To make the long story short..... I got off work a bit early yesterday and had nothing to do, so I went to the local Mitsubishi dealer. I didn't think they would still be so strict on letting customers take it for a spin. At first they said they can't put miles on it. I asked "why would I want to spend $30k on a car that I've never driven?" The manager came out and told me that since I drive a WRX, he's going to let me test drive the Evo.
Test drive run:
Man this thing is a lot of fun to drive. The car feels stiff and grounded. Handling and brakes are really good. The power is there all the way to redline. I drove this thing like it was stolen! The sales person was cool about it and he said he'll watch out for cops. As I rip through corners, I noticed he was holding on tight to the seats, looking in disgust. The clutch are light and the gears are precise. This car is absolutely amazing! I will be going to my local Subaru dealer to see how the Sti feel.