Solak, the SL2 had the twin cam engine with more hp and it definitely had more pep. And yes, the old Subaru was MUCH slower than any saturn. It had trouble going uphill. Seriously, I would have it floored and it would be a struggle to get up a hill. This car was decked out with all the electronics, digital dash, trip computer, everything. It was considered their "flagship" at the time. It rusted, it was slow, the engine knocked from day one. The tranny went. I even had chunks of metal fall off it while I was washing it. This is what all Subaru's were like. They were Pieces of Sh1t. They came out with the Brat to try to appeal to the younger crowd. Who really needs a pickup car with seats in the bed? They were doing what Saturn is doing now. Trying to broaden their prosective buyers. They later adopted the AWD on all cars. They were still not the best or most reliable cars out there at this point, and they certainly had NO performance. And in the US especially, there were NO fast Subarus and NO performance minded Subarus until the WRX was finally released here. The closest thing was the 2.5RS which is just not really a performance car. Point being Subaru started off just selling cars and getting their name out there. They went through a lot of ridicule, hard times, and new ideas. Over time they started to produce more appealing cars. They started to produce more reliable cars. People started to take Subaru a lot more seriously. If you don't remember all this, maybe you are too young or just didn't pay attention to it. But I have had experience with Subaru since the early 80's and I saw their transformation. My sister had a Saturn, and I have had experience with Saturn since the early to mid 90's. I am already seeing many similarities between the two companies. Why not give them a chance to produce these cars and see where they go. If no one did this, Subarus would still just be littering junk yards with rusted out shells.