2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution User Reviews
- $26,287 - $30,282
- Solid Build Quality, Compact, Comfortable, Best Handling, Quality Made
- Needs to be commercially advertised in T.V. and its accomplishments in rallys!
Purchased As New
I love the handling of this car on twisty roads. It is very easy to go fast. Sticky road grip from the super all wheel drive wheels and a smooth turbo engine. The 2.0L engine provides plenty of power for public roads while returning great gas mileage (23-25 mpg) and 0-60mph times in the high 5.5 second range. This is a sports non luxury car, so if you are looking for the same power & acceleration, then go to the next best thing, a Pofrsche Cayman that is double the price, at $62,000. This car just rides so smooth and the suspension and dampers feel like they are perfectly set up. The ride can be a little harsh when going slow (15-20mph) over bumpy roads, but gets smooth once going faster. Surprisingly, the car can handle speed bumps better than my BMW 328i.
The 6-speed manual is smooth and has relatively short shifts. Plenty of storage space can be found in the trunk. However, there really is not much small pocket space for things like change, phones, CDs - it's really a daily driver but could be a good second car, but the performance makes me want to drive this on the weekdays and the other car for slugging passengers and cargo around.
Interior quality is high with lots of carpeting and technology. Recaro seats are supportive. This car has many of the base GSR has, but the price difference of $3,000 has more to it. It comes down to preference, performance (less power in the GSR, better handling), and price.
Exterior styling is beautiful from some angles with a jet fighter look for speed. I do wish these cars still had coupes if Mitsubishi wanted to add to their lineup....read morehide
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- Fast, great on the curves, a perfect mix of performance and convenience
- No so great on gas, but for the performance I happily make the tradeoff!
Purchased As New
I got the GSR in Wicked White with the Sun, Sight and Sound package that adds leather heated seats, a sunroof, HID lights, keyless entry and start, extra noise insulation and the 710Watt Rockford Fosgate system. It's just perfect. First, it's flexible because it has 4 doors and it seats people in the back comfortably. I can take my wife and kids safely and comfortably wherever I go. Then, the ride is very comfortable. The 710 Watt Rockford Fosgate with trunk mounted subwoofer sounds great! The performance is wonderful! In that sense it more than delivers. The AWD and active yaw control allow you to take corners at speeds not possible in other cars and gives you confidence in rain and other bad weather conditions. This car hauls and has more than enough power for any day to day situation.
As for the cons, perhaps I miss a little bit of road feel, but I'm coming from a Honda S2000, which was a fantastic vehicle and a manic drive, but which I traded in because the seats killed my back. The shifter action does not compare to the S2000 either. And while not as sexy as the S2000, from the side it does look like a shark or a fighter plane and has gotten it's fair share of compliments. Finally, the Evo is not great on gas, but that's the tradeoff for performance. Of course, it is faster than the S2000 and many other vehicles. It's a technologically superior car designed to help you be as fast and as safe as possible.
All in all This car is both fun and practical if you can afford it. Fully recommended....read morehide
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- Powerful, excellent handling, fun to drive
- lack of 6th gear makes ofr loud freeway travel
Purchased As New
The Evo is really an awesome car for the money. This is a driver's car pure and simple. For about $35k brand-new, this car will put to shame other sports sedans that cost much more. It's no wonder this car is a favorite in the import-tuning community. Drive this car around on a Saturday night and you're bound to find someone wanting to race you - simply because of it's reputation.
The GSR has a good set of standard features including: 6-speaker stereo, bluetooth, cruise-control, AC, front and side airbags, child-latch system, and auxiliary audio inputs (in the form of red and white RCA inputs). The interior won't impress anyone though - as its very plain and sparse. But of course, that is not the focus of the car.
The focus of the car is performance, and it does that very well. You could literally scare yourself with how fast this car is. 0-60 can happen in as fast as 5 seconds (faster if you can launch it well.) The crazy thing is that the handling is as good as the acceleration of the car. With active stability control, and active yaw control - the handling will pretty much keep you planted on the road while turning extremely hard. While there is a bit of throttle lag in first gear, the engine revs up very fast, and at 4k rpm the power is astonishing. The growl from the engine is raw and visceral. At any speed, you have the power to pull away from other cars in a second. The power is so useful and in any situation.
The EVO is not without its faults however. With only 5 gears on the GSR, traveling at 60-70mph can be taxing because of the loud engine. Also, the transmission of the GSR is "notchy" which is to say it isn't as smooth as perhaps a Honda. These are minor faults though. Any true driver will see the value of this affordable sports car for the masses....read morehide
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