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:D Hello All:

I've just reserved a 2004 WRX STi at my local dealer. This little beast sure looks good on paper!

I do have one stupid question. Assuming you're not doing sub 5 second 0 to 60 runs from stoplight to stoplight what average real-world mileage are you guys getting with a regular 2.0 liter WRX? Feel free to use mpg in US or CDN gallons or liters/100 km. I've got a calculator.

Also, how is it as a highway cruiser?

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I have been averaging around 20 mpg, with lows around 18 and highs around 25. But with this car it is all about how it is driven. It is the nature of the beast - use the turbo to its full extent and greatly lower the time between fillups. I am sure the STi will be even more of a gas guzzler. Keep in mind these cars suck down supreme gas too.

As far as the quality of its highways-eating-ability - the car is great for long trips. Smooth, quiet (except for the constant whistle from the turbo which is easy to drown out with music - reason to install a stereo in the STi), and very stable. Comfortable too - I am six feet tall and about 240 lbs. and I find the sport buckets very comfortable with very good lumbar support, as well as plenty of leg room and gobs of head room. Unfortunately the same can't be said about the rear seats - for children and small adults only.
 

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I have yet to see more than 25 MPG on my car, even on extended highway trips. My '02 is coming up on 50k miles, and most of them are highway miles. It is very comfortable for cruising *if* you are a taller person. My GF finds that the side bolsters are too high for her and make longer trips uncomfortable. They tend to leave her middle back unsupported. The STi will have different seats, though, so I'm not sure how they'll be on longer trips.
 

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We achieved a high of 30 mpg driving gently and not exceeding the speed limit during a break in trip for our WRX Sport Wagon with automatic. In around town driving, we generally achieved 20-21 mpg.

The ride on 16 inch wheels was remarkably good. In fact, better than the small car had any right to be. Our only complaint was the general noise on interstates as there appears to be very little sound insulation.
 

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Hawkeye1951 said:
We achieved a high of 30 mpg driving gently and not exceeding the speed limit during a break in trip for our WRX Sport Wagon with automatic...
30 mpg??? are you sure???

I think the best I've gotten is 22. I got as low as 18.5 when I first started out. My daily work commute is all stop-and-go...all 10 minutes of it.

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(except for the constant whistle from the turbo which is easy to drown out with music...
Why would you wanna drown it out? I love that sound! It's the whistle from the woo-woo guy's whistle tips that I wanna drown out... :lol:
 

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jbhebert said:
The STi will have different seats, though, so I'm not sure how they'll be on longer trips.
Unfortunately, if you look closely at the new Impreza brochure, the STi seats appear to be exactly the same as the WRX seats. They just have that fancy blue upholstery.

This is really my one disappointment. I would love to have the close-fitting huggers from Japan. I guess if I really want them bad enough, I should be prepared to pay out the wazoo for an imported pair.
 

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Agent Chobos said:
jbhebert said:
The STi will have different seats, though, so I'm not sure how they'll be on longer trips.
Unfortunately, if you look closely at the new Impreza brochure, the STi seats appear to be exactly the same as the WRX seats. They just have that fancy blue upholstery.

This is really my one disappointment. I would love to have the close-fitting huggers from Japan. I guess if I really want them bad enough, I should be prepared to pay out the wazoo for an imported pair.
Only the bottom of the seat look the same as the WRX. The STi has a one-piece back to it.
 

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No trunk pass-through is my main disappointment...it reduces my snowboard-carrying capacity by 33% :x

I'm seriously thinking the next car I get will be the 2.5 RS...the gas prices these days are insane! All I really need is the AWD...
 

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91TB78 said:
Agent Chobos said:
jbhebert said:
The STi will have different seats, though, so I'm not sure how they'll be on longer trips.
Unfortunately, if you look closely at the new Impreza brochure, the STi seats appear to be exactly the same as the WRX seats. They just have that fancy blue upholstery.

This is really my one disappointment. I would love to have the close-fitting huggers from Japan. I guess if I really want them bad enough, I should be prepared to pay out the wazoo for an imported pair.
Only the bottom of the seat look the same as the WRX. The STi has a one-piece back to it.
So does the WRX. In the brochure I have they look and are described the same, except the STi has a different material in the center.
 

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MKIVSupra said:
91TB78 said:
Agent Chobos said:
jbhebert said:
The STi will have different seats, though, so I'm not sure how they'll be on longer trips.
Unfortunately, if you look closely at the new Impreza brochure, the STi seats appear to be exactly the same as the WRX seats. They just have that fancy blue upholstery.

This is really my one disappointment. I would love to have the close-fitting huggers from Japan. I guess if I really want them bad enough, I should be prepared to pay out the wazoo for an imported pair.
Only the bottom of the seat look the same as the WRX. The STi has a one-piece back to it.
So does the WRX. In the brochure I have they look and are described the same, except the STi has a different material in the center.
Wheee! More quotes!

What I meant was that the STi will have different seats from the current WRX. It does look like it will have the same seats as the new WRX.
 

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30 mpg??? are you sure???
We drove from Carmel, Indiana to Elkhart, Indiana in the late spring. The trip had very few stops, the weather was great so no A/C was needed. I was very curious as to the best I could do and measured it full tank to full tank at the same filling station in Westfield. I am sure. If you drive it gently and do not engage the turbo, it seems to act as a NA four.
 
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