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Old 12-22-2001, 12:24 AM   #1
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Talking URGENT: LHD WRX STi! FHI Website!

Found this PURELY on accident, looking for more info on Subaru's AVCS I found a link that appeared to be in English with the root of the link being www.fhi.~~~~ Anyway reading the page I almost closed it as it said little about the AVCS system, until I decided to look at the pictures! LHD Ladies and Gentlemen!!!!

CLICK ME!

I do fear however that if there are too many hits that FHI might hide the page, if anyone can mirror it it might be advisable, but I am saving the pic and uploading it here!

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Old 12-22-2001, 12:25 AM   #2
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Old 12-22-2001, 01:02 AM   #3
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That's the UK STi version.
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Old 12-22-2001, 02:10 AM   #4
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Looks like an STi RA as no radio if you ask me and those are also the ones they strip for rally and rally cars are supposed to be LHD. But the climate controls and power options do say it may not be that and the Type C STi (IIRC the one in white with a roof scoop) seems to fit the rally stripper bill.
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Old 12-22-2001, 03:41 AM   #5
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Sorry but this is old old news...
I saw the pics weeks ago

but nice to visit them again.
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Old 12-22-2001, 12:48 PM   #6
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I had my doubts as to whether or not that picture was a picture taken or a rendered picture months ago when they were first posted. It could be a one-off of the euro STi with different interior they used for a show somewhere? Since the euro STi uses the black/grey color scheme on the seats and interior.
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Old 12-22-2001, 12:57 PM   #7
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I think euro STi (I assume that's Type UK?) uses black/blue interior.
The black/grey is for standard WRX. I could be wrong.
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Old 12-22-2001, 01:13 PM   #8
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Euro/UK STi version, same thing.

From the website:
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These efforts allow the vehicle to easily meet the EURO3 exhaust emission regulations.
Obviously they are not talking about the US version.
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Old 12-22-2001, 01:17 PM   #9
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This is the UK Spec STi. It is a very good point, though that it is LHD because the UK300 for example is RHD. I think that the fact that it is LHD makes a very good case for the FACT that the STi will see our shores very soon.

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Old 12-22-2001, 05:42 PM   #10
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I've had those pictures as my background for a few months now

Someone posted them on here quite a while ago. They are still awesome though.
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Old 12-22-2001, 07:25 PM   #11
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The point isn't just the pic's... the point is it was an FHI site with a LHD STi...

I debated this with MPREZYA last night on MSN...
Points:
1) LHD - UK Spec is RHD...
2) Could be an STi Type-RA, BUT the RA would not have AC nor power windows and locks!!! And no Roof vent either... (AC Look close at the engine pic, you can see the AC lines...)
3) The text referring to the EURO3 Emissions, and text referring to power in KW & Nm. Text referring to hood as "Boot..." Nothing to debate here, except why a LHD for Euro Spec?

All the points I can recall...

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P.S. For those mentioning these are old, this is fine, I have YET to see the webpage shown!

Another side note just for fun, look close at the center of the back seat... Looks like we have a trunk passthrough in our futures...
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Old 12-22-2001, 07:33 PM   #12
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Those look like the Pics from the German web site. Go to www.altavist.com and thranslate the the site and read all about it. They have had pics for about 4-5 months now.http://www.subaru.de/Seiten/TSTi.htm

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Old 12-22-2001, 07:49 PM   #13
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FWIW, you can do great thins with photoshop.
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Old 12-22-2001, 09:39 PM   #14
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UK Spec IS, I repeat IS LHD, NOT RHD. Don't believe me, check out the photos of the UK Spec on my site.

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Old 12-22-2001, 11:04 PM   #15
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I just saw the one picture on your site, which came from the same set as the ones that started this thread... There are pictures of the interior of the Type UK on www.subaru.co.uk and they show a RHD car... Why on earth would they make the UK car LHD? That's like marketing a RHD car in the US. They announced the Euro STi (for the first time ever) at the Frankfurt auto show I believe, and those pictures came out coincidentally? at the same time.
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Old 12-22-2001, 11:10 PM   #16
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well the is definatly the euro spec....

HOWEVER

notice that it uses 98 RON gas ... which is ~93 octane .. all the other sti uses omthing like 105 RON which menas it would actually run on US gas
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Old 12-22-2001, 11:38 PM   #17
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Sorry for the caps but I don't know how else to get this point across:

THE UK SPEC IS LHD. READ THIS OVER AGAIN IF NEEDED.


Also, according to

http://www.subaru.co.uk/sti/specs.htm

The STi UK Spec uses 95 RON Gas Minimum. It will of course run better on 98 RON or higher. On the subject of gas, I emailed BP Amoco and they say that the RON Rating of Ultimate (Gold) is 98 RON nationwide. This includes 91 Octane and 93 Octane. The difference between those two fuels is higher MON ratings in the 93. The RON is the same for both, 98. So all of you that say they can't bring the STi because it won't run on premium pump gas can go pump it. Just Kidding! I would assume other gas companies are the same..

Yes, you all are right that the regular UK WRX is RHD. Why would they make the STi LHD? My only answer would be is that it would be cheaper to ship and make LHD STi's for TWO areas of the world, instead of just one. This is of course, assuming a limited production model. And we all know where the LHD STi is headed, although some STILL don't want to see it or admit it.


Trust me: everything about it will take the Subaru enthusiast community by surprise. The price will surprise you, the specs will surprise you and the FACT that there will be STi's running around in a year or so will surprise you. Believe it...


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Old 12-23-2001, 11:13 AM   #18
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A European model was announced earlier this year at the same time as the UK model.

These are just pics of the Euro model. If you go to the Subaru site there are many pics of LHD WRX STi. If you go to Subaru Switzerland's (for example) site there is info about the model there, and it is LHD.

Here is info about the Euro model.

http://www.fhi.co.jp/subaru/bodg0201.htm

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Old 12-23-2001, 11:43 AM   #19
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Yeah, Euro spec=LHD, UK spec=RHD.

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Old 12-23-2001, 01:47 PM   #20
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One thing I noticed about the pics is that the speedometer seemed to show the speed in km/h only (no mph). I know that wouldn't be very difficult to change but it is one little difference.
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Old 12-24-2001, 03:47 AM   #21
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Ooh Ooh a picture!!

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it would be cheaper to ship and make LHD STi's for TWO areas of the world, instead of just one. This is of course, assuming a limited production model.
LOL! So the USA gets the Euro Spec LHD STi to save FHI money?? Crazy logic indeed.

Surely if $$$ was the issue it would be cheapest to just sell the orignal JDM STi (which is RHD) everywhere but in LHD too That's me in gaga land too now.
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Old 12-24-2001, 10:55 AM   #22
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What I meant by that statement is that if they are GOING to make LHD STi's, they might as well make enough to break-even and make a profit. There are some additional R&D costs and perhaps other costs to producing a LHD model in addition to the RHD model. They have to recoup thier costs...



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