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Old 03-23-2005, 08:47 PM   #26
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indeed!



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Yes, heavier, but you hardly notice when you've got that engine on your side.
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:12 PM   #27
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ok first of all like i said on the other post i meant hp at the crank not at the wheels.....second you dont need to jump down myu throat
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:23 PM   #28
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with all of this i have 197 CHP with 216 Cfpt
fixed it for ya
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:42 PM   #29
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i would also keep in mind for me at least the wrx was a ton of more money to insure. Just something else to look into when figuring prices.
not true. i had a 2002 2.5rs sedan and i liked it.. for about a day. i had a chance to get a wrx instead of it but i decieded on the 2.5 and regreted it every day after that. i paid it off and bought a rex. i really love it. its unbelievable.

back to the insurance thing. i was paying $3,800/yr for my rs. i bought the rex and thought that insurance would kill me. i'm paying $400 less a year than i did with my rs. go figure.
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:53 PM   #30
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ok first of all like i said on the other post i meant hp at the crank not at the wheels.....second you dont need to jump down myu throat
you're new, so i apologize... but something like that is a pretty big typo

and how, may i ask, did you measure Crank HP?
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:57 PM   #31
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and I highly doubt you have 147 WHP. you are probably at 130-135 WHP.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:12 AM   #32
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I just never found the 165hp to be that thriilling in the Legacy but maybe the weight difference between the Legacy and the Impreza would make a difference. Keep your thoughts coming!! Thanks
weight difference of 2004 impreza rs vs. 2002 legacy gt sedan is 380lb. (curb wieght) That is a weight savings of 11.3%.
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:10 AM   #33
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I just picked up a '05 OBS SE (manual) and I love it. I could have gotten a WRX, but I went with the OBS for these reasons:

1. cheaper
2. reg fuel -vs- premium
3. fuel economy
4. ground clearance
5. less to insure
6. less of a targer for theives

I traded my '00 Civic Si for it. Since I had a lot of equity in my Civic, I only financed something like $12K. With the Si, I had to run premium fuel and that was getting old with the rising price of fuel. Being able to run reg is a nice change. AWD and the ability to traverse snow and go offroad (within reason) where by key reasons in getting the OBS.

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Old 03-28-2005, 03:19 PM   #34
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If you're going to buy an RS, why deal with the weight penalty and homely looks of the GD?

Just don't buy one in that lame-o blue ridge pearl color. <zips up flamesuit>
The GC has less structual reenforcment, so if you love creaks, squeaks and groans, sure. Get a GD you'll be happier in the long run (though the GC are Very good looking). Also remember That the 2.5 gets the 4.11 gears! That's a pretty big deal. REally the only benifits going WRX over 2.5 RS (TO ME IMHO) is the LSD rear diff (not that great anyway) and the larger rear sway. You get everything else with the 2.5 RS Except the 2.0T, and I like the power delivery on the 2.5 Better. Now if the 06 WRX gets the 2.5 turbo, well then all bets are off! Oh and Diz is right, Blue ridge pearl is Ugly!
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:17 PM   #35
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If I had to choose between a WRX and something cheaper, I'd get a forester

they sell 05 forester x autos here for under 19K

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I just picked up a '05 OBS SE (manual) and I love it. I could have gotten a WRX, but I went with the OBS for these reasons:

1. cheaper
2. reg fuel -vs- premium
3. fuel economy
4. ground clearance
5. less to insure
6. less of a targer for theives

I traded my '00 Civic Si for it. Since I had a lot of equity in my Civic, I only financed something like $12K. With the Si, I had to run premium fuel and that was getting old with the rising price of fuel. Being able to run reg is a nice change. AWD and the ability to traverse snow and go offroad (within reason) where by key reasons in getting the OBS.

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Old 03-29-2005, 02:30 AM   #36
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I originally wanted a older RS but I could not have imagined driving one and not feeling bad when a WRX drove by. The GC8s look better in my opinion, but getting WRX is the most logical option. I got mine for 17,000 with only 24,000 miles. This was a year ago. I have seen a couple of 02's for less than 16k. Getting a newer RS just doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 03-29-2005, 04:59 AM   #37
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Getting a newer RS just doesn't make sense to me.
Warenty??
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:17 PM   #38
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I had a 04 RS that I traded in for an 02 WRX.

my 04RS had 30k miles on it. my 02 WRX has 24k on it. My insurance is 1500/yr for the WRX vs. 1400/yr on the RS.

I love the WRX so much more. Even though I liked my RS ,everytime i drove it I would get that bug in my head "should of got the WRX"

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Old 03-29-2005, 02:20 PM   #39
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2.5 NA all the way...
I gots me a MY02 TS, with WRX wagon rear sway bar, and new tires (Falken Ziex 512s, night and day to OEM tires), and homebrew cold air intake.
They say it's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow... either way, you can drive a NA Subaru like you stole it and it won't even notice.

Me, I like the wagon... but either NA Impreza should do you yeoman's service in snowy upper NY.
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Old 03-29-2005, 07:25 PM   #40
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besides the engine, the rs is basically the same as a wrx (has some very minor perks such as a larger r. swaybar, momo wheel, rear limited slip diff etc).

So, if you're thinking of keeping the wrx's engine basically stock, it's a ripoff (the wrx's power increase comes to something like $111/1hp). Begin to put some power mods on the wrx though, it's a great buy & worth the extra $6-7k.
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