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WRX Wagon w/ AUTO trans Qs
Posted 30 October 2003 - 12:47 PM
Need some feedback on the WRX with automatic - sounds blasphemous, but I have an SVT w/5 speed, and I am TIRED of the city commute driving/shifting. SOOooo, I want an auto trans, and I want the wagon for usability.
1. How's the power in the hills - does the trans hunt back and forth betweens gears?
2. How's the back seat for passengers on long trips?
3. How's the Sube stereo w/subwoofer - good enough or pass and get aftermarket?
4. Add a trans cooler (every auto trans could benefit I'm sure)?
Posted 30 October 2003 - 02:09 PM
We have an auto TS, and it's just fine for mountain driving. The back seat is small but comfortable, better than many small cars, but tighter than midsize or large cars. We have added fog lights and WRX wheels for a grand total of $350. No hood scoop or spoiler though.
Sorry I can't answer your second two questions... we have the OEM head unit and aftermarket speakers... this setup is OK but not great. Most people say the sub is a little better than nothing, but not enough if you're into powerful low end.
Trans cooler? Don't know much about that. Are you towing with the car?
Posted 30 October 2003 - 09:15 PM
Yeah i'd probably recommend trans cooler.
Posted 30 October 2003 - 11:17 PM
Posted 30 October 2003 - 11:52 PM
Latter My dad test drove a manule WRX and it felt alot faster, seemed to have half the lag of the auto, and if you floored it you would just wait for boost, not the trannie to shift then boost.
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