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Looks legit. If it's true I really like the addition of the eyesight system, but 40k for a limited STi now? That's a little insane. It's directly on point with an Audi s3 now.
For me this is really good news. I like the bigger screen and wheels. They look nicer too. The screen will hopefully be a better resolution as well. This stuff matters to me...since I'm a tech nerd and getting older.
This has me thinking about tires now. I currently have a G37 coupe with 225/50/18 winter tires on it.
I wonder if I can keep them for my eventual 2016 WRX with the 18" wheels. I'm guessing the 18's on the WRX will be the same size and the STi, but who knows...?
245/40/18 versus 225/50/18 should be doable with maybe a 2-4MPH difference depending on the speed. I don't foresee a clearance issue.
Yeah, the screen and wheels are a nice improvement. The larger screen for the backup cam will be good. Thankfully it's not enough to rile me up like when I bought an '08 WRX
But..... what about a hatch? I mean, come on!
Happy about the new stock head unit
mixed on everything else, b/c its making my choice harder!
I was somewhat set on getting an STi......... I wasn't thrilled with the look (primarily the ugly wheels and plain looking rear) of the WRX and the interior wasn't that nice. I liked the extra performance items in the STI in theory since I haven't test driven.... now the WRX is starting to lose its handicap more.
new touchscreen, dresses up cabin. 18 inch rims that don't look like poo...... dressing up exterior.
I was considering the base, and then started thinking, I'd like a spoiler and fogs, and the heated seats, then the LED headlights and leather on the limited seemed to make sense. Then the limited WRX 2015, but figured, I'd want new wheels, so there is $1000-1500 right there, and I'm within spitting distance of a base STI which has the halo effect. It is the pinnacle of the product line a more serious machine and has a famed history. Never mind that the resale value seems to be there on the STIs that make it seem like its not really a significantly poorer financial decision either.
Honestly, if the base WRX came with 18s...... I'd have a real hard time justifying anything more, instead, I’m eating my way up the product line.
Last edited by Koogs; 04-23-2015 at 03:07 PM.
I'm a bit irritated having just picked up a 2015 a month ago, but I guess I'm not entirely surprised though.
Aside from the main changes listed in the press release, I see they added silver trim the center AC vents (to better match the outer vents) and also ditched the faux cabon fiber on the center stack for glossy black. Small changes, but along with the much nicer infotainment go a long way to make the car look more premium. I wonder if the AC vents will fit the 2015 model. It's a small thing, but I like uniformity. As for the new 18" wheels on the WRX - I don't care for them at all.
To be fair, my kid said he would miss college if I wanted to get an STI
I'm certainly not rolling in dough......but I'm not a 20 year old kid flipping burgers to hopefully make a payment. It looks like the difference of +/- $100 a month (premium or limited to STI base) for the life of the loan. I don't know if I'll actually be able to test drive the STI before buying, but I'm most concerned whether I can deal with the power delivery (spool time etc) and whether I'll really appreciate the difference on the street.
The new 18' wheels for the WRX are from the 2012-2014 Base STi... Not a fan.
Drive like hell, you will get there faster!
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