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That's always an option but I didn't buy it for performance. It's versatile and easy to drive and not as scary in snow and kinky terrain. There are a few folks on the Crosstrek forum that gripe about its lack of power. The response is typically to state that if they were after engine performance, they bought the wrong car. Overwhelmingly we in the forum bought the car for versatility. BTW, I didn't push my Mustang any harder than I push the Trek. Those 420 horses were a total waste on me. But the aura and sound were to die for. Every time I would get in and crank her up I'd morph into a 20-yr old. It was an interesting transformation. That doesn't happen in the Crosstrek....
I bought the V6 for the Better balance on the twisties and still have not found where to let the 305 HP go let alone 420.
I also have my F150 with the 411 HP 6.2 in it. I drive it every day and I know what the sound will do to you. I still have 5.0 owners in F150's asking me how to get theirs to sound like mine


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I bought the V6 for the Better balance on the twisties and still have not found where to let the 305 HP go let alone 420.
I also have my F150 with the 411 HP 6.2 in it. I drive it every day and I know what the sound will do to you. I still have 5.0 owners in F150's asking me how to get theirs to sound like mine
Speaking of sound, I put a set of GT500 mufflers on the GT. Quite frankly I much preferred the stock with the exception of the drone. If I had kept the GT I would have put stock back on and tolerated the drone. I was almost hesitant to lay into those GT500s 'cuz I'm not a loud exhaust person. I had to ease out of the neighborhood every day due to the sound. But I no doubt was the envy of a lot of youngsters and gear heads.

NOTE: The GT was ideal for hauling my bicycle.

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The 6.2 had a Roush (AKA Dronemaster) on it when I bought it, it now has a Borla Touring System on it now. It is nice, you know when you get on it and the neighbors don't complain about it. You can also have a conversation while driving.

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I have the GT500 axle backs on my 14 GT and absolutely love them (and no drone). I have never thought they were too loud - just the right sound. If you are back here after almost 2 years, I think you are destined to buy a 2013/2014 in the near future. I hope you do and best of luck!

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I have the GT500 axle backs on my 14 GT and absolutely love them (and no drone). I have never thought they were too loud - just the right sound. If you are back here after almost 2 years, I think you are destined to buy a 2013/2014 in the near future. I hope you do and best of luck!
I've been talking in the S550 forum. Here's what I posted on a similar topic:

I would never buy a used Mustang unless I knew the owner intimately. Included in the deal would have to be a notarized accounting as to how he/she drove the car EVERY day of ownership, notarized documentation of all service performed, sworn and notarized statements of mods performed, new tires, no booger wipes under the seat, a 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty and anything else that may come to mind. I babied my '14 for the 50K+ miles I had it. It looked and ran like new when I traded it. I'm pissed off that the idiot that bought it probably didn't realize what a cream puff he/she was getting.

In other words, I will never find a suitable replacement for my '14....


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Sorry to hear that. I think the new mustang looks worse than the new style in 2015. I wouldn't be that concerned about used if it has good service records - I just added a 2004 Boxster S SE earlier this year and have really enjoyed driving it. No major issues, it drives well and I really enjoy the top down driving. If I had to buy new, I would have probably had to sell my 14 GT and buy a brand new 911. I would never have gotten to experience how well those cars are built, drive and would have missed out on the enjoyment.

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consider a used one (pref private sale) where you can tell it was a creampuff. There are great used ones out there for a lot less $ than new. Have it be a nice day toy and keep your Subie for everyday.


this is if you can afford (want to spend $) on 2 cars.


still loving my GTI.....miss the jealous looks I used to get with Stang but I find the VW more fun to drive. Yes I know the V6 Stang was faster on a track but the GTI feels faster and gives better feedback.

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It has been a while since I last posted here. As you can see from the signature, I changed cars. I love the Crosstrek but truly miss the GT. I had wanted a Crosstrek for at least 2 years and finally caved in primarily due to the incident below.

On August 20 2017 I posted about an occurrence involving my '14 GT. From the beginning I was on the lookout for the dreaded "tick" from the engine. After one of my bicycle rides, I cranked the car and there it was: TICK-TICK-TICK". I revved it a little but still the tick. I drove the 24 miles back home and the tick was gone and hadn't returned as of the time I traded. I believe that happened about a month before the trade and was one of the incentives to trade. The car had 50K+ miles on it at the time. I've often wondered if the new owner had the problem. I'll never know.

NOW MY QUESTION: Was I justified in being concerned? I just didn't want to go thru the hassle and expense of repairing an expensive and complicated muscle car engine.

Mine ticked loudly at 26,000 miles then went away and never came back. Now at 53000 miles it has over 600+ RWHP and about 10,000 miles that way:



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Mine ticked loudly at 26,000 miles then went away and never came back. Now at 53000 miles it has over 600+ RWHP and about 10,000 miles that way:
That sounds scary to me....like something that sometimes can't find its place. Mine was a steady tick like what a suck valve lifter would sound.


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