[s-cars] LAC- Mitsubishi Evo

steve powers steve at thepowers.net
Sun Apr 13 20:20:46 EDT 2003

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> In a message dated 4/7/03 6:24:08 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> t44tq at mindspring.com writes:
> > Says they will only allow test drives if you're going to
> buy the car-
> > WTF? I told them I'd only buy the car after a test-drive, otherwise
> > I'd go get a S4tt and put RS4 turbos on it for the same money.
> >
> > I'm going to try another dealership next week.
> >
> They see you coming a mile away. I had the same thing with a
> WRX ... if you take it over 5000 rpm you are buying it. So I
> drove it and was unimpressed ... I told them how are you ever
> going to sell me this car if I can't take it to redline.
> I guess most of their buyers aren't used to more than about
> 100 ft/lbs of torque ... so 5K rpms is plenty to fell the
> torque ... what torque and where is the horsepower.
> Definitely above 5K RPM.

Got a trip through Tokyo in a WRX STi a couple weeks ago. My
Japanese coworker wasn't at all shy about throttle application.
It scooted right along, though it felt less polished than an Audi.
It drivetrain noise reminded me a lot of the Ford Sierra XR4X4.

Nice car, though not my cup of tea.


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