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RE: Subaru WRX Coming to America

ummm, wait till you drive one.  there are a few on the list who have.  i
certainly wouldn't rave.  it's light and powerful, but with strong lag
and a tinny construction and an odd look.  the recent interior mods have
helped reduce some of the "low rent" feel.  i have not driven the new
model with the "adjustable" rear bias.

handling is good, and better than the rs (also a vc).  the rs has better
power characteristics, and better brakes imho.  price in nz is $48k, or
less than half the price of the s4 when it lands...

also, audi would position the s3 against the imprezza, where it is for
sale.  that was how autocar positioned the s3 recently...

certainly on the mud (see my previous post of 2-3 months ago), the wrx
looked nervous, and none of then performed well against the legacy's (or
my ur-q rr).  no spider bite?  well, if you accept that it can happen
with the tor*en, then it has to happen with the vc as well.

but the wrx does have a vc so scott will be happy.  mind you, he hasn't
driven one, but probably has a picture up on his wall...

'95 rs2
'90 ur-q

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> Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 12:21:10 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Virtual Bob <h93young@creighton.edu>
> Subject: Re: Subaru WRX Coming to America (No VW/Audi Content, though
you'll love it anyway)
> At least it's nice to know that not all foreign car importers don't
> their head in their arse like AoA. If Subaru imports twin turbo
version of
> that flat four, then I might jump ship. Compared to the "rumored" S4,
> it'll probably be cheaper, lighter, faster, and, uh, no arachnid
> bite-back.