Originally Posted by SpeedShift
it only weighs 3,400 pounds. about the same as my wife's 03 legacy automatic. i was expecting short gears from 1-3 to get it through the rpm band quickly but instead it was taking it's time climbing the rpm's. the engine was quite loud as well thanks to the switch from a belt to a timing chain.
I've driven a CVT one and it was slow too, but it got awesome mileage so that's probably got something to do with it. It could be geared more towards MPG's than being fun to drive