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Old 01-10-2003, 03:33 PM   #1
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Default 2004 Car of the Year competitors?

Here's the list of cars that are new or are redesigned for 2004 with which the Impreza will compete for Car of the Year. How do you all think that we will fare? (list comes from Motor Trend future model forecast)

Acura TL
Acura TSX (sport sedan based on Euro Accord)
Audi A8
BMW 1 series
BMW 5 series
Cadillac XLR
Chevrolet Malibu
Chrysler Concorde
Chrysler Crossfire
Chrysler LX
Chrysler 300N
Chrysler Charger
Dodge Neon (redesign based on Lancer)
Jaguar XJ (2003 or 2004?)
Lexus GS
Lotus Elise
Mazda RX-8
Mitsubishi Galant
Mitsubishi Lancer EVO
Nissan Maxima
Pontiac Bonneville
Pontiac Grand Prix
Pontiac GTO
Porsche 911
Scion cc
SUBARU IMPREZA STI
Volvo S40/V40

I don't know if there will be enough changes in the entire Impreza line to give it COY since there aren't enough STi's being produced for it to count on its own. I think the BMW 5 series gives me the most concern. Opinions?
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:38 PM   #2
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Hopefully another car will take COY. The less press the STI gets, the better for us in terms of prices and availability, don't you think?
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:39 PM   #3
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Car of the Year for which magazine? If we're talking Motor Trend, my vote goes to the GTO.
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:43 PM   #4
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With more attention and awards, Subaru corporate sees that these are good moves in the US, so maybe SOA will get more good cars in the future. If there is the demand, SOA will sell them just like they sold more than were expected of the Impreza so far. The more they sell, the more profitable the company is to lower some prices (or at least not raise) and gives more $$$ for R&D. More sales means larger aftermarket and probably cheaper due to quantity being produced. win, win, win.
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:59 PM   #5
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^^ I agree with PPower

As for COY... if Automobile magazine picked the WRX, it isn't a stretch to expect the STi to get many more accolades.
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