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Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Hatchback, Sedan
#280 of 417 Re: '09 WRX tease :) [rsholland]
Jul 17, 2008 (7:10 pm)
The 265HP engine is what the 2008 WRX should have come out of the gate with, at a MINIMUM, especially with 278HP Toyota Camries and Honda Accords running rampant. Some of the humiliations the 2008 WRX suffered, in comparison tests with the MS3 etc., would have been mitigated, if it came with this engine, along with a firmly sporty suspension. They can soften up the regular Impreza and the Impreza Sport all they want, but should have made the WRX a truly focused sporty product.
Anyway, better late than never ! The only question is, why does it take Subaru more than one try, to get it right ? Once you lose the original model launch momentum, it is well nigh impossible to get it back.
Interesting news about renaming the Auto WRX as the "Impreza GT" ! Unfortunately, without a 5-speed Auto with paddle shifters, this will fail again, like the prior 4EAT WRX Auto models, unless they spring a surprise and put the 5EAT from the Legacy-based models, into this GT model.
Hopefully they will up the ante with the STI too, to maybe a 330 or 350HP/Torque engine, some better seats than the current "flats", and more tuned suspension like the EVO, to put some distance between the upgrades being put into the WRX.
#281 of 417 Re: '09 WRX tease :) [aaykay]
Jul 17, 2008 (9:28 pm)
Anyway, better late than never ! The only question is, why does it take Subaru more than one try, to get it right ?
New to Subaru are yah?
1998 2.5RS = 2.5L DOHC, small fogs, whacky interior, different brakes
1999 2.5RS = 2.5L SOHC, large fogs, white face gauges, different brakes, normal interior
2002 WRX = same brake pads as the 01 RS, bad 2nd/3rd gear trans issue, no moonroof, etc. etc.
2003 WRX = "new" brakes, etc. etc.
Seems to be the trend that Subaru has, with the impreza line.
#283 of 417 Re: UK WRX-S could hint of '09 WRX [rsholland]
Jul 22, 2008 (6:18 pm)
I appreciate the effort, but, the link doesn't seem to be working.
#286 of 417 Re: UK WRX-S could hint of '09 WRX [rsholland]
Jul 23, 2008 (5:40 pm)
#287 of 417 Re: '09 WRX video [rsholland]
Jul 24, 2008 (11:36 am)
#289 of 417 Re: '09 WRX video [rsholland]
Jul 24, 2008 (5:23 pm)
Why do these guys continuously drive like complete jackasses? Really makes me want to get out of the whole Subaru scene when I see the lack of skill, lack of respect for machine, and utter crap videos like that shown. Typical ex-honda driver stuff, typical Fast and Furious crappola. Ugh....
Guess that's why I've set my sights on a 2010 GTR for my next street car, it's a tad more refined and like a 911 wouldn't be doing that drifting crap.