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Old 27 Oct 2009, 08:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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posted this on another well known subaru forum and got bugger all response so here it goes .......hi guys i had years ago a 2002 bug eye wrx ecu remaped it air filter and gave it a hayward and scott exhaust , loved every second of it, since then i had a bmw m coupe and now i have a skyline r34 gtr which dont get me wrong i love but when driving it i dont feel i can push it in the same way as the subau im gutted to be honest i really do love the car to bits , bit of a dream car be honest ..

recently ive been looking more and more at the brand new sti's theres something about them i really like and want to know if they've kept the old subaru driving feel which i loved about my old bug eye wrx

and help and info much apreciated
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 08:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Firstly...Welcome


Secondly,you went from Scoob to Beemer but you returned to Japgood man



As far as i know,having not Driven a new STi as yet,the drivability is atill as good as the previous models,a friend has one as a courtesy car when his classic was in for servicing,he managed to knock up 300 miles in a day,he loved it,only thing he wasn't sure about was the "I-drive" thingy,but,apart from that he couldn't fault it in anyway..
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 08:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hi and thankyou for the welcome , yeah i went for the beemer because its about the only one out there which is a true drivers car the z3 m coupe non conv very tail happy e46 m3 engined 343 bhp in a tiny bread van
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 08:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Z3 is a little bit of a strange device,bit like the Z4 in a way but the 4 is crap,drove a mates,he said it was like driving a Capri,long bonnet etc,so i slapped him for that comment..
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 08:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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soooo...... any info on the new sti really dont know anything about them and want to lol
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 11:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 12:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi mate,

Not driven one but must admit they have grown on me and may consider one as my next car, unless I have the money for an RA-R (or GT-r of course). In terms of real performance they have got rave reviews here in Japan, consistently beating the Evo's in every test I have seen. I can tell you from personal experience they are bloody quick too.
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 12:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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They are said to be a more 'comfortable' ride than previous sti's but with more body roll due to softened ride , probably made for a wider range of buyers in mind i.e the american market.

But i've never driven one so cannot really comment
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 12:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i've had a test thrash, sorry drive, in one of the new sti's. wasn;t overly impressed tbh, the drive wasn't as precise as my classic, gearchanges were way to quick and didn't seem to pull as well, although it was giving away about 30+bhp and prob 200kg.

if your looking for driveability and feel then classic is by far your best option
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 12:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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if your looking for driveability and feel then classic is by far your best option
Have to disagree. If you have the cash to spend on a new shape STi then you can easily afford a JDM Hawkeye STi (possible a Spec C or even a litchfield which are plenty raw) which is the route I would take if I wasn't buying the hatch. Classics are awesome, but they are old cars now and will suffer from all the issues older cars suffer from and they are nowhere near as comfortable as the newer cars.
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 01:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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INTERESTING THANKS GUYS
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 01:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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are the spec c and litchfield ones import only?
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 06:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Classics are awesome, but they are old cars now and will suffer from all the issues older cars suffer from and they are nowhere near as comfortable as the newer cars.
Totally agree
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Old 28 Oct 2009, 11:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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are the spec c and litchfield ones import only?
Yes they are. I believe the Litchfield cars are based on the Spec C (JDM only). They then tune them quite significantly to make some very quick cars.
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Old 28 Oct 2009, 11:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
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