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

WRX STI

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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What You Need To Know Before Buying The Impreza WRX-STI: What to Look For I

WRX STI

 

The word STI itself speaks volumes about the vehicle’s superb rally-bred performance and a turbocharged powerful engine. The STI has an impressive pedigree with over ten years of history in the United States of America.

If you are really contemplating the purchase of an STI, you should actually go ahead without much deliberation. It is indeed a superb car from Subaru that you simply won’t be able to resist to drive and own. Moreover, it is relatively affordable and that is an added attraction for the potential buyers.

The STI was originally available only as a Sedan. The TI with GD-chassis came to the United States with much fanfare as a 2004 model. The combination of features that it constituted of at that time was really lethal with its 2.5L engine with 300 horsepower, along with Brembo brakes, all-weather grip, enormous rear wing made it a huge craze when it was introduced in the market.

It was a car that made the fans of US rally to drive like Burns, Solberg or a McRae and bring this ultimate dream car back home so that they can get it parked in their driveway.

The STI model of 2004 was appealing to all including their proud owners. The original models did not have immobilizers fitted in them. The model of 2004’s bolt pattern was slightly different from its later successes that is shared with the WRX. The model that was introduced in 2005 looked quite similar to the 2004 model but is equipped with the bold pattern 5×114.3 that would continue for the next ten years with an updated interior and the signature immobilizer. The 2005 model is a little bulkier than its predecessor but otherwise, both of them are identical. If you want to test drive a Subaru Impreza, visit Pine Belt.

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Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

Website: www.pinebeltchevrolet.com

 

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

Website: www.pinebeltsubaru.com

 

Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

1400, Ocean Ave, Route-88

Lakewood Township, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.993.7792

Website: www.pinebeltchryslerjeep.com

 

 

 

What You Need To Know Before Buying the Impreza WRX-STI: Modifications

WRX STI

When you find that an STI is relatively unmodified and is in a clean state, you should purchase it without much ado. Often, it has been noticed that overenthusiastic and aftermarket car owners have ensured that their cars have been considerably tuned. You need to understand that when you modify a car even from a factory, it devalues it.

And yet, if you are availing the services of respectable tuners such as Perrin and cob to upgrade certain parts of your Subaru Impreza, it is possibly fine apart from an array of aftermarket wheels.

When the car looks factory and yet you have your apprehensions, you can follow certain simple clues. For example, if you find that the heatshield that covered the factory turbocharger has somehow gone missing as it is cumbersome to put it back, the car may have gone through an aftermarket modification process.

It is said that even not quite some time back, all owners of a Subaru car waved at each other similar to the motorcyclists. In fact, they do that even now in a few parts of the country.

Subaru has forum portals such as NASIOC with a great and thorough depth of knowledge but they need to be read carefully. You can also join some of the local forums that are an excellent way of getting out and enjoying your Subaru STI with other Subaru owners. So join online forums, do some research by discussing with other Subaru owners and then own your STI. If you want to test drive a Subaru Impreza, you must visit Pine Belt.

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Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

Website: www.pinebeltchevrolet.com

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

Website: www.pinebeltsubaru.com

Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

1400, Ocean Ave, Route-88

Lakewood Township, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.993.7792

Website: www.pinebeltchryslerjeep.com

 

Trims and Options for the Subaru WRX

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The Subaru WRX of 2016 is undoubtedly a high-performance car with both its WRX STI and WRX being available as only 5-seater sedans. While the WRX is available in Limited, premium and base trims, the WRX STI is available in only Limited and base trim levels.

All those WRX Premium purchasers who prefer to go with the manual transmission can avail an audio system from Harman Kardon that is packaged with a navigation system with premium 9-speaker and an optional seven-inch Starlink screen. Limited purchasers who want to go for the CVT can avail a premium audio system and navigation packaged with the EyeSight front collision mitigation system that comes as an optional feature from Subaru.

On the other hand, the WRX Limited that has a manual transmission can be availed with the rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot detection systems packaged with navigation along with a premium 9-speaker media system.  However, the EyeSight system cannot be availed with a stick shift.

The WRX STI model of 2016 is equipped with all the items of WRX Premium and WRX except for a sunroof. However, it includes a stronger engine, driver-selectable modes, rear and front limited-slip differentials, Brembo brakes among others. The STI models also have a dual-zone climate control feature as a standard.  STI models are available with options restricted to a special package for the base trim featuring keyless entry and ignition, premium audio system and navigation.

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Subaru Uses Racing Success to Appeal to Active Generation

Pine Belt 1 Subaru Uses Racing Success to Appeal to Active Generation

In recent years, Subaru has had more success in competitive racing then it has ever had. A 2015 Subaru WRX STI NBR race car achieved victory at the Nurburgring 24-hour race. This would add to the two victories that Subaru Tecnica International (STI) has already achieved in this particular class. Out of all classes in the 2015 Nurburgring 24-hour race, Subaru concluded in 18th place overall and recorded 143 laps, which are both the highest achieved in the company’s history. Subaru wants to take this winning mentality and fun driving experience to production cars. This persona will begin with the 2016 Subaru Levorg GT that was showcased at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. Expected for the European market, the Levorg GT will be powered by a 1.6-liter boxer engine that has an output of 168 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. It will be equipped with enhanced safety features, an improved infotainment system, and sport-style seats. Subaru will be aiming to market to the active generations. Pine Belt Subaru is hopeful that high-performance, adventurous-style models will be introduced to the U.S. market.

 

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