Originally Posted by John451
When replacing my wifes '04 Mazda 6 we test drove the Mazada 3 back to back a few times with the Impreza, the 3 certainly felt sportier therefore felt it handled better however the Impreza handling was still good and the ride was more compliant ie more like the 6 whereas the 3 was choppier on iffy road surfaces so the Impreza got the nod feeling more like a 6 than the 3 did.
Right. And the nice thing about throwing an STI 19mm RSB on the Impreza is that it increases the car's sportiness without harming the ride. Win-win.