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    Clutch and Reverse gear?

    hey experts,

    I just got my 11 Base WRX... couple things i notices but not sure why? how come the clutch is so high, i test all the new WRX they are like that...and whenever i reverse its seem to be easy to when dead (hope u know what i meant) and i have to restart the car again.

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    The clutch is high huh? Too high from the floor or the range of deflection or when it starts to engage? Mine wasn't an issue at all coming from my old car. The only real issue is the engagement zone is a lot narrower, but I got used to it. Also I think you're trying to say that it's easy to stall the car in reverse? I found that true as well when I first got mine, but quickly got used to it.

    So from that I'll say is just drive it a bit more and you should get used to the clutch. I would also recommend practicing on a empty parking lot if you find yourself over revving the take off. You should be able to engage the clutch below 1,500 RPM's. This will prevent excessive wear on your clutch.
    Last edited by KHP; 01-12-2011 at 02:09 PM.

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    I noticed that too that in reverse you have to be very careful not to stall it.This is a PITA when you reverse in the snow and I seem to be burning the clutch each time.But then again with a little practice you should get used to it.
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    I never really have had a problem with reverse, but I have noticed the clutch engages much further from the floor than other manual transmission vehicles I have driven.

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    I'll admit I stalled the STI I test drove twice on the drive. The clutch takes a little getting used to. Now that I'm 400 miles in, I'm fine with it.

    Does the regular WRX have the hill start helper? I can't stand the damn thing it holds the car in place while you're trying to move. I've been driving manuals for over 20 years and I don't need a machine to help me start on a damn hill!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Does the regular WRX have the hill start helper? I can't stand the damn thing it holds the car in place while you're trying to move. I've been driving manuals for over 20 years and I don't need a machine to help me start on a damn hill!
    Yes the WRX has hill start assist although I'm not too sure it kicks in all the time.
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    I really like the hill start feature, especially when driving in hilly downtown Seattle during my work commute. The only time it doesn't kick in is when you have the e-brake on, if I am not mistaken. To respond to the OP, the reverse on my 2011 is just like it was on my old Impreza as well. And I had difficulty back then when I first bought it. It just takes some time to get used to.
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