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in the four years ive had the supra for some reason i had never pegged the needle before but today was the day. the 5mge pulled strongly all the way to 130 and seemed ready to keep going but i noticed the tach at the redline. nothing i ever had before did that. i used have a subaru svx with 160 on the dash but i never even tried that one although i pulled to 140 as hard as the supra
 

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i peg my speedo on an almost daily basis :D

course, its a lil easier with an 85 mph speedo ;)
 

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Pegged it on my old Aries :lol:
140 km/h is the absolute fastest they will go, throttle wide open for 3-4 minutes and there was a tailwind.

Also, how'd you like the SVX? I don't think I've ever actually seen one, but I think they're pretty cool
 

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the svx is an excellent gt cruiser. it is silky smooth and quiet(too quiet for me). on the highway there are not a lot of cars around that will run with it from 50 to 150 and do it as calmly and stable. with its wide low profile and 3600lbs it was made for the highway. it has a couple of engineering design flaws that can make ownership a bad experience but if i ever got down to one car again i would not rule an svx out.
 

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I can think of many cars that can run with an SVX from 50-150 and be calm and stable. The most obvious and main differentiating factor between those cars and the SVX is price.

On the topic of the SVX: What's the point of an AWD GT car? That's the real question, IMO. You don't need AWD to cruise the freeway. A lightweight AWD coupe with good power and a stout driveline would rock the house, however.
 

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my moms old intrepid used to hang with a couple svxs that cruised around town...id push that old beast to catch up whenever i saw them, mostly cause i think it used to surprise them, theyd be blasting along and all of a sudden theres this big ugly green thing following them :)

id fall back pretty drasically once the 180 kph mark came around tho :?
 

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i can't say that i have driven an incredible amount of gt cruisers but know i like the svx. is all wheel needed, nope but when the road is moist and speed is still a factor yeah i'll take it. the svx was a matter of distinction just like the supra is, we don't see them all the time. it was not the best at anything including price but how pricey is exclusivity? riding at 90mph with the windows down in the rain was just one of those "nah nah you can't do it" things. all in all this is merely my impression of a car worth noting. since i let it go in favor of the driving experience of the supra i will agree with anyone who says the supra is more fun to drive. i have had fwd, rwd and awd and by far rwd is the best. doug
 

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yeah that transmissoin things was a bummer, that's how i got mine at a nice price. evidently subaru tried to make things better as the reman i had installed has yet to fail after 6yrs (a friend of mine has it). they also will arbitrarily eat rear wheel bearings. doug
 

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Malloy said:
Its a shame the SVX had a bum transmission.
lmao, dont most subarus??

WRX :roll: :2gunfire: STI :ghey: :whistle:
 
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