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Jun 10, 2005 (8:31 am)
I'd pick the Legacy for a curvy road, but the really long wheelbase on the Magnum ought to yeild a pretty comfy highway ride. Haven't driven one so feel free to add your thoughts.
Maxx prices are great, I recall seeing one with rear DVD entertainment for under $20 grand. You'd probably spend $10 grand more for an SUV with that feature.
The SS looks better, too.
#465 of 483 Re: Magnum & Maxx [ateixeira]
Jun 14, 2005 (3:41 pm)
I purchases a Magnum RT nearly a year ago, and I do have to agree, it is quite a comfortable highway cruiser. I 'upgraded' from a '97 Impreza Outback Sport at that time, and had the Magnum not come to market, I would have gone for the new Legacy Outback.
I personally don't need all of the space/power of the Magnum, but it is fun to have at times. It was the exterior styling that really caught my eye and had me watching and waiting for the Magnum since seeing pictures of the concept car a year earlier.
While I did give up some of the fun on twisty roads with the Impreza, the Magnum is definitely more comfortable when relaxed driving is called for, and it can still hold it's own when needed. It's also much quieter at highway speeds as well (~2,000rpm at 70mph -- a definite advantage of the V8), and the gas mileage isn't much lower than what I had been getting with the Impreza.
It does weigh almost 1.5 times as much, but with 2.5 times the horsepower, the Magnum is no slouch (no marshmallow suspension, either -- this was a key item I had to check in the test drive). The weight and RWD configuration (I didn't wait for AWD) definitely do cut into the handling a bit (lots of mass = lots of momentum), so I have to take it a bit easier on the twisties, but it's definitely cruising in style.
#466 of 483 Re: Magnum & Maxx [enygma6]
Jul 13, 2005 (9:22 am)
"2.5 times the horsepower"
WRX Sti 300 -> 750
Legacy GT 250 -> 625
I do not think that Magnum R/T has that much power. Even Viper might have problems.
#467 of 483 Re: Magnum & Maxx [krzyss]
Jul 13, 2005 (9:24 am)
he said 2.5 times the power of his impreza, NOT an STi or Legacy GT.
Jul 13, 2005 (11:17 am)
I thought he is comparing Magnum with new cars not old one.
#469 of 483 Re: Magnum & Maxx [krzyss]
Jul 15, 2005 (6:12 am)
137hp x 2.5 = 342hp. The Magnum has 340, so we'll spot him the 2hp.
Don't forget 390 lb. ft. of torque to move you out quite smartly.
#470 of 483 Impreza/Outback Sport
Jul 15, 2005 (11:17 am)
The 2006s have 173hp in the base engine now, not bad for starters. It's a light/small car.
#471 of 483 Re: . [wale_bate1]
Aug 23, 2005 (1:56 pm)
It looks like a monster... but that area under the hatch is very small... the cool styling sacrificed a lot of space. Externally it sizes up with the Freestyle, not the Legacy. I'll take my Malibu Maxx... second choice Pontiac Vibe. the Audi A3 is cool looking though and proabably will hold up well. Subaru makes nothing but ugly cars. The WRX STI is very fun to drive... but what a dog!
#472 of 483 Re: . [npaladin2000]
Aug 23, 2005 (2:01 pm)
My buddies 1984 IROC Z28 cornered like it was on rails... Eagle GT's... it was fast and fun. More recent versions of the Camaro... 1999 Z28 w/ LS1 and 6 speed handle just as well, and none of your sport compacts at comparable price could even think of keeping up with it... no way, no how. And if you want to dump a lot of cash lets compare your favorite entry with any late model Corvette.
#473 of 483 Re: comparing Maxx to A3 [juswheels]
Aug 23, 2005 (2:03 pm)
And made in the USA...