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Old 01-06-2003, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default Any predictions on STi cost?

Or does anyone know? The Lancer Evo, at 28,895.00 is looking like a bit of a bargain compared to the predicted 34,000.00 STi. (Is that still the best guess on price?)

Will the STi come in around the same price? If so, what happens to the WRX price? 25k for the WRX or 29k for the Evo? It's getting interesting!!!

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Old 01-06-2003, 12:09 PM   #2
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I'll go for $31-32,000.
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Old 01-06-2003, 12:43 PM   #3
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More than a WRX.
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Old 01-06-2003, 12:47 PM   #4
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So they actually pay you to be a radio dj huh?

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Old 01-06-2003, 12:48 PM   #5
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My guess is $31,995 --- but it probably depends on equipment and certainly now the EVO pricing is known that should be accounted for.
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Old 01-06-2003, 12:56 PM   #6
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Default $$$

I think it will be around 29k - 31k .
Because with Z out now, and the G35 coupe with 280 hp range, if the STI is also about 276hp, then the price should be less than that of Z. Who would want to buy it if it's more expensive than Z!? (I would...but not the general public) Plus the possibility of GT-R coming in, GT-R will be in the high 30K if it ever comes in. probably 39K+ since it will be a 3.3 twin turbo, it's going to be a cheaper competitor for M3. Heck, I'd say GT-R would be 45K+

ahh, just a guess...
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Old 01-06-2003, 01:04 PM   #7
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I think it will be around 29k - 31k .
Because with Z out now, and the G35 coupe with 280 hp range, if the STI is also about 276hp, then the price should be less than that of Z. Who would want to buy it if it's more expensive than Z!? (I would...but not the general public) Plus the possibility of GT-R coming in, GT-R will be in the high 30K if it ever comes in. probably 39K+ since it will be a 3.3 twin turbo, it's going to be a cheaper competitor for M3. Heck, I'd say GT-R would be 45K+

ahh, just a guess...
actually, the expected cost of the 04/05 GT-R is supposed to be quite high. from what i've heard, anything under 40k will be a miracle, but then again, it also may come to the US under infiniti's badge so who knows...

honestly though, the STi better not be over 30 unless it comes with the front LSD, the 6 speed, & so on. since the evo didn't come with a lot of the "hot" stuff, i can't be quite sure the STi will, and if it doesn't, i couldn't see paying over 30k period...
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Old 01-06-2003, 01:05 PM   #8
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$29,976 + $575 Destination charge
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Old 01-06-2003, 01:40 PM   #9
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Hey B_tapper-

No concert tickets for you!



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Old 01-06-2003, 02:34 PM   #10
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I saw the EVO VIII at the LA autoshow yesterday and spoke to the sales guy at the show. He said the price is in the low $30k for the EVO but Mitsubishi is allowing the dealers to take competitive offers for the car (aka price gouging). I think the dealer mark-up will cause the car to be in the high 30's. The Front Mounted Intercooler on the EVO and Brembo brakes look very nice but no optional suspension settings for the US EVO. I thought that was what made the EVO better than the STI, the adjustable suspension?
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:42 PM   #11
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i'll say.... $32,995.....

hey does he/she who comes the closest get a prize?
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:46 PM   #12
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Hey B_tapper-

No concert tickets for you!



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aww gimme some free stuff
I actually listen to your station
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Old 01-06-2003, 03:14 PM   #13
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it should cost somewhere around 29k-31k US max...

anything more is bull*****..

look at the evo8...it's only 29k...if the STi wants to stay in competition...then it shouldn't cost more than the evo...

however, the STi looks much better than the evo8...

BUT...given that a lot of us here are already a WRX owner...who would wanna buy another similar car w/ little more hp and goodies???


i know i wouldn't...i would definitely get something different...like the Z33...
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Old 01-06-2003, 03:20 PM   #14
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The difference between the STI and EVO pricing will be in the details. If the equip is the same then the STI will be close to the same price. But, if we get DCCD, front LSD, more HP, 6spd (almost a given), or >2.0L then the STI will be ~ the price of the EVO+ the cost of those goodies.
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Old 01-06-2003, 07:27 PM   #15
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Well here's an interesting question. Lots of people here want more HP. So, how willing will you be to mod the STI when it comes out and thus reduce its resale value? And don't say it wont reduce it. Someone might be willing to pay a little extra but I suspect few will be willing to take the chance on an already expensive exclusive version of the WRX with HP mods.... Would you rather take a WRX and put the mod money into it and hope you might get more of it back? And be less worried about breaking the motor for instance (then you just drop in a STI version.. or a 2.2 or 2.5..)
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Old 01-06-2003, 07:49 PM   #16
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I say 35k without any mark up, if you're lucky. They'll probably gouge like hell because the demand is so high.
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Old 01-06-2003, 07:54 PM   #17
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Old 01-06-2003, 07:55 PM   #18
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I dont know if the markup is gonna be that high, the Z was supposed to be all rare. but they are selling for MSRP.

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Old 01-06-2003, 08:15 PM   #19
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it's $32k + ADM (our dealership said ADM of almost $10k!!!). There is aparently a $3500 markup straight from SoA...I think the ADM is a little extreme, but the Subaru manager thinks he can get it
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Old 01-06-2003, 08:37 PM   #20
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Looking at the specs and the competition, $33-$34K seem appropriate. Anything over $34K and they will have issues.

I don't buy this low volume argument. They only have a 2.5l turbo for the states. Why go through the extra cost if you are only going to produce low volumes. Where's the payback? I think they are going to want to push this in volume, at least starting in year 2. That supports a more reasonable amount price assumption. $31K seems low given all they are putting in the car.
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Old 01-06-2003, 08:40 PM   #21
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Angry Just spell it out.....

just name the price, and be done with it SOA, or it may just backfire on you.

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Old 01-06-2003, 08:46 PM   #22
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just name the price, and be done with it SOA, or it may just backfire on you.

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Official pricing will be set January 15th/16th at a SoA conference in Salt Lake City (Utah Convention center). I'd imagine that most of the top 200 dealers in the US will be sending reps. I say top200, because I've been told that only the top200 will get the initial run of STis.
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Old 01-06-2003, 09:11 PM   #23
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more features or not, the sti must be priced competively with the evo. I'm considering the sti. ..but I'm starting to see the stickers on other cars in the same (potentially) price class and wonder if its best. That might say that an sti isn't for me.

....and there's no way I'd ever pay a high adm. no way. Subaru better get a handle on it (like bmw did w/ the Mini).
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Old 01-06-2003, 10:15 PM   #24
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I wouldn't mind paying 32K-33K for it when you look at what you get.
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Old 01-06-2003, 10:25 PM   #25
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Regardless of what they set the price at, Subaru will sell every STi made and shipped here to the states... period. They can't build WRX's fast enough. Remeber the original plan of 12K cars in the first year? That more than doubled. I think Subaru will sell more STi's than Mitsu will Evo's, despite the increased price. Subaru has already show the WRX is a winner, the press loved and have been begging for an STi, and people will pay top dollar for the car. Despite what people on here think, people who already own a Subaru, it is simple supply and demand.
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