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For those of you that have been lucky enough to not be exposed to this crap, read this brilliant review of the WRX. Send emails, call, etc :evil: I posted the link, and then below that are some wonderful snippits from Mr. Rundles well researched and thought out article. :eek: :roll:

2001 I mean 2002 WRX

Be gentle guys... 8) :evil:



2001 WRX...

Subaru and Fast don't belong in the same sentence...

For those of you who like racing, and especially this Rally type of racing, then look into the sport seriously and then consider the obvious strengths of the WRX. For everybody else, get a different car. Maybe even a Subaru Impreza....

It is as rugged as any Subaru – which is to say, fairly rugged – and it is somewhat fast. But who cares. It’s a Subaru. As I said in the earlier review, “Subaru” and “fast” don’t belong in the same sentence, or in the same car, because no one really cares. Oh, there are a few enthusiasts, of course, but then Yugo, Chevettes and Pintos had their champions as well.......

I hold that my point is quite valid in that the WRX is the worst selling model for Subaru for many, many model years....

The cars grip and hold, handle extremely well, and they are so easy to drive that even novices, like teenagers, or people pushed into tough conditions without the background to handle it, like Texans in Colorado, will feel confident in a Subaru......

Why? First because it’s too expensive for what you get. The regular Impreza, as I said, is under $20k; this one has a base price of $23,995 which does, it should be noted, include a ton of nice extras. But when you add in the rear spoiler for $395, and the destination charge of $525, the sticker on my test drive model was $24,915. That’s $5,000 too much for a Subaru Impreza, and way too much to pay for a turbocharged engine........

 

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I am completely amazed. I don't even think that die-hard Evo fans would say such things about the WRX. I don't have time right now to crush the terrible logic contained within the article, but I will have time soon... I am prepping the flame thrower... :evil: :evil: :evil:

With that to come, I say that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, flawed as their rationale may be.....

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(Must.... stop..... using..... emoticons....)
 

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Whats this? Mr. Rundles has lost his marbles? Obviously he believes that the best car, power/price ratio, handling, Looking (maybe not), under the 30,000 mark isnt that important. But hey, he also said he was proud to be the leader over at the Yugo forum.
 

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OMG. why the WRX hating!!!!

best performance car under $30,000. I'm buying one in Nov. of this year. I would get an STi, but comeon, im F'in only 19. I dont want to buy a car that is worth more that me quite yet. i test drove a WRX with the Huffines Subaru (the one that sells the Cobb Tuned models) Sales manager who drives in the local SCCA solo II, lets just say having a sales manager that KNOWS his cars will do a lot to convince you. we took a highway underpass U-turn @ 50 and went to 65 then slowed to pull into the gas station on the opposite side.

i mean, i still WANT and STi and will prolly get one when i get married in a few years, but i cant afford one and i cant drive my classic truck everyday.
 

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It's a pretty honest review from the point of view of an average car owner, and not an enthusiast. As cars go for everyday driving I can't begrudge him most of his points. The WRX is an enthusiasts car for the most part. Hell, to most people it's ugly as sin so...

Though I felt outraged while reading the review it's not going to stop me from buying an STi when I can afford it. (Which will hopefully happen around the same time the STi comes out in the states.)
 

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Need to figure out what to get now- EVO 7 or mod a WRX

Well, this just points out that most people don't really care how they get from point A to point B! Or taking a very windy route from point A to Z!
The WRX will definately sell and has already sold 50% more than first projected. The people who are buying it are either enthusiasts or people that think they are. His post means nothing to me as I will probably get an Sti when it comes as long as the dealer is not marking it up.
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It wasn't THAT bad of an article!

I mean yeah in HIS opinion its overpriced and its turbocharged. To most of us the price is right and we LOVE the turbo. Of course logevity is decreased, but fun is multiplied!

I think the article was written by a very plain author and it didn't really expand on the other points of the car.
 

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i think a WRX musta run over his dog and took his girl....

like a country song....


on loney mountian road,
where the winds begin to blow
my women they come and gooo-0000-ooooooo....

hehehe...ok someone shoot me.


91TB78, life isnt decreased unless boost is tweaked to high right?... but i could be wrong. i say if you properly break in a motor....2000 miles no matter what the car. you shouldnt have any more mechanical troubles than a NA motor, and if you look at it like this, turbos build up boost over time while a NA motor has power just there off the bat. so a turbo should be less painful to the bearings, but the pistons and conn rods.....they might get more abuse, but shouldnt be too bad @ a 300-320 taget hp level. anyone feel free to correct my logic, as it is often flawed.
 

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Buddy,
Really it depends on the driver a lot of times with turbo cars. I know if you drive the thing w/o letting it warm up or cool down and don't use good oils and/or change the oil often turbos can breakdown and so can their engines.

Additionally the engine itself a lot of times doesn't last as long (not always..as I am not making an assumption, but more a generalization). The reason behind this is b/c when adding a turbo you are putting tremendous pressure into a confine space. A lot of times seals blow, con rods snap, etc. Sounds like subaru (who have experience making turbo cars) beefed up the engine a bit so no worries.

If you look at a racing engine that redlines in the 12Krpm range AND is turbo charged they only last a couple races before rebuilds. Now on the other hand look at diesel engines. Their movement is lessened greatly. Many diesel engines redline under 5K, usually around 3-3500 rpm. Diesel engines usually last longer than gasoline driven engines.
 
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