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#294 of 11554 Beauty Vs. Beast
Feb 04, 2001 (3:16 pm)
Beauty Vs. Beast
~RS 2.5 (2001) Vs. WRX (2002)~
The fact of the matter is... I am a big fan of the Impreza cars. The old WRX, WRC, Impreza STi Type-R, 22B, and all of the STi Version from version one all the way to version SIX. The Japanese now came out with a band new 300plus HP Subaru name: S201 STi Version. The design of the S201 STi Version looks mean and aggressive indeed. In America, we are finally treated with a turbo version of the Impreza... what a dream come true. However, why did they change the badboy appearance (RS 2.5/WRX) to a pokemon front end appearance? The tail end of the original Impreza was nothing much to say the least. Now the band new WRX 2002 tail end has a minor improvement in the design. The front end of the WRX 2001 is just screaming to other that I am just a Cute little car. With spec like: DOHC 227hp turbocharged... this car WILL be one ass kicking beast indeed. With this cute car personality... one can almost feel that he/she is driving a body of a Dodge Neon. (No offense to Neon Owners.) What I am trying to express is... Why can't Subaru auto design team come up with a more aggressive design that will bring out the fighting machine of the new WRX 2002?
Mazda RX-8, The new "Z" car from Nissan and Skyline GTR V35 just to name a few are designing the body to be more futuristic. Auto Maker (Designer) are trying something new perhaps. Let see what happens in the future of Auto Design.
Please make suggestion or comments about what you think of the new WRX appearance. In my opinion, beauty goes with RS 2.5. The beast award goes to WRX.
#295 of 11554 Like it just fine, thanks
Feb 04, 2001 (4:23 pm)
Peter, I'm going to be a first-time buyer of a Subaru when my WRX arrives, largely due to the fact that Subaru has finally learned how to say "when" in the styling dept. - I think the new Impreza is a very interesting design. The current 2.5RS is way too much of a boy racermobile for me - I detest decals and tail spoilers. I'm looking forward to driving my stealthy silver sedan, sans trunk mounted wing.
#296 of 11554 Reply to Silver Bullet (Beauty Vs. Beast)
Feb 04, 2001 (4:52 pm)
Nice to get a respond from you SilverBullet. The RS does indeed portray the racermobile looks. The WRX will be a fine piece of automobile when it arrives to the U.S. market. As for decals and tail spoilers, those items are mark for sporty presentation. Why else would they have them on the old WRX, 22B, Supra, Lancer EVO 6, RX-7 Aspec, Skyline GTR Vspec34, and many other sport cars. There are many different types of people in the market and I believe that you're the type who is conservative, don't want attention (Silver color), and need a sedan with great power. Most people choose to order the WR Blue color for the WRX. Choosing Silver is an excellent choice because about 75% of the buyer order the WR Blue. Thanks for your respond Silver Bullet. As for me, I am in the market for Impreza as well. As for which one I would buy? Hmmm... RS appearance is for my taste (along with my other friends), WRX has such a great advantage in power. By the way, do you know that WRX has daytime running lights as well?
Please make suggestion or comments about what you think of the new WRX appearance.
Feb 04, 2001 (7:20 pm)
Yes, I noticed that the WRX has them - must be the GM influence. My fiancee had a 2000 Passat with DRLs, and I didn't much care for them, but you soon adjust to having to remember to turn your lights on at night. I think the WR Blue is a neat color, and I debated ordering it, but the silver will draw less attention, and I think it suits the lines of the car well.
#298 of 11554 My vote is for silver...
Feb 04, 2001 (8:04 pm)
I ordered my WRX sportswagon in silver this Saturday. I liked the blue but couldn't see myself living w/the color for as long as I plan on keeping the car. The white was....well "white". I briefly thought about the Sedona Red but I had an 87'Nissan p/u in this color and didn't want a repeat. The will be a limited run of yellow-only sedans but I'm getting the wagon. My choices came down to the black which has a bluish metallic to it or the silver. I talked to my salesguy and he said the black color on the Impreza's (from his experience)have a propensity for chipping. I currently have the black (granite pearl) on my 00' OB and decided no repeat here either. The silver really shows off the lines of the new Impreza (good and bad?) and is definitely a "sleeper" color for those stealthy blow-by's.
I even think the Neon-esque front end is deceptively cute and lends itself to the Q-ship mentality. Just my 2 1/2 cents.
#299 of 11554 Hey Barressa,
Feb 04, 2001 (8:45 pm)
Could you tell me just what the extra security package entails?
And yeah, I ordered mine in silver too. We're all probably going to be vying for the same car! :-}
Speaking of the WRX's appearance, have you seen the headlights on the STi model? On the WRC one, there are these black plastic fillers, leaving only the two bulbs exposed, giving it a slightly more austere and purposeful appearance. If it's available later in the aftermarket, count me in! Although, I don't know how good it'd look in a silver WRX sedan. OK, maybe not.
Feb 04, 2001 (9:39 pm)
Soo-young: The security pkg upgrade gives you the alarm which is then incorporated in the keyless entry remotes. I have this upgrade on my OB but I don't use the horn feature that lets you know it's armed because the horn is REALLY loud and there's no way to modulate the sound. Instead I just let the lights on the car blink to let me know if it's armed or not. The horn will still go off if somebody is messing w/the car once it's armed though. My neighbors appreciate my consideration to be sure. Yeah, I think you're right about vying for the same cars. Here's hoping to all of us getting lucky!! Yeah, I saw the headlights on the STI. They definitely look menacing especially compared to stock. I think there are going to be a lot of aftermarket parts for WRX. I can feel my pocketbook rapidly shrinking as I write this!
Feb 04, 2001 (9:54 pm)
Ill say it here again...
Please STOP posting the same post in several forums.
And theres nothing "neon-esque" about it. Wait until you see it in person before you judge it!
#302 of 11554 red or silver
Feb 04, 2001 (10:11 pm)
That is the question!
Feb 04, 2001 (10:57 pm)
Brian: I know what you mean. They are both attractive, less "in face" (nothing wrong w/that) colors than the Rally Blue.