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Old 08-13-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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Hey what's up guys my name is david. I'm planning on moving to the subaru family. I currently own an evo x and i plan to trade it in for an sti sedan later this year. Anybody here that has done it and is it worth it? Thanks!
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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Depends on what you plan to do with it, on whether it's better or not. Also, why do you want to get rid of Evo X. The evo will make more power easier, and out handle an sti.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
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So are you saying it's a bad idea to switch to an sti?
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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Depends on what you plan to do with it, on whether it's better or not. Also, why do you want to get rid of Evo X. The evo will make more power easier, and out handle an sti.
More power? Possibly. Out handle? I don't think so.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:07 PM   #5
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So are you saying it's a bad idea to switch to an sti?
It comes down to what you want to use the car for. The evo will be a better track car overall. The sti will be better for a dd.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:10 PM   #6
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More power? Possibly. Out handle? I don't think so.
Da man speeks da trooph! A little background on the topic would show you this... Do a little research before tossing in your .02 there fanboy.

To the OP, no, it is not a bad decision to switch to the STI. But I do have to ask, what's wrong with the Evo? Any particular reason you're making the switch?
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:36 PM   #7
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^Nothings wrong really. I just wanted a new car and I DD the car now so i was thinking maybe an STI is a better DD. Has anybody made the switch from an evo to an sti? I've seen people move from an sti to an evo but I wanted input from people who move from an evo to an sti.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:11 PM   #8
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There have been countless threads about switching from an Evo or any other car to an STI/WRX.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #9
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PM vipers. He did it.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:29 PM   #10
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davey, I'm curious. You don't see the EVO as a good DD? Have you driven an STI sedan? I'm assuming you're thinking of trading your EVO in for a 2011 or 2012. I've had my 2011 for about a year and a half and I really like it as my DD. It's very comfortable in city and highway driving and holds quite a bit of groceries, equipment etc in the trunk when I need it to. Most EVO owners I know are pretty firm about their cars being fine as DDs. Just curious why you're wanting to trade it in.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:44 PM   #11
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It's a good DD but basically i'm thinking of getting a new car and wondering if an STI would be a better DD. And i saw the new STI sedan and it looks quite nice and the interior looks much better than the evo except for the recaros.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:52 PM   #12
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Just my opinion, but I think you'll like the STI. Don't know if you're coming from an MR or GSR, but I think, at first, you'll find the suspension a bit soft compared to the EVO. Easily fixed with a few well planned mods. Other than that, the two cars are similar enough. I say go for it!
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:58 PM   #13
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Mine is a GSR. Suspension won't be an issue since i'd be throwing coilovers on it. Engine wise though i might keep it stock with just an intake, exhaust and a tune.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:26 PM   #14
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I've owned 3 evos and am now on my 4th STi and like everyone is saying I too feel like my subie is a better DD. I loved the evos power gains from simple mods and tuning but the maintenance and daily drivability of the subie is why i love it. both great cars but there is just that x factor that makes me love my sti
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:40 PM   #15
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By the way davey, introduce yourself in the SCIC forum, if you haven't already. Don't know where in SoCal you are but you can easily find meets and potentially get a ride-along in a newer STI or two. May help you decide.

Good luck!
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:00 PM   #16
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Evos are the dark side lol so you are leaving the dark side. Good choice tho, sti < evo
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:35 PM   #17
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^^I live in buena park. Do you have any meets around Orange County?
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:01 AM   #18
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Why would you trade an Evo X for an STI?

If anything they are the same car, but most would agree the Evo X is better. Seems kind of pointless?


This makes no sense.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:51 AM   #19
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I went from an Evo to a Sti. Honestly its just give and take. An Evo has alot of advantages over an Sti, on the Flip side the Sti has some upsides to the Evo as well.

Like many have mentioned its all about what you prefer more. Both are great cars though obviously.

Unless your a "nitpicker" you wont find any drastic difference besides appearance. Both perform great.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:19 AM   #20
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like what i've said before, i just basically wanted a new car and wanted some input from people who switched because i don't want to have regrets if ever i decided to make the switch.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:28 AM   #21
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It comes down to what you want to use the car for. The evo will be a better track car overall. The sti will be better for a dd.
^ So true.

And this comes from an ex-2008 Evo X GSR owner.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:49 AM   #22
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Its a toss up and really just personal choice. Maybe its emotion, for some reason people seem to be more emotionally attached to their subies.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:10 AM   #23
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not to mention, subarus sound WAY better. lol. but seriously, both amazing machines with ups and downs all the way around. Ive never owned either, but I own a wrx and I have driven a few evo's. I drove said evo's at a track day put on by a buddy's evo shop, so he let me drive a few, from stock, to their 600whp track car. amazing car on a track even in stock form, but as stated, I never had a chance to "live" with the car or even drive it on "normal" roads. I think the general consensus is that the sti will most likely be more comfortable with the evo better in track life. anyway, good luck with your decision and I think most of the forum members would love to be pressed with this exact decision, so it's not a terrible predicament.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:24 AM   #24
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^ So true.

And this comes from an ex-2008 Evo X GSR owner.
Ditto..


I'm also an Ex-EVO same year model.. 2008 Evo X GSR.

I left because of quality...and service..Mitsubishi was failing in both.

I lived in two different cities and watched TWO mitsu dealerships close for that reason alone.. That made me move to a more reliable vehicle.

It may not be an STi but it works for me!
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:30 AM   #25
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Is it just me or are the newer evos and even stis much bigger than previous years. My 06 sti looked like a baby next to the 2010 evo i looked at and seemed to have more room inside. The 2012 sti i looked seemed to be a huge boat aswell.
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