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Old 08-02-2019, 08:04 PM   #1
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Seems like the new SGP model has been postponed to the 2021 model year. Dark Gray Metallic is now Magnetite Grey Metallic.

http://www.subaru-global.com/ebrochu...x.html?nav=top
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:12 PM   #2
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Magnetite is a welcome replacement to the forever DGM. Should look good.
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:17 PM   #3
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No need to rush. They are doing fantastic across the board. The new Outback, Forester and Legacy are excellent. FA WRX is still king in its class because there are really no AWD competitors at this price point. It is worth the wait for the FA STi.

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Old 08-02-2019, 11:53 PM   #4
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Magnetite is a welcome replacement to the forever DGM. Should look good.
Yep, the color choices have been terrible. Dgm is like taking care of black and the silver is too blue.
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:50 PM   #5
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Magnetite is a welcome replacement to the forever DGM. Should look good.
After looking at the 2019 Subaruís that already have it, it doesnít seem that much different. Iíd like more of a bardo gray if we could.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:20 PM   #6
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After looking at the 2019 Subaruís that already have it, it doesnít seem that much different. Iíd like more of a bardo gray if we could.
There's considerable contrast between the two. But yeah, I agree a lighter gray would be nice. This is Subaru tho. Take it as it trickles.
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:37 PM   #7
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Is there a list of changes?
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:19 PM   #8
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I haven't been following Subaru closely for long, but it's shocking to me how little is known/leaked about the future models. There's not a single spy photo of the next gen STi. Is that usual?
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:29 PM   #9
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I haven't been following Subaru closely for long, but it's shocking to me how little is known/leaked about the future models. There's not a single spy photo of the next gen STi. Is that usual?
100% usual. You won't see any spy photos or info about the new model until they release it close to when its actually released.
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:35 PM   #10
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100% usual. You won't see any spy photos or info about the new model until they release it close to when its actually released.
That's good to know, thanks. I used to live in SE Michigan and there were cars (big 3 and import) all over the road that were years away from release. Subaru seems pretty unique in its secrecy.
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:58 PM   #11
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That's good to know, thanks. I used to live in SE Michigan and there were cars (big 3 and import) all over the road that were years away from release. Subaru seems pretty unique in its secrecy.
A huge part of that secrecy comes from the well known fact that Subaru uses mules that look exactly like normal, everyday current models when new tech or redesigns are being tested. Heck, I'm sure Subaru can use a body style from something made in 2002 as a test mule and most people won't notice it.
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:47 PM   #12
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A huge part of that secrecy comes from the well known fact that Subaru uses mules that look exactly like normal, everyday current models when new tech or redesigns are being tested. Heck, I'm sure Subaru can use a body style from something made in 2002 as a test mule and most people won't notice it.
This ^^^. Only when close to production will you start seeing camoed cars. Subaru has been known to be stealthy working on engineering mules.

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Old 08-02-2019, 10:58 PM   #13
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Seems like the new SGP model has been postponed to the 2021 model year. Dark Gray Metallic is now Magnetite Grey Metallic.

http://www.subaru-global.com/ebrochu...x.html?nav=top
I think it was planned. Not postponed.
My question will be... are we going to see new SGP WRX/STI in year 2020 or 2021 spring since 2020 model announced a few months later than normal.
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:09 AM   #14
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I think it was planned. Not postponed.
My question will be... are we going to see new SGP WRX/STI in year 2020 or 2021 spring since 2020 model announced a few months later than normal.
I find it odd we have seen NOTHING yet on the new WRX/STI. If the new one is truly going to be a MY2021, then we should have seen a few spy shots or heard SOMETHING. Typically new WRX/STIs sell in April, give or take. That’s not that far away.
If they are really putting a new power plant in the STI and the EJ is finally going to die, thank goodness, it might be taking them a while to get that whole thing sorted. It has been almost 18 years since any major change on the STI.

At this rate, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a MY2022 we see in spring 2021.

For those that skip the first year (I’m very glad I waited a year and bought my ‘05), they’re in for a long ass wait still.

M2 Competitions can be had right now, today.

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Old 08-03-2019, 08:57 AM   #15
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M2 Competitions can be had right now, today.
You could also buy 2 base wrx's for the price of an M2 comp. Not exactly the best comparison.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:02 AM   #16
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Pop up headlight washers! At last what we've all been waiting for

Also is looks like there's only 2 trims of wrx now? "base" and "high"

STI comes in "mid" and "high" trims too what is this jargon?
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:41 AM   #17
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Pop up headlight washers! At last what we've all been waiting for

Also is looks like there's only 2 trims of wrx now? "base" and "high"

STI comes in "mid" and "high" trims too what is this jargon?
Itís the international site rendered in English. Iíd wait until the US site is updated. It also shows 18 inch wheels on the sti.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:07 PM   #18
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You could also buy 2 base wrx's for the price of an M2 comp. Not exactly the best comparison.
Why on earth would you compare an M2 Comp to a base WRX? That’s dumb.

I agree, not a good comparison you made.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:08 PM   #19
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:30 AM   #20
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This is odd, if they are going to start taking 2020 orders mid August.
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:28 AM   #21
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This is odd, if they are going to start taking 2020 orders mid August.
It was unusual and I am thinking new SGP WRX will be 2021 announcement (Jan) then available around spring or as late as summer T_T.

My 08 Forester XT hit 120000 miles and started to break. I had to replace radiator and AC compressors last month....
I am starting to search other options from other car companies.......
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:54 PM   #22
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Besides the color, an electronic parking brake, and the return of leather I donít see many changes. E-brake, hard pass!
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:40 PM   #23
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Besides the color, an electronic parking brake, and the return of leather I donít see many changes. E-brake, hard pass!
I wonder if the electronic parking brake will be on both the WRX and the STi? It appears to be listed under "WRX". I'd prefer the E-brake, especially if it comes with an improved hill start function.
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:28 PM   #24
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I wonder if the electronic parking brake will be on both the WRX and the STi? It appears to be listed under "WRX". I'd prefer the E-brake, especially if it comes with an improved hill start function.
The E-Brake is only available on the WRX with the CVT. Mechanical hand brakes for all manuals. Same as this year.
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:29 PM   #25
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It's interesting that they would introduce a new color for just one MY before the new generation.

Same with Lightning Red/Pure Red and Galaxy Blue/Lapis Blue. I guess it makes the one-year colors more of a unicorn though. Galaxy Blue is super nice but you hardly see any of them around.
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