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Old 01-11-2001, 01:10 PM   #1
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How long it lasts the way she drives kind of depends. Perhaps one of the greatest factors is the kind of maintenance she performs on the car. Look how they drive the cars when the race...only thing is, they just about rebuild or replace every part that is stressed on a rather frequent basis.

Frankly, I can't see how it is even possible to drive the RS at redline for any extended period of time; she'll run out of room/into traffic/into cops. Does she plan on driving around in town in 1st gear all the time, tearing down the street at 30mph with the engine racing? Or do you mean shifting only at redline? Either way, it's not good for any car, 4, 6, 8, or 12 cyl.

By all means, have her drive the way she's used to; just another car out there for donor parts.
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Old 01-11-2001, 01:19 PM   #2
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No No No I didn't mean keeping it at redline...that is just madness...I meant shifting at redline...thanks for the input though...
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Old 01-11-2001, 02:30 PM   #3
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Old 01-11-2001, 03:51 PM   #4
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Hey, what about V10's?
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Old 01-11-2001, 04:23 PM   #5
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Actually you have to drive more smoothly in a Suby anyway because the gear shift just won't be hurried. Also, Fast take off's have to be smooth too, drop the clutch too abruptly and your going to fry it and go nowhere.

So I wouldn't worry, having said that, I don't let my 18yr old son drive mine because I see how he drives his CRX. He has not yet grasped the concept that a MY90 CRX with almost 150,000 on the clock, driven as roughly as he drives has any relationship to why it keeps breaking down.

Oh well, I don't pay for the repairs anymore. Such a nice car when we bought it for him too.
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Old 01-11-2001, 05:40 PM   #6
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I redline my Impreza ALL the time , launched it over railroad tracks, and do tons of drifts in parking lots etc.... I do the regular maintenance and even though it only has 23k on the clock it's still rock solid as the day I bought it (BTW - I did follow the breakin procedure before I did all this stuff)

I'm not sure how you used to drive, but unless you somehow got a defective subie, my guess is you'll be OK.
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Old 01-12-2001, 12:50 AM   #7
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Question How will my new Impreza hold up???

I just got my 2000 Impreza 2.5RS for my girl Vicki. I have only had v8 hotrods since I could drive...and therefore my cars really suffer because I am really hard on them. But, nothing with the engine, tranny, or rearend ever went wrong in any of them. So they were able to take the abuse that I put them through. Well just like everyone appears to think that american cars fall apart in a week...I hear just as much how easy foreign cars like my new 4-cyl impreza run great but, if you drive them hard that the tranny and engine go in a few thousand miles of "abuse". Now I am not talking about dropping the clutch from a 4grand launch at every light... I mean like driving the car hard...to red-line...you know enjoying the car...And this is also the way Vicki drives it and I want to know if I need to tell her to take it easy because this one won't hold together like my f-body's have or to let her really enjoy it... Any input is appreciated...

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