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This is a discussion on WRX vs 370z vs G35 within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX If I see a 370 drive by, (or a G35, or a 350Z, or an Evo, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post

    If I see a 370 drive by, (or a G35, or a 350Z, or an Evo, or a Corvette....), I appreciate the fact that that manufacturer is still giving us a premium RWD, 330hp coupe that looks good and runs like a scalded cat. All of this nitpicking over tenths of a second totally misses the point, IMO. It's okay for other people besides Subaru owners to own nice cars. Really. I promise.
    ^^This is definitely the way I feel about other cars.

    As I've gotten more into motorsport, I certainly have gained a greater interest and appreciation for all types of cars. So many cars. So little time. Sometimes I wish I had the means to change vehicles more often. Then again, I'm kinda of attached to the subie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcEXrdr View Post
    Then again, I'm kinda of attached to the subie.
    yeah, they're quirky, fun little things. It's the reason why I've driven and modified them for the better part of the last 9 years.
    Though, if someone came along with a cherry 1987 Porsche 911 and said that he'd trade me even, I'd have a lot to think about...even though my car is numerically faster to 100mph..
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    I agree with you guys about nice cars and all, this honestly was just a scenario that was playing in my head only cause my older cousin would jokingly brag about his g35. (keyword jokingly)

    I just figured I'd get your guys input on the whole idea. This is a great place to learn stuff about different cars, not just the WRX.

    Granted I haven't got mine yet (WRX) but I really can't wait. Currently driving a 2004 Toyota Corolla (5 speed manual) with about 150,000 miles on it. I have driven my brothers car (370z) and I live in a hilly area. Going up these hills are painfully hard even in 2nd gear... however switching over to my bros car... man what a whole different story...

    Just looking forward to getting the WRX. I have no intentions on street racing or really track racing. I want it more for the sake of having a nice powerful car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alternet View Post
    Ah so it has got interesting. From what I heard, the lack of a 6th gear makes the 0-60 faster for the WRX vs the Z. Does that make any sense?

    So from what I can tell, the G35 has no chance in winning in a quarter mile or 0-60 race yeah?

    Is not the lack of a 6th gear.. its the ratio spread of the 5mt vs the 6mt .. the sti has to get into 3rd to break 60 where the wrx will pull right around 65-68 in 2nd (I've done this..)

    But that's only comparing the wrx to sti.. where final drive ratios/wheel height and other factors are similar.

    bottom line, 2010 wrx to 2010 Z .. you're going to get stomped. Might not be by much.. but he'll walk on you.

    I love my wrx, and I think the 3G car though not as raw is a great car but its NOT a catch all beat all vehicle. Neither is the STI and neither the wrx or sti should be directly compared to a G35/37 coup or 370Z .. very different classes of car. Iconic "apple to orange" sort of deal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pdot View Post
    The 2011 WRX is faster than the 2011 STI in terms of 0-60 (and the STI has 40 more HP) due to the higher power band in lower gears that the WRX generates.
    Other way around.. the WRX has a TALLER 2nd gear compared to the STI. Its because of the greater spread I mentioned above only having 5 forward gears with similar final drive ratio vs an extra gear on the STI to keep the spread shorter to keep the engine in the range making the extra hp. THAT is the only reason it gets to 60 quicker.. the WRX is by far the inferior car next to the STI.. 0-60 is pretty useless in the real world. 35-70 is a much more useful comparison.. in which the STI will devastate the WRX every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    0-60 is pretty useless in the real world. 35-70 is a much more useful comparison.. in which the STI will devastate the WRX every time.
    Which is why I prefer looking at Car and Drivers 5-60 times, which you will see put the WRX at a disadvantage.

    Check out this link to a comparison test....and check out the 5-60 times.
    http://www.caranddriver.com/var/ezfl...0048f4def0.pdf
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    5-60 times strike me as being much more relevant to real-world concerns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    yeah, they're quirky, fun little things. It's the reason why I've driven and modified them for the better part of the last 9 years.
    Though, if someone came along with a cherry 1987 Porsche 911 and said that he'd trade me even, I'd have a lot to think about...even though my car is numerically faster to 100mph..
    And if someone comes along and wants to trade me even for a 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, I will hurry up and fumble my keys for the WRX but gladly hand them over
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordgrinz View Post
    And if someone comes along and wants to trade me even for a 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, I will hurry up and fumble my keys for the WRX but gladly hand them over
    I hope they ask me first!!

    There's one listed on ebay right now for 90k
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    WRX is a great car and is very very potential if you know how to mod them properly..anyways, it is not fast enough to be rival of Z, when compared with RSX type S.

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    Are you saying that you think the RSX-S is more of a rival to the Z than the WRX? O_O
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mckenzie500 View Post
    WRX is a great car and is very very potential if you know how to mod them properly..anyways, it is not fast enough to be rival of Z, when compared with RSX type S.
    wat

    This makes noooo sense lol

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    370Z -- 13.5 @ 106 mph (dragtimes.com)
    RSX-S -- 14.7 @ 95 mph (dragtimes.com)

    As far as outright acceleration, each is about as different as they come
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