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Subaru Impreza, Sedan
#8116 of 11554 Heated Seats
Feb 07, 2003 (8:26 pm)
Kenoka mentions a Winter Package with heated seats - will the heated seats be with the cloth interior? The WRX isn't going to get leather??? I've never seem heated seats with cloth interior - always with leather.
#8117 of 11554 Don't know about WRX
Feb 07, 2003 (11:30 pm)
But I've seen cloth heated seats. A friend of mine drives a GTI with cloth, heated seats. Very comfortable.
#8118 of 11554 Heated seats....
Feb 08, 2003 (12:26 am)
I know VW offers heated seats with cloth, never sat on them though. Heat can help with back aches though, whether the upholstery is cloth or leather.
#8119 of 11554 Automatic WRX...
Feb 08, 2003 (12:28 am)
I seem to remember reading a test here on Edmunds of the auto WRX wagon. They said they got something like 8.? 0-60 with brake torqueing, and I know the 5-speed can do 6.4s 0-60. That does seem like a considerable loss.
My current car (Jetta) is turbocharged, and there is hardly any lag, even with automatic. There is some, but I am used to it now (got 30K on it). Also, I have heard you have to rev the WRX to about 3000rpm for "life", is that true? I am used to it kicking in at 1950rpm, but that's because the torque curve is flat from 1950-5000rpm in the 1.8T.
#8121 of 11554 0-60 time differences
Feb 08, 2003 (6:18 am)
Apart from the engine, the biggest contributor to the difference in dash performance between manual and automatic transmission is gear ratio. On that Subuar specs page, the manual's gearing is much shorter, especially 1 and 2nd gears. That allows the manual to get greater mechanical advantage at those lower speeds/engine revs, where the turbo hasn't yet switched on. The manual will "get rolling" faster and get on-boost more quickly.
I'd like to see a comparison of 5-60mph times (ie "rolling start") between the auto and manual, and predict the difference to be less than 1.2 seconds.
Feb 08, 2003 (6:35 am)
Edmund's torque-braked a slushbox WRX wagon to 3,000RPM and got a 6.8 0-60 run. Also commented that the tranny took well to that type of launch.
Feb 08, 2003 (2:13 pm)
Subaru does offer heated cloth seats...I've got them in my Forester. Maybe you won't have to get leather after all.
#8124 of 11554 Also - 0-60 auto wagon - typical
Feb 08, 2003 (5:07 pm)
R&T tested an auto wagon WRX and got 6.7 for 0-60, also with the torquebraking method. Their manual wagon WRX was 5.8 for 0-60 (Clutch drop). Just for your information.
Also, a difference of about a second is common between manual and autos. For example, a 2002 Maxima SE in manual - 6 seconds 0-60 and 6.9 0-60 for the auto - Car&Driver.