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5 days to go until I collect my '99 Evo 6. Can't wait....
I'll post up some pictures soon...
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Heave Ho Six
The trouble is once you get one you can't stop driving it!
I used to do roughly 6000 miles a year (500 a month). I have now more than doubled that (1500 miles in 6 weeks!)
Heave Ho Six,
I currently do 2000 a month. Does this mean I'll double my mileage too......
That's nothing - last month (Dec) I did 4,200! Might have to slow down though - not sure if I can afford 12 services per year....
Heave Ho Six
<font size|EQU| 4 >The Evo Bible</font><!--4-->
<i>or things that happen once you get an Evo (in no particular order):</i>
You will take the long way home from work and get home in the same time as if you took the short way in your old motor.
You will become VERY familarly your local filling station. I have my own pump with carpets and T.V.
You will try to squeeze in another few pence worth of Super UL even when it obviously won't go.
You will become paranoid about the fuel gauge. Use the Trip Meter as a guide when to fill up.
You will press the Intercooler Water spray button a couple of times, laugh at the amount of water that comes out and never use it again unless you accidently rest your elbow on it.
You will either leave 10 feet behind you when parking or reverse over small children due to the lack of rear visibility.
You will burn the clutch on more than one occansion when pulling away quickly.
You will bog down on more than one occansion when pulling away quickly.
You will SPEED up for corners.
You will tell all your mates it will do 0-60 in 4.4 seconds knowing that if you did get that time then your clutch would be in pieces behind you on the road somewhere.
You will actually wash your car for a change. (I'm starting to leave for 2-3 weeks now, better than 6 months on my old motor!)
You will swear at every stone chip you find and then run out of swear words. (15k miles on mine and LOADS but yours might be better)
You will wince at the noisey tappets or turn the stereo up.
You will wonder why there is a hairdryer stuck up the exhaust.
You will spend 10 minutes looking for the washer bottle (unless someone already told you where it is, E5/6 I'm talking about. OK its in the boot, left hand panel.)
You will get waved at/wave to other Evo's on the road (White E5 RS? with Ralliart Sun Strip near Brookwood last week, I was in my Icelle Blue E6 GSR, anyone on here?). Imprezas will completely ignore you.
You will attract a crowd where ever your Evo is parked. (Took 10 minutes from driving away when I picked up my Evo for a crowd to form around it, parked obviously!)
When people ask you what car you drive they will either not have a clue what you are talking about, not believe you or will simply call you a *******!
You will get offers of marriage from girls thinking you are rich or wanting a ride in your Evo. (2 so far in 6 weeks even though they were already married!)
You will get paranoid about leaving your Evo anywhere.
You will learn that leaving bottles of Coke etc. in the boot and then expect them not to explode on openning or in the boot is not possible.
You will take up a new sport of overtaking as many cars as possible in one go. You will want to get just one more than yesterday (safely obviously).
You will wonder which of the cars you just overtook was an unmarked rosser.
.....and above all you will be glad you bought an Evo and not an Impreza.
Nice one Heave Ho,
here's a few additions;
- You will wonder why you spent longer washing your wheels than it took to wash the rest of the car, when as soon as you drive the car again they're absolutely filthy.
- You will get used to the 'open mouth syndrome' from people totally mesmorised in wonderment at the sight of your new car.
- You will succumb to the inexhaustable and unexplainable desire to continually modify your car (I am often asked, 'isn't it quick enough already!?')
- You will try and convince yourself that you enjoy bouncing around and spending more time in the air than on your seat.
- You will get to know the local and surrounding area Police forces intimately as they stop you for one reason or another.
- You will finally be happy in the knowledge that there is little left on the road that can touch you and Ferraris will now become fair game..
Mark, good luck my friend.
Take it easy, the Evo really is a true beast.
All of these are sooooo true, although Impreza owners don't ignore you, they just pretend to while having a silent fit of jealousy [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/Happy.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| middle >
Very good guys,
Not laughed at a thread so much in ages, we are all as sad as each other, I thought much of the above but presumed it was just me.[img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/laugh1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle ><!--e8-->
Can I add something up?
-After a while,you will start thinking what shall I do next to make that sexy EVO faster and faster??
I agree with everything mentioned.....except,
The bit about girls wanting to come out and marry me [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/sad1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle ><!--e2-->
Maybe I don't get out enough !!
Heave Ho Six
Don't worry Peely they only wanted a ride [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/biggrin1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle ><!--e13-->
well u might find ni on every car u overtake will flash u as they work out wot was that ? but who cares! have fun.
Heave Ho Six
Yeah I have noticed that too. You do get cars flashing at you, either after you have overtaken them or from cars coming in the opposite direction miles away down the road. They all think that you are doing something dangerous but they don't realise the speed at which you can overtake and move back safety to your own side of the road.
I was on the receiving end of this once before in my old motor when a Porsche (I think but it was a long time ago) overtook a car coming towards me. He overtook so quickly that it was not dangerous but I flashed my lights at him because I assumed it was a 'standard' saloon car. By the time I had flashed my lights he was already back on his side of the road. Lets just say when he came by me I was feeling a bit sheepish!
I consider myself VERY cautious when overtaking in my Evo as I will take into consideration other peoples atitudes both of cars I'm overtaking and any cars that maybe coming towards me. There are cases where you know you can easily overtake and move safely back to your own side of the road but it will scare the **** out of that car coming towards you thinking that you have a standard saloon! Also why overtake someone who tailgates if you can't leave them behind after overtaking them (e.g. more traffic in front, town approaching etc.)? It just puts you into a more dangerous situation than you would if you stay behind them and waited for the traffic in front of them to clear more.
Oh well, these are all pearls of wisdom you get after years of experience on the road. Shame you can't bottle it and give it to people who have just passed their tests!
I had a little chuckle when I read your post on upsetting cars coming the other way, but they can flash as much as they like. If they can't judge the speed and distance it's not my problem [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/wink1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle ><!--e3-->
What I do watch is when booting it when joining a motorway. The car in front looks in his mirror and sees you way back, they signal and move into the fast lane, only to find that they are squeezing you against the barriers! These motors accelerate so much faster than people understand [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/happy1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle ><!--e1-->
......and find somewhere to escape when you see an IMPREZA which is coming stormingly fast next to you.It will kick your ass easily don't forget it.Be CAREFUL.
ENJOY YOUR CAR
Impreza P1!?!? I cannot believe you are such a narrow minded person, everyone has their own choice of preference. Please be more civilise , and you are writing all the rubbish in this forum...I cannot believe there is a such person like you deserve to own either an Impreza or Evo.
Heave Ho Six
Hey don't get wound up, just laugh at him like I do. [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/biggrin1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle ><!--e13-->
Its extremely funny that he has to come on here to try and sing the praises of the P1 to us and rubbish our cars. Do we go to the scooby sites and rubbish their cars? Nope because we are all content with our cars [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/wink1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle ><!--e3--> P1 is obviously very insecure about his/her car, thats of course if he/she has one.
I don't think he realises that he is also giving all scooby owners a bad name by his continual whining.
I look forward to the next time P1, as I could do with another laugh. Only next time try and think of something more original. [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/tongue1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle ><!--e4-->
Hmmm, P1 does that stand for P#ss 1 or Poor 1. when choosing my new car there was a choice of 2, P1 and E6. I drove the P1 ('Shakes Head'), then I drove the E6. Took me about 2 secs to decide which one to buy, yes you guessed it E6. I'm not rubbishing subaru as they make fine cars, but the P1 could never cut the mustard against the E6 or a WRX STi 6. We all know that they used the steering from the standard subaru and then there are the brakes, 'or dear' the brakes! If you want to rubbish the E6 then do it on your own Board, but don't come on here and start spouting crap about something you obviously know nothing about.
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Good to have you back P1, we've certainly missed your thought provoking insight and convincing debating style recently!
<font size|EQU| 4 >MUPPET!</font><!--4-->
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He doesn't have a car. The Scoobynet boys (before banning him for being a prick) found out he is some 15 year old zit face from Turkey whose only car experience is a Sony Playstation rally game.
Dream on, spotty!
Heave Ho Six
Well that explains everything.
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