Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Evo IX (2005 - 2008) Comfort

Review by Ben Wall on
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2014
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Mitsubishi actually carried out fewer changes in progressing to the Evo IX than when evolving from Evo VIII to Evo VIII MR, however this will be the final development of thieve IX. The visible changes consist of subtle alterations with new front intercooler ducts, a rear under-bumper diffuser, new lights front and rear and a change of wheel design.

2 out of 5

Comfort

It will seat five adults at a push but passengers will quickly find the experience verging on the unpleasant. It has been made slightly more refined in terms of sound proofing but even when driven gently the ride, although slightly improved, is very firm and jars on all but the smoothest surfaces. The driver won't notice any of this being too absorbed in the driving experience.

3 out of 5

Practicality

We can't think of many cars with this level of performance and a boot this big, so for a performance car it's very good. The boot capacity has actually increased due to the deletion of the space saver wheel in favour of a tyre inflation kit, although it was actually done to save more weight.

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Behind the wheel

As before there's a great Momo sports steering wheel and Recaro seats, giving the driver a first class interface with the car. There are now alloy pedals to dance upon too. The rest of the interior is best described as functional with a cheap looking finish and bland design, although you probably won't notice until you get to the first traffic jam. The view out is good and clear in all directions, but there's a huge spoiler splitting the image in your rear view mirror.