Finally had a chance to take the SRT for a long drive over the past few days. Took the family to the snow...from just past the airport to Thredbo way. Close to 500km to get there and some of the journey was uphill to get through to the top of the mountains...so petrol was enjoyed by the engine...but we didn't care
What can be said about the SRT...this 'thing' that did not make sense to me when I first heard about it...I mean who needs a 6.4L monster on the roads and all the petrol it will drink. All the noise. The massive wheels. The 19 speakers. Surely it can't be that much better than the 2 previous turbos I owned. Who actually needs this stuff...ME!!! It now makes all the sense in the world...well it made sense the first time I started it up actually rather than now when just ticking over 6000kms on the clock...it's all crystal clear to me.
Here are some of the positives:
- I felt glued to the roads...like on rails. For a beast of a car it handles very nicely...nimble enough to get the job done, but still felt big enough that it demands the show of respect.
- The visibility is a treat...all round vision was excellent and saw all I needed to see if a stoopid person was approaching.
- The noise cancellation works brilliantly...but never enough to drown out the sweet signature notes of the engine when overtaking!
- The ACC is great...it was the first chance I had to try it out, and it did not skip a beat. There are a lot of crap drivers out there who drive like nut bags to over take you, cut back in front and then only to slow down...the ACC dealt with this just fine. I, on the other hand, did not enjoy this as I could not swear out loud (still controlling myself in front of the kid).
- The comfort levels all round are great. The seats are solid and I did not feel tired or uncomfortable at any point. None of us had anything bad to say. The rear seats even tilt back.
- Yes it's true...the headlight washers only work when the headlights are actually on!...and only after every few windscreen washes. There were heaps of bugs to test this.
- The mileage I got was fine by me...I did not get this beast for the efficiency. 12.3 L/100 km on the way up. After driving around the place and back home 3 days later the total dropped (coasting downhill a fair bit) to 11.5 L/100 km for just over 1000 kms of driving (20.45 mpg). Made me laugh as this was what I was getting on my Forester Turbo before this upgrade. The SRT is so much more fun...sorry about the petrol...kinda
The best thing is that we have another long drive coming up for the end of the school holidays...more long distance fun to come.
Had to share. No other cars made me want to share...so there
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