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Old 10-25-2000, 07:54 PM   #1
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Post Review- new turbo vs. old

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Old 10-25-2000, 08:18 PM   #2
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Sounds like our little Imprezas have all grown up.
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Old 10-25-2000, 08:30 PM   #3
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Yea. although I know there is little correlation, it makes me more inclined to grab an L on closeout intead of waiting for the '02 (can't swing the turbo anyway )
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Old 10-26-2000, 02:12 PM   #4
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The shove-in-the-back acceleration of the Turbo, the noise of the rushing air and the exhaust's bark have gone.
Same thing happened when the second gen dsm came out. And after driving the first and second gen, the second gen felt slower even thought the numbers were the same. Bummer
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Old 10-26-2000, 03:19 PM   #5
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"Despite the WRX weighing 150kg more than its predecessor, Subaru claims it is faster when accelerating from 0-60mph, knocking 0.4 of a second from the old model's 6.3 seconds sprint time."

Hmmm . . . 5.9 seconds? That seems a tad faster than I have previously read.

Ohhh ohhh - I'm getting goosepimply!
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Old 10-26-2000, 04:48 PM   #6
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Lazy, predictable journalism for which I have little patience. I've read this kind of review many times already. I've heard a stock Turbo with a stock UK-spec exhaust start up, and it's just a car starting up with a nice exhaust note - AutoExpress's article made it sound like they were comparing the WRX to a goddamn 400 bhp WRC special.

And I have never, ever, ever seen a Turbo (or a WRX for that matter) cruising meekly at 70 mph - so what if 70 mph is at 2,800 rpm?

As to the noise - the limitations are primarily incurred by governmental noise regs. Ever hear a new Ferrari start up? It makes the hairs of the back of your neck go to sleep. Perhaps one should consider the big picture when comparing a 10 year old car with a new one...

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