What You Need to Know Before Buying the Impreza WRX-STI: What to Look For – II


The Subaru Impreza WRX-STI is the lightest and rawest of the entire bunch and comes with a default torque split of 35/65.

If you have seen the model that was introduced in 2005, you will agree that it resembles its 2004 model year predecessor quite a lot. Though the interior of the 2005 got revised, the all-important and signature style immobilizer still continued. However, as compared to the 2004 Subaru model, the model introduced in 205 was slightly heavier. Apart from the weight difference, both these models more or less looked identical.

Come 2006 and Subaru came up with a grille that resembled somewhat similar to an Alfa-Romeo upside down and the torque split was further moved forward to 41/59 from front to rear.

The Subaru model of 2006 was also equipped with unique front control arms made of aluminum. There are many fans of Subaru who feel that the year 2006 was the best time for both the WRX and the STI.

2007 saw the vehicle featuring taller ratios for its gears as opposed to its earlier model. There were changes made to the ECU, as well as, the wastegate actuator.

In a serious attempt before Subaru could do its changeover to a GR-chassis hatchback, the carmaker launched what it called the STI’s grown-up version that was referred to as Limited.  The name itself indicates that these care are quite rare and only around 800 of them were sold in the United States market. The Limited editions had a leather interior and greater use of sound-deafening materials. They can be regarded as the Touring editions of Subaru STIs.

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