In Reply to: Re: WRX ? posted by Barry on April 26, 2002 at 17:41:57:
Another thing to consider is the sheer weight of a WRX - they are built like brick Sh*thouses and are just under 1500 KG compared to the M at 1200 KG.
How do I know ? - My Car back in NZ is a Subaru Legacy RS modified to 180 KW, and it uses the same running gear except with slightly different Valve geomotry and Air/Water intercooler vs air/air intercooler or WRX.
How does it feel compared to the M ?
-Slower top speed
-Less precise handling (but more comfortable)
-Unreal traction (brilliant in wet)
I love both cars, the Subaru being the first really fast car I owned, and with the traction and forgiving handling I'm glad I got it before the M, the understated styling makes it a real 'Q' car too.
I love the M - You feel as 1 with the car - so much feed back, but it'll bite if your not too carfeul.
M3 7.1 15.4 2.3 Inline 190 hp
WRX 5.9 14.4 2.5 Turbo 230 hp and AWD
Just the facts