Sounds like you should've bought an Outback XT... same motortraintrackker said:If one wants to take on the sport compacts, I'd advise the 2.5 owner to pack some sort of turbo or supercharger. One night, I decided to play "tag" with some sort of Honda and was left in the dust. The Honda took off, but the Outback, in stock 2.5 form, just couldn't get into powerband quick enough and without some sort of power adder, I think you're chasing tail lights. I wish that my Outback had the 250 hp motor in the Legacy GT I drove a few weeks back...Fast and and a real "sleeper." traintrackker
But bear in mind that for some strange reason, our Outbacks in Oz with EJ25s make max. torque at lower revs than the US models (3,600rpm v 4,400rpm). I've got no idea why. Oz spec 2.5 autos also have shorter diff gears than overseas models (4.44 v 4.11).Jondalar said:Hmm I have to disagree, the 2005 2.5i's I've driven have loads of low down torque, afterall that's what the boxer setup is really good for, along with low centre of gravity etc. Off the line a 2005 2.5i will beat a 3.0R for the first few feet every time, as it has better torque at low revs.