Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Subaru WRX STI

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Subaru WRX STI
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5. But will it Win over Current Owners?

Many current WRX and STI owners have written off the new STI based on looks and carryover mechanics. To see what current owners thought of the car up close, we brought the STI to a local Subaru club meet and let them paw all over the car. Many were impressed by the upgraded interior and the extra space for both front and rear passengers.

After taking a few 2012-2014 WRX STI owners for a drive, all came away with the same impression. They couldn’t believe how much more composed the STI is in corners, how flat the ride is and how much grip is available. As one owner said, his mildly modified 2012 STI wouldn’t be able to keep up with the new car on twisting roads. Here’s a friendly suggestion for Subaru’s marketing team: scour the country for Subaru club meets and offer test drives to current owners.

GALLERY: 2015 Subaru WRX STI

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  • danwat1234

    They should have a quiet mode where the exhaust muffler system has a solenoid that will shunt the exhaust through quiet mufflers when you want it quiet. So if you want to sneak into the neighborhood or out of the neighborhood late at night you don’t wake everybody up even if you barely press on the gas at all.
    Being loud all the time isn’t good.

    Also the MPG, why can’t it get decent MPG if you stay out of the boost by being real light with the throttle? Auto start stop would be nice with a button to disable it of course

  • Richard Joash Tan

    and you are a bullshit

  • danwat1234

    What if you are trying to sneak away from the police? A loud exhaust doesn’t help with that one bit

  • Dominic Brissette

    It’s a shame that the 2.5 EJ engine is still really unreliable (many people having to get a new engine after 75,000 KM only.. most of the times it has to do with the head gaskets

  • boostedej257

    boo

  • Richard Joash Tan

    and you are a bullshit