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This is a discussion on Would you still buy a Wrx/Sti if... within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by ShiftingLanes By the time the turbo needs to be replaced, the warranty will be LONG gone. Yeah ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiftingLanes View Post
    By the time the turbo needs to be replaced, the warranty will be LONG gone.
    Yeah but if you turbo the car yourself you void warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THutch View Post
    Yeah but if you turbo the car yourself you void warranty.
    You missed that point dude. The stock turbos on the WRX is a reliable piece. Warranties on Subarus traditionally don't last past 60k miles...so when your turbo finally craps out at 150k, you are already way past warranty on that vehicle.

    Plus, nobody in their right mind is going to be silly enough to slap a turbo on a base Impreza. Waste of time and money.
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    Just to throw this out there.. a 115hp 1990 Mazda Miata will smoke a WRX on the track, and is arguably considerably more fun to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Just to throw this out there.. a 115hp 1990 Mazda Miata will smoke a WRX on the track, and is arguably considerably more fun to drive.
    video or it didnt happen

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    Took me a bit to find a decent list of track times.. but here you have 261 competitors, and you see time and time again Miata's putting down faster track times than WRX/STi. Autocross Results :: Results: Live Results for 3/7/2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    You missed that point dude. The stock turbos on the WRX is a reliable piece. Warranties on Subarus traditionally don't last past 60k miles...so when your turbo finally craps out at 150k, you are already way past warranty on that vehicle.

    Plus, nobody in their right mind is going to be silly enough to slap a turbo on a base Impreza. Waste of time and money.
    The OP stated WRX/STI not base impreza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Took me a bit to find a decent list of track times.. but here you have 261 competitors, and you see time and time again Miata's putting down faster track times than WRX/STi. Autocross Results :: Results: Live Results for 3/7/2013
    How is that possible? 115hp beating a 305hp turbo sti

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    Quote Originally Posted by spirited09wrx View Post
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    Because horse power is of little importance in racing (and enjoyability). A well designed, light, exceptionally handling car goes a long ways in both of those aspects. The engine in the WRX and STi sits too far forward in the chassis to be competitive in motor sports.. one of the big reasons Subaru was no longer competitive in WRC and finally withdrew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justanothername View Post
    Yes I am a newb. You were a newb to at one point
    OK this is a fair statement and deserves an answer. You'll get better answers than this but here is mine:

    HP and torque don't equate to speed, much less performance. In fact forward speed doesn't equate to performance.

    Elsewhere you stated that you checked, and found that brakes and suspension and lights don't make a car faster... In fact, they do.

    Engine output isn't what defines speed or performance. That MGA with less than 80HP is revered and has been for six decades; it's not because of the HP. There is something else going on.

    There is something else going on with the Mini, the A112 Abarth, the MR2, the Miata, the list goes on.

    Now, add to all that the fact that just because a car is fast doesn't make it good, or even interesting (there are dozens of cars faster than mine that are neither better cars nor interesting cars) and it's not surprising that simply asking for more power won't get you anywhere, so to speak.

    I've been driving for 25 years. I've had fun -- and been in over my head at times -- with 50 HP.

    If you are quicker or get bored, then see if you can figure out what HP equals fun for you. For me, in the right car, it's 50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    OK this is a fair statement and deserves an answer. You'll get better answers than this but here is mine:

    HP and torque don't equate to speed, much less performance. In fact forward speed doesn't equate to performance.

    Elsewhere you stated that you checked, and found that brakes and suspension and lights don't make a car faster... In fact, they do.

    Engine output isn't what defines speed or performance. That MGA with less than 80HP is revered and has been for six decades; it's not because of the HP. There is something else going on.

    There is something else going on with the Mini, the A112 Abarth, the MR2, the Miata, the list goes on.

    Now, add to all that the fact that just because a car is fast doesn't make it good, or even interesting (there are dozens of cars faster than mine that are neither better cars nor interesting cars) and it's not surprising that simply asking for more power won't get you anywhere, so to speak.

    I've been driving for 25 years. I've had fun -- and been in over my head at times -- with 50 HP.

    If you are quicker or get bored, then see if you can figure out what HP equals fun for you. For me, in the right car, it's 50.

    Fair enough, thanks for actually taking time and posting a constructive response rather then being a douche

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