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Old 12-20-2021, 01:01 PM   #2
Pete Holt
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Member#: 12
Join Date: Jun 1999
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Appleton, WI
2018 STI Type RA
Crystal Black Silica


The front end is growing on me and I am sure the handling has to see some improvement on the new chassis.

I wish Ryan went into that a bit more because there are a lot of things I am not a fan of- the tail lights, the suv-like cheap plastic fender garnishes, the oddly shaped info screen on the dash with a display that has all the clarity of a car that "looks like it came from 2005," and the large horn button that looks like it came off of a bumper car at the state fair.

I am glad to see the addition of adaptive suspension to make the car more flexible for track days and daily driving. But why is it only available with the CVT?? This is maddening for enthusiasts when Subaru seems to be one of the last to bring an AWD turbo car here with a manual transmission.

I see Ryan is still hopeful that the new STI will have 400hp. I really hope he is right, but I doubt it. With the new Solterra, maybe the old rumor about the new STI being a hybrid will be right for better performance and a much needed bump in mpg. I am sure there is a way to make wider bulging fenders for the STI to ditch the cheap plastic fender flares on the WRX, but I am doubtful Subaru will spend the time and money to do that.

Subaru has a great opportunity to bring to the U.S. the last true great rally car before everything goes electric. With record sales for Subaru for a long time they definitely have the capital to make an absolutely great car. I certainly hope they deliver, but if they don't my Type RA will suffice.
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