Subaru WRX STi RA Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer As long-time automotive journalists, we have driven a broad range of cars including everything from inexpensive subcompacts to big trucks to ultra-luxury sedans and sports cars. We even once tested a massive Caterpillar excavator, but that?s another story. Our most recent notable car wasn?t something that would stand out to…

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2016 Subaru WRX STi Test Drive

?2016 Subaru WRX STI? A Rally-ready High Performance four-door sedan Lots of Subaru WRX fans were likely upset with the elimination of the 5-Door Hatch for the 2015 model year, as the 2015 Subaru WRX went back to offering only a five-passenger, four-door sedan. The same held true for the 2015 Subaru WRX STI hot…

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2014 NWAPA ?Run to the Sun? ? Part 3

By Bill Schaffer Photos by Doug Berger Portland, Oregon?- This year the group of cars was the best ever with cars like the BMW i8, Rolls Royce Wraith, Nissan GT-R, Dodge Viper, Bentley Continental GT Convertible, Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Mercedes-Benz S550. The first day of the drive started in Portland and went through the…

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2015 Subaru WRX STI Test Drive

?2015 Subaru WRX STI: The ultimate performance Subaru” Lots of Subaru WRX fans were likely upset with the passing of the 5-Door Hatch for the 2015 model year, as the 2015 Subaru WRX is back to offering only a five-passenger, four-door sedan. The same holds true for the 2015 Subaru WRX STI hot rod version….

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Exposed ? the Subaru BRZ Concept -STI

After years of speculation, Subaru finally pulled the wraps off an all-new concept version of its upcoming BRZ sports car at the 2011 Los?Angles?International Auto Show. The Subaru BRZ Concept-STI combines the lightweight two-seat sports car that Subaru has been developing with Toyota with the racing elements of Subaru?s STI performance brand….

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Test Drive: Subaru WRX STI

Doing the Numbers in the Subaru WRX STI Always tweaking and improving their cars, Subaru made changes to the WRX lineup that will add a wider variety to their 2011 lineup ? literally wider.? Subaru builds two versions of the WRX rally-style car, the slightly milder WRX and the almost race ready WRX STI.? Previously,…

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Run to the Sun — Subaru WRX STI

Imagine driving a very cool new car for a distance between 9 to 25 miles, getting out and then into another very cool car for another 9 to 25 mile leg and then repeating the same routine through 23 cars in a two day period. Welcome to the 2010 NWAPA (Northwest Automotive Press Association) Run…

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First Drive: 2011 Subaru WRX & STI

Aspen, Colo. ? The idea of spending time in a playground of the rich and famous was appealing, and the fact that I would be getting to drive the new Subaru WRX? and WRX? STI? was a bonus.? What I didn?t realize though, was how much Aspen?s 8,200-foot elevation would affect me, or even worse,…

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The All New 2011 Subaru WRX STI

It?s a good year for Subaru, with increased sales and a bigger chunk of the world market the, Japanese company is experiencing a teen growth spurt.? Like many car manufacturers, Subaru?s roots started in Aircraft.? They have come a long way from those 1917 beginnings. ?For 2011, Subaru offers a redesigned and engineers WRX STI.?…

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