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    What can a WRX Wagon do?

    Hey guys,

    I have loved the WRX since it came ashore, and its getting time to get rid of the 2000 Mustang GT. I just wanted to know what the performance numbers are on a wagon, compared to a sedan, aompared to a pretty stock 2000 Mustang GT. I would like the wagon for hauling drums as well as hauling ass. Any help is appreciated.

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    This guy has a wagon..crazy fast

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    I am trying to find out about stock numbers and numbers with few practical modifications. No turbo swaps, or nitrous. My GT is stock except for exhaust and modified intake, and it is pretty fun to drive. If the Wagon is close in speed and as nimble as the sedan, I think that it would be th ideal car for me.

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    Well, I do have one or two little modifications...

    Honestly though, stock for stock the sedan and wagon have near identical performance. The sedan has a slightly wider track, and is a few pounds lighter. It also has slightly stiffer swaybars. The wagon has closer to a perfect front-rear weight distribution. At the drag strip or on a road course you probably won't notice any significant difference.

    If sleepers are your thing (as they are for me), then go with a wagon. The sedan attracts a lot more attention I think.

    At sea-level, a Mustang GT is going to have a bit more juice than a stock WRX. Up here at high altitude, a stock WRX will blow a stock GT out of the water.

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    i'd say definitely go with a wagon.....but i'm biased Performance wise it's really close and any differences are of the same measure as car-to-car differences. You're gonna smile either way! I think there's a thread here somewhere that debates the wagon/sedan merits in detail. It pretty much came down to what you wanted out of your car.

    Sleeper, utility, and personal preference swayed me to the wagon. Ppl hardly notice me.....until I blow their doors off. If the Sedan had fold down seats, I would've had a much tougher time deciding, especially after having endured the WAGON comments: i.e., family car, "does it come with baby seat?", old person's car, etc. I don't even have a GF!!! Assuming you're a guy, it takes a VERY secure man to drive a wagon. But, a friend of mine just told me she thinks my car is HOT! I greatly preferred the wagon's lines at first, but now I think both shapes have their own character and flair, both good!

    Just as a side note...WRXs may not feel fast to you coming out of a GT. They have very different approaches to speed. The GT has gobs of torque compared to our rexes, which IMO gives more of a visceral (gut) feeling of speed and acceleration. BUT, rexes are plenty fast....

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    Thanks for your replies guys. That's what I wanted to hear. I guess I'll need to go o\up and talk to the dealership. what are people paying for the Wagons? I heard that they are a little less than the sedans. Is this true?

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    base msrp is $500 less for the wagon, but the wagons i shopped (MY02) tended to have much different mixes of optional equipment due to the inclusion of wagon-ish content (rear bumper cover, cross bars, cargo net sort of things).

    IF you're lucky (like I was) and your dealer moves wagons less swiftly than sedans, you'll get a wagon much closer to invoice than the sedans. I think mine was $300 over invoice, where the best deal I could get for a sedan was $600(?) over...something like that - i erased the sedan portion of my spread sheet.... So, total "savings" was $800 in choosing the wagon. Oh yeah, i signed my life away for a little over $23k for my wagon, short throw shifter, ti shift knob, turbo gauge, cross bar kit (sitting in the garage, FS if someone wants it - i've got a yakima), rear bumper cover, and cargo net.


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    What can a Wagon do? Check these two threads:

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    wagon vs sedan
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    I have the wagon with a few mods including a MBC and it can run a 14.1 in the 1/4. I never ran it when it was stock but I did race a Mustang GT on the highway when I was stock. I had a bit of a jump on him so we never really linned up but I stayed ahead of him the whole time. I saw some stock GT's run at the track and they were getting low 15's high 14's at best. I would say that stock for stcok it would be very close race.
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