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The Modfather
2016 BRZ Limited - Manual 6 Speed Manual
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Gahhh. I just listened to car talk and there was a question from a lady with an Acura MDX turbo. Her husband has an 09 Forester Manual. She was getting all snooty because she has a turbo and all the bells and whistles and his is a very base model. She claimed hers was better in the snow. She said hers has more ground clearance (false) and an all round better AWD system because she could put it in 4WD if she wanted. They agreed with her and told them to break the news gently to her husband.

I got on their site to dispute but someone beat me to it:

Car Talk - Barbara from Weatogue *Simsbury* CT

Segment 9 is the part to listen to:

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My wife was rolling her eyes as I was telling her they were wrong on ground clearance. Their explanation of her having problems with boost were a bit laughable, too: if you're giving it enough throttle to be boosting in the snow, then your throttle position is going to cause problems no matter if it's turbo or N/A.
 
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