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Old 02-27-2014, 09:00 AM   #11
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Me either. I guess you drive it like a normal naturally aspirated one? lol
You stick amateurs in high horsepower cars and they drive it like a normal one you get into trouble.
My mom tried to drive my 400hp Awd Eclipse and would get on it like her 4Runner and it would slam her in the back and then when she got off the throttle it would lunge forward then she would be back on the throttle abruptly and it wasn't good. I had to explain a little throttle goes along ways with a turbo car but with the ST it shouldn't be that dramatic but you don't need to floor turbo cars as easy throttle inputs are much better.
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Well, The ST isn't really a high-horsepower car. My mom's minivan has that much power...

My concern is the handling characteristics for oversteer. Put an amateur in a car that oversteers and you will have a dead amateur.
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You stick amateurs in high horsepower cars and they drive it like a normal one you get into trouble.
My mom tried to drive my 400hp Awd Eclipse and would get on it like her 4Runner and it would slam her in the back and then when she got off the throttle it would lunge forward then she would be back on the throttle abruptly and it wasn't good. I had to explain a little throttle goes along ways with a turbo car but with the ST it shouldn't be that dramatic but you don't need to floor turbo cars as easy throttle inputs are much better.
Yea i have not checked but i am sure the ST is no where near 400hp or awd. I have drove a V8 awd Jeep before though and it is not that bad considering i had just driven my 110 hp ford focus LX.
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Well, The ST isn't really a high-horsepower car. My mom's minivan has that much power...

My concern is the handling characteristics for oversteer. Put an amateur in a car that oversteers and you will have a dead amateur.
You could always go slow around corners to combat any type of wrong steering. Over or under.
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