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Old 04-27-2019, 04:06 PM
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What are your thoughts of this car? https://www.autoblog.com/2019/03/14/...totype-review/

I always liked the STIs.
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:54 PM
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It looks like a great package. I really like it. I am surprised about the weight, they should have done more to reduce weight further for such a low volume rare model like this. Very cool either way though.
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:58 PM
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Saw it at the NY auto show. Subaru went all out with this one.

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Old 04-27-2019, 06:56 PM
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saw this at NAIAS this year- I like the extensive work they did to the STi to push it even further. more dollars than I would spend, however.
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Also surprised they can't get more power out of that engine when asking a premium price . I still like it a lot.
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I would be interested to drive it and see how it pulls and how the powerband is. I have a base wrx and I’m very happy with it but feel it could use more power and it has a somewhat choppy powerband. It seems like those torque numbers may bring a different feel to how the car accelerates.
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Originally Posted by robb View Post
I would be interested to drive it and see how it pulls and how the powerband is. I have a base wrx and I’m very happy with it but feel it could use more power and it has a somewhat choppy powerband. It seems like those torque numbers may bring a different feel to how the car accelerates.
me too, I think many wrx owners like myself would agree that power drops off quickly at high rpms with the 2.0 l motor, but on the same front it builds more low end torque and sooner than the Sti motor, so that is the trade off. The WRX suits me fine as a daily driver, I like having the torque available right off the line, but that's just me and that's what you get from a twin-scroll turbo.

This new model would feel quite nice at the top end of the power band from what I'm seeing, I like the new redline limit too.
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Yawn. Piddling 4-cylinder 2.0 engine! What a disappointment. Lots of red trim though. I love the camo pattern but it's hiding basically nothing new.

Heck even the Mighty Car Mods lads put a turbocharged 3.5R engine into their Supergramps Legacy station wagon (AKA lowered Outback) years ago.

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I like the car, at a price of $35k otherwise Type R. Too much money for too little style and go.

A) They need a hatch body style.

B) They need an engine from this century.

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I don’t understand why they don’t put up a hatch version. It comes up over and over from enthusiasts that they want a hatch. Personally I’m fine with a trunk but it seems to me giving people what they ask for is the way to make money.
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