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    Motor Trend Tests a 2013 WRX 0-60 in 4.7 Seconds, Likes the Hatch Better

    2013 Subaru Impreza WRX: The Rugged Sports Sedan!
    (Special Edition Orange)

    Note the commentators comments on how Motor Trend doesn't recommend how they achieved the 0-60 times and some slight comparisons to a GTI and Focus ST (which is faster per their test on a figure 8/Handling Track):

    2013 Subaru Impreza WRX: The Rugged Sports Sedan! - Ignition Episode 53 - YouTube



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    Thought that vid looked familiar...

    2013 Subaru Impreza WRX review

    Did it just come out today or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    Thought that vid looked familiar...

    2013 Subaru Impreza WRX review

    Did it just come out today or something?
    Its dated 2/4/2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Yeah, pretty much common knowledge that you have to beat the car like a rented mule to get the awesome times that we all love to associate with it.
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    Has anyone ever beaten a mule that they rented? I imagine Hammurabi wouldn't approve.
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    Where can I rent a mule? I don't want to beat my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbigcog View Post
    Where can I rent a mule? I don't want to beat my car.
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    Motor Trend Tests a 2013 WRX 0-60 in 4.7 Seconds, Likes the Hatch Better

    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Yeah, pretty much common knowledge that you have to beat the car like a rented mule to get the awesome times that we all love to associate with it.
    Isn't the car still capable of respectable 0-60 times (quicker than a lot of other cars in its class) without beating the hell out of drivetrain?

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    It depends upon what you consider to be respectable. The harsh truth is that the (stock) WRX has never been a terribly quick car, once you negate the advantage of a hardcore AWD launch..which puts massive strain on your drivetrain. Many V6 family sedans will go from 5-60mph as quick or quicker. Remember that they very thing that gives you an advantage off the line (AWD) means that you have much more driveline losses than a 2 wheel drive car, once moving.

    I seem to be the official forum buzzkill guy for this, these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BernR6 View Post
    Isn't the car still capable of respectable 0-60 times (quicker than a lot of other cars in its class) without beating the hell out of drivetrain?
    Yes it is.

    Most 0-60 times published on cars though are on cars that are loaned to the various testers (car and driver, etc), and the testers push the car to the absolute limit because if they F something up they can just get out and walk away

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    I think this is an awful review, "you buy a wrx to hold your surfboard bro... i'm not actually gonna tell you anything about the car but just cautiously speculate about what's probably next". Really?

    This is a different reviewer, and for the 2011, but there's alot more substance to it: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Review - YouTube

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    Coming from a 2006 Honda S2000 that was putting 234 Hp and 156 Tq down at the wheels, the 2013 WRX 5-door feels much quicker. I'm not one for hard launches in any car, especially this one. The WRX has a lot more torque, and that may be why it feels quicker, but I think it's also in the way the power is delivered.

    Add to that and for some reason the 80Mph mark on the speedo my brain wants to think reads 60Mph. I'm completly stock at this point, but am considering a AP and using the Stage 1 tune. Just don't want to have warenty issues.

    Maybe the WRX isn't capable of pulling a 4.8 to 60 without killing the drivetrain, but it has to be sub 6 seconds with a mild start. Anything in the 6 second range, especially at this price point is pretty respectable, I think anyway.
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