What's Wrong With This Picture: Put That Top Back On Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

I just returned from the press launch of a certain, shall we say unexpected convertible. The kind of vehicle that makes you stop and wonder what’s being put in the water at a certain product planning department. Look for a review tomorrow, but in the meantime, as a kind of innoculation, consider this Subaru STI drop-top modified for Manchester Subaru. It’s one thing to chop the top off a car that doesn’t lend itself to convertible versions, but it’s quite another to add picnic basket-handle roll bars and then top it all off with a huge rear spoiler. It’s no Transvertible, but death is still too good for this little monster.

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  • Obbop Obbop on Mar 06, 2011

    The critter would look stupendous atop concrete blocks so if ever sold in this area I would expect to either be a top-seller or attain the rank of most-stolen vehicle in these parts.

  • Z Z on Mar 07, 2011

    Ill only buy it if I can get it with gold rims. Hopefully one of the other 4 they are making will have this option. "This is the first of five STi convertibles to be built for Manchester Subaru." http://www.manchestersubaru.com/test.htm Some how they also make this claim; "Progress is a wonderful thing." I would love to know what they mean by "progress", because the only explanation I can think of involves Darwinism.

  • Peter Aiello Peter Aiello on Mar 07, 2011

    Oh dear lord!! This is about 10 minutes from my house in Bedford. Why oh why would you do this to an STI!!? The roll bar!! EWW!

  • Sinistermisterman Sinistermisterman on Mar 07, 2011

    No no no no no no no no NO. If I were a millionaire I might buy all 5 and then have them crushed.