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Old 01-19-2002, 01:07 PM   #1
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Anyone know whether there will ever be an STi wagon?
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Old 01-19-2002, 01:17 PM   #2
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It exists in the JDM, but I doubt it will ever make it to these shores.

http://www.subaru.co.jp/impreza/sti/index.htm

http://www.subaru.co.jp/impreza/sti/b/screen03.htm


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Old 01-20-2002, 12:55 AM   #3
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The WRX Wagon sales surprized SOA... Maybe they might consider bringing the wagon a year or so after the STi is introduced?

Eh, who knows
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Old 01-20-2002, 06:19 AM   #4
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Even if they did it would be a couple of years before they did. On the STI thread someone mentions there are no plans for a wagon. Of course parts can always be imported from japan and one could make an STI wagon
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Old 01-20-2002, 09:18 AM   #5
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The WRX Wagon sales surprized SOA
Very true. I suppose that they think that there is no market for a high performance 'station wagon'. I like to think of it as an extended coupe myself.

If they did import it, it would have it's niche all to itself. There would be nothing to touch it in terms of competition. I think that's why the Rex wagon did so well. I bought it because there is no other combination of practicality, speed and fun available elsewhere at any price.

The STi sedan will have direct competition in the marketplace from the Evo VII (which will be interesting to watch) but an STi wagon would truly stand out in the market and could surprize SOA again...

I could guarantee at least 1 sale in NJ...
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Old 01-20-2002, 09:58 AM   #6
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Make that two. Three, including Leonardo in Puerto Rico. I just went to visit him and he's a big wagon fan. I bet he'd buy it.

My only slight problem is that the wagon doesn't have fender flares, or the wide 225-series tires. Not a huge deal I guess, but the flares would make it look so much cooler!

In my ideal little world, I'd own an STi sedan and an Audi S4 Avant (when the new one comes out). The old/current Avant is one of the best looking wagons (or cars, period) in the world, in my lil' opinion. But.... since I won't be that rich, at least that soon, I'll split the difference.

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Old 01-20-2002, 10:43 AM   #7
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The only thing that would stand in the way of the purchase of the IS 300 Sport Cross for the wife this fall would be the Turbo Forrester. Too bad we can't wait until next year (lease).
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Old 01-20-2002, 12:45 PM   #8
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True... I haven't seen any pictures of the new Forester, but it's a nice proposition. Though maybe a Legacy GT redesign is upcoming... and if that's any kind of good car, I'd probably forego the STi for it.

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Old 01-20-2002, 01:58 PM   #9
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Chris is right!

Make mine a white wagon like the one in the above pic! But add springs, and my exhaust to it (HKS Carbon-Ti) and it would look killer!

Thanks!
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Old 01-20-2002, 05:43 PM   #10
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If SOA is watching - add another potential STI buyer - especioally in wagon form.
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Old 01-21-2002, 08:57 AM   #11
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Yep, wagons are cool again. There's a guy in my neighborhood with a yellow S4 Avant. I need a drool cup every time I see that car. We wave, which is cool.

I think that the WRX wagon sales did surprise Subaru. Hell, they surprised me. I wouldn't give up hope on that STi wagon yet, though the real question will be if you see them in the UK/Australia. I think those areas are a more reliable indicator of that car's U.S. viability.

And don't forget about the turbo Legacy, reported in this very forum. I'm thinking that means turbo Legacy GT wagon, which would be an awesome, awesome car, especially if they redesign it to look closer to its JDM counterpart for its 2004 debut.

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Old 01-21-2002, 06:32 PM   #12
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I'm with you ALL the way on that one, gtguy!!!! I cannot WAIT to see the official redesigned Legacy, and if it's anything like the turbo B4, I'll be alllll over it.

I'd buy another Impreza in a heartbeat, but as one gets older, often times one gains the need for more space, and when one doesn't have the moula for many cars with different purposes, one needs a car that can do it all.

A la Legacy wagon. If it's the same engine as the STi though, well I may be tempted to go for the Impreza... That's the reason I chose the RS over the Legacy GT: The GT was bigger and more practical, and arguably better-looking, but it had the same engine as the RS, in a heavier car. Not being a complete fool (I guess that's arguable ), I took the RS.

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Old 01-24-2002, 10:43 PM   #13
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My only slight problem is that the wagon doesn't have fender flares, or the wide 225-series tires. Not a huge deal I guess, but the flares would make it look so much cooler!

In my ideal little world, I'd own an STi sedan and an Audi S4 Avant (when the new one comes out). The old/current Avant is one of the best looking wagons (or cars, period) in the world, in my lil' opinion. But.... since I won't be that rich, at least that soon, I'll split the difference.

-S2-
Does this mean the STI Wagon doesn't have the aluminum control arms that are designed for the wider track Sedan?

When the new S4 is out, maybe you can snag a used Avant for a good deal.
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Old 01-25-2002, 12:22 AM   #14
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Does this mean the STI Wagon doesn't have the aluminum control arms that are designed for the wider track Sedan?

When the new S4 is out, maybe you can snag a used Avant for a good deal.
yes, unfortunately from what i recall reading the sti wagon still doesn't have fender flares ( although, there was the pic of the sti wagon from the tokyo show that had some CF fender thingies ), which i also believe meant the track is the same as the regular rex wagon. also, i believe the spring rates are softer too, just like the wrx wagon is compared to the sedan. it would be nice if they changed it to be closer to the sedan.
actually, what would be really cool if there were a special prodrive or UK style edition of the sti wagon. that would be suh-weet! or a wide-body version, or something. just dreaming up some stuff and drooling. if only i had the money for an sti if it came here.
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Old 01-25-2002, 09:09 AM   #15
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Keep in mind that the wagon and its suspension are designed as a package, taking into account the weight distribution and handling characteristics. It may be that you wouldn't WANT a wagon to have springs that are as stiff as a sedan.

It's all academic, since the STi wagon isn't coming over anyhow, but it's still something to think about.

Besides, a wagon with the sedan fender flares would look silly, the epitome of boy-racer nonsense. I love the subtle flaring at the wagon wheel arches. It looks so sleek.

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Old 09-11-2008, 10:00 PM   #16
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it took me 6 and half years to post this...



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Old 09-11-2008, 10:43 PM   #17
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lol. oh man.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:45 PM   #18
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I saw the thread title and thought, "who's the idiot that is now finding out the STi came out as a hatch..." haha!
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:56 PM   #19
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Thread revival success!
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:18 PM   #20
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I saw the thread title and thought, "who's the idiot that is now finding out the STi came out as a hatch..." haha!
I just thought the same exact thing when I saw this thread.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:33 PM   #21
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Man I wish that they had come out with STI wagons here... in the 06-07 trim with the 2.5, the hubs/axles/brembos, and the 6spd with dccd. I would have been all over it.

Its going to cost me so much to put all that in my wagon
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:33 AM   #22
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hahaha.. I was about to say...
"Um... dude... STI Wagon? Really?"
haha but I saw the date and calmed down

I'm glad Subaru decided to go for it for 08/09
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:08 AM   #23
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I saw the thread title and thought, "who's the idiot that is now finding out the STi came out as a hatch..." haha!
I thought this guy haven't heard of 08s yet!
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:34 AM   #24
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I doubt that you will ever see another Impreza wagon from Subaru, let alone an STI version? Why? The Forester and Impreza 5-door fill that roll.

While not specifically an "Impreza," the Forester captures most of the Impreza wagon customers, and the Impreza 5-door captures most of the remainder of buyers. There are just not enough truly devoted Impreza wagon-only buyers out there to make a sound business case (for a small company like Subaru) for such a vehicle.

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eww wagons are still so 80s... dont come back for another 10 centuries please.
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