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Old 10-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #1257
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Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Foriderp
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1965 MGB yellow
2008 Black Miata

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Originally Posted by schweezly
So I stopped by the local dealer on the way caused saw they had a few. Only one on the lot, a silver with partial Recaros, Sony/Nav, moonroof, keyless entry/start, etc... A few thoughts after my 10 minute drive:

It's a tight but comfortable interior. The Recaro driver seat wasgreat, but I'm not a big dude (5'10", 175lb) and I was snug in it. I can see why bigger people are having trouble with them.

Clutch was nice. Fairly effortless. Not much heavier than my car.

Steering was, from what I remember, on par with the 2011 WRX I drove. The 6 speed was crisp but throws were slightly long. Also, for how I was sitting, the even gears were pretty far back. I think in a longer drive I'd have to adjust to not be as close. It was a little annoying, but I guess I'm used to the short throws of the Veloster (one of a few compliments ill give it).

Car pulled hard throughout the powerband. It's a much more even pull than the WRX and came on early. Didn't put me as back in my seat, but I also didn't use the "over boost" button. Torque steer was non-existent. They did a good job with that.

To sum up my crappy review...I really enjoyed the car. At a sticker of $28,700, it's not cheap and up against a limited WRX at that point. Tbh, if I was buying a car and had to pick one I don't know which way is go. The interior of the ST is a much nicer place to be though (IMO). It would be a great daily driver.
Stock suspension and tires are much better in the ST also, IMO. The ST just feel better. It will be interesting to see what they can do with a tune.
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