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Old 05-13-2019, 08:57 AM   #151
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The blind spot comments you mention about newer cars were one of the reasons I am happy with the VA STi. Giant green house with excellent visibility all around. I hated how my GR sedan had the weird ultra thick c pillar design that blocked my view over my shoulder. First thing i noticed when i sat down in my 2018 was the great visibility all around.
People griped about the look of the mirrors in the BRZs, but part of the reason for the gripe is they stood out like big old things on that tiny car. Except that that was the point. They worked like a charm.

With my 08 WRX and 13 STI, I absolutely needed a backup camera. With my 14 BRZ, I never bothered (always intended to do it, though). I always had such a large amount of rear visibility thanks to the big open rear window and substantial side mirrors that I never needed it. I even used the side mirrors in lieu of rear mirror when we had that car packed up so that I had no rear visibility, and I never felt blind.

Now, even with the large side mirrors, I NEED my rear window with my 19 WRX. Then again, bigger car, and much higher off the ground. Backup camera very much needed. But I don't need blindspot sensors with with WRX thanks to those side mirrors.

Cameros, on the other hand, absolutely need them.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:47 PM   #152
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Not bad looking.
I like this a lot. Normally I hate red but this looks good. could look better with Black accents on the hood scoop, roof, spoiler, door handles, lip and other lower trim.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:22 PM   #153
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:50 PM   #154
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Saw the article...interesting quote from Subaru's new wheel design for the STi... “emphasizes the sense of movement.”
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:07 PM   #155
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Torque News isn't the greatest with fully factual statements. Did the Japanese actually CONFIRM the 2020 is the outgoing model and for sure '21MY is the SGP?
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:07 AM   #156
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I don't know which Japanese company I think is the slowest releasing an updated version of a product I used to enjoy, Subaru or Square-Enix.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:37 AM   #157
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Square-Enix took so long with Kingdom Hearts III that I actually lost interest approximately a month before the game was released. Once it came out reviews were meh anyways, so I'm glad I skipped it. The first two will always have a special place in my heart.

With Subaru it's different since I need a car to drive and can squash my desire for more power so as to enjoy what's out now. Sometimes I do consider a WRX sedan... but then I come to my senses and realize I'm considering a WRX and a sedan.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:15 PM   #158
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Definitely great approaches here. Everyone should know not to purchase a first year redesign/new engine model. I learned my lesson back in 2008.

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IMy '04 was a first year model. Still going after 15 years!

It's a gamble...first year models are generally high quality but run the risk of having development issues. But with 2nd, 3rd, and subsequent year models, those start getting quality issues as the OEM starts cost cutting and begins sourcing parts from the lowest possible bidder, introducing the risk of defective or lower quality parts not performing the same as the earlier ones.
The 2004 Sti is an exception to that rule. A very great one at that.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:33 PM   #159
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The 2004 Sti is an exception to that rule. A very great one at that.
As was the ‘05 LGT. Same motor. I should have killed it many times, learned to tune on it. Ran meth four years. Broke most of the driveline launching it, autoxing, etc. Easy 4 sec to 60, lower and certain breakage. But that engine just kept screaming.

Sad what that EJ turned into in later years.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:35 PM   #160
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The 2004 Sti is an exception to that rule. A very great one at that.
Mostly...the one flaw seemed to be the sticking rear struts that many experienced, including me.

But adding some grease fittings seemed to fix that issue for almost everyone.

The engine and drive train have indeed been solid.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:18 PM   #161
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Saw the article...interesting quote from Subaru's new wheel design for the STi... “emphasizes the sense of movement.”
Reminds me of the Toyota Celica commercial from 2002 or 2003 when the dog runs into it parked emphasizing it looks fast.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:28 PM   #162
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Reminds me of the Toyota Celica commercial from 2002 or 2003 when the dog runs into it parked emphasizing it looks fast.

Toyota Celica - Dog, Looks Fast - YouTube


Also the Celica ad with the old man:


Loved this one!
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:42 PM   #163
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from the torque news article...
...The WRX STI Type S also gets a new 19-inch aluminum wheel that the Japanese automaker says “emphasizes the sense of movement.”

what's a STI Type S?
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:03 PM   #164
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Bring back the hatchhhhhhhh
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:22 AM   #165
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the Japanese website which includes the 2020 JDM photos. Type S is similar to the limited in US I believe.

https://www.subaru.jp/wrx/sti/
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:53 AM   #166
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Hmm I dont think theyd facelift the vents and wheels for one single model year, am I the only one who thinks we wont get a new sti until 2021? We will have these updates for 2019 and 2020, then 2021 as a 2022 model year a new car would come. If this is the case, it will have the same lifespan as the 2008-2014, 2015-2021
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:49 AM   #167
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I also noticed on the japanese subaru website, Looks like the same 19 inch wheel with machined/polished spokes/trim and new front bumper bezel cover.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:58 AM   #168
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I also noticed on the japanese subaru website, Looks like the same 19 inch wheel with machined/polished spokes/trim and new front bumper bezel cover.
Yep!! If we think about how Subaru rolls, I doubt theyd do this for only one model year I'm worried we will have two years of this facelift
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:31 PM   #169
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I wouldn't care that much if it's a MY22, as long as Subaru really tries to make the new STI a real game changer. At least something the enthusiasts can be..well..enthusiastic about lol

a real pocket rocket again.

Don't know if I'd go back to owning one again, now that I'm sitting on a 19 Forester and I do have plans of making those big steps in the near future (marriage/kids). But I gotta say that if they do make it enticing enough.. YOLO

Miss the manual sometimes.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:16 PM   #170
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Oh boy, shiny wheel spokes for this year. :barf:
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