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Hi guys,

I am looking at purchasing a car and thought to ask for advice on how both cars compare before I arrange a test drive.

Coming from a recently sold A3 with 7 speed auto dsg and a 2005 legacy 2.0 non turbo 4EAT, I was thinking of purchasing either 2008 Legacy Spec B 2L turbo/3.0 H6 or the WRX 2014+ both being auto. No plans to heavily modify either car other than some suspension parts and wheels. 

Price wise the WRX costs twice as much, tech is also way better.. but is the WRX a better driving experience ?

steering wise being electric vs Hydraulic, ride quality wise and power delivery wise ?compared to say a nicely done Spec B with whiteline swaybars etc. 


The only issue I found was both A3 and 05 legacy had a slight lag when flooring it. The A3 had very slow pickup during initial 0-15 speeds but was just a matter of getting use to it. 
if I were to floor it, is that lag prevalent on the Spec B’s or CVT Wrx’s?

Thanks and look forward to hearing your feedback now time to close trademe and head to bed 2:30am XD


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couple of different Beasts there eh especially the near 10 year difference


Leggy = Cruiser

WRX = Sprinter


all will have a bit of Pep, the 3.0 will make you want the 2L^T


& the CVT will make you want a Manual


best drive them & get a feel


and don't listen to me my Newest car is a 2011 Hyundai, and (was) a 1998 Legacy


but welcome to the forums!

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