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Old 01-08-2014, 01:51 AM   #26
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You are breaking lots of peoples hearts with that comment. I am with you though.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:36 AM   #27
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Wheels look good, would make great winters. Real question is what's under that hood...
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:17 AM   #28
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Looks like a restyled GV chassis. I like the looks of the earlier car but not much of a change to make me pumped. Someone I know owns a Suby dealership and he sent me specs and the car only has 305hp-huh? yay?

Wheels are great? yeh maybe for winters. Most enthusiasts will change them anyways.

'04 all over again? guess you never drove an '04 STi. I had an '04 STi and an '08 STi and the earlier car was way more of a car than the newer chassis variant. The last fun STi was the '05 chassis, then '06 then followed by the '04. The '04 was the craziest where the lack of widened rear track, yaw sensors, beefier bearings etc. to keep the car stable in corners made it a wild drive. This is the only reason the '05 STi will take it, it was more controllable.
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:53 AM   #29
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fugly wheels reminds me of fugly XXR's...
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:59 AM   #30
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:07 PM   #31
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love the rear end with the aggressive diffuser..

wish the front end was a bit more aggressive..

side view aint bad..

just imagine it with wider wheels and lowered!
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:16 PM   #32
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too evo X looking up front.. the wing looks identical to the current one on GV.. the rear diffuser looks alright.. overall it looks GV'ish..

any interior shots?

oh it must have the new FA engine right? come one now..
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:18 PM   #33
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Wrong thread.

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Old 01-08-2014, 12:35 PM   #34
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Yea looks to be the same exact wing as the current GR...the rear diffuser is the same as the wrx right?
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:19 PM   #35
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still looks like a civic to me, i'll stick to my peanut thank you very much
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:27 PM   #36
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So glad im in a gc8...yuk.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:05 PM   #37
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Ugliest Model they have ever made. Ill keep my 07 Impreza thanks.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:57 PM   #38
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Looks like a restyled GV chassis. I like the looks of the earlier car but not much of a change to make me pumped. Someone I know owns a Suby dealership and he sent me specs and the car only has 305hp-huh? yay?

Wheels are great? yeh maybe for winters. Most enthusiasts will change them anyways.

'04 all over again? guess you never drove an '04 STi. I had an '04 STi and an '08 STi and the earlier car was way more of a car than the newer chassis variant. The last fun STi was the '05 chassis, then '06 then followed by the '04. The '04 was the craziest where the lack of widened rear track, yaw sensors, beefier bearings etc. to keep the car stable in corners made it a wild drive. This is the only reason the '05 STi will take it, it was more controllable.
I was referring to the big surprise it was to the public when subaru introduced the EJ257 not the handling characteristics of the car. I do believe though, that although some may think it's ugly which is highly subjective, that this new gen will be a vast step forward both in handling characteristics compared to the outgoing 2011-14 models. Also Speculatively the new motor will most likely be way better than the older tried and true EJ and who cares if it only has 305hp if it has a broader powerband. Looks aside I have high hopes for this next generation. I hear the drive train has been changed in many ways as well "axleforward transaxle, etc" so as a bonus you guys will have a new platform to learn about as well which I'm sure you're excited about!!
P.S I've been the proud owner of an 02, 04, and 06. By far I like my 06 the most but the old 2L was quite fun as well!!

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Old 01-08-2014, 09:54 PM   #39
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I was referring to the big surprise it was to the public when subaru introduced the EJ257 not the handling characteristics of the car. I do believe though, that although some may think it's ugly which is highly subjective, that this new gen will be a vast step forward both in handling characteristics compared to the outgoing 2011-14 models. Also Speculatively the new motor will most likely be way better than the older tried and true EJ and who cares if it only has 305hp if it has a broader powerband. Looks aside I have high hopes for this next generation. I hear the drive train has been changed in many ways as well "axleforward transaxle, etc" so as a bonus you guys will have a new platform to learn about as well which I'm sure you're excited about!!
P.S I've been the proud owner of an 02, 04, and 06. By far I like my 06 the most but the old 2L was quite fun as well!!



Sorry for jumping on your post.

I was anticipating a new STi that would have more "pizzazz". What a lame term but the new car isn't what I expected. I was acting from a personal purchase point, not a business point of view. I have waited for awhile now bugging Anthony at Anthony's Subaru to get info, even made a deal that I can get rid of my BRZ when the new car comes out. Now I'm not to sure if the BRZ will go.

I'm pretty confident the new car will have a very similar suspension set up as the outgoing car. Maybe rideheight, springrates etc have changed but the front strut, multi-link set-up will be retained. Axle forward transaxle, more weight pushed forward? I want to see one and compare and I guess we will in time.

Look at Mercedes and BMW, they come out with drastic changes in their cycle of cars. HP wars are alive and well with the German beasts but we get 305hp with a better torque curve-not to exciting. I was expecting minimum 330+ hp/torque and something that looked like the blue concept WRX. Subaru needs Mistu back to push them forward and not being so conservative.

I had a '02 WRX which was awesome because we finally got a turbo Subaru in N.America. Then the '04 STi came out and blew everyones mind, the power, the rawnchy behavior made the car take over(car of the year for many publications). '05 and '06 are awesome cars, we can forget about the poor '07. The new '08 STi came out and I bought one after driving a customers new STi. I should have drove the car for a longer test drive because after picking up my new one it felt so subdued when compared to the '04 STi. It felt like something was holding it back, hesitationg to be unleashed. Adding stage 2 made it feel 7/10 of the '04 but still didn't fully succeed. Maybe it was the added weight(not me haha).

Anyways lets cross our fingers and hope this car is the new '04 STi. It will make a lot of people happy.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:12 PM   #40
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Absolutely agreed!! Only a few more days and all of this speculation can finally be over and we'll finally be able to see some actual figures!! Here's to crossing my fingers
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:52 PM   #41
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:59 PM   #42
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I think the ONE (of many) possible reasons why the Sti isn't as raw as the earlier 04 to 06 models is because car companies are trying to add more and more luxury aspects to their cars. Designs are all beginning to copy one another, more sound deadening to improve driveability while promoting more power, etc..

I have driven a lot of amg 63 and 55 cars, and eventho the power and speed are amazing and (on paper) surpasses my z28, I feel faster (or more "connected") in my 1992 camaro than a 2014 c63.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:50 AM   #43
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:50 AM   #44
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:32 PM   #45
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Wah Wah Waahhhhh
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:53 PM   #46
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It's been hovering around 300 hp since 04..its now 2015 cars coming out......c'mon subaru...and who's doing their styling..my god -_-
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:47 PM   #47
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oh no! boring....this should make you want to go out and buy the 2014 instead and thats coming from a previous owner of an 04, 07 and 09 models.
With 305 hp again? How is this going to make any existing owners want to upgrade?

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Old 01-14-2014, 09:52 PM   #48
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It looks like a Volvo and evos offspring
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:43 PM   #49
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SO is it going to be 305hp out of the 2L thats in the WRX or all new FA25dit or out of the old crappy EJ25 series. hummm that's the bigger question!
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:01 AM   #50
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SO is it going to be 305hp out of the 2L thats in the WRX or all new FA25dit or out of the old crappy EJ25 series. hummm that's the bigger question!
Same EJ25...

wow this is such a fail!
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