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Pros: fantastic power delivery
Cons: spoiler blocks view of cars directly behind you.
Advice: Fantastic car capable of putting smiles on five people at once.The Sti is a very capable and supurb handling vehicle. To compare it to the Evo VIII, it is vastly easier to drive daily as it has a broader power band that is easier to modulate by comparison. There is more power at the low end of the tach whereas the EVO reminds of an old two stroke dirt bike or Banchee for the power characteristics-lots of lag then terrific and difficult to modulate power-the right peddle is an on/off switch only. The Sti has variable valve timing and has little lag and usable power off turbo, a far better power plant. The handling is first rate,and equally capable, however the feel is not as precise as the EVO. The build quality is excellent, however most things you would expect to come standard on a $32k turbo charged sports car are options-most notably the radio and speakers, and of all things-the turbo boost guage-Whats up with that?
Pros: the power
Advice: buy one as soon as possible!I am 57 and love my new STi! It is so much fun to drive. I have been driving stick shifts for 35 years and this car is the best! I highly recommend it to those who like to drive their car instead of being driven by the car. I look forward to driving everyday.