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jkaszynski 03-14-2013 08:30 AM

5th generation differences
Being in the market I keep going back and forth on what I may end up with (has to be a 6MT). What are the key things that are different from 4th to 5th generation. I noticed things like the uppipe and things like that, but are there reliability differences being that it's the first year of the next generation?

minuccims 03-17-2013 06:40 PM

Way more room in the front; adults fully comfortable in the back seats.
Improved gas mileage.
Gearing change for 6MT; 6MT is essentially 5MT with a 6th gear overdrive.
Bigger fuel tank for extended range.
Improved cylinder head cooling; piston shape changed for weight reduction (2.5i).
130A alternator (110A 4th gen).
Greater turning radius.

GT only 2010-2012. 47 lbs greater weight. Increased HP (265 vice 243). Stage I 5th gen = Stage II 4th gen for performance with added torque in the low end.
GT is dual AVCS.
Heads modified for better combustion; piston shape modified.
Oil flow rate increased.
No up pipe; turbo mounted on the headers.

Limited 3rd part options for aftermarket.

acumenhokie 03-19-2013 02:30 PM

Minuccims hit the big ones (don't think 4th gen had ELH. 5th gen has larger intercooler, brake caliper). If you find some vacation pics there's a section called "New Car Information" which includes a 194 page PDF that lists every difference between the 4th and 5th gen.

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