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The new auto boxes have definitely improved.I think a manual tends to get a slightly better note than an auto. As for manuals and auto. I drove my early years in manuals, 4s, 3s, and five speeds. I prefer an auto now can't be arsed making 100s of gear changes. Plus well set up auto are great. As for note I prefer Iron over Alloy the VS ones I see around here sound better than VT and later ones getting around. I could be biased though......
I went from a 202 LH to a 202 HJ wagon. The HJ had the M20 box and crapped all over the LH in 42 different ways.I test drove a 308 HJ. I owned a 202 Torana at the time and the Torrie went heaps better than the 308 HJ. I thought if that's a V8 they can keep it.
Not fixable?Old wrx and sti had unequal length headers, purely for packaging, this gave the engine a "dropped cylinder" sound.
New wrx has equal length, thus why it sounds like a typical turbo charger 4 pot.
Lots of people put UEL headers on their EL equipped engines to give it the old rex sound.
EL header is actually much more efficient than UEL but marketing trumps performance.
In saying that, my Toyota 86 (Subaru BRZ) had a NA boxer 2.0 with EL headers from factory when I turbo charged it I used a AVO turbo which utilises an UEL header, because of packaging, in the end my little 86 sounded like a WRX, and with 205kwatw and weighing only 1250kg it was a fun little beastie
Until I backed it into a wall at speed and wrote it off
That little mishap lead me to my current VXII SS cruise ship
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Fully insured, paid outNot fixable?
Or just haven't got around to it yet?