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Old 08-11-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default Looking at another wagon (in 4eat) for the family, wrx or ts/rs wagon???

i ask this because i currently have a 5mt wrx wagon w/ cobb stg2. its fast, i like it. the next wagon will be auto for sure (second car), but i just cant decide between the wrx or 2.5ts/rs wagon. i test drove both cars in auto, and they are both slow by comparison to my wrx, but i dunno which one to get! the auto wrx has absolutely no low end, but power is there when you step on it. the 2.5 has low end torque but nothing really up top. my dilemma is that since it will be auto, it wont really matter where the power comes on, so i could go with the rs. but at the same time, if i go with the rs, will there be something left to be desired in overall hp??? lets hear some opinions of ts/rs owners, or better yet, people who have switched from one engine to the other.
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:12 AM   #2
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UP/DP will take care of most of your issues with the auto. Add an AP and you are set.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:19 PM   #3
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yeah i was wondering how much modding would help out the lag. i have up/dp/ap from my 5mt i could just swap over. thanks for teh input.
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Old 08-14-2005, 02:38 PM   #4
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A highstall Torque converter will bring the 4eat times for a WRX wagon to about, some say even better, times than your 5MT WRX.

I always point people to Protorque but I have never dealt with them.

The RS and TS 4eat are just dead slow!

you might want to look at a Legacy 2.5i wagon 4eat SS. Much better acceleration and a little bigger too. The GT is well just about right.
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:29 PM   #5
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Hold out for the '06 WRX wagon with the 2.5L turbo. Word on the street is low-end is much better than our cars. I also second the recommendation for the Legacy GT auto wagon. Same engine as the 2006 WRX and the 5spd auto > 4eat. Lots more cargo space too.
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:56 PM   #6
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hmm im thinking about the 06 wagon in auto now. its got low end tq, leather, sunroof, 17s.... sounds like a good buy.

isnt the Legacy GT wagon alot of money or something? or are we talking about an older model LGT?

i just dont want to spend over $20k unless its new. then i wouldnt want to spend over $25k otd.
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:56 AM   #7
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I was talking about the '05 turbo Legacy GT. Probably close to $29k OTD with an auto. '06 WRX then?
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That's why I said 2.5i Legacy or Outback. They are significantly faster than the 05 RS or 04TS 4eat's. Plus you get the 4eat SS so you can train whoever gets it to drive manual (sort of) or drive manual yourself when you have it. Or you might want to look at a Baja turbo 4eat, if the Baja satisfies the wagon like requirement. It does come with a locking bed cover now.
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Old 08-22-2005, 05:03 PM   #9
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The added torque in the 2.5l makes driving an AT much better... My wifes 05 FXT (Auto) feels as fast as my 9-2xAero (MT5) which has a few mods.

Take a Look at the FXT's if your considering a more utility friendly vehicle... Awesome car.... Gas miles takes a hit on the 2.5's though.. Keep that inmind.
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Old 08-22-2005, 09:44 PM   #10
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That's why I said 2.5i Legacy or Outback. They are significantly faster than the 05 RS or 04TS 4eat's. Plus you get the 4eat SS so you can train whoever gets it to drive manual (sort of) or drive manual yourself when you have it. Or you might want to look at a Baja turbo 4eat, if the Baja satisfies the wagon like requirement. It does come with a locking bed cover now.
this legacy 2.5i sounds pretty interesting. i like the sound of 4eat SS. what year legacy is the 2.5i? how much do they run
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