So, finally a back to back comparison. EVO beat STi "by a narrow margin" They liked EVO's handling better basically because the front diff on the STi seems to induce understeer, and the EVO has tighter steering. The EVO beat the STi on a road course and dirt course by something like .1 or .2 seconds on their best laps. The STi builds WAY more speed in the straights, but doesn't handle itself in the corners as well. EVO measured 13.8, STi measured 13.2 in the quarter. They also didn't care for the STi's seats; said the side bolsters are too weak to actually support you in a corner.