I drove the hell out of a STi today (test drive)

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by DefBringer, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. DefBringer

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    Dealer wanted me to get on it, so I did.

    I can pretty much sum it up like this:

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    Anybody that pays $8g's over a "regular" WRX for this car is a fool. I was completely, horribly unimpressed. It's loud and obnoxious. It is for people who like amazing brute strength (and it is powerful) but don't care for much finesse in the process. Excellent grippy tires but the transient handling of the car just sucked, it is no more nimble than a regular WRX. The hood-cowl shaking was atrocious...I thought it was just Internet Whiners making much ado about nothing. Boy was I wrong! Even at 45 mph on a smooth road the damn thing is constantly flexing up and down although I didn't notice the rear spoiler flexing much like people have said. Gauges are NICE, way better than Evo or stock WRX.

    They have a blue one with gold rims for $32k and they called me seven times throughout the day trying to get me away from the Mitsu and Mazda dealerships. They called at 5:30 and said if I came in before 7 they'd make me an amazing deal on the car. I told them flat out I wasn't interested. They asked me why I wasn't interested and I told them that the car was just simply overpriced. They begged me to come in on Monday and "sit down with them" before I buy something else, that they would "make an amazing deal for me".

    So if anybody out there wants an STi, go buy a WRX and put $4000 in suspension and engine mods into it and you'll have a better car. WRX is a bargain for $25,000 or less. The STi is a ripoff for $32,000.

    Immediately after the STi test drive I hopped in for a final Evo test drive and was just blown away how much more fun that car is to drive. And it doesn't just plow plow plow plow to the outside on every damn turn like the STi. God I hate understeer!!
     
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    so buy a fucking evo already.
     
  4. Captain D.N.

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    so are you finally gettin the evo???
     
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    its too bad the evo is butt ugly :hs:
     
  7. Are you buying the EVO for sure?
     
  8. DefBringer

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    I'm waiting to say I did until I can post pics. Its all down to price now. I'm saying $28,000 they're saying that's under invoice. I say they're full of shit, they get a $1500 rebate for selling '03 cars now. :hs:

    We're $800 apart.
     
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    Every AWD car suffers from some level of understeer - although I have heard far more people complaining about it in the STi than the Evo.
     
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  11. wikdSTi

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    Too bad your getting an EVO cause my STi has killer power, great handling and now that ive had it for about 5 months the hood or the wing wobble like they did at first. I dont know what noises you heard mine makes now noise except that obe sound....what is it???the whining of a turbo. Too each hius own.
     
  12. VBGOD

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    Did the STi feel faster? As in, faster from point A to point B in a straight line?
     
  13. dmora

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    :cool: Get anything BUT an RX8.
     
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  15. DefBringer

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    No question, it is a goddamned beast. That powerplant is amazing. Unfortunately, it makes a loud racket (and not a good racket) in the process.

    wikdsti - I am not trying to knock your car. It is unquestionably a better-built car than the Mitsu, it just doesn't aim for what I'm looking for in the car and is just too much money.
     
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    So which dealer finally agreed to let you drive the Sti?
     
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  18. VBGOD

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    So it's ugly power? Does it sound like it's going to break if you push it?
     
  19. DefBringer

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    Jack Miller Subaru in Olathe, KS

    They really let me get on it. I feathered the shit out of the clutch going from a stoplight onto the highway. :o :big grin:
     
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  21. DefBringer

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    I wouldn't say "break" it just doesn't sound "correct" like the rx-8 or even my Supra. I feel like one of the pistons is not in synch with the others or something...I'm just not used to boxer engines I guess.
     
  22. DefBringer

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    HOLY SHIT I DID NOT REALIZE I WAS MAKING THIS THREAD FOR ANY OTHER REASON THAN TO REVIEW A CAR!

    :uh:
     
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    :cool:

    Are you still going with McCarthy for the Evo? The only dealership in Olathe I have any experience with is Ancona.
     
  25. VBGOD

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    Yeah... I know what you mean... Certain cars sound better when pushed hard.
     

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