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View Poll Results: Which Tuner Platform did you jump to after owning a WRX or STi?
GTI or Golf R 6 9.09%
Type-R 2 3.03%
GT-R 2 3.03%
MazdaSpeed 1 1.52%
EcoBoost 1 1.52%
RS 3/5 2 3.03%
911 3 4.55%
Cayman 1 1.52%
AMG C43/63 1 1.52%
Another WRX/STi 22 33.33%
American Muscle 6 9.09%
Another Suby, non-WRX/STi 4 6.06%
None of the above, but still a tuner car 9 13.64%
Got out of the tuner game altogether 6 9.09%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-24-2021, 11:32 AM   #76
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Picked it up? I am curious to hear how you like it going from STI. Please post feedback here once you have had a chance to drive it around a bit.

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Old 09-24-2021, 12:50 PM   #77
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You got a new car?
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Picked it up? I am curious to hear how you like it going from STI. Please post feedback here once you have had a chance to drive it around a bit.
I've put a little over 1000 miles on it thus far.
Initially I was really, really not liking it going from an STI.
Obviously the transmission was my first issue, I've daily'd a manual for 15 years now so it was really hard going to an auto.
Then the next issue was just the super connected driving feel of that STI. Everything from the steering to the suspension and the lightness of the vehicle in general. Also the exhaust note was great and it is just a fantastic car for somebody that wants to sacrifice comfort for an awesome driving feel.

My first week or so I was seriously considering waiting until they announce the new STI (whenever the hell they are actually doing that) and just trading it in.

Now however I will admit there are some nice things about making that transition considering I drive 70 miles daily.
It is definitely a smoother ride, interior of course is on a whole different level. I would still prefer a manual but I'm not hating an auto, especially in the morning when I'm just tired. The dual clutch auto is nice I'll admit, I've never driven a dual clutch auto other than my buddies new BMW a few weeks ago but that was just for a test drive. The paddle shifting is kind of cool and I do actually use it sometimes only because that is the only method of forcing an auto to hold a 'higher' gear if you floor it. The shift speed and force is nice and makes it feel more connected than older crappy regular autos that just feel mushy.

I will admit the power is pretty darn good. I didn't think it would be quicker than my STI because of it's weight but even with the weight it is darn fast. The twin turbos spool insanely fast, I feel like at 2500 rpm or so it will go from zero boost to full boost in a half second or something.

The exhaust note is not cool however. It even has a valved muffler with a quiet side and a loud side that you can control, but it's idiotic and the loud side is barely any different.
No clue how they screwed that one up but I'm definitely going to have to look into aftermarket mufflers with the valve function once something comes out for the 22's

All in all it's a cool car, much more refined, but if my STI didn't get wrecked I would not have sold it to get this. I just didn't want to get the same STI all over again and Subaru just can't seem to figure out how to update that model and start selling the damn things.
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Old 09-24-2021, 01:25 PM   #78
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Kia Stinger GT has an 8 speed torque converter automatic, not a dual clutch. It is the A8R50/A8TR1.

The 8 speed dual clutch transmission is used in the Veloster N and Elantra N.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._transmissions
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Old 09-24-2021, 01:57 PM   #79
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hmmm, I could have sworn I read that in a spec sheet.
Well, at any rate the shifting is quick and the torque converter fortunately doesn't feel mushy like some do where you can hit the gas and the rpm's climb before the actual car moves with it
This feels much tighter. The mushy auto feel is what I hate about autos
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Old 09-24-2021, 01:57 PM   #80
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hmmm, I could have sworn I read that in a spec sheet.
Well, at any rate the shifting is quick and the torque converter fortunately doesn't feel mushy like some do where you can hit the gas and the rpm's climb before the actual car moves with it
This feels much tighter. The mushy auto feel is what I hate about autos
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Old 09-24-2021, 07:11 PM   #81
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Gen3 BH Wagon w/ BE5 running gear
02' WRX

But still have my Holden VE SS ute for the real power
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Old 09-24-2021, 07:12 PM   #82
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Old 09-26-2021, 11:20 AM   #83
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Started with an:

05 WRX to a...
01 525i to a...
16 WRX to a...
19 STi to a...
21 Giulia

Miss the 05 the most!
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Old 09-26-2021, 11:11 PM   #84
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Went from
2009 WRX to
2014 Audi S4 to
2017 BMW M3 to
2020 STI

Great to be back

2000 Civic Si
2002 S2000 with a 1994 240SX beater
2004 WRB STI
2006 RX-8 worst decision ever and still regret it
2006-07 IS250 ex took it
1996 Honda Accord no AC, weird thing is, it was one of my favorites after life crashed on me
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Old 10-01-2021, 03:24 PM   #85
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1995 Toyota Supra NA. Slow
1994 Supra TT Straight line speed, dated chassis/brakes/suspension
1999 BMW M coupe Badass
2004 Subaru STi Decent. Rugged, reliable, hard suspension.
2008 Mazdaspeed3 Torque steer, FWD deal breaker'
2003/2013 BMW M3 Vanos problems. Annoyin' to drive
2001 M5 V8 sound good. Highway bomber. Vanos problems
2015 Porsche 911 C2S Badass. She was a goodun'. Not perfect
2015 Subaru WRX Grunt worker. Reliable. Beater. Rugged. Loyal
2003 540i M sport Highway bomber, cruiser. 145k motor death
Alfa Quadrifoglio Automotive Epiphany

Alfa's the keeper and #1. 2nd favorite is the 2015 WRX. Gonna get one of these hog-faced 2022 models comin' out as a beater side kick. WRX took all the dirty work. She never saw a garage, I treated er' rough. Got slapped around quite a lot and just kept on comin' back. Love bug season, oh boy I'm tellin' ya never saw a warsh xcept' for the rain.
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Old 10-01-2021, 03:35 PM   #86
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I guess I can respond to this thread now! Went from a '19 "Stage 2 + Flex" WRX Limited (RIP) to a 60k mile, single-owner, and bone stock base 2010 STi. Not even a USB port in this thing, and I have some work to do but man is this car a blast to drive!
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Old 10-06-2021, 02:00 PM   #87
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1998 Infiniti Q45
2004 Toyota 4Runner (only for a few months)
2012 Toyota Corolla
1998 BMW 323i Convertible
2018 Subaru WRX
2011 BMW E93 335i Convertible

Last two are my current cars. Still considering a switch fully into a F8x or G8x M3/M4, but by far the WRX is most fun and would definitely keep if I had more parking space.
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Old 10-06-2021, 02:00 PM   #88
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1998 Infiniti Q45
2004 Toyota 4Runner (only for a few months)
2012 Toyota Corolla
1998 BMW 323i Convertible
2018 Subaru WRX
2011 BMW E93 335i Convertible

Last two are my current cars. Still considering a switch fully into a F8x or G8x M3/M4, but by far the WRX is most fun and would definitely keep if I had more parking space.
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Old 10-07-2021, 07:46 PM   #89
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Put 15,000 miles on a 19' STI, got rid of it, and then bought a low mileage 02 S2000. The driving experience is night and day. I must admit that I would consider purchasing another WRX in the future as a daily though.
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Old 10-20-2021, 11:05 PM   #90
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1998 Infiniti Q45
2004 Toyota 4Runner (only for a few months)
2012 Toyota Corolla
1998 BMW 323i Convertible
2018 Subaru WRX
2011 BMW E93 335i Convertible

Last two are my current cars. Still considering a switch fully into a F8x or G8x M3/M4, but by far the WRX is most fun and would definitely keep if I had more parking space.
if the WRX and the e93 are your favorites, dont go F8x +, they are boring AF compared to both of your currents, everything is electronic and the normal driving experience is rather numbing and disconnected. I had an M4 and after the initial new car love phase, i realized I kind of hated it.
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