Well if you are talking about actual custom stuff, it is because just offering that type of stuff is expensive. There is overhead associated with every available option and part. Once sold, Subuaru still need to support it and warranty it, so if someone tears their custom pink leather or cracks a whale bone shift knob, Subaru can't just order another one like a normal item. This would lead to high replacement part cost and longer waits for customers. Eventually options will add the the bottom line of every car, not just the cars that have them.

A better question might be "Why can't I get a white Subaru with a black interior". That really just comes down to manufacturing, and when costs need to go down, so does flexibility
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