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Old 01-09-2000, 10:07 PM   #1
Andy_T
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Post Article on Legacy RSK B4...

... in the Feb '00 edition of Wheels, a monthly Australian rag. Apparently Subaru Japan is getting calls from Subaru of Australia (the *other* SoA) to import it, albeit at a price of around A$65,000, or US$40,000. They tested an auto, which comes with the Sportshift auto transmission controller. It makes 20 bhp less than the 280 bhp manual, and performance figures are depressingly underwhelming for 260 bhp - 8 sec to 100 km/h (7.8 to 60 mph), and 16 sec to the 400m/quarter. Last year, Autocar mag tested a 2.5 Legacy in stripped-out UK trim (minus air-con, rear 'leccy windows and so on) and got it to 60 in 8.1 sec, with a quarter in about 16 as well. I'm aware, though, that the low octane content of Australian petrol may have something do to with the poor showing. Even though Oz is a huge market for WRXs (regular Turbos, not the same as Japanese WRXs), Subaru Japan is still denying export here; figure on a probability of zero of it turning up in the US. But at least you can now walk in to your local, low-quality GM dealer and complain!

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Old 01-09-2000, 10:53 PM   #2
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Could be due to the envirment condition. I read magazines from Taiwan all the time, and all their 0-400m or 0-100km (1/4mi and 0-62mph) are about 1 sec slower than US data.
Taiwan has higher octane fuel than US.
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