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Old 01-06-2003, 04:55 PM   #1
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Talking Wow! Does Subaru Appreciate U.S. or what?

Fancy that, giving us an exclusive 2.5 L turbo!!!!! I didn't expect that! Probably because our gas is such low octane stuff - there are limits to what you can do with a 2L on pump gas! This is incredible news.

Just wonder what price tag will be. I'll bet MSRP will be over 33K with normal equipment. May be worth it though...
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Old 01-06-2003, 04:57 PM   #2
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it was probably mostly emissions related, so that they can still look good for the environmental contingent.

it's good for us
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:05 PM   #3
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do they apreiciate us? hell no...

it took them 10 fricken years to bring this car over!!!
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:08 PM   #4
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Serious thumbs up to Subaru and SOA for doing this right!

Truly exeeded my expectations and I will be buying an STI afterall.

Thank you x100 !
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:08 PM   #5
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Yep. Thanks SOA!
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:12 PM   #6
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hey, for once, a car company gave US the BEST they had to offer, not some watered-down version!

This STi has EVERYTHING the JDM model has! Good work SOA and FHI!
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:13 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by ChrisW
do they apreiciate us? hell no...

it took them 10 fricken years to bring this car over!!!

if the price is right, I'd say this makes up for it.
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:15 PM   #8
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This car is SOLD!!!
I just need to pick a color and know a price!
One thing I am curious about is weight and weight balance.
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:18 PM   #9
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I will second that. FHI, SOA, SOJ, whatever, u have my respect and loyalty for life. Keep up the good work. Lets see 400hp next year!!! ;-D
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:29 PM   #10
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Well, I think emission is the number one factor - in order to beat the EVO at the power game with a 4 cylinder turbo and still pass emission, that's probably the only way to do it. Nonetheless, it's about the time the STi show up with a bang... can't you see the grin on my face now?
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:33 PM   #11
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im going to call my dealer and get on the list tomorrow....
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:37 PM   #12
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can't you see the grin on my face now?

I am happy as pig in ****.
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:37 PM   #13
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yea uh, im nto really that insterested in why it happend, just glas as all hell that it did... this car is god ::worships::
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:45 PM   #14
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Talking SOA should appreciate the U.S.

They should appreciate the U.S. After all wasn't the the U.S. the biggest consumer of bugeye WRXs in the world? They should reward us.
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Old 01-06-2003, 06:15 PM   #15
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They should appreciate the U.S. After all wasn't the the U.S. the biggest consumer of bugeye WRXs in the world? They should reward us.
They have extremely pinpoint and on-target marketing - the 2L they sell in JA won't run on our gas, so what do they do - give us a 2.5!!

How did they keep the wraps on this? No leaks to speak of. Mitsu's gotta be carrapping in their pants about now.
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Old 01-06-2003, 06:19 PM   #16
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indeed way to GO FHI ...

my guess is that it was mainly a FHI project .. thus the lack of leaks .. they were however there..
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