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Old 01-10-2003, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default The best part about the New STI......

There is no pull-up antenna on the driver's side. No car that costs over $20,000 should have a pull-up antenna. They look awful. I would buy the car either way, but the antenna on my WRX has always been a pet-peave of mine. Now the question is if the car doesn't come with a radio, where is the antenna?
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Old 01-10-2003, 01:09 PM   #2
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It's an in-glass antenna. My dad's 1988 Sterling 2.5sl has one. It can't receive radio stations as good as a normal antenna. Hopefully, technology has improved in the last 15 years.
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:22 PM   #3
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Oh come on, the ROW (rest of world) MY02's have this and I expect the US MY04 WRX to have it too.
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:42 PM   #4
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Although now I'm not sure where I'll put my Jack in the Box antenna ball.
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Old 01-10-2003, 04:04 PM   #5
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I have a suggestion!
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Old 01-10-2003, 07:32 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Skylab
Hopefully, technology has improved in the last 15 years.

my mom had this on her 94 merc villager IIRC, worked fine on that, which was a nissan product, and nissan makes a lotta subaru parts, so i guess it would work fine!

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Old 01-10-2003, 07:34 PM   #7
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The antenna is in the glass on my S4 and it works fine. The drawback is that radar detectors that can look to the rear of the car (like a Valentine 1) are reported to be less effective with this type of antenna. Apparently the antenna creates some sort of distortion. I have not experience this 1st hand, only what I have read and heard from others.
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Old 01-11-2003, 03:51 AM   #8
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gimme Legacy TPH wagon!


Don't forget to mention that certain types of metallic window tint can affect in-glass antenna reception as well. Nonetheless, I'd prefer in-glass to the manual A-pillar unit.

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