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Old 08-15-2014, 10:20 PM   #26
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I went from a 2012 STI Limited with the stage II upgrades installed (downpipe, catback, intake and tune) to a 2014 1SS 1LE. The STI was a great car and I miss it when it rains, I'm sure the SS will not be driven in snow like the STI was.

I think the SS is a better driving car and more more fun, the STI is a power house on boost (20 PSI peak in my case).

For me Insurance is $13 a month less on the SS if that's a concern. If you get a STI I highly recommend Torqued Performance to do a mail order tune.
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:13 PM   #27
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E-Tuners have become very popular these days but there is still nothing like a proper tune by a professional on a dyno. Everything is more controlled and you aren't having to do dangerous wide open high speed pulls on public roads to gather data to send back and forth to a tuner who will never see the car. I'd strongly recommend a COBB authorized tuner who used a dyno or, better yet, if you live close enough to one of COBB's 3 US locations, go directly to the source.
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:44 AM   #28
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My brother has a 2014 WRX hatch, and I have a 2015 1LE. Both are super fun to drive, I love the AWD in the Subaru. You can't go wrong with either, but I'm glad I picked the 1LE over the new 2015 STi.





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Old 08-16-2014, 08:11 AM   #29
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My brother has a 2014 WRX hatch, and I have a 2015 1LE. Both are super fun to drive, I love the AWD in the Subaru. You can't go wrong with either, but I'm glad I picked the 1LE over the new 2015 STi.
How does your brother likes the 2014 Camaro rear lights?
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Performance speed wise the 1le and ss will destroy an sti. On road coarse and in windy and curvy mountians my money will go with the sti. I have not driven a 1le to be 100% honest but would venture it would not take turns like the sti. Thats where they shine really
No way a stock STI even has a chance with a 1LE on the raod course, drivers being equal of course. I suppose it would be closer to the SS in handling, the 1LE really is that much better on the track than the SS. For example Car and Driver Lightning lap ran 3:01.5 at VIR in the 1LE and 3:13.8 in the 2015 STI. The 1LE was within 1 second of the GT500 with over 200hp advantage and the STI is over 12 seconds off.
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:11 AM   #31
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That STI is very ugly next to that 1le!
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:25 AM   #32
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No way a stock STI even has a chance with a 1LE on the raod course, drivers being equal of course. I suppose it would be closer to the SS in handling, the 1LE really is that much better on the track than the SS. For example Car and Driver Lightning lap ran 3:01.5 at VIR in the 1LE and 3:13.8 in the 2015 STI. The 1LE was within 1 second of the GT500 with over 200hp advantage and the STI is over 12 seconds off.
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In that case I do stand to be corrected lol. As mentioned I never driven a 1le, only my sti and my 2013 ss. There is no comparing the sti to either an ss or 1le in straight line speed I do know. As for handling the sti destroys the ss which is where I was comparing it to the 1le (yes I know the 1le is night and day difference than the ss handling wise) but it is not awd. I love both cars but to me they are not in the same category.
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:27 AM   #33
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That STI is very ugly next to that 1le!
TThat is subjective. I am sure you will find others that will think the polar opposite. I think both look damn nice.
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In that case I do stand to be corrected lol. As mentioned I never driven a 1le, only my sti and my 2013 ss. There is no comparing the sti to either an ss or 1le in straight line speed I do know. As for handling the sti destroys the ss which is where I was comparing it to the 1le (yes I know the 1le is night and day difference than the ss handling wise) but it is not awd. I love both cars but to me they are not in the same category.
As I said earlier in the thread the STi is better on quick transitioning turns. Any course with substantial straight lengths and the camaro's pure muscle will make up any slight cornering time loss.

However this is sort of apples and oranges as the STi really hails from a hertitage in the dirt, while the camaro from drag strip and road courses.
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:48 AM   #36
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title should be. Legendary V8 Performance Car vs. Crackerjack Rallycar Fad

the Camaro has been a benchmark of cool since 1967, the WRX has been a 16 year old ken block wannabe's wet dream since 2002. you decide.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:18 AM   #37
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title should be. Legendary V8 Performance Car vs. Crackerjack Rallycar Fad

the Camaro has been a benchmark of cool since 1967, the WRX has been a 16 year old ken block wannabe's wet dream since 2002. you decide.
He is not interested in a wrx, he inquired on an sti. Put a camaro on a rally coarse bud and see how well it performs against an sti? Better yet drive your ss in sub zero iced over roads then an sti and you ask about that decesion of yours.

They are DIFFERENT cars in different categories. Both are tons of fun in thier own way, I'm very fortunate to have both and would not sell either one for the other.
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title should be. Legendary V8 Performance Car vs. Crackerjack Rallycar Fad

the Camaro has been a benchmark of cool since 1967, the WRX has been a 16 year old ken block wannabe's wet dream since 2002. you decide.
Now that is funny sh$t right there man! I totally agree I just didnt want to sound so mean! Lmao
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I have always loved a WRX STI and always thought abt trading my SS in for one

Can't go wrong with either
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title should be. Legendary V8 Performance Car vs. Crackerjack Rallycar Fad

the Camaro has been a benchmark of cool since 1967, the WRX has been a 16 year old ken block wannabe's wet dream since 2002. you decide.

Also don't listen to ppl like this..
On another note don't really care much for the hatch (impreza) the WRX STI looks much better IMO
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Also don't listen to ppl like this..
On another note don't really care much for the hatch (impreza) the WRX STI looks much better IMO
Everyone has an opinion, rather you like to hear it or not. STI is a well performing car in its own way, but I agree with what he said.
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isn't an STI a WRX?? Thats like saying someone didnt ask about a Trans Am, they asked about a WS6.
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isn't an STI a WRX?? Thats like saying someone didnt ask about a Trans Am, they asked about a WS6.
In the same way the v6, SS, zl1 and z28 are all camaros
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isn't an STI a WRX?? Thats like saying someone didnt ask about a Trans Am, they asked about a WS6.
No sir two complete different animals in the same body. The sti has a slightly larger engine, larger turbo, totally different suspension, the si drive, brembo brakes, 6 speed manual transmission vs 5 speed manual on the wrx, and a few minor exterior differences. They are nothing like a ta vs ws6.

I did not take offense to anything stated but only pointed out that the op was asking about a camaro ss vs an sti. He never asked who thought they looked good, or what age should drive them.

I tell you what, like them or not they hold their value better than the ss and have a larger market for them. Lets leave our opinions out
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I find it amazing how much Subaru's have grown, they used to be compact cars about the size of a corolla. Wow!!
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title should be. Legendary V8 Performance Car vs. Crackerjack Rallycar Fad

the Camaro has been a benchmark of cool since 1967, the WRX has been a 16 year old ken block wannabe's wet dream since 2002. you decide.
When Subaru first brought the STI to the USA in 2004 it was one incredible machine. I think they have lost their way by leaving the same engine in the car for 10 years, but man back then they were great. Mid 13 second 1/4 miles from a sedan with incredible brakes, a bulletproof transmission and fantastic handling for $32k was just unreal. They really need a full overhaul on the new ones. Back then the evo and sti were damn near corvette performance in a sedan.
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If you aren't going to have 2 cars and drive in the snow this is a easy decision get the STI. Really like the 2015 STI. It has the same engine but they have made major improvements in the suspension. 305hp in that lightweight car is crazy. Still does 0-60 in under 5 sec which is crazy fast. New WRX does have a new engine. Will be interesting to see if Subaru gets more power out of that 2.0 in the wrx and puts it in the STI at some point. Can't go wrong with either car in my opinion...
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No sir two complete different animals in the same body. The sti has a slightly larger engine, larger turbo, totally different suspension, the si drive, brembo brakes, 6 speed manual transmission vs 5 speed manual on the wrx, and a few minor exterior differences. They are nothing like a ta vs ws6.

I did not take offense to anything stated but only pointed out that the op was asking about a camaro ss vs an sti. He never asked who thought they looked good, or what age should drive them.

I tell you what, like them or not they hold their value better than the ss and have a larger market for them. Lets leave our opinions out
For 2015 both the wrx and STI have a 6 speed manual. Can also get the wrx with a CVT (Don't know why you would though...) Curious if they use the same 6 speed manual in both cars now though... Can't find anything that says for sure if it is the same trans or not. Heard the big reason to get the STI over the regular WRX is the suspension though. Heard it is a big jump. Lots of big WRX/STI fans say the STI is more of a track car but has a harsher ride so the WRX is a better "daily driver"... Really want to drive a 2015 though this car looks like it is tons of fun and can drive it in the snow also...
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For 2015 both the wrx and STI have a 6 speed manual. Can also get the wrx with a CVT (Don't know why you would though...) Curious if they use the same 6 speed manual in both cars now though... Can't find anything that says for sure if it is the same trans or not. Heard the big reason to get the STI over the regular WRX is the suspension though. Heard it is a big jump. Lots of big WRX/STI fans say the STI is more of a track car but has a harsher ride so the WRX is a better "daily driver"... Really want to drive a 2015 though this car looks like it is tons of fun and can drive it in the snow also...
Can't speak for the 2015 but in previous years the STi was definitely oriented at those that wish to track, rallyx, or autox the car. With an upgraded suspension, bigger brakes, and driver control center dif, it offered more track able qualities than the wrx.
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