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No later than November.

Baja launches in Fall.
New Forester in Late Summer/Fall.
2003 Legacy/Outback with facelift and new features in Fall.
2003 (MY) - 1968 = 35 (some of you will know what this means)

:) Figure out my new theory yet?? :)

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Well in 1968, Subaru sold their first vehicle in the US - the 360.

So 2003 would mark Subaru's 35th anniversary in the US and what better way to celebrate it than with the STi.

Do I win anything?
 

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Whoa, big day for rumors on i-club!

hopefully, Subaru doesn't commerate this event with bringing only 360 STI's... heh
 

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Calling out the computer geeks

RaX got it!! 8) Good job!! :D

You don't win anything though... :wink:

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Where is all this new info coming? JJ saying by November, Nick on I-Club saying by August. Its not April fools again is it? I kind of hope it doesn't come so early because I probably won't be able to afford one until next year. I guess I could just get a 2004.

Also, Nick was saying there may be 2 versions available, a 280hp and a 320hp. :eek: I guess its more fuel for the fire.
 

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not two versions. maybe in japan. but not here nor ever here.
subies sell well enough but not THAT well. and uh the 280hhp ver IS the 320hp ver. everyone knows/hopes this. you can buy that 320hp ver for more though :D. we'll be lucky just to get the STi. honestly i dont see why they are releasing it over here. i know they'll make money, but its gunna cost em a lil less than they make. americans think (in general) we were are so the shit that we dont have to put our steering wheels on the other side so we dont export to japan really. so why should they?? if i were them id keep my BAD ASS toy out of the states. just to give em a "fuck you, asshole"

JJ yeah i was figuring soon, but not sept i like the theory though. i mean MAYBE b/c of 9/11 and all. which is THE DAY im getting my WRX (my fuck you to terrorism, they caused me to not get a bank loan last year for a chevy stepside) but you said the baja is coming late summer. so they'll be pushing that HARD... after all you know how those soccer moms and their tall station wagontrucks are. gotta have a new one cuz this one is ALREADY !!TWO!! years old.

the baja looks AWESOME compared to everyother crossover (like the aztec or avalanche.) all i ask is that the WRX be bumped to 260bhp and theSTi be rated @ the proper 320bhp and that the entire subie line up gets the 227bhp EJ205. imagine a 230hp legacy GT for the wifey. mmmm. or a 230hp outback, oh wait! turbo charge the 3.0H6!!!!!!!!! OMFG! that would own. i could BEAT porches. WRX w/ a H6! after i blow my EJ205 im getting the H6.

ya'll know that the previous year WRXs in japan had 276hp just like the STi?????? they bumped it down to 250 this year but they STILL get the ACVS system on the WRX!!!!! not freggin fair. anyone know if you could put the ACVS on a WRX, all they are is pulleys that rotate at a certain rpm right? or something to that effect?
 

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The whole idea of 2 versions seem pretty wild to me too, and I'd would probably just dismiss it as hear say if it hadn't come from Nick (one of the original founders of I-club). Here is a link to the thread:

http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=180115

It seems like they wouldn't make as much money but you never know. Maybe the full blown STi is going to be around $32K and they feel that they could have a detuned version and leave off the brembos and the racing seats and a few other options and sell it for $27K to appeal to people like me that can't quite afford $32K. Well, I'm probably just dreaming anyway. :wink:
 

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So, sounds like you guys don't buy into the theory that Solberg will drive out the new US STi this Friday May 3.

Then I wonder what SOA was dropping all those hints about?
 

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I think what is interesting about the two proposed new models is that they seem to be roughly equivalent to the European and Japanese models-- in Europe they get a 265ps version-- ours could be slightly higher due to slightly higher octane, etc., just like our wrx is slighly higher; in Japan they get a ~320ps version, rated at 280ps due to that gentlemans agreement.

If the other rumour is true that in September they will get the refreshed body style in Japan, maybe they have a lot of current body parts to use up. Why not sell them in the hot North American Impreza market with two levels of trim-- STi (using the european engine flavour) and STi-expensive (using the Japanese spec engine and all the features like Rays wheels) :)

Having Solberg drive it out would be awesome. They beat Mistubishi to the punch, and gain some more fans. When the EVO comes, and there are people moving away from Subaru (if that happens) there is a refreshed body style to refuel the sales yet again.

Hmmm, yeah, I guess this is in my dreams ;-)

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I do think (hopefully) they will anounce it this weekend (I am actually thinking Saturday or Sunday). I just don't think it will be available until later this year or early next year. Hopefully we will know this weekend. :D
 

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I think you're right, it'll probably be Saturday since more people will be in attendance. So the only question is, Saturday morning or afternoon? :)
 

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that rev knob on the guage, what does it do?

tisbe said:
I think you're right, it'll probably be Saturday since more people will be in attendance. So the only question is, Saturday morning or afternoon? :)
3:38 pm :lol:
 

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well I guess I'm off to the dealer that supposedly has me on a waiting list and try to hammer out the details, HOPING for some info this weekend. And I also said what better way to debut the sti than at a rally with petter at the wheel..... :D well I hope so at least. hmmmm go to the dealer tomorrow try to get the deal set for the sti to get one asap, OR go elsewhere, and we have three dealers in my area. I'll get my agreement and wrb sti :p
 

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I really dont like some dealers around here, lies, lies lies. I know the STI is going to be realeased soon, and I asked him when. He said It would be better in "his opinion" (who cares) to get the regular WRX, because STI's probably wont be out for 3 years. They all think your dumb, and just wanna get their money. Guess he lost a customer. 8)
 

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No sweat Mikey...just know not to buy from him..not necessarily that dealer, but the ONE guy.

IT WILL BE COMING! The German dealer here said "when you guys get the STi..." Not only that, but nearly everything on the car is written in English..sure, sure for UK, but c'mon...its ready to go...just wait it out.
 

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Thanks.

91TB78 makes a good point. Hopefully they aren't all bad apples.

The first time I went to my local Subaru dealer I had the misfortune of meeting one of those types of guys. He was trying to sell me a WRX, telling me how they can be modded and all, but that's not what I was there for. Second time around I met up with an ok guy. He's been more helpful and straight forward.
 
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