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Old 10-12-2001, 03:50 PM   #1
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a classic to kick off the new forum...let the rumors begin!
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Old 10-12-2001, 03:54 PM   #2
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Good choice. The STi version will come here. If they don't they are just throwing away profit. Subaru is not a stupid car company. It will come, I will make no predictions on when, however. Or, what state of tune for that matter. We will get a version that is labled STi, guaranteed.

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Old 10-12-2001, 04:01 PM   #3
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whats an sti??????????????????
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Old 10-12-2001, 04:03 PM   #4
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I dont know if they'll even bother bringing it if the lancer evo doesn't come......I think the STis fate in the US is dependent upon the arrival of the lancer evo for sure, because as it is now, there is nothing that even competes with the WRX
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Old 10-12-2001, 04:07 PM   #5
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My service manager said they will be out in the next model year....personally I don't think he knew what he was talking about even though he drove a WRX....
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Old 10-12-2001, 04:11 PM   #6
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by the time it comes, it will either be way overpriced and fall into the "oh it has performance but other cars in its price range have more features/luxury/whatever other nonsense" category or we'll be paying more in insurance payments than car payments. no, not a very cheery day for me today. i'm sleepy.

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Old 10-12-2001, 04:13 PM   #7
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The STI is a kick @$$ car. Check out some of the shots I have in my Album.

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Old 10-12-2001, 04:19 PM   #8
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The STI is a kick @$$ car. Check out some of the shots I have in my Album.

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nice!

there are pics of it here too: (get your drool cups out before clicking) WRX STi Pics
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Old 10-12-2001, 04:56 PM   #9
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That's supposed to be my next ride when the GC8 is paid off.. Damnit.. They'd better bring it over, or I'm gonna' be really upset.. Who cares about whether Mitsusushi brings the EVO to the party? The STI is much cooler anyhow, especially compared to the EVO7. If Subaru was smart, they'd just do it, then it would pretty much force Mitsusushi to bring over the EVO.. I mean, they took the initiave to bring the WRX over, right? What difference does it make?!
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Old 10-12-2001, 04:58 PM   #10
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Old 10-12-2001, 05:02 PM   #11
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motortrend said late 2003 as a 2004 model
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Old 10-12-2001, 05:02 PM   #12
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Any words on a 2-door coupe model?

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Old 10-12-2001, 05:13 PM   #13
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no more 2 doors... Subaru will not produce them... that's what i've heard...

and the STi will likely be a near $40K car if it does come here in it's true form... insurance??? dont even ask!!!

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Old 10-12-2001, 05:20 PM   #14
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Unless it comes here in such limited quantity and with more and exclusive features...(yeah right) then I really doubt that. 16k is too great a difference in the price to warrant the additions to a standard wrx to STI spec.

I say 30k. give or take 2k
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Old 10-12-2001, 05:24 PM   #15
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as long as they don't bring over the sti wagon, then i'll always be content with my plain ol'wrx wagon...
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Old 10-12-2001, 05:33 PM   #16
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My prediction is 2003 as a 2004, 1500 units production and 27-35K base, but probably under 30K (29,995).

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Old 10-12-2001, 05:33 PM   #17
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I agree with SubieGal. The price difference is pretty dramatic in the UK where it is/has been offered. Price difference for the EVO is even MORE dramatic. If the STi does ever make it here in full JDM/UK spec, you won't see change from a $40,000 bill. And it will be very low production numbers for the US - 1000 or less per year, in part because of the high price. WRXs seem to be stacking up now on dealer lots as well. Of course, the economy isn't helping, but...

buyer's market

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Old 10-12-2001, 05:45 PM   #18
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Official price in the UK has yet to be set by SOA on the STi. When it was clear they were releasing the WRX here, the mags were reporting 30K+MSRP base for them in their post-embargo reviews and look what happened...

I had a discussion about this on my forum, and you can look at it and read up:

WRX Vs STi Price Difference

It's all there, I've done the research already. This would hint to a base price of around 30K...

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Old 10-12-2001, 06:39 PM   #19
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According to Japanese automotive video - Motoring, this generation of STI has more stuff put in then the previous ones, and STI and non STI could consider as two totally different car.... but what the hack.. when SOA is stating that the STI suspension and exhaust are off road items, do we still need to predict whether the STI version is coming or not?
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Old 10-12-2001, 06:40 PM   #20
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so say your base price is 30k... + tax and licensing and unless you are mega rich... finance charges...

35- 40k... that's what your nudging at... but only time will tell eh

and the insurance... ohhh my head!!!
u dont even wanna go there...
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Old 10-12-2001, 06:58 PM   #21
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What is the big deal with the 2-door sedan like the 2-door RS? It's not really a coupe. It doesn't look much different than the sedan. I just have a real hard time understanding these people. How does a 2-door sedan sound so much more appealing than a 4-door sedan?

If you want a real coupe, you've got to start looking at cars where you just can't put 2 more doors.(Celica, RSX)
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Old 10-12-2001, 07:19 PM   #22
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Any Australian or UK-based i-clubbers care to comment on the price difference between the WRX and STi in their country?

As for insurance, if the car does end up costing $30k-$40k, it might not be so bad. Afterall, the spate of WRX accidents - at least the majority of those I've seen reported on i-club - have been at the hands of young drivers, and I don't imagine many of them will be able to afford a car in that price range.

I guess you could ask an actuary (I think that's what they're called) and see what they think.

Just my $.02

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Old 10-12-2001, 07:29 PM   #23
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My response to Zahnster:

Some people, like myself, prefer a 2-door model. I don't need the extra two doors or the extra weight. The 2-door RS is actually a coupe, and it looks different than the sedan unless you have poor eyesight. The 2-door RS is shorter, has two less doors, weighs less, and has a taller rear spoiler.

From Webster Dictionary: coupe - a closed, two-door car.

Believe me, a 2-door coupe sounds much more appealing than a 4-door sedan. Having a 2-door coupe is a big deal. A true sport car only has two doors. You will never going to see a 4-door NSX, Corvette, Ferrari, Viper, Cobra. I guess the WRX STi is not a true sport car.

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If you want a real coupe, you've got to start looking at cars where you just can't put 2 more doors.(Celica, RSX)
Hey, I started to look at the 2.5RS back in '98 and '99 because it was only available in 2 doors. Guess what? Subaru added two more doors in MY00-02.

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Old 10-12-2001, 07:36 PM   #24
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LOL ... I'm an actuary but unfortunately I don't deal with car insurance.

The insurance for the STi will be like the WRX, when the car first gets here the insurance premiums will be based off of statistics for the WRX with an adjustment for the higher price and power of the STi. As time goes on the insurance industry will gain more credible data on the STi and adjust premiums accordingly.
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Old 10-12-2001, 08:03 PM   #25
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i say..... $32950 for STi, good luck.
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