View Single Post
Old 06-13-2014, 01:33 PM   #20 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
jedi_sol's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tustin, CA
Posts: 929

2013 STi *SOLD* - '13 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
Sports Cars
Team Turbocharged!
90 day: 26.59 mpg (US)

1996 Geo Metro *RETIRED from Ecomodding* - '96 Geo Metro Base
90 day: 58.68 mpg (US)
Thanks: 368
Thanked 380 Times in 238 Posts
Originally Posted by UltArc View Post
When I was in high school this was my fantasy daily driver. Not as an STi since I could never afford it, but the 06-07 body style is my personal favorite (clearly alone in that regard since they only did it for two years). New Imprezas still get great mileage with the AWD, not sure about the later years.
Yeah, '06-07 was my favorite too..."hawkeye" headlights, biggest hood scoop, that rear window spoiler....however, tacky "blue" interior

I lost faith in WRX's in '08-'10 because Subaru made the car "soft and blobulous" to try to appeal to broader audience

New "regular" impreza's achieve better mileage now because of CVT...however, they are the SLOWEST compact car in the segment.

The brand new 2015 WRX gets better MPG because Subaru FINALLY introduces DIRECT INJECTION and they decreased the displacement back down to 2.0L. The 2.0L motor still creates just as much power as last gen because Subaru incorporates a more efficient "twin scroll turbo." However, it uses "equal length headers" therefore, it looses the trademark Subaru "rumble."

The new 2015 WRX STI, simply uses the same carry over engine from the 2008 sti model it's still a honking gas guzzler (except for when im at the wheel ). Hopefully Subaru will eventually put the new WRX motor into the the Sti, bump up the the displacement back up to 2.5L, twin scroll turbo, direct injection and create a 27mpg monster!

See the rest of the Sti project log:
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jedi_sol For This Useful Post:
UltArc (06-13-2014)