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everybody sing... :)

hey y'all. wojo and i hooked up of the gw parkway north of the airport here in no. va. we gabbed and took a few pics. grr, time to buy a new camera. wojo, *great* meeting you and your wife. can't wait for summit point! please post your pics since they've got to be better than mine.
 

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Ahhhhh.........thats sweet. So when are we gonna get our wedding invitations? Lets hope their kids don't look like the mother(EVO)! :eek: :lol:
 

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4MLA1FN: It was great meeting you too. White STi is amazing!!! I wish I had another $30k lying around so that it could end up in my garage.

I added some pics of my own (different angles)

BTW, I love the title of this thread :)
 

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this was my first time seeing an evo in real life. man, it's a *great* car. early on, i was thinking of going evo but stayed with the sti; we've owned lots of subes. after seeing and driving the evo, i would have been just as happy with it.

the neat thing is how complementary the cars are. there are pieces of the evo i'd prefer and others of the sti i prefer; e.g. sti engine, gauges, 6spd, gold wheels; evo steering, wing, suspension, seats. put 'em together and you have *the* perfect car. it's a good time to be a performance car enthusiast.
 

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Did you guys drive each others cars? That doesn't sound right, but you know what i mean. Any insights?
Yeah I rode in his car as well as a blue Sti the other day. The car feels completely different than a regular WRX - almost no similarities.

Interior
The gauges are simply amazing. Almost perfect. I shouldn't even begin to compare the EVO ones here. I really like the shift light/buzzer function - it's a cool gadget. The seats are ok, but EVOs are clearly superior. The steering wheel - the best thing about it is that it is thick (reminds me of my RSX), but unfortunately it is larger than EVOs. Also the shifter feels loose and vibrates a bit.

Exterior
Its been discussed enough already, so I will just confirm that the scoop is huge and it shakes when u drive. This is without a doubt my least favorite thing about this car. The wing also shakes, but that doesn't bother me as much.

Power
Both cars where in the break-in period, so I had to stay under 5k. The car is faster (in a straight line) than EVO, but EVO "feels" faster. Maybe it's because the EVO just looks and feels "lighter" and also since there is no turbo lag in the STi you don't feel that "rush" when the turbo spools up.

Handling
Since it wasn't my car I was driving, I obvioulsy didn't want to push it hard, so I can't really comment here. I will say though, that there is less body roll in the EVO and there is very noticable difference in the steering.

In summary, I am happy with my choice. I had a deposit on STi since January and I changed my mind "in the last second" and bought the EVO. Having said that, they are both simply amazing and I would be more than happy with either one of them.
 

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wojo said:
Maybe it's because the EVO just looks and feels "lighter"
looks like we're writing effectively the same post at the same time. :)

the weird thing is i *thought* i read a review that said the evo was larger than the evo in every dimension. did i misread that? when i'm in the presence of the evo and look at the pics, the sti seems clearly larger.
 

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4MLA1FN said:
wojo said:
Maybe it's because the EVO just looks and feels "lighter"
looks like we're writing effectively the same post at the same time. :)

the weird thing is i *thought* i read a review that said the evo was larger than the evo in every dimension. did i misread that? when i'm in the presence of the evo and look at the pics, the sti seems clearly larger.
Yeah, it's weird. The Sti looks larger, but is actually a few inches smaller in every dimension.
 

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I looked up some more precise data:

______________Sti EVO
Height (inches)__56.7 57.1
Lenght_________173.4 178.5
Width__________68.1 69.7
Wheelbase______100 103.3
Ground Clear.____5.7 5.5
 

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Hey, I'd love to see an Evo/STi on the parkway. I haven't seen either on the road yet. Let me know and I'll bring my blue car. Sure, it's not ebony and ivory but the blue paint adds +5hp. :p

 

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howdy rdiamond. nice car. :) welcome to the forum. i haven't seen any other STIs on the road in nova. i work in fairfax, but live at the bottom of the gwp. i'll keep an eye out for ya.
 

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Thanks! When I was trying to add gratuitous miles to my car, I would drive to Mt. Vernon and back. I'm usually found on 395, though. :roll:
 

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Fitzgerald Subaru in White Flint. Some guy put a deposit down on five of them, then backed out. I grabbed the car minutes after he posted he needed to find someone to take his spot! I'm at 1020 miles, and just now beginning to put the hammer down. It's not bad (my other car is a 98 RS turbo.)
 

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Some guy put a deposit down on five of them, then backed out.
what! a deposit on *five*??? a company fleet of stis woudl be cool. i wonder what he got instead.

RDiamond said:
my other car is a 98 RS turbo.
what make?? sube?
 

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It wasn't a fleet deal. Some suspect he was trying to sell them over MSRP to fund an STi for himself (say $3k markup x 5 = half an STi). I neither know nor care. I got it straight from his dealer for MSRP, which is all I care about. :lol:
 
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