1997 Neon vs 2005 1.8T Passat
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    1997 Neon vs 2005 1.8T Passat

    Well my buddy rented a 1.8T passat and before he returned it we wanted to see how his bone stock 1997 neon 5 speed would do against the auto passat. We did two runs first run from a dig he dumped his clutch to high and spun the tires and the passat walked away. The next race from a dig it was dead even from 0-60mph then the passat started to creep very slowly. Wow was that passat a dog, I was driving the passat and i was shocked how the neon was dead even with it until 60mph. I even brake boosted the passat off the line.

    1.8T passat 0-60 dead even with 1997 neon (133hp) 5 speed bone stock.
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    Well you are looking at 170hp 3300lbs vs 130hp 2400lbs I am surprised the Passat pulled at all. If they were both of simular age the neon might have won.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCJ99 View Post
    205 whp on a STOCK wrx??? I find that to be a bit hard to believe. My 2006 WRX ran 188 whp with Injen CAI, HKS BOV, HKS Downpipe and HKS carbon ti exhaust... How can a STOCK WRX run 205 whp??? I'd like to see dyno sheets to back that one up...

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    DOHC neon, 150hp

    SOHC neon, 130hp



    the auto neons are slow as moleasses in january, but the 5 speed DOHC's can hit mid/high 15s stock
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    Quote Originally Posted by JiDM_WeRX
    DOHC neon, 150hp

    SOHC neon, 130hp



    the auto neons are slow as moleasses in january, but the 5 speed DOHC's can hit mid/high 15s stock
    SOHC
    2005 WRX (Short throw shifter, lightweight pulley,STI Splitters,Tein H-Tech springs,Up/Down Pipe, ERZ Catback, Cobb Stage 2, ASA JH8 with Yokohama ES 100s) 13.680@100.46mph

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