This is a discussion on My stock WRX vs. newer(yr?) Mustang COBRA SVT within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by CGimpreza Tell that to the new Camaro. It seems to have an identity crisis as it actually ...
02 Camaro z28 T-Tops, m6 49k miles
Bolt ons and tuned - 349rwhp/362rwtq
02 Ws6 T-Top,m6 80k miles
Bolt ons/Cam/tune - 436rwhp/424rwtq
I owned a 94 cobra, 96 Mystic cobra and a 2003 cobra.
A 94/95 is weak compared to todays cars, 240hp.
The 96 was fun. it redlined at 6800. High for a V8. 305hp stock, in order to make them run fast, need a high gear in the rear and beat the pi$$ out of it. My 96 had catless X pipe, 4:30 gears COI and drag radials. Car never went faster than 12.9@104.
Sold it, bought a 03 Cobra when they first were released in 02. That car was a BEAST. with only a magnaflow catback, made 399.4 RWHP on the dyno. With a 2.5 60ft time I went 12.8@115(stock tires/easy launch).
I no longer mess around at the drag strip. My hobby now is cycling/triathlons. So I have no real time to play around with my car. I hated the fact that the mustangs sat because I needed a 2nd car to drive in bad weather. Which led me to the WRX. As bad ass as the 03+ cobras are, what good was it when I was driving a 95 Ranger 4x4 all the time. I now have a car that can get me through bad weather and still fast/fun to drive!!!
One day I'll have a truly awesome sig
2004 impreza WRX
uppipe, downpipe, ap, and a grin
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For me it comes down to "is it fun to drive?" I rented a Camaro during a business trip to Cali; neat car in many ways, and seemed to have good road holding...but it just felt heavy to me. My WRX, which is no handling superstar, seems more nimble.
Grandfather of the Bugeye Mafia
2013 Subaru BRZ Limited
2002 Subaru WRX Bugeyebrid Wagon
I'm actually kind of excited to see the 11 mustang.
2011 Ford Mustang GT Premium test numbers - Motor Trend
2011 Ford Mustang GT Handling and Price - Motor Trend
Ford seems to be stepping up their game pretty well. .
Now if they could make it lose 300lbs.
I rented one when I went back for my HS reunion. It was relatively comfortable, but for all the supposed power, it felt heavy and numb and it was definately not very fast. It got a lot of attention though... that bright yellow had kids calling it "Bumblebee" the whole time...
Family fun: 2010 BMW M3 Sedan; STOCK
Single fun: 2012 Mustang Boss 302; STOCK
SOLD to my Brother: 02 WRX Sedan / Short throw, K+N drop in, Helix up and down pipe, Borla Hush twin tip, Whiteline sways and endlinks, KYB GR2s, Swift springs, Cobb Stage 2
SOLD: 05 Mustang GT Convertible / blown and tuned by Dynospeed Racing, Memphis TN
That's why you go find a 2002 Trans Am WS6 and mod it like crazy and see how it handles and how much power it'll put down.
Wonder what it'll do once forced induction is added. I'd say it's probably the best new car in years. I *might* be persuaded to own a Mustang -- something I never thought I'd say before.