So I'm back in a base loaner again and I'm flogging it. I continue to confirm that the torque curve is not lacking at all for daily driving.
But the suspension is where I feel it lacks. I think it's the combo of smaller tires, taller steel springs, and no PASM that knock off a few ticks of fun. I know some people like the lighter front end feel but I'm personally not a fan as although I can see how people like it, to me it's a lack of feedback. I suspect that it has to do with with the smaller wheels and tires that usually come on the base models along with the softer suspension in addition to the weight as I don't think all 300lbs of difference between a base and GTS is all up front.
2018 GTS Sapphire Blue
Garnet red/black leather pkg, Prem. Pkg+, PTV+, Steering Wheel Heating, Cargo Mgmt, Seat Ventilation, Sport Mirrors, LCA, ParkAssist w/Surround View, LED/PDLS+, Connect, 18-way seats, Sport Chrono, Sport Chrono clock in Garnet red, smoking pkg, sideblades painted, Cobb AccessPort
2014 RS 5 Sepang Blue
2005 STi World Rally Blue
2011 GTI Shadow Blue
2006 G35 Athens Blue