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Old 11-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #51
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:12 PM   #52
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I think it looks really good. Way better than the 08-present models.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:14 PM   #53
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the only thing good about it is the ACCESS of the OIL FILTER!!! lol
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:07 PM   #54
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seeing as they located the turbo down below with the 2.0l... (not sure if this is an FA? type but i think it might be similar) will the BRZ also sport something similar for an STI variant? i wonder. Also, if you look at what crawford did to the 2.0L brz in terms of turbo/power etc, those little 2.0's are kick ass and respond VERY well to boost.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:17 PM   #55
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If they would have just narrowed the hood and made the fenders appear wider it would have been great. Reminds me of the crappy fender design on 08-10 models or 02-07 wagons.
Amen brotha!!! +1
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:27 PM   #56
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A bit of google-fu reveals that the engine LOOKS like it has a smaller intercooler than the 2014 WRX. Therefore it is sadly safe to assume its a smaller turbo.
Looks like someone stuck a Briggs & Stratton lawnmower engine there... Subaru: stop putting that ugly plastic cover on the engine.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:50 PM   #57
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I love all versions of the WRX and STI except 08-10.. But I truly dislike the 2015. Also seems like the WRX and BRZs will be on even playing field as far as stage upgrades
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:37 AM   #58
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Highly disappointed
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:30 AM   #59
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I like how they relocated the turbo to the bottom of the engine and also relocated the oil filter to the top of the motor. I don't mind the styling except for some angles of the front end. the edges are too flat but other than that I see many updates to the current generation. the aftermarket industry should be interesting...
Any chance they relocated the spark plugs to the top?




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Old 11-23-2013, 09:58 AM   #60
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LOL!

Every single WRX release thread reads exactly the same. Most hate it till they love it.

Personally I'm just glad Subaru is still giving us the turbo performance cars we BEGGED for.
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:46 PM   #61
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For those wondering about why it looks so subdued compared to the concept:

It was once explained to me that concept cars are always designed to be watered down later. They are never intended to be taken seriously. The company intentionally goes overboard with exaggerated features, then listens to consumer feedback on what they liked, didn't like , and goes from there.

For example let's say they next WRX concept comes with 24 inch rims and a comically large front grill. The hardcore enthusiasts may like both features but the company knows it's a little too extreme for their usual buyer.

So Subaru keeps both designs but dials it back a bit to please both sides. Hence, we always get a diluted version.

The same applies to the fashion industry. Nobody ever expects people to wear the insane Lady Gaga style crap that models walk down the runway. But it serves as a testing ground for the possibilities of the imagination.

To the subject at hand: I'm a little torn on the looks of this model. It definitely is more "sleeper" than its predecessor generations, which I like. But I wish it was more unique looking and reminiscent of its rally roots. Maybe it's time for a throwback nod to the bugeye or 90's models, like Ford did with the last two generations of Mustangs.

I wish they'd get rid of the fake air splitters in the fog light covers, though. That's pretty tacky and reminds me of the false midsection on the Focus ST's grill.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:51 PM   #62
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Soooooooooooooooo DOPE.

Although I absolutely hate the new "WRX" logo and those fake ass tiny ass windows in the front and rear.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:08 PM   #63
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Its embarrassing for Subaru to release something so far from the concept car they were showing everywhere in the world, and on their own website. WOW what an incredible disappointment. Even worse I talked my wife into selling her pristine 2007 STI in anticipation of ordering a 2015. If the STI version is just the wrx with a spoiler, and a different front bumper I will probably order an MR EVO.

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Old 11-23-2013, 08:17 PM   #64
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Its embarrassing for Subaru to release something so far from the concept car they were showing everywhere in the world, and on their own website. WOW what an incredible disappointment. Even worse I talked my wife into selling her pristine 2007 STI in anticipation of ordering a 2015. If the STI version is just the wrx with a spoiler, and a different front bumper I will probably order an MR EVO.
What's more embarrassing, Subaru not making the production car as edgy and attractive as the concept, or you believing they actually would and selling your 07 in anticipation that Subaru would done something they've NEVER done before?
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:42 PM   #65
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I’ve seen the concept in the flesh, and this, doesn’t do it justice. This is more like a Corolla, and if in doubt, here it is. Subaru needs to go back to its roots. And it if doubt, here it is next to a Corolla.

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Old 11-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #66
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And a Dart.



And a Civic.



And an Evo.



And a [insert another red 4 door compact sedan]

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Old 11-23-2013, 09:26 PM   #67
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This thing looks like a Nissan Sentra.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:50 PM   #68
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This thing looks like a Nissan Sentra.
Holly **** you're absolutely right!!!
Spitting image.

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Old 11-24-2013, 03:55 AM   #69
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The new wrx looks like Corolla with body kit. Very dissapoint for its looking.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:57 AM   #70
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I saw the new WRX and Corolla yesterday.... They look nothing like each other... Some need to have their eyes checked
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:29 PM   #71
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Thanks Ricochet for this your pictures and report, your Subaru enthusiast status help cut through all the fluff of the typical "2015 WRX report"

Anyone who has seen this car...the C&D report said it has 12.4" front brakes (presumably the good ol LGT rotors) with "opposed pistons" but it does look from the pictures I have seen they are regular old sliders?

Seems handling was the big focus here, many of the improvements on the chassis with bushings, bars, steering ratio etc. seem like any of those are things a WRX owner would want to do with their current WRX. So when does RCE start on the Bilsteins ha

I predict it will be popular, they have addressed the perceived shortcomings of the previous model. With an aggressive looking front end, slightly squishier interior, and 6 speed I think they will remove some obstacles to purchase that many appeared to have had.
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:50 PM   #72
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Subaru tradition:

Design the new model as ugly as possible, only surpassed by its successor.

Just get used to it. In 4 years, the next model will be even worse, and the tradition continues. Don't knock it till you try it.
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:51 PM   #73
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:17 PM   #74
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Eh, I think the styling of the car looks pretty good personally. (That said beauty is always in the eye of the beholder) My main issue with the car is that there isn't a hatchback option planned yet. I'm also slightly disappointed that it isn't really any quicker in a straight line than the current car.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:01 AM   #75
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The looks aren't amazing but that's not really what I care about. What I do care about is performance. And 5 door. Subaru, y u no build 5 door!? I hope the STI gets a 5 door again by the time I start thinking about replacing mine, and a little power upgrade would be nice too.
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