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Old 08-02-2022, 09:54 PM   #7376
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Thanks for sharing! That is a great video. It is great to see how understressed the FA24 is.
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:24 AM   #7377
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https://www.autoblog.com/2022/08/03/...d-test-review/

Not terribly shocking, but the GT is underwhelming.
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:24 AM   #7378
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:46 AM   #7379
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Not terribly shocking, but the GT is underwhelming.






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Old 08-03-2022, 10:56 AM   #7380
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Saw a new dealer plate dark blue WRX last night. It was immediately recognizable and my wife burst out laughing. The wheel wells swallow the wheels, the massive frontal area swallows the headlights, and the massive rear diffuser thing swallows the trunk. It's a clown car. The optional exhaust sounds good though.
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:57 AM   #7381
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Not terribly shocking, but the GT is underwhelming.
"If the lack of Recaros and adaptive suspension is really eating you, I have the feeling Subaru will come up with a solution. Perhaps a 2023 WRX tS (tuned by STI)? The parts are there, after all" (Autoblog).

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Old 08-03-2022, 12:00 PM   #7382
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What would a WRX tS cost? If the price is at all similar to the GT trim, I think it would be a bit of a stretch. Maybe base it on the premium trim priced at about $35k?

If it costs as much or more than a 2021 Sti I don't think many will be interested. Same if it costs too much more than an Elantra N or as much as a Type-R.
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Old 08-03-2022, 12:12 PM   #7383
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What would a WRX tS cost? If the price is at all similar to the GT trim, I think it would be a bit of a stretch. Maybe base it on the premium trim priced at about $35k?

If it costs as much or more than a 2021 Sti I don't think many will be interested. Same if it costs too much more than an Elantra N or as much as a Type-R.
WRX tS could be $40k+. BRZ tS was about $4k more than the BRZ Limited.

WRX GT is $43k, so subtract for the SPT, and you are about $41k, then add a few bucks for the 4-pots.

The WRX tS would be the new STI, in a weird way.
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Old 08-03-2022, 12:19 PM   #7384
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WRX tS could be $40k+. BRZ tS was about $4k more than the BRZ Limited.

WRX GT is $43k, so subtract for the SPT, and you are about $41k, then add a few bucks for the 4-pots.

The WRX tS would be the new STI, in a weird way.
I wouldn't pay that, but more power to those interested. But I'd probably settle for a big brake package on a lower trim.
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Old 08-03-2022, 01:52 PM   #7385
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43K for a WRX tS (tuned by STi), no thanks. I'd rather CTR or Corolla GR. Heck I'd rather pick up a 2005 STi and go [email protected] out with JDM part.
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Old 08-03-2022, 02:39 PM   #7386
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Autoblog said “the parts are there”

Sounds like what I’ve been saying. Since they had production ready STIs they should have no problem giving attention to everything besides the engine
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Autoblog said "the parts are there"

Sounds like what I've been saying. Since they had production ready STIs they should have no problem giving attention to everything besides the engine
They mean the GT's Recaros and dampers, and WRX Performance Pack (BRZ tS) red 4-pots, can be applied to the manual WRX.
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Old 08-03-2022, 03:43 PM   #7388
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Saw a new dealer plate dark blue WRX last night. It was immediately recognizable and my wife burst out laughing. The wheel wells swallow the wheels, the massive frontal area swallows the headlights, and the massive rear diffuser thing swallows the trunk. It's a clown car. The optional exhaust sounds good though.
Check this out. Look at those 14" wheels on the WRX. Looks fab.

I read it on Reddit
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Old 08-03-2022, 04:03 PM   #7389
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They mean the GT's Recaros and dampers, and WRX Performance Pack (BRZ tS) red 4-pots, can be applied to the manual WRX.
If it's really just those things, over $40k is an insane asking price. It would have to have the Sti transmission and DCCD too IMHO.
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Old 08-03-2022, 04:10 PM   #7390
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Check this out. Look at those 14" wheels on the WRX. Looks fab.

I read it on Reddit
Looks terrible. Granted, most aftermarket wheels look bad without a drop.
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If it's really just those things, over $40k is an insane asking price. It would have to have the Sti transmission and DCCD too IMHO.
GT has those things (minus 4 pots) and costs $43k. (Crazy, I know).

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Old 08-03-2022, 04:20 PM   #7391
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GT has those things (minus 4 pots) and costs $43k.
Yes. Also an insane asking price. And don't forget about the safety features that are tied to the SPT, which by Subaru has yet to pair with a manual. It isn't as simple a calculous as subtract transmission and add brakes.

As I previously stated, I think it would be smart for Subaru to base a performance trim on the premium rather than the top of the line. Something that wouldn't be unprecedented as the Sti itself has different trim levels and I believe one or more of the series special editions was based on the premium. Series.grey I think?
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Old 08-03-2022, 04:22 PM   #7392
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absolutely stunning! you are just jealous because you can't afford one!
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Old 08-03-2022, 04:24 PM   #7393
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Yes. Also an insane asking price. And don't forget about the safety features that are tied to the SPT, which by Subaru has yet to pair with a manual. It isn't as simple a calculous as subtract transmission and add brakes.

As I previously stated, I think it would be smart for Subaru to base a performance trim on the premium rather than the top of the line. Something that wouldn't be unprecedented as the Sti itself has different trim levels and I believe one or more of the series special editions was based on the premium. Series.grey I think?
If they did make a tS, then you might be right. They have done this before, where the "Sport" model is not based on the Limited, but instead it is based on the Premium. That way, they can delete some stuff (leather, moonroof, etc) and replace it with sporty extras, and then charge a slightly higher MSRP, but not drastically higher.

2020 WRX: "the $2850 Performance package is only available on the Premium."
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Old 08-03-2022, 04:43 PM   #7394
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Consumers Reports finally did their short review and ranking of the WRX...




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Old 08-03-2022, 04:44 PM   #7395
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Ya this DP stuff is the worst...
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Old 08-03-2022, 06:02 PM   #7396
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Hell yeah!

Road test score: 83

Highs: Acceleration, handling agility, braking.

ROFL did they really give the GTI a 67....
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Old 08-03-2022, 06:15 PM   #7397
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Old 08-03-2022, 06:36 PM   #7398
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Wohooo Civic Si gets a high score!! OOhh ooh and a check mark, assuming that means it's their pick.
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Check mark means recommended.

The WRX is not recommended.
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Wohooo Civic Si gets a high score!! OOhh ooh and a check mark, assuming that means it's their pick.
Hell yeah! It is a much softer, comfortable car albeit much slower too. DeMuro perfectly described it at the end of his review " A sportish Civic". It is an instant CR hit. I am surprised it didn't score higher but I still love what CR had to say about the WRX:

"It's a mighty quick car...We enjoy the six-speed's manual robust and accurate feel...Handling is the WRX's virtue. It posted one of the highest speeds through our avoidance maneuver...The taut suspension gives the WRX a keep ability to gobble curvy back roads, while the all-wheel drive puts down power like a car on Velcro".


WRX shines at what makes a sports sedan but gives up comfort and some entertainment issues.
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