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Old 03-30-2009, 04:31 PM   #876
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That silver show car isn't bad.

Personally, I think they should ditch the Impreza 4-door, in favor of an AWD variant of the upcoming Subaru/Toyota coupe across the whole impreza line, 2.0 220hp NA, 2.5T, and 2.5 T STI level in a sleek 3-door coupe. I never understood the redundance of the 4-door Impreza/WRX with the Legacy 2.5i and 2.5GT. The Legacy is a nicer car, both looks and interior, and not that much more expensive, model for model.

Leave the 4-door bodystyle to the Legacy 2.5i, 2.5GT, and 3.6 H6.
1. That's not happening no matter how much you want it
2. People LIKE that the Impreza has 4 doors. It's all practicality which Subaru thrives off of. You can get a performance car that fits 5 people semi-comfortably and have room for some cargo. Making the Impreza LINE specifically coupes would be a terrible move for Subaru. Maybe a good amendment to you're idea would be to offer the Impreza in BOTH 4 doors and a coupe. However 4 doors is far from redundant.
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:46 PM   #877
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1. That's not happening no matter how much you want it
2. People LIKE that the Impreza has 4 doors. It's all practicality which Subaru thrives off of. You can get a performance car that fits 5 people semi-comfortably and have room for some cargo. Making the Impreza LINE specifically coupes would be a terrible move for Subaru. Maybe a good amendment to you're idea would be to offer the Impreza in BOTH 4 doors and a coupe. However 4 doors is far from redundant.
1: I assume you are referring to the 2.0 liter with 220hp comment... that is the rumor for the DI naturally aspirated engine in the Celica/Subaru coupe toyota joint project. It may not materialize, but who knows.

2: Are you sure? maybe you are right... but between 2001 and 2007, it was sedan and 5-door only, and the sedan had the slight edge on looks, and was the only STI body style. Little choice.

Since 2008MY, it has been heavily favoring the 5-door, seemingly, and also now the only STI bodystyle. the 4-door seems to have been a bone thrown to the US market, and it seems redundant with the 2.5i and 2.5GT Legacy, which gets almost no attention, from SOA or otherwise.

I do like 4 doors. and I am so VERY glad I have a Legacy GT over a WRX 4-door. I would make the same choice over and over again. I don't know why when someone goes to a Subaru dealer, and ask for a 4-door, NA or Turbo, they don't get pointed at Legacy. Why Impreza 4-door?

Point 2, I wasn't suggesting that a COUPE be the ONLY impreza bodystyle. I was suggesting that it replace the 4-door, and be sold model-for-model alongside the 5-door Impreza, GT/WRX, and STI. Why not choose 5-door or 3-door on the Impreza line, and 4-door gets pointed toward Legacy?

Although, if Subaru screws up the '10 Legacy... who knows. I still wouldn't buy an Impreza 4-door or 5-door. They are both horrendously ugly without drastic modification, and even then still at a deficit of aesthetics.

I would wait for the Suba-yota coupe, buy an 09 Legacy Spec B left-over, or if all else fails, buy a used Infiniti, Audi, older Porsche or something else entirely. I can't make myself spend tens of thousands of dollars on a very good car (like WRX or STI) that I can't bear to look at favorably, inside or out. Current Legacy is good. Impreza, and Legacy Concept or Exiga are not attractive to me, despite their technical advantages.

I so badly want a good subaru coupe that I can appreciate technically, as well as enjoy the styling of, both interior and exterior. I am getting tired of looking at good tech and having to look past the ugly. Or seeing attractiveness wasted on FWD cars that I can't enjoy as well in a technical sense.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:03 PM   #878
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the 4-door seems to have been a bone thrown to the US market,
Not true. Yes, it was first offered in North America, but the Impreza 4-door sedan is now offered in a number of markets.

Australia
http://www.subaru.com.au/models/impreza/

Russia
http://www.subaru.ru/lineup/impreza/model

Kenya
http://www.subarukenya.com/09impreza.html

Chile
http://www.subaru.cl/

Israel
http://www.subaru.co.il/models_b3Sedan.asp

I'm sure there are other markets too.

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Old 03-30-2009, 06:22 PM   #879
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It cracks me up how people rave about utility of a 4 door sedan yet miss doubled utility of a hatchback/wagon. I actually fitted 52 inch LCD, ottoman and routinely transport bunch of other stuff in mine.

If the STI just came as sedan, then I'd rather get a EVO.

Loosing STI hatch would sadden many people, I'm glad I got mine.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:01 PM   #880
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4) Mitsubishi Evo is a sedan, and Hatch version of at least the Ralliart is coming.
The Evo design is HIDEOUS!! The front end, the sides, and the reas end all look like they came from at least 3 other completely different cars!
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:03 PM   #881
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It cracks me up how people rave about utility of a 4 door sedan yet miss doubled utility of a hatchback/wagon.
They also miss out on the better aerodynamics and sleeker look.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:40 PM   #882
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Dealer is always right..
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:31 PM   #883
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It cracks me up how people rave about utility of a 4 door sedan yet miss doubled utility of a hatchback/wagon. I actually fitted 52 inch LCD, ottoman and routinely transport bunch of other stuff in mine.

If the STI just came as sedan, then I'd rather get a EVO.

Loosing STI hatch would sadden many people, I'm glad I got mine.
And the hatch looks like ****, no offense.
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:32 PM   #884
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The Evo design is HIDEOUS!! The front end, the sides, and the reas end all look like they came from at least 3 other completely different cars!
The evo is a beautiful car, much more aggressive then any STI i have ever seen. And the rear of an evo is perfect... i would much rather have an Evo back with STI sides, and either STI or evo front, depending on how aggressive i wanted the car to look.

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Old 06-14-2009, 07:53 PM   #885
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2010 WRX gets some sort of special package.

2011 STI Sedan returns! "It looks mean" - SNE Rep
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:03 PM   #886
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If it looks anything like the WRX sedan it looks fat
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:05 PM   #887
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2011 STI Sedan returns! "It looks mean" - SNE Rep
Hopefully the STI sedan will be offered without a huge wing (as in no wing, period), as it's time to put that boy-racer look out to pasture. I doubt it will happen, but one can only hope...

Edmunds de-winged one of their long-term EVOs, and it looks sooooo much better w/o the wing.

http://blogs.edmunds.com/roadtests/2...han-ricey.html

http://blogs.edmunds.com/roadtests/2...t-to-wing.html

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Old 06-14-2009, 08:07 PM   #888
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I hope they don't just plop fat fenders on it like the zerosports concept. It didn't flow right. I look forward to the sedan though.
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Any DI info?
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:09 PM   #890
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r u thinking 07 limited edition return?

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Hopefully the STI sedan will be offered without a huge wing (as in no wing, period), as it's time to put that boy-racer look out to pasture. I doubt it will happen, but one can only hope...

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r u thinking 07 limited edition return?
I hope so.

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Old 06-14-2009, 08:43 PM   #892
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So no real "upgrades" rumored for the WRX except for a special package? It would be nice to know soon before a get a 2009...
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:34 PM   #893
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just in time when everbody is going hybrid
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:36 PM   #894
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I hope this is true about a new STi sedan. Currently the only way I get another Subaru to replace my current WRX in a couple years is if I get a used STi or Spec-B. If Subaru does this and brings the coupe I'll have a tough choice to make.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:51 AM   #895
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So no real "upgrades" rumored for the WRX except for a special package? It would be nice to know soon before a get a 2009...
Yeah, but it's probably going to be a 2 door, 350hp, w/ twin-clutch 7 speed, 19x9" wheels, STI brakes, DCCD, fender flares, quad trunk-exit exhaust and a revised suspension geometry that works best 0.5" off the ground!

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Yeah, but it's probably going to be a 2 door, 350hp, w/ twin-clutch 7 speed, 19x9" wheels, STI brakes, DCCD, fender flares, quad trunk-exit exhaust and a revised suspension geometry that works best 0.5" off the ground!


i think u had it all wrong. my dealership told me it will be a hybrid, 316 hp, 0-60 in 5.9 sec, 3900 lb curb weight because of the electric motor + battery
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:00 PM   #897
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2011 STI Sedan returns! "It looks mean" - SNE Rep
Heard from a different source as well:

http://wrxfanatics.com/blog/2009/06/sti-se...n-its-way-back/

Second hand information so take it for what it's worth:
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The owner of our dealership just returned from a SOA pow-wow with some great news!

In early 2011 a NAAAASTY looking STi sedan will be back for sale, complete with the large spoiler, flared fenders and back to its rally heritage. Unfortunately its all hush-hush so he couldn't bring back any images or more info, but I figured you would appreciate the news. And No, its not anything like the Toyota concept or any "spy" pics that are out there. Sorry I don't have much more info as of now, but ill keep you updated. FYI all future manuals are 6 speeds, even on base models. Woot. (Edited for spelling)
So for all those rumors of the STI getting discontinued it looks like Subaru may have a few more cards up it's sleeve.
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2011?? i just want to know what subaru is doing for the 2010 sti.. if i see no power jump, i'm going to be VERY disappointed
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2011?? i just want to know what subaru is doing for the 2010 sti.. if i see no power jump, i'm going to be VERY disappointed
I agree, waiting to see what the 2010 STI is going to be. Logically they are going to increase HP but you never know. Spec C is being listed at 320HP.

I am looking at trading in my 2007 WRX but am torn on what to do at this point...the dealership does have a 2009 Legacy Spec B for sale however but may be a little larger than what I am looking for.
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The Evo design is HIDEOUS!! The front end, the sides, and the reas end all look like they came from at least 3 other completely different cars!
and its makes so much power for so little $ amount... what were they thinking? and stock block holding 600whp? OMG! why would they build something so complex!

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