I love hatches, they are the most functional shape on soo many fronts.
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+1 on hatches.
06-07 models are my favorite body style. The new wrx and sti don't have as aggressive of a look imo, but out of the two, the hatch gets my vote. Not particularly fond of hatches, but the lines on them are more aggressive and sleek to me than the new sedans. They just seem to bubbly.
I like the sedans better but the hatch is growing on me
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Maybe I'll win the lotto and I can do something goofy like buy a 06-07 WRX wagon, upgrade it to a STI, and turn the STI into some sick gravel eating monster.
Honestly what would sell me on another WRX or STI in a heartbeat would be a dual clutch transmission or (smack me for saying it) a decent automatic. Why o why is subaru still even offering a crappy FOUR speed auto? Auto's are bad enough but a four speed? I almost have my wife sold on a Impreza (preferably a GT) but I couldn't stomach paying that much for that pile o junk tranny.
ok.. soapbox over (and I think this is even my first post. lol)
Personally always prefer the sedan, but after having the 08 gti 4dr I started digging the sti hatch and Id personally prefer the hatch in this current body styling.
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The sedan is blah to say the least but it can be fixed with a lower wider stance, slightly larger more aggressive flares, along with a different front bumper and side skirts (painted of course ) and maybe an intermediate spoiler, not a park bench.
I would still probably favor the hatch though.
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If you still disagree that people will buy auto's in performance cars look at the sales of auto Porsches and Corvettes. Porsche actually started selling their TURBO in an auto years ago (makes you want to cry doesn't it?). Now they are all offered with a DCT which is much better choice for a performance car then a slushbox.
Subaru has pulled out of WRC which in my opinion is a crime! Hopefully they will reconsider and come back soon.
I have to say I am not a fan of the STI Hatch. In my opinion the 07 sedan is the best looking. Here's hoping the 2010 has at least 350 hp and a sedan with more aggresive lines.
Last edited by MikePiper1; 08-06-2009 at 05:58 PM.
Oh and for the record I <3 teh STi Hatch.
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Current sti hatch is the first hatch I've actually liked.
I have a sedan an I hated the old wagons. Thought I hated the new hatches.... but... they look smart.
And between the hatch and what they did to the sedan...hatch wins everytime...
the sedan front is ok...side is Bland and the back looks like a hyundai or something korean (nothing against korean cars, but they tend to have a "look" about them, esp. the rears)