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As the title says, I just bought this yesterday, it’s a 2014 SE with the 1.8T and a 5 speed. 32k miles, and no options.

So far, I am liking the car quite a bit. Seems responsive to both steering and throttle input, although, I wouldn’t mind more power in the bottom end.

For anyone interested, I hid the dealer frame and advertisement plate because it’s a bit chilly out and I didn’t want to dig out a wrench to remove it, and I don’t want to advertise for them.


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The power is already at the lower end of the RPM range, about 1600 is where
the torque starts.

The 1.8-liter unit produces 170 hp (127 kW) and 184 lb-ft (250 N·m) of torque
as early as 1500 rpm. The horsepower is the same as the outgoing 5-cylinder
2.5-liter engine, but it delivers 7 lb-ft more torque at 2,750RPM.

Another $250.00 or more, and you can enjoy more power, with a module, be it
the JB4 or the Neuspeed. I have the Neuspeed. The JB4 has more options,
and has bluetooth for linking to your phone to set modes. The Neuspeed
does not, I had to manually wire a switch to the inside of the car in mine to
switch between +4 and +6 boost.

An intake will also help, I was lucky and got a complete Injen kit for $155
used, I could not pass that up.

You can squeeze another 50HP out of it with Premium gas, module and intake.

The 170HP rating is with 83 octane, a little more with 91 or 93 octane.

The 1.8-liter engine is not the most fuel-efficient of its competitive set, but
it is the most powerful.

Oh, and I got a set of rear tails for sale, dark tinted, that would look great on that...
My son had a 2013 S, black, and he was going to use them till a deer decided to
total the car...
 
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