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    So I drove an EVO VIII yesterday...

    I work for a large car dealership here in Southern Oregon, and my buddy who sells cars let me know they got a 2003 Evo VIII in on trade. I decided to drop by to see exactly what I may be up against should I pull up beside one on the drag strip. All I have to say is

    That car only had 18,000 miles, was in immaculate condition, and it felt like a 2.5rs. I'm stage 0 on my WRX TR, and my car felt (and was) a whole lot faster. My buddy was scared, he's never been in a AWD Rally-Style car before, so he was white-knuckling it the whole time.

    I guess the whole point is, I was expecting far more. I'm glad I made the purchase I did.

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    same i wasnt impressed with my buddys evo, i believe it was an 8 but not totally sure. i would like to get my hands on an evo 10 to test drive just for sh*** and giggles
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    i test drove an evo 8 and man i was blown away but then again it was the first awd, turbo car I personally every drove, but that was years ago....now i walk them out all day....

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    Iv'e driven an EVO VIII and a EVO X. The VIII was quick from what I remember but that was about 4 years ago, and it was my first sport compact experience. I drove the X just a couple of weeks ago, wasn't impressed with the 5 speed. Clutch felt weird but that's probally cause I'm used to my car. Also didn't really get on it just because it was a friend of a friend's car.

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    no doubt, there is alot of competitive evos out there hunting stock subies... Im curious myself to drive the enemy.
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    You sure it wasn't a base lancer? Or some half-assed together ex-heavily modified car that someone got tired of, dropped back to stock and traded in that's only running wastegate on bad compression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH View Post
    You sure it wasn't a base lancer? Or some half-assed together ex-heavily modified car that someone got tired of, dropped back to stock and traded in that's only running wastegate on bad compression.
    i think they make an OZ rally or something that is just a lightly modified lancer, but it looks like an Evo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black X Dahlia View Post
    i think they make an OZ rally or something that is just a lightly modified lancer, but it looks like an Evo
    Lancer Ralliart? its just a lancer with 237 hp turbo engine and suspension. I think its pretty much on-par with the WRX
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    [QUOTE=BrianH;2444262]You sure it wasn't a base lancer?

    No disrespect but if you can't tell the difference between a Lancer and an EVO there is something wrong.

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    My brother got a new Evo IX a while back...




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    no doubt they're sick rides but we're a subaru bunch here
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    There's a guy in Ashland with an EVO X. Has a CBE, intake, and a tune... Get this, the EVO X was running 9.5:1 AFR stock! It's certainly a sick beast, putting out 320 whp and similar torque...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxloaf08 View Post
    Lancer Ralliart? its just a lancer with 237 hp turbo engine and suspension. I think its pretty much on-par with the WRX
    The new one, yes. The OZ Rally would have been the only "in-between" model available during the era being discussed. It was basically just a sticker and wheel option, though, as far as I know. Not comparable to a WRX.
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    No, i'm positive it's the EVO-8. I had the VIN report in my hand. The car just felt weak in comparison.. also, the car sounded more like it had a supercharger in it rather than a turbo, which I thought was kind of odd..

    It still was good to know exactly what I would be driving had I decided on an EVO rather than a WRX. I think the car feels cheaper than the WRX. Interior quality is sub-par, even to a WRX TR standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumminAnimal73 View Post
    No, i'm positive it's the EVO-8. I had the VIN report in my hand. The car just felt weak in comparison.. also, the car sounded more like it had a supercharger in it rather than a turbo, which I thought was kind of odd..

    It still was good to know exactly what I would be driving had I decided on an EVO rather than a WRX. I think the car feels cheaper than the WRX. Interior quality is sub-par, even to a WRX TR standards.
    Which dealership? I'm going to check it out as soon as you respond and I'll let you know what's up and up.

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