Comments - Performance AWD: Subaru WRX STI

Published: Sep 30, 2012
Description: We have already covered some of the most important pioneering performance cars to have used all-wheel-drive, most notably the Porsche 959 and Audi Sport Quattro. So now we'll be covering some of ...
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Jason W. Evers Oct 03, 2012
SRT Magnum all the way. Baddest wagon on earth.
Patrick Schalk Oct 01, 2012
Wouldn't mind a GXP. As long as it has a V8, RWD, and optioned out pretty well, it's good by me.
Maria Garcia Oct 01, 2012
@Patrick, I say G8. It's more unique and in my opinion looks better. A G8 GXP would be pretty awesome. Too bad they're kind of hard to come by.
Patrick Schalk Oct 01, 2012
Yeah I'm gettin a G8 GT or SRT8 Magnum for a DD. Haven't decided which yet
Joshua Oct 01, 2012
G8 with firehawk upgrades is supposed to be godly
Aaron Crisp Oct 01, 2012
Can't go wrong with some Australian muscle!
Patrick Schalk Sep 30, 2012
I'd definitely get an STI if I were in that situation BUT I'm gonna opt for a G8 GT.
Aaron Crisp Sep 30, 2012
Nah but really though I agree Josh, these cars are sweet.
Joshua Minh Tran Sep 30, 2012
@Oren you're a dumbass for that comment. This is the car you would get if your wife wanted you to get rid of the two door sports car cause you got a baby on the way. "honey I am home and I got a four door car with a baby seat like you wanted" grins
Oren Blumenstein Sep 30, 2012
Sexually Transmitted Infection i always say
Joe Johnston Sep 30, 2012
Love Subaru, on my 4th one. Had a WRX, 98 Legacy STi swap, 97 Impreza, now a 98 Legacy outback wagon.
Tim Preisinger Sep 30, 2012
My friend had an 04. Awesome little car.
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
No sti was introduced in 94
Puneet Dass Sep 30, 2012
Japan's been getting the STI since 1996 I think. Better late than never right?
David Guerrero Sep 30, 2012
It's gonna be my car I get after university in 3 years
Daniel Eads Sep 30, 2012
My favorite car.
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
This makes me cry I miss my scooby so much, if I could afford it rite now I would get another 04
Ahmed Barrasali Sep 30, 2012
Yeah, STi is the best, except that I love EVO's much more !
Zachary Maurer Sep 30, 2012
I love the wrx sti 4door, good article
Nick Sti Sep 30, 2012
Thanks for the article guys! And Brian, the next Evo will be a hybrid, so go buy an STi already!
Brian Johnston Sep 30, 2012
My next car if Mitsubishi doesn't make an evo soon
Raschard Jackson Nov 26, 2012
Mine looks nowhere near as good as that!
Raschard Jackson Nov 26, 2012
Hey hey! That's the gen that I have!
Jamal Franklin Oct 30, 2012
Subaru's best looking four door still even in 2012 👍👍
Yousef Khorsheed Oct 02, 2012
Iv got the same but mine is an rb26 tt
Kieran Hill Sep 30, 2012
One of my favorite cars
Shane Carroll Sep 30, 2012
One of the few cars that can pull of a big honkin' scoop
Patrick Schalk Sep 30, 2012
Yeah this is my favorite gen of the sedan but I like the new hatchbacks more.
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
Best looking impreza beside the original GC chassis in my opinion, love this front end
Matt Piccolo Sep 30, 2012
@ Patrick, I know but they still don't look good lol
Patrick Schalk Sep 30, 2012
Matt this is an actual race car. He actually has sponsors.
Michael Montefusco Sep 30, 2012
Matt. I just got done reading one of your posts on here. Then I go into Facebook and onto the forza page. There I randomly see one of your comments lmao!
Michael Montefusco Sep 30, 2012
Lose the stickers???? I don't think his sponsors will like that...
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
Love that side profile, looks so aggressive and mean,
Zachary Maurer Sep 30, 2012
@matt, y they add like...30 extra horsepower
Matt Piccolo Sep 30, 2012
Loose the stickers -_-
Description: The Impreza, which the STI is based on, was first introduced in 1992. Available with either front- or all-wheel-drive, and with either a naturally-aspirated or turbocharged engine, the small sedan was...
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Description: Subaru had partnered with Prodrive for competition in WRC since 1989, but the larger Legacy had been used for racing before the introduction of the Impreza. The STI (at the time badged as "STi&qu...
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Raschard Jackson Nov 26, 2012
Last Gen that I like was 4th gen? I think? I'm not good with generations. Well I'll just say the one from '06. Whatever generation that was, was the last one i liked. My dream subie is a '98 Impreza 2.5RS
Jamal Franklin Oct 30, 2012
my dream car the five door even thou I'm only 13
Cody Gillard Oct 03, 2012
Ah what a great car nothing to make fun of but it still rattles me why people would rather have the hatch back than the sedan but thats just me
Ethan Amo Sep 30, 2012
Damn, red looks awesome on this car
Antonio Falsetti Sep 30, 2012
I like these headlights verses the 2012/13
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
Hated this gen, they were to round and soft looking, not agressive enough
Shelby Cassandra Sep 30, 2012
The only one I actually like.
William Downs Oct 01, 2012
A 4x4 vehicle is 2wd with a separate transfer case from the transmission witch must be engaged to give power to the 4 wheels either in 4HI or 4LO, now some vehicles do have the option to make it 2wd but these usually are available on towing packages
William Downs Oct 01, 2012
I know I'm may be coming of as a bit of an ass and I don't mean too, what u describe before was 4x4, awd an 4wd are similar in the fact that there both full time awd, one u can select different ranges for the center diff, the other u cant
William Downs Oct 01, 2012
That because Subaru and the Evo are awd, u can't change the ratio of the center diff... Not grasping the difference? A Subaru and Evo are awd, a newer jeep Cherokee is 4wd, because I has full time awd with a selectable center diff
David Parenti Oct 01, 2012
Any Subaru owner or MIT Evo owner would tell you their call is Awd not 4wd. They'd sound like an idiot at a car show. Just sayin.
Tara Fitria Oct 01, 2012
....this car down the road. So in that sense, it is 4wd.
Tara Fitria Oct 01, 2012
For the purpose of this article 4wd and awd are interchangeable terms. Traditionally 4wd would refer to trucks or jeeps, that's common knowledge, your arguing over semantics. If you want to get literal about it, 4 wheels do get power and drive.....
William Downs Oct 01, 2012
And awd u cannot, both situations vehicle is perminatly awd, jeep grand Cherokee is a gret example, they are awd with a selectable center differential making it 4wd, same shit just one is selectable as one is not
William Downs Oct 01, 2012
Now 4x4 would be different from awd and 4wd, 4x4 has a center differential that must be engaged to make the vehicle 4wd... Awd & 4wd are both the same things 4 wheels receive power at all times, difference being 4wd u can select 4hi, or 4lo
William Downs Oct 01, 2012
... Both awd an 4wd have a transfer case aka a center differential, both have a front and rear differential, difference being in "4wd" u can select different ratios, awd u can't select different ratios just torque split front to rear
Peter Portante Sep 30, 2012
If u have 6 wheels awd is diff then 4wd js
David Parenti Sep 30, 2012
Dude that is so wrong and if you think Awd and 4wd are the same thing except one is selectable then you know nothing.
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
Again only difference between awd and 4wd is one is selectable and one is not... Like I said
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
.... Awd has a transfer case, no it's not selectable because its a fixed ratio, selectable transfer cases are selectable because they have different ratios built in this gives u the 4hi and 4lo.
David Parenti Sep 30, 2012
Also Awd does not have "low" gears like a 4wd does because Awd does not have a transfer case. There are many differences.
David Parenti Sep 30, 2012
Actually not. 4wd has an exterior mounted transfer case to the transmission while Awd has a power splitting differential within the tranny. Awd provides different percentages of power to front/rear axles depending on loss of traction.
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
Only in the fact that one is selectable and one is not
David Parenti Sep 30, 2012
A Subaru is awd not 4wd. There is a difference.
Joe Lamouk Sep 30, 2012
Glad that the Impreza became a Sedan again. The only thing I don't like about that version is the back, it reminds me of a Toyota Avensis.
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
No it was GS and the other class was ST
Chad Schley Sep 30, 2012
William what series is this, world challenge TC?
Carlton Salmon Sep 30, 2012
Better looking than the hatch.
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
And this car did really well considering I was the only 4wd car racing in that series
Description: This practice wouldn't last long, and the STI soon had its own assembly line. Even once the STI had its own line, the car was still a thoroughly stripped-out purpose-built racer, and was made in ...
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Lee Cascio Oct 13, 2012
Have a 99 swapped RS, most fun and unique car I have driven. Absolute blast to drive on back roads and gets looks from people who know a thing or two.
Benjamin McCormick Oct 01, 2012
I used to have a 98 2.5 RS. Black with gold wheels. That thing was a fkn blast. Actually, probably one of my favorite cars ever. I miss it.
Joe Fats Harper Sep 30, 2012
Yeah, but the American market is flooded with tons of competition from a lot of different manufacturers. Once you factor in the expense of American regulations and taxes, a company would need to sell a lot of units in order to make any money..
Antonio Falsetti Sep 30, 2012
Bring it to the states and it will sell. I wish all manufacturers would realize this. It's good to have choices.
Description: This corresponded with Subaru's move to make AWD standard for all markets outside of Japan. A grey market existed for the STI during the years before the car was exported, and this was biggest in...
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Raschard Jackson Nov 26, 2012
Badass!
Domi Bsaibes Oct 04, 2012
So nick i'm thinking it should push around 325 hp right?
Nick Sti Oct 01, 2012
@Dhruv, COBB Stage 1 @16 & 18psi (Sport and S# modes), BBS wheels from a 2011 sedan, tail light overlays, Eibach lowering springs, intake silencer delete :D
Tim Preisinger Sep 30, 2012
Head lights and extra scoops killed it...
Jason Smith Sep 30, 2012
@dhruv- ALL Imprezas are tuned to some degree.....
Patrick Schalk Sep 30, 2012
Not diggin the two extra scoops on the hood but other than that this thing is tight butthole.
Antonio Falsetti Sep 30, 2012
Yes needs fatter tires and lose the headlights.
Paul Brodrecht Sep 30, 2012
The ricer headlights killed it :/
Aaron Crisp Sep 30, 2012
This thing looks so mean
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
He'll yea Subaru Is my brand, stupid good reliability and great performance without breaking the bank, and the sound.... Omg could listen to that noise all day every day, best engine note in my book nothing beats it
Kyryl Martynov Sep 30, 2012
Rota grids for sure.. not sure if id go with that hood though..
Nick Sti Sep 30, 2012
@Dhruv haha yeah and my dad has a Silver 08 hatch. The thing is so much fun to drive :D It's my profile pic^
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
Holy shit those rims are perfect
Nick Sti Sep 30, 2012
Yeah I'm thinking those are grids. Look nice, but needs more meat!
Tara Fitria Sep 30, 2012
I want to say those are te37's but probably rotas, whatever the case I'm diggin those wheels. I'd like them Better with some meatier tires or some more sidewall at least.
Aiden Bass Sep 30, 2012
Damn,, are those TE-37's??
Ray Garcia Oct 02, 2012
The grill of this car is to commemorate a developer, who had also worked on airplane fuselages. I hate it
Jacob Viiper McCord Sep 30, 2012
what subbies are meant to do
Tim Preisinger Sep 30, 2012
That is an awesome picture!!!
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
Yes it was, not the best front end of the generation though IMO
Pablo Herasme Sep 30, 2012
What it was born to do
Kyryl Martynov Sep 30, 2012
The hawkeye was definitely my favourite
Matt Piccolo Sep 30, 2012
Awesome pic! This is my fav year of the sti
David Markham Sep 30, 2012
"I believe I can fly...."
Description: This turned out to be even more successful than expected, and the following year, Mitsubishi responded by bringing over the WRX's longtime rival, the Lancer Evolution. But the Evo was faster than...
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Description: This, unfortunately, isn't very much anymore. It's the same as a V6 Mustang, and the two cars have nearly identical weight as well. The STI will handle much, much better than the Mustang (as...
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Adam Zarytsky Dec 22, 2012
So? 305 is just fine when you've got 4 passengers, luggage, and a snowstorm. Have fun w/ that in a stang... I love stangs but they aren't the same class. I get their point about Hp numbers but its also a 4-cyl
Matt Piccolo Sep 30, 2012
The sti only costs like a grand more than the gt?
Joe Lamouk Sep 30, 2012
It's true, the actual Impreza is heavy. I remember that the first Impreza GT had a weight of only 1250 Kg, and it was already AWD.
David Guerrero Sep 30, 2012
@shelby, if you wanna compare a Subaru to a mustang, compare the brz, it's a coupe like the mustang
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
Shelby u gotta remember this is a 4dr/5dr with awd, awd systems aren't light
Shelby Cassandra Sep 30, 2012
One go these weighs the same as a Mustang? I would've figured that it would be at least 600 pounds lighter.
Nick Sti Sep 30, 2012
I hate seeing Ford do so well in rally competitions with the Fiesta, because if you compare a stock fiesta with an STi, there's no competition, yet I hear people say how awesome fiestas are (probably due to Ken Block)
Yousef Khorsheed Oct 02, 2012
Awsoooooooooooooooooooome
Ian Ragsdale Oct 01, 2012
This is Verdier's car. The Tanaka team ran a rwd Impreza too. They're super easy to convert, (just weld the center diff) but these cars have Nissan rear diffs and custom sub-frames because the stock rear can't handle the power.
Oscar Vaca Sep 30, 2012
I saw this thing in Vegas. so sick!
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
Hey grant this was the Subaru from formula d, converted to rwd, keep your mouth shut about what u don't know
Grant Paquin Sep 30, 2012
@william awd it called power sliding
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
Rwd drifting Subaru, sweet
Description: But make no mistake, the STI is now better than ever. Even if it is no longer a stripped-out purpose-built racer, it is faster than before and even handles better. It's tons of fun to drive, and ...
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chikenbag Oct 01, 2012
did he think he was on a skateboard?
Max Waite Sep 30, 2012
If you prefer landing on the wheels, you're gonna have a bad time
Nick Sti Sep 30, 2012
Yeah SRT needs to find some more drivers. However Lasek is showing off how great Subaru's symmetrical all wheel drive is
William Downs Sep 30, 2012
Great example that lasek can't drive, I'm not sure if he has done good in any race this season, Everytime I watched him race something went wrong
David Markham Sep 30, 2012
A great example of AWD here...
Biswajyoti Das Oct 03, 2012
I thought they all had strut beams! Missing!!!