Originally Posted by psinuse
The STi is Suabrus flagship car, like the Vette is to GM, so of course it's going to have all the best stuff. Truth is though when are you going to use the big brakes, or stiffer suspension in everyday driving. Truth be told I wouldn't buy the STi unless you were going to be racing the car on a serious basis all the time. Nothing against the STi, but most people will never use the full potential of the car and to me that's just a waste, when you could save yourself some cash and be just as happy with the WRX with a few bolt ons and a good tune.
I completely agree with this post, (I was trying to let this post die because it has sooo many bogus facts in it
). Again, the only reason I ever said anything at all is because, saying the STI doesn't have anything on the WRX is like saying the GT doesn't have anything on the base model. It's just silly. I completely agree you probably get more bang for your buck with the WRX, but it is NOT a faster car, in any sense of the word, unless you consider (shaving .1 second off because of an extra shift faster),without a little TLC. Again, ALL, I was saying is there IS a reason it is more expensive. Is it worth it? Maybe to someone, obviously not to most the readers that are posting in this thread, which is fine, again I was correcting the statement. And the, "any mag driver driving it faster" statement is simply not true, maybe getting it to 60 faster, or possibly getting it around a short track, were you shave a few seconds off from a gear or two. However, the STI has much more "track friendly" gear ratios, unless were talking drag strip "track", which I am not. I have seen several, 10+, where they have driven the WRX on the same race track as the STI and the STIi usually will outrun it by 5-10 seconds, these are 3 minute + actual race tracks. Not to mention Subaru testing at Neurenberg is considerably faster in an STI, again....do I think the WRX can be made to go just as fast as the STI? Probably, but to get, better tranny, limited slip, dccd, bigger brakes, stiffer suspension with beefier sway bars, you are going to pay for it, 8g's worth? Perhaps not, but again, it was not a WRX bashing post...
Please let it die!
Apologies for the extra long messy post, but we gotta stop filling peoples heads with bogus facts!