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Old 02-03-2003, 10:41 AM   #1
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Default EVO 8 test drive but still no official numbers

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Old 02-03-2003, 10:51 AM   #2
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That's the first time I've seen the curb weight listed (3300 lbs).
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Old 02-03-2003, 11:14 AM   #3
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ack! altezza's?! man, it would have been a nice car with normal taillights

It's a little expensive, too...the STi will walk all over it in terms of cost/performance.
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Old 02-03-2003, 11:16 AM   #4
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3300 lbs is a little porky for that car, if you ask me. And yeah, that continues to be the ugliest ass-end of a car in the industry today.
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Old 02-03-2003, 11:22 AM   #5
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That isn't the US version. It has a FMIC, for a start.
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Old 02-03-2003, 11:22 AM   #6
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US version has a FMIC.
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Old 02-03-2003, 11:23 AM   #7
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That isn't the US version. It has a FMIC, for a start.
UHHHHHHHHHHH the US version has an FMIC, what's your point?
BTW, it is the US version they were track testing for jounalists in Asia
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Old 02-03-2003, 11:23 AM   #8
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US version has a FMIC.
You sure? I thought one of the complaints was that they went TMIC?
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Old 02-03-2003, 11:37 AM   #9
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That isn't the US version. It has a FMIC, for a start.
My bad ... that's what I get for believing intarweb rumors.

FYI - SubEd now owns me.

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Old 02-03-2003, 11:43 AM   #10
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Nah, no 0wnag3 there!
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Old 02-03-2003, 11:44 AM   #11
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ack! altezza's?! man, it would have been a nice car with normal taillights

It's a little expensive, too...the STi will walk all over it in terms of cost/performance.
Thats why you swap out the altezza's with Evo VII tail's.
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Old 02-03-2003, 11:45 AM   #12
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But if all the bodypanels except the doors are new, they probably won't easily fit.
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Old 02-03-2003, 01:24 PM   #13
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Other than the bumpers and hood, it looks like all the body panels are the same as the Evo VII to me. The author in this article compares the body differences against the base FWD Lancer.

-Jeff
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Old 02-03-2003, 01:31 PM   #14
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The article says that we are a cult!



anyone want a drink

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Old 02-03-2003, 01:39 PM   #15
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ack! altezza's?! man, it would have been a nice car with normal taillights

It's a little expensive, too...the STi will walk all over it in terms of cost/performance.
I think it compares very favorably with the base WRX when you consider it has better wheels, tires, brakes, seats, and significantly more power.

As for the STi, we don't know the MSRP so any cost/performance ratio is a guess.

IMO the front end looks great!!!! The rear is not so good.
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Old 02-03-2003, 01:41 PM   #16
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I think it compares very favorably with the base WRX when you consider it has better wheels, tires, brakes, seats, and significantly more power.

As for the STi, we don't know the MSRP so any cost/performance ratio is a guess.

IMO the front end looks great!!!! The rear is not so good.
base WRX is like $23k. Base EVO8 looks to be about $30k

I don't think there's a question there.
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Old 02-03-2003, 01:56 PM   #17
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the car in the articel is the US spec. i've seen it, sat in it, etc at the L.A. auto show. it feels very cheap compared to the subaru. has a lot in common with the regular lancer as far as fit and finish is concerned.

why is everyone calling it an evo8 when it's called just "evolution".

mitsubishi is funny. at the launch of the car at the L.A. auto show, they announced that there is no other car like this on the market, and bragged about how they are bringing a whole new kind of car to the car industry in america, like subaru doesn't even exist.

do they really think consumers are that stupid to not have heard about the wrx by now? yes, i think they do.

they also promoted the evolution as a rally car. subaru does that too, though.

mitsubishi's marketing is strong. they are going to sell a lot of evolutions. probably a lot more than the STi, whether it's a better car or not. their financing deals and presence in america compared to subaru will sell a lot of cars alone. everyone can talk about how they want a certain car, buy in the end money talks, and most of us don't have a ton of money. so with 2 similar cars, the best financing wins.
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Old 02-03-2003, 02:41 PM   #18
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hmmm....is it just me or does the blue paint on the autoweek page look identical to the blue paint on a bmw m3?

smurf blue??
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Old 02-03-2003, 05:43 PM   #19
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eric m.,

evo8 because this is the 8th evolution (or hotted up version) of the Lancer.

At the specific time of the car's launch (Friday), there were no other comparable cars to the evo8. WRX doesn't compare in terms of cost or spec. STi wasn't announced until the following Monday.

Mitsu's marketing is strong? By taking faded songs and using them to sell cars? Having bad/ugly people sing along with faded songs is strong marketing? I haven't seen an evo8 commercial, have you?

Mitsu is only bringing in ~6500 cars a year, not far from what is predicted for the STi. And think again if you think that Mitsu will be offering 0% on the evo8 any time soon. To laugh. If there were two exact cars, best financing wins.

If there is one car which is much better, financing doesn't matter.
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Old 02-03-2003, 07:02 PM   #20
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and the freaking wheels look identical to mine.
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Old 02-03-2003, 07:08 PM   #21
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Taillights are gross.
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Old 02-03-2003, 07:13 PM   #22
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It's not a hot version of the Lancer, its a hot version of the Cedia it is based off of.
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Old 02-03-2003, 07:16 PM   #23
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The car is blue...bllllllllllllllluuuuuuuueeeeeeee
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Old 02-03-2003, 09:12 PM   #24
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Here are some facts: base price is 28,987, not 30k. It has fmic, Recaros, Brembos, etc. It is essentially the same as j-spec minus the ayc/acd , and about 10hp less (dyno proven). It will be closer in performance to the Sti than what many think...especially in the handling department. It retains the exact suspension setup (spring rates, etc) as the j-spec Evo and is even stiffer (more welds) than the Evo VII. The stock tires are a little wider and stickier also. Nice car for the money.
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Autoweek posted times of 0-60 in 5sec flat and 1/4 of 13.8sec
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