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    It didn't come with a turbo? I imagine that it a big plus to alot of people right? Does a turbo really make that big of a difference between a non turbo 265hp engine and one that is?

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    Huh? Are you trying to decide between two cars or just asking random questions?


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    I would much rather have a 265 hp NA engine than a turbo charged one.
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    What year cars are you talking about? I have a turbo WRX and a non turbo Forester , it depends, I love driving both cars, friends get really impressed with the way the Forester handles, you just keep a higher corner speed, I totally buy a non turbo 2.5 liters impreza

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    So you bought a car and after you drove it you found out that it wasnt a turbo? LOL

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    Not sure how my post meant anything other then what I said. Would you still buy the wrx/sti if it didn't have a turbo or did the turbo just make you like it even more? Or let me dumb it down even more.

    Was the turbo the deciding factor in buying the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blusuby View Post
    What year cars are you talking about? I have a turbo WRX and a non turbo Forester , it depends, I love driving both cars, friends get really impressed with the way the Forester handles, you just keep a higher corner speed, I totally buy a non turbo 2.5 liters impreza
    Not any years specifically. Just a general question.

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    I LOVE forced induction.

    That being said, if the WRX came with a H6, I would buy that one too.....I would still enjoy the 170bhp of the 2.5i/2.5RS, but not nearly as much as the boosted versions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremydingeman View Post
    I would much rather have a 265 hp NA engine than a turbo charged one.
    +1.

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    ^^ But it's also nice to have warranty on a factory turbo car.

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    I am looking to buy a 2.5 Rs , so yes I will buy a non turbo version.....anytime

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    So are turbos not alot of fun? I would think going back to an NA engine would suck if you enjoyed your turbo, at least for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justanothername View Post
    So are turbos not alot of fun? I would think going back to an NA engine would suck if you enjoyed your turbo, at least for me.


    That doesn't make any sense.. what exactly are you asking? A 265hp N/A engine would usually have considerably more torque and much more linear power delivery than a turbo charged engine with the same power, and in turn, be more "fun" to drive (though fuel economy would likely not be as good).

    Why would going back to a more powerful (area under the curve) N/A engine suck if you enjoyed a turbo? Sounds as if you don't understand how forced induction and power delivery work.



    Would I rather have a 520whp N/A engine that has the same fuel economy and weighs the same as my turbo charged engine? DEFINITELY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    That doesn't make any sense.. what exactly are you asking? A 265hp N/A engine would usually have considerably more torque and much more linear power delivery than a turbo charged engine with the same power, and in turn, be more "fun" to drive (though fuel economy would likely not be as good).

    Why would going back to a more powerful (area under the curve) N/A engine suck if you enjoyed a turbo? Sounds as if you don't understand how forced induction and power delivery work.



    Would I rather have a 520whp N/A engine that has the same fuel economy and weighs the same as my turbo charged engine? DEFINITELY!
    Yeah I don't know a ton about them, sorry. I just figured it was one of those "once you go turbo you don't go back" type of thing

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    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.

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