I was showing my new stage 2 setup on my STI to a few buds. We got to talking about good platforms to modify, and the Evo came up. Being close by to a Mitsu dealership, we decided to take a look at the Evo. They had a grey/grey MR on the showroom floor. During the initial salesman bantor, my buddy mentioned to the salesman that I drove an STI. The salesman immeadiatly pointed out that the EVO is much faster than MY STI, not, "the STI" YOUR STI... He didn't say, "oh, so you guys are into these cars then!" or anything at all nice, just went right on the offensive like he was responding to a post on some forum (the guy was in his late 40s).
So... Being stage 2 AP w/TBE, I said "not my STI, its not stock". He then asked what I was running for HP, I said "380". Granted, thats a dead lie, I'm probably more like 350ish, but, hey, the guys attitude was pissing me off. So, he quickly responds "you put just a chip in this thing, and it will have 420hp".
I asked, "just a chip huh? No exhaust, nothing else?" he confidentaly stood by his claims. He did mention I'd have no warrenty, but, the car wouldn't have a problem with that kind of HP anyway.
I would have loved to get him to let my buddies test drive it, while I accidentally "found" them on their test drive in my STI.
Oh, the place is metro mitubishi, off 494 in bloomington MN. It was just this one tool, the other salesman that helped us was nice, of course, he knew nothing about the car. They had one MR and 8-10 non-MRs, even a few with leather. Those recaros are pretty awesome...
Didn't stick around to test drive them.