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View Poll Results: Styling poll
I prefer the looks of the bug eyed WRX 24 22.22%
I prefer the looks of the new WRX 10 9.26%
I prefer the looks of the new STI 70 64.81%
I don't like the looks of any of the above 4 3.70%
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Old 02-06-2003, 01:26 PM   #1
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l. I prefer the looks of the bug eyed WRX

2.I prefer the looks of the new WRX

3.I prefer the looks of the new STI

4.I don't like the looks of any of the above
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Old 02-06-2003, 01:34 PM   #2
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The more I look at the photos of the new cars, the more I think I prefer the looks of the much maligned bug eyed WRXs. I don't think it's just because I have a WRX and am trying to rationalize my purchase. I've already decided to keep the WRX because I like it so much. While none of these cars are particularly good looking, it seems like the bug eyed cars were a clean sheet revision from the first generation Imprezas, but the new cars are kinda cobbled together. They appear front heavy and more generic, especially in the front. I expect most people will disagree, and I admit I haven't seen the new cars in the flesh.
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Old 02-06-2003, 02:21 PM   #3
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Default bug-eyi sti!!

I actually agree with you. I don't have a WRX, but the bug-eye definitely grew on me.

In fact, I wish we would have gotten 1 year of the bug-eye STi. That would have been a slam-dunk for me. I really do like that design better. But, in the end, I know I'll be happy with whatever I end up with.

What's kinda tempting now is to just pick a bug-eye WRX up at well below invoice, and at .9% financing to boot.
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Old 02-06-2003, 04:45 PM   #4
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The bugeye look really grew on me. I like it very much now.

I imagine the new-new look will also grow on me, so I am going to reserve judgement for now. Although as of right now, it looks a little too cookie-cutter, like everything else out there. The nice thing about the bugeye was how distinctive the look is.
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Old 02-06-2003, 07:26 PM   #5
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After seeing the new look in person, I think I would have to disagree there. The pictures don't really do it justice. The new STi looks awesome.... I prefer that look over the bug eye.
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Old 02-06-2003, 07:45 PM   #6
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I think the new headlights look great on the sedan, but the wagon looked better with the bugeyes.
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Old 02-07-2003, 02:41 AM   #7
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...but the new front end is a lot better than bugeyes
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Old 02-07-2003, 10:11 AM   #8
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the new one is more pleasing to the eye. I predict a sales increase across the globe now that Subaru has redeemed itself in the frontal area.
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Old 02-07-2003, 01:25 PM   #9
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Interesting results so far on the poll. Maybe we should run it again in a year when the new cars are out and folks have had a chance to see and compare in real life. I will say I've grown fond of the looks of the bug-eyed and prefer it to the older cars, which look dated to me. I may feel the same way with the new cars and the bug eyed cars too, although I don't much like the new look on the new WRX. The STI looks better balanced and just plain wild all around---seems to fit the character of the no-compromise machine it is.
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Old 02-08-2003, 11:35 PM   #10
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Even with the restyle, I think the auto critic's that work for major auto mag's wont like it as much as the bug eye'd
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