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Old 12-30-2013, 08:47 PM   #137
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2001 Lexus ES300,
2005 Outback XT


This looks to be the most aggressive WRX yet, great to see they are really understanding the target market for the car. A stock WRX was always a bit soft for better or for worse. I am excited to see the details of the bits that were put in to make this car handle.

The CVT is very interesting, I would totally skip it in favor of the stick, the idea of it being a 6 or 8 ratio fake-out seems dumb, you miss the whole point of a CVT. But Ryan's review does put it in a good light, neat to see the quick response to the paddles, this is typically not a strong suit of the CVT, the Subaru CVTs I have driven before take forever just to kick down some ratio when you give it the boot from a stop or a cruise.
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