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Old 21 Sep 2007, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2008 STI, first pics

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...cleId=122714#6

front end looks mean, arse end look atrotious
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Old 22 Sep 2007, 12:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There is clearly still a lot of external styling to be done on the Sti. I agree the rear is a bit crappy, but the WRX (or whatever they call it now) looks significantly worse. There are a lot of them on the roads here now and it is spectacularly dull and under styled for a sports hatch. They really need to significantly improve on that.

I've got my tickets for the Tokyo Motor Show and Subaru and Mitsubishi stands will be my first port of call. Not holding out much hope for the Sti but I'll take plenty of pics and i may be pleasantly surprised. I reckon it'll drive really well though, I've always loved the way hatches handle.
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Hmmm, from the side and back it looks more like a Ford Focus than a Scooby...
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Old 23 Sep 2007, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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just so wrong in everyway
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Hmmm, from the side and back it looks more like a Ford Focus than a Scooby...

i reckon it looks like a mazda, the only part of the car that i like are the seats
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seen one of the none turbos in the flesh, left the dealers crying like a school girl

if they were gonna do this to it they should have brought it out as a separate model and either brough out a new, decent impreza, or retired the name.
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Old 01 Oct 2007, 10:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I am willing to be patient. If the Sti has decent power (over 300 bhp to keep it as an Evo competitor) and vastly improved styling over the sneaky pics above then it could be a great motor. In hatch form it should be lighter and handle better than it's predecessors. If not then I'll be switching to Mitsubishi in the future as the X is a fantastic looking car and may even be cheaper (at around 17,000 quid/3.400,000yen) than the new Sti here (in manual form at least, semi auto is pricey).
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I watched a episode of AutoWeek and they testdrove the 2008 WRX hatchback... theu said it was suprisingly soft and sluggish... plenty of body roll and dive underbraking... seemed like subaru dropped the ball for 2008 from everything Motorweek had to say... I don't remember much about the engine, which probably means it wasn't anything special. Personally I think the exterior styling is horrible. The 2007's looked mean and aggressive, the '08s look like a ford or something... Plain. Maybe next year?
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I am willing to be patient. If the Sti has decent power (over 300 bhp to keep it as an Evo competitor) and vastly improved styling over the sneaky pics above then it could be a great motor.
A leaked copy of the new JDM Subaru Impreza WRX STi brochure has appeared on NASIOC, with models available in seven colours:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b6...ibrochure1.jpg

Vital statistics:
  • 304 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • 311lb-ft @ 4400rpm (41:59 torque split)
  • Weight: 3263 lb (subtract an additional 22 lbs. if fitted with optional BBS wheels)
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And in the space of a day, a whole lot more images have become available:











In fact it seems that the wraps have now come off:

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/hatchbacks/official-subaru-impreza-wrx-sti/
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front end looks ok, arse end is just abismal, right where do i sign up for an evo 10 can't believe i actually said that.


o hang on, i don't need a new one
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