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Not really. It will allow them better design choices


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Aside from Subaru and Porsche, what other automaker uses horizontally opposed? Maybe they are not that great?

A lot to be said for inline engines.
 

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They are still used in small aircraft and have seen huge success with VW, Subaru, and Porsche. The platform is reliable enough, I just don't think it allows for the greatest design choices when opting for AWD. It shoves the engine further forward making the car more nose heavy, takes up a lot of square footage under the hood that could be used for hybrid systems, and I'm sure other aspects I'm totally not thinking about and are not listed in the article.

I don't think the sti would be the first to lose it, I would imagine they would test the waters in something besides their flagship, however it's relatively low volume so it may be the best choice financially.

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Yes, the shove forward is a problem balance-wise - always has been. Not for Porsche ...

I know they work well for aircraft.
 

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I said it before, I bet the 2.4 DIT engine for the Ascent will also go into the next STI.
That would be a dumb move.

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That would be a dumb move.

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Basically. They are striving for tighter emissions. Excess displacement isn't helping that

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Good, now if only they could make a car that doesn't rely on fossil fuels.
What do you think powers all the equipment that makes the vehicles, charge the vehicles, and with the plastics today, makes the vehicle?

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Made from non renewable plastics.

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Not necessarily, renewable energy continues to develop and become more advanced to support our ludicrously unsustainable infrastructure.
 

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Not necessarily, renewable energy continues to develop and become more advanced to support our ludicrously unsustainable infrastructure.
I'm just busting your hump man. But there is no current feasible way to have a vehicle line that requires no non renewable resources. Electric plug in is about the best we can get

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Depends on the plastic

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