Originally posted by Cupholder
Why? You must not live in a big city where you will find yourself stuck in stop and go traffic for a good deal of time.
Another time to downshift to 1st is while hitting a corner and kind launch out of the corner like a slingshot...
I live around boston, I fight traffic everyday. I don't have a wrx, I do have enough torque to lug around in 2nd gear all the way down to rolling in gear. I can also sling shot out of corners in second... it's power band goes all the way down to 10-15, and if I'm going slower, then it's not a problem to get in gear....Think smooth