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godwhomismike 09-13-2007 09:43 PM

2009 Subaru Legacy rumor thread
 
2009 Subaru Legacy rumor thread. Any news of new features in the 2009 MY Legacy, what you think they may add, subtract, new colors, etc...

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KartRacerBoy 09-13-2007 09:49 PM

Whatever it is, Subaru will make it fugly. It might be a good car, buy fugly nonetheless.

godwhomismike 09-13-2007 09:50 PM

I'm hoping (and/or dreaming) for:
- audio and satellite radio info/controls in the navigation
- video-in jacks for the navigation (like the WRX has)
- More HP and Torque in the GT
- more colors with a choice of interior color
- wider wheels & tires (8" wide wheels with 225 or 235 series tires)
- Optional quad-tip exhaust like the JDM Legacy exhaust


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wukindada 09-13-2007 09:57 PM

Most important issues for me.....

DSG
Engine upgrades for the GT & STI version...I know we are dreaming here...
2.5T 280/280
3.5T 350/350
Bring back the LGT wagon
More supportive seats
Telescoping wheel
Much better paint quality
HID's
More aggressive struts & rubber
Bring back GRP!!!!

RayDhaIn 09-13-2007 10:01 PM

Looking at the fuel economy hypes right now and the turbo emission/stuttering issues i'd say they will only have 2.5 and 3.6 NA as engine choice for Legacys.

wukindada 09-13-2007 10:03 PM

If so.......
There market share will get even smaller thus making it the LAST Legacy platform sold in the states.

Are shoppers of STI's swayed due to gas mileage??????

I think not

godwhomismike 09-13-2007 10:04 PM

I think 280hp 280 lb ft of torque (@ crank) is very easy for them to get out of the current set up.

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RayDhaIn 09-13-2007 10:07 PM

Yea but STi (Impreza) has the rally car status/popularity.
I'm just basing this on how Subaru made the impreza to have more mass appeal (my gf now thinks the 08 is nice, she hates the old models). A couple of guys i worked for also doesn't like the idea of $30k+ 4 cylinder GT sedan, no matter how much hp it has.
Now IF they will come up with Legacy STi, then perhaps its different story :)

godwhomismike 09-13-2007 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wukindada (Post 1379298)
If so.......
There market share will get even smaller thus making it the LAST Legacy platform sold in the states.

Are shoppers of STI's swayed due to gas mileage??????

I think not

I don't care about fuel efficiency - if I did, I would be driving a 2.5i. It's a performance car. They gave the whiners Intelligent mode, that should be enough. I am looking for performance, if it gets 13 mpg, who cares - it's not my concern.

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47ka 09-13-2007 10:10 PM

I think Diesel is on tap for 2009 -

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...llCars/224038/

Europeans should get it early 2008, here's hoping we get it in 2009.

RayDhaIn 09-13-2007 10:10 PM

I'll take the 'NA only' back only if Subaru can come up with DI turbo!!

pacbreak gt 09-13-2007 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wukindada (Post 1379285)
Most important issues for me.....

DSG
Engine upgrades for the GT & STI version...I know we are dreaming here...
2.5T 280/280
3.5T 350/350
Bring back the LGT wagon
More supportive seats
Telescoping wheel
Much better paint quality
HID's
More aggressive struts & rubber
Bring back GRP!!!!

Wait...slow dowaaaahh... yeah. :p

RayDhaIn 09-13-2007 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by godwhomismike (Post 1379303)
I don't care about fuel efficiency - if I did, I would be driving a 2.5i. It's a performance car. They gave the whiners Intelligent mode, that should be enough. I am looking for performance, if it gets 13 mpg, who cares - it's not my concern.

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The issue is that lots of cars now has more HP with alot better fuel efficiency than our EJ25 turbo engine. IF Subaru can find enough buyers that doesn't care about fuel efficiency then good for them. IMO it'll be harder seeing oil price keeps climbing.

godwhomismike 09-13-2007 10:17 PM

AWD also contributes to the lower fuel economy. Definitely not a concern for me. Heck, I'd rock a Jeep SRT-8 if dealers weren't charging a premium and winter tires weren't so hard to get for it.

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SubLo 09-13-2007 10:22 PM

I feel ya. Not to hijack but... consider the Dodge Magnum R/T 4wd Wagon. Sweet ride, mega power, easy to mod to 400+ HP, 4wd, wagon. Do they still sell it? :rolleyes:


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