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    WRX versus Forester XT

    Any of you folks with a WRX be driving a Forester XT if it were available at the time of the WRX purchase?

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    I think as it turns out that the stock XT has a pretty soft suspension. Aesthetically, I don't think I could get a Forester to the point that I liked the way it looked. (with a little work and $$$, I've managed to get there with my WRX...) It's just a little too utilitarian-looking for my taste.

    On the plus side for the Forester, I do love the idea of a 2.5Turbo.

    But NO, I would still have gotten my WRX!

    Just my opinion, of course.

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    Nope.
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    They will be out in a bout a month, my father already has his test drive scheduled, so I will have a full report when he gets it.

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    There was a prereleased one at STPR. Got to talk to the guy briefly and look through the hood scoop to see if it really was what it was. I couldn't make out an intercooler through the scoop, but the car definitely look a bit more aggressive than the old forrester.

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    How much HP do they put out? Is it the same motor that the STi has?
    293.2 hp to the ground
    267 lb/ft torque to the ground
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    210HP, 235ft-lbs torque, I believe. Yes, I think I heard that it's the same basic motor as the STi, but different state of tune. Can't speak to what kind of turbocharger is on this motor...

    I would think that the motor would be a wonderful base for mods.

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    Thanks for the answer.
    293.2 hp to the ground
    267 lb/ft torque to the ground
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    even B4 was lower than regular WRX.
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    I would take a xt over a wrx. same block as new sti and share some features (avcs, sodium filled exhaust valves, etc..). XT will produce more power and torque from the same mods on a wrx. I just hope the tranny on the xt is stronger than the wrx.

    Stock xt will be faster than stock wrx. Similar weight, while xt has more torque, and 4.44 rear.

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    Originally posted by FastARSEWRX
    Stock xt will be faster than stock wrx.
    'Til you get to the first curve...

    I understand your point, though...

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    someone on nasioc wrote up what he thought after driving both cars.....it's in the general community

    as for myself, right now, i don't think i'll be getting into a forrester, maybe if i had kids or something
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    Originally posted by RayfieldsWRX
    210HP, 235ft-lbs torque, I believe. Yes, I think I heard that it's the same basic motor as the STi, but different state of tune. Can't speak to what kind of turbocharger is on this motor...

    I would think that the motor would be a wonderful base for mods.

    Ray
    That's about the same numbers as a PT turbo. I wonder what battles will become...
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    Originally posted by jaysp55
    That's about the same numbers as a PT turbo. I wonder what battles will become...
    Hey, you're right! I think the PT is 215HP and 245torque. Hadn't made that parallel. My money's still on the Suby, though...

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