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Over the holidays, I finally put down a deposit on an STi. The reason I delayed as long as I had is because of the run around I had gotten from all the dealers near me on Long Island. I finally ended up going with Steve Lewis Subaru in Northampton, MA. I got some interesting info from them that may or may not be true.

#1 - They said that the latest report is that the base STi will be $5000 more than the base WRX. I said, "So, the WRX is $24,995, so that makes the STi $29,995?" and they said yes. Who knows if this is true, but it would be nice.

#2 - Apparently, in the past Subaru dealers have ordered cars for nonexistant customers so they could get more of them on the lot to sell. This was especially true for more limitted edition cars like the WRX. Subaru has instituted a new policy with the STi where the dealer will have to prove that the car that was ordered for John Doe actually gets delivered to John Doe, or Subaru takes the car back and penalizes the company. It's a 3 strike deal, and on the thrird strike the dealer is no longer allowed to sell STi's. There are other penalties for strikes 1 and 2, but I don't remember. Something about less alocations for the dealer. I think this is a good idea, since the people that actually want the cars will have a better chance at getting them if they haven't been "ordered" by dealers that don't have buyers yet.

Anyways, just some info I thought I'd pass on. The first one will be moot in a few hours, and the second is some food for thought.

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yea i kinda figured the price range was gonna be the 29,995 range becasue now that the evo is set at 28,937 msrp im sure subaru might just have it under that just to beat the competion.......but who knows until later today in 5 hours..... :roll:
 

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do we know when they will announce the weight and whether the sti has the twin scroll turbo? (plzzzz be under 3200lbs and have twin scroll... at least under 3300lbs..)
 

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I can't see it being significantly more than the standard WRX. The only items that should add weight are the new 6 speed and the larger brakes. Then there are items that were specifically designed to be lighter, like the suspention arms and the like. I'd say that the tranny will be 50-80lbs heavier, and the additional weight of the brakes will be offset by the lower weight of the suspension, so the car will weigh in at 3135-3165 lbs. Anyone else have a guess? :)

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Bigger engine......wing.....tranny....brakes.....there are some real weight gains in there. I'm gunna guess 3300 or very close to it. Unless STi is really that good at what they do. Who knows....maybe that blue carpet is weightless!
 

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Keep in mind that a larger displacement engine doesn't necessarily mean more weight. To go from 2000cc to 2500cc we're only talking a couple mm on the bore and a couple mm on the stroke. It will likely be heavier, but probably not more than a few lbs.
 

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STi - destined for every car rag cover?

I bet, that with the light weight suspension parts and light weight rear glass, Subaru is trying hard to keep the weight of the STi as close to the WRX as it can get. I would be surprised if the STi was actually lighter than the WRX. I also bet that the blue carpet does weight less than the black :lol:
 
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My guess is that removing the audio system and utilizing reduced thickness rear glass brought the weight just under 3300lbs.
 
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