What car do you think has had more of a body change for 2004?
The EVO 8 or the WRX STi
in my opinion I think that the new model of the wrx looks cool and more aggressive, the only major change would be some of the front bumper and the healights, on the other hand i think the EVO 8 is just plain ugly. what was Mitsu thinking, i think they should have just kept their plans of bringing out the EVO 7's original look to the U.S. instead of saying its a EVO 7 with a new look and were calling it the EVO 8 so there!
I do believe the Mitsu didn't just create the Evo 8 specifically for the US. The Evo 8 will be unveiled in Japan soon and is identical in the looks department. I do like the look of the Evo 5, 6, and even 7, but the 8 looks more like a pontiac with its front-end. I also am not too keen on the altezza-style tail lights.
However, the Evo8 is still a bad machine and looks very good despite a few issues that don't settle with me. That being said I'll take the STi over the Evo anydays.
Yeah, I can't say I care for any part of the EVO's styling. And with the lack of any 'cool' transmission additions to match the DCCD......just isn't the car the VII is.
And you know...something else that bothers me is that the EVO is still a Lancer. I mean, it's kinda like that feeling you get about that hot new Neon. It's fast, it's a turbo....but it's a big Neon, that's it. I see the EVO and still see the $12k econo box POS. The STi....I see the WRC car, the WRX, and at very least, a well built base model Impreza with AWD and the great Subaru name on it.
The evo VII is one mean looking car and imo looks marginally better than the sti, but the evo VIII looks like crap. And in reply to the evo being just an econobox lancer, isn't the sti, ummm, an econobox impreza? (of course imprezas are marginally better than lancers but still...)
Like I said..I've already chosen the STi as far as looks over the Evo8.
Yeah the Lancer is a crappy car, but the Evo isn't. I will agree with CloneGTS that at least the STi's base is an AWD 2.5L flat four making 165hp. I think the base Lancer is a 2 or 2.2LI4 making around 140hp! YUCK!!!!
As far as the DCCD vs the Evo not having AYC and ACD. The more I read about this the more the lack of it makes the car more raw in the Evo's case. The DCCD is probably a good thing for the STi since I think it needed a little bit of rear bias since the car like to understeer decently.
Which Evo was the first to have AYC and ACD? Was it the 6, if so, I know the 5 was a bad monster too.