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Old 06-21-2001, 10:50 PM   #15
GTMAN
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Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Vehicle:
1998 Legacy GT Wagon

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98 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP - torque curve from the heavens, but take it around a winding road with dips and get on the breakes....talk about a big whale out of control. Too much power for the handling the car has.

1.8T Quattro Avant - Pricy and still weaker than 2.5GT, and cramped back seats.

Buick Regal GS - Like GTP but worse....its a pillow with power.

Maxima - torque steer just like the Regal and GTP.

Eclipse GST, GSX - Insurance was a killer

1998 Trans AM LS1 - Insurance killer

1998 Camaro RS V6 - Sweet....too wide and not agile

All fwd cars could not put the power to the ground.

Finally what sold me was before I even drove all these cars, the Subaru sales guy (x-Cop), took me out for a spin in a 98GT sedan and took a 90deg right hand turn on a 1 lane road at 30mph without hitting the brakes......WOW - I was sold, the car skidded, took the turn. Car was composed as can be. Wanted GT WGN - never drove it coz of limited availibility - so ordered it, and drove it on the day I bought it - risky, but no regrets - its all of that an more in handling (of course with Eibach/AGX now). Power.....well, always not enough.

I just had to drive a bunch of cars to make sure I made the right decision on the GT.

GTMAN
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