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2010 wrx sti

jsylvestrejsylvestre Posts: 8
edited July 8 in Subaru
just wanted to state a couple of my thoughts on what i think subaru should do with the sti. first i think they need to change the seats color scheme a little,secondly the interior door panels should match that found in the legacy.(currently own a 2008 legacy however will eventually own sti waiting to see 2010 changes) and lastly they should offer a 4dr sti. let me know what you guys think.
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,391
    A.... 4 door STi? That simply is not going to happen. The STi is far too specialized with too few units produced/sold for Subaru to invest in two body types for it, and the hatch has more overall appeal, utility, and balance.

    Also, with the fact that 2008 MY is a complete re-tool for the car, plus several significant tweaks for 2009, I suspect we will not see any major non-mechanical changes in the 2010. Though, it would be nice if they added the cold-weather package to the car.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I say source the door panels from the Forester. It's closer to the Impreza now, yet the door panels are more upscale, with a better elbow rest. It might actually fit as is, or with only slight modifications.

    The door panels on the Legacy actually are not well designed - the door handle blocks access to the power window controls.

    So copy the Forester, not the Legacy.
  • yes the power controls are blocked however currently owning the legacy i find that the handle is completely necessary for the passanger especially. Does nobody agree? maybe iem way off
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Check out the Forester, it's easy enough to reach. Perhaps because the door itself is smaller.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    image

    There's a pic, you see how similar they are, yet the door panels in the Forester are just a bit nicer. The elbow rest is very well padded, something my 98 Forester did not have, so it stood out to me.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Also, with the fact that 2008 MY is a complete re-tool for the car, plus several significant tweaks for 2009, I suspect we will not see any major non-mechanical changes in the 2010. Though, it would be nice if they added the cold-weather package to the car.

    Actually the 2009 STi is the same as the 2008 other than the white color changed.

    I expect 2010 to bring a more powerful STi something in the 350hp range.

    -mike
    Subaru Guru and Track Instructor
  • tsytsy Posts: 1,551
    I agree, and increasing the hp seems like the easiest thing to do.

    Maybe offer the Spec C here as well?

    tom
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    I would like to see a turbo 3.0 H6 (not 3.6, but 3.0) in the STI. That would allow the ceiling to be raised a bit on the 2.5 WRX and 2.5 GT Imprezas.

    I'd also like to see a "Limited" trim level be offered on the 2.5 GT, WRX and STI, in which NAV (w/traffic & weather) would be standard, as would leather—and still more sound deadening to further quell road noise. Throw in an upgraded audio system with a 30+ GB hard drive as well, to store music.

    Bob
  • With the release of the Hyunadai Genesis and Mitsu undoubtly having something in the works, more boost is defitnetly in demand. I don't know about a "limited" package on a STI, we'll leave that to the guys that wear their sisters pants. Subaru should offer a stripped down version of the STI much like the '06-'07 WRX TR wich would be ready for the owners preference of mods and brands of aftermarket goodies.
  • tsytsy Posts: 1,551
    I agree with the limited trim with a nicer interior and much better stereo! (and Nav unit) but I'm sure that would push the STi into the $40k range, which might be a hard sell.

    I think the turbo H6 would be very cool- not much weight penalty and a lot more potential power. But once again, might push it over the $40k range.

    tom
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    Well, that's another item that needs to be addressed: $40K for an NAV-equipped econocar with a gonzo drivetrain? There's no way an STI should cost twice that of an Impreza 2.5i.

    The STI may be a great little car, but a great "value" it's not. There are a lot of very nice performance cars in the STI price range—and that are in many ways far more compelling than the STI.

    Bob
  • In that some tuners are getting close to 200 HP per litre from the 4 banger, I'm not in favor of an even greater amount of weight hanging off the front. I think that's exactly how Audi lost their way.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    Subaru needs to make the STI "special" again. Compared to the '09 WRX, the STI looks like an overpriced car, with not a lot more to offer than the WRX.

    Giving it a turbo 3.0 H-6, with 350+ hp, does just that.

    The BMW M3 has a very different engine than the standard 3 Series. I think that's what's needed here. Also, I'm not concerned about whatever extra weight that may involve. It won't be much, as the Legacy does just fine with the H6.

    Bob
  • putting a six cylinder engine in the sti would destroy its heritage. putting a six in the impreza sti would ruin it! you can extract plenty of power out of the 2.5 h-4. more then you can use! now if they made a legacy sti with the h-6 as a big brother to the impreza sti that would be alright.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    It's not a question of getting more power. A 3.0 H-6 turbo in the Impreza STI would elevate the [Impreza] STI's image, and would likely sell more cars—assuming they can solve the "value" issue.

    As to heritage: Subaru has just dropped out of the WRC. Plus the cars they raced in the WRC were 2.0 engines, not 2.5 engines. So I don't see a problem here either.

    Offer a larger 3.6 H-6 turbo in the Legacy STI. Having two STIs, with different engines is not a problem.

    Bob
  • It's not the weight it's self that bothers me, but the weight distribution. Subarus are already burdened with most of it's weight in the worst place.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Mitsu sales were down more than 25% last year, IIRC. The new Lancer isn't doing that well.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    In Japan Subaru has introduced a new STI luxury trim level that is called the A-Line.

    It comes with the 5-EAT w/paddle shifters, SI-Drive, 8-way power seats, soft leather door trim, and optional leather seats. Also, this is the first 2.5L STI sold in Japan; other JDM STIs are all 2.0L. It's also the first STI to be offered with an automatic—anywhere.

    http://finchannel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30441&Itemid=14

    http://www.subaru.jp/impreza/wrxsti/

    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25688926&postcount=138

    http://www.worldcarfans.com/9090224.006/subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-a-line-announced

    I wonder if the all-new Legacy turbo might get this horsepower?

    Bob
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    STI + Automatic = sacreligious.
  • tsytsy Posts: 1,551
    I agree- why not just get a Legacy?

    It's like an Auto Ferrari or Porsche or Corvette!
    Oh, I guess they have those too. ;)

    Even a DSG for the STi seems out of place, but I guess it's what the public wants. :(

    tom
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