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    Differences between 09-10 WRX

    I had read somewhere that the 09 WRX had a soft suspension that was corrected in the 2010 model. I am looking at buying a WRX in the near future been looking specifically at the 2010 WRX Premium, the only other option I am looking at is the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart. So my questions are WRX or Ralliart and is the suspension issue with the 09s something to be worried about?

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    So the Spec C is finally coming to the US (in the form of a WRX STI Special Edition, 125 initial run)!

    It kind of sounds like a TR version of the STI, but with actual performance enhancements, as opposed to just shedding options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Questionar View Post
    I had read somewhere that the 09 WRX had a soft suspension that was corrected in the 2010 model. I am looking at buying a WRX in the near future been looking specifically at the 2010 WRX Premium, the only other option I am looking at is the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart. So my questions are WRX or Ralliart and is the suspension issue with the 09s something to be worried about?
    You read wrong.
    2009 and 2010 WRX are essentially identical cars, essentially it's just the build date that distinguishes them apart.
    The 2008 WRX was a brain fart on Subaru's part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver72 View Post
    You read wrong.
    2009 and 2010 WRX are essentially identical, there is very little that distinguishes them.
    The 2008 WRX was the one with the softer suspension
    Fixed.


    Here is the meat and potato changes.
    No major model, equipment or power changes for the WRX, GT or STI announced.
    > Navigation now includes Bluetooth.
    > Optional Media Hub with USB port plays your USB connected device. Also optional Media Hub with USB port PLUS wireless Audio Streaming. These replace the iPod interface that was optional on previous models.
    > logo on rear or gate or trunk adds 'symmetrical AWD' below Subaru
    > Model codes have changed to accomodate SoA's new 'Option Package' ordering system. Example, an 09 WRX Premium 5door is code 9LP, with Navigation the model code is 9LQ, but for 2010 it would be a WRX Premium model code ALO plus Option Package #14 (Navigation).
    Anyway, this new order and model code system is being used on all 2010 models.
    > Colors- Camillia Red Pearl is now available on GTs (not WRX or STI)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy96gase View Post
    Fixed.


    Here is the meat and potato changes.
    There was a lot more to the 09 than just stiffer suspension than the 08
    And as stated, the 10 WRX is essentially identical to the 09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver72 View Post
    There was a lot more to the 09 than just stiffer suspension than the 08
    And as stated, the 10 WRX is essentially identical to the 09.
    The 08 is the same as the 09...



    the 09 2.5GT, that is...
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    haha ya i just picked up an 08 WRX got it from a Ferrari dealership in Houston for a remarkable price and i love the hell out of it. i was gonna buy an 09 WRX but with the money i saved on the 08 i can dump in mods

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    Quote Originally Posted by 08_WRX View Post
    haha ya i just picked up an 08 WRX got it from a Ferrari dealership in Houston for a remarkable price and i love the hell out of it. i was gonna buy an 09 WRX but with the money i saved on the 08 i can dump in mods
    Buy a Ferrari, get a free WRX...lol
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    do the 10's still come with factory installed pos ring lands?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2004NeonSRT4 View Post
    do the 10's still come with factory installed pos ring lands?
    The 08 STI's where having ring land issues.
    The 09 WRX's from july-sept had bearing issues.

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    we/re assuming so as there have been no failures reported on any Oct or later build dates- many of these cars already have significant mileage on them

    I'd insure if I were to purchase a July-Sept build that it already has the new engine in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavia View Post
    The 08 is the same as the 09...



    the 09 2.5GT, that is...
    the 09 is 265hp the 08 is 224hp the new WRX has the old STI turbo giving it the extra horses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azul_houb View Post
    the 09 is 265hp the 08 is 224hp the new WRX has the old STI turbo giving it the extra horses.
    He knows that, he was just having fun because the 09 Impreza GT is the 08 WRX just with a new name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver72 View Post
    He knows that, he was just having fun because the 09 Impreza GT is the 08 WRX just with a new name.
    A new price too. Looking at the MSRP for both a 2010 GT and 2010 WRX:

    - 2010 GT, 4 door: MSRP $26,995

    - 2010 WRX:, 4 door: MSRP $24,995

    What's up with that? Why would you ever buy the 224bhp GT when you can get the 265bhp WRX for $2K less?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavia View Post
    A new price too. Looking at the MSRP for both a 2010 GT and 2010 WRX:

    - 2010 GT, 4 door: MSRP $26,995

    - 2010 WRX:, 4 door: MSRP $24,995

    What's up with that? Why would you ever buy the 224bhp GT when you can get the 265bhp WRX for $2K less?
    The GT has an automatic transmission, which use to be a $1000 option on the WRX.
    The GT also has a sunroof which at one point was about $1000 option on the WRX.

    To get a sunroof in the 09-10 WRX you'll need the Premium package.

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