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Old 05-03-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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Evo vs. SS

Is anyone also considering the Evo? If you've driven both, please comment! I'm torn, as it seems as though the SS is a big axe, while the Evo is a scalpel. Do I go for raw power or great handling?
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Yeah, I am somewhat affected by the whole homeland loyalty, as Oshawa is in Canada, but the major factor in my mind is the driving experience. So, if anyone has any insight, please chyme out.
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Is anyone also considering the Evo? If you've driven both, please comment! I'm torn, as it seems as though the SS is a big axe, while the Evo is a scalpel. Do I go for raw power or great handling?
Haven't driven an EVO but it sure as heck looks good! EVO is less $$$??? I think?
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Well, I'm in Canada, and they're actually more expensive here. But, I'd be picking up a friend's Evo, so it would be cheaper.
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im in the same boat the evo x is a good car and with just bolt-ons can run in the 10's, but it is very sophisticated machine and the awd is real good on the car. I've been following the development of the evo since they released it (the evo x) i haven't driven one yet but i have driven the older versions, so if you want to know more just ask.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:52 PM   #7
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l drove an evo and liked it agreed to purchase it and the dealer tried to low ball me for 3000 bucks l told him thanks anyway. 2ss/rs hopefully not too far away.
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im in the same boat the evo x is a good car and with just bolt-ons can run in the 10's, but it is very sophisticated machine and the awd is real good on the car. I've been following the development of the evo since they released it (the evo x) i haven't driven one yet but i have driven the older versions, so if you want to know more just ask.
My buddy has an insane one! He got about 30K into it though! A few mods for 10's? I don't think so....he's broken multiple trannies figuring out what works and doesn't. It makes a good 500rwhp and I think he has touched the 10's. They are kickass cars, but a different animal altogether and dollar for dollar, I think an SS would be faster.
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I know some people are gonna give you S#$t about this question. Anyway, ricer or not, the EVO is a very fast car. like someone said above a few bolt on and a reflash and you can kill. Having said that it all comes down rice or no rice and what you think looks better. Right now I have an 09 Lancer GTS that I am selling for the 1SS--so yes I am a convert.
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problem with the evo they dont hold there value like the sti..if your going to go rice go sti. friend of has a 10sec 1/4 mile on his sti..lots of mods..
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Thanks for the feedback, guys. I really don't care too much about image. They both look good to me, but I want something that is going to give me great straight line and twisties performance. I think they both have potential to achieve this, but I'm still torn. You could upgrade the suspension on the SS, but I have a feeling it will still feel big and a bit clumsy when the road bends. You could upgrade the Evo easily to put out more power, but that big V8 can never be rivaled for 1/4 mile killing. I've ridden in the Evo a bunch of times, but I think I really need to drive both to get a feel for which will give me the biggest smile.
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My buddy has an insane one! He got about 30K into it though! A few mods for 10's? I don't think so....he's broken multiple trannies figuring out what works and doesn't. It makes a good 500rwhp and I think he has touched the 10's. They are kickass cars, but a different animal altogether and dollar for dollar, I think an SS would be faster.


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My buddy has an insane one! He got about 30K into it though! A few mods for 10's? I don't think so....he's broken multiple trannies figuring out what works and doesn't. It makes a good 500rwhp and I think he has touched the 10's. They are kickass cars, but a different animal altogether and dollar for dollar, I think an SS would be faster.
here's carrito.nets evo x modified stock turbo no eternal engine mods.


this run they did a 10.9, but i think there best is a 10.7

i loved the evo until i seen the ss and fell in love with it, i too am going to test drive them both, but i think i prefer the ss.
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Put the cars side by side and it's a joke to even compare. But it is kind of fun to watch the EVO & WRX constantly one-upping each other for the title of world's ugliest performance car, even now that the BMW 1-series has stolen the crown.
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Put the cars side by side and it's a joke to even compare. But it is kind of fun to watch the EVO & WRX constantly one-upping each other for the title of world's ugliest performance car, even now that the BMW 1-series has stolen the crown.
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Is anyone also considering the Evo? If you've driven both, please comment! I'm torn, as it seems as though the SS is a big axe, while the Evo is a scalpel. Do I go for raw power or great handling?
EVO 10 DOESN'T HAVE STICK!!!! lol if that matters
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Thanks for the feedback, guys. I really don't care too much about image. They both look good to me, but I want something that is going to give me great straight line and twisties performance. I think they both have potential to achieve this, but I'm still torn. You could upgrade the suspension on the SS, but I have a feeling it will still feel big and a bit clumsy when the road bends. You could upgrade the Evo easily to put out more power, but that big V8 can never be rivaled for 1/4 mile killing. I've ridden in the Evo a bunch of times, but I think I really need to drive both to get a feel for which will give me the biggest smile.
Two different driving expiriences. The Evo is one of the better handing cars you can buy in the US, with AWD which allows for some brutally hard launches with minor wheel spin and traction on all roads, an amazing aftermarket upside and an amazingly impressive DCT system. Think of the Evo as a Deer.

The Camaro is going to act more like a Bear. Little more sluggish, little more relaxed, little more comfortable. However, once you get it spitting and growling in the right direction the Evo, or Deer if you will, wont be able to keep up or get out of the way.

So it depends on your driving style, do you like to weave and dart around with precise and near perfect handling while being able to constantly push your car to its limits without worrying about spinning into a ditch, or would you rather drive a muscle car which is more laid back but more capable of pushing on the G-Forces.



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Not the best looking cars in the world, but they are purpose built.


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EVO 10 DOESN'T HAVE STICK!!!! lol if that matters
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Is anyone also considering the Evo? If you've driven both, please comment! I'm torn, as it seems as though the SS is a big axe, while the Evo is a scalpel. Do I go for raw power or great handling?
I took the Evo X out for a spin last spring when they came out for the very first time. Its an unbelievably fast, incredible handling car. Pulls a 0.99 lateral G on the skidpad, and when you drive it, you can see why. You can point to any hairpin turn and just point the wheel, mash the throttle, and it will take it perfectly. Just absolutely insane. The turbo boost hits you hard as soon as you step on the gas with zero turbo lag. Unbelievable torque for a 4 cylinder car. Out of all the rice rockets I've driven, its hands down the fastest. The only Japanese car out there that's faster is the Nissan GTR. No other stock Japanese car can beat it except the GTR. With the long wait involved for the 5th gen, I strongly considered getting the EVO. But I cannot bail out now on the Camaro. They are two different types of cars. Both are very fast. But the Camaro has a style and presence that the Evo can never match.
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I took the Evo X out for a spin last spring when they came out for the very first time. Its an unbelievably fast, incredible handling car. Pulls a 0.99 lateral G on the skidpad, and when you drive it, you can see why. You can point to any hairpin turn and just point the wheel, mash the throttle, and it will take it perfectly. Just absolutely insane. The turbo boost hits you hard as soon as you step on the gas with zero turbo lag. Unbelievable torque for a 4 cylinder car. Out of all the rice rockets I've driven, its hands down the fastest. The only Japanese car out there that's faster is the Nissan GTR. No other stock Japanese car can beat it except the GTR. With the long wait involved for the 5th gen, I strongly considered getting the EVO. But I cannot bail out now on the Camaro. They are two different types of cars. Both are very fast. But the Camaro has a style and presence that the Evo can never match.

Well thats not quite true, its 5.3 or 5.0 0-60 depending on if you get the Dual Clutch Auto or Manual, while the 2009 STi is 4.8 0-60, and the 370z is 4.7 0-60.

Believe it or not its the slowest out of the group in a straight line. Of course thats before the Reflash...
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Well thats not quite true, its 5.3 or 5.0 0-60 depending on if you get the Dual Clutch Auto or Manual, while the 2009 STi is 4.8 0-60, and the 370z is 4.7 0-60.

Believe it or not its the slowest out of the group in a straight line. Of course thats before the Reflash...

That's still basically a driver's race. And depending on which publication you read, I've seen 0-60 times as low as 4.8 for the Evo X with the 5 speed manual. Regardless, I think we can agree its a very, very impressive car. If there was no 2010 Camaro SS in existence, I'd get one in a heartbeat.
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Last I checked I was having a hard time finding an Evo X that was selling for less than $40k. I could be wrong though. You're going to be very happy with the handling of this Camaro. It may not be AWD Evo tight, but it's good.

Also, has anyone ever notices that WRX/Evo guys talk all day long about how their cars handle and nobody can take them in the twisties blah blah blah, but all they ever try to do is straight line 1/4 mile runs? Food for thought.
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Last I checked I was having a hard time finding an Evo X that was selling for less than $40k. I could be wrong though. You're going to be very happy with the handling of this Camaro. It may not be AWD Evo tight, but it's good.

Also, has anyone ever notices that WRX/Evo guys talk all day long about how their cars handle and nobody can take them in the twisties blah blah blah, but all they ever try to do is straight line 1/4 mile runs? Food for thought.
http://forums.evolutionm.net/evo-x-g...endors-71.html

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