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subaru has had a problem over the years with clutch chatter or shudder when cold. i have it on my 2000 outback. it's come up often on the subaru newsgroup and other places. please tell me there is no such problem with the sti. thanks.
 

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murley said:
If that's the worst of my problems with a new car I'm THRILLED!!!
I've bought two new Volvo's over the past several years and had NO problems with anything. I wouldn't have accepted a chattering clutch...the dealer would see me once a week until it was fixed.
 

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agreed. but it's my wifes car and she claims it doesn't happen when she drive. i suspect it is because she slips the clutch like crazy. <shrug>
 

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:) that's probably true. but i've driven lots of stick shift cars and the subaru is the *only* one that does this, so i don't think it's my shifting style/timing. in any case, the sti better not have the same flaw.
 

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GREAT Pics of 10 STI's on Transporter

No problems at all. Smooth and point of engagement is perfect. A lighter flywheel recommended for heel/toeing but it's still pretty smooth.
 

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:) that's probably true. but i've driven lots of stick shift cars and the subaru is the *only* one that does this, so i don't think it's my shifting style/timing. in any case, the sti better not have the same flaw.
My '96 Jetta does that when its cold out. But I think its because the last owners put in an aftermarket cluch kit.
 

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since i started this thread, i'll "close" it. :) i just got my sti this morning and the clutch is oh-so smooth!! in no way is it like the shuddery clutch on our outback wagon when it is cold. i hope everyone else has the same experience as i.
 

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i like your avatar, murley. i also think it's cool you have your own descriptor: "sti expert salesperson". kudos to jj for making that happen.
 

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My 2000 RS 2.5 has the clutch judder. Got the flywheel replaced under warranty. Smooth as silk for a week and it starts again. It SUCKS !!! Makes you look like a rookie stick shift driver. I hear even WRX has the same problem. I hope Subaru fixed this on STIs.
 

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I had the shudder on my WRX.

There is NONE on the STi. The clutch is MUCH better. It is smooth and sweet.
 
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