Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Evo VIII (2003 - 2005) Safety & Reliability

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 04 Feb 2014
In the continuing war of the Japanese rally-styled road cars the Evo beats Subaru's Impreza in looks and individuality. Performance-wise they're evenly matched but most people seem to fall into one camp or the other (if they can live with the leery looks at all).

3.5 out of 5



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You get a couple of airbags - the driver gets the best airbaged wheel currently available - and the rest is left to fantastic roadholding and brakes. Security measures seem to be adequate.

4 out of 5


They seem to last better than you would expect of a highly tuned, turbocharged, heavily modified saloon car but this is a complex machine and it has the ability to subject itself to some serious physical abuse.

Car check problem points


No problems reported.


Beware of bodged aftermarket tuning.


Wheels and suspension out of alignment.