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Unread 08-03-2003, 01:09 PM   #1
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Anyone likes Imprezas here?

Just wanted to show what happens when a stupid @#@&"# Buys an STI.

How he can turn this incredible machine:
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Unread 08-03-2003, 01:10 PM   #2
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Unread 08-03-2003, 01:11 PM   #3
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In less than 24 hours!

At least he lived to tell. At 240 kph he turned over a bus, you could see the wheel stamped on the bonnet. It's still with temporary licence plate, and of course no insurance yet.
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Unread 08-03-2003, 02:29 PM   #4
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thats some scary stuff. Im suprized that guy lived through it, I guess he was lucky.
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I saw an STi at the drag strip.

It was owned by a guy and his girlfriend I think.





His girlfriend drove it better than him She was cute too
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Unread 08-04-2003, 08:52 AM   #7
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someone you know?
No, just saw the car at the dealer, and asked for the pictures.

They were going to send the car back to japan, as subaru engineers were intrested in analizing body deformations.
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Unread 08-04-2003, 10:28 AM   #8
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Geeze. Thats much worst than Joe trying to make a submarine out of his car this last winter.

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Unread 08-04-2003, 11:36 AM   #9
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I like subaru's overall. Impreza's are starting to get too play'd out though. The STi is hot looking, but not my cup O tea.

I am waiting to see pricing and availability of the new Legacy's... to me they are far more stylish than the stubby STi, and they come with nice features which the STi doesnt have inside the cabin.

the Forester XT is also very nice... lotsa power in it.

But in the end I will more than likely buy a Mini CooperS since they handle better than any Subaru (my Impreza was a pig... heavy, and took WAY too much money to get it competative at an AutoX level) The Cooper is a GoKart with a roof, and has some nice pep to it for power/weight ratio. I crave power for pulling out of turns, and high power brakes, and quick ratio steering racks.

(top speed and 1/4 mile times dont matter to me. 1. I never run at top speed of a car.. who needs to drive 140mph on city streets?, 2. who cares how fast your car can go .25 miles... tell me how fast it can go around a 4 mile road course, and how good of a driver you are. 1/4mile times are just another way for dudes to measure their dicks it seems... although length seems to be inverse to thier speed, its all about the insecurity hehe hehehe j/k)
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Unread 08-04-2003, 01:43 PM   #10
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ohh my god that subaru, i wish it was mine.

i like the subaru impreza wrx sti especially the type r version (the 3 door version [not so common]), they got a wonderful engine, and a very nice engine noise )

have would have done much better not showing to me that picture

to joe, maybe if you want a very fast car for your track, try the toyota supra or maybe a honda nsx or a mitsubishi evolution, i will post a pic of a very nice nsx for you of an old man (about 60yrs old) who owns an nsx modified to fit his needs for a track :P very nice nsx.
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ok here it is, nsx mugen viper, sorry for the bad resolution but i scanned it from a magazine
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ohh my god that subaru, i wish it was mine.

i like the subaru impreza wrx sti especially the type r version (the 3 door version [not so common]), they got a wonderful engine, and a very nice engine noise )

have would have done much better not showing to me that picture

to joe, maybe if you want a very fast car for your track, try the toyota supra or maybe a honda nsx or a mitsubishi evolution, i will post a pic of a very nice nsx for you of an old man (about 60yrs old) who owns an nsx modified to fit his needs for a track :P very nice nsx.
the STi you are talking about is the Spec C Type R version and its hot hot hot, but they dont make the 3 door version anymore not since around 2000 or so. the Spec C Type R's are made for racing since they have no accessories most people would like in a car. ( like AC/ stereo/ etc..)

Nice rides though.

Also .. Supras are crap on tracks... compared to other track bred machines like Audi S4's/RS6's, Porsches, etc... Supra's arent all that at all. NSX's are ok, but not as good as you may think, they are deffinitely better than Supras though. EVO... ugh... no. they are cool and all, but totally not my thing.

If I had enough money to do an NSX I would just buy a RS6 and be done with it.
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NSX is more of an engineering display...from 1991...
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supras are crap on tracks, i agree, they are far too heavy for a track car, but, they are crap only if not modified DragonStar for example is a company who can do the job

porsches are very very good for tracks, but at least in my country, there price is way too high, the audi is a good choise as well, but for that price i would look into the bmw m3, very nice engine, i like that way too much

i wish our country had car prices like your country, here the cars are well overpriced and the fuel is also very expensive
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i wish our country had car prices like your country, here the cars are well overpriced and the fuel is also very expensive
Our fuel may not be as high as yours...but our cars are certainly over priced. And then there is the dealership mark-up...a car that retails for $25-30k USD is getting a $5k-10k USD dealership mark-up on the price...
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if you do your research and check some of the sites online you can usually get about the factory invoice price, I did this for my parents when we bought our yukon, dealer brought out the invoice, $50 off, so we got the car for VERY near invoice.
I understand they still get dealer incentives and stuff but if you're smart you can save $$$ and not let them screw you over too bad
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But in the end I will more than likely buy a Mini CooperS since they handle better than any Subaru (my Impreza was a pig... heavy, and took WAY too much money to get it competative at an AutoX level) The Cooper is a GoKart with a roof, and has some nice pep to it for power/weight ratio. I crave power for pulling out of turns, and high power brakes, and quick ratio steering racks.
AHHH, the new Minis, that's my dream car!

They were launched in my country just a month ago; Damn Expensive little things!

I know that cars are not sold by the meter, but the Cooper S costs something like U$ 35.000 here
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AHHH, the new Minis, that's my dream car!

They were launched in my country just a month ago; Damn Expensive little things!

I know that cars are not sold by the meter, but the Cooper S costs something like U$ 35.000 here
I'm just waiting for the re-release of the Honda CRX. Its going to have more HP out of the box than a Mini and a lower target weight.

Talk about a big go-kart.

That and I dont like how those little coopers look.

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Heres a track car for you guys...

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RTR stuff is nice, but why they stop running the NSX's in GT?!

And Mr Pete who drives the other RTR ride, is from Milwaukee, I have met him at local AutoX's before, hes pretty damn cool.
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I'm just waiting for the re-release of the Honda CRX. Its going to have more HP out of the box than a Mini and a lower target weight.

Talk about a big go-kart.

That and I dont like how those little coopers look.
Well I would much rather have a car built by BMW than one built by Honda... I owned a Jap car once, its nice, but the engineering is just not as good as the Bavarians or germans. The european cars make the inside as well as under the hood damn nice. The fit and finish of european cars are just so much better than Japanese. the Jap cars have alot going on still... both are better than most any american car
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Well I would much rather have a car built by BMW than one built by Honda... I owned a Jap car once, its nice, but the engineering is just not as good as the Bavarians or germans.
You gotta keep in mind, price.

A mini is a little more expensive than a civic CRX. :shrug:

And if my (when they re-release) CRX is faster and lighter than your mini, you'd better be a pretty good AutoX driver to keep up.
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Umm whatcha talking about, I seen people in Ram trucks beat Civics in AutoX's... its all about the driver.

and a Civic with that much power CRX or not will not be cheap and will more than likely be in the 20k$ range right along with teh Mini. Power isnt everything. If I wanted power I would buy a Camaro or something. Theres a ballance if fit/finish/power/and reliability. Also theres something about being a lil different thats nice.

Since every rice kiddie will own a CRX and put a big ole Type R sticker on it ( I think its a law you have to do that if you own a honda BTW) I would rather own something a bit more refined and functional, since I do more driving on country roads than I do at a race track.

Honda can build nice stuff, but its not german, and thats all there is to know. Also if you wanted small and powerful, get a new MR2 and S/C it. a well driven and tuned MR2 will own most things on a tight course.
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For me I love the preza's...

I want to get a 1998 Impreza 2.5RS... love the car... 4wheel drive and stick... real nice...

Not tooooo fond of the sti in looks category... I like the evo better...

I actually love the mini cooper s's... real nice especially since the movie the italian job came out...
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Mitsubishi 3000GT for me, get the vr-4 and it has a 3.o litter 300hp engine, with 6 speed manual transmission, that thing will haul
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Yeh those are spiffy cars, if you get teh Stealth R/T Twin Turbo AWD. The Getrag gear box is built for a tank it seems. I think its 340 Hp also.

the car is a boat though, many smaller cars can accelerate faster and go higher speeds simply due to the 800lbs lighter they are.
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