Author Topic: Impreza one of worst rally cars ever?  (Read 1347 times)

October 19, 2013, 01:18:46 PM
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mauritsvw

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I see in the newest edition of CAR magazine they place the 2008 Impreza WRX STi among the four worst rally cars ever. I don't know much about rallying, so I don't know how legitimate that claim is.
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October 19, 2013, 01:35:19 PM
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Well, if it comes from South Africa's most reputable motoring magazine, then certainly it must be true.

P.S. I never bought a single CAR magazine my entire life.
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October 20, 2013, 06:36:52 AM
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Sadly its true. The STI hatch was the car that killed it for Subaru in WRC.
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October 20, 2013, 10:48:39 AM
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The thread heading is misleading.

"Impreza one of the worst rally cars ever?"  BIG NO!!

"2008 WRC Impreza STI hatch one of the worst rally cars ever?" It may very well be.
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October 20, 2013, 11:35:34 AM
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Quote from: Bravofox;14747
The thread heading is misleading.

"Impreza one of the worst rally cars ever?"  BIG NO!!

"2008 WRC Impreza STI hatch one of the worst rally cars ever?" It may very well be.

There you have a point..... but it draws views so i guess it good.
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October 20, 2013, 01:18:51 PM
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In my defence: I did put it as a question, and not a fact... I thought Subaru lovers would find it interesting, and elaborate, like Steve did. Sorry.
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October 21, 2013, 11:49:29 AM
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What was wrong with it?
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October 21, 2013, 10:03:24 PM
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October 22, 2013, 07:32:32 AM
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See its even understeering in a straight line:eek:
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October 22, 2013, 08:05:19 AM
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Although I agree that the 2008 hatch was not the best impreza platform, it should be considered that it was not the sole reason they left competing in the WRC. They and Suzuki pulled out the same time due the world wide economic downturn.
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October 22, 2013, 09:40:26 AM
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Well Subaru may not be doing the normal full support thing but they are still in proper rally
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October 22, 2013, 09:01:19 PM
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I actually have an 08 STI, given, its no 05 (my personal favorite) but the bump in KW from the 06/07 make it a very fun car

its definitely one of those cars that you either love or hate! and with the correct mods it can be stupid quick... if only i could stop spending money on the foz :)
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