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Old 02-13-2018, 04:30 PM   #19
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Yes, when I test drove the 2018 Subaru Impreza with CVT, I was pleasantly surprised; never would have guessed it was a CVT. However, Subaru forums are rife with stories of complete CVT failure. That changed my mind about considering a Subaru for my next hatchback.
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Interesting.. hadn't heard that. I was really in for a Subaru, but ended up with the Yaris happily; good news for me is I prefer a manual, which Subaru is becoming one of the few brands keeping MTs across their line-up.

On a more on topic note, found this tidbit while looking at Yaris iA info on Wikipedia:
"Despite the North American variant being manufactured in Mexico, Mazda USA announced that the Mazda2 hatchback will not be sold in the US market, except in Puerto Rico, due to low sales of the previous generation model. The sedan variant, however, will be marketed in the US by Toyota as the Scion iA."
Not only have they canned the hatchback - for reasons we already noted - Mazda doesn't even sell the sub-compact, they've left it to Toyota. Hunting for the bigger money models in USDM I guess..?

Heard a rumour today Toyota was sharing the new Supra platform with BMW. Wonder why the outsourcing, especially given the usual product quality control Toyota usually has? Especially an icon of the brand like the Supra.. More reading required, but curious if it's connected to reeling back production models..

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Old 02-13-2018, 04:54 PM   #20
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Heard a rumour today Toyota was sharing the new Supra platform with BMW. Wonder why the outsourcing, especially given the usual product quality control Toyota usually has? Especially an icon of the brand like the Supra.. More reading required, but curious if it's connected to reeling back production models..
Makes sense.

Toyota stopped making their own diesel engines to use BMW trash. They replaced their 2AD diesels with the N47 turd BMW makes where the chain snaps between 80-100K. R.I.P Toyota at this rate.

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