Subaru WRX STi vs. Mitsubishi Evolution VIII

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  1. Shawn C

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    With the Camaro gone, and it's rivalry with the Mustang gone with it, are these the cars that are going to be stirring up the horepower wars? I guess if I had to pick, I'd pick the Subaru.
    300HP, 300lb-ft torque, AWD Subaru WRX STi
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    271HP, 273lb-ft torque AWD Mitsubishi Evolution
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    the WRX, no question in my mind.
    the first subaru I've ever considered buying.
    I'd have to sell the aprilia first, though.
     
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    The STi will out-perform the Evo for sure, but the STi will like cost 5 or 6K more.

    Thanks to the success of the WRX, import car makers realize that there is a market for compact sports sedans in the US. VW is bringing over the AWD V-6 R32, there is the regular WRX which is an awesome car for the price, the Evo in the upper 20s & the STi in the low/mid 30s.. all in all a great selection of practical AWD performance cars in a class that was not available at all in the US only 2 or 3 years ago.

    So there is a range of price/performance from mid 20s to mid 30s, I;d take any of the above cars depending on the money available. All things being equal the STi wins of course.
     
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    STi hands down. The old EVO's were dam sexy, but the new one just doesn't do it for me. The subaru is gonna be one hot car!
     
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    I have to say I like the STi a lot. A LOT!
    I am nearly a VW diehard and was really thinking of trying to jump on the R32 ship. But from what I have been reading, there are rumors that the R32 is coming here with the new DSG tranny only...kind of disappointing for this car. Yet intriguing. I would like to see VW though, start having some more AWD models available for us in the states....
     
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    The STi definetely. I would have much rather had the EVO VII instead of the VIII, personally I think they screwed up the front end bad.
     
  8. Aaron Copeland

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    I would considering buying one of these cars if they weren't so ugly...especially the WRX. I just can't stand the look of Subarus at all.

    But I really do love the nice upward trend in performance cars like these are causing.
     
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    You can bet your bottom Mitsu is gonna combat the new STi with every bit of hp they can muster out of an inline 4. [​IMG] Watchy!!
     
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    Mitsu dropped outa WRC this year. Couldn't get their car competative. Oh well. Another peugeot year. Can't call them the silver bullets now that the are marlboro red.
     
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    I'm quite certain that the new Mitsu Evo is the only reason the US got the full STi version instead of a watered down 270hp or less version that was talked about. Go import HP wars!
     

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