"Moving to boring, busy roads with slow-moving traffic reveals some harshness as a result of the Type RA's stiffer suspension. On perfectly smooth California asphalt, the ride is mostly manageable, but on crummy, winter-ravaged Midwest roads, it might be a different story for people who aren't willing to give up some ride compliance for sharper reflexes."
"While the light steering bothers me on the street, I don't mind it as much on the track, allowing me to easily get the car turned in and hit my marks. Sharp hairpin exercises induce understeer tendencies in the 3,395-pound STI, but as long as you follow the slow in and fast out mantra for the tight corners, it isn't a huge issue.
"Even though the 2.5-liter boxer four has been around for what feels like an eternity, it's still a sweet engine, with plenty of thrust throughout the rev band to quickly shoot the STI out of corners and down straights. Clutch take-up is high in the pedal stroke and takes time to get used to, while the short throw shifter is slick for a Subaru gearbox."
-- Jon Wong, Roadshow by CNET