This is a discussion on EVO vs STi within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by 302@12psi If you are keeping them stock it's a preference thing. If you want to make a ...
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Both are amazing cars. I agree. the awd systems are so brilliant. it just bothers me that it seems like with each gen, the cars are actually digressing. i mean, the subaru not so much, but the new evo i personally hate. I hate the fact that there is no manual mr trans. I mean, im sure the sport tronic or whatever its called can shift faster than i can in my car, but whats the fun in pushing a button? it makes me feel like im driving in forza 2. And the looks are also getting worse. I dont like the whole "more aggressive shark attack" look. i personally think the 9 looks alot sexier. The sti, i cant say anything as of yet. My uncle just bought the normal impreza after his gto got wrecked in a flood... but the impreza looks like a comfortable everyday car. ive never been in an 08 wrx, sedan or hatch, so i cant base opinions on anything so i wont talk.
The evo 9 MR, and especially the 07 sti are my two favorite cars that i would love to own / drive besides my z. i love the feeling the awd gives, and it handles like nothing.
Picking between the two is a hard choice, but i would go with an sti. Mitsubishi dealers are horrible, and i would never work with them. and the subaru is a subaru, and it has a history of being reliable. It also has a more updated look. the evo look, especially interior, is outdated a little bit.
just my 2 cents.
well as far as owning one of the 2 cars i already have the sti Lol. i just wanted to know which car pretty much got the more bang for the buck, and others opinions. i mean, we all didnt buy our stis/wrxs just to sit in it and drive did we? id hope not. i mean, if you did cool. but i look at my car as a competitor. i bought my sti not only as a DD, but i also bought it to mod it and see what cars i can take on the street or track.
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The Evo is the better race car and has more bang for the buck, if we are talking about 03-07 model years. I have no idea how the new Evo X will respond to mods and it will probably take a couple of years to really see its potential. The 08 STI has the advantage engine wise over the Evo X because the STI 2.5 has been out since 04 now.
As a former evo owner i will say this, i did mostly bolt ons and tuning and got just up under the 400 mark. drove the car 200 miles round trip to work when i did take it out the garage and really had no issues. i LOVED the car but around 45k miles i got a random misfire code that i couldn't get rid of. bucking, hesistation, random boost were the issues i was having so i got rid of it.
Picked up the STI and its a totally different car. a lil more refined, and cruise control (lol). i told myself i want gonna get mod happy...
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anyways im not bias towards either car i love em both. i think you need to just drive both and make a decision on which one YOU like. they both have strong and weak points
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