It's really quite simple: it means you do not understand the differences.I would not argue that the STI handles better. I test drove one several times, and not one that was at a dealership but one broken in by a daily driver/owner.
I suppose my confusion, being new to this platform, is that it would seem buying the highest trim level (STI) does not provide significant improvement over the base (non-STI) model. A matter of opinion obviously. Hopefully this changes during the next major generation change to the model.
No it isn't.The STI is a rally car.
The LSD is far more of a useful tool than just putting power to the wheels in rough conditions.I understand what a LSD does (bluntly put: helps make sure you get power to the wheels in rough conditions) and I understand that the STI has an actual LSD while the base WRX has viscous speed-sensitive coupling differential. The STI is a rally car. I also know about gearing.
My far past = Mustang enthusiast. Owned a Cobra.. and a GT that was modded. These cars were very fast in a straight line. Fun to drive in good weather.
So since I'm not a rally racer or even thinking of track my views are clearly going to reflect this.
I just want to know why there aren't 100 "smaller" seconds in a minute, and 100 "smaller" minutes in an hour, and .....?er 1 second per km.
The STI is a rally car.
No it isn't.
Not exactly. You can't really compare the base WRX to the base STI as the STI has features that are much closer to the WRX limited plus other options that are not available at all on the WRX -- e.g. dual climate control.It would appear that price delta to be around 8k between wrk and sti.
Well, I will say this... there are people who race the WRX/STi in open class rally events. I suppose this makes the STI a "rally car."Well I did read on one of the fourms that the stock sti was raced professionally and performed pretty well in rally car events. I suppose in my definition that's a "rally car"
Perhaps I should not believe everything I read
Well, I will say this... there are people who race the WRX/STi in open class rally events. I suppose this makes the STI a "rally car."
There are also people who race Geo Metros in open class rally, so I suppose this makes the Geo Metro a rally car.
The pain here is that many senior members remember people coming onto the forums claiming their STI was the same thing as what was raced in WRC. A Rally Car in that sense the STI is clearly not.