Heyoooo. Here it is. I traded my wagon for the Turbo sedan, following absolutely everyone’s advice - even outside Oppo. It just seemed like the right thing to do.
The car immediately feels more powerful thant the NA wagon, even around a parking lot. Everything seems normal until you hit around 3K RPM. Then you hear the whoosh.
At around 4K - even though you have your foot at the same amount of gas - it just picks up and accelerates like crazy. If this is a somewhat more restrained turbo (internet says so - it might even be a low pressure turbo, although I’m not sure) - I daren’t imagine what the 80s crazy turbo setups were like. Can you tell it’s my first turbo car? Or is this just normal and I was unaware of this? I thought only the crazy 80s stuff and like twin-turbo Supras (or whatever tuner thing you like) felt like this. I mean I’ve driven new rental cars, 4-cyl 2.0 turbos in Hyundais and random Ford Fiestas and other bullshit - but none of them were like this. Most of them had pretty linear acceleration and weren’t close to this fast.
Maybe I’m still under strong impression of it so I might be exaggerating, especially combined with my lack of experience. But this thing is dangerous man, I just want to hear more of the whooosh - and who thought letting go of the gas could be fun as well! Then you get the khsssssh. This car is a lovely combination of whoosh-es and khhsshh-es. I’ll have to get used to it since it makes me put my foot down and prick my ears up to hear it, then I look at the instruments and whoops, I’m at going-to-jail speeds. The overtaking 60-90km/h acceleration is fantastic. The gear-shifts feel nice and direct, altho the clutch is reaching it’s end soon.
The interior is a bit ratty - but still in much better shape than my wagon was. None of the infamous Volvo dash-rattle here. No other squeaks or rattles to mention. One hook of the cool privacy screen is broken + the driver’s seat leather is a bit torn. Maybe a few dings on the trim pieces. Other than that... it’s pretty dirty, but in good shape. It smells nice! It’s also
BRRROOOOWWWN or I mean BEEEEIIIGEEE.
For now it seems to be more difficult to park than the longboi wagon - because I have no idea where the ass ends or begins. I’m sure I’ll get used to it tho. I kept the steering wheel (fresh leather on it) and the original radio from the wagon.
So anyway, these are just my first impressions. My temporary plates have run out (3 days for the testing). I will do a detailed Oppo-review once I get it registered again. I have to first fit a new rear+front bumper and trunk-hatch. I got those in good condition with the car - but they are from a silver one, so will need a repaint.
Cheers, and thanks for your advice folks!
Love from Croatia.