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    Fastest ground coverer....

    We're talking country lane here... this is something I'm planning on actually testing soon, so I'd be interested to hear what you lot think.

    Exige S or Impreza STi?

    I reckon that the Exige would be quicker than the STi.
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    hmm, country lanes with dips and brows ?
    The Impreza .... better visibility lets you see further on the vanishing point and hence drive the corners faster, safely.
    hmmmm, "soon" means the roads will still be muddy/greasy from winter salting ...so ... Impreza again due to grip.

    Sunny day with failry flattish, not huge hedges country lane and it's the Exige
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    Very good points. I drove the new S on those silly semi-slicks they put on them in the wet on a track and I was amazed by how much grip they offered. Very hairy on standing water though.

    Visibility will be an issue with the Lotus - I guess we'll have to at least find a wide range of roads. I feel a trip to the Peaks coming on!

    I still have a feeling that in a broad range of conditions the Exige would ultimately come out on top...
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    I would say the STI because of its all weather capability. Not to say that the Exige is slow though.

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    Weight wins: Exige > STI

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    Sure footedness of the STI for me. I love the exige, but AWD and decent bump/damp control = win
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    hmm, country lanes with dips and brows ?
    The Impreza .... better visibility lets you see further on the vanishing point and hence drive the corners faster, safely.
    hmmmm, "soon" means the roads will still be muddy/greasy from winter salting ...so ... Impreza again due to grip.

    Sunny day with failry flattish, not huge hedges country lane and it's the Exige
    I agree. Great question either way.

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    Isn't enjoyment more important than outright speed?

    I'd personally choose the Lotus regardless of it being faster or slower.
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    I think the Lotus would be a lot more exciting. By country lane you mean still paved right? Otherwise i think you'd be sorry for taking the Exige.

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    If the road is greasy then the Lotus will be an issue as it will require constant feathering of the throttle and tippy-toe driving.
    In thos conditions the Scooby is much more "fun"
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    on local roads the exige. on the roads you describe the sti
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    I would imagine the lotus would be very very expensive to maintain by the way. I think the STi would be more suited to you and it's still tonnes of fun. But then again depends what roads you drive on. If i had an Exige it would get only the best :P.

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    ^ the lotus uses a toyota drivetrain. explain how that would be expensive to maintain, when even a porsche isn't
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotary.freak View Post
    I think the Lotus would be a lot more exciting. By country lane you mean still paved right? Otherwise i think you'd be sorry for taking the Exige.
    I can't speak to the Exige because I've never driven one, but I have driven the Elise and because the car doesn't weigh anything and the wheels are small, the ride really isn't that bad.

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