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RyCeCuBe Feb 14, 5:20am - #399459 

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sti or evo?

i read/watched a lot of reviews on these two cars. my research tells me that they're both about the same performance, so now i'd like to hear from the ecelica people. which would you prefer, and why?

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20celica00 Feb 14, 5:25am - #399460 

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i think a thread on this was done b4... but i choose the STi thumbsup
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vcel523 Feb 14, 5:29am - #399461 

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depends, if you want more looks go for the evo. If you want what I've heard is a better performer, the sti
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VSGTS14 Feb 14, 5:31am - #399462 

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evo is nice, but mitsu sucks and sti has a lot more parts imo.

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se7enmodgt20 Feb 14, 5:56am - #399463 
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i would def... choose sti over a evo.
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Jaques Feb 14, 5:58am - #399464 
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BaTMaN_4 Feb 14, 6:01am - #399465 

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STi...better quality IMO thumbsup
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verano Feb 14, 6:03am - #399466 

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sekytwo Feb 14, 6:48am - #399467 

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No way an STI is better then the EVO!, for one the EVO won the sports Compact Car of the Year! second even with the 30 hp that the STI has, the EVO will eventually kick its ass, third a MITS company in england is making 150 special edition EVO'S! with twin guarret turbos at an estimated 450HP! with a 0-60 in 3.4 seconds, the only downside, not legal in U.S and they will cost $80,000 dollars, oh well at least i got my celi to keep me comfterball!
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kmlgts Feb 14, 6:56am - #399468 

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HJC_Celica Feb 14, 8:33am - #399469 
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EVO!!! Everything i have read about it says its a better performer.. and the interior is much much better, seats, fit and finish, and no blue indoor outdoor carpet.
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GTS_Rosh Feb 14, 9:47am - #399470 

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STI for sure. EVO has huge problems and mega turbo lag. Mitsubishi in Japan is sorta like FORD here. Its got a real bad rep. Too many models burning up and safety items failing all the time, and major lawsuits everywhere. If you ever watch track races featuring the EVO (ie. Best Motoring) they always overheat and crap out. thumbsdown
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JettaMan Feb 14, 2:56pm - #399471 

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if you test drive an Evo and an STI you will find the STI to be much more of a practical car and i think it was faster...

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ExNihilo Feb 14, 3:35pm - #399472 
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Well, between those two, I'd take the STI. But then everyone says the transmission on both is pretty poor, so if that's true, then I'd take neither. But if I HAVE to take one, STI, hands down.

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shonen Feb 14, 3:46pm - #399473 
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I'd take the Evo, because I'm partial to the 4G63 motor. And the US-spec STi isn't the true STi, it uses the 2.5L Legacy Turbo motor instead of the real 2.0L Impreza turbo motor that they use oversees, but ofcourse the 2.5 is still a kick ass motor. And the weak transmission isn't really true because stupid people think that they can abuse a car and not break anything. If you want to drive hard you got to expect something is going to break, and since the Evo and STi are both AWD there is a huge amount of stress on their drive train when you're racing, especially if you do high rpm drag launches.
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celicadragon Feb 14, 3:55pm - #399474 

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Nub Feb 14, 10:38pm - #399475 
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STI, subaru is more reliable and have better handling, Evo is faster but mitsu are shit so unless your leasing it or plan on running it down a straight line and have $ to fix it i'd get an STI
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KickScrew Feb 14, 11:18pm - #399476 

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l2pdrums Feb 15, 1:00am - #399477 

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STi for now. There have been many problems with the evo's warranty, and I don't think I want to gamble with that.

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RyCeCuBe Feb 15, 1:33am - #399478 

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^^ warranty? i thought evo's warranty is 10 years/10,000 miles n sti is 3 years/36,000 miles..correct me if i'm wrong.

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CRBN BLU Feb 15, 1:39am - #399479 

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As far as performance is concerned, I'd say the two are near deadlock if experienced drivers are behind the wheel of each. As far as looks go, I'd have to go with the Evo. I've examined both very closely, and I am just more drawn to the Evo. However, there has been a white STi with Gold rims around campus lately and it's pretty hot too. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.

I'm just glad I waited on getting the Evo. The Evo 9 is suppose to be pretty sweet!

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RetroJ84 Feb 15, 4:22am - #399480 
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heh, Sti

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FastCelicaGT22 Feb 15, 4:41am - #399481 

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Which Evo are you talking about? Evo 8 is sick as hell.

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RyCeCuBe Feb 15, 4:59am - #399482 

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hmmm...most-likely, the MR since it's their top-of-the-line like the sti is to the wrx...but i hear each 3 evos have their ups n downs.

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hephaestus Feb 15, 5:16am - #399483 
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Evo.
Don't believe the hearsay or top gear videos. The turbo lag is a myth for us and the Evo suits "our" needs better than a STI.
I could drive my Celica down a stretch of road at 35-40 MPH in 6th gear and get beaten by a 90 crx without down shifting. What's the point there.
I'm sure you drive a Celica. The Evo should be the next choice in your head based on some of the best handling on the planet and braking and acceleration that equals the STI.
The Evo's engine has been around for a decade and you can boost it up to 600 + if you have the money easily or do what you want. The parts, the turbo, are here now. So are the brakes and suspension parts. The Evo is going to get even better in the following year or so also, if you can believe that.
My opinion is test drive both cars and decide even if you don't plan on getting those cars or any new car.
Don't only read the magazines or follow what's written here. That's the same.
A test drive only takes 30 minutes and you wish you had either one of those cars over your Celica. Maybe it's better that you don't.
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My Sixth Gear Feb 15, 5:25am - #399484 
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EVO MR has the worst turbo lag on the planet.. if your going 40mph or so and ur in 6th and ur punch it a frickent escort would be able to pass you if it was doing the same thing.. STi doesn't lag like that

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RyCeCuBe Feb 15, 5:29am - #399485 

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^^hahaha niice info. i AM thinkin about it in the near future..around the time when i finish school..n i agree about the test driving thing..just tryin to get as much info as possible..crazy thing is that they're both made and function differently, but such similar performance. i just thought that's kinda trippy.

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eric_h Feb 15, 6:47am - #399486 

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Originally Posted by vcel523
depends, if you want more looks go for the evo. If you want what I've heard is a better performer, the sti


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA EVO FOR LOOKS, sorry but anyone interested in any of these cars arent in it for the looks...imo

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mert Feb 15, 7:13am - #399487 
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its kinda of like asking rsx-s and gts,they're a lot alike.. i would go with the evo because i personally think it looks better and it also handles better then a sti but about the same performance, the sti might have a little bit more power but not too big of a difference
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Celica2k Feb 17, 1:22am - #399488 

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hmm i'd say evo...just because
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xmangt1 Feb 17, 1:54am - #399489 

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Evo is nice in looks & performance.
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Creep1234 Feb 17, 3:20am - #399490 

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import an EVO III with a misfire system!!

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eric_h Feb 17, 6:05am - #399491 

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we get both of em where i work and id still pick sti

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AznKhaos Feb 17, 6:13am - #399492 
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EVO grin..maybe a 5..or 7 hands down..unless you import the j-spec STI...then t wud be a hard choice..but i still choose my celica over both grin it looks nicer then both thumbsup

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RavynX Feb 17, 8:55am - #399493 

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Definitely the STi; I WILL get one sometime in the future. grin

I got my hands on the show called Top Gear and they did a review on the cars. The Evo outperformed the STi just by a tad, but had flimsy interior; the STi has a better build quality. Also, at the end, the two hosts mentioned at the end of the day, after testing, they got in the STi to drive back to the studio instead of the Evo.

It's a matter of personal preference since they're so closely alike.

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Chico Feb 17, 4:15pm - #399494 

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Flip a Coin... grin
Both cars are xtremelly powerfull and they are just about the same... both of them look nice and agressive.. just flip a coin... tongue is a win win situation...


PS: I would go for the EVO. tongue
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shonen Feb 17, 5:41pm - #399495 
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I'm pretty sure the turbo lag on the Evo isn't that bad since it has a pretty good turbo and it's not very big either. The STi is known to have a torquer more responsive motor. To say that the Evo would lose to an Escort, thats crazy if both were going the 30-40mph and in 6th gear(which would 5th for a escort since it doesn't have a 6sp gear box) and they both floor it, the Evo is not going to lose. The Escort's power would be more responsive initially but once the rpm reaches like 3500 the Evo's turbo is going to be spooling pretty quick then the Evo would be going like 80mph and the Escort is going 50mhp. All turbo cars suffer from turbo lag, but if you have driven in one, for regular driviving purposes most people won't even notice it.

Also if you want to talk about lag, look at the Celica, we have to wait to 6k rpm for lift just to get some real power going, and I know a lot of you lift addicts still like the Celica.
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Kim Feb 17, 6:01pm - #399496 
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STi since they have that nifty little power transfer swtich for the power ratio to the front and rear wheels.

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RavynX Feb 17, 7:10pm - #399497 

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Originally Posted by shonen
All turbo cars suffer from turbo lag, but if you have driven in one, for regular driviving purposes most people won't even notice it.


To nearly get rid of lag all you need is a properly sized turbo for your setup, or so I've heard.

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hefner Feb 17, 9:34pm - #399498 
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sti. no comment said except for turbo lag i know it already in there but i had to throw that in there again.

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ToiletPaper Feb 18, 1:20am - #399499 
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drivethru1986 Feb 18, 1:31am - #399500 

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sti...i just like them more then the EVO

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