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Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Hatchback, Sedan
#1 of 417 2008/09 Subaru Impreza STI
Jul 11, 2007 (6:50 am)
Not sure as to how this model will be introduced here next winter ('08 or '09?), hence the thread title.
In any event here's an Edmunds video of the STI, in full camo, over in Germany.
Latest rumors indicate that this car will be introduced at the Tokyo auto show this fall.
#3 of 417 No sunroof / moonroof for Impreza 08?
Aug 28, 2007 (5:18 pm)
Couldn't find it in the feature list. How come? The other fancy features like Navi and Climate are there, why is the roof left out?
#4 of 417 Re: No sunroof / moonroof for Impreza 08? [dintern]
Aug 28, 2007 (5:29 pm)
Good question—and you're not the only person asking it.
#5 of 417 Re: No sunroof / moonroof for Impreza 08? [dintern]
Aug 29, 2007 (8:59 am)
The last gen didn't have one for several years. It'll show up in a year or two, is my guess.
You want a big moonroof? Get a Forester! That has a HUUUUGE one!
#6 of 417 Re: No sunroof / moonroof for Impreza 08? [ateixeira]
Sep 07, 2007 (9:52 pm)
The lack of a sunroof wouldn't bother me --- not as much as the lack of a 5-sp auto, or a 6-sp manual.
#7 of 417 Re: No sunroof / moonroof for Impreza 08? [bodble2]
Sep 08, 2007 (7:09 am)
6 speed manual will be offered in the impreza actually. Not as a stand alone option but in the highest trim level aka STi.
#8 of 417 Re: No sunroof / moonroof for Impreza 08? [paisan]
Sep 08, 2007 (6:45 pm)
OK, I didn't know that. But still, honestly though, when a Honda Fit has a 5-sp auto; a 6-sp auto and manual in the MINI; 6-sp auto in the Rabbit, etc., doesn't Subaru deserve a kick in their corporate groin for putting a 4-sp auto in the new Impreza?
#9 of 417 Re: No sunroof / moonroof for Impreza 08? [bodble2]
Sep 08, 2007 (7:36 pm)
For one thing, most of those cars you mentioned are very torquey cars with a very narrow torque band, that's why you need a 6-speed in them because the usable torque range is about 700-1200 rpms. On the subies, much like american push-rods have a fairly wide torque band, and with that, you don't need a gear to keep you in that narrow torque band.
For instance I have an 05 LGT Wagon w/5MT, I rarely use 2nd gear and often don't use 4th either. Why? The torque band is wide enough that I can do 1-3-5 or 1-3-4-5 on most upshifts.
Before you throw out the "but the GTO and the Vette have 6MTs" that 6th gear in them is used for ultra-low RPMs at 65mph to help them avoid the gas-guzzler tax.
#10 of 417 Canadian-spec STI info
Sep 09, 2007 (4:44 pm)
Found this over at Nabisco from someone in Canada (I'm assuming):
Just got notification that the 2008 Impreza WRX STI' are now able to be ordered. Production should begin in November with dealer deliveries in January.
Here is all of the info that they gave:
White, Black and WRB will come with Gold Wheels
Spark Silver, Dark Grey and Midnight Blue (new color) will have Silver rims.
Side Curtain Airbags
18" BBS Rims
Vehicle Dynamics Control
MOMO Steering Wheel with Audio Controls
Sirius Satellite Radio
On a side note, it looks like the 2009 Forester will be available in March or April of next year. Apparently model information should be available in November.
Keep in mind this Canada, and our content may differ slightly.