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Just got hold of the July edition of Sports car International magazine. Had a review of the STi and the Evo. This mags seem to love the Evo!! The STi is straight line way ahead of the Evo (they admit 0-60 4.8) but the bottom line in the artice is that the Evo is better, steering, driving position, suspension!
"The steering is unquestionably the STi's weakest link. Compared to the EVO the STi seems to require a ton of steering lock and it's responses are eerily detached." They seem to be saying that the STi is just too hardcore!!! Sounds great to me. Wont change my mind after the time I have waited but just thought would pass it on.
 

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That sounds to me like they are saying the car isn't as communicative as the EVO....as in "what's going on...I can't feel it"

Good try anyway shaq...
 

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Tried scanning , just moved house still not unpacked yet, no cable!! Sorry.

The article tries to say that the STi on a closed course is a great car but for every day driving it is not as soft (easy to drive I assume they mean) as the evo. They even say that Subaru should bring out a softened STi (!) somewhere between the WRX and the STi. I think that their review is saying that this is as close to a legal rally car you can get, maybe too close for them.

I will type a bit of what they say, sorry for spelling!
" The drivetrain is sensational, and dominates the driving experience. The boost comes on with just a slight prod of the accelerator and is always ready to shove you back in your seat only likened by a Porsche 911 turbo. As a strict road going car the STi is perhaps just a bit too comprimised. The steering feels loose and imprecise taking away feedback to the driver Occasionally the wheel will actually want to change direction under hard acceleration just like the torque steer in a powerful front wheel drive car" The editor goes on to say "Listen up Subaru, The current car is great but we would also welcome a milder alternative with the same awe inspiring brakes and drivetrain but without the ultra stiff suspension setup." On a twisty road type circuit the Evo left the STi behind in the corners only for it to catch up on straights.
 

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Imagine that, another 'evo is an easier ride' review.
Don't they also say something about the STi being better than the evo on the track or something? Don't know, just need input.
 
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