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Question for STi owners

/The STi I drove was stock. Driving it didnt feel "right". The car seemed to pull left or right and was sometimes hard to move around the road. The salesman said it was cuz of the tires and how wide they were and it was following the groves in the road. True? Also there seemed to be alot of loose sounding things underneath the car, as in when i would hit a bump there was sounds and feelings of componets loose under the car. Supposed to be? I dont plan on buying the one at the dealership because its silver and has silver rims, i want blue with gold rims.

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Re: Question for STi owners

Not an owner, but this is a car that's on my list of near future purchases. From what I've read the STi is basically their rally car with some stuff slapped in it to make it bearable on the street. Not much sound deadening material, and a pretty hard suspension.

As far as the car pulling to either side...were there grooves in the road?
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Sounds about right to me.

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As far as the car pulling to either side...were there grooves in the road?
yeah, there was. i have never had a car pull like that so it just didnt seem right, felt really wrong. I have never driven in a car like that with tires that wide.

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Then he was probably telling the truth. That car is very finely tuned...it will be very responsive to road imperfections.
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Re: Question for STi owners

It had a lot to do with the tires and suspension, but I wouldn't touch that one.
It's not exactly the rally car with other stuff thrown at it, but very much the other way around. It's more like the relationship the stock CBR1000RR shares with a full superbike.

I was very near buying an Evo last year after test driving both cars. The Evo felt a lot better to drive, had a definate handling advantage.
That said, after looking at the big picture I decided I wanted nothing of either car. Way too much 'rice' crap to put up with - far more than the crap you get from losers when riding a bike with all the asinine questions you get.
The insurance sucks as well.

In the end, I would suggest not getting one, but looking much closer at a Mazda 6s or Acura TL. Not the TSX, that thing is a steaming pile of slow ****.
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It was more than likely between the TL or the STi. My wife doesnt like the TL so that leaves only one. she likes the jag x-type but i heard they have lots of problems

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Then he was probably telling the truth. That car is very finely tuned...it will be very responsive to road imperfections.
I'd say the salesman was wrong, atleast in the way he put it. Wider tires will be better on grooved pavement and not follow the grooves as much. Next time you ride your bike on grooved pavement pay attention to how much less the rear tire follows the grooves as opposed to the front.

the suspension and the car being very responsive might be it, I really have no idea though.

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Re: Question for STi owners

If I do decide to buy one, I will take another for a test drive first.

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