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Last Post 02/07/2008 2:09 PM by  TLMotorsport
Jeremy Clarkson reviews the new '08 STi
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bumsarama
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01/21/2008 7:18 PM

    Whether you agree with him or not, you have to love his witty mind:

    http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/to...209571.ece
    christoc
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    01/21/2008 11:44 PM

    [QUOTE]Still, the vibrant colouring does at least take your mind off the fact that this is a £25,000 car that comes with fewer toys than an Ethiopian birthday boy. [/QUOTE]

    Now that is funny

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    01/22/2008 1:32 AM

    [quote user="Some Chunnel Digging Sconehead"] I have no doubt that on a track, when nothing is coming the other way and you can go beyond the limits, you will be able to spend many happy hours fiddling about, choosing exactly how you’d like to hit a tree.[/quote]

    Oh yeah.  This isn't biased.  [*-)] 

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    01/22/2008 12:44 PM
    Loved this review.  I was thinking the same thing when I read about the Si drive, VDC, DCCD, etc.  I'm not sure why he is picking on Subie owners though.  Must be a UK thing.  American Subie owners aren't dumb.  Maybe we are alternative thinkers, but not dumb.
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    01/22/2008 12:57 PM

    [quote user="JamesE"]Loved this review.  I was thinking the same thing when I read about the Si drive, VDC, DCCD, etc.  I'm not sure why he is picking on Subie owners though.  Must be a UK thing.  American Subie owners aren't dumb.  Maybe we are alternative thinkers, but not dumb.
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    01/22/2008 1:44 PM

    The article was good to read, and I certainly enjoy the Top Gear show.  The new STI does seem to have a lot of adjustable settings, but I haven't heard if the adjustability is worth really it.  However, as a 2007 STI owner, I wish that my car had Si drive.  Being able to get better gas mileage (and turn down the power surge) on daily commutes would be great. 

    To other Subaru owners: Of the three (Si Drive, VDC, DCCD), which would you choose if you could only have one?  Just curious.

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    01/22/2008 3:15 PM
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    To other Subaru owners: Of the three (Si Drive, VDC, DCCD), which would you choose if you could only have one?  Just curious.

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    Hmmm... I've got an 04, so I only have DCCD, but I keep it in auto mode 99% of the time.   Maybe Si Drive?  Would be nice to quickly scroll thru ECU maps from mundane econ mode to 5mpg sport hotness mode.

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    01/29/2008 4:27 PM
    A Cobb Accessport essentially accomplished the same thing as Si drive.  In fact, it is probably better.  Hopefully Cobb can incorporate Accessport functionality into Si drive so you can switch maps with the flick of the Si drive switch. 
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    01/30/2008 8:30 AM

    [quote user="JamesE"]Hopefully Cobb can incorporate Accessport functionality into Si drive so you can switch maps with the flick of the Si drive switch.[/quote]

    As much chatter as there is about the unenforceability of the ST* boost rules now, I'm kind of dreading this...but yeah, it's probably on the way.

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    02/02/2008 11:26 AM

    I never liked Clarkson.  It comes as no surprise to me that he doesn't appreciate being sprayed in the face with gravel.  I remember my first time like it was yesterday.  Ah, bliss.

     That being said, I'd be more interested in Tiff's opinion, as I tend to share his outlook on things considerably more frequently.

    carl_aka_carlos
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    02/06/2008 11:46 PM

    Clarkson is a "Shock-Jock," everything he says is strictly for a reaction.

     

    I'm very surprised that you guys (and some of you have been TopGear followers for sometime) haven't picked up on this.

     

    Another observation; all the people whose feathers are ruffled by Clarkson's review are Subaru owners.  If you could only see past your Subaru and recognize the pure genius of Clarkson's work. 

    TLMotorsport
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    02/07/2008 2:09 PM
    [quote user="Carl"]

    Clarkson is a "Shock-Jock," everything he says is strictly for a reaction.

     

    I'm very surprised that you guys (and some of you have been TopGear followers for sometime) haven't picked up on this.

     

    Another observation; all the people whose feathers are ruffled by Clarkson's review are Subaru owners.  If you could only see past your Subaru and recognize the pure genius of Clarkson's work. 

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    Tis the truth

    Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the back of the car, understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take it with you.
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