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post #1 of 22 Old 01-12-2013, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Charger R/T vs Subaru WRX

So I test drove the charger R/T at it seemed like a tank! (not in a bad way) but it felt so heavy. I didn't take it to small roads, just on a small highway at my WRX feels so nible compared to the muscle car. Have any of you switched from a WRX? share you thoughts what you do and don't like?
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If i were in the market for an AWD monster of a car... it'd be the WRX. I think it'd be a tough switch... but Charger owners like the fact the car is heavy, wide, and long. It's just an acquired taste, it's not easy to grow accustomed to, I've been brought up in the family just with big RWD sedans or SUVs so I love big cars.

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I went to the charger RT from a G8. And the Charger felt like a floppy fish in comparison. It took 3-4 weeks to get used to. The charger still handles well for it's size but it's not like my G8. If you have a Newer or older 13 second WRX it would be hard to convince me to get a charger. I have 3 kids so I need the charger for it's size. If I had the G8 GT instead of my V6 I would have kept my G8 without debate.

I should add I love the charger overall. I just miss the road handling. The new tech stuff is Awesome. Just doesn't have the same driving dynamics. I guess the G8 was smaller too. The Charger felt allot bigger. I love the HEMI And V8. So overall I lik it better than my V6 g8

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The Charger and the WRX are two TOTALLY different cars. The Charger is a big car, hands down. Similar to how an S-class or 7 series is a big car, not 1970s Cadillac big. Nonetheless, it handles very well considering it's size. I've never driven a WRX so I can't compare, but I wouldn't be afraid to put the Charger through it's paces on a smaller road. Base models might be a bit boaty, but R/Ts are pretty tight. Especially if you have the 20" wheels and Track package.

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@ Ig68jcu - i remember you from G8board. I too got a Charger (12 RT Road & Track) after my G8 GT was stolen. I love my Charger, but I LOVED my G8. The charger handles well, but the Charger just isnt as well sorted in terms of handling. It just feels bigger on road, although the interior size between the too is pretty much the same. Just took some time to get used to.

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I’ve owned a 5 speed 02 just fun, but there not in the same class. i loved my WRX it just wasn’t practical. Yes it was four doors but the back seats were a joke, not very comfy nether.
than we had kids, not seats in a WRX? yikes they barely fit. That’s why we got a charger we love it, step on the gas and that hemi wakes up! The comfort and space is great.
I do miss the WRX....

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Get a 2009+, those wrx' are tasty. In the twisties, the wrx wins, flat out... That's a different story.

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Switched from a 2011 STI and never looked back. My charger with intake and exhaust feels close to as fast as my STI was (stage 1+intake) and it feels soooo much more mature and confortable. I love the gadgets and Subaru has the worst stereos ever.

Yes I miss the handling for sure, but I have one toddler with another on the way and I like having space and looking my age

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Cars like the Evo's and STI's are RAW cars..
Purely focused on performance at the expense of comfort imo..

When your younger, stuff like road noise, interior cabin silence etc dont bother you, and the added benefit of a stick shift definitely keeps you in charge.

With age, priorities change..
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