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RoaringScotsman 01-08-2013 10:46 PM

Spec B or GT
 
Hey All
New to the forum and new to Subaru making the jump from Lexus.
I have done substantial reading throughout this site and am thoroughly impressed with the knowledge base.

I am struggling with finding a decent car, really want a Spec B (2007) is my preferance from you folks advice.

Can i make up the differances in a GT, without breaking the bank, the spec b seems on the surface to have so much more, is it worth waiting and holding out for one?

Your thoughts appreciated in advance
Thanks

NWSPECB 01-08-2013 10:49 PM

Have you been to cars101.com? If not, go there and read the differences.

What are your plans for the car? DD? Track?

Do you plan to do suspension mod's at all? Or any for that matter?

Drift Motion 01-08-2013 11:03 PM

nah 2.5i is what you want

RoaringScotsman 01-08-2013 11:25 PM

My plans are I am looking for a daily driver that on weekends I can take up to my cabin through the twisty mountain pass highways and get there with a smile on my face. I dont see myselfgoing mod crazy but will do the mods or upgrades to reach that goal. If that makes any sense?

NWSPECB 01-08-2013 11:26 PM

Ok, then the next question: How important is a 6 speed vs. a 5 speed to you?

RoaringScotsman 01-09-2013 12:09 AM

From what I have read on this site im not sure 5 or 6 speed is a huge issue?
5 speed you can hold 1 and 2 longer ? provides a little more low rpm mmph?
I guess 6 speed will b nicer on long tours on the highway , if its anything like the harleys I have owned 6 speed is nice but not required.

NWSPECB 01-09-2013 12:16 AM

6 spd is nice but if it isn't super important to you I would just go with a standard GT. There are more available meaning more to choose from so you can find the best deal around.

You can upgrade to better struts/springs or coils for a better suspension/lower ride height. Just about everything else is going to be identical as far as modability (less a few different pieces between the spec.b and lgt).

liljonson 01-09-2013 03:57 AM

If you like dropping the clutch like a boss and are planning to make 400whp get the 6spd. If not then save money and get 5spd

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slissner 01-09-2013 12:03 PM

I have owned a 2006 spec.B and a 2007 spec.B, both purchased new. The 2006 had a factory short-throw shifter. The 2007's six-speed transmission was far more pleasant to use and, from what I've read, more robust and durable. The spec.B suspension's has lightweight aluminum components and BBS forged wheels. The spec.B has better seats than the Legacy GT. For a few thousand dollars, you can turn a Legacy GT into a sedan comparable to a spec.B, other than the six-speed transmission. I enjoyed both cars, especially the 2007. If Subaru offered a spec.B today with automatic transmission, I'd buy it.

Drift Motion 01-09-2013 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slissner (Post 4238243)
I have owned a 2006 spec.B and a 2007 spec.B, both purchased new. The 2006 had a factory short-throw shifter. The 2007's six-speed transmission was far more pleasant to use and, from what I've read, more robust and durable. The spec.B suspension's has lightweight aluminum components and BBS forged wheels. The spec.B has better seats than the Legacy GT. For a few thousand dollars, you can turn a Legacy GT into a sedan comparable to a spec.B, other than the six-speed transmission. I enjoyed both cars, especially the 2007. If Subaru offered a spec.B today with automatic transmission, I'd buy it.

negative on the BBS Forged wheel, all are cast wheels made by Enkei

slissner 01-09-2013 12:29 PM

Thanks for the correcting my error. For winter tires, I did buy a new set of BBS forged wheels made for the SAAB 9-2X, a variant of the Subaru Impreza.

spc2125 01-09-2013 12:37 PM

06 spec b... cool club and everyone with an LGT wants to be you
07 spec b... imposter with a better trans and lame

dmanaenk 01-09-2013 02:43 PM

Hold out for an 07+ spec.b if you can. Even for DD it's much nicer. And if you're not a modder all "can be upgraded" comments are irrelevant. The 6spd in the spec.b is miles ahead of all USDM Subaru 5spd gearboxes. Alcantara seats are nice, torsen diff will definitely be noticeable in the twisties and taking off from a stop in the snow.

Matt166 01-11-2013 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spc2125 (Post 4238296)
06 spec b... cool club and everyone with an LGT wants to be you

Is that what you keep telling yourself to justify the thousands you have spent fixing your abused car?

I wouldn't swap my wagon for 2 of your specs.

RoaringScotsman 01-14-2013 10:30 PM

So the search continues.
Thus far i have found two 2007 spec B.
Both are un modded one has 64000 miles two owners clean title best deal i can seem to get is $17000.
The second has 90000 miles clean title and is $15800
There is also a 2008 with 64000 miles but $18500.
There are numerous 2005 to 2007 GT Limited available in manual 5spd trannies and varying mileage.
These cars are substantiallly cheaper from $9000 to about $13000.
Tough decision here I am struggling with spending the extra money to step up to the Spec B.
It does appear that regardless the 2007 years offer a couple more electronics with aux inputs etc, but really you can buy and install a nice stereo/nav system for $1000?

Further guidance is needed from you Legacy guru's , Im new to this game (no kid lol) and a smart buy is needed here.
Thanks Again


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