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Old 30 Aug 2006, 09:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Germans don't like Subarus ?

A colleague of mine has just returned from a break in his home country, Germany.

I told him I aquired a Subaru Impreza while he was away.

He was astounded that anyone would buy a Subaru. He says you never see them in Germany because they look & smell cheap on the inside, little style on the outside, and have a bad reputation for build quality!! The dealers have given up and gone home. He hadn't even heard of the Impreza.

I was quite taken aback - could it be that the rest of Subaru's range has such a bad reputation to drag down the image of the jewel that is the Impreza? Perhaps it's also the relative affordabilty of performance cars over there.

In truth I have experienced a great deal of anti-Subaru-cabin-fever. I have a Celica-owning mate (and he does drive very aggressively) who even though he's been in it, says he couldn't live with it himself. I say to him "What are you, a hairdresser or a Driver??". (Perhaps a bad choice of words since his late father was a hairdresser.)
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Old 30 Aug 2006, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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tbh compared to german cars they are failry cheap, and fairly slow in a straight line, but then you come to corners,,,, and o dear, scooby winner!!! lol

the 4x4 traction off the line and cornering potential of the scoob makes it a much better car for uk roads and most roads in the world, only reason germany is different is cos of the autobahn
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