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Old 09-13-2011, 11:41 PM   #1
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UPDATE: 2013 WRX/STI changes are as follows:

A) deletion of Lightning Red a a color
B) price increase of $300

The end!

The mods can delete this if they would like. The proof and pictures I have are from Subaru's training materials. Yes I work for a dealership. There are a bunch of members who can vouch for that validity.

Technically theres no official link, but I'll let the pictures do the talking.













So essentially it's 99% similar. No pricing information is available yet but we do expect to receive it shortly (I.e.- next 2-3 weeks). And for everyone wondering, the 2011 sold orders were stopped the beginning of September. 2012's can't be ordered as of yet as we don't have model or color codes. All 2011 WRX/STI's that were ordered but weren't fulfilled will turn into the closest matching 2012 once we can place orders. Keep in mind I can only guarantee this for our region, Subaru Distributors Corp. Essentially the tri-state area/new england.

In summation after going through all the materials...

Exterior -
-New design 18" alloy wheels with high luster silver finish on STI 4-door
-Headlight inner bezel color changed black to silver
-Rear garnish changed from chrome to body color on 4-door WRX/STI

Interior-
-Center console panel color changed from silver to gray
-New touch screen GPS with HD radio is optional on WRX prem, WRX ltd, and STI models. Features include: 6 speakers, 6.1" screen, single cd, aux input, bluetooth phone with audio streaming, iTunes tagging, roof mounted audio and sat antenna, SMS text messaging capability, USB port, voice activated, XM radio (subscription extra), and XM NavTraffic (subscription extra).

The SMS test messaging and NavTraffic seem really cool. We'll see what happens when the arrive.

9/16 Update: just received an email with dealer pricing and specific buildout sheets. I won't have access until Monday 9/18 when I'm back at work (off until then). I'll post up any color changes, packages, and price changes from the 2011MY then.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:57 PM   #2
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So navi models finally get BT audio streaming, voice control and SMS texting to boot...wish I had that head unit.

I give a thumbs up to the body colored sedan trunk bezel and brighter wheels too.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:05 AM   #3
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Nice... Now I should wait to swap a 2012 Navi into my 2011 instead!
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:10 AM   #4
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Awesome, thanks for providing this info. I'm curious to know what the new STI wheels look like.

Surprised they are going from Black headlight to silver. That seems backwards from what most of us want. I forsee a lot of 2012 owners having to take apart their headlamps.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:18 AM   #5
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so they are messing up the headlights and correcting the rear trim piece. lol

thanks for posting this.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:46 AM   #6
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awesome find thanks!
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:49 AM   #7
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So much for hoping the hatch tail lights would be changed
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:11 AM   #8
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what? I thought the 2012 Impreza was getting a complete redesign
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:40 AM   #9
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^the 2012 Impreza yes, the WRX/STI are a separate line now, and aren't do for a redesign until 2013-2014
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:44 AM   #10
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So the new headlights will looks like this.



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Old 09-14-2011, 01:31 PM   #11
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Is that the same 6.1" screen from the new 2012 Impreza, I assume yes?

Looks like they are just trying to clear out all the extra stock they have before the 2012.5 or 2013 redesign. Will be interested to see if the new STI has the same wheels.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:41 PM   #12
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Thanks for the info on the 2012's.
Except for 2008 to 2009, Subaru is in their usual pattern of major changes every two years with minor changes in between.

Wait till next year when the rumors start flying about the 2013's.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:05 PM   #13
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so basically, nothing to write home about. grrrrr8
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:37 PM   #14
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Wow.. You're ballzy for posting such information. Congrats on that.
Thanks for the info. Can't wait to see what the 2013 models have to offer.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:46 PM   #15
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so does that mean the 5 door will get the current wheels?
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:54 PM   #16
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Thank you for the info, it's quite risky for you to do that.

I'm curious how the 2013 STI will be, probably the last year for the current version, may have some nice extra perks...

And I want a sunroof on the 5-door sti damn it, lol.

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Old 09-14-2011, 05:29 PM   #17
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so does that mean the 5 door will get the current wheels?
All 5-door STI's had the same wheels, even the Limited 4-door. The regular "non-limited" or "base" 4-door had a slightly lighter different design 18" wheel than the others. That was for 2011. For 2012 it sounds like ALL STI's, 4-doors and 5-doors, will have the same wheels. See below...

2011 STI 4-door -



2011 STI 4-door ltd and 5-door models -



please note the lighter finish and also straighter more linear design of the standard wheel. Whilst the "upgraded" wheel has a darker finish with arced design. Thus far this would lead us to conclude that for 2012, all STI's will share the darker finish wheel. Which I believe to also be manufactured by BBS....don't quote me on it.
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:32 PM   #18
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:50 PM   #19
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No pricing changes, I assume?
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:21 PM   #20
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Haven't received official pricing yet. I would presume that we should see it shortly.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:37 PM   #21
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whew! Interior tupperware stays the same, now I won't cry myself to sleep for not waiting six months.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:54 PM   #22
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So the new headlights will looks like this.



i hope not
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:01 PM   #23
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Got it. Did not realize that the 4 door sti had different rims in 2011.

Thanks for updating. I was disappointed to see the 2-3 week timeframe for pricing, as the last communication that my dealership received was the ordering system would be turned on around 9/16.

I just want my sti!
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:30 PM   #24
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Got it. Did not realize that the 4 door sti had different rims in 2011.

Thanks for updating. I was disappointed to see the 2-3 week timeframe for pricing, as the last communication that my dealership received was the ordering system would be turned on around 9/16.

I just want my sti!
I'm in the same boat I just want my first subie... I put my deposit down last week and the dealer said he will contact me once he receives any info. on the orders.

I did however get a little pamphlet that had the 2012 STI and in bullet form it said:
  • 7-split-spoke 18-inch BBS aluminum-alloy wheels. HMMM.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:44 PM   #25
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Thank you for posting this.
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