2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
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- Excellent head turner, fast everywhere, very practical, and great in snow
- very unreliable
Purchased As Used
I bought the car used at Cosmo Motors in Hickory, NC (DO BUY ANY VEHICLE FROM THERE) for $23,000 with 67,000 miles on the dash. Had the car for a month after I bought it and the transmission went wrong (lost 6th gear and had to have 5th rebuilt in the process). Only shifting to 5th at 55mph and all of a sudden it kicked it out of gear and I lost 6th somehow. Very bad transmission!! 3 months after that incident, the transfer case and driveshaft were shot and both had to be replaced. $6,000 in repairs!! 2 months after that!! the linkage went wrong. Luckily, it wasn't a bad fix just had to relace the clip. Trading it in as soon as possible. Also, if you buy an extended, make sure the car has no mods and even it does make sure the warranty company will cover it. Had to go to court with the warranty I used because they told me one thing but when they saw the car and how much it was to have it fixed they backed off. WORTHLESS!!! By the way, it was not at fault with the dealership they actually told the company what was on it and they approved of it. The warranty company's name is AUL. Look them up and avoid them....read morehide
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- Best car in its class and beats cars in the upper class! Part sports car/part sedan!
- NO cons
The part sports car and part sedan is the thing I love about the Mitsubishi Lancer evolution because I can hang-out with the club of sports car owners and at the same time go out with my wife and kids on a picnic. This is for people who loves both worlds, but does not need two cars to fulfill ones wishes!...read morehide
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- this car is the best of the best,best, more better than the sti, and m3.
- some noise inside, and the stereo.
the lancer evolution was the car of the year on 2004, and i see, the evo is the one of the best handling car of the planet, and one of the best on rally competition with the wrx sti, i don t spend my mony with a bmw m3 , is just lexury and is not fast like the evo is,is a very good car, is legendary........read morehide
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i just need to add more to my review... Acceleration is neck breaking fast!. The close ratio between each gears meaning constantly swifting,some people like it, some don't, like myself. The brembo calipers does a great job on the stopping the car. I don't feel any turbo lag from the car. The exhaust note coming from the muffler sound very nice, just grawling. Try turning off the stereo & rev the engine pass 6000rpm, & listen to the sound of the car, those are music to your ears!^^ Another thing that is so special about driving an Evo is that, when i am on the road, other Evo drivers will wave at me or high beam to greet me. I do the same too, because i know we're driving a special car that not a lot of people could have. So if you do planning to buy this car, be prepare to be notice like it or not^^, not just from cops, other people too will notice. Some kids even took a picture of me when i was driving behind them.(okay, maybe it's the car)....read morehide
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- performance, handling & cornering, awd.
- ride is a lil' rough, PRICE for gas, Cop magnet.
I brought my E9MR a little over 18 months now. I am just going to tell you about the car from my experience. Performance for this kind of money is second to none. Cornering is like the car is on a rail, like when the sign read 25mph into a S turn, i did 65 from beginning to end w/o braking. Appearance of the car is beautiful. Some people hated the rear spoiler on the car, but i love that spoiler not only it look nice, but it also functional. So far i never tried the ACD on snow before, so i can't say much about that. The interior is pretty decent, but could've been better, i can't complain. Recaro seat is very supportive, the momo steering wheel look & feel nice. The 6 speeds gearbox move smoothly from gear to gear. The back seats are comfy & leg rooms are decent for short trips, but on long trips leg room is a problem. The trunk room is better than all my past cars as they're all 2 seaters. The ride is rough on unpaved roads, but you could switch the ACD to gravel for better traction^^. Gas prices is not helping as the car drink gasoline like i drink redbull. Cops is a problem too, i got pull over after i just drove out the dealership for illegal mods, which i didn't even get a chances to do that yet. I got pull over 3 more times after that, 1 more for illegal mods(i had all stock), 1 for speeding, another for street racing?!?(which i wasn't, i was speeding & the guy just join in). i can't help it, every time i drove, some idiots with their ricer just tags along. i have to left them behind one way or another. Anyway, overall i love this car & i wouldn't trade it for any other....read morehide
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- Great handling, crunchy AWD handling & beats SL65 AMG
- as long as you can fill the tank
The word is, Evolution is a street king. No wonder if the WRC and Dragster (mid-end) calls it the spectacular car. Not only that, this thing will leave you nothing at the edge of the wall. Leaves your opp. at the wall. Max. accel. when i test, it was only under 4.3 second (kick down). Compare this car with Subaru Impreza WRX STi. I bet you will choose this car. The previous version (Evolution VIII MR FQ-400) scored better than this car. Top result 0-100 not more than 3.5 second. I drove once, but this car has a better handling, crunchy 2.0 liter engine and eat Lambo also Catterham at acceleration challenge. The point is, if the previous version can give u the best, so the Evo IX. Don't worry, this car won't eat you more cash as long as you drive it normally and don't be brutal....read morehide
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- I love my evo 9 SE MR! It's a great sedan and I got this car as a family car for my 5 month daughter
- I have to replace my clutch and tires... ALREADY!
I just love this car!!!! that's y I went out and got 2 evos! At first I was going to to get a 06' honda civic si because I like how they look. I was thinking why not get another evo and a mr instead this time. Since my other evo 8 didnt give me any problems except for replacing clutch but that's because I drove everywhere and the way I was driving too. Another then that's this car is AWSOME!!!!...read morehide
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- Just Get One and.............Enjoy it !
- Turning range is not too good
Your $'ll worth every penny and specilly if you need more HP, Max $4,000.00 is all you ever need to take you from perfect to WOW.... !!! If you ever seat in a ride that has 380whp+/ stage 3, than you know what I mean!!!!! This is my second Evo9 MR 06, but this one is the Evo9 MR/SE edition. Ugly Evo10 is on the way next year, so before you can maybe still get one? Don't wait any longer...............!!!...read morehide
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- Fast acceleration, great handling, loud turbo and nice sounding exuast
- Cop Magnet
Well to much to say about it fast, sleek, sexy, absolutely amazing car. Would buy it over and over and over again.
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- Too much attention from cops
I traded in my Corvette for my IX MR. I always drove RWD cars, and felt that turbo AWD cars like Evo and Sti are like.. well, cheating. However, due to expansion in family forced me to have a family car, and I looked at Evo and Sti. My mind was pretty much set on Sti, for it was closer to RWD, but after driving an Evo, man!! I was convinced. Steering response was much quicker, low end torque was alot more, and turbo lag was alot less. I also liked the fact that IX is the last Evo with the current engine.
Many people talk about Evo's accelaration, but to me, the big turn on is the traction. When going out of the corner, traction it has, it is amazing!
I wouldn't say it is fast going into the corners, but going out of the corners.. The only competition is Sti. With the quick steering response and AWD traction, it is pretty much unbeatable on twisty road. I've heard some magazine in Japan say "The fastest car on street is Lancer Evolution." Need I say more?...read morehide
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