Im on my way back from Breckinridge last labor day weekend and I get to the crappy traffic part of I-70 just below the tunnel heading east bound and I get stuck behind this carrera 4S (not sure what year but it had to be early 2000s) with a 40-50 year old guy driving…….i was stuck behind him for ~20 miles driving 5-10 MPH until Floyd hill….he started showing off by dropping the top and then smiling at me and reving a few times….which I thought was cool so I reved and we did that a few times….we finally come up to floyd hill and the left lane opens up….this is were I was in third gear ~50 MPH and we both stomped on it and I stayed even with him untill 90mph were we both had to shift (lots of black smoke crapped out of his exhaust) and then we both hit the first corner and he mashed the brakes like a little girl to slow to 60mph….after that he got out of the way and gave me a dirty look as I passed him….
As for the 350Z I test drove at the dealer I was disappointed in general….the thing corned and turned well but acceleration was just not what I expected….sure the sweet power surge when you hit the gas peddle is so much better than a stock WRX but the farther you get in the RPM range is feels like its loosing more and more power (felt like it took forever to hit 60)….although 4th and 5th gear felt better than 1,2 3rd…..
i would trade my WRX in for the styling of the Z but that’s about it….
Now the new outback XT was sweet (for my wife NOT me) I was super surprised with how much pick up that thing had…from a roll that car has got to be faster than a stock WRX (2.5 liter BUT what turbo do they have???)…and the interior in my opinion was very well done if you like leather seats, sunroofs and lush styling….might be my wife’s next car either that or the turbo legacy