Originally Posted by offset
What kind of car did you come from? It definately has a different feel for power than most RWD cars IMO. But I know speed well enough to know how it compares to others.
I traded a 2002 1.8T GTI in on my STi. I also have a 1994 Camaro with a few minor mods, and they feel nearly identical once under way. I will estimate that the Camaro is putting out around 320-330hp, and the STi most definitely feels on par with it.
What's really funny is that they both feel very much alike in terms of acceleration, and driveability. I think the reason that I love the STi so much is because it just feels like a Japanese Camaro to me, if that makes any sense. These cars are so much different from eachother, but at the same time, they're so much alike. That's just my opinion, anyway. They're both just as equally satisfying to drive. The STi feels lighter on its feet, but the handling and acceleration characteristics feel very much alike to me. Strange........