Originally Posted by M3Man
I think the problem here was caused by Subaru. They put only manual transmissions in the LGT, but failed to put in springs and shocks to make it drive like a sports sedan. If they had, a lot more buyers would have been impressed. The car could have been a poor man's 5 series. It's faster thaat a 535 twin turbo, and its the only powerful mid sized japanese car that isn't front wheel drive..at least until there is wheel spin. But if they were not going for a performance handling car, they should have given it an Automatic option...that would have sold more cars. I see tons of last gen LGT's and Outbacks with the turbo...almost all are slushboxes.
I think there is a lot of truth to this. Restricting the car to manual only means you are targeting about 10% of the market. While the car was good, it probably wasn't good enough for the % of that market looking for a budget 535i sport. Especially when you have an STi sitting next to it.
And for those wanting to fix the suspension, it's been a long wait.