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Old 10-21-2000, 10:39 PM   #1
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Question WRX pricing vs Type R pricing

The subaru will be able to kick the Type R's ass at just about everything, and the Type R cost is about $24.5k?

Anyone think subaru will use that as a target?


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Old 10-21-2000, 11:50 PM   #2
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Isnt the Type-R MSRP around $26k?

Personally, if the WRX comes out for that price (probably lower) its a bargain in compairison!

In short: New WRX = Rice Burner
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Old 10-22-2000, 06:01 PM   #3
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It is a bastard child of the rice boy scene and an attempt to appeal to Nissan Z buyers. You should no more dilute the Impreza than you should dilute a shelby cobra to encourage mass sales.
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Old 10-22-2000, 06:10 PM   #4
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2000 type-r = $24,830 (including destination)
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Old 10-22-2000, 07:51 PM   #5
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Don't you dare talk bad about the Type R. That think is awsome, except its FWD. However its LSD manages to make it feel less like its the front wheels being driven. The Type R is one of the only cars that can take you all the way to national autocross wins in basically stock form(assuming your a good driver). It dominates its class, and is basically a factory built race car. If you talk bad about this vehicle, you obviously don't know anything about it or what makes it so special. Its not just a GSR that they squeezed a few extra HP out of.

Now yes the WRX will be faster than the Type R, but not by much in the autocross. The WRX will also be in a higher class so there's not really any point comparing them. However, the WRX will never have the exclusivity of a true Type R. Its just to bad that people associate this fine vehicle with the rice community.
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Old 10-22-2000, 10:55 PM   #6
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Type-R's exclusive? I saw 5 of them at the Acura dealer at one time!!! And then there were another 5 2 weeks later! Exclusive... bah
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Old 10-23-2000, 12:15 AM   #7
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Kostamojen: Wow, and here I was thinking two years at ~750 units in the US (97 and 98, with a total of 0 in 99), and an additional year at ~1200 cars (plus some tacked on at the start of the current MY) was at least somewhat exclusive. Silly me...

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Old 10-23-2000, 01:36 AM   #8
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Yea, there are about 2500 total in the united states. There is no way you saw 3 new ones on the lot of a dealer at the same time. Even the biggest dealers would only get a few for the entire year, and not all at the same time, they'd be shipped seperatly throughout the year. Most were sold before they even got on the lot. Only a few were lucky enough to get these vehicles for MSRP, most hat a few grand markup. There will probably be more WRX's in the US by late next year than total Type R's.
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Old 10-23-2000, 06:21 AM   #9
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I have seen 2 yellow ITR's at Acura of Bellevue (Rich part of Seattle) sitting there for a month or so. They also had a few NSX's sitting there.
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Old 10-23-2000, 06:52 AM   #10
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it's definately possible to have seen 3 on the lot. i have. but that does not mean it isn't rare.

450 ('97) + 750 ('98) + 0 ('99) + 1200 ('00) = not a lot of them on the road
(BYW, these are not exact number. no one outside of honda knows the exact number that has been released in the US)
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Old 10-23-2000, 08:30 AM   #11
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I don't know about down in the US but up here in Vancouver Canada I can't go a day without seeing 5 or 6 driving around on the street. Maybe Canada got the same alotment of Type-R's as the US but has 1/10 the population? Maybe my area is just a hotbed for Type-R's.
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Old 10-23-2000, 09:14 AM   #12
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Be careful of the Type R wannabes... I've seen more Type R stickers than anything else...
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Old 10-23-2000, 09:19 AM   #13
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Akiata: the reason they sat there was because they were asking $3500 over sticker, and wouldn't budge on the price. Eventually they offered me MSRP on one of the yellow ones, but I didn't want yellow

That's right: 450 the first year, I forgot it was less than 750.

Vancouver, BC is a hotbed for Type-R's. It's amazing how many there are.

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Old 10-23-2000, 09:21 AM   #14
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From what I have heard, there are more type-r's in vancouver than any other city in north america. Not sure why, but that seems to be the case.

Most dealers do not get very many type-r's at all. My local dealer is one of the biggest in Ohio and is only getting 5 this year. They got 9 last year. If you saw type-r's sitting on the lot for a month, well that's damn near a miracle. Probably 99% are sold before they arrive.

At this point in time, one years production of the RS outnumbers all the type-r's sold in the US. I have seen a total of 1 type-r on the road in northeastern ohio, but I see RS's everyday now (there's 3 in my parking garage at work). Back in '98, when I bought my RS, I went for more than a year before I saw another one.
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Old 10-23-2000, 09:54 AM   #15
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I swear there are more Type R's in this town than Civics (I know it's not true but you get the point).
I have never driven one but I know they are lite, fast and FWD. In the rain these things must be a nightmare. I could be wrong tho.

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