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Old 10-25-2000, 08:21 AM   #1
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Post 2.5RS Test Drive

So, I'm thinking of buying a 2.5RS Sedan in Silverthorn, from deadbolt up in NC, but I want to test-drive one before I buy. Unfortunately, the closest Subaru dealer to me here in Atlanta is Classic Subaru, and they won't give me the time of day since they don't care about anything but selling Cadillacs to people with too much money. Soooo, skidplatez lets me test-drive his.

It's been 10 years since I drove a stick day-to-day, so I take it pretty easy on the loop we drove. I notice that there's this really nice 120-130 degree right turn onto an uphill, and a set of train tracks that's just a natural ramp. I don't catch air, but I see how you could. We go back and park. Then, HE DRIVES THE SAME LOOP.

On the 120 degree right, he comes in at 40 or so, engine braking in second, breaks the rear end loose, slides sideways around the curve, stomps the gas, and takes off. Looks over at me and, calm as can be, says, "Autox is one of the worst things you can do for your driving habits." Heh.

Then we hit the railroad tracks. At 35-40mph. All of a sudden we're 3-4 feet off the ground, perfectly level. We come down, hitting hard but not badly. The car is fine. I think that, if it could talk, it would have begged for more.

Yes, I think I'm going to enjoy having a 2.5RS. This car handles like no other car I've ever been in. Thank you, Subaru.

Oh, and Tom, don't think you freaked me out or anything. I already knew you were crazy.

Ross N.

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Old 10-25-2000, 08:24 AM   #2
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Welcome to the club. You won't be disappointed by the RS. 3 or 4 feet, I think the Scooby would be a little damaged. You more than likely caught a foot or so. The most I've had mine up is about 4 inches and even that felt like a hard landing.

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Old 10-25-2000, 08:47 AM   #3
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I used to work at REI next door to Classic Subaru/Caddie. I test drove an outback back in 1996, and they knew nothing of Subaru. The guy just wanted out of the car and into his air conditioned building.

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Old 10-25-2000, 08:54 AM   #4
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Well, I think it really might have been that much in the middle of the tracks, but they came back up to meet the car on the other side and the other side was sloping down. Might have been less. It seemed like a hell of a lot to me.

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Old 10-25-2000, 08:58 AM   #5
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you'll love the car..

you've already noticed this I see.. but the car begs to be tossed and played with..

I've never had as much fun with another car..
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Old 10-25-2000, 08:58 AM   #6
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bhahahhahahahah!!!

note: it really was about 3feet I have done this same spot before in my old Bronco and got about 5 feet of air. It is very well shaped jump. Rally heritage is good!
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Old 10-25-2000, 09:18 AM   #7
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Skidplates,

Next time you let a newbie sit in your car while you drive, may I suggest you place news papers on their seats? They absorb moisture quite well.....but repell enough so that the fliud is not tranferred to the seat.

;D
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Old 10-25-2000, 09:20 AM   #8
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Sounds fun! I used to jump my 86' Jetta alot, but I'd only get about 1.5-2 ft of air. Where is this place? I wonder how the STi suspension would handle a "hop" or two?
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Old 10-25-2000, 09:26 AM   #9
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It's a little back road. It's pretty close to I-285, but Tom would have to give you directions on how to get there. Also, make sure you go over it slowly the first time. The road kinda bears left a little right after the jump, so you have to set up for it if you don't wanna eat curb.

Oh, and if I were gonna pee all over Tom's car I already would have while we did 70 on a 1.5 lane switchback-laden gravel road on top of Pigeon Mountain. If you've played Gran Turismo 2, think Pike's Peak Hill Climb and you'll get the idea.

Ross N.


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Old 10-25-2000, 09:32 AM   #10
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Before you guys get all hyped up about doing some air time on your Impreza, I'd just like to remind you that this can be possibly fatal if you lose control. Anyoen recall that video of the Type-R doing a similar stunt while being video taped by his friends? After he crashed the car, the guy with the video ran over to the wreck, dropped the camera....and you can hear him call his friend's name over and over again.

He died.

So Becareful.
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Old 10-25-2000, 09:38 AM   #11
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I would not recommend this to anyone or tell them where it is b/c I know it is at least unsafe and probably illegal(ok certainly illegal).
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Old 10-25-2000, 09:41 AM   #12
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Is grimlock the guy that turns to stone/brick in the Fantastic Four?
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Old 10-25-2000, 09:44 AM   #13
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No grimlock is a dinobot....

old school transformers....

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Old 10-25-2000, 09:54 AM   #14
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Oh yeah. silly me.
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Old 10-25-2000, 02:48 PM   #15
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You guys are killing me...when I came down to Atlanta, I didn't see any RS's in 1000mi..let alone any jumping in the air.

I think the roads down there are infinitely better than the ones I drive on in CT. Want Air...Lots of RR tracks up here to fly over.

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Old 10-25-2000, 02:52 PM   #16
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Thats funny I moved here from CT. And I hate the roads here. They are incredibly boring and always getting wider and straighter! Also the only maintence done is on highways. secondary roads are virtually ignored untill they become highways. I miss CT roads. Note: I don't want to be flamed, I am refering to roads in and around Atlanta (not north GA)
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Old 10-25-2000, 05:28 PM   #17
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Mmmmmmmm north ga mountain rds.
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Old 10-25-2000, 07:06 PM   #18
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yes.. once is was going really fast and there was a bronco in the way so I hit the gas and flew 8 feet over it and while I was in the air I noticed a honda and neon in the way so I hit the nitrous button and kitt said to hold on and we flew over all three of the vehicles and landed hard but bumped my head but I was ok
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Old 10-25-2000, 08:20 PM   #19
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"Yes Michael" That show gave me a false notion of what the words "Turbo Boost" meant.
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