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    Quote Originally Posted by efmd3 View Post
    270 peak HP

    as the enginerd you are and i am becoming, peak HP isn't everything
    You're saying that the powerband of the Altima's 3.5 V6 is peakier than that of the WRX? Seems unlikely, given my experiences with Nissan's VQ series engines. I don't have the graph to show it, but I'm thinking that the area under curve for the Nissan > that of the WRX.

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    As long as we are paper racing, MT says the 08 is good for a 5.6 second 0-60.

    http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...x/details.html

    C&D says 5.7-5.8 I think. Too lazy to post a link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    ....peakier ....
    My new favorite word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom'sti View Post
    My new favorite word.
    peakier

    It's from the French, meaning "power delivery in the style of Honda engines"
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    Quote Originally Posted by John M View Post
    peakier

    It's from the French, meaning "power delivery in the style of Honda engines"


    Écouter, mes amis! Il est la ricer peakier..l'honda répugnant!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    The new Altima V6's have 270hp, pushing a car that weighs between 3200 and 3300 pounds. Sounds pretty formidable to me, when compared to stock WRX specs.

    well lets try this again....a v6 altima...dont mess with if you have a stock wrx. however, how many altima's are a v6? i know my gf's altima is a 4 cylinder and my stock wrx would walk all over that thing when we would just be playing around on an on ramp to the highway.

    putting v6's in an altima is silly...it has enough pickup with the 4 cyl to get your family around town imho. waste of gas to run a v6.
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    I couldn't shake off a V6 Altima in my 4eat. We we dead even. I'll probably lose now to the new 270 hp Altimas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXcruiser View Post
    well lets try this again....a v6 altima...dont mess with if you have a stock wrx. however, how many altima's are a v6? i know my gf's altima is a 4 cylinder and my stock wrx would walk all over that thing when we would just be playing around on an on ramp to the highway.

    putting v6's in an altima is silly...it has enough pickup with the 4 cyl to get your family around town imho. waste of gas to run a v6.
    Okay, bear with me, I'm trying to follow your logic, here. The WRX is a better car than the Altima V6 because the Altima doesn't deserve a V6?

    Using this logic, couldn't a Civic Si driver say that his car owns the WRX, because it doesn't really need a turbo to drive in the snow?

    There are lots of Altima V6's out there, and they're plenty quick. That's pretty much the bottom line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Okay, bear with me, I'm trying to follow your logic, here. The WRX is a better car than the Altima V6 because the Altima doesn't deserve a V6?

    Using this logic, couldn't a Civic Si driver say that his car owns the WRX, because it doesn't really need a turbo to drive in the snow?

    There are lots of Altima V6's out there, and they're plenty quick. That's pretty much the bottom line.

    all im saying is, you cant classify all altima's as a v6 b/c a lot of them arent. so with that said, it matters which model you are racing.
    its not true to say all altima's beat a stock wrx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Okay, bear with me, I'm trying to follow your logic, here. The WRX is a better car than the Altima V6 because the Altima doesn't deserve a V6?

    Using this logic, couldn't a Civic Si driver say that his car owns the WRX, because it doesn't really need a turbo to drive in the snow?

    There are lots of Altima V6's out there, and they're plenty quick. That's pretty much the bottom line.
    Plus juan to what Ray said.

    So if you're comparing different trim levels of an Altima to different trim levels of an Impreza, how would an I4 Altima compare to an naturally aspirated base Impreza? Is it worth comparing the two as (relatively) efficient economy cars?

    For the record (as a former driver of a VQ-powered car), they have a fairly large amount of area under the curve and still manage good fuel economy. I get much better gas mileage with my Maxima than I do with my WRX.

    Who is to say that someone who wants to haul groceries around or take their kids to school doesn't want a bit of power to, and thus does not deserve a V6 in their Altima (or a turbo in their Impreza, for that matter)?

    Quote Originally Posted by WRXcruiser View Post
    all im saying is, you cant classify all altima's as a v6 b/c a lot of them arent. so with that said, it matters which model you are racing.
    its not true to say all altima's beat a stock wrx.
    A lot of Imprezas aren't WRX's and don't have a turbo. It's not true to say all Impreza's can beat all 4 cylinder Altimas, either. I personally think it's fair to compare a V6 Altima to a turbo WRX (despite the fact that they are marketed very differently.)

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    please just delete this thread already!
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    Has ne 1 put a vtack controler in there wrx? thxx
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXcruiser View Post
    please just delete this thread already!
    out of control.
    Not at all. It's quite entertaining. Near as I can tell, you have great loyalty to your WRX, and have created a world view that keeps it on top. More power to you, I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXcruiser View Post
    please just delete this thread already!
    out of control.
    Out of control?


    This appears to be one of the better controlled ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Not at all. It's quite entertaining. Near as I can tell, you have great loyalty to your WRX, and have created a world view that keeps it on top. More power to you, I suppose.
    no, again let me repeat myself for the third time, all i was saying is the altima is either a 4cyl or a v6 and not ALL altima's beat a stock wrx. its a fact, eat it up
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