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ben9
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Impreza WRX Vs. Contour SVT
#58644 - 10/15/02 02:47 AM

I was wondering what you guys thought was a better buy? Which is the faster of the two an which is more reliable? I need some opinions.. cant decide what kind of car to buy. Any other sports cars you guys can suggest please post...

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Re: Impreza WRX Vs. Contour SVT new
#58669 (Re: ben9) 10/15/02 03:09 AM

I love my contour, but i'd probably go with the wrx, if you could get over the but ugliness....

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Re: Impreza WRX Vs. Contour SVT new
#58676 (Re: ben9) 10/15/02 03:15 AM

the wrx is faster...kinda small for my taste,and also kinda ugly to me..they seem to be pretty good little cars though..they haven't been out a long time so the verdict is still out on reliability..they sure seem like fun little cars,if you can get past the looks...

the svt is a great car,and i love mine...i suggest driving them both,as well as others,and decide for yourself what you like...it seems to be either hit or miss on contour reliability..some like mine are great no problems..others haven't been so lucky...

i love my svt..test drive one and decide for yourself..make sure to try out some twisty roads,and enjoy the awesome handling...

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Re: Impreza WRX Vs. Contour SVT new
#58690 (Re: chrisilversvt) 10/15/02 03:29 AM

Originally posted by chrisilversvt:
the wrx is faster...kinda small for my taste,and also kinda ugly to me..


Obviously you haven't looked at the 2003 WRX then.

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Re: Impreza WRX Vs. Contour SVT new
#58694 (Re: AirKnight) 10/15/02 03:33 AM

Originally posted by AirKnight:
Originally posted by chrisilversvt:
the wrx is faster...kinda small for my taste,and also kinda ugly to me..


Obviously you haven't looked at the 2003 WRX then.



actually i have looked at it,and it is still fugly...

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Re: Impreza WRX Vs. Contour SVT new
#58732 (Re: chrisilversvt) 10/15/02 04:12 AM

Originally posted by chrisilversvt:
Originally posted by AirKnight:
Originally posted by chrisilversvt:
the wrx is faster...kinda small for my taste,and also kinda ugly to me..


Obviously you haven't looked at the 2003 WRX then.



actually i have looked at it,and it is still fugly...




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Re: Impreza WRX Vs. Contour SVT new
#58738 (Re: GTO Pete) 10/15/02 04:17 AM

Originally posted by SVT ST PETE:
Originally posted by chrisilversvt:
Originally posted by AirKnight:
Originally posted by chrisilversvt:
the wrx is faster...kinda small for my taste,and also kinda ugly to me..


Obviously you haven't looked at the 2003 WRX then.



actually i have looked at it,and it is still fugly...





I still can't get over the ugliness of it...

WRX is faster (even better when you take out all the California emmisions crap ) BUT, I guess it depends on the driver because I've been able to hang with one around town. SVT just looks better and our aftermarket is finally beginning to take wing... and soon we will fly (huh what? oh sorry, i've just heard that line too many times.. but atleast it's 80% the truth)

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Re: Impreza WRX Vs. Contour SVT new
#58739 (Re: ben9) 10/15/02 04:17 AM

IMHO

Cost - used SVT is cheaper than new or comparabley used WRX
Appearance - SVT hands down
Aftermarket - WRX's is nice, SVT is limited
Interior - WRX - cheap looking, limited (and don't give me that "rally car" bs )

Good luck!

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Re: Impreza WRX Vs. Contour SVT new
#58865 (Re: GTO Pete) 10/15/02 07:59 AM

AirKnight - The only change for 2003 WRX's is the lighted ignition switch, and the new yellow color. The supposed front-end change isn't happening until 2004 at the earliest.

As far as the comparison goes, the WRX is just awesome. I test drove one last year. I just went for a test drive, and nearly walked out with the car If it wasn't for the poor trade-in value they were giving me, I probably would have done the deal. Acceleration is crazy, AWD is great, the seats are incredible, and the look (inside and out) grows on you after driving the car. The doors are light and tinny, the paint is prone to chipping, and the suspension "feels" vague, though it grips when it needs to.

If you get one, get the short shifter, STi shift knob, and the boost gauge. Money well spent.

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Re: Impreza WRX Vs. Contour SVT new
#58866 (Re: Cartman) 10/15/02 08:13 AM

Originally posted by Officer Cartman:
The supposed front-end change isn't happening until 2004 at the earliest.


Subaru really think that damn "bug-eye" headlight is that good huh.

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