Last post on Sep 13, 2007 at 8:15 AM
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Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Sedan, Wagon
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First Drive: 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX - Now that Subaru has abandoned its flirtation with the big-grille design ethic that has changed the look of so many cars in the last five years, its designers have gone for something more mainstream. (more)
Full Test: 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX - Power delivery is improved, as peak power of 224 horsepower comes 400 rpm earlier at 5,200 rpm, while peak torque of 226 pound-feet arrives 800 rpm earlier at 2,800 rpm. Peak boost is 11.9 psi. The five-speed transmission has less aggressive ratios in 1st through 3rd gears, but the final drive is shorter: 3.90:1 instead of the former 3.70:1. (more)
#116 of 121 Re: 67.7 ??? [pressburg]
Aug 13, 2007 (11:16 am)
Skid pad has the suspensions compressed but pretty much in a steady state, so it's mostly just measuring tire grip. Suspension does play some role - for instance the new rear suspension can do a better job at keeping the tire surface level to the ground (a strut lets the angle increase as travel increases).
Strust are cheap, though.
Slalom is all about transition.
Aug 14, 2007 (1:39 am)
Thank you for profesional answer,
it means that more important is slalom
and slalom is great -67.7
I drove 2008 WRX and it is convenient and quiet.
When you are 19 years old, buy mazdaspeed, but I am 40
and this car is more closely to BMW 328i.
#118 of 121 Re: 67.7 ??? [pressburg]
Aug 14, 2007 (10:11 am)
I bet a lot of people will have similar thinking.
Mazda will take the under 25 crowd, but just how many of those are shopping for a brand new car?
#119 of 121 Impreza wrx
Sep 12, 2007 (5:17 pm)
I like the fact that subaru brought a hatchback to the states. I think the car looks fine. I will complain about the tires. Even though I sure they saved a ton of money, Subaru should have gone with a better tire. Comparing the performance of a simalar car with much better tires seems wrong. How old is this tire design? I know compounds change but I am thinking almost 10 years old.
#120 of 121 Re: Impreza wrx [wenhead]
Sep 12, 2007 (7:00 pm)
Actually I think the RE92A is a relatively new tire. I think you may be thinking of the RE92, which I don't think they use anymore.
#121 of 121 Re: Impreza wrx [rsholland]
Sep 13, 2007 (8:15 am)
The RE92A is not any better in my opinion.