2008 Subaru WRX STI
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2008 Subaru WRX STI

Ignoring the STI’s blown-out front fender deltoids, the heinous sacrilege of sport tires and roof-extending rear wing the size of a snowboard -- there is a lot of nuance here. -- Dan Neil ()
The new version’s wheelbase is longer, the chassis couplings more substantial, and the company’s Noise-Vibration and Harshness team have refined some of the rawness out of a car dearly loved for rawness. -- Dan Neil (Subaru)
What really bothered me was that in quick, corner-to-corner transitions, the car seemed to have ungainly suspension rebound and tended to get all out of sorts. -- Dan Neil (Subaru)
Like most all-wheel-drive cars, it tends to understeer and it’s just about impossible to get it to rotate with power, so you have to set up for corners with more than usual care. -- Dan Neil (Subaru)