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    Already seen it in the focus group in June (posted this elsewhere, but figured this is a better spot). The "rendering" red car is IT. Sorry for those that don't like it, but that's the car, 99% of what I saw even down to the sharkfin antennae.

    Oh and by the way, the one we saw in the focus group was a 6-speed. They told us it was the WRX. Additionally, we were all sedan owners (7 of us total), so they seemed to be pretty interested in sedan owners for that particular session.

    They showed it alongside two hatchbacks though, which was weird, the Golf and new Focus. Got to sit in them all. They would not let us open the engine bay on the 2015 WRX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrolia View Post
    Already seen it in the focus group in June (posted this elsewhere, but figured this is a better spot). The "rendering" red car is IT. Sorry for those that don't like it, but that's the car, 99% of what I saw even down to the sharkfin antennae.

    Oh and by the way, the one we saw in the focus group was a 6-speed. They told us it was the WRX. Additionally, we were all sedan owners (7 of us total), so they seemed to be pretty interested in sedan owners for that particular session.

    They showed it alongside two hatchbacks though, which was weird, the Golf and new Focus. Got to sit in them all. They would not let us open the engine bay on the 2015 WRX.
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    Yes, interior, forgot to mention. It was loaded, looked really good, but the roof material was really really weird and cheap looking, like coarse fiberglass (perhaps a thrown together fabric). Granted again this was June. A "big" change for me was the gauge arrangement. The rpm gauge was not larger NOR in the middle like 2011+ wrx's. Also, just remembered, the steering wheel was flat on the bottom, like the other subaru cars have now. They kept the red stitching all around. If i think of more I will chime in, or people can ask and my memory might be jogged.

    Oh also. HATED the "economy car" small glass pieces in front of the mirrors. Session leader tried to say better visibility, yeah right...

    EDIT: OH! Forgot, looks like they are actually putting a good soundsystem in it. They were Harman Kardon or something, but please, don't quote me on that, I don't remember. They were very interested in our thoughts about the following:

    1) Hatch
    2) CVT transmissions (yes they were serious)
    3) fuel economy
    4) sound system
    5) importance for us for AWD, performance, etc etc

    EDIT 2: steering wheel buttons were the new style of subaru steering wheel buttons, which personally I don't like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upgrayedd View Post
    I guess the one thing we've learned from this is that Subaru's PR wing does not in fact ever come in contact with its design/engineering wings.
    I heard that they had tried to communicate with the design team, but had no response. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Subaru actually has no design team. Not since the mid-nineties, I think.

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    CVT? **** no!!! That is the worst thing I've driven by Subaru...a 2013 Legacy with the CVT. I couldn't imagine that being in a performance oriented car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    CVT? **** no!!! That is the worst thing I've driven by Subaru...a 2013 Legacy with the CVT. I couldn't imagine that being in a performance oriented car.
    I would never choose an CVT....however the CVT on the 2014 Forester XT is pretty nice, especially in sport or sport # mode. Shifts are quick and smooth. From what I understand, it's a different unit then the Legacy.
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    I'll be interested to hear about how it drives. If they went back to roots with the suspension and road feel (channeled a little bit of "bugeye raw"), give it a responsive engine, a nicer transmission, then I could be a fan of the car. This is not the trend, however.

    A CVT can be quick and smooth, whatever...but I still won't want it in my enthusiast car. Fine for the minivan or the wife's sedan, or whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie007 View Post
    I would never choose an CVT....however the CVT on the 2014 Forester XT is pretty nice, especially in sport or sport # mode. Shifts are quick and smooth. From what I understand, it's a different unit then the Legacy.
    Agreed. My Murano has a CVT and have no complaints. I would never want one and neither did any of the 6 other guys in the focus group.

    We did though mention we weren't against it, as long as manual was still offered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    I'll be interested to hear about how it drives. If they went back to roots with the suspension and road feel (channeled a little bit of "bugeye raw"), give it a responsive engine, a nicer transmission, then I could be a fan of the car. This is not the trend, however.

    A CVT can be quick and smooth, whatever...but I still won't want it in my enthusiast car. Fine for the minivan or the wife's sedan, or whatever.



    That's how I feel. Even if it doesn't look as bad ass as the concept, as long as it drives like it should, I'll breathe a sigh of relief.

    Also, Ray, your sig would really *pop* if it said 'Godfather of the Bugeye Mafia' instead :P

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    Also, this doesn't really belong here, but as long as we're talking ugly refreshes:

    The Legacy concept
    https://twitter.com/subaru_usa/statu...88548196622336

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    So yep, the Rex and the STi will have different displacement engines. According to this information. Also, 6 speeds for the rex! Finally!!!
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    I've mentioned this before, but hell I'll say it again:

    If this is indeed the proper information, there are some things to note:
    1. Presumably, the 2.0L will be the Turbo FA20 that debuted in JDM Forester Turbo, likely with slightly more aggressive cams
    2. Hopefully Subaru has not chosen to keep the aging EJ257 in the STi and instead will choose to turbocharge the FB25.
    3. No other Subaru model has been announced with a turbocharged 2.5L motor
    4. Given the sales volume of the WRX STi, it would seem fiscally wasteful to invest in R&D to produce a turbocharged FB25 unless with the intent on producing a halo car
    5. From a purely financial perspective, it is more likely that Subaru will choose to retain the EJ257 in the WRX STi with the inclusion of Direct Injection heads.

    Given all this information, the FA20 is clearly the superior motor as has been proven by the BRZ. Why put the superior motor in the inferior car?
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    http://sudorm-rf.com/Car_and_Driver_January_2014.pdf

    boom

    edit: they took it down. fuuuuuuuu. should have saved it. im a n00b.

    editedit: found it on nasioc.

    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=861
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    Quote Originally Posted by i8buffalowings View Post
    "Subaru predicts a zero-to-60mph time of 5.4 seconds with the six-speed manual and 5.9 with the CVT."

    ... the f*#k, Subaru? Seriously? No 2 door, available CVT, still ugly. Subaru, your WRX, the long-standing icon of hooliganism and affordable driving enjoyment is becoming totally undesirable. How long before you turn it into a Corolla with AWD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upgrayedd View Post
    Also, this doesn't really belong here, but as long as we're talking ugly refreshes:

    The Legacy concept
    https://twitter.com/subaru_usa/statu...88548196622336
    lol @ Taurus/Fusion Subaru Legacy and yet again getting a size increase (exterior look).

    But back on point. I need to know more definitive answers about the STI. I absolutely LOVE my 2011 sedan WRX and would only trade up to a STI (and a damn good looking and performing one at that) to replace it.

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