Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

  1. Welcome to GM Inside News Forum – General discussion forum for GM

    Welcome to GM Inside News Forum - a website dedicated to all things GM.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join GM Inside News Forum today!
     
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

  1. #1
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    8,861
    Thanks
    1,086
    Thanked 1,638 Times in 945 Posts

    Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid


  2. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    4.6 Liter Northstar V8
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    1,511
    Thanks
    578
    Thanked 1,334 Times in 669 Posts
    My Ride
    E93, STS, MX5, CRV

    Re: Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

    It is ugly and terrible to drive. Usually that combination works for Toyota but not for Subaru.
    "The Artist Formerly Known As Jesda"

  4. #3
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8 ChrisGinNC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Sanford, NC; Helotes, TX
    Posts
    5,366
    Thanks
    3,166
    Thanked 3,416 Times in 1,685 Posts
    My Ride
    2016 Ford F-150 - 2016 Chevy S

    Re: Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

    I wasn't even aware they made it in a Hybrid version.
    2019 Silverado LTZ Z71 5.3L - Havana Brown
    2019 Silverado RST 4x4 5.3L - Black

    Previous:
    2017 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5L EB
    2016 Silverado LTZ 5.3L
    2016 F-150 Lariat 5.0L V8
    2016 Colorado Z71 Duramax
    2015 Sierra Denali
    2015 Sierra SLT
    2014 Silverado High Country


    Hidden Content

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to ChrisGinNC For This Useful Post:

    richmond2000 (10-04-2016)

  6. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  7. #4
    R2-D2 Astromech Droid Premium Member mbukukanyau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Carlsbad Commiefornia
    Posts
    31,444
    Thanks
    5,784
    Thanked 8,170 Times in 3,969 Posts
    My Ride
    2013 Traverse | 2018 Fusion

    Re: Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid







    How does Subaru get away with these ****ty 1980's interiors. Can you imagine if Ford or GM tried to put these dated interiors and **** in their cars?
    They would be matched to Congress and crucified by ISIS

  8. #5
    News Contributor BlackGTP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    15,622
    Thanks
    7,404
    Thanked 9,968 Times in 4,850 Posts
    My Ride
    2013 Cadillac ATS - Black

    Re: Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

    they do look like early 1990's interiors...

  9. #6
    6.2 Liter LS3 V8 gkr778's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Southaven, Mississippi USA
    Posts
    3,041
    Thanks
    4,020
    Thanked 3,008 Times in 1,525 Posts
    My Ride
    2014 BMW 320i and '72 Nova

    Re: Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post






    How does Subaru get away with these ****ty 1980's interiors. Can you imagine if Ford or GM tried to put these dated interiors and **** in their cars?
    They would be matched to Congress and crucified by ISIS
    Other than the awful nav/infotainment system in the top photo (which has been replaced across the Subaru model lineup with a much improved Starlink infotainment system similar to the one on the bottom photo), there's nothing wrong with the Impreza and Legacy/Outback interiors shown in your photos. Both cars have interiors that are functional, high quality, and devoid of gimmicks.

    1980s Subaru car interior? Here's one:

    God and guns keep us strong. That's what this country was founded on. - Lynyrd Skynyrd

  10. #7
    Chevrolet VOLT
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    St. George, Ut. (The Banned Section ;))
    Posts
    10,589
    Thanks
    13,974
    Thanked 4,069 Times in 2,626 Posts
    My Ride
    2016 Nissan Rogue SV AWD

    Re: Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

    The tree-huggin' granola kids love em', thus their current advertising kick.

  11. #8
    R2-D2 Astromech Droid Premium Member mbukukanyau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Carlsbad Commiefornia
    Posts
    31,444
    Thanks
    5,784
    Thanked 8,170 Times in 3,969 Posts
    My Ride
    2013 Traverse | 2018 Fusion

    Re: Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    Other than the awful nav/infotainment system in the top photo (which has been replaced across the Subaru model lineup with a much improved Starlink infotainment system similar to the one on the bottom photo), there's nothing wrong with the Impreza and Legacy/Outback interiors shown in your photos. Both cars have interiors that are functional, high quality, and devoid of gimmicks.

    1980s Subaru car interior? Here's one:

    What? safe for the 'insert radio here' screen everything else is straight from the 1990's.. High materials? lol.. that is a sea, ocean and a whale of plastics. How much do they want for that legacy?

    This is a 1993 Toyota corolla 3 Door interior


    Not much improvement, now if you take that legacy interior Vs. Say a Cruze or Focus, then you realize just how much Subaru is able to get away with for people who do not cross shop.


    That is a commuter car interior.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    The tree-huggin' granola kids love em', thus their current advertising kick.
    Granola with frothe latte mocha cappuchinno all of the above.. with foam cream and chia seeds

  12. #9
    Chevrolet VOLT
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Dandenong (Melbourne) Australia
    Posts
    10,380
    Thanks
    1,148
    Thanked 857 Times in 615 Posts
    My Ride
    1999 Ford Fairmont Wagon

    Re: Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post






    How does Subaru get away with these ****ty 1980's interiors. Can you imagine if Ford or GM tried to put these dated interiors and **** in their cars?
    They would be matched to Congress and crucified by ISIS
    They get away with it because people like me would be happy with either of those dash/wheel layouts (except in RHD of course!). Not everyone wants gizmos everywhere.

  13. #10
    R2-D2 Astromech Droid Premium Member mbukukanyau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Carlsbad Commiefornia
    Posts
    31,444
    Thanks
    5,784
    Thanked 8,170 Times in 3,969 Posts
    My Ride
    2013 Traverse | 2018 Fusion

    Re: Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    They get away with it because people like me would be happy with either of those dash/wheel layouts (except in RHD of course!). Not everyone wants gizmos everywhere.
    Look at the Cruze, its actually fewer buttons 'gizmos'.. reality is, there is Japan Inc falling behind..

  14. #11
    4.6 Liter Northstar V8
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    1,511
    Thanks
    578
    Thanked 1,334 Times in 669 Posts
    My Ride
    E93, STS, MX5, CRV

    Re: Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    1980s Subaru car interior? Here's one:

    I had an XT. Impressive build quality for its time and the interior was very nice with carpeted panels and solid switchgear. The steel was thick and durable too. Of course, it wasnt cheap for its time.
    "The Artist Formerly Known As Jesda"

  15. #12
    R2-D2 Astromech Droid Premium Member Neanderthal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    A sunny cave in Transylvania
    Posts
    35,293
    Thanks
    9,770
    Thanked 8,001 Times in 4,804 Posts
    My Ride
    17 Soul&/01 PT LTD/15 JD130

    Re: Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

    You can only imagine the sadness this news engenders in the Neanderthal Community, as I like to call it.

    Not to mention the sadness in the Scoobie Doobie Doo community.
    Well, maybe not. Nobody Luvvvv'd this Soobie. How sad.

    Community. Love. Subaru.

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post






    How does Subaru get away with these ****ty 1980's interiors. Can you imagine if Ford or GM tried to put these dated interiors and **** in their cars?
    They would be matched to Congress and crucified by ISIS
    Those vents are too high for an 80s car.

    I've driven ONE Soobie in my life. A circa 2005 Forester. Other than the seats, engine, radio, ride, looks, image, noise, and that it was the last car on the rental lot, it was a great car.
    Last edited by Neanderthal; 10-09-2016 at 09:43 AM.
    2017 Soul &, Titanium

    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.--Unattributed

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."--Benjamin Franklin

    "The freedom of Speech may be taken away, and, dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter."--George Washington

    Hidden Content

  16. #13
    Chevrolet VOLT
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    St. George, Ut. (The Banned Section ;))
    Posts
    10,589
    Thanks
    13,974
    Thanked 4,069 Times in 2,626 Posts
    My Ride
    2016 Nissan Rogue SV AWD

    Re: Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

    Neanderthal, I also have experienced one Sube in my life. It belonged to my parents and was a 1983 GL 4WD wagon and from what I remember of it plus the fact that it almost became mine, it was a pretty decent little car.

  17. #14
    CJH
    CJH is offline
    6.2 Liter LS3 V8 CJH's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    MinnesoTAX
    Posts
    3,822
    Thanks
    5,068
    Thanked 1,862 Times in 1,037 Posts
    My Ride
    Audi S4, Merc GL

    Re: Poor sales prompt Subaru to kill the Crosstrek Hybrid

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post






    How does Subaru get away with these ****ty 1980's interiors. Can you imagine if Ford or GM tried to put these dated interiors and **** in their cars?
    They would be matched to Congress and crucified by ISIS
    For reference, here is an 2006 Malibu interior. Let's not throw stones........

    2006_chevrolet_malibu_sedan_ltz_d_oem_1_500.jpg
    Hidden Content Originally Posted by CJH Hidden Content
    Don't be loyal to a company, be loyal to good product and service.
    Past Rides:
    Audi A6 4.2L
    QX80 - @Big Salvage Yard in the Sky
    Audi S4 2.7TT
    Durango Limited Hemi 5.7L
    Ford Explorer 5.0L
    Pontiac Grand AM 3.4L
    Chevy Corsica 3.0L
    Toyota Tercel "Turdcel"
    Ford LTD Station Wagon 5.0L "Blue Thunder"

  18. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2