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Jan 08, 2001 (10:34 pm)
This is the offical SOA WRX web site...
$23,500 MSRP base price
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Jan 09, 2001 (2:46 pm)
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#4 of 11554 cant get into chat
Jan 09, 2001 (5:19 pm)
.... i cant seem to get into the WRX chat, I guess my Firewall here at work wont allow it?
Anyway I am ready to buy the sport wagon one, wonder how much over MSRP they will be?
#5 of 11554 This car looks very promising...
Jan 09, 2001 (9:09 pm)
If you think about it, what other under $30K sports sedan out there can outperform this new Subaru?
All-wheel drive and 227hp, expected 0-60 performance of 6.1 sec (Car and Driver). This is faster than a 330xi and Audi 2.8 Quattro, both well over $35K. Also faster than the Maxima SE, Mercedes C320, Volvo S60 T5, and Saab 9-3 Viggen. And it probably will out handle most of these sedans, Car and Driver says the rear end is tossable, fairly hard to find at this price.
I've actually been waiting for a 4-door under $30K, with a manual, strong engine and either rear wheel or 4-wheel drive. Still deciding about the new design, but I have to see it in person. I'm test driving this car when my Subura dealer has one.
#6 of 11554 WRX = Bargain
Jan 09, 2001 (11:01 pm)
Sign up now. Most dealers are selling AT MSRP... In fact, Subaru of America insists that dealers DO NOT sell over MSRP. (I know someone who ordered a WRX wagon for $400 over INVOICE already!)
The only car that MIGHT match up with the WRX is the current Type-R... (Dont know about the new RS/Integra though) But its also stripped down, more expensive, and not a sedan/wagon, not to mention FWD...
The closest "real" compeditor to the WRX is the Audi S4... $40k none the less.
#7 of 11554 Totally agree...
Jan 10, 2001 (12:06 am)
Really, the only sporty 4-door import sedans that can compete with the new WRX are the Maxima SE (fwd limitations, no rear independent) and Audi 1.8T (way too slow). It also will compete well against the Celica GT-S and new Integra (only 200hp and fwd).
There are only two drawbacks I have to get over though, the new Impreza design (have to see it in person) and the fact that I've never owned a Subaru, but friends who've owned one swear by them.
Anyone know when dealers will get them and when official pricing is to be announced?
#8 of 11554 $23,995!!!
Jan 10, 2001 (12:43 am)
The just announced MSRP for a 2002 WRX is $23,995!!! In many ways, this is an incredible deal, and I am now seriously considering purchasing this car...
#9 of 11554 I was saving for an S4 Avant...
Jan 10, 2001 (8:19 am)
The S4 still looks a lot better to me but the value factor of the WRX Wagon will looks to be phenomenal. The WRX has not won me over yet but I'm going to keep an eye on it as I save my pennies.
-I noticed that Edmunds said the turbo lag was not that bad whereas C&D said it was pretty bad. Guess I'll have to drive it. Both agreed that the car was capable of 6sec range 0-60.
-Over 14psi of boost! 227hp from 2L! Yikes, even with a compression ratio in the 8s I think I'll wait to see how they hold up from you guys pounding them a couple of years.
My bold statement:
The WRX is a muscle car for the AWD generation. I say this because it far more boy racer than GT car. What it lacks in refinement (probably -vs- the S4) and looks (in my opnion), it more than makes up for in performance. Think of it as a Trans Am Firehawk that you can drive in winter.
Jan 10, 2001 (9:27 am)
Grassroots Motorsports has published their test of the car. They got 0-60 in 5.7 ... 5.5 when they really beat on it.
I agree with nematode's statement... "Think of it as a Trans Am Firehawk that you can drive in winter.
This really is a whole different car then the Audi offerings... apples and oranges. The WRX is a pretty raw car full of performance, and it doesn't pretend to be anything else. The Audis have a level of luxury and refinement that the Scooby can't even come close too, but lacks the raw energy and frantic-ness fo the WRX.
Both good cars, just different, that's all.