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Legacy STi ?
Posted 06 November 2003 - 08:55 PM
Except for the headlights, I actually like it... Maybe Subaru's 3rd sports car attempt will be a charm...
Posted 06 November 2003 - 11:22 PM
That would be amazing. I don't trust Motor Trend though.
Posted 08 November 2003 - 02:01 AM
Posted 10 November 2003 - 04:17 PM
Regarding the diesel engine for Subarus there are lot of discussion on german boards. There is no detailed and trust-worthy information if it will come or not. Obviously Subaru is thinking about the diesel dilemma since a long time. But still there is the problem to have the right volume to produce the diesel engines cost-effective. The other problem with diesels are the emmissions - particel filters (now strongly marketed by french car makers!) will definitely help - but increase the costs. Now 40 % of the new cars are diesel engines here in Germany - that would be an interesting business. But I guess it will be getting interesting for Subaru if the American market demands diesel engines more and more. The two biggest markets for Subaru are America and Japan - and in the past both market didn't demand diesels that much.
I personally don't like diesels - I always prefer gas engines - despite the advantages of better mileage and decreased costs. Don't forget the higher price of a diesel engine compared to a gas engine. And if you want to have very good diesel engine, you have to sell an arm and leg for it !
And by the way, torque is very nice, but not everything. What would you think, if you could rev your Subie only to 4500 rpm??? But that's the way the diesel works. Don't understand me wrong, it's not slow at all. But it's not that funny.
So don't call too loud for the diesel - it's not the ultimate solution.
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