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Hey all. In today's NY Times there's a section called "2003 New York Int'l Auto Show". There's not much mentioned about the STi....but under the "Some Favorite Vehicles of 2003" here's a write-up on the WRX.
"Now better than ever, for 2004 the WRX has a nicer looking front
end and a fancier interior. But the point of the WRX is its turbo-
charged, intercooled 227 hp DOHC four-cylinder. With a 5speed
manual and ful-time all-wheel drive, it's like driving a Pro Rally
race car every time you touch the throttle. Four wheel disc
brakes with standard ABS, a firm suspension and neutral handling
mean the WRX is easy to drive fast.....0 to 60 in an eyeblink over
5 seconds. That's seriously quick for a $24,000 four-door sedan
station wagon. For street racers for whom too much is still
not enough, Subaru dealers now offer the $35,000 WRX STi. This
serves up 300 hp and 300lb.-ft. of torque through a 6-speed
gearbox and 225/45ZR17 Bridgestone Potenzas. It may look like
an economy car, but this is one very serious performance machine"

So what're everyone's thoughts on this? Just speculation? I was getting rather comfortable with the $32k figure that's been passed around....
 

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Like I said before, the reps here at the Chicago auto show were announcing $33k - $34k, not just when asked but announcing it during their little presentation. Who knows, we will just have to wait and see.

Don't forget, the prices we hear will also be with no standard radio.
 

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Everybody is throwing out speculation at this point.....since there is no official word. Even the 32k number is speculation.

Just hold on....only a few more weeks.....
 

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StuBrown said:
Hey all. In today's NY Times there's a section called "2003 New York Int'l Auto Show". There's not much mentioned about the STi....but under the "Some Favorite Vehicles of 2003" here's a write-up on the WRX.
"Now better than ever, for 2004 the WRX has a nicer looking front
end and a fancier interior. But the point of the WRX is its turbo-
charged, intercooled 227 hp DOHC four-cylinder. With a 5speed
manual and ful-time all-wheel drive, it's like driving a Pro Rally
race car every time you touch the throttle. Four wheel disc
brakes with standard ABS, a firm suspension and neutral handling
mean the WRX is easy to drive fast.....0 to 60 in an eyeblink over
5 seconds. That's seriously quick for a $24,000 four-door sedan
station wagon. For street racers for whom too much is still
not enough, Subaru dealers now offer the $35,000 WRX STi. This
serves up 300 hp and 300lb.-ft. of torque through a 6-speed
gearbox and 225/45ZR17 Bridgestone Potenzas. It may look like
an economy car, but this is one very serious performance machine"

So what're everyone's thoughts on this? Just speculation? I was getting rather comfortable with the $32k figure that's been passed around....


It looks like an economy car? Maybe if you contrast it to a Pagani or Gallardo, but c'mon. I really can't see the shared genetics to say an Aspire ot tercel.
 

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Hopefully the police mistake it for an econo box. It would only look like an econo box (stretching it still) if it was missing the spoiler and one was only looking at it from the rear.
 
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