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    Wing does look odd in this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Is it just me, or is the common theme "it's a great car, but it has little competition or features for the street that justify the $9k additional price tag?"
    My takeaway was that if the WRX was good, the STI is even better. The engine and steering are made to feel more "urgent", while the handling and gearbox are more engaging. The downsides were that the gear ratios were too close and the ride a little harsh for a DD. I didn't check out all of the articles though.

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    Until it has an FA25 there isn't much justification to buy an STI over a WRX as a DD.
    The engine was actually praised in the articles I have seen and has nothing to do with the reasons why the WRX might be a better DD. The STI is only a justified upgrade if you want the extra capabilities, and this has always been the case.

    I think Subaru are planning to use the FA20 for the STI in Japan, but have said they cannot bring it here because of the lower octane gas. There is no indication they will work on an FA25. I believe they are working on DI for the FB series, so maybe there is an FB25DIT in 2 to 4 years?

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    Has there been any pictures of the non-led headlights on the base model WRX? I am curious to see if the headlight assembly looks the same or if it looks like the regular Impreza. Is it just the light source that is different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hisdigness View Post
    Has there been any pictures of the non-led headlights on the base model WRX? I am curious to see if the headlight assembly looks the same or if it looks like the regular Impreza. Is it just the light source that is different?
    Not that I've seen. But I believe they will take the same shape regardless of trim option if that's what you're asking. I believe the only difference would be the actual lighting effect and quality. Since we haven't seen any pics of a different assembly on the '15 model, we can reasonably assume this is so. Still, it's just speculative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByrdBones View Post
    Not that I've seen. But I believe they will take the same shape regardless of trim option if that's what you're asking. I believe the only difference would be the actual lighting effect and quality. Since we haven't seen any pics of a different assembly on the '15 model, we can reasonably assume this is so. Still, it's just speculative.
    Thanks for the response, I meant in terms of the wrap around where the LED light shines. I am wondering if the same look will be there, just with halogens instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00TypeR1071 View Post
    Anyone placed an order yet? I'm still negotiating pricing with my dealer.
    I placed mine today! I can't wait for April. All of March might have to be st. patty's day just to get me through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven Logics View Post
    My takeaway was that if the WRX was good, the STI is even better. The engine and steering are made to feel more "urgent", while the handling and gearbox are more engaging. The downsides were that the gear ratios were too close and the ride a little harsh for a DD. I didn't check out all of the articles though.


    The engine was actually praised in the articles I have seen and has nothing to do with the reasons why the WRX might be a better DD. The STI is only a justified upgrade if you want the extra capabilities, and this has always been the case.
    Stock for stock perhaps. But the FA20 is a stronger motor than the E257.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Stock for stock perhaps. But the FA20 is a stronger motor than the E257.
    What do you mean by "stronger"?

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    Posted this on FB but, I'll put it here too.

    I'd like to see a side by side comparison of the two cars. Same course, same driver, same checkpoints. I believe the STI would still "win" in a race but, I doubt the gap would be that large.
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    This is my first post, so I'll try not to be all wordy. This is a great forum and a testament to the WRX community. I'm seriously considering the 2015 WRX (not the STI) and wonder if any speculation about certain capabilities and features have been answered.

    1. Is this WRX quicker (note I didn't say faster) than the outgoing model. I realize that the 0-60 times enthusiasts have been reporting are about 8/10 of a second slower, but they all seem so think it's because you have to shift to third gear to get to 60. The maximum torque seems to be available at 2000RPM in the 2.0L vs 4000RPM in the outgoing model. Does that mean that this car gets to 50mph faster?

    2. Does anyone know if the smart key/push button start is an option or something available at certain trim levels? Wonder if you have to have the CVT (ugh)?

    I have a million more questions, but these are all for now.

    Answering those two questions one way or another may lead me to the 2014 hatch (love it) as I believe the main complaint of the 2014 is body roll which could be easily rectified with sway bars or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remigius View Post
    This is my first post, so I'll try not to be all wordy. This is a great forum and a testament to the WRX community. I'm seriously considering the 2015 WRX (not the STI) and wonder if any speculation about certain capabilities and features have been answered.

    1. Is this WRX quicker (note I didn't say faster) than the outgoing model. I realize that the 0-60 times enthusiasts have been reporting are about 8/10 of a second slower, but they all seem so think it's because you have to shift to third gear to get to 60. The maximum torque seems to be available at 2000RPM in the 2.0L vs 4000RPM in the outgoing model. Does that mean that this car gets to 50mph faster?

    Depends who is testing it. I know Car and Driver got 4.8 seconds 0-60. My guess is they achieve that in 2nd gear?

    2. Does anyone know if the smart key/push button start is an option or something available at certain trim levels? Wonder if you have to have the CVT (ugh)?

    Premium or Limited you can option the push button start regardless of transmission choice.

    I have a million more questions, but these are all for now.

    Answering those two questions one way or another may lead me to the 2014 hatch (love it) as I believe the main complaint of the 2014 is body roll which could be easily rectified with sway bars or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remigius View Post
    This is my first post, so I'll try not to be all wordy. This is a great forum and a testament to the WRX community. I'm seriously considering the 2015 WRX (not the STI) and wonder if any speculation about certain capabilities and features have been answered.

    1. Is this WRX quicker (note I didn't say faster) than the outgoing model. I realize that the 0-60 times enthusiasts have been reporting are about 8/10 of a second slower, but they all seem so think it's because you have to shift to third gear to get to 60. The maximum torque seems to be available at 2000RPM in the 2.0L vs 4000RPM in the outgoing model. Does that mean that this car gets to 50mph faster?

    2. Does anyone know if the smart key/push button start is an option or something available at certain trim levels? Wonder if you have to have the CVT (ugh)?

    I have a million more questions, but these are all for now.

    Answering those two questions one way or another may lead me to the 2014 hatch (love it) as I believe the main complaint of the 2014 is body roll which could be easily rectified with sway bars or whatever.
    1. Depends on how you define quicker really. In general it seems that the 2015 is a better all around drivers car than the outgoing model. Handles better in the twisties and is a lot more smooth. You would really need to test drive both cars to see which one you feel is the quicker car. My best guess is you'd pick the 2015.

    2. Push button is available on Premium and Limited models in 6MT or CVT
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    I'm gonna go drive one as soon as I see one close. I am really curious on how the power delivery feels compared to my 2.5 WRX.

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    I guess I could've gotten all of that information from the c/d review of the wrx. Poor form on my part for not doing enough research. Interesting that subaru is citing such poor performance numbers.

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