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Okay, I know the Evo has great handling but..... Are there any cars for the money that handle better than the Evo?


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out of the box i cant think right now even one, if you use the X base GSR as a bench line.
 

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I don't think you'll get many positives. There are a few in the area of price / handling, but not really anything equivalent or better.

I guess the STi would be closest, but it seems like the overwhelming opinion is that the X handles better.

Maybe some kind of kit / track car.
 

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I heard good things in terms of handling about the new scion rwd coupe (name escapes me for some reason), but it's underpowered in its first iteration. Other than that, there's no other NEW car I'm aware of.
 

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close and the RX8 too. But i think the EVo still runs around faster.
I think the evo would take it at higher speeds and the mx-5 or rx8 at lower speeds b/c of weight.

I had an mx-5 try to race me on the highway. I didnt bite but when we got on a two lane ramp, he had to slow down as i kept going at 80mph.
 

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I think the evo would take it at higher speeds and the mx-5 or rx8 at lower speeds b/c of weight.

I had an mx-5 try to race me on the highway. I didnt bite but when we got on a two lane ramp, he had to slow down as i kept going at 80mph.
that can be very much a driver capability not the car. :D
 

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Yeah I didn't think any car could compare to the Evo in terms of handling. A guy around here owns an RX8 and he said "my car is unmatched in handling". Before I put him in his place I want to make sure the Evo is better lol. I haven't done an Auto X yet (weather), but I can't wait.


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I researched and tried to find something better. Only the STI comes close.
 

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Put some a few suspension bits on a Toyota Yaris and you'd be surprised how fast it goes around an auto x course... :p
 

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I've seem the hatch STI do some amazing things both road rave and dirt rally. IMO the hatch > Evo

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What about s2ks? When I had my Z a guy in an s2k passed me on the dragon like I was standing still. I wasn't really pushin it, but I wasn't goin slow either. I'm sure he had a lot more experience on that road than I did too tho!
 
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