Originally Posted by Scooby-Doode
Really? I would love to hear more about your opinion. Ride quality? Better build quality? Better radio? Better seating? More room? Better features? Better motor? Less noisy transmission?
Engine-wise, in 2008 the STi got dual ACVS and the VF48 (improvement over VF39/VF43). The new chassis is stiffer, there's less noise/vibration on the newer cars due to the framed windows and it handles better than the GD STIs. It's also roomier and is available with leather and a sunroof if those things matter. You can hate on the looks, because looks are subjective, but the fact remains that the new STIs outperform the old STIs; same with the newer WRXs vs older WRXs.