I was bored Monday and decided to go to the dealership to test drive a Z. I pull up in the wrx, and the dealer was impressed. Said he owned an 05 STi. Was talking about how I was really going to like the Z and all. Took a 1/2 hour showing me all the compartments behind the seat...
When I asked if he could take me for a ride in it he jumped at the chance to show me how much better it was than my wrx. Didn't check license, insurance... nothing. He was stoked, because he could've sworn he had a potential buyer.
He took me out, drove me around to show me what it could do. I wasn't even mildly impressed, but he was a crap driver. Clutch smell... gear thud... everything that a bad driver exhibits. So he pulls over in this church parking lot and gives me a shot at her...
I took off smooth so I could feel where the clutch let off for the first time. EASY clutch.. very smooth shifting compared to the WRX. So at the next stop sign I gunned it. Very linear power, but didn't pull very hard at all for a RWD Sports Car. I hear 308hp and I get a little chub, but I was dissappointed. The only other RWD sports cars I've driven hard (Camaro and Corvette) pushed me back in my seat... the Z didn't have that at all.
Unfortunately I didn't get to go on any of the curvy stuff. That's what I really would've liked to feel. But no go..
Overall it's a gorgeous car, and a decent interior, but I wouldn't trade my WRX straight across for one. Just didn't have the appeal, or the satisfying pull.