18th Jul 2006, 10:56

Regarding 16th may, you said you had the fastest WRX in the world with 8 sec 1/4 mile, I'm not disputing that, but you also said if you did the same to a ITR it would be quicker. Now being an expert you should know it would take about 8 seconds before it stops wheelspinning. Or you ease off the power to stop the spin, but then you won't get your 8 seconds. And I might be wrong, but I doubt you could get the same power out of a 1.8 VTEC, they are designed to create power at the top of the rev range N/A, if you alter it you would just turn it into a 1.8 turbo.

3rd Nov 2007, 14:16

Yes that's true, but look on youtube and you will find lots of Integras and civics using the b18c engine with a turbo running in excess of 600bhp. There is one running 712bhp, and one even running above 800bhp.

Now when you're talking those sort of figures, obviously the rest of the car has been modified too. I don't think I've seen an 8 second Integra, but I've definitely seen a couple runs into the 9's and that's still being FWD.

The Honda engine is great for turbo charging and takes it well as long as you reduce the compression a bit from a very high 11:1 down to a more reasonable 9:0 or 9:5.

14th Dec 2007, 14:57

I am so sad, I sooo want to buy a Scooby, but I think ill let my head rule my hart on this one. I have owned many cars of various performance and from different manufacturers over the years, some have been better than others, but a trawl through the different SUBARU carsurvey pages seems to show an alarming number problems, some of which seem to be definite design flaws. Coupled with other posters bad experience of Subaru service centers its back to the drawing board for me and perhaps ill settle for something a little duller, but better quality.

Maybe next time Subaru...

Sydney, Australia.

21st Dec 2007, 08:10

How about a Legacy GTB Twin Turbo; are these any good? Anyone in Northern Ireland know if you can insure Japanese Imports over here?

25th Aug 2016, 10:46

I have a 1996 Subaru Impreza WRX. I just filled up the tank after 637 km of mixed driving. There were 7 litres left in the tank.

Over the last two years I have averaged about 9 litres per 100 km, about 31 MPG.

I don't rush everywhere, I often enjoy driving gently, listening to the burble of the 3" dual-mode aftermarket exhaust, but normally finding reason to give the throttle some firm pressure during a drive.

I was concerned about stories of high fuel consumption before I bought the WRX, but as you can see, for somebody who enjoys driving, but does it thoughtfully, it's not a problem. NOTE: I live in an outer metropolitan area. But still...