2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution User Reviews
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- $16,467 - $18,539
- No trim specified for this review
- excellent carrrr
- ride is softt
Purchased As Not Purchased
Best car in the world better than any other car especially better then the subaru
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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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- Mitsubishi Motors has been around since 1917 or 90 years experience in carmaking!
- No other Japanese car manufacturing has the same 90 years experience than Mitsubishi!
Car owbers, Car experts and test drivers agree that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is the best and lowest priced stock car, high performance machine found around trhe world! I guess the 90 years carmaking experience is the reason for their know-how and nobody can beat that from Mitsubishi!
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- Very good performance for the price! 2.0L 4-cylinder that can run with the best V8's out there
- looks very close to a normal lancer, not much "street cred" only real car guys would recognise it.
the technology on this car rocks!!! all of it's competitors need much larger engines and more than one turbos to keep up (WRX STI ; 2.5 twin turbo, R34 skyline 2.6 twin turbo)
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- Raw performance, recaro seats, suspension
I love this car, use it only on the weekends so i cant complain about gas especially when you have to use 93 octane and gas prices are going up every day. I would not recommend this car for long daily trips in traffic.
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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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- The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX is a great performing car as well as a fun car.
- Mitsubishi always try to better the next model.
Having seen the Motor Trend's video comparing the EVO IX and EVO X, the test driver says the EVO X is better than the IX in most aspects like, handling, steering, braking and ride. Good to learn the new EVO X comes with a better overall performance and an all new styling. The test driver compares it to a lower priced Porsche Cayman costing $75,000 with the same fun driving qualities....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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- AWD super car for under 30K
- Need more power for straight and weak transmission
If you are reading this review, than presumably you may had already know most of everything about the Lance Evo. So I going to be taking about how my 9 months experience with my 2006 evo IX RS is like (and perhaps some of my personal bias also). The look on this cars is very bulky, and this is a fact not opinion. Whether you like that or not is up to you. I like it because it give a more aggressive racy look. The interrior dash are mostly plastic but that not this not the reason you buy an evo for. Speaking of reasons to buy evo, the grim reality is that the interior of the evo is cheap and that's is why I don't think anybody need to paid more for all the cheap extra stuff offer in any of the higher trims the IX, IX SE, or IX MR. So get the cheaper RS version and save those extra 4k to 7k for engines, tranny, and suspensions upgrade. As for the six speed in the MR version, which is one of the reason it was more expensive, the evo 286 hp and 289 lb of torques are too small to effectively utilized that extra 6th gear. In other words, by the time you hit 6th gear, you hardly have any power left to accelerate the car with the stock power. So the 5 speeds transmission is best for this car. Again, use the extra money you can shell out to upgrade the cluth and tune the engine by buying the base trim, RS.
If you live in CA like I did, for about $800, you can have your evo IX RS reflash that's good for about 50 to 65 extra whp with Vishnu Performance. Get a lowering sport spring for about $300 and your evo is a moster tracked machine. In other words, if you can get your mitsu dealer to sell you an RS for under $29k, which I did, and if you spend about $1K for engine reflash and lowering sport spring, you have a car that's fully capable of beating any thing out during autocross or track day for under $30K. If you want you can spend about for $5K more for turbo upgrade and more extreme engine tunes that's good for 400 whp to 500 whp dependent on you set up. We are taking about an AWD with about 400 whp that can 0-60 in less than 4 seconds and in low 3s if you are good at lunching AWD cars and capable of going all the way to 170-180 mph for under $35K. Plus the handling of this car is worldclass, so you're not just quick on straight but around bent too.
Still want all the extra dead weight and cheap stuffs from other higher trims? Bottom line is when you buy an evo, you're going to take it apart. Save youself the pain and money for upgrade ( or rubbers ) and buy the RS version instead.
Lastly, the ride quality on this car is not extactly what you'll comfortable at all. You will feel every bump and hole in the road, which is great for occasion like when you are sleepy, you can still drive home with you eyes closed because your body automatically knows where to turn and go by the feel of the road bumps and holes (just kidding, do not drive if you're sleepy, you'll put others and yourself at risk). Turbo lag is what people don't like about this cars, I on the other hand love it. As we all know, the more you're in turbo mode the more gases you burn. For about 80% of the time in dialy your driving, you be you don't need to engage the turbo to save gas, but you still have the turbo for the other 20% of your driving needs when you want. The close gear ratio does require shifting a lot, but the evo gear box is so smooth and perfect that you'll find youself craving to be playing with its gear box all the time. So if you're serous about tuner performance car, evo IX RS is the way to go. Don't forget to say hit when you see others evo driver.^_^...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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