Subaru WRX STi S209 coming to the USA

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  1. R1600Turbo

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    Pardon my ignorance, but in terms of hardcore level where does the S209 stack up compared to the Type RA?

    Also it's weird that we have 3 S20s so far for this generation (207, 208 and now 209). Before that each S20 corresponds nicely to each generation/facelift:
    S201 - GC8
    S202 - bug eye
    S203 - blob eye
    S204 - hawk eye
    S205 - hatchback
    S206 - sedan
    S207 - current gen
     
  3. VXR

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    The STI is still a thing? (I know it is, but it is so irrelevant now that I don't know why they still bother. Might as well make the next one an SUV.)
     
  4. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    They've done that before.
     
  5. RandomCarGuy17

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    NO!
     
  6. Tornado

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    This is to build anticipation for the next generation model. Inside line is that it will have around 300 horsepower!
     
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    I do wonder if it'll come with the Japanese spec EJ207 engine. I doubt that though, and with Subaru's recent attempts at bringing over Japan only models to other markets, you can't help but feel that they're at the bottom of the barrel to keep the market interested in the STI. I'd be happy with the standard STI.

    Bring on the new model.
     
  9. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    They still sale a decent 30-40k a year, the market is in a hard spot.
     
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    I think the STI is still relevant here in the U.S. (which is where this S209 model is going), whereas the car ran it's course in your part of the world and is (or already has been) discontinued. People still buy them here, I see them everywhere. In fact, I would like to get one myself soon! I miss my old STI.
     
  11. Wolfe

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    I see a few out here in the country, and I always see new ones in Madison.
     
  12. FT-1

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    They stopped selling them here in the UK and in Europe, which isn't surprising when hot hatches out perform it nowadays.

    If the WRX STI does come back, I hope it is a mild-hybrid that is a direct competitor to the Audi RS3 Saloon. Without electrification, the WRX will remain irrelevant.
     
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    Press kit finally released
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    Type RA owners are probably getting ready to kill themselves.
     
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    Meh, looks fast and fun but this car is getting old. I’d rather just wait for the new one to come out which should be soon. Although if it loses the manual and/or goes hybrid that may just be a deal breaker for me.

    I liked the Type RA but it doesn’t even come with a spare tire, how do you charge an extra 10k over the sport tech version for tiny upgrades and then take away the damn spare tire? Just lol
     
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    Determined to overtake Pagani in terms of sheer number of special editions, Subaru doesn't disappoint.
     
  18. Eunos_Cosmo

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    The resale value of these WRX (especially STI) models is pretty incredible. It might be an outdated concept, and an outdated car generally, but people really, really love them. And they buy them new.
     
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    They are still relatively popular around here. I see waaay more of these than any of it’s competitors, mainly because hatches don’t seem to be that popular in these parts unless it’s some boring crossover. I wish they would release a 2 door version again.
     
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  20. 05XR8

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    That's cool. Shame it's not available in Subaru Country, here in Australia.
     
  21. Dopplegagger

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    Not bad. It's about time the US got a one of the S variants.
     
  22. mickoafna

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    PD, I hope you're seeing this. We want it and we want it in the next update. Secretly, of course :)
    Thank you.
     
  23. SPhilli911

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    For sure. I bought an STI in 2012 (a 2004 model, nearly stock), enjoyed it for a few years, and sold it for slightly more than I paid for it. The very same car is currently for sale and is holding value, despite being over 100k miles. People will pay good money for a well maintained, near stock WRX/ STI.

    As for the S209, I like it and all, but I would still be perfectly happy with a standard STI.
     
  24. NotThirdReich

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    Yeah, just stop man. Please.
     
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  25. MikeV27

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    "Might as well make the next one an SUV"

    "Without electrification, the WRX will remain irrelevant."


    *barf*
     
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