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The Subaru BR-Z should've been rebadged for Porsche, not Toyota

Maybe Porsche could’ve taught them to make a boxer engine that doesn’t have head gasket problems. Obviously Porsche/VW isn’t the greatest in reliability, but at least head gaskets aren’t a wear item replaced at regular intervals, which is ironic because German cars are known for things requiring regular maintenance that NEVER fail on Japanese cars.

Subaru is high-maintenance for a Japanese car. The worst* modern “Toyota” could’ve been the best modern “Porsche” where people are more willing to tolerate problems. And while Subaru is inferior to Toyota, they are no worse than Porsche.

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It would also be more profitable since Porsche is known for their famous options list. There would also have been a better chance of more power and a convertible version for these cars. A sunroof would be awesome.

*I recognize that this dubious throne has since been superseded by the BMW Supra, but at the time Subaru was the worst Toyota-badged car sold in the US. The Yaris was still a Yaris back then, too. The BMW and Subaru make the Toyota Cavalier seem like a good idea in comparison. And what a missed opportunity! If the Supra was a Subaru instead of BMW, it could’ve been a Supraru :p

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