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jl2fast4u Nov 28, 6:26am - #337275 
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Opinions on the Evo 8?

I am thinking about getting this as my next car. It will be a while before I get another car, but I'm already looking at the Evo 8. It's definitely fast, it's a 4 door (cheaper insurance), and IMO it looks awesome. I saw an MR edition the other day, and WOW.

What is your guys' opinions about this car?

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gtscelica05 Nov 28, 6:30am - #337276 
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i like it but i'll choose the STI over the evo

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jl2fast4u Nov 28, 6:31am - #337277 
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Originally Posted by gtscelica05
i like it but i'll choose the STI over the evo


I just don't like the styling of the sti.

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RP137 Nov 28, 6:35am - #337278 

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Originally Posted by jl2fast4u
I am thinking about getting this as my next car. It will be a while before I get another car, but I'm already looking at the Evo 8. It's definitely fast, it's a 4 door (cheaper insurance), and IMO it looks awesome. I saw an MR edition the other day, and WOW.

What is your guys' opinions about this car?


I love the evo, but I thought insurance was really expensive on the evo

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jl2fast4u Nov 28, 6:37am - #337279 
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Originally Posted by RP137
Originally Posted by jl2fast4u
I am thinking about getting this as my next car. It will be a while before I get another car, but I'm already looking at the Evo 8. It's definitely fast, it's a 4 door (cheaper insurance), and IMO it looks awesome. I saw an MR edition the other day, and WOW.

What is your guys' opinions about this car?


I love the evo, but I thought insurance was really expensive on the evo


Hmm...it might be, but since it's a 4 door I thought it would be cheaper. I've heard that the celica is one of the most expensive cars to insure?

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GjGts Nov 28, 7:28am - #337280 

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i checked it out a while back, even tho its a door it was still considered a high theft/high risk/Dangerous car, stupid ass insurance companies
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Kim Nov 28, 7:38am - #337281 
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EVO all the way. the MR is even better, sTi's are nice but they're so friggin tall and it has late steering response. the EVO is much quicker, steering feels great like our celica's.

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ravadude338 Nov 28, 7:45am - #337282 
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evo8 all the way sab's are for middle aged women.
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celicat23 Nov 28, 11:10am - #337283 

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If I was going to get an EVO, I'd go for the EVO 6 or 5. The evo 6 was the last body that looked good -- before they pussified the whole car. The evo 5, i read someplace, is concidered the most brutal one for some reason. And that also looks very nice.
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KickScrew Nov 28, 9:41pm - #337284 

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I love the Evo VIII. I test drove one last weekend. Its probally going to be my next car. thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Nov 28, 9:47pm - #337285 

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the EVO MR is the ONLY good evo...if you want the EVO 8 or STi...STi hands down, so much better
but the EVO MR is definately really nice.

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ExNihilo Nov 28, 9:54pm - #337286 
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EVO 8 seems nice to me. Don't know too much about it though. I'm not much of a 4-door fan though. I wish they had a 2-door option.

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jyboygenius Nov 29, 12:45am - #337287 
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The EVO is definetely a solid choice. AWD, blazing fast, has the real rally roots and heritage. Test drive one. Insurance is lower than the celica, as its a four door. Reason to that is because teh celica is the third most expensive car under 40 grand to insure.

However, here's a catch about the warranty on the EVO. BTW, it's not the Lancer EVO 8. Its just the Lancer Evolution. The warranty that Mitsu originally had covered everything for a certain time. Now, because of reasons due to street racing and accidents, EVOs that have been autocrossed will no longer be covered by warranty. WRX and STi buyers are given a free one year membership to the SCCA. Too many people fuck up their evos in uatocrossing and SOLO II racing. These costs covered by warranty are then passed onto the other mitsubishi customers. If they covered the warranties, regular mitsu drivers would be covering the costs. It's a smart move.

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verano Nov 29, 12:47am - #337288 

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Evo MR thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Nov 29, 12:54am - #337289 

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its still called evo 8 in US, its just not slapped on there.

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jyboygenius Nov 29, 12:56am - #337290 
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Nope, its just the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in the US. The 8 is slapped on in other countries.

I get ur point though, meaning that its the VIII gen.

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VSGTS14 Nov 29, 12:57am - #337291 

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yea, its still the 8 just imported here
but the 8 isn't slapped on there, so yes, Evolution

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UnlimitationZ Nov 29, 1:17am - #337292 

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Evo?

Is pretty fookin fast ; TURBO

Handling motherf***in awesome

Looks hella fu**in good.

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ArumnDark Nov 29, 1:31am - #337293 
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If it's gonna be a while before you can get one, it might be good to wait and keep your eyes open for a new arrival! smile

Also, I'm not a huge fan of the Evo 8's. I just don't like the styling. *shrug*
Performance-wise, I'd love to have one, they're nice cars! Just not *my* style wink

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sbocaj55 Nov 29, 2:06am - #337294 

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sport compact car rated the evo 8 the top sport compact of all time...the celi gts got 80 something...
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importcarbabe Nov 29, 2:12am - #337295 

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If you can get a EVO Go fot it, those cars are sweet.

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hefner Nov 29, 2:33am - #337296 
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yes the evo is a solid choice, i will admit that but iono bout the insurance being cheaper cry because once they find out that it is turbo'd dam it ur insurance gonna fly through that roof... thumbsdown

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tido Nov 29, 2:36am - #337297 

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theres no way the evo is cheaper in insurance unless you get a non turbo if there is one...with my celica and my wifes bug its 302 amonth full coverage. i dont think its expensive at all... thumbsup
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jyboygenius Nov 29, 7:06am - #337298 
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Originally Posted by sbocaj55
sport compact car rated the evo 8 the top sport compact of all time...the celi gts got 80 something...


80?? ouch. I can't even name another 79 cars in roughly the same price range.

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CRBN BLU Nov 30, 12:15am - #337299 

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I called and got an insurance quote for a new Evo. At the time, my Celica GT was costing me $1200 for six months (good record + good student discount), the Evo would raise it about $150 per six months. Not bad. I also got a price quote for an SRT and it would raise it even more than the Evo (about $200 more per 6 months). Maybe the Evo is built better confused

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Steven Nov 30, 12:29am - #337300 
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The evo is probably cheaper because it has AWD and is less susceptible to weather related traffic accidents. Further, it has bigger brakes to prevent those pestering fender benders.

Originally Posted by CRBN BLU
I called and got an insurance quote for a new Evo. At the time, my Celica GT was costing me $1200 for six months (good record + good student discount), the Evo would raise it about $150 per six months. Not bad. I also got a price quote for an SRT and it would raise it even more than the Evo (about $200 more per 6 months). Maybe the Evo is built better confused
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jyboygenius Nov 30, 4:40am - #337301 
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Weight is also another thing to take into cause. Ultimately, it all adds up to safety.

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ragingpaseo Nov 30, 6:09am - #337302 
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go test drive an evolution, it will make your celica feels likes a geo metro. it's a great car, 4 doors with a kick. i priced out my insurance, it will only be $13 more per year than my celica...
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RookieGTS Nov 30, 6:17am - #337303 

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probably price and insurance would make my choice for the evo 8. I think its based on financial status and what YOU as a person can afford. But personally i would get the STI. For some reason the new STI's look so aggressive and mean!
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BaTMaN_4 Nov 30, 7:01am - #337305 

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Evo MR is nice, but 4-doors thumbsdown IMO a true sports car should have 2 doors like our Celicas, which is why im going for a 350Z thumbsup
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Steven Nov 30, 7:17am - #337306 
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A guy i know has an evo 8 with less than 10,000 miles on it and the turbo is already leaking oil.
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jyboygenius Nov 30, 3:57pm - #337307 
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^^That's out of the ordinary.

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JSPITZ Dec 1, 5:22pm - #337308 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
go test drive an evolution, it will make your celica feels likes a geo metro. it's a great car, 4 doors with a kick. i priced out my insurance, it will only be $13 more per year than my celica...


come on man your like 57 thas way its so cheap for you rofl rofl rofl

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skym Dec 1, 5:24pm - #337309 
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Evo 8 will be my next car also.
After I get some dough...
I guess a lot of people have the same taste in cars in this forum... rofl

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ragingpaseo Dec 1, 6:02pm - #337310 
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Originally Posted by JSPITZ
Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
go test drive an evolution, it will make your celica feels likes a geo metro. it's a great car, 4 doors with a kick. i priced out my insurance, it will only be $13 more per year than my celica...


come on man your like 57 thas way its so cheap for you rofl rofl rofl

hey hey, i'm 27... rofl
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QuickChick03gt Dec 1, 6:13pm - #337311 
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I test drove an Evo a few weekends ago and it was pretty cool, but then i test drove a STI last friday and it kicked major ass. The STI felt a lot more responsive when getting on the gas, it just felt like a better all around car IMO.

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lilchief Dec 1, 7:54pm - #337312 

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look guys, the evo 8 and the sti both are fast cars hands down. Point is they both 4 door cars and unless you need to put a baby sit in the back then there is no need for the extra 2 doors thumbsup.

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ragingpaseo Dec 1, 10:08pm - #337313 
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^how about like, oh i don't know...people??? spineyes
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