I've driven the EVO. I love my WRX but the EVO is faster and handles WAY better than a stock WRX. I don't care for the wing. Wings=Cheese! I do think the wheels, tires, brakes and suspension rock but the ride quality will get old.....can you street legal go-kart?! The engine has very little lag and just pulls like crazy. The gearing is shorter than the WRX especially 3rd thru 5th. As for the EVO's price, my buddy at work just bought one for $1000 over list. I've read that Mitsu plans to make as many as they can sell. So sit back and wait. Pricing will eventually come down.