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Back in the day breaking world record on rally championship with flat 4 rumble, good low and stable center of gravity

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2013 1:24AM
Reviewed by: QaTaQ
Car reviews written (2)
Similar cars tried: Honda Integra Type R, Porsche 911, Fairlady, Mitsubishi Evo
Fuel consumption: 10.5km/litre
Duration of car driven: More than 3 years
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The Review

This mad crazy little hatchback is not your typical hatchback like a volkswagen or a renault. It's raw as hell, trust me get into one and your legs would be numb after one single pull from that monster engine.Tone down version of a rally car, amazing car for road daily, comfortable and extremely easy to drive with HARDCORE performance make you want to trash it every single day with that turbo, with gear shift settings rpm LED LIGHT, unbelievable car with interior not like the cheap 07 before sedan where all sorts of noise come in, not this, unbelievable interior with ecu si drive mode, no more low fuel consumption due to unable to tweak with the ecu like the old version of subaru impreza before 07. If you are enthusiast and you have 80k to spend in your bank account, here it is. Everything feel solid and well made even the clutch and gas pedal is sensitive and overly responsive. That turbo spooling is beyond joy but endlessly happy. A subaru sti will change you, this powerful beast beg you to go faster and push it to the limit if you allow and your heart can take it. With 6speed ratio with mix of close to wide ratio, top speed of 280km/h with mods is achievable. Looking into performance mods, this car can easily take on 600hp with stock gearbox. Unlike the wrx, this is hardcore and the power will rip off your expectation from excitement to fear of your life & safety if you reach that extreme level. Not for the faint hearted. Trust me.The stock power is way enough and too much for sg road.

Strengths

This is the closest thing to a rally car built by Godly subaru,Reliable and amazingly quick, Hard cornering no problem, short steering ratio, stable super stiff solid car felt like can take up to 300km/h easy, meant for high speed car, 6speed manual rarely use at all due to sg speed limit, daily street ecu control via si drive, pretty much everything, comfortable seat, good seating position, steering wheel adjustable, gearbox amazing with short throw super tight shift, once you got into a car this fast meant for rally you got to enjoy. A smile on your face every single time you get in, you know that it's a wild beast.

Weaknesses

Will get into accident with lousy driver skills and temptation to step to feel the pull of that 2.5 flat boxer 305bhp with 290pound ft of torque after 4000rpm, all hell break loose. Prepare for launch to outer space. The downfall is the price and it's not cheap.

Back in the day breaking world record on rally championship with flat 4 rumble, good low and stable center of gravity

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2013 1:17AM
Reviewed by: QaTaQ
Car reviews written (2)
Similar cars tried: Honda Integra Type R, Porsche 911, Fairlady, Mitsubishi Evo
Fuel consumption: 10.5km/litre
Duration of car driven: More than 3 years
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Reliability:
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The Review

This mad crazy little hatchback is not your typical hatchback like a volkswagen or a renault. It's raw as hell, trust me get into one and your legs would be numb after one single pull from that monster engine.Tone down version of a rally car, amazing car for road daily, comfortable and extremely easy to drive with HARDCORE performance make you want to trash it every single day with that turbo, with gear shift settings rpm LED LIGHT, unbelievable car with interior not like the cheap 07 before sedan where all sorts of noise come in, not this, unbelievable interior with ecu si drive mode, no more low fuel consumption due to unable to tweak with the ecu like the old version of subaru impreza before 07. If you are enthusiast and you have 80k to spend in your bank account, here it is. Everything feel solid and well made even the clutch and gas pedal is sensitive and overly responsive. That turbo spooling is beyond joy but endlessly happy. A subaru sti will change you, this powerful beast beg you to go faster and push it to the limit if you allow and your heart can take it. With 6speed ratio with mix of close to wide ratio, top speed of 280km/h with mods is achievable. Looking into performance mods, this car can easily take on 600hp with stock gearbox. Unlike the wrx, this is hardcore and the power will rip off your expectation from excitement to fear of your life & safety if you reach that extreme level. Not for the faint hearted. Trust me.The stock power is way enough and too much for sg road.

Strengths

This is the closest thing to a rally car built by Godly subaru,Reliable and amazingly quick, Hard cornering no problem, short steering ratio, stable super stiff solid car felt like can take up to 300km/h easy, meant for high speed car, 6speed manual rarely use at all due to sg speed limit, daily street ecu control via si drive, pretty much everything, comfortable seat, good seating position, steering wheel adjustable, gearbox amazing with short throw super tight shift, once you got into a car this fast meant for rally you got to enjoy. A smile on your face every single time you get in, you know that it's a wild beast.

Weaknesses

Will get into accident with lousy driver skills and temptation to step to feel the pull of that 2.5 flat boxer 305bhp with 290pound ft of torque after 4000rpm, all hell break loose. Prepare for launch to outer space. The downfall is the price and it's not cheap.

It's an ANIMAL!

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2010 6:22PM
Reviewed by: Leldor
Car reviews written (4)
Fuel consumption: 8km/litre
Duration of car driven: Test Drove Once Only
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Went on a joyride with a friend and this Spec C WRX STi is truly a rally bred monster. Performance-wise, there's NOTHING within its price range that can vaguely cough up a challenge. You might say 280bhp might not be much for this amount of money but the most valuable lesson I learnt is that the 422Nm of torque is much MUCH more impt. This amt of torque in a 2WD car would be hard to put down onto the road. An S5 "only" has 333Nm? But with AWD, you can put down the torque earlier and harder out of a corner. That brings me to the suspension. It is quite firm to say the least but it isn't to the point that you wonder if the body of the car is connected directly to the chassis via stout metal bars. It will lean into the corner, but only a bit. It maintains contact with the road like superglue. And that helps the tyres and AWD system to work their magic. The interior however is lack lustre - as with all Subarus. *Sigh* I wont even say that the plasticky interior is functional, because it isn't. But for what this car is, a rally bred monster, the interior shld be the last thing on your mind. This is one ride in my life that I'll never forget.

AWD Magic

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2007 3:23AM
Reviewed by: Mirage77
Car reviews written (7)
Duration of car driven: Test Drove Once Only
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I've always had an interest to go test-drive the Subaru cars - specifically the Legacy - but never got around to do it because my dad just didn't like Subaru. It has got something to do with how it is pronounced in Chinese (or Hokkien) - it means something like a 'loser's car' when translated loosely. Traditional, backward-thinking but I guess it plays a big part of branding in Asian societies. Nevertheless, I convinced my dad to head down to the new Subaru showroom located in the middle of housing estates - in Singapore we call them the heartlands (a little like suburban areas) - which was built at a cost of over SGD25 million dollars (about USD14.7 million). It looked awesome, and they had on display the Legacy GT, Impreza WRX STi, Outback 3.0R among others, including the superminis R1 and R2. They also have an outdoor driving track at the rooftop. We first sat inside the Legacy GT, which had an interior that left us impressed. My dad had a bad impression of Subaru before but this left him changing his mind. Chrome accents in the cabin, soft-touch plastics and high-quality all play a part in making the interior feel really well-built. The seats are supportive and everything looked durable - something that we look out for especially. The frameless windows really bought my heart as I have a soft-spot for them. The exterior is, I daresay, one of the better looking ones among Japanese sedans. Actually come think, it's probably the best of the lot - it can certainly take on the Mazda6 MPS's family sedan looks, the Honda Accord's unsorted rear design, the Camry's boring outlook as well as the Passat's safe exterior. I'd say the Subaru looks closest to the Passat, but it manages to pull it off by being fresh, unique and pleasing to the eye. No large chrome faces to stare at in this car. Another appeal of this car - one of the largest in fact - is its engine. 245bhp on tap from the turbocharged 2L boxer engine is absolutely wonderful - top that up with 310Nm of torque, you're almost getting Cayman power for less than half the price. In fact, at its price, nothing really comes close... Even the GTI is more expensive. We immediately requested for a test-drive, and the sales executive politely obliged. A turn of the ignition creates a low but audible rumble that won't grab attention but isn't anything to laugh at either. A little revs reveal that this car is certainly no ordinary family sedan. A little of the details: 0-100km/h in sub 7 seconds and a top speed of 237km/h. 'Nuff said: sitting in this car was a joy. Comfort’s there where you want it and it feels good to be sitting inside it. The standard Macintosh sound system sounds like a premium setup that costs a lot more, the gauges are electrolumiscent and are visible at almost any light condition, and the red lighting of the buttons really accentuates the interior. Good stuff. That said, there is a certain lightness to the way power is delivered in this car. It's quite hard to explain but let me try. When you're driving a high-powered Japanese sedan, you know you're going fast, but somehow it just doesn't push your body back and give you the exact sensation like German or Italian cars do it. Yes, it may have the power, but you can't feel it. A German car, on the other hand like the GTI, gives a surge of power that really pumps the adrenaline. You can literally feel yourself being rocketed as you press the accelerator. The weight of the car is being pulled forward and you can feel the inertia being overcome - in a Japanese car, you can't feel that 'weight' that gives authority and control. This sensation, you can't get in a Japanese sedan. That said, I just love this car. It trumps the GTI on my mental list of 'cars-to-get-when-I-get-my-license' list for now, but I'll have to drive both cars back to back to decide. In conclusion, Subaru has created a highly credible sedan that appeals a lot to the masses, including the European market - this car is distinctly different from the Accord or Mazda6 - try one today to try something different. PS. I had a look of the Impreza and I didn't like it at all. A complete car, I feel, doesn't just have to need a powerful engine... It needs a good interior, it needs good looks and it needs practicality. The Impreza has a terrible interior, which is something I cannot live with at all. I also had a look at the Forrester as well as the Outback, both very impressive cars.

Strengths

Price, style, AWD

Weaknesses

Fuel consumption


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buerne
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Responded on: 19 May 2008 7:09PM

Review of cars coming from someone who doesn't drive is utter bollocks. asdzds