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Old 05-04-2013, 07:21 AM   #1
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Has any one ever driven a new Evo x MR? How did you like it. Would you trade or get one? I live in vegas where traffic is CHAOS all the time through out the day so strip traffic is a bit annoying with stick.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:34 AM   #2
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1) You're asking a Subaru community if they like the Evo...
2) If your goal is to drive on the strip in Vegas... why would you get a powerful car at all? Slam it into first floor the throttle!!!!STOP! Neutral. wait... Slam it into first floor the trottle!!!STOP!!! Neutral. wait... Repeat
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:40 AM   #3
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It's not my goal just saying WHEN you get towards downtown it can be a hassle. I ask because there are some level headed people in here that don't think subaru is a cult and shun other company's.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:40 AM   #4
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In april 2011 I bought the brand new MR Evo X. In November I got rid of it for my old evo ix which I kept for a year and now have my 2010 Sti. The Sti is by far the easiest to drive. The gearbox in the mr is cool until you want to make power then it's a huge money pit.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:42 AM   #5
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In april 2011 I bought the brand new MR Evo X. In November I got rid of it for my old evo ix which I kept for a year and now have my 2010 Sti. The Sti is by far the easiest to drive. The gearbox in the mr is cool until you want to make power then it's a huge money pit.
Ah what I've been hearing, subaru always has had the upper hand in the daily ride and interior department. I had an 07 sti before this one and they just get better and better.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:43 AM   #6
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I was looking at going to the evo mr just a couple weeks ago. The seats were a deal killer for me. The back rest was nice but the seat is so narrow that its literall a pain in the butt to sit in it. And while I'm pretty tall at 6'3" I'm not exactly big at 210. I prefer the subbie seats so much so that an sti will be my next car.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:46 AM   #7
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I was looking at going to the evo mr just a couple weeks ago. The seats were a deal killer for me. The back rest was nice but the seat is so narrow that its literall a pain in the butt to sit in it. And while I'm pretty tall at 6'3" I'm not exactly big at 210. I prefer the subbie seats so much so that an sti will be my next car.
Thanks for the input. I'm just trying to get some points on it before I look at one. The old mr was narrow too.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:06 AM   #8
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I have driven my buddies stage 2 Evo X MR. It drives nice and it would certainly be easier to drive in traffic. I liked the tranny, shifts are really fast in S-Sport and smooth in Normal [both when you do it manually or when you let the car do it automatically].

At stage 2 levels, the tranny is not an issue. Sure if you are going big turbo, the GSR is better with the 5 speed but I think most people stay stage 2 (or less) anyway.

The biggest thing I do not like about the Evo X is the trunk, or lack there-of. But hey, at least they put cruise control in the Evo X. (says the guy who did a 2000 and a 3000 mile trip in his Evo IX MR).
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:18 AM   #9
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I don't like the paddle shifters :/. I'd stick with the STi since it's a better daily driver. I sit in traffic most of the time in my WRX lol. I don't mind it.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:39 AM   #10
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I test drove a '08 X MR a while back.

1st Impression. The seats are absolute SEX. Leather recaros ::drool::. These are the ONLY seats I would ever swap into my STI. In comparison, they really made my leather seats look and feel like crap. The interior is plasticy and crappy. Not really too much worse than a Subaru interior, but it is worse. The paint job looked quite nice. Black with lots of flake in it.

2nd impressions. Car did not really feel all that fast. It was quick, but the smoothness of it made it feel slower than it really was. I honestly feel my stage 1 STI is faster.Also, I HATE the paddle shifters. It totally robs the driver of the driving experience.

The car handled quite well. But I feel there is so much electronics in the car compensating for things that it does not really feel as raw as the STI.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #11
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So you want an automatic performance economy car?
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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Go buy a V6 Camry.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:18 PM   #13
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I'd question why you'd want a performance car at all if the traffic is bad enough that you want an auto.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:43 PM   #14
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You should go out and test drive one. I certainly love mine and wish I would have dumped the rex years ago. It's not perfect by any means, but it is one of the best compromises for a dd and fun toy that I have found.

If your in Vegas though, why do you want awd?
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:46 PM   #15
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Keep in mind the MR tranny is only good to about 350whp. Which doesn't leave you much room.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:49 PM   #16
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I'd keep the STI
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:19 PM   #17
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Go buy a V6 Camry.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:21 PM   #18
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Ok thanks for opinions. I'm gonna go check one out today.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:00 PM   #19
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I like the evo X gsr. MR on the other hand is no fun...
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:18 PM   #20
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I like the evo X gsr. MR on the other hand is no fun...
LOL okay. I owned a 2008 EVO X MR and would own another one today but I lost a fair bit of money on my 2012 Mustang GT so I settled for an STI (much cheaper in Canada). EVO was better put together (much less rattles and more solid feel over bumps) than the STI. Interiors are pretty even but the premium MR interior is pretty nice (slightly better than STI), the GSR interior in comparison is much more spartan (not as nice as STI). The TC-SST is a brilliant transmission and if you are tired of shifting a manual in traffic it's the perfect substitute. Throw in superior steering/handling, an engine that wont fail in stock or stage 2 levels and it's simply a better overall car if you can get one at a good price. Take one for a good test drive and derive your own opinion and go from there.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:23 PM   #21
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Evo is most likiley going to get the axe. Which I think is sad, because I liked the basic formula Evos from the 90's and early 2000's. The car just kept morphing every year into these oddities just to keep up with the STI. It has become so expensive to produce, it basically defeated itself.
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Evo is most likiley going to get the axe. Which I think is sad, because I liked the basic formula Evos from the 90's and early 2000's. The car just kept morphing every year into these oddities just to keep up with the STI. It has become so expensive to produce, it basically defeated itself.
What do you mean by 'getting the axe'? It's already been confirmed that the next EVO is going to be hybrid. The Outlander PHEV will be the first and the EVO will follow. It will be definitely something to look at if they can keep the weight down but I don't expect to see it for a few years yet.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:29 AM   #23
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What do you mean by 'getting the axe'? It's already been confirmed that the next EVO is going to be hybrid. The Outlander PHEV will be the first and the EVO will follow. It will be definitely something to look at if they can keep the weight down but I don't expect to see it for a few years yet.
I hope that's true. Need proof though.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:43 AM   #24
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i know a d00000d who had several wrx's/sti's...alll modded...some VERY modded

he bought the x with a 5mt---whatever that one was....had the turbo P&P'd....catless tbe and a few other lil things.....tuned....coil overs and wheels/tires

ran high 11's and he cant cut a light to save his life

it stomped hell outta subarus he'd spent $20k+ on....haddnt broke last time i talked to him....had ~60k miles on it

he drives hell outa his cars....usually gets ~10k outta tires
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i know a d00000d who had several wrx's/sti's...alll modded...some VERY modded

he bought the x with a 5mt---whatever that one was....had the turbo P&P'd....catless tbe and a few other lil things.....tuned....coil overs and wheels/tires

ran high 11's and he cant cut a light to save his life

it stomped hell outta subarus he'd spent $20k+ on....haddnt broke last time i talked to him....had ~60k miles on it

he drives hell outa his cars....usually gets ~10k outta tires
Evo is the better performance platform no doubt.
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