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    WSJ : WRX STi article

    The 2015 model STi really is the shiiiiznit

    While the article is a great read and enlightened me to a couple of things, some of the comments are are so anti Subaru...I wonder what crawled up their arses....maybe blown ringlands??? ;P

    Subaru WRX STI Is a Fall Weather Friend - WSJ
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    WSJ : WRX STi article

    Discussion of politics is beyond the scope of this sub forum.

    I think WSJ requires signing in? Yet this article was available via your link. Anyway, I found it fair, and they did point out the wing is regrettable.

    It'll be interesting to see what a 2,0L STi will be like. I'd also like to see electric motor assist of some kind. Great car as is though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    It'll be interesting to see what a 2,0L STi will be like.
    Do we know if this is happening for sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Discussion of politics is beyond the scope of this sub forum.
    thanks SD - edited original post

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    I think that article was fair and balanced actually. The comment about the wing says occasionally regrettable or something like that. And I think some STi owners, me included, when they look in their rearview mirror have occasionally wished it wasn't there. But then you get outside and look at it and you're glad it is. So the article is correct. Heck that article makes the car out to be a great practical sports car. Which again is the main reason I got it.
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    Yeah, I personally love the "dragon wing" as I call it to my friends and family. Sure, I am 37 and drive a car that looks like something out of a Transformers movie....and thats why I like it....it looks like it should for a car that drives like it does.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ProZach626 View Post
    Do we know if this is happening for sure?
    No. However I'm an optimist. I've been asking for a 1,6L STi with ultra low emissions, 300 HP, and 45 mpg for a long time. When they released the 2,5L I said it was a move in the wrong direction. Years later they seem to agree. So although nothing is set in stone I'm hoping a 2L is in the future soon -- en route to a 1,6L and eventually a 0L, no internal combustion STi. Hope dies last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    No. However I'm an optimist. I've been asking for a 1,6L STi with ultra low emissions, 300 HP, and 45 mpg for a long time. When they released the 2,5L I said it was a move in the wrong direction. Years later they seem to agree. So although nothing is set in stone I'm hoping a 2L is in the future soon -- en route to a 1,6L and eventually a 0L, no internal combustion STi. Hope dies last.
    I have to agree with this. In today's market engines need to be more powerful, more fuel efficient and have a smaller displacement.
    They seem to be on the right track with the new WRX engine, let's see where they take us now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TownLine500 View Post
    I have to agree with this. In today's market engines need to be more powerful, more fuel efficient and have a smaller displacement.
    They seem to be on the right track with the new WRX engine, let's see where they take us now.
    I'd also like to see modern technology applied to give us faster, cheaper and more reliable cars, but to say that engines "need" to be more powerful is not quite accurate. At some point in the future all cars will be GPS enabled (for example) and restricted to the speed limit for the road they are on. At that time power will be irrelevant for those not involved in recreational activities such as track racing. I find the possibility both calming and disturbing at the same time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven Logics View Post
    I'd also like to see modern technology applied to give us faster, cheaper and more reliable cars, but to say that engines "need" to be more powerful is not quite accurate. At some point in the future all cars will be GPS enabled (for example) and restricted to the speed limit for the road they are on. At that time power will be irrelevant for those not involved in recreational activities such as track racing. I find the possibility both calming and disturbing at the same time...
    When that happens, I revert to 1960s-70s muscle cars. No electronics. And if the future cars all have that GPS. I give it a week till some 4th grader figures out how to disable it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven Logics View Post
    I'd also like to see modern technology applied to give us faster, cheaper and more reliable cars, but to say that engines "need" to be more powerful is not quite accurate. At some point in the future all cars will be GPS enabled (for example) and restricted to the speed limit for the road they are on.
    I'll still want some power. "High speed" isn't really why I buy performance cars; it's more about the vehicles handling dynamics, and, to some extent, the fun of acceleration. Having throttle response and torque around to twist its tail is something I'll continue to want.
    Having said that, I agree with you in principle. My BRZ has enough power to rotate like crazy, because race car.

    I still get confused when the newer folks on the forum talk about how they bought a WRX so that they could speed on the highway. The wife's minivan, and just about any modern econobox, will easily break 100. If someone (not talking to you, in particular, RL, I know that you know better! ) want to go a lot faster than that on public roads, they're kindof a dufus, anyway.
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    My wife's SUV has more power and uses less fuel than my WRX. It's also more comfortable and reliable.

    It's not as fun to drive though. However with WRX prices so high I wonder if people that liked the bugeye despite its flaws won't move more toward a BRZ or Miata until we finally get rid of internal combustion engines. If I didn't have a bunch of cars already I know I'd be tempted to decrease car size and car costs and make it more fun.
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    LOL, I moved towards a BRZ because I made the mistake of driving one around curvy roads...
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