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So, about US$34,200 (at today's rates of exchange) for my JDM EVO X GSR with 5MT and various accessories. That sounds downright affordable!
 

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Lol i posted this on evoM...
 

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Mark-ups are not very common in Canada and I have only really seen it on models where the bigger dealers only get 1 or 2, like the Dodge Viper, etc. Seriously, if you get presented with a mark up then tell the salesperson you are in no rush and will wait, but that you are still interested and will buy when the price is right, and know what price that is, and be ready to buy.
 

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If only we can do that here in the Canada without worrying about the mark-ups
You mentioned you are #20 on a pre-order list, but for which dealer? I do not think they will be getting 20 vehicles for the year. But if you are serious expect to move up the list.
 

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You mentioned you are #20 on a pre-order list, but for which dealer? I do not think they will be getting 20 vehicles for the year. But if you are serious expect to move up the list.
I ordered mine at newtype mitsubishi in Richmond. I was wondering if i should take that deposit else where...but i think it ll be too late now?
 

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I ordered mine at newtype mitsubishi in Richmond. I was wondering if i should take that deposit else where...but i think it ll be too late now?
Nah, I think you should call around and see how many deposits are taken and how many cars the dealer expects to get. Anyway, maybe someone else will not want the car and you will move up the list.

How many evo x's do you think Canada will get, then how many dealers are there, and do the math. Small markets will get fewer and large markets will get more, but even then I do not expect the Richmond, Vancouver, Toronto dealers to get more than a dozen cars each, and most likely less than that.

Did you want the 5MT or SST, and what colour do you want?
 

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Nah, I think you should call around and see how many deposits are taken and how many cars the dealer expects to get. Anyway, maybe someone else will not want the car and you will move up the list.

How many evo x's do you think Canada will get, then how many dealers are there, and do the math. Small markets will get fewer and large markets will get more, but even then I do not expect the Richmond, Vancouver, Toronto dealers to get more than a dozen cars each, and most likely less than that.

Did you want the 5MT or SST, and what colour do you want?
I am going to learn how to drive a stick soon, so either is fine. I am leaning towards SST though because of the BBS rims. If I can pick the BBS rims with GSR then that is cool too. I need to test drive both.

DAMN IT! should have done this earlierrr! I have to phone my sales tomorrow!
 

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Im also a member of evoM since 2004 but with 8 post only until now I normally don't post. evoM has quite few evo x haters.

yeah it's pretty sad how some members over at evoM put down this car. I get tired of reading every day over and over. Thats why i'm now a member over here.
 

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My Evo X? Not a video game.

I am going to learn how to drive a stick soon, so either is fine. I am leaning towards SST though because of the BBS rims. If I can pick the BBS rims with GSR then that is cool too. I need to test drive both.

DAMN IT! should have done this earlierrr! I have to phone my sales tomorrow!
I learned to drive manual 19 years ago in an old Datsun wagon, and later improved my technique in a CRX, Tercel, Prelude, MINI Cooper and lastly a MINI Cooper S. I am at a point now where I want a fun car in which I am involved physically in the performance of the vehicle. I currently drive a CVT Escape Hybrid and, while it is a great vehicle, it is boring to drive. If I want video game style driving I'll play with my PS3.

I am also frugal, so I do not want to spend $1000's extra for something I may not want.

In your situation, just learning to drive manual, and potentially interested in the technology and performance enhancement of the SST, I think that you should think hard before choosing the manual.

In respect to people learning to drive manual, it is becoming a rare skill in younger people. I was surprised when I read that Danial Craig couldn't drive the stick shift Aston Martin in Casino Royale. Then again, with the advances in technology, it is looking like manuals have to give up the performance edge, whether in reality or in appearance. I still think it is a good idea to learn to drive stick as long as they are around, cause you can always drive both.

It is funny that manufacturers continue to offer base vehicles with manual. They get the benefit of advertising a lower price and then make extra profit when most people add the automatic transmission. However, I've also noticed that some vehicles, e.g., Chrysler 300, Magnum, Avenger, etc., only come with automatic transmissions.

It's your call. Just look at what you want, and imagine your daily routine. If an auto makes more sense to you, personally, then go for the SST.

I have felt pangs of doubt, but when I think about it, I would only really like the SST if it could provide a performance boost at the track, and most times I am not driving for lap times, just driving to push myself and my car, so I want to be involved. Plus, it comes back to money again...
 

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yeah it's pretty sad how some members over at evoM put down this car. I get tired of reading every day over and over. Thats why i'm now a member over here.
Exactly. That's the key reason I started this forum. Many previous evo owners do nothing but talk smack on the X. I'd rather not hear their negative views on the car constantly, which is why we're here. Spread the word if you can.
 

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i Can see maybe not preferring the car over the one they have now. But i dont understand why completely bash your own MAKE(MITSU) like if its a freaken suby(lol) or something...geeezes
 

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well contrary to popular belief, i still think that alot of the X haters will change their mind towards the car when they see it in person.....Basically the same things are going on at NAGTROC too.... ALOT of people are playing the GT-R down now after the weight release.....there's always people that hate on new cars, because they're just too different.....
 

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Exactly. That's the key reason I started this forum. Many previous evo owners do nothing but talk smack on the X. I'd rather not hear their negative views on the car constantly, which is why we're here. Spread the word if you can.
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I mean, its ok to state your opinion, that is the excuse the haters use, but it gets annoying after a while, and besides, who like to hear smack about the car you are planning to get?
 

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normally they hate because of paddle shift so why not buy a manual one and then they can't accept that evo x is faster in the corners. some of them they keep saying ugly cars etc.
 
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