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Old 07-09-2019, 02:32 PM   #51
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Yeah, only been driving manuals since 1992. And the 2.0t Accords are hitting 60 in about 5.7 where as the WRX about 5.5. From a roll, neither is under 6 seconds.
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Old 07-09-2019, 02:51 PM   #52
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Yeah, only been driving manuals since 1992. And the 2.0t Accords are hitting 60 in about 5.7 where as the WRX about 5.5. From a roll, neither is under 6 seconds.
Damn, that's not bad, but its still considerably slower than any of the turbo Subaru line up, plus it has no soul..

Displacement: 122 cu in, 1996 cc
Power: 252 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 273 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm


TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual

Curb weight: 3276 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 6.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 15.3 sec
Zero to 120 mph: 21.8 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 7.0 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 10.8 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 7.6 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 14.7 sec @ 98 mph
Top speed (gov limited): 125 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 164 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad*: 0.87 g
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:27 PM   #53
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Oh for Pete's sake, I'm not trying to sell anyone on the benefits of a Honda Accord. Start at post #47 and go from there if you want to understand why I even brought up an Accord in the first place.
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:37 PM   #54
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Yeah, only been driving manuals since 1992. And the 2.0t Accords are hitting 60 in about 5.7 where as the WRX about 5.5. From a roll, neither is under 6 seconds.
FWD is still FWD
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:00 PM   #55
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FFS, this forum is hilarious. Show me where I told a single person Accords were better than WRX's, or you should buy one. Reading is fundamental. People should read threads before they post an answer to a single post in a vacuum.

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Old 07-09-2019, 04:10 PM   #56
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HAHAHA! Many sleepers out there…I don’t race anyone, I usually just pass people slowly and if they accelerate then I make my engine roar … lol! Roar. With that said, when I go out “spirited driving”, I am usually trolling cars. I get behind them and stay behind until they give up and slow down.

I have done this to a few fast cars. People that drive many of this “Fast” cars will never know or even get close to use the full performance of their cars, of course you may encounter the “one person”, but still 30k vs 60-70k.

Usually when they hit 100 plus they will get scared and just move to the left.

Driving in the highway with other cars, the performance difference between me and a “faster” is very minimal…I know some of you will probably laughed and question this, but try it… you will keep up…and take their self-esteem away very fast. Making them questioned their purchase.

But don’t be surprised if a Honda accord do the same to you…

Also don’t speed that’s breaking the law…and you could hurt someone.
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:20 PM   #57
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Yeah, only been driving manuals since 1992. And the 2.0t Accords are hitting 60 in about 5.7 where as the WRX about 5.5. From a roll, neither is under 6 seconds.
Maybe you can get a Cobb AP and flash your WRX? ..get the most out of your car.

I have a Stage1+ on my 19 WRX Limited and it is considerably faster than the current gen Accord Sport.
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:56 PM   #58
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Love...




I keep upgrading for the latest and greatest. Growing up in AK, AWD is always a great idea too.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:20 AM   #59
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Maybe you can get a Cobb AP and flash your WRX? ..get the most out of your car.

I have a Stage1+ on my 19 WRX Limited and it is considerably faster than the current gen Accord Sport.
How many times do I have to explain I did not say Accords are faster, better, or anyone should buy one? Does anyone actually read before they post anymore? The entire context of my post was completely lost on you, and the last three people to respond, because none of you bothered to read the thread before you posted. It's really no wonder WRX drivers have a rep for being flat brim sporting vape puffing derps.

The conversation was actually about the WRXs mistaken reputation for being a "speed monster." (not my words) A few people were saying it's because of the scoop. What I added to the conversation was simply that when the WRX was brought to the U.S. in 2001 it was nearly as fast as many cars 15-20k more expensive than it, such as the Audi S4. So the reputation of being a quick car was earned and valid at one point. BUT, and big BUT, over the years cars such as the S4 have gotten faster (and more expensive), while the WRX has not. Nowadays, out of the box, it is barely faster than cars such as the turbo Accord. So it's reputation is more due to the past than the present. This is all fact. And has literally nothing to do with how long I've been driving or accessports.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:07 PM   #60
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Forgot to take your vitamins?
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:39 AM   #61
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No, did you forget to put on your glasses and read the thread before you replied to me? Because your reply had literally nothing to do with what I was saying. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:55 AM   #62
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How many times do I have to explain I did not say Accords are faster, better, or anyone should buy one?

The conversation was actually about the WRXs mistaken reputation for being a "speed monster." (not my words)
LOL! I am sure people here are just trying to get in your head...

Speed monster, speed beast, speed king/queen, Fast car...all the same.

the reality is, at this point people that don't care or have no knowledge of cars, will make an assumption that the WRX is a super car or "speed monster"...I really don't care, love my WRX!!!

But back to the topic...I love Subaru, I will get a Subaru again (if they don't get consumed by Toyota)...

Subaru Nation all the way! (exhaled vapor!!!)
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:58 AM   #63
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Funny I made this thread recently, and yesterday the automatic transmission in my 03 bmw 540i basically takes a crap. The force is telling me to go back to subaru.

I commute 3 days per week, alternating with 4 days per week. 38 miles easy smooth highway driving each way.

Do I make the smart/grown up decision and get an economical honda/toyota/mazda, comfortable SUV or economy sedan/hatch? Electric car? Model 3?

Or do I listen to the devil and get a 2019 STI
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:22 AM   #64
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I've only owned one subaru - my current 2018 WRX - but we are looking at trading the 2012 Sonata 2.0T for a Crosstrek.

We are lucky to have a really awesome dealership here. We compared the Crosstrek to the Honda HRV, CRV and Toyota Rav4 and CH-R. The Crosstrek was just better. It drove better and the option of eyesight on the base level trim is awesome.

I love my WRX. I've modded it the right way and have a great tuner. It's just a blast to drive. Bad day, boring day, whatever.... mood is instantly lifted after a 10-15 min spirited drive.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:33 AM   #65
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Funny I made this thread recently, and yesterday the automatic transmission in my 03 bmw 540i basically takes a crap. The force is telling me to go back to subaru.

I commute 3 days per week, alternating with 4 days per week. 38 miles easy smooth highway driving each way.

Do I make the smart/grown up decision and get an economical honda/toyota/mazda, comfortable SUV or economy sedan/hatch? Electric car? Model 3?

Or do I listen to the devil and get a 2019 STI
Listen to the devil.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:00 AM   #66
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I had no desire for another Subaru after 2007 until they made a RWD one. I enjoyed my twin for 4 years but then decided to get a motorcycle. I haven’t had my twin for a year and I miss it because the motorcycle rarely gets ridden due to weather, school drop off, etc... my twin was daily drivable. I made the wrong call getting rid of it. I don’t have any desire for anything else in the lineup, though.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:38 AM   #67
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Or do I listen to the devil and get a 2019 STI
You won't regret it. The STI is basically everything a sports car for street should be.. especially if you're into J-cars from 20-30 yrs ago. I'm not a sedan guy at all, but on the VA I don't care. My STI is awesome.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:31 AM   #68
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Do I make the smart/grown up decision and get an economical honda/toyota/mazda, comfortable SUV or economy sedan/hatch? Electric car? Model 3?

Or do I listen to the devil and get a 2019 STI
You can choose to put a little fun into your commute or be like most every other commuter who doesn't even grasp the concept.


Back when I still had a day job, there were days when the drive home - always in a car that was chosen for fun-to-drive over economics or popularity among other commuters - was just the mental CTRL-ALT-DEL reset I needed.


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Old 07-13-2019, 05:56 PM   #69
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i probably won't come back because these things are pain in the ass to work on, and they ALWAYS need work.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:34 PM   #70
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You won't regret it. The STI is basically everything a sports car for street should be.. especially if you're into J-cars from 20-30 yrs ago. I'm not a sedan guy at all, but on the VA I don't care. My STI is awesome.
I have driven many more powerful cars, but the STI is probably one the most rewarding cars you can buy on the market today. I am a fan for life. WRX needs a little a bit of love out of the box but the VA chassis is a great place to start.
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:18 PM   #71
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You can choose to put a little fun into your commute or be like most every other commuter who doesn't even grasp the concept.


Back when I still had a day job, there were days when the drive home - always in a car that was chosen for fun-to-drive over economics or popularity among other commuters - was just the mental CTRL-ALT-DEL reset I needed.


Norm
Agree 100%. I took a job that had a long commute (40+ miles each way) 10 years ago. Life is too short to spend that much time in a car that is no fun or that you don't enjoy. For me, the economical choice would be something like a Toyota Prius or Nissan Leaf. However, driving one of those would be so soul-crushingly horrible to me that I would likely just want to hand over my drivers license and give up commuting altogether. Even when I don't want to go to work, I look forward to the drive because it's in my WRX. Otherwise, there are several occasions where I would just want to pull a Peter Gibbons and "just... stop going."
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Old 07-14-2019, 04:27 PM   #72
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Well, i had my ‘18 Limited for about ~4,000 miles when I was rear-ended, totaled out my car. (Other guys fault, he was ticketed)

So, at my wife’s urging I went with a full size sedan. ‘18 Nissan Maxima SR Midnight Edition. It truly is a luxury/near-luxury sedan. Decent performance for a large sub-$40K vehicle.

After owning the max for 9 months, I’m about to trade it in another wrx.

The wrx is a drivers car. (Manual transmission)
It’s response to the right, middle, and left pedals are unparalleled by just about everything else under $40k.

It always made me smile to drive.
I want to smile again when I drive.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:53 PM   #73
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i probably won't come back because these things are pain in the ass to work on, and they ALWAYS need work.
Compared to other manufacturers they're a cake walk to work on.
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:48 PM   #74
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I consider this my first Subaru even though I've owned an 2002 Subaru Forester as a winter beater.

Different from the BMW E60 M5 and 370Z I've owned but I can now see why my buddy has owned 4 STI's and recently sold his 2016 M5 for one, didn't at first but I get it now.

The perfect blend of rawness and much improved refinement out there. First time with AWD and I love that its very mechanical and I got a manual that is butter to shift.

I have a kid but still enjoy the drive and tuning, this blends it all beautifully, Subaru may have a lifer now
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:08 PM   #75
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Compared to other manufacturers they're a cake walk to work on.
Maybe, but I swear to god every time I go to replace something there's 3 other things in the way. That's exactly what I was pissed about when I posted that lol
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