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:) Hello everyone! i dont own a evo as yet, i have a scooby, i am very interested in the evo's as we have had lancers in the family before, my brother owned a white lancer turbo PBA1W and black SAJ111X, dont know if they are still around? just wondered if the friction between marques is for real or just banter? as i was thinking of doing a MLR trackday through SIDC, i pressume it mixed EVO/SCOOB? i didnt even think about it before i started login on thees bbs's . but is the atmospere good on these days or is it them and us? as i would like to have a crack with the owners and look at some of your cars. i do like my scoob but i also like evos. what MPG could be expected realistically if driven day to day not thrashing it everywhere as i do quite a few miles a year and that would be a factor? what are the service intervals? i believe the insurance is cheaper than the scoob? any info would be appreciated! :) cheers Lee
 
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Cobra,

Nothing gets personal ,alot of Mitsi owners have had scoobs ,but the Evo is better all have agreed.
Basically its a p!ss take and there is not a car near to equivalent type to have a go at so scoobs get it.
Every body starts laughing when Honda is mentioned .
Track days are a little competative but it really doesn't matter what you drive as long as its not SLOW !!!.
You can go there not knowing a sole but come away knowing every one ,so to speak.
But over all don't worry ,there is always some poor git who can't drive as well as you and it may be a porche. Get on one as soon as you can .worth the risk.
Mpg hits say 20 -26 if not hammering the car .
The insurance varies a large amount from £800 --- 1400.
Get an Evo as we know you won't be disappointed .but read previous threads on the board to get some insight into which model you would prefer.
 
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Hiya Paul sounds like good crack! im right in thinking that then? the MLR And SIDC are combined. 20 / 26 doesent seem that bad considering the performance! i will plug on for now with what i have, but will attend a few trackdays next year and inspect some evos while im there! hopefully i wont be the muppet who is slowing everyone, done a couple already. nearest dealer is norjac carnforth, but do alot of you go to warrender etc.? Lee : and amp;gt;
 
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Lee
I've just converted from a scoob to an Evo and I agree they are superior without a doubt! When I had my scoob all I ever used to get was stick from friends with RS's. It's always people that have something to prove or are jealous that make statements about other marques. After all they're the ones with the inferiority complex!
Steve
 
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Sorry I forgot to add, everyone bitches over the internet, but they won't dig at a track day unless you upset them in some way. There is always a mixture of marques at every track day and most people talk to each other even though they don't know them.
Warrender are a well known importer. They aren't the cheapest as they specialise in the grey field, so I would shop around if I was you.
Steve
 
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Hello,
I am also a new EVO owner ,i have changed from Impreza to the EVO ,but what I read in both scoobynet and here about the Santa pod dragstrip did not bring a smile on my face.What an arrogancy and throwing with mud this is.
Both Impreza and EVO are not the ultimate cars ,but they have both their own character.
I like the both of them and they both have their strong and weak points.
And I think the fastest one is the one driven by the best driver,driving these machines to their limits is the most difficult thing ,and I think only very few here can do that (I'm not one of them).
So lets all enjoy our cars and ignore the sort of topics of who has the fastest car and all other cars are sh.....te ,that sort of discussion leads to nothing.
MAY THE BOOST BE WITH YOU !!!!
Bye chris
the netherlands
EVO6 RS2 Black Diamond
 
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Here Here Chris! i couldnt agree with you more, i also read in scoobynet and it all seems to get worse with nobs posting allsorts of crap, but like shorty says its probably down to jelousy an probably dont even own anything that comes close. i like both marques too and im sure the evo is quicker and quicker on track in there standard forms. i think the evo is a more out and out rally car for the road :) when i get my suspension and brakes sorted i might have a better chance, until i change to a evo anyway:) just wondered what routes do tyou chaps aquire your evos as warrender may be expensive? cheers Lee
 
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cobra....
when youre ready to buy see my guide online:

http://www.jackals-forge.com/lotus/evo/evo_buying.html

you will NOT look back. When I bought the EVO I was very wary and amp; sceptical of exactly what the feel and handling would be like as I am previously and still a bit of a Lotus fanatic and more used to very dynamically accomplished cars like caterhams/elises/esprits/pug 205 etc.. rather than coming from the Cossie/Subaru pathway. In the end, I took the chance on the handling and amp; feel and just bought one 'cos the power was right and the looks were right for me as well. Thing is, it has actually overshot my expectations in terms of handling/feel etc.. and I couldn't be more happy.


Few things I will say about Scoobys that is FACT is that:

a) the steering feedback and amp; feel is worse than the EVO
b) there are MUCH more of them on the roads
c) Where the P1, Sti V and 22B left off, the GSR starts (in terms of power) and then goes onto the RS, EXtreme, RS450 etc...

For me, even if the scooby was a lot rarer and looked better IMO, I would still pick the evo every time as teh feel through the helm is superior. For me this is a very very important facet when choosing a drivers car . I cannot tolerate vague and amp; stodgy steering when it feels like you are piloting the car via some sort of chocolate blamanche custard machine. Most of the cars I've ever owned have had unparalleled feel through the wheel... it is, after all, youre major sensory connection to the driving experience.
 
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