I have 06 STi completely stock. Not even accessport. Haven't modified because it's a lease and I'm having plenty fun as is.
Last week on the way to work, I was stopped at the usual traffic light. Then I saw this '06 charger pull up to my right. Now the lane the charger is in merges into mine about 100 feet past the traffic light. This type of situation happens daily and normally, car in the right lane just falls back behind me.
Not this day... As soon as the light turned green, I launched normally but ahead of the charger. I wasn't expecting a race. But then as soon as I shifted to 2nd, the charger all of sudden pulled a car length ahead. I don't think he intended to race either but just wanted to cut in front of me. I wasn't about to let that happen so I floored it in 2nd. Immediately, I regained about half a car length. I shifted to 3rd at around 6500 RPM and we're about even by the time I was ready to shift to 4th. Eventually, I was about half a car length ahead before he gave up and fell in behind me. I think I was doing close to 100mph in 5th gear when I saw him slow down. Yea, I know, I normally wouldn't have done this if there was traffic but this was early morning and just few cars behind us.
Now, I haven't seen the rear of the charger so I'm not sure what trim it was but I'm pretty sure it wasn't a Hemi. It seemed like an automatic and stock too. So yea, he caught me off guard and jumped a car length in the beginning and it was a rolling start which is also a disadvantage for STI but I really thought STI should've beat it by more than a half car length. If it was Hemi, I'm sure he would've succeeded in cutting me off.
Thinking really hard about getting accessport. Anyone know if it's okay to get accessport for leased vehicle?