Is there any reason I shouldn't buy an 03-04 Evo?

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  1. Mikel

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    Because it's looking like that's going to be my next car :noes:

    I can't think of anything with a better combination of performance and practicality for under $20k :hs:
     
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    it will break
     
  3. Mikel

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    How so?
     
  4. V_Eight

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    Get an RS
     
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    stop trying to be a badass with ur shitty evo
     
  6. Mikel

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    What in the fuck are you talking about?
     
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    honestly you cannot beat it for the price.

    just make sure you shop around, anyone you buy it from, check their forum posts and see how they cared for it. most stock ones have been modified and then parted out so be careful of that. i bought an 03 last year for 22k

    great condition, selling it soon for 20k and i will really miss it.
     
  8. Mikel

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    Evo is cheaper, faster, and more practical.

    I'm still not totally set on anything, but the Evo is in the lead right now :o
     
  9. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark John McCain has an illegitimate mexican baby

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    cars like that were raped from the start, and you know they were raped even more once the guy realized he wanted to sell it
     
  10. Jspec180

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    you will fucking handle boxters on the track.
     
  11. BenFer

    BenFer I've seen bigger OT Supporter

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    didnt you already make this thread? anyway. get an 04-05 WRX with some bolt ons, you will be way better off.
     
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    nga's gotta have cruise control
     
  13. clarus

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    Looks like shit.
    Inside is shit.
    Goes like balls.
    Its a tough call.
     
  14. Mikel

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    I've made a bunch of car threads lately, I'm about to buy one :o

    I'm pretty set on the Evo though :hs:
     
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    also get one with a stock clutch and low mileage!

    stock clutch means he didn't launch it and drove it fairly easy. i am still with the stock clutch at 52k miles and i baby my car 95% of the time. tracked it once.
     
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    how so?
     
  17. Mikel

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    I think they look fine :dunno:

    Pics of interior?
     
  18. impulse_Z

    impulse_Z The Champagne of OTers ™

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    i don't think i'd want a 3-4 year old high performance mitsubishi
     
  19. grue

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  20. Tony Stark

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    lots of retards own those cars, I wouldn't count on the clutch being stock to be any indicator that it wasn't abused
     
  21. dwarfcat

    dwarfcat COLTS FTMFW

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    dwarfcat COLTS FTMFW

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    wait, thats an argument for buying
     
  23. BenFer

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    subaru's are built much better than mitsu's. performance wise, you wont beat an evo, but overall WRX is a better car IMO.
     
  24. Jspec180

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    also try and get an 04 with the driver selectable center diff settings.
     
  25. MrBonus

    MrBonus Et Tu, Brute?

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    Sadly, the previous owner may be the most difficult barrier to entry. Oh, and get an RS.
     

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