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    First drive question

    Just drove a WRX for the first time, 2005 with about 7K miles. Very nice car. Love the AWD.

    Under heavy throttle in 2nd gear it starts rushing at about 3000 but seems to go much flatter around 4000 or 4500. I asked the salesman and he said it (the ECU I assume) learns the driver's patterns and probably had been driven by someone who shifted at 4K. He said it would act different if I drove it a couple of thousand miles.

    Does that make sense to the experts here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by airprakken
    d probably had been driven by someone who shifted at 4K. He said it would act different if I drove it a couple of thousand miles.
    you don't need to wait at all. you can reset the ECU yourself and see if it's still acting like that. never done it, but here's how, according to a knowledgable member ...disconnect the battery, press the brakes all the way down about 5 times, then wait 10 minutes and reconnect
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    It should pretty much fall flat on its face at about 5500-6000 rpm due to the turbo running out of breath. If it is losing power at 4000-4500, something isn't right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    It should pretty much fall flat on its face at about 5500-6000 rpm due to the turbo running out of breath. If it is losing power at 4000-4500, something isn't right.
    It didn't fall flat. It just stopped building and perhaps reduced acceleration a little. Not as pronounced as the fall-off above 5500.

    The only Turbo 5sp I have driven before is a Volvo S70 T5 and once it gets into the turbo it keeps increasing the acceleration until near the top end. Not sure what to expect from a WRX and I had only about 15 minutes total to try it out.

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    Just tell the salesman there is something wrong with it so he gives you a better price.

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    it seems like you just enjoyed the part where it built up boost and felt torquey. Rest should be just pull, except with stock wrx, the pull isnt so hard.
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    I recall there being something at around 4500 that happens naturally in the WRX. I wouldn't say it falls flat but levels and then picks up again. Should be ok.
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    ive driven my boys rex before it was pretty kickass

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    Yea you will pretty much fall in love with a WRX after you drive on....which is pretty much why the 26,000 people in this club own them
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    Quote Originally Posted by nSj77h
    Yea you will pretty much fall in love with a WRX after you drive on....which is pretty much why the 26,000 people in this club own them
    or have owned 6 or so of them
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