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...and pretend you don't see my handle.


I'm seriously contemplating both the STi and the EVO. I want you to sell me on the STi by telling me why I should spend an extra $4 grand for 30 horsepower? Remember, you're the salesperson and you're "opinions" won't count...I want hard core facts on why the STi is superior to the EVO.
 

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Hehehe... darwood that was funny.

Hello, by the way. My name is Jason. It's nice to meet you. Here are three very quick reasons to choose wisely... (LOL)

1) It's a Subaru. You have the "certain" reliability of that name that you know you can count on. 97% of ALL Subies purchased in the LAST 10 YEARS are still on the road today. No One else can boast a statistic like that.

2) The resale value. In conjunction to the fact that it is a Subaru you have with that the fact that the resale value of an STi to an EVO will pay for the $2.5K difference in price in the first year and a half!

3) Saftey, saftey, & more saftey! It's as simple as this..., how important will that $2.5K be if you have an additional $15,000 in medical bills? That's if you are even alive.


Those are just three reasons that have nothing to do with the "Features" of the vehicle or the "Performance" of the STi. Purely what you get with ANY Subaru. :D
 

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...safety is very important. As far as resale, I get "attached" to my toys and the vehicle I choose will probably be in the family forever.

Good input. How about daily driveability? Handling? Comfort? Backseat leg room? It sounds like you are a salesperson! Thanks for the welcome.
 

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Resale is important in many different ways. Not just for "trading" or re-selling. Resale is important for insurance costs, replacment value if involved in an accident, and things of the like.

As for the drivability factor, I obviously haven't driven an STi and haven't yet been able to get an Evo on some moving concrete! All that I have read has said that the Evo drives like a brick. I posted HERE about seeing the one that we sold three days ago. It looked rough. Although I can't imagine that the STi will be much softer. For that point, even a WRX is a rough ride. They just aren't around for that reason. :D
 

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How about you quit being lazy and do some research. A simple search through the board topics would let you know anything you could possibly want to know. The only person that I can think that might answer this would be Murley, hopefully he will and you will go buy from him.

Bleh, some people.
 

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cdn sti features

Wow someone is grumpy today. I think RexMan is just playing a game, by being the devil's advocate.
 

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Heh, funny to note that I actually started my post before anyone else had posted, and got called away to work. Now I see that Murley is the main input...
 

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I'm hoping that BHODGES doesn't represent the personality of this community...yikes! Lazy?


Yeah Darwood's right. I'm trying to see how passionate you guys are about the STi as if I visited you and yours at a car show with you trying to prove to me that the STi was the better of the two cars. If that's lazy of me..oh well...I'm a lazy U.S. Customs Special Agent.
 

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At the present moment, using the information available to me on both the Evo and the STi, I think it boils down to this: If you're hardcore, and want a hardcore car, go with the Mitsubishi. However, if you want performance that is (very) comparable to the Evolution, but you are not willing to compromise on the ride quality and drivability, I would suggest the STi.


......and if you want a good looking car go with neither! :lol:
 

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Ok here is why you want the sti over the evo.

1. The msrp is going to be the same price as the evo. Forget what you have been hearing about $35k or what ever. It will be $30,995. I can promise that :)
2. The Sti will be faster under warranty and will be more civil but still allow you to take the twisties far faster than you can handle.
3. Reliability. Subaru has far less issues with their cars than mitsubishi's have over the years.
4. Subaru's attitude to their customers. Subaru was the first car company to bring over one of their real sports cars the WRX. Mistubishi didnt think it could make it here. So when Subaru announced the STI they had no choice but to bring the EVO. But did they bring the full package? No they brought the car with out the AYC/AYD and with out the 6 speed and with downgraded horsepower. Subaru brought over their STI 300 hp (most powerful version yet) active valve control for low end torque (similiar to vtech) 6 speed. Their top of the line suspension (spec c) from japan along with their new DCCD (driver controled center differential) And a bigger 2.5 motor.

What does all this tell you about subaru's dedication to performance?
 

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Well, and when you are talking about Mitsu's past, the only car I can think of that I would have spent the money on with Mitsu is the 3000GT. That is a Beautiful car with more performance that most and was a nice package. They actually had problems with those too, but I just really like the car. See, when you look at the interior of the STi and the small details that the STi has you see that they have dedicated more time to giving us more value for the dollar. More Quality for the dollar. And, then you have that darned Reputation that Mitsu just doesn't have... :D
 

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dlowman said:
1. The msrp is going to be the same price as the evo. Forget what you have been hearing about $35k or what ever. It will be $30,995. I can promise that :)
Hey dlowman, how is it that you can promise that? Just curious cause I haven't heard anything official and the only thing that I've heard from my Subie reps is a price of $31,995. Just wondering. :D
 

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murley said:
dlowman said:
1. The msrp is going to be the same price as the evo. Forget what you have been hearing about $35k or what ever. It will be $30,995. I can promise that :)
Hey dlowman, how is it that you can promise that? Just curious cause I haven't heard anything official and the only thing that I've heard from my Subie reps is a price of $31,995. Just wondering. :D
Yeah Dlow baby...come on....let us in on the secret! 8)
 

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I can't .. but it will be all over the place soon. I need to verify if that includes the destination charge though.

Subaru will be announcing in a couple of weeks. Some Rep are already leaking it out.
 

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Now.... ready for my pitch>>>>>>>>>

Do, you have a deposit down? No? Sorry go buy an Evo... The intelligent peolpe have already bought them all....hahahha

Really... to each his own!!!! Me... I think nothing short of a 911 turbo will tear out of a corner like this Sti is going to!
 

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I don't think there are any salesman having to sell the car. This car sells itself. I would figure that there weren't deposits down on a large majority of Taurus's months before the MSRP was released from Ford. I think Murley may agree that the sales goal here is to have the buyer buy at your dealership intead of another.

This car is not for everyone, just those that want it. If you want it, and you can buy it, you will. If you don't want it, or you can't buy it, you won't! :D
 

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Ya know Crazytrain, it really is as simple as that. Most people make it out to be much more than it is! Hey, it has 4 tires, 4 doors, 6 gears, AWD, & 600 feet-pounding-horsies (that's what you get when you add 300 Horses and 300 feet-pounds :D ).


Simple as that! 8)
 
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