ManualShifterMz3s wrote:Subaru is a pain in the neck trying to convince them for me to test drive the wrx in stick.... they want me to test drive the auto..... how stupid is that? They're pissing me off....
That would be a non-starter for me. I must test-drive the configuration I intend to buy, if not the actual car.
Either way, on paper I'd go with the Mustang. RWD > all other specifications.
Either way you're leaving something on the table -- the V8 in the Mustang or the STi in the Subaru. If we're going to worry about that sort of thing we might as well see what you leave on the table if you choose one car over the other...
2015 Mustang V6: 3526 lbs, 300HP, 280ft-lb; 11.75lbs/HP, 12.59lbs/ft-lb
2015 Mustang I4 turbo: 3524 lbs, 310HP, 320ft-lb; 11.36lbs/HP, 11.01lbs/ft-lb
2015 WRX: 3267 lbs, 268HP, 258ft-lb; 12.19lbs/HP, 12.66lbs/ft-lb
So, if worrying about what power or what power:weight ratio you leave on the table is a concern, then the Mustang beats the WRX by a clear margin. Of course then we get into other specifications...skidpad numbers anyone?
However, to be honest, one could easily win me over the other even in spite of any superior specifications with something as minor as armrest position, a common issue for me. If I'm going to sit in a vehicle and drive it, my comfort is paramount; it has to fit like a glove, or at least like a mitten. If it fits like OJ Simpson's glove then I'm out. I can't concentrate on driving to the max if the car is digging into my side or my elbow is floating in mid-air.