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Pontiac GTO, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Coupe
#425 of 471 which would be cooler, GTO wagon or STI wagon?
May 18, 2006 (5:58 am)
hi Bob - i'd probably drive a GTO wagon if Holden offered those! wagons are the ultimate sleepers. too bad we can't get the STI as a wagon - i might look at one of those. were there ever STI or sTI or sTi or STi or STi or StI wagons?
#426 of 471 Re: which would be cooler, GTO wagon or STI wagon? [elias]
May 18, 2006 (6:48 am)
Rumor has it we may(?) get an STI wagon for '08, when we get an all-new Impreza. If so, If it happens, I would expect it in Limited trim only.
May 18, 2006 (9:23 am)
They'd start with this:
A bit dull, but it would be pretty roomy. I'm sure they'd only consider making one off the next generation GTO.
Closest thing to that now is the Dodge Magnum SRT-8.
May 18, 2006 (1:06 pm)
First, I am 43 with 2 kids and wife. Second, I drive an 06 OBP STI. If you like to drive, not just accelerate (btw, the sti does that very well) this car cannot be touched for the $ (i discount evo's as they break allot!). Factor in I live in new england and I have a yr around sports car that can hold my family and is at a price point I will drive through the winter and not worry about. I did not like the spoiler, it is growing on me. But at 43, I really do not care what other people think. If the (functional) spoiler bothers me to much i will put on the trunk of limited or wrx.
And up here, that GTO (or replace any other high HP rear wheel drive - was stongly considering the CTS-V)will get smoked every day of rain or snow by an sti. On dry days it is up to the drivers.
#429 of 471 Re: Vote for STI [fisherboy]
May 18, 2006 (1:31 pm)
Well, given the fact that you have a family of 4, deal with rain or snow on a fairly regular basis, and live in prime Suburu country (New England), I'm totally blown away that you would prefer the 4-door AWD Subie.
#430 of 471 Re: Vote for STI [fisherboy]
May 18, 2006 (1:46 pm)
I ran Dunlop M3s on my GTO, and it handled the snow just fine here in Wisconsin, including a couple 8 inch snowfalls we had. Really, is it a great thing you could "smoke" a GTO in rain or snow? It is that kind of thinking that would explain why 80% of the vehicles I saw in a ditch were AWD or 4WD...
By the way, do I need to post the Top Gear lap times again that have the STI and the GTO neck and neck? The GTO handles quite well in most situations. Sure it would get smoked on a rally track by an STI, but I can live with that for the much smoother ride it provides.
May 19, 2006 (6:45 am)
Bob said, "I'm 61, bald and drive ..." C'mon Bob, I thought you had a helmet...
#432 of 471 Re: Hey... [ozman62]
May 19, 2006 (6:54 am)
Well, at least it's not a rug.
#433 of 471 Re: Vote for STI [fisherboy]
May 19, 2006 (7:50 am)
hey there fisheroldboy. i think your spoiler is not functional unless you are well over 100 mph. personally i don't find anyplace on public roads in USA properly suitable for speeds over 100 mph, even in the middle of nowhere. although i might say different if i ever drive the GTO truly in the middle of nowhere/wyoming/I-80, that sort of place.
do you run snow tires on your STI during winter? separate rims for those? what kind/size wheels & tires for snows?
i used to drive Z28s during winter with snowtires and did enjoy out-accelerating the AWDs/4WDs away from snowy stoplights.
May 19, 2006 (10:45 am)
About 400 posts ago someone said this topic was ridiculous...they're still correct.