2004 Subaru Impreza
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Let*s see.. I ve bought new 2004 Subaru Impreza Wrx STI 2.5 for about 60000$$.. It is 50000 euros here in europe. It has stage 3 turbo kit, about 370 hp, 4.2 0-60mph, 15 0-120mph. I ve raced Audi S8, BMW M3, Porsche GT3, EVO 8, 350 Z, Ferrari 350, and guess what.. Not one of them could get close to me, except Porsche GT3.. It was a though race..... It is ultra high performance car.. one word.. PERFECTION...read morehide
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- addictive acceleration, very soild drivetrain, boost is always there
- tires wear quickly, slightly rough ride, no backseat drop down from trunk.
I just love my STI . nothing is quite like it . too bad the dealers wont let you test drive them, because if you drive one you will want it ...period. Its smooth like a jet , but just as angry as my 1973 340 Cuda when I step on it. but I just dont get the wheel spin ...sometimes thats fun though isnt it!! ...lol... It is a totally different car then the regular WRX, I owned a 2002 WRX and the STI is in every way a much different car. so dont let anyone tell you different. And its worth every penny. The only thing I dont like is the tires because I am sure they will only last about 20,000 miles tops...but thats the sacrifice for performance and unlike the WRX the backseat does not go down to fit skis. why that option is not there I will never know..If subaru could top an STI It would be insane..My wife and I are waiting to see if they bring the Legacy STI to the states so we can get one of them too and can the Civic. A Subaru will always be in my family....read morehide
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- Supercar acceleration, supercar handeling, supercar brakes, awesome suspension, awesome tranny
- A bit rough ride, gulps gas under full boost
Had this baby for almost a year now, it's my weekend car.
Initially was looking at the 350Z/G35 C 6 MT, but after test driving this car, I was blown away.
This car out accelerates anything else I have ever been in or driven with the exception of a 98 Dodge Viper ACR. It feels like a 747 taking off or the roller coaster at the theme park. This car does 150 MPH so quickly, it is just scarey. I should record my passenger's reactions to it!
You are pretty much sitting on a rocket. Excellent throttle response, turbocharger responds right away, this thing already flies at roughly 3000 RPM's.
Handeling, you got Fulltime AWD. You just laugh at everyone at stop lights, just laugh away. This car just grips and GOES! No wheel hop, no wheel spin, rain or shine. Watch everyone spin out and lose it as you leave them in the dust.
Brakes, Brembo 4 piston calipers in the front with massive rotors and SS ABS. Stops on the dime.
The clutch is excellent (unlike the Evo's...**cough cough**) a bit stiff, but that's a clutch that supports an under-rated 300 lbs-ft of torque, not some wimpy Honda clutch.
The 6 speed unit is awesome. Short shifts, built with triple and double synchros, oil cooler.
Interior is pretty decent, seats are comfy, had to put a stereo in it, but that was for 2004, they do come with stereos now. Sweet gauges, built in shift buzzer and gauge startup sequence.
I installed a custom net for the TMIC (Top Mount Intercooler) against rocks and bugs.
Love the wing and scoop, looks different and mean.
Very reliable so far, Mobil 1 synthetic every 3500 miles, good dealer support.
People make fun of the spoiler all the time, but they got no clue what this car can do. I love blowing them away....read morehide
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- Mind blowing acceleration, very comfortable, upscaleish interior
- a little bumpy, gas goes quickly.. have to wait 500 miles before I open her up!
So last weekend (weekend before xmas) I test drove a gunmetal EVO MR and then an aspen white STi. The EVO was fun but felt like a $13k lancer inside.. very ugly, old style dash. The speed was increadable but only above 4000rpm. Below that, it also felt like the normal lancer economy car.
Then to the subie dealership.... they wouldn't let me test drive the one on the showroom floor, so I drove a used one with 4000 miles on it.
I was completely blown away! It is so fast, and the whine of the turbo gets ya every time! But compared to the EVO, the inside was actualy quite nice! Very classy and the car is WAY more driveable at lower RPM's.
This cost $4000 less than the EVO MR. So I went home to have a hard think and came back the next day to drive that pretty white STI off the showroom floor! I've had it for 4 days ~ 230 miles on it now.
To the person who said his '02 Z28 can beat this, you're kidding yourself! I came from a '02 SS six speed and it doesn't touch the STi! It's almost a full second slower to 60!
-And to the 16 year old with a mid-80's CRX who smoked his friends STi...... common kid. Don't embarass yourself like that ;)
I don't care if the EVO can handle 500 WHP and whooop the STi at those settings... The STi is plenty fast for me and since I have 2 kids under 5 this is my perfect car!
Great job subbie!...read morehide
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