This is a discussion on 2010 WRX vs. 2012 Mustang GT within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Chinese transmission?...
I personally would like to see an STI vs 5.0 time attack (both stock). I suspect the winner would be Subby.
Anyone know if that test has been done recently?
are you asking me or Zax and Injen (users who posted it's better)?
The mustang GT is not 10k more, base price is 29,900. Unless you only paid 20k for your new WRX then your math is way off.
As far as STI vs. GT on a track, the GT is much faster and handles much better on tarmac. The power band is enormous compared to the STI ( when you hit the gas below 3500 rpm you actually move) the Sti is plagued with understeer and none low end power. Like someone posted earlier, there really isnt anything you can compare to the WRX/Sti, the GT and Sti are 2 completely different animals.
If snow didn't exist here I'd most likely have a new GT. Bolt on's and tune gets you a car that will trap 120 in the 1/4.
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I'd say that there are plenty of "better" performance cars in the same ballpark wrt price, including the Mustang GT and the 370z (and perhaps the FR-S/BRZ for some people), but none of those is going to be a nice car for hauling stuff, passengers, or dogs.
My 1996 Thunderbird and 2006 Mustang GT were both crap cars and both left me completely stranded. The Thunderbird left me stranded when the composite intake blew up and instapegged the temperature gauge. In that stranding, I was 5 miles away from home. My 2006 Mustang left me stranded in Florida after a torrential downpour where water leaked in through the cowl and shorted out the Smart Junction Box. In that case, I was over 360 miles away from home and had to pay three additional hotel days while Ford sourced the part and fixed the car. Sadly, with the Mestang, that was only the beginning of my problems... Looking back, I should have just left it in Florida and stopped paying the note on it. Hey, you want your POS? It's at a dealership in Fort Walton Beach.
Last edited by gunz4me; 05-22-2012 at 12:16 PM.
Having been in a Chinese production environment just last week, this idea is a little frightening, unless we're talking commodities or simple goods. Say what you will about quality control in the U.S....many shops in China are decades behind us.
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But here's a contrasting look at the brz and mustang from a "driver feel" point of view. Its clear the stang IS the faster car.. we know the brz is underpowered but handles seriously better out of the box than the wrx or sti does.
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