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I wrote to SOA a couple of days ago. This is what I wrote and received.

Hello,

I am interested in purchasing the WRX STi when it is released in the US.
I do not, however, know when that will be, nor do I know what the price
will be. I was wondering if you could assist me in either, or both of
these matters.

Thank you for your time,

Chris Fritzler
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Dear Mr. Fritzler:


Thank you for visiting the Subaru Web site and for your interest in Subaru products.

Subaru is considering the feasibility of an STi version of the WRX for future model years. But, we do not have any definite plans at this time. If an STi version of the WRX becomes available in the United States, it would probably not be for a couple of model years. Since the WRX is a new model only offered for the past year, it is too early to confirm the likelihood of offering an STi version in the US.

We appreciate that you took the time to contact us. I will forward your suggestion to offer an STi version of the WRX in the US to our Product Planning Department for their review and consideration. Thanks again!!

John J. Mergen
Subaru of America, Inc.
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When I received this same pathetic form letter from Subaru, I thought Subaru should just say what they really mean.


It really should read like this:

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Dear Customer,

Thank you for visiting the Subaru Web site and for your interest in Subaru products.

We know you want your STi, but you can't have it until we are good and ready. We are still trying to squeeze every cent out of the WRX add campaign. Some day we will come to our senses and pull our heads out of our rears and start selling the STi in the states. We are really enjoying this feeling of keeping something you want, out of your reach. For now we are content on having your local dealer blow smoke up you skirt. And by the way, why don't you swing by that dealer and get on a STi waiting list. For a car, that for all practical purposes doen't exist for you. Thanks again for waiting and waiting and waiting.


Subaru of America, Inc.”


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They sent me the exact same letter. To the word i think. Heres my post when I got the letter. I work for Sony electronics dealing with the Sony vaio. We do the same thing. Even if we do have plans on releasing something soon noone gets to know till there is a press release. We just say were evaluating the product and blah blah blah.

http://www.imprezawrxsti.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?topic=94&forum=1&1

Glen
 
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