2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
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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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- 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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This car is just cool. My favorite Lancer is evo 9. This car is just the best!!!
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- Quick, light and unbelieveable handling.
- You better know how to launch an AWD. I burned my cluthc @ 5000 miles.
Not that you need to read this review. If you know what an EVO is, you'll be buying it if you can afford it, the upkeep, fuel and insurance. Here's my take anyways.
Let me give you the couple quirks I have first:
This was my frst AWD sport car. Lets just say there is quite a difference between launching this and a 2WD. Thats why I needed a new clutch at 5000 miles. My fault.
The gas mileage is pretty bad. Maybe its my particular car or the fact that I drive like a lunatic. Im getting about 200 miles on a 14 gallon. Running premium at that rate is a little pricey.
I love the curves, but my tires are already due to be changed and I haven't hit 10K miles yet ; (
OK, now the goods.
The repsonsiveness on this car is ridiculous. I swear I just think about where I want to go in the lane, or track, and the car puts me there with a mere touch of the steering wheel.
It has a great launch, as you know you will with an AWD.
Speaking of AWD, the ACS is nuts. I have to try my very hardest to get this car out of control. I mean REALLY have to try. I can't get sideways for anything. 60 MPH hairpins on the mountains here and not a single peep form my tires. The lateral G's get me well before spinout.
The pull through every single gear is amazing. With this 5 speed you're closing in on redline before you know it.
I love the stripped interior and no frills of the RS. No crappy OEM stereo, leather or sunroof crap. No big ass wing to call the cops in on you. No fancy trunk walls. Just a little lighter for that extra advantage....read morehide
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I love the car but it would be better if i had one!!! Mitsubishi are jus about the greatest quailty cars
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- Best Car To Get Out Of The Dealer
- Noting Is Wong With It
I suggest you get this car when I get my I am going to put it on the streets to let it run!
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This car, no doubt as if I was drifitng in the mountians of Akina in japan back in 1997, the same as if it was imported from japan 1997. This car has no quirks, suspension system is much more stiffer, its steering responds much more better, gear ratio is decreased for top speed tuning (which it is good for the city), bores has been polished and pistons has been balanced to reach more efficency of the fuel. The ignition system timing rocks!
Bad things: Clutch kicks too much G's, there is a small amount of turbo lag. The engine reponse is the slightly lowered....read morehide
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- it's a good car and suitable to racing
- it's perfect with the best suspension
sporty car, the best car, good choice, the price is not too expensive and the car is for man
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- Good fuel economy and reliability
- Yet to describe
It is one you can trust when it comes to reliability, performance and durability. The warranty is noteworthy!
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- Beautiful car
- Just a beautiful car, Fast
Beautifu, i'd like one of those one day you want more?
Its an amazing car for an amazing woman. You got no clue how cool i would look behind its steering wheel
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