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Pontiac GTO v. Subaru STi
Last post on May 06, 2008 at 8:58 AM
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Pontiac GTO, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Coupe
#441 of 471 Re: Recent purchase [yuba4]
Nov 10, 2006 (6:05 pm)
Hello. How many miles do you have on your GTO? Autocross? Cool.
Questions: have you had any issues with the struts on your GTO? I am reading horror stories galore about the struts.
Any performance mods made to yours?
Couple of things on my '06. When delivered the dealer did not adjust the air pressure. After several hundred miles of jaw banging I found the tires had 50 psi! Dropped them to the recommended 33/39 and the ride is great.
Also, in the front springs were these 'red' spreaders fitted to the springs. One happened to be squeaking like a screaming hawk. After a couple of days it fell off on its own - noise gone. The one on the right hung in there - I pulled that out. Dealer had no clue!!
Had an engine oil leak. It was determined the oil sending switch was seated incorrectly and it was replaced. So far no leaks.
I have also installed a K&N Cold Air Intake. I really don't see any difference in the performance.
I love the car, the comfort is great and the performance is good.
We have an STi in the house hold and I have had the opportunity to drive it. Like driving a brick. Quick response like a go-kart. Oil burner for sure. Step kid is the owner has launched the engine twice now due to his own negligence. The seats are uncomfortable.
Oh well, that is my story on the GTO vs STi.
#442 of 471 Die hard Subaru Fan here
Nov 17, 2006 (5:07 am)
However, they are different cars, hard comparison.
If you need an all around car, go for the STi. However for myself, I don't need an all around car. I have a Subaru Legacy dedicated Road Race car and a Nissan Armada to tow that and my cigarette boat. I'm looking at getting a GTO next year as a daily driver because I want a fun, high HP car that's luxurious and has an MT. I like the 300/charger, but no MT. Don't like Fords, so mustang is out. Looked at the G35, but not enough power for the $. STi is cool, but since I'm older, I'm looking for something with a nice ride, power, and great seats. As much as I love subarus, the seats blow, and they have a bit of a harsh ride, which is great for handling but I have my race car for that. So all in all, Sti = better all around, overall car, but GTO has it's place/niche.
#443 of 471 Re: Die hard Subaru Fan here [paisan]
Nov 18, 2006 (7:48 pm)
paisan you should really like the 6-spd gto as a daily driver. 27k on my 05 so far. biggest problem is almost every day i drive it either city or highway - some yahoo will try to race or drive wacky in order to try to get me to goose it. i've debadged it with monaro rear bumper cover and side marker lights but that barely reduces the yahoo count. eh, what can ya do.
#444 of 471 Cool Cool
Nov 19, 2006 (1:20 am)
Here in NYC and the surrounding area I've seen about 5 in the past 6 months. Most folks think they are GrandPrixs which is fine with me cause I like to be on the DL.
#445 of 471 the GP DL
Nov 22, 2006 (1:06 pm)
paisan if you like to be on the DL with your GTO, you might look for one that came with "hood scoop delete" option. and then remove the spoiler too! they aren't real hood scoops anyway - they are barely even vents.
Nov 22, 2006 (1:10 pm)
I may swap out the 05 for an 04 hood, although I doubt I'd do that though.
#447 of 471 Pontiac GTO v. Subaru STi
Feb 19, 2007 (3:58 pm)
I believe there should not be a comparison between a japanese awd turbo and an american(australian) rwd. these two vehicles are in opposite ends of the spectrum. Of course the suspension and grip of the gto is subsequent to the subaru. And the 400hp ls2 is a faster straight shot than the turbo flatline 4. What it comes down to is individual driving preference. thats all. A great comparison would be a Pontiac GTO vs. Ford Mustang GT, or even a cobra.
#448 of 471 Re: Pontiac GTO v. Subaru STi [flash88]
Feb 19, 2007 (5:08 pm)
Definitely different however I cross shopped them, opting for the GTO since I have an AWD turbo race car already.
Feb 19, 2007 (7:32 pm)
Perhaps waiting for a Skyline might be worthy of consideration?
#450 of 471 Re: GTO vs. STI [merrycynic]
Feb 19, 2007 (7:42 pm)
Skyline is going to be $50K+ GTO is $25K
Skyline would be nice but will be outrageously priced IMO and no V8
I'd love to see an AWD V8 w/MT but doubt we'll ever see one.