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I recently bought an Evo X within the last month. I broke it in on the ride from Texas to Illinois. I didn't really get to have much fun on the drive due to breaking it in but its got some miles on it now. Its definitely a fast car that handles great, there is no doubt about that. But, there are some things that really annoy me. The car feels so cheap and has lots of quirks that just annoy me. My steering wheel is crooked for one. It is off by about 10 degrees so hopefully an alignment fixes that issue. The relays on the Evo are absolute garbage so you have to replace those asap. I am by no means a big guy (5'6" 165 lbs) and with a coat on I barely fit. The car already shifts hard into 3rd gear. The center diff pumps go out all the time in Evo Xs. I feel like the turbo lag is awful. When just driving around town the car is very slow. I have not really driven the car hard yet but I slowly go up into the RPMs on the highway and it just doesn't quite feel right, not sure how to put my finger on it. Plus the car was +/- $10k higher than a Fiesta ST. A couple of my friends just got Fiesta STs and are having the time of their life with them. The ST was on my list of cars to consider and I did test drive one. It was very fun. Now I can't wait to trade in my Evo and get an ST. Just thought I would share my whining experience and why I feel the ST would have been a better fit.
 

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Sorry for your pain and Welcome :)
 

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I recently bought an Evo X within the last month. I broke it in on the ride from Texas to Illinois. I didn't really get to have much fun on the drive due to breaking it in but its got some miles on it now. Its definitely a fast car that handles great, there is no doubt about that. But, there are some things that really annoy me. The car feels so cheap and has lots of quirks that just annoy me. My steering wheel is crooked for one. It is off by about 10 degrees so hopefully an alignment fixes that issue. The relays on the Evo are absolute garbage so you have to replace those asap. I am by no means a big guy (5'6" 165 lbs) and with a coat on I barely fit. The car already shifts hard into 3rd gear. The center diff pumps go out all the time in Evo Xs. I feel like the turbo lag is awful. When just driving around town the car is very slow. I have not really driven the car hard yet but I slowly go up into the


RPMs on the highway and it just doesn't quite feel right, not sure how to put my finger on it. Plus the car was +/- $10k higher than a Fiesta ST. A couple of my friends just got Fiesta STs and are having the time of their life with them. The ST was on my list of cars to consider and I did test drive one. It was very fun. Now I can't wait to trade in my Evo and get an ST. Just thought I would share my whining experience and why I feel the ST would have been a better fit.
Get an intake and exhaust plus a tune-you'll love it. I had two X's and never had any of the problems you mention.
 

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We were worried about potential buyers remorse with our FiST considering it was the first time I've ever bought a car months before driving it. Kind of nerve racking to buy a car based solely on all the praise heaped on it by a Top Gear review lol. Luckily for us it all worked out beautifully. This car is just soooo much fun to drive. Haven't owned a vehicle that makes me smile so much on every single drive since our Jeep TJ (possibly the best all season vehicle for Canadian climate on earth).
 

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I, too, bought my FiST undriven, solely based upon 30 years of hot hatch love as well as trusted author/reviewer feedback - and it is even better than I hoped..
 

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Well, at least you won't have trader's remorse!
 

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I have an evo 8 that i really treasure. However, FiST totally different.
I m also very familiar with Evo X. I can give you the short answer, with an apology, to X owners. FiST is much more fun.

The gear ratio is so closed together. Torque is always available, so for normal driving you can do a lazy shift.

I just took delivery of FiST last night after dragging on the process for awhile.

I did my first canyon run today at my local canyon. This is not a car, this is a camouflaged canyon assault vehicle.
 

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" I did my first canyon run today at my local canyon. This is not a car, this is a camouflaged canyon assault vehicle."

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I have an evo 8 that i really treasure. However, FiST totally different.
I m also very familiar with Evo X. I can give you the short answer, with an apology, to X owners. FiST is much more fun.

The gear ratio is so closed together. Torque is always available, so for normal driving you can do a lazy shift.

I just took delivery of FiST last night after dragging on the process for awhile.

I did my first canyon run today at my local canyon. This is not a car, this is a camouflaged canyon assault vehicle.
I too love this car on the back roads. Here in CT we have some real beautiful back roads to flog this car on.:cool: I love it!
 

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And to think last year I almost bought a 2009 Mitsubishi lancer ralliart:rotfl:
Not a bad car, I'd never look down on someone's decision to buy one.
But I could never in a million years enjoy one on a level that I do my ST.

I was considering an Evo a couple years back. Ended up going a couple different routes instead though. Glad I didn't go that route though ultimately, because I don't think I would have ended up in an ST if I did.
 

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I enjoy a snow 'drift' as much as the next guy, but warm sunny days are my preference (especially after this particular winter)... I am about 2 more winters away from moving to California...
 

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When will this snow finally stop so I can flog again???
I, in coastal Southern California, ever heard about that with powdered cold substance. No idea what is though :nailbiting::cat:. Just kidding.

About Evos, as much as I love them. I consider IX as the pinnacle of its development. X is trying too hard to be an S4/RS4 although not by any means it is a bad car at all: it is still a great car. However, honestly, it hasn't changed for years, either, while its competitors have.

I suspect that OP's originating dealer might have been an incompetent one and didn't do PDI thoroughly before handing the keys to him.

I just found out that there is a person from Northern California bought an 300 (yes, THREE HUNDRED) miles from a used car dealer in my area for $60,000.:panda::nailbiting:
 
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