you have never driven an EJ205 WRX I take it?My friend bought his Type R new in 2002(?) and I don't remember it ever having zero power at low revs. It accelerated well all the way up to about 5500rpm, then went nuts. This is my first turbo car, so I have little frame of reference, but below 2500rpm, my WRX has massive turbo lag. Several times I've put my foot flat to the floor expecting it to go and have been left waiting. I understand every car needs to be in the power band, but I've never experienced a car that just doesn't pull at all when not in it. Perhaps a tune would change this, but with a 7yr/70k mile warranty, I think I'd be silly to risk it. Perhaps a turbo'd car just isn't for me.