FYI, New WRX was unveiled.

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  1. curly2k3
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    Obviously Australia gets the coolest versions since that's their home market




    I sincerely hope you all read the sarcasm, its laid on thick.
     
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    Miles better than with that black crap around the wheel openings. I'd probably have to consider it IF I were looking for that size of car and it was available to me without a CVT.
     
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    Right? Stupid safety. I wish car manufacturers would/could do what video game developers are doing. Just re releasing the same game with minor graphics updates. Look at diablo 2 resurrected.
     
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    Doug DeMuro review now up on YouTube.

    Link did not work...hmmmmmmmm.
     
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    Does it have quirks and features, or is it basically like every other Accord and Camry on the road?
     
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    Awd camry with a hood scoop
     
  7. curly2k3
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    this sounds about on track for current subarus.
     
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    Nope...you can get a Camry with moar HP.
     
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    Sad but true
     
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    Yeah more power and naturally aspirated and basically the same weight...
     
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    If you drive an older subaru most of the newer owners don't even know what it is, ask me how I know.
     
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    What's right with it...? Haha.
     
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    So, I'll chime in on this. At first, the overwhelming plastic is a bit....galling. It's ugly.

    But let's be frank here, the 2002-2005 WRX had some dumpy proportions. It was ugly. But you knew what it was. That's where the Subaru wave sorta came into it's hayday. What I came to while viewing the pictures, and looking on Subaru's site, is that this is sort of a return to roots. It doesn't present itself as a garage-queen for stance tards. It presents itself as a rally car for the road. The plastic makes sense in that respect, and the more I thought about it, the more I remembered how much I hated getting into the dirt and snow with mine early on for fear of ****ing up the paint. Subaru is doing what Jeep learned with the Wrangler, the fenders are GOING TO GET DINGED UP IF YOU DRIVE IT THE WAY WE INTENDED. Having the entire lower skirt of the car as black ABS plastic means that, if you decide to go get stupid in the snow or the dirt, you aren't going to get home and hose it down and see all the damage you caused and regret your choices.

    It's ugly, I get it. But the Subaru Impreza WRX was never meant to be a "pretty" car. It isn't a "sports car" in the traditional sense. It's a utility car that has AWD and a turbo, can get up and go really damn fast, and you can drive it like a goon and not really worry about it looking like dog ass as a result. It already looks like dog-ass. Embrace the ugly, it's what makes a Subaru a Subaru.
     
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    Preach it! Hallelujah!
     
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    The problem is there is absolutely nothing unique about them anymore. They have the same styling as an accord, camry, whatever... the awd is no where near as satisfying or balanced as it was before, and the performance isn't anything to write home about compared to the rest of the market anymore.

    They're a bland amalgamation of everyone else's cars with stars slapped on for a badge. BRZ I like, the rest of their lineup is pretty dead to me at this point.
     
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    Why you aren't in marketing remains a mystery.
     
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    That is their old campaign.
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    $1325?! I'll take 12
     
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    I’d totally get the $69 dollar “sport pak”!
     
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    Yeah you would... Haha.
     
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    You can deny it all that you want my friend. But I know that you and I would have matching sport paks
     
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    FWIW, I never said that I wouldn't! And for the record, our sport paks would most definitely be matching!

    Did we just become best friends?!
     
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    I'd just like to quickly point out that you can very easily buy that truck still, the Sambar has been around forever.
     
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    BFF’s.
     
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    You can order one now. $29k base alllll the way up to $42k fully loaded. Curious to see if these CVT “GT” versions get any interest. $42k sounds like a lot from the WRX crowd. That’s STI money.
     
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    The last Car and Driver had a few pics of the WRX in WRB...it didn't look all that bad, black wheel well cladding and all. And I hadn't started drinking ...yet.
     
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    There's zero chance I'd pay $42k for a WRX, especially one beaten by the ugly stick with very minimal upgrades over previous generations.
     
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    There will be no STI of this platform.
     

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    Wow...
     
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    Let’s Go Brandon.:banghead:

    I just find it hard to believe that the world is going to be able to support all electric. I’m trying to picture the “fueling” stations along the interstate and imagining sitting inside waiting for a plug in to open up. Hopefully charge times will improve.

    Although, I hear that Toyota is working on another hydrogen motor....
     
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    I think there's going to be a lot of people missing appointments from forgetting to charge their cars
     
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    It’s a very sad day indeed! Well, I guess we can expect some interesting varieties of the “normal” gas power WRX over the next 6 years. I expect the 2023 will have a GT version with a manual at the very least.
     
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    I'm pretty curious how much interest they genuinely even have with the WRX at this point compared to the BRZ.
     
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    Without Nuclear, it won't happen.

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    They sell 30k WRX/STI per year versus 3k for BRZ, so 10x more interest?
     
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    larger gap than I would've expected, but not at all surprising from an actual usability standpoint.
     
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    My suspicion is that they threw in the towel on it since they couldn't find an affordable way to make it stand above the WRX. They obviously have had their issues with engine tuning over the years. This excuse is just a marketing twist to lessen the blow.
     
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    I'd rather have an electric BRZ than an electric WRX. The electric space needs a small RWD sportscar. Rumors are the next Honda S2000 will be electric.
     
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    I could probably be talked into having actual interest for an electric BRZ
     
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    I would expect full EV with its heavy and large (for acceptable range) battery pack would not lend itself well to a small, light-on-its-feet sports car.
     
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    Tough to say, you can theoretically have all the weight at the lowest possible part of the chassis and spread out more too.

    I mean even the OG Tesla Roadster was still spirited, there's the new Lotus, etc... It is possible.
     
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    So far 550 horsepowers before reaching first failure point which was with the direct injection on the FA24. I'm kind of excited to see where tuning takes this thing. Seems like they greatly improved the innards...
     
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