Quality sways with kb endlinks. Epic springs. Koni yellows. Body roll? Gone.Originally Posted by Calvinball
Crap! Somehow I missed this, guess I'm not subscribed to my own thread
I don't really miss the RSX. The handling feel was certainly different, and yes I do notice the body roll in the WRX more, but to me the Rex still drives much better. I guess the way I would describe it is that the WRX is more dynamic going through a corner. By that I mean that I feel more movement, not just body roll but also as far as the line the car is taking. But I think that is a good thing, and a result of the car being so much better at rotating off throttle input. The RSX you could say was less squirrely (or more predictable, as you said) through a corner, but if I went into a turn understeering, then I was understeering. The WRX seems much more responsive to input while in a corner. And now that I've got a few months under my belt with it, I can take turns significantly quicker than I could with the RSX, even though the RSX had better weight distribution and less body roll. So, stock for stock, the WRX handles much better in my mind, even if it isn't quite as cleanly.
I also don't miss having to have the engine be spinning over 5500 rpms to really be making power. Yes, the WRX has turbo lag, but it is so much more liveable.
I always liked having sleepers, too. But I find that I am really enjoying having people compliment my car, or point at it as I drive by, or wave to me if they too drive a scooby. Heck, I would have trouble getting car guys in other cars to even wave back to me in the RSX, the WRX just seems to communicate to others that I enjoy cars.
Finally, a relationship with a car is a pretty subjective thing. For a while before I got the WRX, I was dealing with an older car that had a lot of nvh that my aging brain and body wasn't really appreciating anymore, a several month headache with check engine lights, size that was soon to not be fitting my life anymore, etc etc. So I was mentally divorced from it many months before I even sold it.
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