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    Normal WRX traits?

    Hi, I just got a 2005 wagon this past November and I have a couple of questions. I've had many Subies but never a WRX. I've noticed mine cranks more slowly than my Outback or my Integra. Is it normal for the turbo cars to do this? The battery is original and probably approaching the end of it's lifespan.

    Also, the clutch is much stiffer than most other cars. I didn't notice this at first, but compared to the 95 Integra GSR I've been driving the past 10 years it takes much more effort to push. I don't want to make my left leg sound like a wimp, just want to know if that's the norm.

    Great car, I like the solid feel and the way it eats choppy back roads for lunch. Doesn't rev like the Integra, but has much more go between 3k and 4.5k rpm. Very fun to drive.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Is it cold out by you? Maybe it's a cold battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by hilltownwalsh View Post
    Hi, I just got a 2005 wagon this past November and I have a couple of questions. I've had many Subies but never a WRX. I've noticed mine cranks more slowly than my Outback or my Integra. Is it normal for the turbo cars to do this? The battery is original and probably approaching the end of it's lifespan.

    Also, the clutch is much stiffer than most other cars. I didn't notice this at first, but compared to the 95 Integra GSR I've been driving the past 10 years it takes much more effort to push. I don't want to make my left leg sound like a wimp, just want to know if that's the norm.

    Great car, I like the solid feel and the way it eats choppy back roads for lunch. Doesn't rev like the Integra, but has much more go between 3k and 4.5k rpm. Very fun to drive.

    Thanks for the help.

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    A new battery is probably in order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavia View Post
    A new battery is probably in order.
    Yep. And the heavy clutch is normal in these cars. Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the club.

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    Thanks for the info and the hospitality. Looks like a new battery and some leg exercise is order.

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