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chicago show & me sitting in the *STi*

This months Road & Track has a short blurb on the STi. Last sentence reads "When the STi hits U.S. shores in June, expect it to cost just north of $30,000."

Pretty much about what we've been hearing....but "just North" lets me hope it will be very near 30k rather than the more often tossed out figure of 32K. :-?

Also as an FYI...they test the EVO and at a 6 grand drop, get 5.1 seconds 0 to 60. Quarter mile is posted at 13.8/101.5. Impressive times but oh so hard on the drivetrain! :eek:

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yep, seen that article commented on a few times in this forum
 

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Well, the Subaru reps at the car shows are saying $33k to $34k. With tax and everything out the door, I don't think it will be real close to $30k.
 

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No offense, but reps at the show also didn't apparently know the power of the car off the top of their heads.

I don't think they are in the loop....even as much as we are.
 

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I agree, but I think they are just as much in the loop as the car mags are. I am sure Subaru knew that would be the biggest question asked of the reps. I would think they would have told them what to say and somehow prepared them. They are not going to just pick people off the street who know absolutely nothing about the STi and throw them into the shows without any sort of "training". Who knows though, we will just have to wait and see.
 

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If they do in fact go thru training, you'd sure think these "better than average" Joes would at least be able to remember the 300/300 number. IT'S THE SAME!! ;)

From my personal engineering standpoint....most marketing of any kind like that doesn't have a very large connection to the actual product and it's performance. Whatever the product, they just want to make it look pretty and sell it. "Look...it's a wild looking blue car! What does it do? It's drives you places....DUH!"
 

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OK for what its worth. Here in Germany the WRX runs 29,250 Euros. Minus the obligatory 16% Value Added Tax (VAT) and you have 24,570.

The STi, however, is 38,150, minus the VAT, comes out to 32,046. Now, I know these prices are in Euros, which is worth more than dollars :x , but the price is still relevant. Not too mention last year the WRX over here was nearly the exact same price as the WRX in the states. As everyone has theorized I'm guessing $32,000. Or in that region.

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Now, I know these prices are in Euros, which is worth more than dollars :x
Dangit when did the Euro beat the dollar? Have I been asleep? I did a little research since I didn't believe it and found the Euro has been ahead steadily since December.

Who knew? (not me)

So doesn't that make the STi more than 32k if you compare it the the German version? Did a little calcuation and it makes it $34,676.98.
 

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So doesn't that make the STi more than 32k if you compare it the the German version? Did a little calcuation and it makes it $34,676.98.
No, b/c its relative. Germans get paid in Euros and their pay rates are about what the US is..probably higher proportionaly. I know a lot of Germans where I live that work in Luxembourg. That is one wealthy country...I think higher than the states per capita. So, it still equals $32K. To give you an idea for rent. I pay 1200 Euros rent for a 3 story, 6 bedroom house..which is about the same as the States..especially since I live in the country here.

just an off topic question here, but is england using the euro now instead of the pound?
No, the entire UK is still using the pound. I think there were 11 (or 12) countries that currently use the Euro.

So, I will stand by the theory of $32K for the US's STi
 

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I have to agree with $32k. All the info I have been getting(word of mouth) from my reps ,is that low $30's. I will post actual msrp when I find out.
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So doesn't that make the STi more than 32k if you compare it the the German version? Did a little calcuation and it makes it $34,676.98.
No, b/c its relative. Germans get paid in Euros and their pay rates are about what the US is..probably higher proportionaly. I know a lot of Germans where I live that work in Luxembourg. That is one wealthy country...I think higher than the states per capita. So, it still equals $32K. To give you an idea for rent. I pay 1200 Euros rent for a 3 story, 6 bedroom house..which is about the same as the States..especially since I live in the country here.

just an off topic question here, but is england using the euro now instead of the pound?
No, the entire UK is still using the pound. I think there were 11 (or 12) countries that currently use the Euro.

So, I will stand by the theory of $32K for the US's STi
 
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