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Old 04-04-2013, 02:47 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Rampager2000 View Post
So, based on your argument, I should get two cars: one that is my hatch/function car and one that is my sport car, and not one that can do both? Why? If I can go buy a hot hatch, make some fun power, and get the work I need done, you can bet your ass I'll get that over a sedan any day. And I would. The new generation not having a 5 door option is a pretty big deal to me. Given my appeal with the Focus ST, I may end up going that route now. I mean, Subaru has dominated (and I use the word so perfectly here) the hot hatch market for years now. The fact they can even fathom creating another WRX that's not a hatch is crazy to me. And I'd 100% be okay with a hatchback WRX and not a hatchback STi, like it used to be. But no hatch at all will hurt their sales a lot.
Can't build cars for everyone. If you want utility there are more than enough vehicles to choose from. Subaru isn't dumb. They know their markets and they go over what sells and what doesn't, what makes profit and what doesn't. There's a reason they brought back the STI sedan and it's because Americans like sedans better. You may not but Subaru seems much more performance focused on the new WRX/STI and are not trying to make a vehicle for everybody like they did with the GR which may have sold well but underwhelmed as a performance car especially compared to the competition and even it's own BRZ. It appears Subaru is trying to build a WRX that receives the same amount of automotive praise as the FR-S/BRZ and to do that they will likely leave people that want a fast grocery getter in the dark.
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