Now that I've had a chance to look at the WRX/STi, I decided to take a look at an EVO VIII. Here's my goals for a new car: * Fun to drive, * Responsive and above industry-standard performance in all areas, * Backed by a solid warranty, * A good price, * Solid and high endurance as a daily driver and able to go wherever I take it, and * Roomy. After doing a bit of research on the EVO and comparing it to the WRX/STi for my needs/wants, I'm starting to lean the way of the EVO, because the dimensions on the inside appear to be a bit more accomodating than the WRX/STi, and the responsiveness from what I've read and seen in reviews appears to be superior to the STi based on how I want my next car to be like. It also seemed like the STi suffered from understeer way more often than the EVO, and I know I'm not a fan of understeer at all. It's doubtful that I'll even mod this at all (except for maybe a K&N / synthetic fluid conversion), since I'll need this to be at 100% every day, no matter the situation. So with that in mind, I need a few questions answered about the EVO: * Is the wing really functional? I'm not a fan of form / function, but I'll buy into the form if it proves to be beneficial to the car's functionality. * One car comparison site said that the EVO is available with leather seats. Is this true? * How has your EVO been in terms of reliability? * Is it true that the EVO has an ultra-delicate transmission? * What did you pay for your EVO out the door, and what was the sticker price? * How is insurance on the car? * How are maintenance costs? * Is your dealer anal about what you do to the car? I'd look into something else, but with my budget, a car in the range of a 350Z/GTO just isn't going to happen this time around, and this car by far meets most of my needs without costing me a fortune.