Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday December 7, 2022
Home Forums Images WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > News & Rumors > Non-Subaru News & Rumors

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.







* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-27-2022, 05:31 AM   #26
VarmintCong
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 379605
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Peabody, MA
Vehicle:
2017 Civic Sport
2012 Outback 2.5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4S-TURBO View Post
You're in luck! Ford doesn't make cars for the US.
We were all set to get the Active, the crossover version of the Focus (which they had in the dealership here). Then the Trump tariffs in 2019 killed it, or Ford used that as an excuse.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
VarmintCong is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 09-27-2022, 11:45 AM   #27
Russ_G93
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 528403
Join Date: Jan 2022
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: NorCal
Vehicle:
22' WR-HikingShoe
17' F250, 18' Q5, 18' CRV

Default

The ST proves that if Subaru threw a Turbo into the Impreza hatch (2018 impreza Wagon sport was my jam in terms of looks) and called it an RS, MOST of us would be happy.
Russ_G93 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2022, 12:27 PM   #28
JustyWRC
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 153088
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Arlington, TN
Vehicle:
2005 Baja Turbo
95 Sambar 06 Forester

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russ_G93 View Post
The ST proves that if Subaru threw a Turbo into the Impreza hatch (2018 impreza Wagon sport was my jam in terms of looks) and called it an RS, MOST of us would be happy.
Did Subaru ever sell a turbo in a car with a RS moniker? The RS here just had a 2.5 in it. I wonder if Subaru did that now, like the Crosstrek, would it spark some extra sales of it? I thought the Sport shoulda had it years ago.
JustyWRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2022, 12:49 PM   #29
Russ_G93
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 528403
Join Date: Jan 2022
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: NorCal
Vehicle:
22' WR-HikingShoe
17' F250, 18' Q5, 18' CRV

Default

I learned stick in an old RS. I think it would, correctly priced, starting in the 20 thousands, hella young people would buy it just like they did in the early 2000s. But.... I think for now Subaru will just work on their hybrid, pos EV sti.
Russ_G93 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2022, 01:35 PM   #30
4S-TURBO
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 67807
Join Date: Aug 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Vehicle:
an anachronism
of car culture

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustyWRC View Post
Did Subaru ever sell a turbo in a car with a RS moniker? The RS here just had a 2.5 in it. I wonder if Subaru did that now, like the Crosstrek, would it spark some extra sales of it? I thought the Sport shoulda had it years ago.
Yes. The Legacy RS was the sportier cheaper turbo variant with less bells and whistles and was the trim for homologation into WRC with road going specials offered.

4S-TURBO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2022, 03:51 PM   #31
wrxsubaru
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 65133
Join Date: Jun 2004
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Seattle
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4S-TURBO View Post
Yes. The Legacy RS was the sportier cheaper turbo variant with less bells and whistles and was the trim for homologation into WRC with road going specials offered.

Man I would love a 1st gen legacy turbo manual right nowÖ.

They all are disappearing.
wrxsubaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2022, 09:04 PM   #32
VarmintCong
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 379605
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Peabody, MA
Vehicle:
2017 Civic Sport
2012 Outback 2.5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4S-TURBO View Post
Yes. The Legacy RS was the sportier cheaper turbo variant with less bells and whistles and was the trim for homologation into WRC with road going specials offered.

Is that this car? Was never sold in the US I assume.

https://jalopnik.com/the-first-subaru-sti-was-this-forgotten-record-breaking-1824280442
VarmintCong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2022, 09:12 PM   #33
VarmintCong
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 379605
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Peabody, MA
Vehicle:
2017 Civic Sport
2012 Outback 2.5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustyWRC View Post
Did Subaru ever sell a turbo in a car with a RS moniker? The RS here just had a 2.5 in it. I wonder if Subaru did that now, like the Crosstrek, would it spark some extra sales of it? I thought the Sport shoulda had it years ago.
The turbo Civic Si has been a huge success, I loved mine cause itís enough power to have fun and light and cheap enough that most can afford it. With 200 hp itís not going to beat EVs and minivans at stoplights, but I think a lot of people have stopped caring about that.

Subaru should make a hatch or sedan to compete with the Si. When I got mine it was $24k with LEDs, sport seats, upgraded stereo. The equivalent WRX was like $35k. Thatís a whole different price range. And just throwing the 2.5 in an Impreza isnít enough, you need a sport suspension, sport seats, nice wheels, 6mT etc.
VarmintCong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2022, 09:20 PM   #34
wrxsubaru
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 65133
Join Date: Jun 2004
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Seattle
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VarmintCong View Post
Is that this car? Was never sold in the US I assume.

https://jalopnik.com/the-first-subaru-sti-was-this-forgotten-record-breaking-1824280442
Yeah, I think it was sold as the Subaru Legacy Sport in the US. Had the eJ22t.
wrxsubaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2022, 12:15 PM   #35
Russ_G93
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 528403
Join Date: Jan 2022
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: NorCal
Vehicle:
22' WR-HikingShoe
17' F250, 18' Q5, 18' CRV

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VarmintCong View Post
The turbo Civic Si has been a huge success, I loved mine cause itís enough power to have fun and light and cheap enough that most can afford it. With 200 hp itís not going to beat EVs and minivans at stoplights, but I think a lot of people have stopped caring about that.

Subaru should make a hatch or sedan to compete with the Si. When I got mine it was $24k with LEDs, sport seats, upgraded stereo. The equivalent WRX was like $35k. Thatís a whole different price range. And just throwing the 2.5 in an Impreza isnít enough, you need a sport suspension, sport seats, nice wheels, 6mT etc.
Thats what im saying, a new iteration of the Impreza RS would fly off the lots, especially if it was a direct competitor to the SI.
Russ_G93 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2022 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2019, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.