As quoted in magazines that test the STI "Supercar performance at a bargin price"CloNeGTS said:Everytime....someone has to bring out the "if we spent 50k" comment.....
I don't care what you spend on any car, each of the supercars is exactly what it is....a supercar. No Impreza will feel like a Z06, or a 911 GT2...you name it.
Enjoy our car for what it is...an amazing car. But don't go discounting the supercars of the world. They have their status for a reason.
I can't comment on the interior, but I certainly can take exception to the idea that the STi unquestionably outperforms a C5 in autocross. Let's look at car classification. The STi and Evo VIII are classed in AS. A C5 (97+) Corvette is classed in SS, and the C4 (84-96) is in AS. How about results? SS 2002 nationals results. The 2001 C5 Corvette is dominating, with the first non-Corvette being an E46 M3 in 29th place. There is no chance at all that the STi outperforms this car in Autox, unless it is pouring down rain. Looking at the AS 2002 nationals results we see that the C4 Corvette is dominating just as much -- the only non-Corvette entered got 21st place. I've seen an M-coupe on the course, and they go really fast -- it was no match for the Corvettes.y2ks2k said:Our interiour is nicer and the Sti out preforms a C5 vette on the track, AutoX and drag strip.
Well said, many Supra owners have this very problem because they can pull 1000hp on the stock motor and then think they are God. I love the STI but there is no way I can say it'll waste or be 100x better then a corvette... ESPECIALLY a z06. Who cares about interior? When it comes to sport cars hopefully you dont let the interior be your main decision. I'd hate to have the STI get in the Supra's shadow when it comes to being the best of the best (or snobby). I've seen numerous 800hp Supras not even acknowledge other people just because they dont have a really fast Supra/Car. Its retarded and idiotic. Gives people like us who drive simple NA supras bad names because everyone thinks Im goin to be an ### just because I drive one. Just remember... there is ALWAYS a faster car/better car out there, so dont act like yours is the God's gift and just enjoy it for what it is, otherwise you'll never be happy with what you have.CloNeGTS said:Yes....I have been in Vette's...many of them. I haven't had the pleasure of being in a Z06 yet, but if it is what they say it is.....there is no comparison. If you say that our car can feel like a Vette....I rest my case because you don't know of what you speak. Go to an autox sometime, and find the seasoned drivers who have Corvettes. A new model Corvette, in the hands of a real driver, is an amazing car. Bottom line.
Compare our interior to the Corvettes? Wow...that's like picking which is faster, a Focus or a Sentra.....a winner from the bottom of the barrel. Our interior is nice for a compact car, but it is not supercar interior. The Corvette's interior is not up to snuff with the other supercars, but it is put together nicely.
Don't get me wrong...I love my car. I waited around for 8 months for it....it's love, trust me. BUT....our car is not the world's greatest. Enjoy what you have, use it....but don't hold your chin up too high thinking your the ish. There are better.
Well, on this same note, Supras are uuslly the car the somestics pick on at the C&D forum. Teh Vette owners are always dumping on it.MKIVSupra said:Hey, don't group all Supra owner's into that crowd. I would have talked to you. I am a car guy through and through. It doesn't matter to me what you drive as long as you like it and take care of it. I have seen this same attitude with all car types out there. I can appreciate all cars for what they are. Personally I don't see how you can compare a STi to any vette. Yeah a Z06 is fast but the STi is AWD with a back seat and usable trunk, it just depends on what you are looking for. Maybe performance wise you can compare them but they are both built for different things. BTW, you should have seen some of the attitude I used to get back in the day with my old Supra, before anyone knew anything about them.