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This is a discussion on The Official 2015 WRX & STi Thread within the New Cars/Prototypes Forums forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by Ingo ^ and they do - don't forget Prius! And then there are people that don't care ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingo View Post
    ^ and they do - don't forget Prius!
    And then there are people that don't care quite as much about the fuel economy and some of those are WRX drivers... Simply put, 6th is for cruising, not speeding. There seems to be a lot of misconception about manual transmissions. There is engine displacement, torque at different rpms, gears and ratios, physics (as in torque relating to gear-ratios). If the competitor can accelerate faster in highest gear then those highest gears are shorter and probably don't bring down RPMs as much as the 6MT. Again, the highest gear is not what determines acceleration. And generally, we WRX drivers don't mind shifting... I certainly don't...
    As far as wanting power in ALL areas to the rpm range: get a HEMI. Then enjoy flat torque curve - and flat MPG's...
    I prefer 4 cylinder turbos, AWD and compact cars, thus my shopping list of EVO, Golf R, WRX. As long as I get 20MPG or higher in DD...I don't care. I only put about 10K-11K miles on my cars per year so MPG isn't a deciding factor. Anyway, good for Subaru for making some of its fan boys happy with higher MPGs and a useless 6th gear. We all know that's the roots of the WRX...oh wait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaySin View Post
    I prefer 4 cylinder turbos, AWD and compact cars, thus my shopping list of EVO, Golf R, WRX.
    Don't forget Audi A3/A4, Buick Regal, and a bunch of others that fall into the small 4cyl turbo AWD bracket.

    Quote Originally Posted by JaySin View Post
    Anyway, good for Subaru for making some of its fan boys happy with higher MPGs and a useless 6th gear. We all know that's the roots of the WRX...oh wait...
    Roots? You mean the lightweight and fuel-efficient Impreza all WRXs have been built on from the beginning? Seems like they're sticking to their roots quite well...

    You still aren't grasping what the sixth gear is there for. Most six-speeds in cars these days are only there as an efficiency measure: providing an extra very tall cruising gear for highway cruising. Call it a mechanical "Economy mode" if that makes you feel better. The Corvette has used this tactic for years in their manual gearboxes to pass emissions standards, even going so far as to lock out first gear (forcing a start from 2nd gear instead) during normal commute-type driving. The Corvette hits its top speed in 5th gear, and the 4 gears in front of it are spaced accordingly. The car will actually go slower if you shift from 5th to 6th at redline.

    Don't like six speeds? Try a 3 on the tree sometime...
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    I'd love to know what Subaru was thinking with their incredibly short 6th gear in the 04-06 STIs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaySin View Post
    I prefer 4 cylinder turbos, AWD and compact cars, thus my shopping list of EVO, Golf R, WRX. ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    Don't forget Audi A3/A4, Buick Regal, and a bunch of other that fall into the small 4cyl turbo AWD bracket.
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    Hey, and even Cadillac joins those ranks now with a 2.0T... But most of them are just a bit above the WRX sticker... AND use more fuel to boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingo View Post
    Hey, and even Cadillac joins those ranks now with a 2.0T... But most of them are just a bit above the WRX sticker... AND use more fuel to boot.
    Yeah, my point was that there are actually quite a few turbocharged AWD options out there nowadays, whereas it was pretty much just Audi, Subaru, and the EVO a few years ago. Wasn't the Suzuki Kizashi also turbocharged and AWD? I heard good things about that car. Too little, too late to save Suzuki's US market though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    Wasn't the Suzuki Kizashi also turbocharged and AWD? I heard good things about that car. Too little, too late to save Suzuki's US market though.
    That was a great model. I don't think they made a turbo version of the Kizashi (just going on memory) and I think their CVT was crap.

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    Lol, wow, Jaysin got worked up in this thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    Yeah, my point was that there are actually quite a few turbocharged AWD options out there nowadays, whereas it was pretty much just Audi, Subaru, and the EVO a few years ago. Wasn't the Suzuki Kizashi also turbocharged and AWD? I heard good things about that car. Too little, too late to save Suzuki's US market though.
    Not turbo, but it was a 6 speed! I worked at a Suzuki dealer for a short time and I will admit that the interior was pretty decent looking. Though I watched a technician install the XM radio adapter (a dealer accessory) for their headunit and he literally had to take the rear bumper off a brand new car as well as multiple panels for the wiring leading to the front of the car. Don't ask why... cause the instructions told him to do it LOL. That's a Suzuki.

    Sorry for the off topic.. but it's nice to know we aren't complaining about the hideous looks of the '15 wrx anymore and have moved on to more trivial downfalls. I'm sure the looks are already growing on you guys.
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    Can anyone who's sat in the '15 report on how the seat feels compared to the '9-'14's seats? I'm considering placing an order for a '15 but may hesitate because I can't find one to sit in in my region.

    I don't find the current gen's seat to be very comfortable. From the pics, the '15's seats look completely different from the earlier car. Any input will be appreciated. Thanks. (I haven't read through all 62 pages but did do a search.)

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    Can anyone who's sat in the '15 report on how the seat feels compared to the '9-'14's seats? I'm considering placing an order for a '15 but may hesitate because I can't find one to sit in in my region.

    I don't find the current gen's seat to be very comfortable. From the pics, the '15's seats look completely different from the earlier car. Any input will be appreciated. Thanks. (I haven't read through all 62 pages but did do a search.)

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