Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday April 17, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Miscellaneous > Off-Topic

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-13-2012, 07:05 PM   #951
Mctone555
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 166713
Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Irvine, CA
Default

The ST would benefit from a torsen differential.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Mctone555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #952
cucamelsmd15
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 122980
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Raleigh, NC
Vehicle:
2010 F150, 2013 CX-5
92 Miata 15 TTF/PTF/E3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mctone555 View Post
The ST would benefit from a torsen differential.

Last edited by cucamelsmd15; 08-13-2012 at 07:51 PM.
cucamelsmd15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 07:56 PM   #953
silver arrow
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 25859
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Foriderp
Vehicle:
1965 MGB yellow
2008 Black Miata

Default

Flat bill retards with fur collars are why we can't have nice things.
silver arrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 07:59 PM   #954
delongedoug
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 124113
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: To infinity
Vehicle:
and beyond!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cucamelsmd15 View Post
delongedoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 08:35 PM   #955
FaastLegacy
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 11671
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Default

What an awesome thread this has turned out to be.....
FaastLegacy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 09:21 PM   #956
thejordan
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 185374
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: California
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cucamelsmd15 View Post
Please, tell us more about the expert driver you are, that you can evaluate this car and put it through its paces on a 30 second high school level "autocross" course.

We are enthralled.
:misses apex and induces understeer:

:bro this car needs a real diff:
thejordan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 11:03 AM   #957
torquemada
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 128484
Join Date: Oct 2006
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Germany
Vehicle:
2006 EDM WRX STI
WRB

Default

torquemada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 11:40 AM   #958
silver arrow
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 25859
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Foriderp
Vehicle:
1965 MGB yellow
2008 Black Miata

Default

What a piece of crap. I'll buy the Astra.
silver arrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 11:47 AM   #959
Calamity Jesus
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 44501
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: in a minefield of caddishness.
Vehicle:
1984 "Skeletor from
"He-Man"

Default

My old Ford Escort wagon handled like that Astra... when I put snow tires on the back with summer tires on the front. Wheeee!

The stereo, complete with a Basslink was killer as well.
Calamity Jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 12:24 PM   #960
BacDoc
Tone Patrol
 
Member#: 75141
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Default

Does it rain every day in England?
BacDoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 12:26 PM   #961
soslow
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 95027
Join Date: Sep 2005
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Vehicle:
'13 BRZed
Because slow car

Default

yes
soslow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 12:33 PM   #962
Yotsuya
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 935
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: ಠ_ಠ
Vehicle:
Jack Soo Fan Club

Default

And there's a Lamborghini in the middle of the track...
Yotsuya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 07:09 PM   #963
Jared703
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 17030
Join Date: Mar 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: actiondale, va
Vehicle:
08 TSX 6mt
11 CX-9 GT

Default

That reviewer was truly annoying. His LSD comment was accurate I would gamble.
Jared703 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #964
delongedoug
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 124113
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: To infinity
Vehicle:
and beyond!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BacDoc View Post
Does it rain every day in England?


That Astra is a nice looking hatch!
delongedoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 07:38 PM   #965
r0bman
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 87015
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mos Eisley, TA 85202
Default

... man, I'd kill to go to England and bomb around in one of those for a few weeks.
r0bman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:00 PM   #966
PGT
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 57283
Join Date: Mar 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Loudoun
Vehicle:
2014 4.7L of TT Fury
w/ 4Matic

Default

some of the slip angles in that Astra remind me of Gran Turismo 3.
PGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 10:20 PM   #967
mykrrrr
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 733
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Squadra Delle Pecore Nere
Vehicle:
'13 Focus ST
'85 GTi rally/road race

Default

Almost got run down by some douchebags flogging an ST around the plant today. Too bad they didn't hit me, I could have been talking to a lawyer to sue the hell outta FoMoCo.
mykrrrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 10:46 AM   #968
torquemada
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 128484
Join Date: Oct 2006
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Germany
Vehicle:
2006 EDM WRX STI
WRB

Default

torquemada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 11:05 AM   #969
markman
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 93623
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: sometimes I poop too much
Vehicle:
then I get tired

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by torquemada View Post
Next to that Astra, the ST looks like a catfish with a goiter.
markman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 11:06 AM   #970
silver arrow
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 25859
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Foriderp
Vehicle:
1965 MGB yellow
2008 Black Miata

Default

I gather the ST isn't as good as another car that I can't ever buy. Interesting and helpful.
silver arrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 11:33 AM   #971
UKscooby
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 33287
Join Date: Feb 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: 2013 Focus ST, Yella
Vehicle:
RIP Nik
I will always miss you

Default

Ford and Vauxhall have been battling it out for decades and that test has some significant meaning. Ford usually are down on power but up on handling and chassis refinements. It appears they've lost that edge which would make the Focus a comparatively poor buy.
Also I believe the Astra sits on a global platform which is/will be available here.
UKscooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 01:11 PM   #972
rice h8r
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 94524
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Eternity.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mykrrrr View Post
Almost got run down by some douchebags flogging an ST around the plant today. Too bad they didn't hit me, I could have been talking to a lawyer to sue the hell outta FoMoCo.
I hope it's not a new one.

What's the production status of these? Is that endlink issue still an issue?
rice h8r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 01:26 PM   #973
silver arrow
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 25859
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Foriderp
Vehicle:
1965 MGB yellow
2008 Black Miata

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by UKscooby
Ford and Vauxhall have been battling it out for decades and that test has some significant meaning. Ford usually are down on power but up on handling and chassis refinements. It appears they've lost that edge which would make the Focus a comparatively poor buy.
Also I believe the Astra sits on a global platform which is/will be available here.
I seriously doubt GM is bringing that car to the US.
silver arrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 03:13 PM   #974
Yotsuya
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 935
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: ಠ_ಠ
Vehicle:
Jack Soo Fan Club

Default

Will Ford Motorsports offer an LSD to replace the electronic braking system?
Yotsuya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 06:49 PM   #975
mykrrrr
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 733
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Squadra Delle Pecore Nere
Vehicle:
'13 Focus ST
'85 GTi rally/road race

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rice h8r
I hope it's not a new one.

What's the production status of these? Is that endlink issue still an issue?
Of course it was a new one.

Not sure when they're getting the Ok to ship On them. It was a supply issue. It's ok now.
mykrrrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Ford Focus ST headed for Paris *Merged* darknightohio Non-Subaru News & Rumors 138 05-28-2012 12:24 AM
Outrageous claim: the 2 best sedans on the Market are The Ford Focus & Chevy Cruze WagonMonster Off-Topic 15 06-27-2011 02:05 AM
Ford Focus ST (5 door) already in the US? Kiwi Non-Subaru News & Rumors 20 06-09-2008 05:56 PM
Ford Focus ST facelift BlownGasket Non-Subaru News & Rumors 7 11-09-2007 09:03 AM
X-Ray Ford Focus ST Black Edition AVANTI R5 Non-Subaru News & Rumors 11 09-10-2007 12:47 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.