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Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Sedan
#331 of 377 questions on sti
Mar 16, 2006 (4:23 pm)
looking to buy a 04 or05 black sti actually foung 1 at carmax drove 5 hours to go get it and it got it ripped out from under me.... PURE TORTURE even got to stand next to it and drool on it.. anyway still in the market for 1 and wondering about a good sounding exhaust? does a aftermarket blowoff actually hurt the car? read it would make the car miss ang gurgle whan ur on the throttle.wanting to order some stuff before i get it. thanks alot for any replys
#332 of 377 Re: questions on sti [needsti]
Mar 17, 2006 (9:20 am)
Aftermarket exhausts like the APS, AVO, Invidia etc... all sound mean and can add some power to your STI. Look around on various forums, you can usually get sound clips of installed exhausts.
BOV's can be tricky since the STI is a bit tempermental in regard to sensors. I have a friend who installed a BOV and threw a CEL soon after. Not a huge deal, but you never like seeing a CEL on a car with less that than 6k miles on it
#333 of 377 Test drives possible
Mar 17, 2006 (5:42 pm)
It is possible to get an STi test drive, if the dealer seriously thinks you're about to buy the car. I was able to get a very short demo, and others have told me the same thing. They'll want a credit check to be sure you're qualified to buy it.
#334 of 377 Re: Edmunds STI vs. EVO test [rsholland]
Mar 17, 2006 (5:55 pm)
I agree with rsholland. I tested both Evo and STi and bought the Subaru. Obviously both are fantastic cars, so it does come down to personal preference. But IMHO, the couple tenths of a second speed differences would take a _very_ good driver to achieve, and I think the STi is much more manageable. To me it feels much less jumpy, and the handling is significantly more predictable. The turbo kicks in when you want it to instead of out of the blue, and the steering is telepathic. The interior is much more comfortable, and cruise control (unavailable so far on Evo)is awfully helpful if you spend time on highways at close-to-legal speeds. Finally, I have a lot more respect for Subaru's maintenance and service than Mitsubishi's, based on everything I've read. And the MSRP on the STi is a bit lower than the Evo MR.
Mar 17, 2006 (6:17 pm)
Here's a small blog I've been keeping of my car-shopping and test drive experiences, including thoughts about the STi I finally bought.
Mar 18, 2006 (7:38 pm)
bought a 05 black sti today and loving it. its even better than i thought it would be.thanks for reply faust54, but im wondering does anybody in here have an an aftermarket BOV that didnt set off there CEL? if so which one?if anybody has some tips or good websites that have good deals please let me know.also wondering will a full exhaust set the CEL on as well? thanks for replys guys!!
Mar 20, 2006 (10:31 am)
To both of you.