Subaru brx vs scion fr-s

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by supermanjow View Post
    I haven't test driven one yet, but their AWD is so good that its hard to break from it. I still really like it, and RWD makes sense for it. But for those of us in northern climates that love and depend upon their AWD in the winter RWD puts a little damper on it. I would like to see a winter driving review of its traction control. I know on the Chrysler 300 Car and Driver rated their RWD and traction control ahead of many FWD cars. If their TC is pretty good it's not as big of a deal under fairly normal winter driving conditions.
    u can always get winter tires, my suby had trash traction in winter and never ended pickin up winter tires. always had to rely on the hand brake (since i didnt have tractional control either) for a turn or i understeer straight into the car in my turning direction. anythin with axles in the front is horrible in the winter unless u got, traction control with winter tires or just winter tires. i hate how people think fwd is so much better than rwd in winter....or anytime of the year. just picked up a mazda proto5 and i kant stand the fwd, im afraid of the winter and sometimes when it rains, gotta pick up some new tires. anyway, its ur decision on which ud choose man as long as ur happy with it


  2. Quote Originally Posted by mstep

    u can always get winter tires, my suby had trash traction in winter and never ended pickin up winter tires. always had to rely on the hand brake (since i didnt have tractional control either) for a turn or i understeer straight into the car in my turning direction. anythin with axles in the front is horrible in the winter unless u got, traction control with winter tires or just winter tires. i hate how people think fwd is so much better than rwd in winter....or anytime of the year. just picked up a mazda proto5 and i kant stand the fwd, im afraid of the winter and sometimes when it rains, gotta pick up some new tires. anyway, its ur decision on which ud choose man as long as ur happy with it
    I wanna know what's built tougher.

    Also since I hardly know anything I can't figure out what's better to have.

    Option wise sub comes with more but if they are the exact car just different names I have to figure out what drives better and looks nicer

    I has a Subaru svx I loved it
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  3. Now even though they are essentially the same car, I'm going to go out on a limb and say the suby has better QAQC and build quality. As for snow tires, any car handles better with snow tires in the winter. But in a heads up match between FWD and RWD without traction control I'd have a hard time putting my money on RWD.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by supermanjow

    Wouldn't make a lick of difference because they are both rear wheel drive.
    Thank you!

  5. I was really interesting in getting the scion frs however I don't fit inside. Instead I'm now looking at used evo's and sti's no older then 2008. Does anyone have any advice or experience with any of these cars? Thanks!
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Philshred
    I was really interesting in getting the scion frs however I don't fit inside. Instead I'm now looking at used evo's and sti's no older then 2008. Does anyone have any advice or experience with any of these cars? Thanks!
    I've heard expensive repairs.

    I'm kinda looking in the same market. I want an sti.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by carpee

    I've heard expensive repairs.

    I'm kinda looking in the same market. I want an sti.
    Yeah the sti has a much nicer interior imo with the red stitching and everything how ever it's not as roomy inside. I was also told that you only get a 6 month warranty when you buy the sti compared to the evo which is much better."salesman at mitsubishi dealership"

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Philshred View Post
    Yeah the sti has a much nicer interior imo with the red stitching and everything how ever it's not as roomy inside. I was also told that you only get a 6 month warranty when you buy the sti compared to the evo which is much better."salesman at mitsubishi dealership"
    Slap the salesman that told you that..lol You get the full 3yr/36k bumper to bumper when you buy an STI.. I have owned a half a dozen of these cars. Also owned an EVO.

    Both awesome cars. Depending what you are looking to get out of the car, and what you plan to do to/with it, would dictate which I would recommend.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds

    Slap the salesman that told you that..lol You get the full 3yr/36k bumper to bumper when you buy an STI.. I have owned a half a dozen of these cars. Also owned an EVO.

    Both awesome cars. Depending what you are looking to get out of the car, and what you plan to do to/with it, would dictate which I would recommend.
    daily driver and 'some' fun mostly in the winter...

    I found and 05 sti for 15k haha. good shape just high miles

  10. Quote Originally Posted by carpee View Post
    daily driver and 'some' fun mostly in the winter...

    I found and 05 sti for 15k haha. good shape just high miles
    Sti by far is better for daily driving if you don't plan to mod it much.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Philshred View Post
    I was really interesting in getting the scion frs however I don't fit inside. Instead I'm now looking at used evo's and sti's no older then 2008. Does anyone have any advice or experience with any of these cars? Thanks!
    if u go sti, stayay away from 08 unless they had another engine put in under warranty. the 08s had ringland issues since it was the first of the hatches. also the evo's always had better handling stock(subys understeer) but just get some thicker sway bars and problem fixed

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds

    Slap the salesman that told you that..lol You get the full 3yr/36k bumper to bumper when you buy an STI.. I have owned a half a dozen of these cars. Also owned an EVO.

    Both awesome cars. Depending what you are looking to get out of the car, and what you plan to do to/with it, would dictate which I would recommend.
    Haha thanks for the info. I was actually quite shocked when he said that. Sadly enough I have to pick between the two the evo just due to the fact that it's the only one I fit in. Nonetheless I really like the evo even though the interior is a bit bland but I won't mind making some changes to improve it

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Philshred View Post
    Haha thanks for the info. I was actually quite shocked when he said that. Sadly enough I have to pick between the two the evo just due to the fact that it's the only one I fit in. Nonetheless I really like the evo even though the interior is a bit bland but I won't mind making some changes to improve it
    Evo's are awesome cars man.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by mstep

    if u go sti, stayay away from 08 unless they had another engine put in under warranty. the 08s had ringland issues since it was the first of the hatches. also the evo's always had better handling stock(subys understeer) but just get some thicker sway bars and problem fixed
    Hey thanks for letting me know! So far the Evo i my number 1 pick Its been one of my favs for a very long time. I blame The Fast and the Furious haha

  15. i prefer the sti over the evo for a number of reasons.
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by hvactech
    i prefer the sti over the evo for a number of reasons.
    Would be interested to hear your thoughts big guy!

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Philshred View Post
    Hey thanks for letting me know! So far the Evo i my number 1 pick Its been one of my favs for a very long time. I blame The Fast and the Furious haha
    Are you planning on getting an X, or 8/9?

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Philshred View Post
    Would be interested to hear your thoughts big guy!
    well for simpler reasons the market where im at doesnt favor evo's, huge resale cost for extremely high miles, also every one i knew that owned one had problems occur when launching even at low rpm's. lastly i think its completely over rated but thats just my personal opinion. im more of toyota and bmw guy these days.
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds
    Are you planning on getting an X, or 8/9?
    Planning on an x. My price range is around 30k and with that I can find an mr in very good condition with no more then 35,000km Im scouting atm for one with no mods and color wise blue or silver.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Philshred View Post
    Planning on an x. My price range is around 30k and with that I can find an mr in very good condition with no more then 35,000km Im scouting atm for one with no mods and color wise blue or silver.
    Boo to the MR..haha

  21. Quote Originally Posted by hvactech

    well for simpler reasons the market where im at doesnt favor evo's, huge resale cost for extremely high miles, also every one i knew that owned one had problems occur when launching even at low rpm's. lastly i think its completely over rated but thats just my personal opinion. im more of toyota and bmw guy these days.
    You mentioned a good point that it's crucial to purchase a vehicle favored in your area (market) I wouldn't buy the evo if I knew the customer service was crap in my area. Do you know what exactly was the problem when launching and if it was covered by the warranty? Thx

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds
    Boo to the MR..haha
    Haha is that due to the slower 0-60? Because from what I understand it's faster on a track.

  23. i have read and heard of numerous gearbox problems but cant answer the warranty question. browse the evo forums for a bit.
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by Philshred View Post
    Haha is that due to the slower 0-60? Because from what I understand it's faster on a track.
    only if you over night parts from japan and have a motec systems exhaust
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by hvactech
    i have read and heard of numerous gearbox problems but cant answer the warranty question. browse the evo forums for a bit.
    Sure thing, will do!
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