test drive

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Spot, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Spot

    Spot New Member

    we got a voucher for up to $5k from the Subaru dealer that i bought my WRX and she bought her Forester from so i decided to go check out the STi's. i was hoping that, with the voucher and my trade-in, i'd be sitting in a new car soon. it wasn't meant to be this time out. they low-balled me on the trade-in and didn't take a lot off the sticker price (no, i wasn't suprised at that)
    anyway, i got to take one of those beasts out for a test drive. those cars boarder on stupid-fast. pulled out of the dealer and looked at the speed, i was over 60 and was only in 3rd with 3 gears to go. took it out on the interstate and it wound up to 100 with no effort what-so-ever and still had a gear to go. :eek2:
    Diana would not like being in that car with me unless i got a right side brake installed.
    i have wanted one of these since they first announced their intention of selling them here. now i REALLY want one. if there is anything that will get me to work a 2nd job, this is it.
    unless of course someone has a couple of grand they aren't using.... ;)
    STI link
     
  2. Mirlyn

    Mirlyn rebmeM

    I like the looks of the WRX's....I think they'd be pretty damn fun for a drive-to-work car. :D
     
  3. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    You realize that little 2.5L is rated at 300 horse????? JESUS H Christ
     
  4. Spot

    Spot New Member

    yup
    and 300 lb/ft of torque too. :D
    my WRX corners like its on rails. i didn't get to drive the STi in any twisties, but with the suspension/brake upgrades, it must be a LOT of fun...
     
  5. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Scary as hell, you mean. I had a 1.8l Loyale, and that thing spun up as fast as any V6 I've driven.
     
  6. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Member

    Flat 4 will do that. Low C/G of the flat 4 also helps it corner better. ;)
     
  7. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Hitting that little red button made cornering sweet.
     
  8. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Member

    I didn't know you went with the 'giggle juice', prof...
     
  9. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    I didn't get that one.
     
  10. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Member

    Nitrous...Laughing gas...NOS...
     
  11. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Negative. The red button was the 4wd. Although
     
  12. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Member

    Of course, you can always get that James Bond ejection seat installed...
     
  13. Kruz

    Kruz Moderator Staff Member


    not bad.. almost 5 years for a reply :beerbang:
     
  14. paul_valaru

    paul_valaru New Member

    the red button on the wrx sprays water onto the intercooler so you get a little boost.
     
  15. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    You're driving now?
     

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