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07 MazdaSpeed 3 vs 08 Impreza

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they are like brothers now. subaru homoginized it. hopefully the sti version looks meaner. the standard hatch is ugly atm
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yeah the wrx is the definition of ugly at the moment. I dunno why they thought this was an improvement??

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they gotta compete with the peugoets and renaults that are all hatches
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they gotta compete with the peugoets and renaults that are all hatches
atleast the speed3 hatch looks decent though.

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they are like brothers now. subaru homoginized it. hopefully the sti version looks meaner. the standard hatch is ugly atm
The STi is supposed to still be a 4-door sedan from what I've seen online, but it's all speculation so far.

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The STi is supposed to still be a 4-door sedan from what I've seen online, but it's all speculation so far.
if not then 07 was the last good year.

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yah the wrx sedan looks like a cross between a legacy and a ford focus sedan
. its ugly too. i hoppe they beef up the sti body. my sti isnt a daily driver. i just tool around on it on weekends.
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yah the wrx sedan looks like a cross between a legacy and a ford focus sedan
. its ugly too. i hoppe they beef up the sti body. my sti isnt a daily driver. i just tool around on it on weekends.
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wait.. isnt the Si a hatch?
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Not the newer models, 06 - 08 .

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Here they are, comes as a sedan or a coupe.




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New STI has been revealed

http://jalopnik.com/cars/tokyo-auto-...led-308543.php

It looks a little more aggresive than the plain WRX. Maybe an aftermarket grill to repalce the weird Subaru chrome lip one and it wouldn't look too bad?
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It looks a little more aggresive than the plain WRX. Maybe an aftermarket grill to repalce the weird Subaru chrome lip one and it wouldn't look too bad?
paint the tails soon as it gets home and it doesnt look that bad. now if subaru realsed a 2 door only version it would be smoking!
oh yah america wont get a 8k redline or a 2.0 engine. we get a nerfed 2.5 and 7 k redline
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The STi and EVO


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Yeah they do that every year on the evo I dunno why. I still need coilovers for mine.

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Holy offroad 4x4 wheel gap on the EVO!
I've seen a couple on the road, the gapina isn't that bad. Love the front end, but that's it. Is it me or are they making the Evo's less wide every year?

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EVOs aren't out yet dumbass!!!
Ok ok, the none evo version then. I swear. That prolly explains why it didn't look as wide.

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The base model Lancer has been on the road for some time. I saw about 10 of them at Max Madsen Mitsu a few months back.

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I thought most were complaining that the new EVO is bigger than ever, and much heavier too. One magazine article tested it and found it wsa slower 0-60, 1/4 mile. Still faster and more refined around a track, but did not feel as fast or "raw" as the fans like to put it. It would not win the all important magazine bench race on the numbers or an impromptu stoplight race with an old one.

Maybe narrower look is keeping width fairly close but making it much taller to fit the increasing average Americans height? Not good or bad, but the new EVO reminds me of an pissed off fish with its mouth open.

Still probably very fun to drive, and much more comfortable now.
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Took an '09 MS3 out for a test drive today, it's a neat car. Some major differences between it and my MS6. It 'feels' quicker but I think it's just the mad-torque steer at the top of every gear. Exhaust is louder where the MS6 is whisper-quiet. MS3 seats are much more comfortable and fit my small frame better than the big fat-American leather seats in my MS6. Lack of Navigation and AWD are the biggest things I'd miss if I switched, but the 5-door hatch is a very versitle setup, especially with the 70/30 split rear seats.

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