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krisby 05-05-2004 10:24 PM

RSK B4 vs B4 NA 3.0R
 
I will shortly be buying a new car (getting a 2000 Legacy GT-B for my business in a couple of weeks), will trade up from my Diamante. I have test driven an RSK B4 and a Blitzen and loved them both, though I am little concerned at what the fuel consumption will be, about 400km I am told.

Can anyone recommend on the 3.0R, I haven't tested one yet (a dealer that did have one would only let me test it when I truly expressed an immediate buying interest). My Subaru dealer does not have any, so I can't do a back to back to comparison, but if I really wanted one I would ask him to find me one.

Whats best in your opinion?

Thanks

apexjapan2 05-06-2004 07:51 AM

If you can control your right foot, the twin turbo should not be too bad (unless it is an auto, in which case it can be fierce). I have a 2000 B4 RSK manual and get about 7km/l in Tokyo traffic using the torque a bit :) 10km/l on longer trips at hi-velocity, with 12 to 13 possible at more liesurely speeds (your fuel may knock that down a bit).

I like the 3.0 - it is a good motor and the suspension is well matched to the nature of the model. Problem for me is that it is an auto only.

HTH

agctr 05-16-2004 07:55 PM

To be honest, if that is the kind of car that you want, dont worry tooooo much about the fuel. Go easy and u shouldnt have the drama's. I think u will find, once u give the car a couple of bootfulls with the right foot, the fuel consumption will be a distant memory!

SUBE555 05-16-2004 09:13 PM

Here in the USDM, the H6 and 2.5 turbo models recieve the same 19/25 - city/highway marks even though the H6 produces some 31lb-ft less of torque. ;)

agctr 05-19-2004 09:40 PM

Sounds all pretty good to me, as apexjapan stated, he was getting around 557km to a tank which is fantastic figures really, I would say around 500km in the city which is pretty much on par with most cars.

splashalot2000 09-20-2004 04:27 AM

Re: RSK B4 vs B4 NA 3.0R
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by krisby
Can anyone recommend on the 3.0R,
Whats best in your opinion?

Thanks

Just tested (albeit briefly) the 3.0R-B (6-speed manual). Compared to the GT, it blew me away. I liked the GT, but I loved the Spec B - especially the sound. The GT has pretty-much lost the boxer burble and sounds like a generic 4 cylinder - the Spec B sounds like a cross betwen a BMW straight-6 and a Porsche/ Alfa GTA. I L-U-R-V-E it!!!

SS

apexjapan2 09-20-2004 08:02 AM

If you had the spec B manual vs turbo auto i'd take the spec B. Manual turbo + tweaks budget would make that decision very tough :wink:

235KWrsk 05-23-2005 04:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agctr
Sounds all pretty good to me, as apexjapan stated, he was getting around 557km to a tank which is fantastic figures really, I would say around 500km in the city which is pretty much on par with most cars.

my 2000 rsk does 330 km per tank on 98 octane.is this abnormal or usual? ,as it is tuned to run 1 bar of boost :confused:

CJStampfli 05-24-2005 06:46 AM

I traded in my 02 STi for a 3.0R-B wagon and I am more than happy. The R-B doesn't have the absolute top end urge of the STi, but there is plenty of low down torque to pull the car out through the corners. A big thumbs up.

camrhodes 07-12-2009 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 235KWrsk (Post 196648)
my 2000 rsk does 330 km per tank on 98 octane.is this abnormal or usual? ,as it is tuned to run 1 bar of boost :confused:

I have a B4 RSK Rev D which runs 1 bar standard and get 500k easy out of a tank please tell me 330 is heavy footed driving otherwise how the hell do you afford that.

Omukiga 10-16-2012 06:22 AM

Fuel Consumption
 
My RSK B4 does 6km/ltr is this fine? I am worried, I had a Legacy touring wagon that did 9km/ltr can some one advise?


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