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Old 11-20-2015, 02:34 PM   #43
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ford rs though wow, bye bye wrx
Meh, that's another $10k over the WRX. Could do a lot to a WRX for $10k like a Stage 3 IAG short block, ETS Turbo kit etc...

Now compared to the STI, i'd take the Ford because of the ancient STI engine.
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:15 PM   #44
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Meh, that's another $10k over the WRX. Could do a lot to a WRX for $10k like a Stage 3 IAG short block, ETS Turbo kit etc...

Now compared to the STI, i'd take the Ford because of the ancient STI engine.
hatchback is gone for subaru iirc...

no drift mode, no more burbley famous subaru exhaust note...
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:49 AM   #45
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Agreed, I love my WRX as well. Coming from a GTI the WRX 15+ is a lot more fun and not to mention the handling is miles better. If the GTI is the extent of your performance car experience, I encourage anyone who can get access to a 15+ STI or WRX to take one to the twisties and rip on it...
Big +1 - get out of the 1/4mi acceleration mindset and get out on the roads/mountain roads etc and use the car as designed. Its just a blast. Makes great sounds and has plenty of space etc. Its a great fun anti modern, programmable, does all the work for you car. No silly electric steering etc. It requires input from you and rewards smoothness and an engaged driver.

I liked my GTI but this appeals to me way more overall. Its not for everyone but its worth a look!
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I had a Legacy 2.5GT, loved the fast revving boxer engine but the whole body was so flexy I didn't bother trying to mod it...before that car I was spoiled by 3 urS4s in a row over 12 years! Those cars had great solid chassis...I assume the WRX are better chassis than Legacy were?

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Old 03-28-2017, 12:35 PM   #47
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The new WRX/STI chassis is WAY stiffer than the old ones. As a result, it rides way rougher than the previous model but handles like it is on rails compared to the prior generation. I still want one, lol.
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Old 04-16-2017, 11:57 PM   #48
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The new WRX/STI chassis is WAY stiffer than the old ones. As a result, it rides way rougher than the previous model but handles like it is on rails compared to the prior generation. I still want one, lol.
Geez, I don't want to imagine anything that rides worse than the old 2004-2007 STi. I want to want another STI, but if I'm going all in on a stiff car right now my money is on the RS. For my real dollars I'm probably getting a Golf R.
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Geez, I don't want to imagine anything that rides worse than the old 2004-2007 STi. I want to want another STI, but if I'm going all in on a stiff car right now my money is on the RS. For my real dollars I'm probably getting a Golf R.
You can have an aggressive & stiff suspension on a not that stiff of a frame...will ride rough all day and be tough to dial regardless of socks...then add over-stiffened rear sway to counter understeer from badly managing weight transfer that gets exacerbated by the easily added extra power and...boom, your average "tuned" STI. "Perfect" for a daily driver
The new WRX is just a new class of car.

I agree that if you have the $, the RS is probably the best dialed "wild" Hatch out there. A 21st century EVO.
The flamboyant AMG A45 - even if it was available in the US - might be faster in a straight line @ stock, and perhaps the slightly less powerful GLA 45AMG still is, but neither is as refined as either the RS or the Golf R despite the heftier price, with the latter being the low-key "king" of hatchbacks...
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