The Aussie model also costs significantly more than the North American-spec. model though. A $40-$45k Legacy in the US would be a hard sell as at that pricepoint you're well into A4, 3 Series, etc. territory. I'll definitely agree that I would have loved to have seen some of the bits our members in other parts of the world get as options here in the US, but that doesn't fit with Subaru's plan for the Legacy I suppose.
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