AOA Fellow Pakwheelers,
I hope all of you are doing great!
I'm Usman from Islamabad currently residing in Ontario, Canada. I've been following threads of fellow members sharing their awesome rides and felt like doing the same for my 2017 Subaru WRX STI.
Prior to owning the STI, I had a 2005 Infiniti G35 Coupe 6MT. The Infiniti, being a front Mid-Ship platform, was a very well balanced and fun car (specially around corners ) but the STI being more powerful, turbo-charged and AWD is a different ball-game altogether.
I've been a fan of Subarus in general and STI in particular since I was a kid but growing up in Pakistan we didn't have many of these around ( the only one i remember was a light blue WR1 from Lahore- an absolute beauty!). When I was able to finally afford one (by the grace of Almighty), I bought my brand new STI Sport in July 2017 and hands down it was one of the best decisions that I made in the past couple of years!!
In case some of you are wondering about the age-long question "Why STI and not an Evo?". I don't have anything against the Evo platform and I love every Evo model up till Evo IX. Buying a Subaru was a personal preference.
Below are some details about my ride along with some pictures. Let me know if you guys have any questions about the car or if you want me to write a detailed review about performance (different driving modes: I vs. S vs. S# Mode), features, pros and cons etc.
Your feedback is highly appreciated!
Year : 2017
Body Color : Crystal Black Silica
Body Shape : Sedan 4 Door
Suspension : STI performance-tuned
Engine : 2.5L DOHC, SUBARU BOXER
Power: 305 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 290 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Performance: 0-100 km/h 4.9 sec
Transmission : 6-speed close-ratio Manual Transmission
Brakes: Brembo high-performance brake system, STI branded
-Summer Setup: Black 18" x 8.5" Lightweight Enkei Rims wrapped in 245/40 R18 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT
-Winter Setup: Gun Metallic 18" x 8.5" OEM Rims wrapped in 245/40 R18 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
Interior : Onyx Black Alcantara with red leather inserts
Accents/trim: Carbon fibre
Variant : Sport (Sunroof, Large high-profile rear spoiler, 6.2 inch infotainment system etc.)
Upgrades: Rear STI branded Carbon Fibre license plate frame. Performance upgrades planned after warranty ends.