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Thoughts on S-GT vs V6 WRX

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I just test drove both of these cars, each was stock... I was blown away by the difference! The V6 was from 2000 and had an EJ207 in it, not sure if that has been swapped at some point or they did actually offer that from factor?

 

I drove the S-GT first, thought it was nice and civilised.. had a bit of pull which was fun, but nothing amazing.

Then I test drove the V6 WRX, it blew my mind, really put you back in the seat. I can't even describe how different it was, but I loved it so much more in almost every way.

 

Has anyone else had a similar experience with this, would love peoples thoughts on the difference between Hatch WRX's and the earlier generations!

 

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I mean you'd probably want to compare a 08-14 Hatchback STI to one not an SGT for a more fair comparison if it had a EJ207 but yes in my experience they're more engaging and 'feel' faster than the later cars. But they're less sophisticated in the suspension department, brake department, engine department, monocoque department, safety department, drivetrain department and more. ...but they are heaps of fun 

 

V5/6 STI's came with a 207, WRX's came with a 205

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I'd say the WRX is a much more 'raw' driving experience.

 

It depends if you value extra's like safety, sophistication, brakes etc. as outlined above.

I owned an S-GT a couple years back and they're still super fun wee cars that are just definitely held back by the crappy factory tune - so highly recommend getting it tuned properly if you end up buying one. 

 

Also probably need to outline that the V6 will likely be going up in value too. 

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The weight of the newer cars is what holds them back from feeling fast. 
 

even the STI needs a tune to feel fast. But the handling is a lot better and the parts aren’t generally worn out. 
 

the 08-14 are the last of the cars without driver aids and radar crap so that’s a bonus. 
 

the sg-t is very soft from what I remember. I drive one before trying the sti and that was it. But the sti was still pretty sad until I found a tuned one. 
 

some slight lowering springs and a rear sway bar plus some wider rims with good tires and the sg-t is likely very nice and corner very well. 

The DCCD diff does make it corner nicer if you open it up which the STI feature. 
 

sg-t is probably easier to insure and really isn’t that attention grabbing. 

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On 16/11/2020 at 9:47 AM, Gripless said:

The weight of the newer cars is what holds them back from feeling fast. 
 

even the STI needs a tune to feel fast. But the handling is a lot better and the parts aren’t generally worn out. 
 

the 08-14 are the last of the cars without driver aids and radar crap so that’s a bonus. 
 

the sg-t is very soft from what I remember. I drive one before trying the sti and that was it. But the sti was still pretty sad until I found a tuned one. 
 

some slight lowering springs and a rear sway bar plus some wider rims with good tires and the sg-t is likely very nice and corner very well. 

The DCCD diff does make it corner nicer if you open it up which the STI feature. 
 

sg-t is probably easier to insure and really isn’t that attention grabbing. 

Can vouch for the S-GT being easy to insure, owned one at 22 and it was basically no questions
Lowering springs on it made a world of difference. Factory suspension is more 'i want to carry the kids around in comfort but also have 250hp' soft and floaty. 

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