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Old 03-15-2002, 12:50 PM   #1
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Anyone knows when the 2003 WRX Model arrives?
Any differences? Alcrudos?
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Old 03-15-2002, 07:18 PM   #2
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By June we should receive the 03 WRX but no changes to my knowledge, The most significant improvement will be th 03 Forester with a Facelift.

And The Baja.

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Old 03-15-2002, 10:45 PM   #3
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The Japanese model gets a sunroof. I love cars with sunroof, bring it or I'll buy another brand......
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Old 03-16-2002, 01:30 AM   #4
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My friend, Race cars do not come with sunroofs and in the market right now; there is no substitute for the WRX Overall package and pricing.

Unless you can afford a Porsche

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Old 03-16-2002, 09:00 AM   #5
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Nothing compares to...
The beauty of all wheel drive!!!

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Old 03-16-2002, 11:05 AM   #6
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The Japanese model gets a sunroof. I love cars with sunroof, bring it or I'll buy another brand......

if you value a "pimp" sunroof more than the structural ridigity, lack of leaks, rattles, squeaks and the additional headroom the deleted sunroof provides, then the WRX is not the car for you

I used to have a sunroof in the Si (supposedly Honda build quality) and after less than a year it started to rattle like mad, plus the lack of headroom for the helmet was very annoying.
I dont miss it at all.
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Old 03-16-2002, 03:47 PM   #7
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My friend, Race cars do not come with sunroofs and in the market right now; there is no substitute for the WRX Overall package and pricing.
And who says that a WRX is a race car???
Even an STI is not a race car. There are fun cars and the STI is a copy of the Subaru rally car. Go get a brand new WRX and try racing it in a rally and it will not last you 1 hour. It is like a Integra Type R that everybody says that they are the same cars that run in the real races?? They're wrong those vehicles are special built Type R's for racing and not everyday use. If you can't understand that some people prefer items that other people dislike, that's up to you. I like sunroofs no matter the disadvantages. I only pointed out that the japanes model comes with a sunroof and in PR they should bring it here even if you have to order it as a special order...
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Old 03-16-2002, 04:17 PM   #8
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uh no offense pero los type R s de realtime racing no son special built ni nada de eso. Si tienen trabajo en el chassis de reinforcement (seam welds, etc) pero esencialmente todo lo q tienen hecho se lo puedes hacer al carro q compras en el dealer. (full suspension, bushings, etc, de motor lo q tienen es escape, header y computadora, stock internals) De hecho, en la sport compact donde salieron los carros de esa serie, mencionaron que los type R son los mas close a stock de toda la serie.

ah y si, puedes coger un wrx casi de fabrica y correrlo en rally, solo necesitas suspension (DMS coilovers son los favoritos) los skidplates para debajo del carro, safety stuff, y listo.
En SCCA pro rally tienen categorias bien restringidas q los carros casi son stock aside from suspension, escape, y safety measures.
Si estas hablando de categorias Open como WRC estas hablando de carros de 500,000-1,000,000 pero al igual q otros deportes, el rally hay en diferentes niveles, desde scca amateur q hay hasta categorias FWD.... de hecho, aqui en i-club hay par de gente que corren SCCA pro-rally , en 2.5RS q lo q tienen son los mods q te dije...

el punto es q nadie espera correr circuito o rally con el carro como sale de fabrica, pero si el carro se hace con performance on mind, hay ciertos compromisos q el manufacturero hace. a eso vino el comentario de matute. de hecho, en el wRX la razon pq no hay sunroof es pq exactamente donde iria uno, hay un cross brace q se anadio para mas rigides, q actua como un rollbar en el area
del compartment. el sunroof q le estan poniendo a ciertos modelos q no interfiere con esta barra, es bien finito casi de la mitad del tamano de un sunroof normal.

Entiendo q quieras el sunroof, pero mi punto es q si el hecho de q no trae sunroof te pesa mas que el resto del package y de lo q es el carro, entonces no es el indicado...(who cares lo q viene en japan/eU, pq si fueramos a medir por eso, todo seria un rip off pq aqui no traen ni la mitad de las cosas que en Euro/Jap)

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Old 03-16-2002, 09:39 PM   #9
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And who says that a WRX is a race car??? Even an STI is not a race car. There are fun cars and the STI is a copy of the Subaru rally car. Go get a brand new WRX and try racing it in a rally and it will not last you 1 hour.
Bueno, En los driving schools del club de Porsche, te cansas de darle pa bajo al carro. Ahi puedes ver carros casi fabrica, corriendo y en muchas ocaciones, pasandoles a los Porsches (Siempre y cuando los Porsches no sean turbos, cual es la mayoria de las veces). Te lo digo porque lo he vivido!!! Al igual que los M3 convertibles. Tu ves gente con carros que valen el doble o en ocaciones el triple que se ponen a cucarme y terminan con una cara larga (Van 3 M3 convertibles y ya perdi la cuenta de los Porsches nuevos)

En fin, te compras un WRX, le pones comas springs y un stage 2 de Unichip y ya! Tienes un carro que pocos en la calle pueden vencer. Si pones stage 3, the world is at your mercy

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Old 03-16-2002, 09:40 PM   #10
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Ahh, y progy, posteate el link del WRX fabrica jugando con los ATV y las planchas!

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Old 03-17-2002, 05:38 AM   #11
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Si mal no recuerdo, el fue quien lo posteo en fiebre.com
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Old 03-18-2002, 06:26 AM   #12
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Default WRX STI = Race Car

And who says that a WRX is a race car???

Saludos Stang:
Bueno distinto a otros tipos de Racing, Rally Grupo N es específicamente un carro stock con Rollcage y tubería. De ahí es que tanto los Lanser Evolution como los WRX STI por tanto tiempo han dominado. Pues a decir verdad contestando tu pregunta Sí el WRX STI es un race car.
El wrx sencillo es lo mas cerca que vas a estar de uno y por el presupuesto es una de las mejores compras dollar por dollar. Para decirte más la caja anterior (la que yo tengo) se vendía en Inglaterra como Impreza GT y fué seleccionado como carro de la década. No del año aquí o allá, sino que desde 1990 - 2000 por encima de Porsche, Aston Martin, BMW, Mercedes, etc. etc Se encontró a el Subaru Impreza GT (WRX) como el vehículo que mejor representaba las carasterísticas de un verdadero race car para la calle. Esto mayormante por su chasiss, su power y definitivamente la tracción, todo esto en un carro que da muy pocos problemas.
Por eso es que a nosotros no nos sorprende que en E.U. en tan poco tiempo se haya convertido en un éxito inmediato. Te invito a que te decidas a dar el brinco y te garantizo que no te vas a arrepentir.

Gracias,

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Old 03-18-2002, 08:17 AM   #13
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Thanks Arnaldo... Will be calling you next week for a downpayment for my 03' WRX


Anyone a '98 Acura Integra GSR - 5sp,leather,sunroof, 31k miles, extras?
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Old 03-20-2002, 11:30 AM   #14
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Cuanto sale un stage 3???
Yo no estoy criticando a los WRX pero lo que pasa es que no considero an un WRX un race car ready. Para mi un race car ready es como si pides un Porche 996 a la fabrica pero de carrera, viene absolutamente sin nada solo el guia y los cambios literalamente. Tambien los M3 de carrera vienen pelaitos. Para mi eso es un race car ready. Y no estoy hablando de los solos estoy hablando de circuito. AHora un WRX con stage 3 eso es una bestia para correr en las calles de PR. Ahora una sugerencia para la Subaru, porque no traen el WRX con los aros 17 porque esos 16 se ven super feos de verdad, parecen de juguete...
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Old 03-20-2002, 12:37 PM   #15
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aw man... i was reading this untill it got turned into Spanish?.. dang...
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Old 03-22-2002, 04:58 PM   #16
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Question No Habla Espanol


Did anyone else catch what they were talking about. I was just curious because I thought there might have been some relavance to the conversation going on... Oh well... that's what I get for sleeping through spainish class again....
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Old 03-22-2002, 09:57 PM   #17
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Well, Is a Porsche a Race car?

In philosophy yes, in reality a Showroom carrera is not, so is the WRX. What do you get for $29,995 in Puerto Rico?

2002 Automobile Magazine Car of the year
2002 Car & Dirver Ten Best
2002 Consumer Reports "Most Fun to Drive" replacing the S2000
2002 Safest in it's class, National Highway Institute
Englands Car of the decade
A Porsche engine with 2 less Cylinders
227 HP
0-60 in 5.4
All wheel Drive
Four Doors
Extreme rareness
Gran Turismo's Favorite car to prep.

Not even a Porsche or M3 can match that even starting from the price alone.

So why would you need a sunroof for if all you need is fun!!!

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Old 03-25-2002, 01:52 PM   #18
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and Even with all those features I didn't buy one Matute. I like very much the WRX, it IS the best value for the money (performance wise).

I stayed in my brand (VW) because of interior quality, and the Love I have for VW. But I was close on buying a rex (and you will never know how close I came )

As soon as you have the info for the 2003 Matute, can you get it to me??

Thanks

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Old 03-26-2002, 08:30 AM   #19
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....el WRX remplaza al S2000 como most fun to drive?!?
Despues de haber tenido lo que posiblemente sea hasta este momento el Subaru mas rapido (en PR 12.56@106; y los que lo guiaron o se montaron saben que no estoy "bull****eando" ) y luego haber guiado un S2000, realmente el Subaru no es 10% el fun to drive del S2000 -pero tenia un RS ya que fue en 1999-. Si el WRX es mas fun to drive que el S2000, entonces me imagino que las puertas traseras son las entradas a la barra (...open bar por supuesto!) y que tendra un poste pa' ver bailar ; ahora si eso es fun!!

Si alguien que tenga un WRX me puede certificar que lo de la barra y lo del poste es cierto, ire corriendo a un test drive al dealer............. y por supuesto con $100 en billetes de $1.

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Old 03-26-2002, 09:43 AM   #20
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hahahaha

Post tipico de Hondero!

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Old 03-27-2002, 10:04 AM   #21
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esa es buena Chu...
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Old 03-27-2002, 10:39 AM   #22
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Bueno, son 2 carros diferentes!

Si compras un WRX y le inviertes dinero y lo pones casi al costo del S2K, seria otra historia.

Pero ambos stock, te doy la razon. Pero siguen siendo carros diferentes. Si me faltan 15 cajas de medalla, voy y las busco, sin tener que cambiar de carro.

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Old 03-27-2002, 10:44 AM   #23
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Bueno eso si , y el s2000 es un purebred roadster, basicamente un go-kart...hecho para abrasar el tarmac...
Vs el WRX q es after all un sedan deportivo, more of an all around kind of car. Pero quien sabe q criteria uso Consumer reports para decidir el factor de fun to drive, quizas los test drivers se metieron en un dirt trail o gravel o snow y se pusieron a hacer 4 wheel drifts y cuanta cosa
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Old 03-28-2002, 05:43 PM   #24
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Talking República Dominicana!!!

Aqui en la isla vecina los WRX son version europea, asi que el mio vino de fabrica con los frenos 4pot, aros 17", aire acondicionado de recirculacion con boton (en vez de las palanquitas), mejores asientos de una sola pieza y MOONROOF! El Moonroof tiene la funcion de tilt que se ve muy bien corriendo. Estoy de acuerdo que un moonroof o sunroof no debe ser algo totalmente determinante en escoger un carro, pero el mio si que me gusta mucho mas con el. Especialmente cuando lo pongo en el tilt...

Claro, todo tiene sus pro y sus contra. La contra es que la version europea viene con 218HP en vez de los 227HP de las versiones americanas pero eso lo solucionare mientras vaya modificando.
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Old 03-28-2002, 06:29 PM   #25
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LatinWrx no tienes una foto del carro?
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