Originally Posted by syncros
I would think thats going to make a bunch of current STi owners somewhat peeved, and perhaps take sales away from the new ('06) STi..the STi is and would remain a different car (transmission, suspension), but IMO what really sets it apart right now from the WRX (and justifies the extra $$) is the engine.
As we've discussed before in here, there is plenty of equipment on the usdm sti that makes it worth the higher price, other than .5 liters more of displacement compared to a usdm wrx. in other parts of the world the two have the same displacement.
For what its worth, I've heard second hand the same 2.5l wrx rumors from a local dealer. I'll wait for offical announcements from subaru before getting to excited. If its true, I say bring it on.