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I really miss the rumble of the UEL headers. But, if the car is as good as this guy makes it out to be, I think I'll live.
 

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WANT! ^^^
I agree!

I like everything about the new car. Well, mostly everything, I dislike it in white and red.

Also, I really really like the price point. They "say" a fully loaded Limited w/ CVT will be at around $33k. For a car that supposedly drives like it does you can't beat that price point in my opinion. I would imagine to get the car like I want it will be around $29k
 

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UGH. More evidence to the fact that I'm SOOOOO glad I did not wait for this to come out before I got mine. Can't wait for the 2025 WRX. Bye bye engine note that I love so much. :sadwave:

Also, that guy is a total knob.
So, you're glad you got a less superior car performance wise?

Otherwise you're strictly speaking about the looks and the noise. In which case that is all subjective and if you're happy then more power to ya!
 

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So, you're glad you got a less superior car performance wise?

Otherwise you're strictly speaking about the looks and the noise. In which case that is all subjective and if you're happy then more power to ya!
Let's be real..
This WRX, like all WRX's, is NOT an STI. Sure, it may have a new 6 Speed, but it'll probably break just like the 5 Speed. Also, less displacement isn't necessarily better. The current generation outperforms this new model in a straight line. Suspension mods can be had to keep up with it in the corners, but let's be honest, most owners won't take their cars to the track.
Not trying to justify owning a 3rd Gen either, cause if the new STI is anything I hope it will be, I'll trade up.

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Let's be real..
This WRX, like all WRX's, is NOT an STI. Sure, it may have a new 6 Speed, but it'll probably break just like the 5 Speed. Also, less displacement isn't necessarily better. The current generation outperforms this new model in a straight line. Suspension mods can be had to keep up with it in the corners, but let's be honest, most owners won't take their cars to the track.
Not trying to justify owning a 3rd Gen either, cause if the new STI is anything I hope it will be, I'll trade up.

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Lol obviously the WRX isn't an STI. I'm not comparing it to an STI.

The FA20DIT is a better engine than the EJ25. It handles power mods better, gets better gas mileage and the turbo is in the correct place (not to mention it is twin-scroll). These are not opinions, these are fact.

You can't say "suspension mods can be done to make it keep up in the corners" and then say "no one takes their cars to the track". I'm speaking stock vs stock because most people only drive their cars on the road. Stock vs stock the 2015 is "said to" out perform the current generation. I have that in quotes because until we see actual numbers we don't know for sure.

If you love your 3G then by all means continue loving it. They are great cars, no one is denying that. All I'm saying is so far the 2015 looks to be even better.

TL;DR - 2015 > 2011-2014 based on all the information we have right now.
 

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I don't necessarily love my 3rd Gen, I'm just not impressed with this new WRX, though I'm curious to see how it responds to added power. Could be the deciding factor on a trade for me.

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I'm really anxious for someone here, who's owned a GD, (or even a newer model) to get one and give us an honest comparo. I'm sure that there will be lots of niceness to the new model..I think a lot of us will forever lament the loss of the "rawness" that went with the 2002-2007 cars. And if that's what the majority of the world really wanted, I'm sure that Subaru would have kept building them. Alas...
 

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Let's be real..
This WRX, like all WRX's, is NOT an STI. Sure, it may have a new 6 Speed, but it'll probably break just like the 5 Speed. Also, less displacement isn't necessarily better. The current generation outperforms this new model in a straight line. Suspension mods can be had to keep up with it in the corners, but let's be honest, most owners won't take their cars to the track.
Not trying to justify owning a 3rd Gen either, cause if the new STI is anything I hope it will be, I'll trade up.

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I get what you're saying but using your "let's be real" logic... The only known measurement the current model will NOT be out performed in coming model, is "straight line 0-60". We all know that while that does seem to be a often used bench mark it is a very very narrow, marginally predictive standard to measure "performance". Most people don't run around doing 0-60 in a straight line all day. More importantly if 0-60 in a straight line is terribly important to the driver there are many far better choices than a Subaru to begin with anyway.
 

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I get what you're saying but using your "let's be real" logic... The only known measurement the current model will NOT be out performed in coming model, is "straight line 0-60". We all know that while that does seem to be a often used bench mark it is a very very narrow, marginally predictive standard to measure "performance". Most people don't run around doing 0-60 in a straight line all day. More importantly if 0-60 in a straight line is terribly important to the driver there are many far better choices than a Subaru to begin with anyway.
You got me there. I'll admit it.
Once they release STI information, I'll probably shut up. Until then, I'll keep whining. Looking forward to a test drive next year though.

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I'm really anxious for someone here, who's owned a GD, (or even a newer model) to get one and give us an honest comparo. I'm sure that there will be lots of niceness to the new model..I think a lot of us will forever lament the loss of the "rawness" that went with the 2002-2007 cars. And if that's what the majority of the world really wanted, I'm sure that Subaru would have kept building them. Alas...
I am terrible at reviews but, I'll give it a shot.

I do plan on getting one eventually. Maybe not right when they first go on sale though.
 

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Just my 2 cents, but 0-60 is the silliest performance measure ever, at least if you're using it to decide on which car to buy. Blinker Fluid consumption/mile is ever so much better.



seriously speaking though, quarter mile trap speed ftw...somewhat relevant to real-world acceleration, and de-emphasizes the "drop-clutch-kill-the-tranny" approach to getting that 4 second 0-60 time.
 

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First video review
Let's see:
*Glowing handling reviews
*Better lateral grip than an EVO
*Built-in factory launch control
*Excellent reviews on the CVTs
*Even better reviews on the 6-speed
*Finally have ELH
*Fantastic seats


Subaru just can't seem to lose lately. The BRZ was released to glowing reviews, consumer sites are gushing over the practical new Forester, and now it seems they done it again on the new WRX. It's interesting to me that variants of the FA engine is common to all of these cars, too. Subaru will sell a ****-ton of these.
 
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