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Old 05-24-2005, 06:10 PM   #301
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I have been talking to my local dealer that past few months about getting a Subaru and I finally decided to get an 06 STi. He informed me of a new body kit (which I have seen looks a little funky but thats ok) and an additional 30hp.

ever since he told me that I have looked online for the new 06 STi and I saw the new body but have seen no mention of an additional 30hp. This true? Anyone know?
The speculation is it will be the same HP but will have the facelift which to many is not an improvement. If you can wait 6 months to find out then do it. Just be confident because chances are you will be paying a premium versus buying an 05 at a discount do to the buzz regarding the 06.

05 current look discount price do to end model year known quantity

06 possible (not likely) hp increase premium price tag for new look

Personally the new look and slim chance of increase is not worth paying 4K more for the 06.

If it really has a HP increase and I am weak enough to where it bothers me then I could spend the difference and still be ahead in performace in the end.
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Old 06-03-2005, 10:30 AM   #302
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Another "My dealer told me..."

As far as the 06 (STi), I have seen several pictures of the actual one from Japan (since they always get the new models before we do, it is on sale in Japan right now.)


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Old 06-14-2005, 07:56 AM   #303
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What is everybody being told about ordering, not a down payment but an order. My dealer told me that orders were going to be taken the first of July and the car (Wrx) should be in towards the end of August. Anybody else?
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Old 06-25-2005, 07:47 PM   #304
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My salesman told me yesterday:

He was told that Subaru is looking to release a diesel starting out through a Saab then possibly to the Subaru models. I know we have rumored about the diesel possibility before, so I tho¨ght you guys mught be interested. This guy is generally not an enthusiest so he doesnt say things without reason and he told me this without me even asking. Just FYI.
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Old 06-26-2005, 12:54 PM   #305
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i love diesels..
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Old 07-03-2005, 06:08 PM   #306
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Old 07-05-2005, 10:33 AM   #307
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I was told 6 weeks ago that I could order an '06 Wrx today, I went in this morning and was told that the zone rep. had to be contacted first. We will see where this goes. I will update every so often.

Well, I don't have any prices yet, but was told that leather with heated seats were included on a "Limited Edition Wrx" according to the Subaru zone rep. I have not heard of this before, but the order will go in Friday with the other options that I wanted for a mid to late August delivery. I will update when I know more.

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Old 07-11-2005, 12:24 AM   #308
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See the car is suposed to be rally bred, which means it can have no more than a 2.0. even the 04-05 STi is not a rally car, why would they completely change it and put in a 6cylinder?
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:10 PM   #309
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Crap, it looks like Wrx prices will not be out until the end of the month so the dealership that I am talking with said that they cannot order before prices are out. The "Zone Rep" in this area tried to get the prices earlier, but was told he had to wait.
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:54 PM   #310
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Heard from my dealer today that I could put a deposit and agree for invoice on the '06. He's going to hear back monday about allocations for the first batch. Will update. Sounds like this is really close.
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Old 07-17-2005, 03:04 AM   #311
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your dealer is lying..
hp will stay the same.. most likely..

no horsepower change and no need. Even for 08, if there are any hp changes they will be minimal, 300 from a 4 cylin. is impressive.
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Old 07-17-2005, 09:36 AM   #312
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your dealer is lying..
hp will stay the same.. most likely..
But what about the WRX boost? I can't see them bringing the WRX closer to the STi (not saying you're wrong on the STi, thinking people are wrong on the WRX).
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:07 AM   #313
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I was at the dealership today, buying a new Impreza 2.5 RS, and I asked the salesman out of curiosity, "How often do you see SVXs around here?" He said, "Very rarely, and no one ever wants to trade them in. They're bringing it back, though." He didn't say when, or what the actual name would be, but he said it would be a fairly large coupe with all-wheel-drive (obviously). Dunno if anyone's heard anything else about this, but with all-wheel-drive becoming a hot feature in just about every segment of the market, it wouldn't surprise me if the all-wheel-drive master made an entry into the personal coupe section.
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:07 PM   #314
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no horsepower change and no need. Even for 08, if there are any hp changes they will be minimal, 300 from a 4 cylin. is impressive.
Yes. Renault feel that 100 hp per litre from an NA is about absolute max with current technology...and those cars get 4 MPG and 100 miles per quart of oil...not a daily driver.

With a turbo 311 HP from a 2.5 four is impressive. Remember the Supra 1jz, 2.5 litre straight 6 made 280 with twin turbos, and the 2jz 3.0 litre straight six made about 320 with twin turbos...that's from the factory...before FnF tarted it up. The STi is doing the same HP with 2 fewer cylinders and 14 percent fewer cc's.

I'm happy.

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Old 08-04-2005, 11:49 PM   #315
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Sales person (owned 2 WRX's and currently an STI) said that the 06 will have 320HP
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Old 08-11-2005, 03:17 PM   #316
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Last year when I was looking at an '04 WRX wagon, I was enquiring about the
Enkei rims that were on the car in the showroom. I said that I would consider those if they through in a set of Winter tires/rims.

The salesperson or "Retard" as I like to call him, told me that steel rims weren't strong enough to deal with the massive amount of torque the WRX has, so I would need the stock rims for the winter... for a fee of course.
I laughed and walked away knowing they would screw me any way they could if I bought a car there. Never will I buy a subie there.

If anyone reading this is from Ottawa/Hull region, this was at Ogilvie motors.
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Old 08-12-2005, 03:11 PM   #317
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I was at the dealership today, buying a new Impreza 2.5 RS, and I asked the salesman out of curiosity, "How often do you see SVXs around here?" He said, "Very rarely, and no one ever wants to trade them in. They're bringing it back, though." He didn't say when, or what the actual name would be, but he said it would be a fairly large coupe with all-wheel-drive (obviously). Dunno if anyone's heard anything else about this, but with all-wheel-drive becoming a hot feature in just about every segment of the market, it wouldn't surprise me if the all-wheel-drive master made an entry into the personal coupe section.
I read something about the B11S being the reincarnation of the SVX, so if they massage the B11S to make it more production-worthy, that could be the vehicle you heard about. I have heard no substantial rumors regarding bringing this vehicle to market, but it's feasible.

I've talked to a Subaru rep, and he said that when the SVX was on the market, they didn't sell well, but as soon as they pulled it, everyone wanted Subaru to bring it back.

I suppose that means they were a little too pricey for the average person? People loved them but couldn't afford them?

Let's hope they don't make the same mistake with its successor.
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Old 08-25-2005, 11:02 PM   #318
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Hello Everybody. Newbie here. My wife and I just put in an order for an 06 impreza outback. We just got a bizarre call today from the dealer saying that they got a call from Fuji that they will not be selling the Impreza Outback WITHOUT the special edition option You can only get it with the sp option
This is after getting a delivery number and everything. Does anybody know what the heck is going on. Is this kind of info what I hae to look forward to with Fuji industries as I venture into subaru land?
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Old 09-16-2005, 11:58 PM   #319
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special editio , hmmmm
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:42 PM   #320
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Hello Everybody. Newbie here. My wife and I just put in an order for an 06 impreza outback. We just got a bizarre call today from the dealer saying that they got a call from Fuji that they will not be selling the Impreza Outback WITHOUT the special edition option You can only get it with the sp option
This is after getting a delivery number and everything. Does anybody know what the heck is going on. Is this kind of info what I hae to look forward to with Fuji industries as I venture into subaru land?
If they are asking for more money, WALK AWAY. Not worth it. Teach that dealer a lesson for not knowing their product. Also, I would report them to SOA. This is one of the oldest car dealer scams ever.

Honda. My friend went to PICK UP his car, and they upped the price a grand for "certifying" it. Unfortunately, he fell for it and is now a grand poorer.

Walk away dude. There are other Subie dealers. Walk away.
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:53 PM   #321
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If they are asking for more money, WALK AWAY. Not worth it. Teach that dealer a lesson for not knowing their product. Also, I would report them to SOA. This is one of the oldest car dealer scams ever.

Honda. My friend went to PICK UP his car, and they upped the price a grand for "certifying" it. Unfortunately, he fell for it and is now a grand poorer.

Walk away dude. There are other Subie dealers. Walk away.
LOL...this matter was resolved peacefully. and the dealer was telling the truth all along.
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Old 11-27-2005, 06:36 PM   #322
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Old 12-22-2005, 10:57 PM   #323
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Hello everyone,
My name is Michael I work at Lancaster Subaru. I am sorry to see that almost everyone posting here has a negative opinion about their Dealerships. I know that alot of Sales people dont really know much about the cars that they are selling. I would however like to say that anyone in the Lancaster area should feel free to stop by and talk to one of us here. We definately aren't like all those other dealerships. We are under new management (for all of those who have heard bad things about us in the past), and all four of our fully qualified salesmen would be more than happy to answer any questions any of you have. I also would like to throw something totally off topic in here, we are going to be building a couple of cars here at Lancaster Subaru, and would like some input. We are taking a 2006 Impreza TR, and modifying it a little bit. We would like to know what parts you guys would like to see on the car, and what parts you think are a bad Idea. Thank you all very much for your time, and I hope that dealerships, like what we are trying to be, will change your opinion about us.
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:14 PM   #324
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Michael--better be careful. If you change the shift knob on your project car, Subaru will likely void your warranty........cheers, Oldnslow
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:57 PM   #325
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HAHA, I will give you that one. Subaru Warranties are fairly easy to void, lol. But we are trying our best to find what exactly we can Change and still keep the factory warranty. Well we have found some odd things, such as if you put the STI suspension on a TR, you void the warranty, or if you change the radiator hoses, the Strut tower bars ( to certain size or strength ), the filter element to any kind of foam filter, add a blow off valve ( unless it is SPT and re-circulated correctly ), Change the Inter-cooler (of course ), change the Turbo ( of course ), Change the Downpipe, Change the up-pipe ( even though changing the up-pipe is better for the Turbo, because there is a catalytic converter inside of it, and keeps the heat next to the turbo ), and many others. The shift knob though is not on the list, lolz. I would love to hear from you guys and see what mods you would like to see on the car. Thank you again for your time, and have a nice day.
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