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Old 02-25-2005, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by CGTSX2004
That grille just looks stupid...
yeah, it doesn't look right. Unfrotunately it's the new grill for all of Subaru's new cars.
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:01 PM
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Well, you'll definitely know what it is when you see it coming down the street...
Yes. And that's what the intend was for this one. The way an STi should look.
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Old 02-25-2005, 02:14 PM
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Yes. And that's what the intend was for this one. The way an STi should look.
Yeah, but I'd rather it get people's attention because it is a beautiful design, rather than "what the hell is that thing??" which is probably the reaction most people will have to this thing.

If only my Z had the Turbo and AWD goodness of the STi
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I don't like how most of these drawings are keeping the old impreza body, I would hope the car in general would get a little larger, more refined and better styling like the legacy.
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Originally Posted by heyitsme
I don't like how most of these drawings are keeping the old impreza body, I would hope the car in general would get a little larger, more refined and better styling like the legacy.


The Legacy is a great looking car. I wish they would make the Impreza look less blocky and old.. They basically threw a new nose on it and call it new
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Old 02-26-2005, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by cusdaddy
Yeah, but I'd rather it get people's attention because it is a beautiful design, rather than "what the hell is that thing??" which is probably the reaction most people will have to this thing.

If only my Z had the Turbo and AWD goodness of the STi
You're driving a Z and you're lusting for the "goodness of AWD"? It should be the other way around
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Old 02-26-2005, 04:30 PM
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man i still think the current subaru WRXs still look good and up to date. The new subbys front end looks like crap, other than that the rest looks ok...
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Old 03-09-2005, 06:01 PM
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2006 WRX and WRX STi

Both cars are confirmed to have HP incresed. The WRX will ditch the EJ20s and have a HP increse from 227 to 250 and the STi will jump from 300 to 320. As for torque and other specs, I'll update more when I find more specs.
P.S. Legacy GTs, Legacy Outback H6s, STi, and maybe the WRX will FINALLY come equipped with HIDs.
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Old 03-09-2005, 06:13 PM
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i wanna drive an sti someday
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out of such tiny engines too.
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Old 03-09-2005, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by JeffTSX
P.S. Legacy GTs, Legacy Outback H6s, STi, and maybe the WRX will FINALLY come equipped with HIDs.
I thought STI's came with HID's already.
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by JeffTSX
Both cars are confirmed to have HP incresed. The WRX will ditch the EJ20s and have a HP increse from 227 to 250 and the STi will jump from 300 to 320. As for torque and other specs, I'll update more when I find more specs.
P.S. Legacy GTs, Legacy Outback H6s, STi, and maybe the WRX will FINALLY come equipped with HIDs.
Source?
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Old 03-09-2005, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by DownUnder
I thought STI's came with HID's already.
No for Canadian models.
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Old 03-09-2005, 09:49 PM
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Source?
I work at Subaru
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Old 03-10-2005, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffTSX
I work at Subaru
so when do the 06's start coming in
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Old 03-10-2005, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by JeffTSX
I work at Subaru
so can u hook me up with an STI?
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Old 03-10-2005, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by kHmER Co
so when do the 06's start coming in
I'm still trying to find out.
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Old 03-10-2005, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by stangg172004
so can u hook me up with an STI?
Hmm..not too much. Only at cost plus $500 rebate.
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Originally Posted by JeffTSX
Hmm..not too much. Only at cost plus $500 rebate.
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:57 PM
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06 Subaru WRX w/2.5L Turbo

Searched, but didn't find anything. Looks like the WRX will be bumped from 2.0L to 2.5L. I've heard rumors on output at ~270HP.

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Old 03-14-2005, 07:27 PM
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I wonder if that's a violation of some sort ... That is an internal document isn't it?
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:29 PM
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not sure...but, i wasn't the person to scan and host.
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not sure...but, i wasn't the person to scan and host.
Ahh, ok. I didn't want you to get fired or something
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:17 PM
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Interesting...

I wonder how this will affect their run in WRC?
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Interesting

And the document does not have classification headings/footers so wouldn't worry about anything.
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I see two other items of note. The outback as a PZEV vehicle, and the Baja is getting a turbo.
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by CGTSX2004
Interesting...

I wonder how this will affect their run in WRC?

It won't. The STi is only 2.5L for NA. As long as it stays 2.0L everywhere else its fine.

And I thought the baja was discontinued.
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by JeffTSX
Hmm..not too much. Only at cost plus $500 rebate.
Just curious.. what is the cost of an STi? The msrp in Canada is ridiculous
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Old 03-15-2005, 05:29 PM
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Just curious.. what is the cost of an STi? The msrp in Canada is ridiculous
I don't think 47k CND for 300hp/300lb.ft is ridiculous. My 2 cents.
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Old 04-13-2005, 11:58 PM
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IMPREZA HOT HATCH ON WAY

Auto Express can exclusively reveal the Japanese firm has outrageous plans for the next Impreza. Altering a formula which has proved a success for the past 12 years is a bold move, but the introduction of an Impreza hatch follows Mitsubishi's plans to radically alter its Evo line-up.

The decision confirms comments made by Impreza chief engineer, Hiroshi Mori, who told Auto Express that the next-generation car "might take a new design direction, and could be smaller". So why have designers turned their back on saloons? The new car will be smaller, lighter and cheaper to produce than the four-door, and should have better handling, thanks to its short wheelbase and stiffer body.

Led by ex-Alfa Romeo and SEAT designer Andreas Zapatinas, Subaru's styling department has not only opted for a squared-off finish at the rear, but a long nose as well - bringing the new model into line with the look of many European hatches. The front overhang will house the turbo motor's intercooler, which will be moved from its current position at the top of the engine bay.

With the new car not due until 2007, Subaru has a facelifted Impreza saloon already waiting in the wings. Exclusively revealed by Auto Express in Issue 838, it will be launched at the end of this year, before going on sale early in 2006.

The Impreza hatch will sit on a shortened Legacy chassis. The plan is to introduce basic 1.5 and 2.0-litre variants, with flagship models coming with a 2.0-litre 300bhp turbo motor. Five and six-speed manual gearboxes will be available, along with a five-speed auto.

Despite the extra versatility provided by the five-door body shape, engineers won't compromise the Impreza's handling for practicality. Unlike the Legacy, which has compact rear suspension to maximise boot space, the Impreza will use a layout that will optimise driving dynamics.

To enhance the cornering potential even more, engineers and test drivers will also develop an advanced version of the current Driver Controlled Centre Differential (DCCD). This allows more torque to be channelled to the rear wheels for sharper turn-in.

No matter how good the handling, it remains to be seen whether loyal fans will warm to the idea of an Impreza hatchback.
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Old 04-14-2005, 12:03 AM
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This thing keeps getting weirder. One only wonders what the real sheet metal will look like....
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:51 AM
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side kinda looks like a celica. i hate subaru's new designs
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it reminds me of the new SLK soooo much
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Old 04-14-2005, 06:57 AM
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thats one funky looking subaru
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Originally Posted by chungkopi
side kinda looks like a celica. i hate subaru's new designs

on the celica look

and on the terrible design direction
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Looks horrible, going from the bug eyes to the current version back to worse than the bug eyes, i hope not.

How they have gone from this concept which looks quite nice


to all of a sudden this production design was bad enough


hopefully, poor sales of the new suv will stop any further use of this poor interpretation of the b9 concept grill.


All they had to do was keep on the pace they set with the legacy and they would be rolling.
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Sadly, most of the general public doesn't care how ugly their cars are. Take the Pontiac Aztek for example.
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the aztek isnt exactly a big seller either
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the aztek isnt exactly a big seller either
Not big by GM standards but there were still 27,000 sold last year. I think there were around 30,000 TSX's sold in the same timeframe.
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Just imagine what a mid life redesign of the Legacy will look like with that horrible grill.
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