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Old 05-29-2012, 05:43 PM   #31
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Posted via FF Mobile Volvo, you think the wrx looks like a sleek mako shark? LOLZ, also my focus is slower then a veloster, what is it then? By no means do I think its dangerously slow...slow, but not dangerous.
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Mako shark, right.

To be honest, I think the HB '12 Focus is loads better-looking than the HB WRX or STi from the current generation of the GR chassis. By no small margin either.
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Posted via FF Mobile Volvo, you think the wrx looks like a sleek mako shark? LOLZ, also my focus is slower then a veloster, what is it then? By no means do I think its dangerously slow...slow, but not dangerous.
The difference is extreme, yes.

I've not driven a Veloster so I'm going off the C&D and Motortrend reviews I've read...
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I have driven a Veloster and while it is slow, it isn't any slower than every other $15k economy car on the road today.
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obviously im biased. BUT i absolutely LOVE my car. the new wrx is insane. intake and full turbo back and tune and im at 300whp/330wtq. my car in a straight line rapes porsches and makes mustangs look foolish.

that being said, i do autox this car, i did it once with my well set up focus. i'll take my focus back on a small track any day. but my wrx is just as good, it does push in tight corners. also to say the AWD doesn't help on the track thats goofy, my awd shines on a track.

btw the mistakes on your chart, 0-60 for wrx in 4.7 seconds, also we have 17x8 wheels stock
Fixed! Although, I should point out that while doing 0-60 in a straight line (and under 5 seconds) is fun, I think having all that torque available at a low rpm for coming out of turns fast is more fun.
To each his own though.
Actually, I've been meaning to ask, do you actually see that 4.8s in the real world? I had heard that it required a dead start, dropping the clutch, and perfect shifts to obtain.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:49 PM   #36
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i really like the wrx, i really like the focus but i have never been fond of the 4dr hatch to me its just a compressed wagon
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I think this is a misrepresentation of the situation as far as the EJ25 motor goes. Yes, there is a known issue with it, in which some people experience piston ringland failure and detonation, (in cyls 1 and 4, iirc). Most of the community has isolated this issue to being due to a poor factory tune, and mostly present in 08 and early 09 models. I haven't heard of any '11 or '12 GR WRXs or STIs on IWSTI or NASIOC having that particular problem yet. And, the last statement there should be backed up with facts if you're going to make it at all, as up hee, the WRX and STi are extremely popular cars. I see WRXs here more often than I see the Golf. I live in the same neighborhood as three GD chassis STis alone.

But, the chart and OP honestly doesn't seem to have an unbiased representation in mind, so I guess the thread 'is what it is'.
OK first things first 2011 Impreza for the 2011 year, Impreza was down to 27,391 from 36,072 in 2010. Thats a drop of -24.07%. STIs only made up 13805 of that number. Do yourself a favor and look at the sales numbers for other cars and tell me what you find. Better yet here an insight for you for the 2010 Mustang which "only" sold 66,623, and that is an all time record low.

As for the so called "mis-representation" of the EJ25..... I guess DSport doesn't know what they're talking about then? No they were not talking about the 08 or 09 model problems they were talking about 11 and 12 model problems which continue to persist.

Fans of the Impreza apparently "are what they are" as there is no need to make anything up as the numbers don't lie.
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I hope the ST does 0-6 in the high 5's. I also hope the ST gets close to 35 MPG or better. The stopping should be close to the Ti I would think (is the ST suspension package that much different than the Ti wheel/brake/suspension upgrade?).
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I hope the ST does 0-6 in the high 5's. I also hope the ST gets close to 35 MPG or better. The stopping should be close to the Ti I would think (is the ST suspension package that much different than the Ti wheel/brake/suspension upgrade?).
The ST most definitly has bigger brakes all around, the rest of the suspension is probably a bit better. Stopping distance should be top of its class as long as the ST doesn't weight too much more in the front with the added turbo.
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I guess when the ST comes out we can compare it to the handling package.

I thought the handling pack had better brakes, but I guess I was thinking of the Mustang GT.

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