Subaru STI S209 Limited-Edition

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  1. bootyluvr
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    LIMITED-EDITION STI S209

    • Debuts at 2019 North American International Auto Show
    • First-ever STI-crafted S-line performance vehicle sold in the United States
    • Limited production run of around 200 units
    • Available exclusively in the U.S.
    • 341-horsepower (est.) 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine
    • Aggressive new look with wide fenders, front canards and rear wing
    • Performance-focused chassis with flexible strut tower bar and draw stiffeners
    • Exclusive 19 x 9-inch forged BBS® wheels with bespoke Dunlop® SP Sport Maxx® GT600A tires
    • Brembo® brakes with new high-friction pads
    • Available in two exterior colors: World Rally Blue Pearl and Crystal White Pearl

    Press Release: http://media.subaru.com/pressreleas...ernational-unleashes-most-powerful-model-ever

    Subaru Site - https://www.subaru.com/naias2019?fb...PL84CeTOEeawZnJhEqQpob7CNjwYwJH9dmzVhf5mO9ibw


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    The all new
    Subaru Impreza WRX STI S209 Type-R BRZ Si Mugen edition.

    Booty wanted it, but it didn’t come in a hatch.
     
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    Can someone explain the flexible strut tower bar? Seems counter productive (scratches head)
     
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    From another site/ between solid and flexible

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    I driven both solid and flex strut bars from STI (on Forester XT)

    I may say they react pretty much same, giving sharper steering response and chasis solidness

    the difference is when you drive on the harsh road with uneven surface - with the solid bar car tends to jump hitting a crack\hole\bump with both sides, even when the hole is at 1 side of the car

    and driving with a flex one allows more vertical movement for each side of the car, leaving the other side in relative comfort, so as not bothering you with unnecesseary hit in the steering wheel

    and concerning horizontal movements and corners - you will get the same stiffness from both bars
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    :rotfl: I definitely see Civic Type R/Mugen in the pictures :giggle:

    Regardless of what it comes in... I'm not paying $70k for it. (Rumor is that it will be around $50-60k + markup ($15-20k range)

    ^ I agree!
     
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    Thanks webby, that makes sense now.
     
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    Its kinds how motor mounts work, they use a hardened rubber in the middle of the bar, so it does have some flex but still have rigidity vs not having one. Unless things have changed since my 08 Legacy GT, Front strut mounts were so close to the A pillar front strut bars have little effectiveness. And the rear strut mount was built into the trunk floorboard so the rear strut bar does nothing.


    Forged internals are nice, bigger turbo nothing new and most people will go bigger, I loved my 20g hybrid turbo on the 2.5 boxer. I kinda like the wide body, mainly of the front canards. IMO lose the rear spoiler and go back with the roof spoiler on the 06 STI
     
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    "Dealership Has No Interest In Selling S209" -fixed
     
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    That's what I said. They supposedly had an ESX STi that they sold for a $50k markup too a while ago

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    I guess there are idiots born every day
     
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    Its a shame the dealerships are allowed to behave like this at all. Disgraceful

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    50K markup? Good lord, the price of the car is too high to begin with.
     
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    They were increasing the price of the Civic Type R's also. Of course not a $50k markup (that I saw) but definitely much more than they should have been aloud to do.

    I feel car manufacturers should force dealerships to have a limit..

    IE: Car is $50k.. can't go over $65k or something like that. You get what I'm trying to say.

    But it's a special edition! :hiding: :giggle:
     
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    I saw a few dealerships trying 20-25k markup on the r when it was released. Most seemed to be in the 5-10k markup range initially (that I saw).
     
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    Markups are for the "Want it, gotta have it" suckers. I've seen plenty of models that started out marked up and eventually came to down to or below MSRP. The subaru is a little different being that it is an extremely limited edition, but still I don't see any dealers succesfully selling at more than 50% markup.
     
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    I just don't agree with the principle. It really shows what kind of scum bag is in charge to allow stuff like that to happen at their dealership...maybe it's just me.

    I also noticed the unjustified mark up on the CTR when it was released. Equally selfish. First come, first serve at a reasonable price (i understand that some profit needs to be generated, but damn...). But again, i guess that's just me.

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    It's capitalism. Whatever the market will bear. I'm pretty sure the market will speak and that markup will have to come way down. But hey, it's a car. You don't have to buy it. It's not like they're jacking up the coat of live saving medications ;)
     
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