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Mar 27, 12:11am - #426604 
Evo IX

Well, here it is. IMO, the change is not justifiable. Minor cosmetic touches and slight engine tweak. However, it is supposed to be more durable.

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FirstDrives/articleId=105130#3
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Mar 27, 1:54am - #426605 
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Mar 27, 2:27am - #426606 
Yep, it's an amazing machine with few performance equals.

But I'm sorry to say that the over all style and looks of the thing do nothing for me. Same goes for the STi.

I'd love to see Toyota put that kind of power and performance into something that looks similar to the Celica or Supra.

Buuuuuut Noooooooooo!!! All we get from them now is fricken shoe boxes on wheels with 100hp lawn mower engines and a ton of chicken shit bling bling do dads and foo foo crap.

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Mar 27, 2:52am - #426607 
It would be nice if somebody would clue Toyotas product development division in to the fact that there is medical help available for abnormally low testosterone levels.

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Mar 27, 3:57am - #426608 
Originally Posted by GTS2003BLK
I'd love to see Toyota put that kind of power and performance into something that looks similar to the Celica or Supra.


well, Toyota tried their hand at the WRC w/ an AWD turbo Celica... but even w/ a power output of over 200hp+200ft-lb torque, the AWD turbo Celicas were not very popular and never won any WRC stages. However, the first and only 3 years Toyota ran the WRC Corolla, they won 3 stages. Though Toyota retired from competition, the WRC Corolla is still used by private teams on a budget.

as for the supra, it and the skyline rule JGTC, crushing NSXs

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Mar 27, 5:38am - #426609 
Originally Posted by sandcrawler
Originally Posted by GTS2003BLK
I'd love to see Toyota put that kind of power and performance into something that looks similar to the Celica or Supra.


well, Toyota tried their hand at the WRC w/ an AWD turbo Celica... but even w/ a power output of over 200hp+200ft-lb torque, the AWD turbo Celicas were not very popular and never won any WRC stages. However, the first and only 3 years Toyota ran the WRC Corolla, they won 3 stages. Though Toyota retired from competition, the WRC Corolla is still used by private teams on a budget.

as for the supra, it and the skyline rule JGTC, crushing NSXs


wtf What the hell are you talking about? Toyota won several WRC championships in a modified GT-4 Celica driven by Carlos Saintz. That GT4 was always a contender throughout its WRC history winning 38 WRC Rallies and 2 WRC Championships. rice

Also,Im pretty sure Rod Millen's record for Pikes Peak has not been broken to this day. spineyes

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Mar 27, 5:57am - #426610 
I just knew he was gonna get flamed by some GT4 fans!!!! rofl thumbsup


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Mar 27, 8:33am - #426611 
FINALLY
looks more like the Evo 7, which was the best Evo.
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Mar 27, 8:42am - #426612 
i *heard* that the next gen coming out, one of the main changes was the bumper to allow them into canada. The evo's currently aren't legal in Canada due to the bumper (it doesn't pass some law on impact rating, the canadian standard is higher than the US).

It may be all rumours or even wishful thinking to canadians however Mitsu has to do something quick as they're failing horribly in the canadian market

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Mar 27, 10:02am - #426613 
I like the 8 better. The 7 is really nice, too. The 5 was my favorite until the 8's came out.


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Mar 27, 10:19am - #426614 
i can pbairly see a difference between 8 and 9. there are 2 littel holes which look liek they fould be foglighyts but thats about it

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Mar 27, 10:26am - #426615 
Meh, 7th gen was the best. Coinicidence that our seventh gens are the best?? 7 = l33t? wink wink


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Mar 27, 11:13am - #426616 
Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
i can pbairly see a difference between 8 and 9. there are 2 littel holes which look liek they fould be foglighyts but thats about it


the entire front bumper looks much different..
evo 8 was all curvy and as they put it "pontiac looking"
i hated how the bumper was into the grill with the mitsu emblem on it and it was just fugly.
as you compare the 9 with 7's you can see how it looks very similar with the added Intake holes.


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Mar 27, 11:47am - #426617 
I stopped caring about the evo after the evo 6. They totally ruined the looks of the car from the evo 7 and upwards. A tuned evo 5 or 6 would rock. From 7 and up they look like booring ass family cars. Kinda like toyota could have made them. I'd much rather have a wrx sti.

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Mar 27, 1:35pm - #426618 
ah, the 9's front bumper resembles the 7's. i hated the 8's front bumper, it looked like a fish puke

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Mar 27, 1:54pm - #426619 
"Slight engine tweak" That slight engine tweak is called valve timing rolleyes

It wont be in Japan until 2006 and it uncertain if it will ever come to the United Stated cry

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Mar 27, 2:26pm - #426620 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
FINALLY
looks more like the Evo 7, which was the best Evo.
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best evo was the evo 3. twin turbo, AWD and misfire system!
too bad it never came to the US ... they said it could not complete sales wise with the mustang ...psh

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Mar 27, 8:24pm - #426621 
Originally Posted by KickScrew
"Slight engine tweak" That slight engine tweak is called valve timing rolleyes

It wont be in Japan until 2006 and it uncertain if it will ever come to the United Stated cry


huh?
dealers are getting the evo 9 this fall.


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Mar 27, 8:59pm - #426622 
Originally Posted by GTS2003BLK
It would be nice if somebody would clue Toyotas product development division in to the fact that there is medical help available for abnormally low testosterone levels.


^I've been in contact with Toyota for a little while...I sent them my high school transcripts and told them I was accepted into the Virginia Tech Engineering honors program and that I had a celica and love toyota blablahlah and that I am interested in engineering and design for Toyota and they said I sound like a great candidate...I'm working on getting a co-op at toyota's techincal center...and if all goes well...in 5 years you'll see some cool changes wave

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Mar 27, 9:42pm - #426623 
^^Unlikely. Things change in Japan. Not the US. US based toyota is more so based on business, rather than design. Put it this way, Kleeman didn't show any interest in me as a lowly intern.


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Mar 27, 9:47pm - #426624 
true dat..
US toyota is nothing like japan toyota.


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Mar 27, 10:17pm - #426625 
Right on sbocaj55! Fight the Power!

I wish you luck. They need new blood that understands what Celica\Supra owners really want, and what will lure us back to the name plate and brand name.

Instead of what ever focus groups they use, I'd like to see the car Toyota would design after lurking this board for six to twelve months.

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Mar 27, 10:22pm - #426626 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14

Originally Posted by KickScrew

"Slight engine tweak" That slight engine tweak is called valve timing rolleyes

It wont be in Japan until 2006 and it uncertain if it will ever come to the United Stated cry


huh?
dealers are getting the evo 9 this fall.


The American dealerships??

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Mar 27, 11:42pm - #426627 
Yeah. Edmunds is an american company. Didja read the article?


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Mar 28, 8:53am - #426628 
Originally Posted by KickScrew
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by KickScrew
"Slight engine tweak" That slight engine tweak is called valve timing rolleyes

It wont be in Japan until 2006 and it uncertain if it will ever come to the United Stated cry


huh?
dealers are getting the evo 9 this fall.


The American dealerships??


yes lol


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