welcome to the forum. i wish you would have posted that you were going to make this trade; i would have loved a ride in your mini. i think you're the first to trade an evo for an sti; i haven't heard of trades the other way. anyway, i'm down in mt. vernon and work in fairfax. hope to see you 'round. the fairfax impreza group meets occasionally; monitor the mid-atlantic forum on www.nasioc.com. we'll have a regional sti meet sometime early next year.