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thejammonster 12-17-2012 04:41 PM

3.6R Discontinued?
Just got this email from my Subaru dealer:

"I did some further checking on the Legacy models you had asked about last week. Unfortunately, both the 2.5 GT and the 3.6 R have been discontinued. However, a new model, the 2.5i Sport is a build from the 2.5i Premium model. It includes all the features of the 2.5i Premium plus these unique Sport features:

18-Inch alloy wheels
225/45 R 18 91V all-season tires
All Weather Package-Heated side mirrors-Heated front seats-Windshield wiper de-Icer
Fog Lights w/chrome trim rings

I knew about the GT already but was considering the 3.6R when my lease is up. I guess my only hope is a redesign for the 2014 MY.

theflystyle 12-17-2012 05:13 PM

what is subaru doing besides getting rid of all the fun cars?

laff79 12-17-2012 05:18 PM

Well at least you get the chrome-trimmed fog lights. That's important.

Eye4nEye 12-17-2012 05:19 PM

The only car being discontinued is the Legacy 3.6R Premium the Legacy 3.6R Limited will still be available as well as the Legacy 3.6R

DrD123 12-17-2012 08:46 PM

cars101 is usually up to date on what's being discontinued, etc. I wouldn't be surprised to see Subaru ditch the 3.6 with the 2.0 DIT potentially coming, but I haven't seen any mention of it. You missed some stuff on the Sport package (from cars101 - they also have pics of the sport model - the rims are not the same ones as the LGT - they are 10 spoke - I was surprised - figured they'd recycle the LGT rims...)

11/8/12 new Legacy model and packages updated to include the new 2.5L Sport model available late 2012, and 2 new Navigation packages that include Aha radio/internet integration system available early 2013.
The new 2.5i Sport CVT model fits between the Premium CVT and Limited CVT. No manual is available. Includes power moonroof, All Weather Package, Fog lights with chrome trim, Alloy pedal covers, 18" high luster silver alloys and carbon fiber design dash trim (from the discontinued 2012 Legacy GT) and striated black cloth with silver stitching.

xt2005bonbon 12-17-2012 09:12 PM

Interesting to know that Russia still sells LGTs. I wonder where they are assembled. No 3.6 over there though.

DeltaSniper 12-18-2012 12:39 AM

ROW still has LGT's.... only N/A (North America or 'Not Available' doesnt have it)

ssbtech 12-18-2012 12:52 AM

Turbos available only on economy cars: It's what makes a Subaru a Subaru!!

ehsnils 12-18-2012 12:54 AM


Originally Posted by xt2005bonbon (Post 4209082)
Interesting to know that Russia still sells LGTs. I wonder where they are assembled. No 3.6 over there though.

They are built in Japan from what I know - and in Russia those that can afford cars not built in Russia won't have any problems with the fuel consumption. I'm not sure about emissions regulation, but I wouldn't be surprised if they are pretty relaxed. (officially or inofficially)

I suspect that what will axe the 3.6 is the fuel consumption.

BAC5.2 12-18-2012 06:14 AM


Originally Posted by theflystyle (Post 4208638)
what is subaru doing besides getting rid of all the fun cars?

Um... making money hand over fist?

Subies4Life 12-24-2012 11:41 PM

Hahaha "sport" with a CVT hahaha thats hilarious :lol:. Now the GT and 3.6R got canned? wow. Well hopefully the 6th gen will be nicer anyways and they bring back the GT,SpecB and 3.0-3.6R if they don't,and Mazda brings back the Mazdaspeed 6 with AWD again,i can almost grantee you Subaru will then bring the GT back hopefully if not well they will be kicking themselves in the foot. Then the MZ6 will be getting more sales. I think the new 6 looks amazing and adding AWD or a AWD MZ6 would be simply awesome. Luckily only one more year of the BM then they can finally make a real Legacy again instead of a bloated bulky looking pig. They should make it smaller,bring back goose neck trunk hinges and make it a proper drivers car again not to mention a real E-brake and a real manual. Has anyone seen the base BM? my god it's hideous,unpainted mirrors and ugly hub caps for almost 20k ridiculous.

BigT 12-26-2012 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by theflystyle (Post 4208638)
what is subaru doing besides getting rid of all the fun cars?

Doubling sales?

Ok, so maybe not doubling, but seeing huge increases. I know they've been annoying the enthusiast community with some of the recent moves, but it's really not that bad given the environment.

Here are my reasons:
1. When Mitsubishi was killing the lancer, they kept the STI
2. STI in hatch and sedan form
3. BRZ

Penguin 12-26-2012 01:59 PM

Subaru is basically saying that if you want a fun car and you're young buy an WRX, STi, or a BRZ. If you are a few years away from taking a dirt nap then get a Camry/Legacy (same thing).

TTG 12-26-2012 04:02 PM

3.6R is still on the market.... Just bec they eliminated one trim doesn't mean that the whole car is discontinued.....

May be I should trade mine in and get a new one...

Magic Marker 12-26-2012 08:21 PM

I see this sport package on the 2.5i to combat the Camry SE trim level. I've seen a lot of commercials for the SE package for it's sporty looks and good MPG's. It makes sense. People want a sporty look, don't necessarily need a lot of power and want to keep good MPG's.

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