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Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Evo VIII 2.0 GSR 4d (2005/05)

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Evo VIII 2.0 GSR 4d (2005/05) - Owner Review

A real drivers car, although the steering lock is very poor, would be better if you could turn the traction control off, grips road so well it seems to re-write physics.
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Evo VIII (03-05)

Value

3 out of 5

4 doors, 5 seats, large boot = good valve, unfortunately add depreciation, fuel costs, insurance, parts = not good value.

Costs

1 out of 5

This car is extremely quick at emptying your bank account, (front brake pads £400 + vat an fitting) Clutch an flywheel £1500-1600.

Driving

5 out of 5

A real drivers car, although the steering lock is very poor, would be better if you could turn the traction control off, grips road so well it seems to re-write physics.

Performance

5 out of 5

Very quick, quicker than the Impreza, but you pay the price at the pumps (4mpg when you drive it hard) although you soon get used to the power.

Reliability

5 out of 5

I've done 20,000 miles so far, (company car) not let me down once.

Image

5 out of 5

Everybody seems to worship the Evo, rest assured you will get noticed, not always a good thing.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Not that uncomfortable, given the performance, but very hard ride, feels like the car has no suspension.

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Security

4 out of 5

The Evo has a good alarm as standard, (providing its a UK model), but best to fit a tracker as well.

Service

5 out of 5

Tony at Brighton Mitsubishi, is probably the most helpful and enthusiastic person I've ever dealt with regarding the Evo.

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Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes