3rd Dec 2004, 08:53
What does 0-60 matter! That's done with in the first 2 gears its the overtaking capability of these great cars which makes them great!
19th Feb 2005, 17:47
STi and its Boxer engine is amazing. Does anyone know the size of the Boxer engine they put into it?
Those body decals (of the Subaru logo, what have you) that are part of the paint job also add a unique appearance to the car.
25th Apr 2005, 09:59
Which muppet said the Impreza is one of the world's top 5 best cars?! It's good, but not THAT good. Get a grip.
30th Aug 2005, 10:36
Realistically you won't get a 4.5 second 0-60 time in these cars... unless, of course, you want to replace your clutch every 2,000 miles. Check out Car and Driver's article... they were smelling a lot of burnt clutch material when they FINALLY got a 4.6 0-60 sprint out of the STi. They definately didn't recommend trying that at home! And what idiot said a Viper goes 0-60 in 5.2 seconds... The last I checked it was just over 4 seconds... and that is a doable time without trashing the clutch! the STi is an awesome machine, but you have to take the hype and the advertising as it is... otherwise you might think the Dodge NEON SRT-4 is a good car!!
18th Nov 2005, 12:56
This car is not for street racing. The car is rally bred which makes it the complete opposite. Like the above said about the clutch. It is not made for flat out 0-60 runs all day. Try another vehicle for street racing.
29th Nov 2005, 01:40
It may not be made for 0-60 runs, but it will get there VERY quickly consistently. As the happy owner of a 2006 STI I can say I CANNOT stop driving this car. It is so much fun compared to mustangs and camaros and the like. And yes, I've owned them. This car rocks!!
29th Nov 2005, 14:43
I totally agree. Not every car is designed for 0 - 60 runs. I have an Impreza RS with upgraded tires, soon to be replaced by a WRX or STI. The car is truly in its element on B roads with lots of curves, and that is what I like doing best. If I wanted pure muscle with no handling I would have bought a Mustang and would never consider a new STI/WRX.
10th Dec 2005, 11:44
Out 'accel' any Porsche? I think not. Even the 2003 911Ts can pull a 4.0 with little tweaking. It can beat most Porsches from the 80's if that's what you mean, but you don't blow $130,000 on a car that can be passed by a $30k Subaru.
The STi has excellent acceleration right out of the showroom, and marginal room to make performance modifications, within reason. All in all, an awesome supercar for the money.
21st Dec 2005, 16:33
Uh for the guy that said the Evo MRFQ400 is faster, well if your talking about European spec cars well theres the Impreza WRX STi Type-25 it goes 0-60mph in 3.6 sec and tops out over 165 mph+
15th May 2006, 04:44
Yes they would, I'm not the original reviewer, I don't think scoobys are the fastest AWD, but I was talking about 0-60 times and that they have a strong role to play when giving other cars a bit of compititon, and AWD cars can't be beat off the lights, (well not the fast ones) unless you have a RWD car with F1 style rear tyres!
3rd Oct 2007, 16:30
To the May 13th 2006 poster... The lack of wheel spin is what makes it so hard on the clutch off the line!!!If the wheels break loose, the strain on the clutch is much less.
4th Oct 2007, 11:12
Yes, if you do multiple starts at high revs before releasing the clutch it won't last long, but the point is you don't have to do that to still have the benefit of AWD, it is still needed after 1st gear on high power cars like scoobs. Those that don't have it, with similar power don't get away at the lights.