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Old 01-16-2019, 11:18 AM   #10
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2019 WRX Limited
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Originally Posted by Charlie-III View Post
A lot depends on your type of driving.
Modding almost any year NA Legacy is expensive, I know, I have modded my 98.

While I am down in power for "stop light wars", I am more into crusing or backroads where managing energy (good handling, knowing how to drive, slow to get going but never slow much after......) is my goal as well as pulling a long 1200lb trailer is good.

I do fine on big highways.
I do fairly well on back roads.
I don't need premium gas.
I surprise peeps here and there when needed.......

I would love my car but in an 05 GT wagon, also silver, but I give up some low end my 98 has.
I think the 05 LGT was last year with a 5MT. I love the body style though......almost as much as my own.
Yeah, once you learn to drive and love to drive a good NA car, stoplight wars have zero appeal. It's all about the handling, baby.

My BRZ taught me how to drive. Once I get going with the WRX, that boost gauge is usually reading vacuum but I'm flying down the backroads, dabbing throttle where necessary, but mostly covering clutch to downshift in lieu of braking to bleed off speed where necessary, and keeping eyes fixed on conditions ahead with two hands gripped to the wheel.

Driving any car fast is less about lead content in one's right foot than about conservation of the car's momentum (and keeping it conserved along a desired vector).

The CX-5 could handle like that, just with higher CG. It's what so seriously impressed me. A little mini SUV that could carve corners? Amazing and scary at the same time, and it was NA, not a turbo model.
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