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Old 03-01-2007, 08:37 PM   #1
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First of all I know that you guys are not big fans of ricers, but I don't consider a WRX, WRX/STI a ricer. I am trying to decide which to get. I live in MI and we do get snow hear. I like both cars for different reasons:

Mustang GT:
-Classic car
-Its a Mustang
-Look of the 05-07, espically with the Cervini's C-300 body kit, which I will get if I get the Stang.
-Raw hp

WRX
-AWD (great handling)
-Turbocharged
-Reliable (all year)
-Aggressive look
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http://www.wrxtuners.com/wrx_gallery...atid=newimages This is the color I would get

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Old 03-01-2007, 08:47 PM   #2
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dude, your posting in a mustang forum, you know whats gonna happen, plus you just cant beat the damn meatttttttiness, of the V8, and not just power, im also talking about the sound, with an off road H pipe and borla stingers, it sounds lethal, i cant even wait til I get long tubes. If you encounter the snow though somewhere, a awd car would be considerable, and i think your heading in the right direction there, but GT FTW...
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:51 PM   #3
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Well if you are deciding the WRX vs the Mustang, get the mustang hands down..I hate WRX's...

But if you were considering the WRX STi....Get the STi over the mustang. I love STi's....


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Old 03-01-2007, 08:52 PM   #4
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:54 PM   #5
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I live in Buffalo, NY and I am driving my 06 mustang in the winter. I just made sure to buy it with TCS and ABS and put on some snow tires. I don't know how much of a difference you would have with the gt though. Honestly you just have to be aware of the fact that you are driving a rwd car in mine, and you are fine. If you mess up, TCS kicks in pretty quick and straightens you out. My biggest problem is the other drivers around me who get pissed that it takes me a while to get going, or don't think I'm going fast enough. Note to anyone that cares, passing a car while the back end is fishtailing = bad idea.
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:54 PM   #6
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:56 PM   #7
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Oh, and clearance can be an issue......

How much snow are we talking?
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:02 PM   #8
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yeah i would deff go with a gt over the wrx..the sti is different though..
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:08 PM   #9
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Okay...I used to have a wrx (which i sold 6 weeks ago) and I loved that car to death. Well the reason I sold it is because of the fact that me and my parents ordered an 07 mustang gt. The STI we considered at first, but when I was 15 and the parents thought it to be too much horsepower for a 15 year old to have and I agree now...but thats not the case here. Graduation is in a few months and the parents said I could get a new car in place of the subaru. Well I drove the STI SEVERAL (parents said it would be okay now for some more horsepower) times because I love subarus after having the wrx and it's an all around great car and would love to have one. I talked to them about it and then I thought about a mustang and looked at the numbers (0-60, braking, skidpad, quarter mile, etc.) and looked at the potential of the motors for horsepower, looked at customizing it with body kits, wheels, exhaust, etc. and then went and drove a mustang gt 5-speed and I fell in love with the car. There really isn't a better sounding car out there in my opinion or looking. Compared to the looks of the sti the mustang is just killer. The one thing about the STI i hate the most though is the stupid turbo-lag and whine of the turbo. Don't get me wrong I love the feeling of the boost when it kicks in, but nothing beats beating someone off the line instead of watching them pull away then the car really "kick-in". Do what you want, both cars are great and they get looks where ever you go...I assure you though, more people will respond to the mustang with wows than the STI I believe. Hope your decision goes well and you think it out too...
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:26 PM   #10
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i'd never buy a car with 4 doors and i'd never buy a Subaru. get the Mustang and become one of us.
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:34 PM   #11
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Drive them both, then make your decision. My money is that you will go with the GT. I'd get the GT over it, besides, the STI still looks like a grocery getter with a wing on it.
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:43 PM   #12
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get the GT the Sti is nice, IMO i dont like the sound of the exausht on those subarus
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:43 PM   #13
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i honestly say S197 because, you will have an AMERICAN MUSCLE. Thelegend of the roads MUSTANG!
you got the name
you got the looks
you got the very good quality
you got the comfort


go ask on WRX forum, they will say WRX.

i honeslty suggest you to go to a dealer and drive a GT and then go drive WRX and go home, sit and think about it.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:00 PM   #14
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I've researched both ALOT, my cousin has a 03 WRX(not the STI) but its heavily modded and I've test driven both cars. The only reason I got the mustang was because the insurance was cheaper. If I had to choose again it would def be the STI hands down. You can't beat AWD and the handling of those little suckers. Have you thought about the new EVOs? They handle better than the STIs and can put down some crazy hp/tq numbers especially the EVO 9.If you do buy a mustang prepare to be at the dealership alot and I mean ALOT, I'm going on 11 times now( so my car is basically half new half 05 now lol. STI most def. Or you can buy mine so I can go get one
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:16 PM   #15
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I would say that if you don't like the sound of the turbo then the STI isn't for you. If I was in your situation I would go get an Evo 8 or 9.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:20 PM   #16
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You only have to ask your self one question.

If you want to pick up Drop dead Gorgeous woman get a Mustang [sm=hail.gif] [sm=happy046.gif]


If you want to pick up drop dead ugly woman get the WRX [sm=yikesomg.gif]
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:25 PM   #17
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mustang is WAY cheaper to maintain also
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I would bet that I am one of the few people on this forum that drive my Mustang the day after a foot of snow falls.
I just drove my Mustang GT in a Nebraska blizzard with white out conditions! 8-12" of snow in white out conditions. The secret is 175lbs of sand in a 12 gal rubbermaid container in the trunk. This makes the Mustang much easier to handle.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:49 PM   #19
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I think it is funny when people compare these two cars and then say they have to dive in snow and need a good year round car. I owned an Audi S4 for 6 yrs and drove it through the tough winters of MN so I had plenty of experience with knowing how well an awd cars performs in the snow. I was pushing more hp than the new STIs so it wasn't like driving an awd slug.

The first question you need to ask yourself is, are you going to switch to dedicated snow tires for the MI winters for the STI? Without them the AWD in the STI will not help you in actual snow. For example, one late fall day, I was still running my summer only tires on the Audi and a surprise snow storm hit. I went out driving in it and the car slid around like a hockey puck. I switched them out and put my snows on (blizzaks) and the car handled the snow perfectly. Have you seen the tires that come on the STI? They are a max performance summer tire only and you will hit the first guard rail if you are running them with jus a dusting of snow. Also, have you seen the ground clearance on the STI with its body kit and front bumper? It is quite low and you will be cleaning snow out of your grill and FMIC if any significant snow falls.

I have been driving my mustang in the winter and with the stock pirelli M&S they do very well if you don't drive like an idiot. The weight distribution is pretty good in the mustang so it handles pretty good in all types of weather, its not just a fair weather car anymore. Lastly, like the WRX you have, the STI is a single turboed car, as was my S4, so with most single turboed cars, the power delivery is fairly peaky compared to the flat torque curve of a V8. With that said and the fact that the STI is even more high strung, it will be easier to modulate the power in a V8 that in a turbo cause if you give it too much gas and that turbo kicks it, it will break all four tires loose very easily in the snow.

So if you plan on putting dedicated snow tires on both cars, they will both handle snow fine, the awd will be marginally better. So is that marginal improvement in the winter when the snow is on the ground worth more than having a beautiful, well balanced, mod friendly, V8 rumblin', tire shredding, chick magnet? NOPE!
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The Mear FACT that you are on this board asking this question says you want the GT. Have you gone to the WRX Boards and asked this same question? if so which did you do first? hmmm.
Nuff Said.

If you go with the Subaru, get the STI. I do not think that car is rice, it will only become rice if you put large fins, oversized body panels, chinesesymbles,stickers that have nothing to do with the car, oversized muffler Ect... That car can stand on it's own, unlike the civics of the world.
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