2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
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- Quick acceleration, awesome handling, head turner
- Bargain basement interior, goofy rear wing, lack of seat adjustment
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My wife and I bought this car in Apex silver with all the bells and whistles, which stickered at 41k. This car will get from 0-60 in around 5 seconds and absolutly devour corners. The steering is razor sharp and with AWD even wet weather will not phase the handling or braking abilities. I like the Recaro seats, but wish they had more adjustments to help find the best driving position, and the interior is pretty much rental car grade Lancer aside from the satnav system and seats. The 6-speed paddle shifted auto/man transmission takes a little getting used to, but is nearly flawless when it comes to sporty driving. The best part is that in everday driving you can leave it in auto mode and it shifts pretty much the same as the automatic in any other car. The Brembo brakes are spot on and will just about cause a nose bleed if you hit them really hard, the drawback to all of that stopping ability is they throw off a great deal of brake dust on to the cool looking BBS wheels. The Rockford Fosgate stereo sounds pretty good but lacks the clarity and stage I would have hoped for in a system at this price. The satnav also is OK but not really on par for a car in this league. The only other issue I have with the car is the giant rear wing. I know the rally cars have wings like this and it adds to the persona of the car, but I feel like a 18 year old ricer every time I look at it! The worst part is the way it cuts right through the middle of your rearview mirror. If I could replace it with a wing that was 3-4" shorter I would be thrilled. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE this car and everytime I drive it I remember why I love cars, this IS a drivers car in every sense of the word!...read morehide
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- Break neck acceleration, and even better handling
- Not too sure how durable the new aluminum block will be with mods
Purchased As New
Let me get this out of the way so that there are no confusion or misunderstandings: I did not buy this car for the low interior noise, soft ride and exotic interior, if you wanted these and the same level of performance, please look elsewhere with a much larger budget. Evo has an incredible amount of torque, and if you are worried about chipped paint from your wheels kicking up pebbles, invest in some mud flaps, ie. Rally Armor
I test drove both the GSR which is 5 speed, and the MR which is 6 speed twin clutch and I purchased the MR. The TC-SST needs to be experienced to fully appreciated. If you are thinking of the old tiptronics, the faux semi-manual systems, the TC-SST has that beat by leaps and bounds. There is really no comparison. I am not ashamed to say that the TC-SST shifts much faster than I could, and depending on the driving mode of your car, TC-SST adjusts accordingly, ie, downshift for more torque on turns etc. You can also shift manually with the paddle shifters or the shifter.
The new 4B11 has no turbo lag what so ever. It almost feels like a supercharged car. I am not too sure how much boost the new aluminum block will handle after adding performance mods. This is the only real concern I have with the car.
The two piece rotors and the Brembo brake system is also very responsive.
Now for the cons. Maintenance cost. Evo uses synthetic oil, the Yokohama Advan tires are not cheap, premium gas only, and depending on your driving style, your brake pads will wear out faster. High Performance = High Maintenance.
If you want a super comfy daily driver, lookelsewhere, but if you enjoy a spirited drive, then this car is definitely for you.
My Evo is my daily driver and it is just a pleasure to drive....read morehide
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- long list of name brand quality parts, and looks like a exotic car
- needs another 15 horsepower to make up the wait gain
Purchased As New
this car is one the most exciting cars ive ever owned, and no one else has one. I kind like it that way. I see BMW,s and Acura,s all day. but i never see a Evo X MR. I think older people like me, im 44 should give this car a closer look. I tinted the windows. and have a big spoiler on back. so every Cop. is watching me. Kid always have to stop and stare. its annoying,worry when i park it, you know how the haters are out there. anyways research it it legendary.....read morehide
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