Last post on Dec 11, 2010 at 8:16 AM
You are in the Subaru Impreza
What is this discussion about?
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Car Comparisons, Sedan
Comparison Test: Mitsubishi Evo GSR vs. Mitsubishi Evo MR vs. Subaru WRX STI - What does this have to do with the 2008 Subaru WRX STI and 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X? Plenty. There has been a shift in priorities in the mission of the all-new Evo (or Evo X, as this is the 10th iteration) and STI. (more)
#11 of 19 Re: As of today (1/25), I am the proud new papa of a GSR [stevensoriano]
Jan 26, 2008 (8:36 am)
"Maybe I should have waited for the MR? Nah... I really like the car a lot so far. Kind of a "Grin Therapy." "
While the TC-SST might be a technical marvel, you may have saved yourself some future grief. If the transmission requires servicing, it has to be pulled and sent to Mitsu NA for "evaluation". Other than seals, oil, and filter, the transmission is "non-serviceable and must be replaced as a unit". Now in fact the transmission may prove to be rock-solid but that's a bet that I wouldn't want to make.
Good luck with your Evo. I'm kinda in the market for one but just wish the gas mileage didn't suck so badly. I study energy markets (and use 'em to supplement my income) and the mid term to long term outlook suggests that cars like the Evo are nearing their "evolutionary" end.
#12 of 19 Re: As of today (1/25), I am the proud new papa of a GSR [stevensoriano]
Jan 26, 2008 (11:15 am)
You should go over to lancertuners.com some time and talk with us there. A whole bunch of guys into anything from moding to helping fix stock issues is there and we are all pretty cool for the most part.
#13 of 19 more comparisons
Feb 05, 2008 (8:02 am)
Car and Driver, Motor Trend and Road &Track all prefered (and in all cases, not by a small margin) the EVO X over the '08 STI. One magazine even prefered the VW R32! That the STI is the most expensive, leads me to believe that Subaru better get back to the drawing baord and fast! As for me, being the only 5 door in the bunch, the STI is the only one worth considerating anyway, that and being a bit of a Suabru loyalist. Even so, Subaru needs to get cracking.
#14 of 19 Re: more comparisons [merrycynic]
May 19, 2008 (7:58 am)
Just read another comparison: #1 Mitsubishi
Another last place finish. I still prefer the STi to the others due to the 5 door practicality.
Another publication is projecting that the upcoming Lancer Raliart to be superior to the WRX. It appears as though Subaru's plans of diluting the performance of the latest sporty Impreza lines for greater mass appeal has the auto press negatively reversing their previous enthusiasm for the WRX and STi.
#15 of 19 Re: more comparisons [merrycynic]
May 19, 2008 (8:05 am)
I've heard from a good source that the '09 WRX has been "enhanced" in some critical areas.
#16 of 19 Re: more comparisons [rsholland]
May 19, 2008 (2:36 pm)
I hope it's enough. Ha, I hope it's more than enough!
#17 of 19 Thread Revive!
Oct 02, 2009 (11:39 pm)
Do the authors of the article read this?
I was wondering if there was more to say in regards to these being the first USDM evos to have the famed active yaw control - and more of how the new X's felt in comparison to the IX MR in corners without the ayc.
Sidenote, I own a IX GSR and I actually LOVE the current gen hatch STI, though I am slightly disappointed in its lack of rear legroom (33.x) compared to even the X's (36.x)?
#18 of 19 I rode in an Evo X and It was Awesome
Apr 16, 2010 (11:38 am)
You know as I'm posting this I realize that this forum is really old... anyway I did have a comparison video about the two on my site Evo Mitsubishi well I didn't do the video I got it from Top Gear. It's a little different and I think a little better Mitsubishi Mr Evo comparison video
Dec 11, 2010 (8:16 am)
The Evo's seats were too narrow for me to fit into comfortably. I'm built like a linebacker and I found the evo to be rather uncomfy. It's interior is dull and not a place I'd want to spend much time. It had a decent throw on the stick and a nice stereo system, but I felt it had too many comprimises for my lifestyle. it has no pass through for skis and the seats don't fold flat, It's bland on the inside, the better models only have the paddle gear box, and it's ugly as sin! It is more cost effective than the subbie.
The STI fit me well and was much more comfortable. Maybe the guys who write reviews only care about supreme performance and don't factor in other elements into a car as much such as comfort. The various reviews of the Evo always beating the STI put me off, but the subaru, to me at least, is a better car. It feels faster and is more fun to drive. The interior, while not superb, is also better than the Mitsubishi. The new 2011 models feel much tighter and better balanced than the outgoing 2010's. The wagon offers great versatility and is great for me and all the adventure sports I'm into and gear I have to haul.
The Evo is better priced, however it is ugly and uncomfortable.
The STI cost more, gives you less, lets you haul more and is much easier to live with.
Performance is about the same.
I'm saving up for an STI