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AutoBlog: LA 2009: Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition is sportier, less expensive

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2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition - Click above for high-res image gallery

So often, the tag of "Special Edition" comes with a not-so-special price increase. Fortunately for Subaru fans, the newly-introduced Impreza WRX STI Special Edition is actually less costly. At $32,995 it's actually $2,000 cheaper than the base price of the standard STI.

Of course, buyers of the Special Edition will have to go without certain features, namely HID headlights, premium audio, and automatic climate control. It's not just a de-contented package, though, as the car also comes with the suspension from the spec C model in Japan that includes a thicker rear stabilizer bar, stiffer bushings and stiffer springs.

Initially, each car will be painted in Aspen white with the charcoal-colored 14-spoke wheels also cribbed from the spec C. Just 125 examples will be built in the first quarter of 2010, although Subaru says that more will be available later in the year in additional colors. High-res gallery below, pricing press release available after the jump.



Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

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Not bad...still a bit pricey though....

Too pricey for ya? There's always the regular WRX, or the Impreza. STI competes with the Evo, which is right in the same price range. A special edition that's performance & value oriented is a good thing for the segment.

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I'll take the Evo. Better looking, better preforming. The Subie's gotten soft and numb, whereas the Evo has gotten sharper.

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