Already posted these in OT but thought I'd share here too just in case anybody's interested. This is my 3rd Evo ('03, '05, '08) and you could call me somewhat of a fanboy. I have to admit that I have been disappointed in the runup to the X release and was feeling that the VIII would be the last Evo I owned. That was until I saw one. They do look much better in person but I'm still not 100% sold on the styling but, then again, that's not the main reason people like me buy this car. The interior is miles ahead of the VIII/IX but, unfortunately, the plastic they are using now is American quality; I thought the glove box would fall off the first time I opened it and it actually flexed in my hands. Power delivery is better than the VIII but it feels slower. The steering feel is gone but the quick ratio (and poor turning circle) is still there. Turn in is weird: it feels like it's going to roll into understeer and a split second later the computers take over and you're round the corner like a rocket with a hint of oversteer. It does feel like it handles better (not been on track yet) but it's a trade-off as you lose the steering feel and feel more like a passenger than a driver. The seats are nothing short of astounding and quite possibly the best stock seats I have ever sat in (right up there with the Escort & Sierra RS Cosworth). Side bolsters are bigger and keep you planted much better. The face carbon fiber plastic on the harness loops is a bit gay though. The auto climate control and cruise control work well. The Rockford Fosgate 650 watt stereo (part of the SSS package) gives a good kick and, to my untrained ear, sounds great for a stock system. There's even AUX jacks for your iPod. The SSS package also comes with HIDs, which work fine, FastKey, and a larger spoiler which is thicker than the VIII/IX spoiler and obscures view even more. Stock pedals leave a lot to be desired (but they do look good) and they're simply too far apart for heel/toe in driving shoes. I roll my foot when heel/toeing and it's just not possible, and using 'proper' heel/toe technique means I hit the plastic center console with my heel. The car is much more comfortable to drive and you almost forget you're driving a sports sedan until you hit a bump or hit the loud pedal. Well, calling it a 'loud pedal' is a stretch as the car is insanely quiet with a pleasant whistle when the turbo spools. Basically, the Evo's grown up. This is a good thing with regards to creature comforts and track times but it leaves me a little sad as part of the appeal of the previous Evos was its rawness. However, I love the car. I do not regret buying it or selling my VIII at all. The rawness of the VIII was as much of a curse as it was a blessing with regards to ride comfort and interior aesthetics. Mitsubishi almost hit the mark with this car, but after 5 minutes in the driving seat you won't care one iota that they missed it.