Last post on Mar 05, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Sedan, Wagon
#21 of 30 Re: STI A-Line [ateixeira]
Feb 24, 2009 (9:07 pm)
I agree- why not just get a Legacy?
It's like an Auto Ferrari or Porsche or Corvette!
Oh, I guess they have those too.
Even a DSG for the STi seems out of place, but I guess it's what the public wants.
#22 of 30 Re: STI A-Line [tsy]
Feb 25, 2009 (8:00 am)
The DSG-equipped EVO is getting rave reviews (at least from Edmunds editors who have a long-term tester). I suspect this car is just a stopgap until a DSG STI is available.
#23 of 30 Re: STI A-Line [rsholland]
Feb 25, 2009 (9:41 am)
Yes, it's really a marvel. But at the expense of reliability. They just are able to handle power like their manual counterparts. Nissan is having problems with the reliability of the GTR DSG as well.
Of course, if you are buying a supercar then it's no big deal to drop another $15k when your tranny goes out, but it's another thing on your Subaru!
I like Nissan's idea with the new 370 with the rev matching downshifts. It seems relatively simple, makes you faster, and you get to keep the sturdy MT.
Unless you want an Auto, that is.
But I agree with you Bob, I think this auto version is just a 'transitional' STi.
#24 of 30 Re: STI A-Line [tsy]
Feb 25, 2009 (9:45 am)
Yes, the throttle-blipping feature on the new 370Z is a great idea. I hope we see it on the WRX and STI soon.
#25 of 30 Re: STI A-Line [rsholland]
Feb 25, 2009 (10:19 am)
I think they should wait for a dual-clutch style gearbox to be available rather than introduce a stop-gap slushbox.
STI is sacred, don't taint the name.
Look how much harm the Cimmarron did to Cadillac.
Don't do it, Subaru!
#26 of 30 Re: STI A-Line [ateixeira]
Feb 25, 2009 (1:20 pm)
Don't do it? They already did it.
#27 of 30 Re: STI A-Line [ateixeira]
Feb 26, 2009 (5:25 am)
I think a high performance CVT makes more sense.
#28 of 30 Re: STI A-Line [rsholland]
Feb 26, 2009 (10:41 am)
Well...not in the US...yet.
They have FWD in Japan, too.
#29 of 30 Decibel Produced/European Maps
Mar 04, 2010 (3:06 pm)
Recently bought a 2010 STi and was wondering if anyone knows the decibel level of STi w/factory installed SPT exhaust. First time I ever owned a car w/performance exhaust. Second, does anyone know if European map CDs are available for Subaru nav system, dealership doesn't have a clue. Any clues will be helpful. Thanks
#30 of 30 Re: Decibel Produced/European Maps [changed]
Mar 05, 2010 (2:26 pm)
I couldn't even tell you how loud the stock exhaust is. It's too quiet, so any increase would be welcome, actually. The GR body is much too quiet compared to the GD. You could probably youtube it and see if anyone has any recordings. You can definitely find recordings of other aftermarket exhausts. I've been playing with the idea of changing my exhaust just so I can hear it!
I don't know if the Nav Unit is the same here as in Europe. You might try looking on the Subaru website of say, Great Britain for some clues. Or even better, go to Subaru.com and ask them. They're very good about getting back to you with answers to obscure questions (I have asked a few. )