Subaru has been producing some of the meanest Rally type vehicles on the face of the earth for over two decades, and none of them meaner than the 1998 Subaru WRX STI 22b Impreza. It was the lightest, widest, most powerful Scubie to be released, ever, and I mean ever. They continue to ignore their roots by failing to reproduce the two-door awesomeness that is the 22b. Of course Subaru must have some reason to disappoint it's loyal fanbase year after year, but what reason is that exactly? Money. Once again the constraints of practicality have overruled the benefits of lightweight fun. Although the new WRX platform will continue to utilize the 2.5L turbocharged flat four, pushing 265 horses, that doesn't mean they shouldn't put it on a diet.
Also on the chopping block is the five-door hatchback version of the car, meaning if you're looking forward to it, too bad. Personally, the hatchback was kind of a flop, as it was ugly and overweight. But, again, that's just me. What are your thoughts on Subaru's strategy? Are they turning into a boring sedan producer, or are they doing what's best for their customers? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to "like" and share on Facebook!