2005 Outback XT 5MT, 2016 Focus RS, 1991 GMC Syclone, 1965 Corvair Corsa Convt.
I can stomach a sedan, but a hatch or a wagon is the way to go in my opinion. The mid-2000 time frame was an apex point for the number of turbo variants at Subaru. I remember being at the dealership in 2005 and looking at the FXT 5MT and the OBXT 5MT limited models and trying to decide which to buy. I went with the FXT and remember thinking that Subaru, Audi, and Volvo were the only manufacturers who really catered to that group of folks looking for an AWD turbo wagon. Fast forward and now only Volvo, Audi, and now VW dominate that scene.We tune, we replace parts, we try to nuture these old beasts.....and yet I still ask the question - WHY THE **** CAN'T SUBARU MAKE AN NEW OUTBACK XT........they continually make new wrx's for all the skinny jean vaping bro flap YOHB stereotyped....nevermind.....gahhhh!!!!
I hate sedans.....I love me a wagon. STI wagon....yes please....oh wait....subaru says no. Replace the internals of the OBXT with a WRX...dreams are nice. Power.....suspension upgrades.....sport wagon.
I personally wish they would build a Crosstrek XT. I did own a 2013 Crosstrek limited and although I really liked the way the car looked and handled, the car was so weak kneed that I wanted to send it packing a week after I bought it. I know Subaru still makes the FXT so we know its possible that they could build a new OBXT or Crosstrek XT. My experiences with the CVT was that no matter how I tried to like it, I really hated it, and it was a major contributor to my dislike of the Crosstrek so I would be really skeptical of a new turbo car using that tranny. I know there are a lot of 5EAT fans on this forum and I think thats great, but the CVT has become the mainstay for Subaru these days and no amount of performance shift mapping is going to make them perform as well as the 5EAT or even better a true dual clutch solution like the DSG or the SMG transmissions from VW and BMW. Once you have driven those you truly know what an auto shifting vehicle can accomplish.