I never had an Evolution but I've always liked them. In fact before I bought the FiST I had been looking for a used one. Likely a 2003-2006 model but they were all way over priced for a car that old. I was also considering a 2006-2007 WRX. I had been researching the FiST and after a test drive I was sold. I do already have a much faster car in the garage and a few bikes so this car just seemed to make sense. Somewhat practical as far as mpg while still fun to drive on a daily basis and damn does it handle.