Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Evo IX (2005 - 2008) Safety & Reliability

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.

3.5 out of 5

Safety

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It has four airbags and a category one alarm system. You could also argue that it offers exceptional levels of grip and braking and its levels of acceleration will get you safely past slower traffic with the minimum of time on the dangerous side of the road. But you'll also feel compelled to drive it to its limits and every thief in your area would love to get his hands on it...

Security deterrents include and alarm and immobiliser, Mighty Dot (which sprays microscopic unique identification specs all over the car making even individual parts identifiable) and the option of a Tracker electronic tracking device.

4 out of 5

Reliability

Despite the fact that the engine is more powerful for its size than any other production car we can think of, Mitsubishi are confident enough to give it a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty. We've heard very few problems reported, and any that are tend to be minor and nothing to do with the engine or drivetrain.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported.

Engine/Gearbox

Check for any poor quality aftermarket modifications.

Other

No problems reported.