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I see that you both are noobs(at least to this forum) but the GTI has a HUGE disadvantage to the wrx because it is fwd vs awd. I have had a near as makes no difference 400hp GTI and now I have a 300hp 2011 wrx and it absolutely kicks its trash. Once you get into a race with the other driver is actually proficient in a stick he will win. I love the GTI, its a very refined and good car. The wrx is hard loud and cheap inside, but it can take on a 997 turbo and win, until 80 mph at least, and that's completely stock, just telling you guys to be carefully and don't get cocky, I did and it was embarising when I lost and bad
You will get tired of the WRX. Coming from a WRX owner for the past 4 years, if you truly enjoy driving, will not enjoy the WRX. The Body roll in the WRX is absolutely annoying and understeer. Seats are ok, but they provide no support in corners. You spend more time bracing yourself in corners than anything. The brakes fade very quick, the power is great for the price though. Subarus are great in stock form (power wise), but no where close to the competition when modding . You have to do way more to the EJ255/7 to keep up with a 4B11 or 4g63. AWD is great for quick start, power really falls off into third gear. Clunky trans to boot. Basically boils down to you get what you pay for. If I had the money I would have spent the extra 7k and got the STI. Well worth it.
 

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Wow dude, I just re read what you said. You are comparing a 400 hp car that weighs the same to a 300 hp car? Really? I loved my WRX but you are delusional. After 60 the WRX really falls off it's face. I'd also like to see this "stage 2 308 hp". Hows the injector duty cycle running? over 100% I'd bet. The only advantage with a WRX is AWD...that's it. From a dig. Keep launching that weak ass tranny street racing like a kid and I guarantee you are going to blow a clutch or that grenade 5 speed.

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but while the GTI might not be the fastest we will look danm good as we are losing lol. but i can tell you this a gti with the same HP as a wrx, the gti will always win. a tale from experience ;D
 

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I know for a fact that the 2011 has a faster 0-60 time. As far as curb weight they are the similar (3200 ish) And a stage 2 WRX won't come close to "smoking a corvette" or a 997. I had a stage 2 invidia tb and ran 13.1 multiple times at SIR in tucson az...compensare for elevation maybe 12.7 at sea level. Stage 2 is DP CB and tune...anything more isn't just stage 2. And lastly 2012 WRX/STI hasn't came out. The 2011 has a wide body kit like the STI, I know what I'm talking about. 2011 has same motor trans turbo as 09-11. Vf52 legacy style turbo with a tiny ass top mount.
 

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Wow how about you look at the facts before you open your mouth cuz you just look like a retatred, stock Gti 0 to 60 6.5 stock wrx 0 to 60 4.8 ya hum... I can't tell what's faster, then off the line the wrx will always win because the front wheel drive has awful grip, next thing is the wrx weighs almost 600 pounds less! Now do miss my Gti yes, as a daily driver car it's is by leaps and bounds better, but when there is snow or it's wet or when you smoke a corvette that's when it comes into its own, plz look up specs on the 11-12 wrx before you state false info, really wow. My injectors are cosworth injectors so bet you don't known what they are running, but if you look at the Cobb stage 2 wrx you can see all the specs you want if your still scepical :)
Those 235/45/17 in snow arent that great. You won't go anywhere. Summer AWD tires SUCK IN THE WINTER..
 

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Let's tone it down guys, just keep it friendly and no name calling.

Good info being posted tho O0

I do want a rs as a winter car when I leave this state.
Alright. Good point.

FFFahrenheit, sorry man. You're entitled to your opinion. The WRX is a very fast car for the money (26-28k). The gearing matched with the turbo motor results in a very quick 0-60.

The GTI is a heavy car for being smaller and only 2 wheel drive @ 3162. (The 3800lb you were implying is full weight I beleive).

I loved my WRX, I really did. The community of Subie owners is pretty cool. I never really tried to hang out with any GTI people...they look different though. (Main demographic for WRX 22-30 y/o male....then again a lot of **** subie gals....hence "official lesbian car")

I will agree stock for stock, the GTI stands no chance off road, in a drag, or even in an auto-x. Are they similar in price? Yeah..but I learned you really get what you pay for. While the WRX is very quick, it lacks quite a bit of refinement. It's kind of practical, but not nearly as the GTI. I also got 25.5 mpg's in the WRX and only 29-30 in the GTI which leaves me scratching my head sometimes.

Now the only thing I will inform you of is a car with the same weight as another (relatively) 400-300hp...there is no way the 300 hp car is going to win...unless you are only racing from a dig to like 70 mph. (The WRX benefits from 1 shift to hit 67ish mpH)
And I won't agree with the WRX "smoking a vette" I've tried, and that's not even close.

From a roll, and over the first 2 gears...there is no way the WRX will win. It really falls off its face after that.

Enjoy the car, make sure you keep up on the 5MT...it's a grenade. Good Luck [drive]
 
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