Last post on Apr 29, 2008 at 9:18 AM
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Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Hatchback
First Look: 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - A six-speed manual transmission is part of the package, and it carries triple-cone synchros on 1st gear and double-cone synchros on 2nd and 3rd. Subaru is also promising better fuel economy than the previous engine. (more)
First Drive: 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.0 - With new five-door hatchback packaging and nondescript styling, the Impreza targets a whole new customer base — drivers more interested in 4WD safety and interior roominess than rallying heritage. But you'd never believe the STI is essentially the same car. (more)
Full Test: 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - Significant changes to the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI have simultaneously given it more performance and more practicality. (more)
#97 of 106 Re: Of Course Styling Matters...A LOT [paisan]
Dec 19, 2007 (12:40 am)
Mike, not that your photos are not fun to see, but they are too large and cause the page's message text to run underneath the side advertising/navigation bar. Can you trim them down a bit before posting in the future? Thanks!
That second photo must have been from one of those tri-state runs... how else are you going to get such a Subaru menagerie in one place?!
#98 of 106 Re: Of Course Styling Matters...A LOT [xwesx]
Dec 19, 2007 (6:51 am)
Haa, just wait for them to go down below the ads.
It was during one of the runs, however we have subaru meets here at least 1-2x a week, so it wouldn't be uncommon.
#99 of 106 Re: Price and spec available on Edmunds.com [byronwalter]
Dec 19, 2007 (6:52 am)
I drove the 08 last night, will be posting with my full review tonight. Let's say my Legacy Wagon will be up for sale sometime this spring.
#100 of 106 Re: Price and spec available on Edmunds.com [merrycynic]
Dec 19, 2007 (10:39 am)
Well, just don't get NAV. The system isn't that great anyway.
Best Buy had a Tom Tom One for $120 on black Friday.
The EVO MR doesn't have a GPS at $39k, either.
STI prices are up, but remember all the stuff they added - multilink rear suspension (vs. simple struts), window frames, VDC, telescoping steering wheel, nicer interior, etc.
#101 of 106 Re: Price and spec available on Edmunds.com [paisan]
Dec 19, 2007 (2:45 pm)
I'm looking forward to it!
#102 of 106 Re: Price and spec available on Edmunds.com [paisan]
Dec 19, 2007 (3:22 pm)
Great... will be looking forward to your impressions.
#103 of 106 Re: Price and spec available on Edmunds.com [merrycynic]
Dec 26, 2007 (11:29 am)
Saw my second STI, This one was on the road, not parked like the previous one. This driven STI was blue w/ gold wheels. Did Subaru change the WR blue color? The "new" blue looked a little more aquatic, pearl like and less electric than the old WR blue I remember. I seemed to like the most recent WR blue better.
#106 of 106 Re: Long Term Test! [KarenS]
Apr 29, 2008 (9:18 am)
Thanks Karen. I'm really looking forward to see how this pans out over the course of the year.
I'm really happy to see Edmunds cover this car as a "daily driver," as all the "ink" seems devoted almost exclusively to the performance side, with only a passing reference as to what it's like to live with day-to-day with a performance car like this.