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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)
#87 of 106 Re: Of Course Styling Matters...A LOT [ateixeira]
Dec 13, 2007 (3:17 pm)
Wow you guys must have thought the XT6 and the SVX were really bad looking, if you think the "new" breed of Subarus is bad. Then again back then they weren't shooting for big numbers of sales like they are today.
#88 of 106 Price and spec available on Edmunds.com
Dec 16, 2007 (11:00 am)
It's official now. Meanwhile, new EVO is still not listed in the Mitsubishi section.
#89 of 106 Re: Price and spec available on Edmunds.com [dintern]
Dec 17, 2007 (10:00 am)
$39k for the MR. Yikes.
#90 of 106 Re: Price and spec available on Edmunds.com [ateixeira]
Dec 17, 2007 (2:39 pm)
The top of the line STi is 39k but that includes the video/nav and the expensive wheels. That is the one I'm likely going to pickup but you can go significantly less expensive with the 36k one. And of course a WRX is down there below that as well.
#91 of 106 Re: Price and spec available on Edmunds.com [paisan]
Dec 17, 2007 (3:39 pm)
Saw my first '08 STI today. Dark grey with BBS and Nav system. The color worked better in my mind than to my eye.. Seeing it, confirmed that a sun roof and all an all leather interior would have worked better for me. $39K is more than double the price of two base Imprezas!! Geesh, I realize that the STI is a rather unique and special vehicle, but, that seems like quite a mark up. I still want one, but at that price, I think I'll get a few more miles out of my old WRX wagon before trading up. Besides, it'll give Subaru a chance to work out "the new model bugs". Now that everyone knows right away what other markets get, I can't help but feel Subaru leaves some feel cheated when everyone doesn't get all the same goodies that the other markets get. Not a good way to develop customer appreciation. Just the same, I'm pleased as punch that Subaru is giving us a practical 5 door STI!
#92 of 106 Re: Price and spec available on Edmunds.com [merrycynic]
Dec 17, 2007 (8:13 pm)
Where did you see it? I know of only one in the northeast, the rest are on the boat still
#93 of 106 Re: Price and spec available on Edmunds.com [paisan]
Dec 18, 2007 (11:09 am)
I'll bet he's on the west coast.
#94 of 106 Re: Price and spec available on Edmunds.com [byronwalter]
Dec 18, 2007 (11:22 am)
Some dealerships in Southern California have had the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI for almost a week.
#95 of 106 Re: Price and spec available on Edmunds.com [paisan]
Dec 18, 2007 (1:21 pm)
Cherry Hill, New Jersey. BTW, the steering wheel hub(?) looks like something from a cheap toy. I still think it will probably be my next car.
#96 of 106 Re: Price and spec available on Edmunds.com [merrycynic]
Dec 18, 2007 (1:59 pm)
Wow!... Surprised that you actually saw one on the east coast. But will they actually let ya drive one? And what is your take on colors? I'd guess that a dark color would tend to emphasize the tail lights, which are pretty garish.