I was in Detroit this past Tuesday morning to see the STi. I was able to talk with a few SOA representatives. I was told that the radio wiring is intact and ready for dealer installation. As far as the cruise control goes. It is listed as a standard feature. The list I have was part of the 2003 News Media Information kit I received.
Other STi features I understand will include:
Super-Sport ABS braking system with a lateral g-sensor
Faster ratio engine speed sensing power steering
Driver-Controlled Center Differential
Directional summer performance tires
BBS wheels available in a silvery grey
Lighter than regular WRX rear glass
4 HID headlights
Driver controlled water spray
Larger than WRX hood scoop
I actually spoke with the guy who was responsible for the black floor mats in the STi. I asked him why they did not match the STi only blue carpet. He stated that the black mats were from a WRX and may stay that way into production.
Also there was not a STi strut tower brace in the front engine bay. I asked one of the SOA reps about this. He stated that the redesigned superstructure in the 2004 made the brace useless. I then inquired about a sunroof option. I was told that the cross brace in that area remains for the 2004 STi.
Other than the 2.5 liter and 300HP, I was really surprised to see how different this car is than the 2002. It is a huge step in the right direction.
Now if the delivery date could only move up to February, I would be happy.