I agree, that's right on the money - they simply verified the results - but again, as you said I wonder if a different driver would have made a difference in the STi ie driving style...I don't mean to fan the flames but the EVO had no problem on the road, why shouldn't the STi? Face it, Subaru screwed the pooch in a few aspects when it comes to the new STi.
Though, I still don't see where they were slamming the STi. It came in last and they verified it. Not much more than that.
The EVO still managed to beat out some much more expensive cars so I think it makes sense that they compare them. Hell, the GT-R costs significantly less than other supercars yet absolutely destroys them on the track.That comparo was weird. I don't know why they insist on putting the STI and EVO up against SIGNIFICANTLY more expensive cars. The WRX has always had its share of unshakable understeer, it's nothing new. Personally, I'd take the car with the extra understeer but better reliability and overall quality over the slightly better handling. Handling is the easiest thing to improve with a couple of mods anyway. Sways + springs/coilovers + tires = done.