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Old 04-17-2001, 12:40 AM   #1
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Look at this idiotic rambling:
http://www.kbb.com/kb/ki.dll/kw.kc.r...11&02subaruwrx

"Though it shares the Impreza's sedan platform, it will have its own unique face and tail lamps, as well as wheels, suspension, engine and interior"

This reminds me of that "Virtual Test Drive" site which reviews cars without driving them. They described the 1st gen 2.5 RS as "stupid, ugly, and ridiculous" or something to that effect. And it went on to say that Subaru's "reputation" was as a maker of practical, non-sport automobiles, and that Subaru should stay away from the performance market.

Part of the problem here is that Subaru conveniently leaves out the "Impreza" part when mentioning the WRX. They always refer to it as the "Subaru WRX". I think it's causing people to think that the Impreza and WRX are two completely differenct models.
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Old 04-17-2001, 12:59 AM   #2
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Part of the problem here is that Subaru conveniently leaves out the "Impreza" part when mentioning the WRX. They always refer to it as the "Subaru WRX". I think it's causing people to think that the Impreza and WRX are two completely differenct models.
Exactly! You hit it right on the nose Bryan. I don't think Subaru marketing wants people to associate the WRX with the Impreza. Those who don't know any better will just think of it like an Ford Escort GT is to a regular Escort, if they added the word Impreza before WRX. Seems like a smart marketing strategy.

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Old 04-16-2001, 01:10 PM   #3
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uhhhh, and what exactly is wrong with that statement, or the review it came from?? The WRX isn't badged as an Impreza. The statement is completely accurate - it shares the Impreza platform, but not much else.
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Old 04-16-2001, 01:16 PM   #4
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>>>it shares the Impreza platform, but not much else

That's like saying the Legacy GT shares the Legacy platform but not much else. The WRX IS AN IMPREZA. PERIOD. It always has been; always will be. Same body, frame, interior, exterior, etc. etc. The ONLY thing that separates the WRX from the rest of the Impreza line is the engine and transmission. All other differences are minor tweaks. A WRX IS AN IMPREZA. That's why it's called the "Subaru Impreza WRX".
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Old 04-16-2001, 01:56 PM   #5
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Gavin, not sure which WRX's you've been looking at, but mine certainly says Impreza on it.
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Old 04-16-2001, 02:35 PM   #6
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heheh, whoever owns the one I saw must have been busy de-badging, then.

Either way, it's a nit on a positive review.
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Old 04-17-2001, 01:31 AM   #7
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Um, besides the Engine and hoodscoop, its not much different than the new RS... Its definatly an Impreza...

Some people...


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Old 04-17-2001, 09:38 PM   #8
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Oh, I would say it is most definitely an Impreza:

The official WRX website address: http://www.imprezawrx.com/wrx.htm

And The offical Subaru site lists the WRX under Impreza.

There's nothing to be ashamed of...we're all one big family. (Although I'm beginning to wonder about those funny cousins...) Brotha!
P.S. - I work in Research...can you tell?

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