Quote, originally posted by apexjapan » I think everybody is getting a bit too worked up defending their virtual turf.
The Evo, the STi and the R32 all drive differently, they feel different, they accelerate different, they look different, and if it's your thing, they most likely taste different. Arguing magazine stats till you are blue in the face won't change the fact that different people will like different cars despite any shortcomings in magazine races.
I doubt that anybody arguing about the fine points of lap time differences here is actually driving any of the cars in mention. Pure and simple, they are all capable of speeds and handling that is higher than the limits of most drivers here. On the track, it's a different matter, but all of the vehicles in this test will most likely spend a majority of time on the street. So for some people, the amenities of the R32 will outweight the performance of the Evo or STi. And for other people, the handling of the Evo will outweight the acceleration of the STi or the amenities of the R32.
They all are great cars. Enjoy the fact that they are finally available in the States.
Dude knows what he's talking about. Not only is the JDM Legacy RSK he drives top dog in Japan's sedan market, but as a writer for Apex (read his articles) he's probably driven, and track tested more of these cars in more badges and forms than the rest of us combined.
It all comes down to personal preferences. That's what makes brand management so successful. All things being equal (though they're not here), folks are loyal to certain brands and that's that. Nothing wrong about it. Just a fact.
Modified by vr6y at 8:44 AM 6-5-2003