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Old 04-04-2014, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default 2015 WRX Ride Quality

Can all you guys who have their 2015 WRX's tell us about the ride quality?

- How does the WRX ride over rough roads?
- Does the car beat you up or does it take the bumps well?
- Would you say the WRX would be a good long trip car?
- Does it ride better than the 2014 WRX?
- Anything else you can add about the ride quality would be helpful.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:18 PM   #2
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Can all you guys who have their 2015 WRS's tell us about the ride quality?

- How does the WRX ride over rough roads?
- Does the car beat you up or does it take the bumps well?
- Would you say the WRX would be a good long trip car?
- Does it ride better than the 2014 WRX?
- Anything else you can add about the ride quality would be helpful.


Anyone got any info on the 2015 WRS?


Also, how about you wake longer than an hour before you ask this question again.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:37 PM   #3
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OK - I 'll WAKE longer to ask the question again?
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:55 PM   #4
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I heard it rides like a Phantom.


Chances are it will be very similar to the 2014.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:46 PM   #5
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Rides a bit harder than the 2013 outback I traded in.
The car remains planted with very little body roll around
Corners if an y at all.
My 2015 WRX is my perfect daily driver.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:15 PM   #6
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:25 PM   #7
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I think the 2015 WRX from a ride and driveability standpoint, right out of the box, is fantastic. Handles way better than my stock 2014 hatch. Just way tighter and forgiving. Couple that with a better interior, that is black just like the sti interior. Its much roomier interior, better holding seats, easier to reard instrumentation. Basically if they had made a hatch i would have waited.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:34 PM   #8
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Rides a bit harder than the 2013 outback I traded in.
The car remains planted with very little body roll around
Corners if an y at all.
My 2015 WRX is my perfect daily driver.
Hardly any body roll!?!?

The things roll like a corolla!
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:28 PM   #9
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Hardly any body roll!?!?

The things roll like a corolla!
I speak of everyday driving situations...
and I highly doubt the 2015 WRX roll like a corolla.

however both our points of view is clearly subjective.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:00 PM   #10
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Can all you guys who have their 2015 WRX's tell us about the ride quality?

- How does the WRX ride over rough roads?
- Does the car beat you up or does it take the bumps well?
- Would you say the WRX would be a good long trip car?
- Does it ride better than the 2014 WRX?
- Anything else you can add about the ride quality would be helpful.

This is my first post so I hope this is the way to do it...

I have driven my 15 WRX limited ice silver mt about 1300 miles and I like it more and more every day!
I live in Mexico and the roads are very often far from good.
I was worried about the ride quality too, but I am very happy with how it feels and after two drives of over 4 hours in one week I can tell you it is firm but very comfortable for long trips.
In bad roads you get a lot of noise from the tires but it feels VERY sure footed at any speed! It is really amazing how planted it feels on bad roads.
On good pavement it feels almost german, fast, stable comfortable and quiet.

There are only two things I am not crazy about:
1. On less than smooth pavement, a lot of tire noise gets into the cabin.
2. When you shift, the rpms "stay" high for a little while so when shifting fast from 1st to 2nd and less so from 2nd to 3rd the rpms are still to high when you release the clutch and it makes it very hard to shift fast and smooth. (maybe it is my technique so any help on this is very much apreciated).

Other that that, I am very very pleased with my rex.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:04 PM   #11
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Everyone has different views on ride quality so you should should go test drive it. Not like that costs any money.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:21 PM   #12
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The ride is somewhat firm, but not so firm that it's uncomfortable or annoying. It feels... sporty but refined. You feel bumps in the road but they are well damped. From what I hear, it's firmer than the previous years WRX. It's probably comparable firmness to the STi's of recent years.

One thing that many don't mention is that it has lower ground clearance than the 08-14's. It's around 5 inches at the lowest point (from what I can tell, is the downpipe), which I believe is about an inch less than the 2014. In stock form, I wouldn't recommend taking it rallying or on really rough service roads with big rocks and potholes.

The benefit of the lower stance and firmer suspension far outweighs the limitations in my opinion. The thing ****ing RAILS corners at speed, it's really impressive for a stock car. It's dangerous though because you really have to keep an eye on the speedometer if there are piggies watching you; the handling makes it feel like you're going 110 km/h around that corner when you're actually doing 130
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:32 PM   #13
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The ride is somewhat firm, but not so firm that it's uncomfortable or annoying. It feels... sporty but refined. You feel bumps in the road but they are well damped. From what I hear, it's firmer than the previous years WRX. It's probably comparable firmness to the STi's of recent years.

One thing that many don't mention is that it has lower ground clearance than the 08-14's. It's around 5 inches at the lowest point (from what I can tell, is the downpipe), which I believe is about an inch less than the 2014. In stock form, I wouldn't recommend taking it rallying or on really rough service roads with big rocks and potholes.

The benefit of the lower stance and firmer suspension far outweighs the limitations in my opinion. The thing ****ing RAILS corners at speed, it's really impressive for a stock car. It's dangerous though because you really have to keep an eye on the speedometer if there are piggies watching you; the handling makes it feel like you're going 110 km/h around that corner when you're actually doing 130
Yes, the 15 has the same ground clearance as a BRZ now (4.9"). The previous gen WRX and STI were 6.1". So a little over an inch lower.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:40 PM   #14
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I speak of everyday driving situations...
and I highly doubt the 2015 WRX roll like a corolla.

however both our points of view is clearly subjective.
No his point is actually feeble minded.
It's the stupidest statement I have seen in a while.
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:12 PM   #15
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I have had the 2015 for a week, I was mildly disappointed with the ride for the first few days - but OK as everything else was great. Yesterday, I decided to check the tire pressure. All the tires were 2psi over recommended. I adjusted that and it seems to have made a big difference as today, the ride seemed A-OK. Maybe I am just mentally adjusting as I am amazed that 2psi would be that much different.

However, my guess is that most cars for test driving will be over-inflated to give a sports car feeling - rather than comfort. I would suggest taking a tire gauge with you.

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Old 04-30-2014, 04:39 PM   #16
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Opinion coming from an '09 Rabbit.

Ride seemed overly harsh at first, but I appreciated the damping. In the Rabbit you would get no jolt from the road roughness, but the car was under damped so you would get a waterbed feeling. There is none of that in the WRX. You get the initial jolt, but that's it.

After ~2 weeks I still notice the stiffness but it doesn't really bother me anymore. Car being unflappable in daily driving situations is enough for me to tolerate knowing how bad the roads actually are.
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:05 PM   #17
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Yes, the 15 has the same ground clearance as a BRZ now (4.9"). The previous gen WRX and STI were 6.1". So a little over an inch lower.
Sits "lower", still has the normal WRX wheelgap, and is still as tall as the prior gen. Progress Ikid.
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:12 PM   #18
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This is my first post so I hope this is the way to do it...

On good pavement it feels almost german, fast, stable comfortable and quiet.
Kind of says it all!
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:12 PM   #19
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In my unprofessional opinion, if the fiesta st is a 8 for stiffness, the civic si was a 5 and the wrx is a 6. The Evo x Mr I had was a bone jarring 11. It's stiff but takes bumps oh rural roads more like a civic si.
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