I went with my friend to the Mitsubishi dealer because he wanted to try out an Evo and he wanted me to come with cause I can wheel and deal being a former sales person myself. Well it ended up that we were given the keys to a new evo 8 and told that we can go on the test drive. So we left the lot and were gone for about an hour and a half, filling the gas tank once mind you. WOW. I knew turbo was fun. I knew AWD was phat but this would put my EG hybrid to sleep. Granted I don't have the turbo on it yet but was getting all the other things (suspension, LSD, gearing, B18C swap) done so that when I had the money for the turbo (this summer aka now) I wouldn't have a lot of down time trying to sorce everything under the sun. Anyways the point being was that I really liked this car. I thrashed the hell out of it and it drifted how I wanted, slowed, acceled and so on like what I would like out of the Civic if not more. Then I was thinking well I could make the EG AWD but came to the reality of 90/10 is not AWD. Ok so I could get a turbo setup that would spank an EVO. What about traction? 2 vs. 4? on a roll? So as I sat their in the car thinking to myself why not to buy the car cause HONDA IS BETTER (this coming from the guy that has every Honda product besides the NEW home generator and the turbo fan engine), I continued to run into reasons on why to buy the EVO and make a new money pit. I know that Mitsu is in some finanical trouble and that the drive lines are "sketchy" but after watching the WMV of the 601whp EVO, that was posted on here, smoke everything under the sun and not explode makes me want to sign my name at the dotted line. The only real thing that is holding me back is the cost. My EG is paid for. EVO=33k plus tax. Yeah I could wait and thats fine and dandy but it doesn't solve my core problem here that I need help with. Why is a Hondaholic looking his lusty eyes else where? I'm hoping that some of my fellow Hondaholic's will be able to help me during these dark and uncertain times.