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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Personally, I would rather have the power instantly when I step on the gas instead of having to wait for a turbo to spool. Aside from the whole power delivery and performance aspect, turbo charged engines by nature are considerably less reliable than their N/A counter parts.

    The advantage of a turbo is that you can effectively make more power with a smaller engine (by stuffing more air into it).. If you could make the same power, with the same engine (and similar fuel economy), without any of the drawbacks of forced induction.. well that would be great. There would be no reason for anyone to run a turbo, and the world would a wonderful place. But with the laws of physics being as they are, we have to settle with what we can get.
    Interesting, thanks for the info!

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    Given the choice between an STi with a 2.5 turbo and a 2.5 N/A (i.e. the 2.5i), I would take the turbocharged STi. I drove a 2.5i for 5 years before I bought the STi and I enjoy the turbocharged engine much more.

    I don't think this is what you are asking though. I think you are asking that would I rather have an equally powered N/A engine or a turbocharged engine. Given the choice, I would probably say the non-turbo, just due to the reliability and as has been mentioned, the quicker power delivery. However, I'm not ruling out the possibility that the N/A engine could eventually get a turbo charger to get MOARRRR POWWAAA.

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    This thread still baffles me, but I'll play along.

    While I agree with the reasons to have an equally powered NA car, I love the
    Turbo spool and the kick in the pants power burst. I'm not building a bracket racing car so
    I don't need everything all at once. The anticipation of boost is very enjoyable.


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    Turbocharged over N/A unless like said above it had the same amount of power. Wouldn't you like to have the power there instantly instead of it come a couple seconds later. That being said if they offered a supercharged one i would probably pick that one because you get the instant power along with the amazing whine of the supercharger!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    Given the choice between an STi with a 2.5 turbo and a 2.5 N/A (i.e. the 2.5i), I would take the turbocharged STi. I drove a 2.5i for 5 years before I bought the STi and I enjoy the turbocharged engine much more.

    I don't think this is what you are asking though. I think you are asking that would I rather have an equally powered N/A engine or a turbocharged engine. Given the choice, I would probably say the non-turbo, just due to the reliability and as has been mentioned, the quicker power delivery. However, I'm not ruling out the possibility that the N/A engine could eventually get a turbo charger to get MOARRRR POWWAAA.
    Yeah that's basically what I was asking. Aren't Subaru's engines reliable? Or do Subaru turbo engines have problems after say..100k miles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justanothername View Post
    Yeah that's basically what I was asking. Aren't Subaru's engines reliable? Or do Subaru turbo engines have problems after say..100k miles?
    "96% of the Subarus built in the last 12 years are still on the road today." I'd say they are fairly reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    "96% of the Subarus built in the last 2 years are still on the road today." I'd say they are fairly reliable.
    last 2 years? or do you mean last 20 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justanothername View Post
    last 2 years? or do you mean last 20 years?
    I meant 12. My Outback Sport has 234000 miles on it...still runs like a champ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    "96% of the Subarus built in the last 12 years are still on the road today." I'd say they are fairly reliable.
    The asterisk for this statement should state "so long as idiot 17 and 18 year olds don't trash them with retarded mods and lack of research"
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    Quote Originally Posted by THutch View Post
    ^^ But it's also nice to have warranty on a factory turbo car.
    By the time the turbo needs to be replaced, the warranty will be LONG gone.
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    Given equal power, I'll take N/A and forego the turbo lag...

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    Given equally low emissions, high fuel economy, and torque output, I'd chose an atmospherically aspirated motor.

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