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WRX's SUCK

Man, I hate the WRX- I'm traveling 55ish in my car when I notice a new(er) blue WRX riding next to me. Cute blonde gives "the look" and an leaves me in a torrent of dust and windwash. I dropped to 3rd to pursue but....100 is too fast for me and I think she was doing closer to 130 anyways.
Man, I hate WRX's- I think I want one.
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They are a very good performance bargain for 25K... that being said, I would never buy one I mean, think of the used Porsche you could get for $25K!!!!

(typical Porschephile thought process)
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Yeah, those are nice little cars. One of my friend drives one. It's quicker than it should be. I saw the new STi the other day, it looked really great - the new models have ditched the bug eyes.

yeah, i want one too.
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i think i would invest $25K in a 968.
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If I wanted a reasonably-priced all-weather daily driver, the WRX would be close to perfect.
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guys,

I currently drive and race both a 944S2 and a wrx and I can tell you the wrx is faster and easier to drive but the Porsche is much more rewarding when you get it right.



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The wrx you drove is an older model. The chasis that's out now is a whole lot stiffer, which to me means a whole lot more fun.

I'm considering a wrx (possibly STi) in the next few months. I will agree that a 944 can be more thrilling, the WRX (I've never driven an STi) still offers a completely different kind of driving experience. Hanging the tail out on that car is just so good to the senses! And compared to my open diffed and modified 951, pulling into traffic and/or coming out of tighter 1st/2nd gear turns is clearly superior in the WRX. Stock brakes for the US are pretty sub par, and the suspension needs some work but for the money I think it's still a very good buy. Standard side air bags, brake force dist. abs, 6cd changer, etc. don't hurt either.

I will turbocharge a 968 someday, but I'd rather have a WRX first. At least that's what I think now, still haven't decided.
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sweet cars down under!

Are wrx sti's only just made legal in the states or something?? The talk on the american boards lately is like they only just came out. Not sure about aussie but going for a drive down the road for here in NZ the make up is roughly this (not including trucks, vans, SUV's):

9/50 cars are GT/RS Legacy wagons-sedans seem to be rare
6/50 cars are wrx, of which one would be sti
5/50 cars are some type of evo or evo kitted GSR
10/50 cars are R32/33/34 skylines, most are GTE,GTS25, GTS-T and some time- say once a week i see a GTR
8/50 is some kind of hot 'micellaneous' wagon like a libero, caldena, accord or magna
5/50 would be a hot hatch of some type- Corolla FXGT's, De Tomaso Charade, lots of Starlet GT's, Civics
5/50 cars would be run of the mill family car
2/50 cars would be european.

im lucky if i see 2 american cars a day
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Hey mad924

What about the good old Holden Comodore or Ford Falcon?
And lets not forget about the Sylvia's (cough cough)
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the new wrx are stiffer but also 150-200kg heavier, and some say uglier or their term is 'fugly'.

The new/old wrx is a natural understeerer, unless you are on dirt it is next to impossible to hang the tail out with any attitude, it usually goes like this understeer, understeer, then snap oversteer...

I would say the 944 require a bit more skill to drive fast and the wrx will mask a bad driver very well. the wrx is basically 'a point and squirt' weapon on the track, you point it through the corner and just squirt the loud pedals. with the 4wd it has can get going out of corner (especially slow corner) very quickly as compare to the rwd 944.

There are a lot of reasons to buy a wrx here in Australia it is less than a quarter of the price of a 911 can could get very close to a 911 on most track.
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Hey mad924

What about the good old Holden Comodore or Ford Falcon?
And lets not forget about the Sylvia's (cough cough)
commodores and falcons come under family wagons!! _b albeit fast, big heavy ones

I forgot about 2 door coupes- sylvias, integras, 200sx/180sx, rx7's, preludes, etc. They can slice a '2' off the skylines i guess
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The WRX may be fast/quick but they'll never have what a Porsche has;

Character, class, and tradition (almost sounds too "stuffy").
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btw the track the of the wrx photo is Philip Island circuit where the Australian round of MotoGP and Superbike are held.
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I thought MadMax drove a Ford Falcon XGB? Thats didn't look much like a station wagon to me.
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OK finally an area I can provide some input in! I'm a Subaru Parts Manager, and involved in MSPT.net, A Subaru performance modification company! The WRX has incredible potential! with exhaust upgrades, turbo upgrades, computer remapping, and so on.
The new STI we are getting here in the states isn't the 2.0 turbo the rest of the world is getting, it's a 2.5 turbo rated at 300 hp! and 300 ft lb of torque!
We should be getting them in the next couple of months. Can't wait to drive it!

That all said, I still drive a 944
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Dogs - Don't forget - you're comparing a 15 year old P-car with a brand new WRX - There is a lot to be said for improvements in technology over the years. Also, don't forget the "Grassroots Motorsports" article where a new Honda minivan beat a Porshc 356 around the track by 3 seconds!!! You have to admit - advances in manufacturing have made all cars a lot better. But ya just don't get to cuss while fixing something, and in the case of the Triumph TR-6, you don't get the excitement generated when going around a sharp corner at speed, on a pitch black night, when your FREAKING LIGHTS GOT OFF!!! (Lucas - Prince of Darkness).

We drive what we drive because we like what we drive.

How else can I explain the 1952 BMW motorcycle, the 1973 Triumph TR-6, the 1977 Harley-Davidson CR-1000 Cafe Racer, the 1981 Honda XL600R Duel Sport bike, the 1984 Porsche 944, the 1985 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbodiesel, the 1992 Firebird, the 1995 Dodge Ram 2500 w/ Cummins Turbodiesel, and the riding garden tractor!

Besides, it's a lot cooler to say "I drive a Porsche" than to say "I drive a Subaru"
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I could have used a 4x4 this winter, but I would like to know how these WRX's will hold up over time?
Heck, I know of a sweet 94 968 cab for sale at $24,500 that looks like new....Seems like a better way to go now that spring has sprung!
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i def want one of these! ever since i visted AUS i want a modded out HSV ute too. luckylucky aussies.

P.S. the new monaro is comin soon tho so a little bit of the commodore will be here
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complete standard 2000 wrx in action

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