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Old 03-07-2017, 06:24 PM
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I was referring to the use of misshapen cut lines that are at odds with each other, rather than cladding specifically. It seems to be a general design trend in Japanese vehicles, whether it's applied to the general surfacing or tacked-on body cladding.
Fair enough, I'm referring specifically to the cladding as it's even more apparent than cut lines.
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Subaru is the AMC of Japan stylistically.
Indeed yet oddly i find Subarus to be charming in a way. I dig the Outback, it stands apart, and even the XV look funky on the road. Subarus sell in large numbers here in Australia so i see a lot of them around.
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http://www.carscoops.com/2017/03/new...-enhanced.html

Unsurprisingly, interior is pure Imprezza as well:



Materials seem a huge step up form the current car, but that additional black and white screen above the main infotainment screen looks very old school to my eyes
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It's a nice looking interior no doubt and the quality appears to be up with the best in class. This, and its chassis dynamics (based on reviews), appear to be Impreza's strongest attributes.
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Those wheel arch flares are an abomination. Like the Impreza this will be sinfully underpowered and won't be able to pull the skin off a rice custard.
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Old 03-09-2017, 02:17 PM
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Those wheel arch flares are an abomination. Like the Impreza this will be sinfully underpowered and won't be able to pull the skin off a rice custard.
And yet, Subaru fans will queue up to buy it. Subaru as a brand makes little sense. You can get better products for the same price elsewhere--save the fire-breathing WRX of course.
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Subaru as a brand makes little sense. e.
All those people in the North East, North West and Rockies must be senseless
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And yet, Subaru fans will queue up to buy it. Subaru as a brand makes little sense. You can get better products for the same price elsewhere--save the fire-breathing WRX of course.
What other better products?
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You can get better products for the same price elsewhere--save the fire-breathing WRX of course.
Personally, I've rarely seen a comparison test where a current generation WRX has been the victor. I've lost count of the number of comparison tests with a VW Golf GTI or a Ford Focus RS where it has come off second or third best.
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All those people in the North East, North West and Rockies must be senseless
Practically every manufacturer has AWD products available. Subaru's AWD simply isn't radically better than the competition. I'd rather have an Escape, Compass, Cherokee, etc. than a Subaru.

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Personally, I've rarely seen a comparison test where a current generation WRX has been the victor. I've lost count of the number of comparison tests with a VW Golf GTI or a Ford Focus RS where it has come off second or third best.
It's a hell of a lot of fun though is the point and the rest of the Subaru line is pretty dowdy and boring.
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