:-? i've got 11000 and the car still blows me away. how is it feeling slow? are you having a harder time passing other vehicles when you need to? if not, then i think you're just getting used to the speed. if so, then you're either not driving it right or you live in a community with lots of porsche turbos. i guess there could be something wrong with the car; not likely, but reset the ecu if you're so inclined.xmen said:...after 4500 miles my car is beginning to feel slow.
well, like i said, i have to beg 'em to push the car. invariably they don't. probably for two reasons. first, it's not their car and they're naturally cautious. second, i firmly believe that the car is so impressive at half throttle that they "forget" or find no reason to go full throttle. this is how i was for the first few weeks of having the car. even now, i very rarely need to go WOT. 300hp/300ftlb. man, subaru, you totally hooked us up!!!SmittyTi said:wow, you guys let other people drive it at WOT?
I think i found the reason... Its my daily driver and I'm in it every day. I do let the revs rise occasionally to 6K..... It's gotta be mental and me getting used to the quickness of the car. I think I have taken the low end Torque for granted.. Its a awesome car. I need to ocassionally take the wrx to remind me how special the sti really is..SmittyTi said:All you have to do to feel fast, is downshift ... I found that daily driving when it starts to feel 'not as fast', I'm usually too far down in the revs ...
Agree, my daily driver is a 99 Golf TDI (Diesel) with 90 HP. So when I switch over to the STi is like getting on it after the break in. This car surprises me everytime I have a chance to take it out. Feel bad for the TDI sometimes, I try to push as if it were the STi.kg said:You don't appreciate what you have until you drive around with something lesser for a while.
Exactly.lstepnio said:The last guy that posted a thread titled very much like yours totaled his STi shortly after.
I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. I drove my boyfriend's modded Camaro SS barefoot all summer long. It rocks. I hated wearing shoes after that. I even raced it at the dragstrip in really thin thong sandals. The track official wasn't too happy but he let me go anyways. I ran my first twelve like that!BHODGES3 said:Also make sure you have changed your oil recently. And try driving it some time barefoot... I SWEAR it makes a huge difference.