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Old 06-10-2001, 09:48 PM   #1
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Question ROAD TEST: 2001 2.5 RS VS 2002 2.5 RS

Does anyone have stock road test data for these two cars?

The WRX seems to be in the lime-light (and it deserves it ) and I cannot locate any road test data on either of these two Normally Aspirated versions.

I am new here and I want to purchase one of these soon. So I am curious of which one is better (cannot afford WRX ).

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Old 06-10-2001, 10:05 PM   #2
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06 Sti-white Stg 2
98RS-rally blue


Definatly get the 2001RS, for it is the last of the great.
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Old 06-10-2001, 10:16 PM   #3
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'08 Scion xB
Nautical Blue Metallic


the 2002 may not look as good ( i like the looks), but has a far superior chassis, much stiffer chassis, etc.. oh yeah weighs a 130 lbs more so what.yeah flame me if you want to but you know i'm right

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Old 06-11-2001, 07:53 AM   #4
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1999 Top Scoob #4
Satin White Pearl


New RS-

Narrower wheels
No scoops (buy a hood if going turbo)
No sunroof
No fogs
Stiffer chassis
New look (subjective)
Nicer interior.
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Old 06-11-2001, 10:05 AM   #5
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I bought a MY01 because I didn't like the looks of the MY02. The round headlights just don't do it for me. When I think of Subarus and their rallying legacy, I don't see round headlights. The MY01 looks more agressive (IMNSHO) with the "old" headlights and the (non-functional in stock form) hood scoop/vents.

Besides, I saved over $4K buying used - $4K that I plan to put back into the car with some performance mods. Plus, JaiMax nailed it right. Good luck finding a MY01 5 speed manual - I think I got the last one in Utah.

WRX? Nice. Plus, you get a 1-year SCCA membership so you can really (legally) drive that little rocket. $25K price tag? Too rich for me.
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