Evo or Scooby?

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Evo or Scooby?

Postby CJ » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:09 pm

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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Myfeckin FTO » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:13 pm

Its hard to decide between the two and really depends on model.
A 22B scooby would be much more preferable to a base Evo for me.
However something like a FQ400 Evo would be head and shoulders above the STI's IMO.

No real contest on the new models though. Evo X it has to be for me.
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Sebastian » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:45 pm

Evo.
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Bernard » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:16 pm

There's only every going to be one outcome to that question on this forum.
Mitsi it is :D
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Johnk » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:10 pm

Scooby. Have driven both and felt the Scooby hold's the road alot better but saying that the new 1 just looks bad would buy the Evo x 1st if i had the money
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby colm_mcm » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:56 pm

Depends on which one really.

I'd have a new Evo over a new Scooby - but for older cars, I'd prefer an Impreza.
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Muad_dib77 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:31 am

evo 7,8 or 9, black

whip off the naff (noi) spoiler..maybe put on a "Ducktail" type spoiler if any..

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I don't mind the Scoobies - Im actually rather fond of the chuggachugga sound they make when Idling - I just like the evo better - except for the spoiler..
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Dragonheart » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:39 am

Tough choice! Good post though.
I think I'd go with the Evo. I do like the Scooby's purr and the gurgle out of the engine, but I think the Evo's are rarer and are getting better with age, whereas the Scooby's I think made a mistake with the design of the '00 ones and the lights, and the new one while nice, is no comparison in menacing looks to the Evo X.
The newer the car the more I'm inclined to say Evo.
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby TopCat » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:34 pm

Yeah, I think the Impreza's have definately lost their edge in more recent times, whereas the EVO is getting better looking. If money wasn't an issue, it'd be en evo no doubt. I hear they're more expensive to run and maintain though?

That being said, I saw this video the last day, and really wanted a scooby after. :twisted:
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Myfeckin FTO » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:44 pm

TopCat wrote:.............That being said, I saw this video the last day, and really wanted a scooby after. :twisted:


Good vid - this ones as good and funny too - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ48NQjouoE
Couple of VERY close shaves though - wouldn't like to be driving the kart.
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Dragonheart » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:50 pm

Hes outstanding, excellent vid. Lot more slow motion shots and little extras than the first one, like the pyros at the end. I would love to be able to drive like that, I'd say the kick you get would be amazing. Who is Ken Block anyway? Driving like that he should be WRC champion but I never heard of him till the gymkhana run.
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Dragonheart » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:58 pm

Myfeckin FTO wrote:
TopCat wrote:.............That being said, I saw this video the last day, and really wanted a scooby after. :twisted:


Good vid - this ones as good and funny too - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ48NQjouoE
Couple of VERY close shaves though - wouldn't like to be driving the kart.


:D Outstanding! Love the way they both do the 360 with the reverse bit in the warehouse, cant believe the cart pulled it off! And they really done it up well too. I must say the colour scheme of the Scooby is beautiful. Nicest I've seen on a Scooby in a while!
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby johntony » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:56 pm

i have thought about this for ages i thought at first i would pick the scooby but now i am on the evo but only if its an old one not a fan of the X i think i would end up on the 4 or 6
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby gary d » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:23 pm

A 2000 classic Impreza is my next move, hopefully early in the new year. My mate that I bought the fto from has an RB5. There's an excellent club scene for the Impreza in Ireland in the guise of ScoobyIreland.com
Don't get me wrong its a tough call to make between the Impreza and Evo, if push came to shove the scoob takes my vote.
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby optical illusion » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:59 pm

Evo all the way, always loved them. Prefer the older model though. Both have been considered as my 'car when I have kids' choice...
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby CJ » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:26 am

Has anyone looked at insurance options for either of these cars? More difficult / expensive than the FTO to insure?

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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby gary d » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:23 pm

I got a quote on a wrx sti5 a year and a half ago was £660 fully comp I was paying £440 at the time for the fto. would be cheaper for a uk spec Impreza 2000 turbo.
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby optical illusion » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:29 pm

CJ wrote:Has anyone looked at insurance options for either of these cars? More difficult / expensive than the FTO to insure?

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Sure don't you know FTO's are 500 bhp supercars that no company will insure?!
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Muad_dib77 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:46 pm

Got a quote for a 05 Evo8 gsr there recently..worked out 200e cheaper than the fto..

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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby optical illusion » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:08 pm

Well said my friend, like I said 500 bhp... :roll:
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Mustang » Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:42 pm

I'm no expert on either. The desirability of the classic shape scooby is likely to be retained and even enhanced due to limited supply -i.e. they're not making them anymore and as subaru continue their quest to make the car uglier and less desirable with every sucessive incarnation. The rumble from the boxer engine is a sweet noise. But it does have one of the worst cheep plastic interiors that give Jap cars that unwanted (but justifiable) reputation. That said having breifly driven an Irish spec classic impreza I don't think I could live with one everyday -felt way too agriculural.

I guess the impreza is the same or similar but the running costs of the evo would actually scare me. Very frequent and expensive, engine and diff oil changes. Frequent and expensive clutch and flywheel changes, etc. And then there's the petrol......
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby colm_mcm » Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:49 pm

Surprisingly, nobody mentioned the A4 RS4 TDI Quattro as an alternative yet..
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Myfeckin FTO » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:30 pm

colm_mcm wrote:Surprisingly, nobody mentioned the A4 RS4 TDI Quattro as an alternative yet..


:lol:
Seeing some amount of these on the road. It takes the good out of owning an RS4. You might as well stick a McLaren badge on the FTO.

Also why leave the TDI badges on when you stick on the RS4 badge? Or is it back to the 80's with the more badges it has - the better it must be? Reminds me of the days when car manufacturers would put badges like "5 speed" and "air conditioning" after the make of car on the bootlid. :roll:
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby colm_mcm » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:57 pm

Myfeckin FTO wrote:Also why leave the TDI badges on when you stick on the RS4 badge?

The telltale black clouds should be enough to give the game away :)
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Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Johnk » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:12 am

Did we not put this to bed yesterday when a Scooby left everything behind not sure what it's 1/4 mile was but it done 0-60 in 3.18 s evo just couldn't get near it
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