2018 Subaru Impreza WRX STi - Lags

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#1

Like most manual transmission cars, my 2018 Subatu WRX Premium lags RPM when I start out in first gear. Why does this happen? And, is this okay?


#2

I have no idea what you mean . Second , a 2018 has a warranty so ask the dealer and also show them what you think is wrong.


#3

I also don’t understand what you mean. Please explain it in different words.


#4

Thanks for your reply and interest.

Let’s see…a more detailed description. When the car is idling and I put the gear shift in first gear, I notice that when I engage the clutch and press the accelerator, the engine RPMs first dip/lower before the engine increases RPMs. This occurs no matter how slowly or quickly I engage the clutch. If I want a VERY fast 0-60 start, this does not occur. But, the WRX is my daily driver; I’m not “racing” it around town.

I’ve noticed this same engine RPM down-lag-at-initial-start-from 0.0 MPH on all my previous manual transmission vehicles. Is this me or is this normal on most/all manual transmission cars.

Regards,

Warren Rubin


#5

I thought manual transmission cars were peppier? isn’t that why some people don’t like automatics? Confused…


#6

To me it just sounds like you are not pressing on the gas peddle enough.
It takes coordination of the left and right foot to accelerate smoothly with a manual transmission.


#7

Yeah, that’s how all manual transmissions work. Slight dip in rpms as you start letting the clutch out.


#8

I’ve noticed this same engine RPM down-lag-at-initial-start-from 0.0 MPH on all my previous manual transmission vehicles. Is this me or is this normal on most/all manual transmission cars.

different cars. same driver. hmm. do the math