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Old 02-14-2008, 09:44 AM
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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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Old 02-14-2008, 10:51 AM
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:02 AM
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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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Old 02-14-2008, 12:24 PM
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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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Old 02-14-2008, 01:39 PM
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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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Old 02-14-2008, 02:03 PM
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Weight wins: Exige > STI
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:16 PM
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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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Old 02-14-2008, 03:19 PM
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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
I agree. Great question either way.
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:13 PM
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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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Old 02-14-2008, 04:55 PM
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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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Old 02-14-2008, 06:11 PM
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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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Old 02-14-2008, 06:27 PM
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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.
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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