This is a discussion on The New STI within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by dehnem HOLY SEXY, where did you get this picture, that thing is dead sexy. psssst.... look at ...
I just went back and looked hahahaha. is right
2008 Metallic Gray WRX
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, even a noob.
I honestly can say that I don't fancy the hatch design and side with Mr. Clarkson from Top gear. The sedan style rules, but you could call me old fashioned. Hell I even think the Evo x is sexy as hell... which some might consider it the ugliest car built. Oh well.
I won't bash but will just say welcome to the club. I got lots of important information from these guys so I won't get into it with anyone here.
There once was a guy talking about Hyabusas and top speed once who flamed everyone.... but thats another story.
I can honestly say that I find my 2002 WRX wagon horribly unattractive. It looks like a boring station wagon. The hood scoop is ugly. Personally, I appreciate function over form, but 99% of casual observers see that car as a station wagon with a funny thing on the hood.
I say, let them laugh. That's part of why I bought it. I don't want people to look at my car and instantly assume I'm a douchebag. I just want to blend in. If I could get a car that performed like a Supra but looked like a Camry, I would buy it in a second. In the realm of 400+ hp cars, I prefer an M5 to a Corvette on looks alone.
A car is an incredibly public personal statement. As society is silently judging me, I want them to have no recollection of my car. I don't want them to remember me because I'm the tool in the Mustang when I could have just fallen from their mind and blended in to the background.
I don't mind giving the impression that I drive a mildly dorky, generally bland, small and sensible grocery getter.
Where this becomes a problem for me is that the new WRX/STI is overstated. There is no subtlety. It stands out in the USDM because there is nothing else like it. To me, that seems like a waste. Then again, by this point anyone who's paying attention knows the difference between a WRX and a Hyundai Accent.
I can see the point in what WrecksWruthor is saying.
I've thought about something that's led me to similar conclusions (I don't want a car with crass styling): I've recently gone to a wedding, a funeral, several dinners, and several other social events.
My bugeye car barely "fit in" without getting noticed. Something with a louder exhaust, a bigger hood scoop, and a huge wing would have simply stuck out and the effect would have ranged from tasteless to completely distracting from the event at hand (and therefore inappropriate).
Even James Bond painted his personal Bentley battleship gray, removed the badging, and parked it on the street.
Now the thunder rails in the great mainsails, and the stars desert the skies
And the rigging strains as the hands of rain, reach down to wash your eyes - Al Stewart
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