Your WRX had the same TD04 as the previous generation. Only year for that combo, which was the same as the Legacy GT. U.S. buyers hated it. Boost tapers off dramatically after 4500 because the TD04 is way too small for the EJ25... the VF52 fixed that. BUT. The old car spools at much lower rpm. I've driven a tuned… » 6/27/14 11:42am 6/27/14 11:42am

It's possible that GM wanted in on the spate of compacts boasting 40 mpg highway. Several of them appeared all at once 2009-2010. GM certainly didn't have any cheap auto transmission or CVT at the time that would let them achieve that figure, so, voila, a long-geared manual with some really horrendous low-resistance… » 5/27/14 2:11pm 5/27/14 2:11pm

Right. Only states like AZ, MI and others that don't even bother looking at the vehicle you register will be target markets for this car. For $57,400 the seller should be more specific about the original engine malfunction. I'm guessing he'll be underwater on this even if his asking is met. do prefer wagons but I… » 5/21/14 10:48am 5/21/14 10:48am

Haha, yes, I remember the Lumi-Vac. I rented one to move to a new apartment. It was truly scary to drive at first. It was like driving an old 70s boat, only from the back seat. Unless you were an orangutan, you could never hope to reach whatever slid or flew to the front of the dashboard. » 5/16/14 3:44pm 5/16/14 3:44pm

The FA20 has nearly the same torque rating as Honda's F20C and a broader, more usable powerband to boot. When a turbocharger is actually added to the FA20 it produces about 300 hp/tq in the Japanese market Legacy GT. I don't really consider it a slouch. » 5/15/14 1:46pm 5/15/14 1:46pm

The 924S is quite a nice car, and faster than a base 944 (the 944 S with the DOHC engine was quicker). But what Chris has pictured here is the 931, sold as the 924 Turbo. Sort of a different animal. It's like saying the 944 is not that fast then having someone post a twice-as-expensive 944 Turbo S in response. The… » 5/13/14 11:40am 5/13/14 11:40am

The nonlinear part is worrisome. Recent research shows that parts of the West Antarctica landmass are now rising at a rate of 15 mm per year. This is phenomenally fast and indicates something is happening with mantle flow to cause a level change that can't be explained by isostatic rebound alone. » 5/12/14 5:42pm 5/12/14 5:42pm