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Old 04-09-2003, 03:53 AM   #1
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Default does anybody know about the sti's future?

i bought my 02 wrx a year ago and i love it. much better than the gsr i bought a year before that. (pissed a quart of oil every two weeks on my reliable honda) i have a 6 month old baby and i am getting married on november 8th. i would love to buy the sti but cannot afford it right now. will they still be available in a year or two?
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Old 04-09-2003, 05:59 AM   #2
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i would love to buy the sti but cannot afford it right now. will they still be available in a year or two?
Oh yeah! So start savin'.
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Old 04-09-2003, 03:03 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure Subaru will sell enough to keep them available here for a while. Even on the very off chance that they don't, they're premium enough where I'm sure you'll still be able to find used cars in excellent condition.
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Old 04-09-2003, 10:57 PM   #4
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Man - the car hasn't even hit the shores in the US yet, and you are worried about it's future! At present, most dealerships already have their allocation for the year sold, with a waiting list after that - I don't think you have to worry about it being around in a couple of years - it will probably still be here, and it will probably be even better than what we are going to see here in a few months!
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Old 04-10-2003, 12:25 AM   #5
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it was just a question.
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Old 04-10-2003, 12:55 PM   #6
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it was just a question.
And his was a pretty light-hearted response. Let's all loosen up a bit
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Old 04-10-2003, 05:24 PM   #7
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The 3 liter revision will be here in a few years :P (I hope)
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Old 04-10-2003, 07:59 PM   #8
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The 3 liter revision will be here in a few years :P (I hope)
*SLAP* *SLAP*..wake up!... you were dreaming.
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Old 04-10-2003, 09:19 PM   #9
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*SLAP* *SLAP*..wake up!... you were dreaming.
Dream on.. when I was looking for an 03 WRX which I eventually bought, I told one of the salesmen and put it out here, that a 2.5l would be real nice, easier to get more HP out of while staying out of detonation. I was told that in no way would Subaru go above 2.0 (or perhaps it was 2.2l) due to the class or classes it competed with in racing and some issues with a motor over 2.0l being sold in Europe. Well that was wrong. Now I dream of a 3.5 boxer 6 twin turbo in a WRX/STI size car. And see no reason why eventually it might not happen...
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Old 04-10-2003, 09:52 PM   #10
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Dream on.. when I was looking for an 03 WRX which I eventually bought, I told one of the salesmen and put it out here, that a 2.5l would be real nice, easier to get more HP out of while staying out of detonation. I was told that in no way would Subaru go above 2.0 (or perhaps it was 2.2l) due to the class or classes it competed with in racing and some issues with a motor over 2.0l being sold in Europe. Well that was wrong. Now I dream of a 3.5 boxer 6 twin turbo in a WRX/STI size car. And see no reason why eventually it might not happen...
I'm not saying it won't happen.. I'm saying it won't happen in a few years. Considering the 2.0L turbo was the mainstay for a decade plus, it's just not good business sense to pour millions of dollars in R&D into a 2.5L turbo only to replace it in a few years.

Sorry, not gonna happen.
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Old 04-11-2003, 08:47 AM   #11
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The 3 liter revision will be here in a few years :P (I hope)
Now you're just making the Impreza way too front heavy. Its already a bit heavy in the front!

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Old 04-11-2003, 08:57 AM   #12
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Dream on.. when I was looking for an 03 WRX which I eventually bought, I told one of the salesmen and put it out here, that a 2.5l would be real nice, easier to get more HP out of while staying out of detonation. I was told that in no way would Subaru go above 2.0 (or perhaps it was 2.2l) due to the class or classes it competed with in racing and some issues with a motor over 2.0l being sold in Europe. Well that was wrong. Now I dream of a 3.5 boxer 6 twin turbo in a WRX/STI size car. And see no reason why eventually it might not happen...
My 2cents, is that Subaru used the 2.5L to get around emissions but still compete with the EVO. As far as development goes going forward, i would think the 2.0L engine will get the foicus as this is what is used for competition, WRC. They may put other engines in it, who knows, but probably straying from the spirit of the STI/EVO type street rally car. But hey, why not, the new V8 in the S4 sounds like a nice engine.
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Old 04-11-2003, 02:51 PM   #13
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My 2cents, is that Subaru used the 2.5L to get around emissions but still compete with the EVO.
No, they used the 2.5L to get around the low octane gas here AND beat the EVO.
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Old 04-11-2003, 06:17 PM   #14
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Can't beleive no ne mentiond this.
WRC is no longer limited to 2.0 liter. They are opening it up to get more manufacturers involved. So a 2.5 liter evo wont be far off.....
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Old 04-12-2003, 08:15 PM   #15
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Supposedly I read they were testing a 3.0 and breaking their 6speed tranny a few months ago now.. but yea we'll prob never see something that big. This news probably got mixed with the legacy line..
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Old 04-12-2003, 09:55 PM   #16
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i bought my 02 wrx a year ago and i love it. much better than the gsr i bought a year before that. (pissed a quart of oil every two weeks on my reliable honda) i have a 6 month old baby and i am getting married on november 8th. i would love to buy the sti but cannot afford it right now. will they still be available in a year or two?
You're in luck. I'm 100% certain that STi's will be available in a year or two. And they'll likely be closer to a price range that you can afford, since they'll be STi's that were new this year and will have suffered a year or two of depreciation.
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Old 04-12-2003, 11:08 PM   #17
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Supposedly I read they were testing a 3.0 and breaking their 6speed tranny a few months ago now.. but yea we'll prob never see something that big. This news probably got mixed with the legacy line..
Correct, that's a legacy drivetrain you're talking about. A 3.0 liter turbo will not be for the WRX or the STi cuz the 2.5 liter had R&D money thrown at it, so the company needs to recoup that money. Second, as as mentioned before, a 3.0 liter would make the STi nose heavy and just kill the handling traits.
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