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Talking Subaru's Global Platform.

Wouldn't it be awesome if the Global Platform was the first step in being able to swap bodies on a Subaru.

Want to go touring? Put the Wagon body on it. Blatting around town, the lighter sports body. Gotta carry bulky loads? The Van or Ute body.

Just putting it out there.
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Yes, they could call it "transformers"
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Unfortunately, "global platform" doesn't even mean interchangeable parts. It's only the floor pan like now with Impreza and Forester. With monocoque construction it's not even like the old VW beetle where you could unbolt the body and have a running floor pan.

I was chatting to a bloke who pulled up next to me in the shopping centre car park yesterday in a shiny Landrover Discovery 4 and he demonstrated to me its capacity to be versatile. Push a button and it lifts 50mm to cruising height. Push another and it goes up another 50mm to off road height. That's about as good as it gets.
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And being a Disco it's probably the only time he uses it- to show people
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I was chatting to a bloke who pulled up next to me in the shopping centre car park yesterday in a shiny Landrover Discovery 4 and he demonstrated to me its capacity to be versatile. Push a button and it lifts 50mm to cruising height. Push another and it goes up another 50mm to off road height. That's about as good as it gets.
Citroen got that down pat years ago. Makes changing a tyre pretty easy
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^ they did indeed - but in Sydney, when I was a lad and before flatbeds, I believe there was just one tow truck that had the necessary suspension pumps to tow them!
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I was chatting to a bloke who pulled up next to me in the shopping centre car park yesterday in a shiny Landrover Discovery 4 and he demonstrated to me its capacity to be versatile. Push a button and it lifts 50mm to cruising height. Push another and it goes up another 50mm to off road height. That's about as good as it gets.
It worked.. Strange.
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You guys are spoilers. After I saw it I wanted one.
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I would happily have one as well. Pity they cost a fortune. I test drove them compared to most of the other large 4WD's a few years ago and the contrast was amazing. The rest were tractors compared to the Discovery 4.



Luckily test driving is cheap and I ended up buying a Forester. Can't fit 7 in though.
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