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  1. johnmacdonald

    WRX STI "S209"

    Just like my 2006 widetrack STI PPP...
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    WRX STI "S209"

    29 pics in today's EVO newsletter. I want one. Failing that, I'm very tempted to have our dreary gunmetal alloys repainted in gold. Didn't realise how well they go with white bodywork... https://www.evo.co.uk/subaru/wrx-sti/22091/us-only-subaru-wrx-sti-s209-revealed-at-detroit-motor-show
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    WRX STI for sale

    Well Don, Prices appear to be holding well. Our 2014 (2015 MY) has full Subaru bodykit, satnav and a couple of sensible extras, plus only 22,000 miles - no dents or scratches. Aim to keep for at least eight years and hope to make a profit!!!
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    WRX STI for sale

    No, not for sale, just curious. Our previous 2005 2.5 WRX with PPP, all available Prodrive extras, bought for £16,500 in 2006, sold in 2016 for £10,950. Thought we did well on £6,000 part ex. for current STi. Hope the STì does as well- intend to keep it for many years yet! So good to almost never see another on the road...
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    WRX STI for sale

    Just for interest, I went on Autotrader today to see what the STi could be worth. None for sale throughout the UK. Is that good or bad and if good, should I expect value to hold or actually increase as years go by? Similarly, my Merc 3.5 V6 C350 AMG Coupe only one on offer with more than double 32,000 mileage of my fully loaded 2011!
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    WRX STI "S209"

    Thanks Don, no doubt we shall be seeing more images from Detroit very soon.
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    WRX STI "S209"

    Shame! Our STi does about 4,000 miles a year - not a significant planet destroying beast. Mind you, a hybrid STi could be very interesting, not that we are ever likely to see one...( reply to ScoobieFloz's post)
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    WRX STI "S209"

    Evo mag newsletter 22/12/18 reports that a usually Jap only "S20" to be introduced at the Detroit motor show could hit the US market. Camouflaged shots show, in my opinion, much more visually attractive wheel arches compared with the UK 2015MY. Woudn't is be wonderful if we had an opportunity? Evo quote "the campaign to bring the STi to the UK starts now"!
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    exhaust

    During the many years our six fast Subarus have all had H&S straight through centre sections and various back boxes. Mind you the widetrack STi with Jap style Afterburner was simply too much. Most mornings I would leave for work at 7 and I am certain neighbours weren't impressed. Latterly refitted the Prodrive PPP backbox - much more civilised! The current 2015 WRX STi with its bland OEM exhaust was greatly improved with the H&S desilienced centre pipe, with original quad exit back boxes retained. Not too loud and good on motorways and fast A roads. Great tickover - almost as good as newage 2 litre Imprezas...
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    exhaust

    Is Haward & Scott worth considering?
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    Keyless entry issue/cant start car!

    Don, will keep Yuasa in mind for the future - I know they have a good reputation. Amazing though, Merc C350 still running on its original seven year old battery, often it's not used for seven days or more and always starts first time! Mind you, still have an old WRX battery that's now 12 years old and still charges up and retains voltage for months on end. But then, the Imprezas didn't need all of the non essential electronic kit!
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    Keyless entry issue/cant start car!

    Pleased to hear that you have potentially solved the problem. You may find my post originating 17th July "2015 WRX STi flat battery" of interest.
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    Keyless entry issue/cant start car!

    1. Agreed 2. Agreed 3. Agreed!!! Fortunately the Merc C350 still needs its key inserted to start! Recently bought a Stoplock Elite steering wheel bar and two Faraday pouches for the STi fobs as extra protection against theft. Bring back the raw and simple pleasure of the classic Impreza...
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    Keyless entry issue/cant start car!

    Why did Subaru go for keyless? Totally unnecessary...
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    2015 WRX STi Struts/Shocks

    Thanks ccrien, I am fairly certain that the current STi quick rack is hydraulic, rather than electric. Oddly enough, before you posted, I had decided to seek a second opinion and the car will go to ex. Subaru dealership, Quenbys of Baldock. They still have two of their original Subaru technicians, who have been with the firm for many years and they still service and repair loyal Subaru owners' cars.
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