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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M) 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
This is a very insane car. I am very pleased with the performance, and interior comfort. It has an amazing transmission and is a good drift car! It gets an A+ in my book.
The Momo racing wheel and Recaro seats.
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M) 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
This car is amazing. I love everything about it except for the spoiler blocking the rear view sometimes. It's got the perfect suspension setup (a little harsh for my friends) and it's very functional (large trunk, four doors, etc). It's a fantastic car and easily modifiable.
Power. Functional Capabilities.
Make it sleeker. Folding rear seats? Heated seats? Navigation.
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M) 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
I have owned NUMEROUS cars, a'96 BMW M3, a '94 Mazda RX7, a Mini Cooper S, a Volvo 850R, an Audi S4, all of which were extensively modified... This car is by far the most honed instrument that I have ever owned. The only car which was even close to as fun was the Mini. This car is a beast in every way, I am Currently running over 400 hp, have had numerous encounters with the drag strip, and 35,000 miles on the still strong stock clutch. I have had some auto-X and the brakes are still strong and have lots of life left. I ask a lot from my cars and this has been one of the best, most reliable, and wicked cars I have ever owned. It is not for every one, just a select few who put driving above all else.
I like how this car is ease to modify and abuse tolerant. It has great seats and gets decent gas mileage once modified, Getting a Dynoflash to the ECU helped me go from 18 to 22 mpg.
Improve the knobs that work on the climate control. Work out the tire eating tendencies. Give it better paint. Lean out the stock fuel settings. Provide better dealer service Give us the FQ-400.
All I can say is "Wow". I thought Mustangs, Corvettes, and other muscle cars were fun to drive but once I got a hold of my new Lancer EVO, I'll never own another muscle car again. Everything about the performance of this car is exciting whether you're turning a corner or flooring the gas. It almost feels like your driving a go-cart and can do anything you want with it. If you are someone who's into owning something fun to take out each day, the EVO is for you!
It needs to provide a better view of the gages. I have to adjust the steering fairly high just to see how fast I'm going.
I love the car. I've have had it for over a year now and have no complaints on it at all. The thrill of driving was back in my blood when I purchased the EVO 8. My hat's off to Mitsubishi for actually bringing the car to the states!
I love the Interior, the Recarro raing seats and matching back seats, add a touch of class. I also like he dash display like the tach in the middle and speedomiter on the left.
This car is everything a sane person could ask for. It can roll with the Camaros and Mustangs of the world, while you throw your family in the back seat. It has more than enough room in the trunk for whatever you need and the power to get you anywhere you need to go. Without a doubt, this is one of, if not the best car in its class.
My 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is a great vehicle. It has given me no problems. It runs great and drives even better. If you purchase this vehicle you know what you are in for, a great time - and that's what you want. It does not have a comfortable ride, but it is not meant to be. Overall, I can't wait to purchase my second EVO!
I drive 60 miles round trip to work every day, plus regular family trips and "fun" trips. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is great. With winter tires it is very sure footed for New England winters. With the OEM tires (now worn) the car corners like a dream. The car is just at 21,000 miles and so far I have no problems with it. All the other owners I speak to, confirm that they are exceptionally happy with their choice too. Do not buy the car expecting a high comfort ride, the seats are great but in the end this is a very, very firm rally car.
This car is plain fun to drive. Nothing I have driven, including the Subaru WRS STi, comes close. The seats are a dream. Mitsubishi did the right thing by using Recaro seats, they're snug and help overcome the very firm ride of the suspension.
The rear visability is manageable but not great. The big fin is optional, but the rear pillars are also very wide. The main difficulty is at road junctions which are not a perfect "T". The fuel tank is too small.
The 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is a great performer for the dollar. But what has been invested in the drivetrain appears to have been taken away from the interior design. The interior is spartan at best, but anything performance related has been well taken care of. The Momo steering wheel and Recaro bucket seats are in sharp contrast to the very cheap, easily scratched plastics that make up the interior trim. The drivetrain is wonderous, a lot of power is on tap, but the factory paint job suffers from orange peel, and the clear coat easily scratches. Focus on the performance and you'll be grinning. Attempt to take a relaxing cruise and you'll be gritting your teeth. The suspension is brutally stiff, and yet there is some body lean.
The turbo 2.0 liter motor, AWD, laser-precise steering, world class front seats, great aftermarket support, 4 doors with good head room, and reasonable trunk space.
Poor gas mileage even off turbo, harsh ride quality, weak stock clutch (I'm on #3 with 20,000 miles), spotty Mitsubishi build quality (incomplete undercoating, orange peel paint, rough idle when cold), questionable but expensive dealer maintenance, and cheap interior plastics.
iIve been dreaming about this car since the Lancer Evolution III came out. Finally I can actually own one legally! This car is just too good to be true. It is a real real real head turner. It provides unmatched performance and corners like it's glued to the road. Words cant explain how happy I am with this car. The ride is rough and its totally uncomfortable, but who cares? This is a true sports car!
The Turbo motor, Brembo breaks, Recaro seats, and sexy looks...
More power! better looking interior, and aim the HID headlight higher.
Absolutely love the car. Have no complaints about the car. Best handling car I have ever driven including the BMW M3, Lotus Esprit, Subaru WRX STi, Audi A4, Ford Mustang, etc... It is a pure joy to drive. The only down side is that it requires a lot of maintenance.
I am 19, I bought my EVO last November, and it was a rough start. I have put 13,000 miles on the car since I bought it, that's a lot, and after I got a some regular maintenance issues worked out, it runs like a dream, like I expected, and like I demand. It gets regular servicing, and it never argues. This car hasn't let me down yet. I went to the Sierra Nevadas during the last BAD winter, didn't even need chains w/the tires that I had. I would recommend this car to anyone, and anyone that badmouths this car, either doesn't know how to drive it, or is too stupid to appreciate all that it offers, space, speed, comfort.
Everything, the car has everything that I, myself need.
A six speed transmission available on all models, I commute in this car, and could use the extra gas mileage.
I bought this car and have had nothing but fun, I have gone through a clutch in 7,000 miles but that is my fault. Engine is top knotch and tons of potential. Handling is the cars best attribute, what comes close at its price? Maybe STi but the EVO out handles the STi.
Crisp handling, and awesome motor.
Internal pastic pieces. Make a more durable stock clutch.
Awesome sports car. The car you need when you want something sporty and haul kids..... and arse!!
The power and handling you'd only expect in a $50k + car that you'd fit 2 people in.
Service, service, service Mitsu built a great car but service can't back it, and anything that goes wrong is always driver error and they try to squeak out of covering under warranty!! And don't modify they hate that.
The 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is quite expensive, the engine is loud, the ride is harsh, and it has no cruise control, but who cares?!?! This car is about SPEED and Performance!!! The sound of the turbo is gonna take your breath away. This is one very fast car. It corners like it's on the rail. This is totally a sports car. If you don't want to sacrifice some comfort and equipment, this is not your car.
The engine. Recaro Seats. Brembo breaks. HID headlights.
more power is always welcome..
I've owned this car for over a year now. I must say I really like owning this car as it is my favorite. The suspension is stiff, the 5 speed is smooth and the turbo is a blast. I would only part with it for another newer Evo and I've owned quite a few cars like the vette, VR4, WS6, S2000, Eclipse GST and Z28 just to name a few.
Turbo, engine legacy, AWD, HID lights, Recaro seats, aggressive body work, very tight suspension, awesome steering, great aftermarket support.
Redesigned rear bodywork, availability of different Evo stages like in the UK, standard boost gauge from factory.
the most exciting car..
need better interior look
I have got to say that this is by FAR the best drive to work and anywhere else I drive to. I try to drive as much as possible to enjoy my car.If I could drive on highways I am in rally heaven. Throw in some gravel or debris and the quick handling is at its best. I think that no matter what other car claims to be what the Evo is I will personally still choose the Evo over ANY OTHER!!!
My favorite feature is the tight handling on this car. I am not afraid to take on sharp curves at a pretty good speed.
I supposed that at this time of ridiculous gas prices the only thing I would like to see improvements in the the gas milieage. My Tundra gets better mileage per gallon than my Evo, this however doesn't stop me from driving my Evo everyday.
I have had this car over a year now and it is a real blast to drive. It handles like a sport bike and stops better than one. It only requires a down shift and I'm in the turbo zone running down almost anything on the road. I love the looks on my friends faces when we take my favorite off ramp at 75mph. The steering is so precise that all it takes is small movements of the wheel to pilot or correct the course of this car.
The amazing steering response and incredible grip.
Weak Clucth, poor warranty service, stupid dealer service crews.(you would think they knew their own cars .. wrong)
This is for my 2003 Evo 8. The car is awesome but may lack some refinement in the persuit of performance. Quick steering response with bat out of hell acceleration. The 4wd system pulls you through the corners with ease! I love it.
The intercooler waiter spray and rear widshield wiper. Definetly a great feature for foggy weather and hot laps.
I think the airconditions knowbs could be better, fix its idling during hot weather, give interior a bit more style.
This car is very fun to drive and intimidating at the same time. The clutch isn't very well equipped for track use as it slips very easily under the grip of the ransmission and clutch plate. The fule economy is better than I expected, and is better the EPA shows it to be.
The styling of the car and the attention to detail of the building of the car are unique and very eye catching.
The clutch can be better as far as grip, the intake and turbo piping of the car can use some improvement.
Good as the Evo is. TIME TO DRIVE A REAL CAR.
TURBO, FIRM SUSPENSION, ALUMINIUM HOOD & SCOOP, large Brembo brakes, rotors lightweight 17-inch Enkei wheels and specially designed Yokohama Advan A046 tires, sized 235/45WR17. Water sprayer that automatically gives the intercooler a spritz during high operating temperatures.
BOOST GAGE, NOT RECTRICTION DUE TO EMISSIONS, & REMAP THE COMPUTER FOR MORE POWER.
This car is definately drivers car,fun to drive.Fast from a stop and in the twisties.I get HighREV on all the time.
my right Foot.
stock brakes needs adjust. refinement dash,interior back seats does'nt fold-down i believe.
The Evo is by far one of the funest cars to drive on the market. It's much more functional than a Z06 or a M3 as a daily driver (Due to 4 doors, plenty of space, and good gas mileage); however, the car will experience alot wear and tear. Average drivers find the clutch will not last more than 20000 miles. The warranty on the clutch is only 12000 miles. The car is not optimized for 91-92 octane gasoline. The owners manual suggests using 98. The tires will not last longer than 20000 miles. The Yokohamas provide excellent grip on dry surfaces, but not in the snow. The bottom line: this fast car with incredible tuning potential.
The AWD system is incredible. To get the full potential of the cars handling capabilities you have to be a madman, but it's a lot of fun to do.
the clutch needs to be improved. Mitsu needs to get out of the hole financially. Be careful, many mitsu dealers will not repair parts by claiming driver abuse.
THE EVO VIII IS THE BEST PERFORMANCE MACHINE FOR YOUR BUCK. NOT ONLY IS IT RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE BUT ALSO IS A SERIOUS CONTENDER IN ANY COMPETITION. NOT MEANT FOR DRAG RACING, BUT AN EXCELLENT ALL ROAD KILLER. NOW FOR THE BAD NEWS. THE CLUTCH IS CRAP. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR; ADJUST THE CLUTCH PEDAL AS SOON AS YOU GET IT. THE TIRES WILL WEAR OUT IF DRIVEN SOMEWHAT AGGRESSIVELY WITHIN 6-8K BUT STICK LIKE GLUE FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME, REPLACEMENT COST $820 SET NOT MOUNTED. OIL CHANGES COST $50. WITH PREVENTATIVE MAINTAINED IT IS A WONDERFUL SPEED DEMON.
FAVORITE FEATURE IS THE SNAPPY AND PRECISE STEERING. 2.1 TURNS STOP TO STOP IS AWESOME, BEWARE OF THE OVER CORRECTING POTENTIAL. ALSO THE THROTTLE RESPONSE IS LIKE SQUEEZING A TRIGGER.
NONE. KEEP IN MIND THIS IS NOT A DAILY DRIVER FOR ME. I USE IT FOR FUN ON THE WEEKEND AND TRACK DAYS.
i love it! performance and handling are phenomenal! gas mileage is pretty good. u can go from atlanta to muscle shoals alabama one one tank provided you drive the speed limit. at least most of the time anyway.
exterior design. standard options pretty much all you need to look good and ride well.
drivers door in the upper left hand side below the window needs a plate because when you take off your seat belt it hits the siding and leave a scar.
What can I say? I'm still speechless. This car takes my breath away everytime I wind it up. New buyers beware - you are getting yourself into alot of trouble - this is a Rally Racing, Gran Tursimo, too fast too furious beast hiding inside a 4-door 4-seater passenger car. The 30K price tag is nothing, be prepared to pay for all the speeding tickets you're gonna get. If you need comfy pleather seats for your candy @ss - this ain't for you. If you need cruise control, your left leg is weak, and your right foot is soft - this ain't for you. This car is a PERFECT 10 where it counts. If it was the JDM version, it would be an 11.
Turbo, AWD, FrontMount IC w/Water Spray, CF Wing, Brembo Brakes, Recaro Seats, MOMO Steering wheel, HID, Macpherson Struts.
Super AYC for USDM, 6-Speed for USDM, shouldn't even offer sunroof - that's just plain wrong.
Good performance, fun to drive but constant brake warping which dealer refuses to fix. Brakes warped at 6,000 then again at 8,000 miles.
Brake roters that are resistant to warping.
What can i say? This car is still the BEST! I have owned 3 previous versions, the EVO V, EVO VI, EVO VIII. (i,m a brit living here now) Still beats the crap out of most fast cars and handles superbly as always.
Handling. Absolutely superb and pedal lay out is just right for heel and toeing.
Anti-Yaw as on the European versions would be perfect.
This car is awesome!! So fast, quiet, awesome handling characteristics, very purpose built interior that can fit 5 easily and the car flys, I get 24mpg all around town and it beats up on vetts and stangs all the time!!
Speed, Looks, Gawkers,
Bigger gas tank, little softer ride
I recently bought an EVO and all I can say is this car is the real deal. I use my EVO as a daily driver so I've had the opportunity to get a feel for the car. The handling, steering, and control of this car is amazing. On wet or dry pavement, this thing handles like a dream. Snow is a different story since the car is stocked with hi- performance tires. The engine is so zippy. This car hauls like a bullet. After I bought this car, I read every article/review from every major car mag. Not one author gave a negative review and that says a lot about this car. Other than the WRX, there are no equals. Mitsubishi got it right with this thing.
Handling is amazing. Small engine but lots of power. Smart engineering - drain plug and filter for the oil are next to each. Limited production. Spending $25K for a car that outperform cars that cost $50-75K.
Upgrade the stereo system and remove the stock Mitsu stereo. A car like this should have a premium stereo. Add a 6th gear to improve gas mileage. Cruise control would be nice for long trips but my right foot gets plenty of exercise anyway!
Amazing performance car. Thats what it was built to do, and it does it damn well.
Handling and acceleration.
Turning radius could be improved.
overall i'm very impressed with the car at this point. the experiences i had with the dealership were worse, as i had a few discrepencies due to a poor pre-delivery inspection done(paint damage and chassis lift point damage). i have done a few modifications to the car, and each one has really brought the car to life even more. the factory boost actuator solenoid had a few issues...and was replaced with an aftermarket. great fun car to drive...and i will be keeping it for a while.
great turbo setup, strong transmission, great looks, great track performance
more readable guage cluster, better quality interior(poor paint), poor expterior paint quality
I have put over 196K miles on my '95 Eclipse GST (stock 4G63 engine and turbo). Now that I have a wife and 5 year old twins, I need something larger. My wife wanted my to get a Lexus IS300. I wanted a EVO. Once I got my wife to test drive the EVO, she was sold. Also, she doesn't mind the looks and comments she get from passer- byes. This is by far one the most fun cars I have driven. It is an absolute pleasure to drive... power, handling, brakes and exceptional feel. I will continue to use my '95 Eclipe to commute to work, and see how many miles it will go. The EVO will drug of choice for the weekends... putting a smile on face each time I drive it.
Steering, power, brakes, seats, styling
Cruise control (everyone likes to go on a road trip). More powerful stereo. Boost gauge (I have installed a Blitz combination boost gauge/turbo timer)
guys this cars it's just perfect.
MORE TORQUE AND MAYBE 300 HORSEPOWER
A true 4-dr sprts sedan for less than $30,000. Unbelievably fun to drive. If you thought a WRX was fun, wait until you drive this one. Cornering is phenomenal, no body roll and the steering gives you an 'in control' feel at all times. Acceleration is excellent, the car will push you back into your Recaro seat and hold you there as you wind up the speedometer. It's Gran Turismo come to life!
Handling, acceleration, Recaro seats, the feel of the shifter and of courese, the intercooler water sprayer!
Stock sound system is pretty lame, you'll have a hard time hearing your tunes over the engine and road noise at high speeds.
I had a 96 vette a few years ago, but had to sell it. I never thought that I would find a replacement for it, untill I bought my EVO. It is a fun car that handles great winding backroads, fats on straight freeways, and always entertaining to see a person's reaction when they see what the EVO can do.
tight suspension, aqnd responsive steering
Better stereo, better and more gauges on the panel
This is not a car for just anyone. You must appreciate performance over economy, and comfort. Very well built, known in the Rally World as one of the most reliable cars in racing. Just remember to calculate your insurance cost involved before your purchase, for it is VERY expensive. Overall I love the EVO and has been the best car I have owned to date. $ for $ you can't beat this car in handling, performance, and braking.
Responsiver Turbo, AWD, GREAT Recaro seats, slick 5 spd., excellent visability, Go Cart handling, and the sweetest steering of any car you will ever drive. Excellent lighting at night thanks to the HID's. LIMITED prduction keeps the car unique.
Guages could use Larger Numbers for easier visibility, would be nice if the manually adjustable headlights could go a notch higher for greater flexibility, boost guage would be nice, but not necessary, and is an option in the parts dept. at a cost of $400.
You have to drive this car to know how good it really is. The acceleration, brakes and handling are all outstanding. Put them together on an empty winding road and it is an unforgettable experience. All this in a car that is a practical daily commuter that is reliable and affordable. Try it and you'll never go back to "entry level luxury sports cars"
Precision Steering, explosive power, incredible brakes and front seats that fit you like a glove.
Very slightly more supple suspension, better sound system, special super high performance all season tires (it is a rally car), cruise control.
I picked a Rally Red. I test drove an STi just to feel the difference between two. Evo outran STi on all aspects. STi felt like a regular sedan vs Evo felt like a true Rally Race Car. Of course U.S. version STi is not the true WRC car because engine is too big (2.5 liters, WRC regulates the engine size to 2.0 liters such as Evo's engine).Well so far I have 1900 miles on my Evo and I enjoyed evry one of those miles with great fun. No m,atter where I pull I get guys or girls onmy car like bees on honey. I am never selling my Evo this is going to be one my toys as long as live.
Accelleration, Playing with almost any fast car on the road like a mouse, looks, rear spoiler,frnot end, rear end, sides, everyhting...
More power(330hp like the MR Version in England), bigger gas tank...
Awesome performance helps put all the other compromises in their proper place - far in the background! Magazine reviews said the interior was cheap looking, but I don't find anything wrong with it. I'll call it "spartan". The Evo web boards are rife with reports of bad clutches, fragile paint, and warped rotors - I've experienced none of that - in 140 miles of driving. The ride can be jittery on bad roads, but such is the price of performance suspensions. The OEM tires are dangerous in snow, so dedicated snow tires are a must.
- Very powerful engine - Performance-oriented handling - Grippy yet comfortable seats - 4 doors and a decent trunk
- Refined bolt-action shifter (solid, but harsh) - Boost gauge / Easier-to-read Speedo - Seamless steering wheel - Split rear seat - Bigger gas tank - Easier ignition key insertion - Stronger amateur motorsports support for owners (like Subaru's SCCA gift membership)
Had the Evo for one week and it is wonderful. The wife hates it she says the seats are uncomfortable, steering is to sensitive, ride is to rough, styling is to over the top, and it is to fast. This is a drivers car, not a pretender if you are looking to be pampered look elsewhere. If you are looking for no holds bared preformance your car is ready and you don't have to fight your wife for the keys.
Offer cruise control. It could save you a few tickets. Also needs a little more adjustability and pading on the recaro seats.
i love this car, its fast, reliable, handles wonderfully. go drive one and see for yourself.
This Car is Awesome
My car has 6K miles. This is an aggressive car for aggressive people. It needs constant attention while driving, do not look down or sneeze you'll change lanes. It's very fast and handling is an extension of your body. It's firm but lively and tolerable. It's by the best sports car I've ever driven.
How easy it is to mod. 2 thousand bucks and you'll have one of the fastest cars on the road putting down well over 300 horses at the wheels!!!!!!!
Re-flash, 3" exhaust, better rotors and pads, rear strut brace, second set of all season rims & tires. All guages. All brake lines and clutch lines should be steel braided.
Very fun to drive. Quick steering, great handling, great brakes, and nice acceleration. No other car gives a better overall performance package for the money.
Recaro seats, Brembo brakes, Momo steering wheel, carbon fiber functional wing, sticky Advan tires
Don't buy this car if you want luxury. Do buy this car for any other reason! It's quick, comfortable and practical. Has great interior room and my 85 year-old mother wants the front seats in her living room for her back. Has a few dash rattles and the ventilation and heater controls are definitely dime-store, but you aren't buying it for your Aunt Gertrude. If you don't know what you're getting, buy a T** or H** - you'd never understand. Wonderful in snow with the right tires.
Second gear with the revs over 3500 - awesome!
Improve the underdash assembly quality, and provide cards to hand out explaining what it is - you'll get the questions.
Watch out 911 C4S, Evo8 is right behind you. Big brakes, limited slip, advanced all wheel drive and 60K left over.
handling, brakes and power
I have only had the car for about 3 weeks, but the car just amazes me every time I drive it. The EVO is honestly the best handling car I have driven (and I test drove all in the class), not the most comfortable though, but I didnt buy it for that. Serious acceleration at nearly any RPM, eyeball popping brakes (truly world class) and good looks. My only concern is that the ultra stiff suspension and chassis will eventually lead to the creaks and rattles that I hate. But until then happy boosting.
Recaros, Brembos, Turbo, you know the stuff that makes driving to work fun!
A six speed to bring down the revs for highway cruising, cruise control.I almost forgot, Better brakes...just kidding.
i am a very satisfied owner of an evo 8. I have personaly ran 13.4 1/4 miles @101.8 with 1.8 60fts with little practice. It is truley the best new bang for your buck buys. The crazy thing is this thing is better in the twisties then anything. I have also driven STI's and it dosent compare
271 hp, awd,body stiffness,agressive styleing
turbo gauge, diffrent dash then regular lancer, active center diff
Daily driven, 40+ mins 1 way to work, no comfort qualms, rest of you race feeling haters want waterbed racing seats? Problem: people who shouldnt buy an Evo, buy one and dont understand it, there's no doubt this car is not for everyone. Want fast doesnt mean want race car. Its a race car, no doubts and race bred cars shouldnt hold ur a$$ in plush comfort. Want fast luxury? Supercharge ur moms car (regardless of her age). There is a reason why countless magazines say the Evo out performs m3's, highend mustangs, s4's, etc ... and a reason why forbes and netscape seperately named evo among 1 of 10 best sports cars of ALL TIME.
ROUGH feeling ride, lets me know im in tune w/ whats going on on the tarmac. Parents hate it, ... all the more reason for me to love it.
AYC, ACD. Only other improvement is needed within Mitsubishi and their treatment of Evo owners. Yes I love Evo, Yes I hate Mitsu.
its a nascar in an import shell
turbo timer and a TCS control
this car is so damn smooth it just bring tears to my eyes
the whole car
It's still too soon to tell but I have every confidence in this car and the dealer.
Performance, Handling & Seats
My previous car was a 1999 BMW M3 which had a balance comfort and performance. The EVO on the other hand is all about performance! If you're seeking for a performance car and is willing to give up some comfort and give up creature comfort amenities the EVO is it! People complain about gas mileage... well, it's right on the window sticker so you know what you're getting into. It's not a Honda Civic economy car, it's a sports car so don't expect great gas mileage! I average about 18MPH combined with my semi-sport driving.
My wife hates the rear spoiler but I love it! Turbo! HID Headlights! Nice intercooler too.
Bring on the AYC, ACD, and Titanium Turbo. I think pumping it up to 340HP. PLEASE IMPROVE ON THE TURNING RADIUS!! My wife's VOLVO XC90 SUV can enter and leave parking spot with more ease! Have seat height about 2 inch higher. Engine heat comes in cabin too easily!
The guys at Mitsubishi really did their homework when they re-engineered the Lancer into an Evo. It also doesnt hurt that theyve made & raced 7 prior versions of the car before designing the Evo8. Unlike the cars that I used to modify in my street racing years, the Evo8 is well balanced blend of incredible performance and effortless handling. The cars handling is so quick and responsive, it often feels as though all I need to do is think about making a lane change and the Evo8 does the rest by itself.
Incredibly responsive handling. The engine pulls at any RPM. Its a very streetable racecar.
6-speed transmission. Add detents to the shift gates for more positive shift pattern feedback.
The Evo is definately one of those cars that separate the population into 2 groups: those that know what it is, and those that don't. If you're expecting a luxury ride, look elsewhere. If you know the history, the Evo 8 is everything you'd expect; quick, well mannered, very agile, and fun to drive.My Evo is now my daily driver for my 40 mile trek to work every day. The comfort level is above average, considering what the car is. The Evo is a very quick car, and will shock most v8 fans on the road. It puts a smile on my face every minute I'm driving it. The feeling of rounding a '35' mph bend at 70+ is daily justification of why I bought the car.
Everyone mentions the acceleration of the Evo, but I consider it to be a secondary feature compared to the agility and handling of the car.
I would like a 6 speed transmission, and better pulling power above 5k rpm (twin turbo anyone?!?)
The 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Select a style 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)is the greatist car that you will ever drive.
Two thumbs up for Mitsubishi. It's about time they took seriously about what the word LANCER really means. So far, no one including the WRX STi can beat this EVO in a rally off-road course.
Boy racer looks, turbocharged engine, aggressive gear box, unique carbon fiber rear spoiler.
this is the best car in the world. man when i first got the car my eyes lit up because it was a suprise for me. it has always been my dream car. once you get it you cant stop driving it.
quick car, turbo charged, interior excellant, body shape two thumbs up, everything about it is great
none except the price should go down a little.
I'm 21 and this is my first bought car, having no idea what to expect, since I had no test drives. I have made the perfect choice. It is so powerful and so responsive, both steering and throttle, that it listens to every millimeter of movement that I do. This car takes turns at high speeds so easily that it begs you for more. And just if I ever think about getting used to the power, there is a huge potential under the hood that can be tapped for outrageous power gains. I love how the car seats 4 other friends to enjoy the ride with you--of course, I'm not going through a midlife crisis, so I need the practicality it has.
Razor sharp steering, the hissing of the 19psi turbo, AWD, Brembo brakes, Enkei wheels, Momo steering wheel, Recaro seats, stability at 100mph+ speeds, sticky Yokohama tires, it goes on forever!
Putting a clearcoat on the paint of the red Evos and upgrading the clutch for a more powerful one. Dealer service in my area isn't too nice.
This is the best car I have ever driven. It has supurb handeling and engine performance is increddible. The brakes stop the car so fast and controlable it just makes you want to jump on a race track. The car is worth every penny.
Performance. Handeling. Feel of car.
Change tail lights.
it handled very well speed was excellent it is the most perfect car ive ever owned
Just bought an EVO on 10-04-03. This finally came about after 3 months of looking for some kind of toy. I drove them all. When I finally test drove one all I can say is that you cant get this kind of automotive fun from any other manufacture especially when you have to pay for it. Not to say that its cheep, but bang for buck is so good you wont be disappointed. Ferraris are fun so are Lotus paying for then isnt. They still lack compared to the EVO
The snappy steering, Great acceleration even during the run in period. And the look you get from EVERYONE! Even the Porsche owners who know by the way that you can spank them.
So far nothing to report.
awesome car very fast 0-60 in less than 5 seconds souped up great sound system not very exspensive
soupe up more
interior design is quite cheap but if you are looking for a luxury car, this is not the one. If you are looking for a car that is fun and fast, this is the one.
great handling, the sound of air being sucked in, the rear view is great too
although they have made an improvement on the turbo to make it smoother, I enjoy a more rare turbo which gives you the sudden burst of power
I do not own an Evo but i sell them, and let me tell you this vehicle will beat any vehicle out now dollar to dollar, and in the fun and excitement dept. For 30K you get 0-60 in 4.8 seconds, .91 G on a 200 foot skid pad, stand alone looks, Brembo brakes, An All-Wheel drive system rivald only by Audis' Quattro. And to top it off exclusivity.
Adjustible headlights, AWD,
The car is an excellent toy. Heads are constantly turning, fingers are pointing and people recognize the car. It out accelerates almost anything, including motorcycles. The cornering and handling are superb. The seats take getting used to and are uncomfortable in a long trip. The car has not found a need to pass too many gas stations though.
The looks and the performance. Simply unmatched.
The interior is relatively basic. A turbo boost gauge and a turbo timer would be nice additions.
this car is fast period. if you like brutaly fast cars this is it. razor sharp handleing, intense power, its adrenaline on 4 wheels.
torque, steering, agressive looks.
leather interior, better sound system.
Make no mistake, I love this car. However It's not a car for those who have long commutes or who don't like attention. You WILL get alot of people "revving up" on you to see how fast the car is, and yes the car is fast. The seats are comfortable at first, but after 3 hours it gets to be a little sore. Steering is very quick to respond, you sneeze and the car moves. The stiff suspension makes the car very agile.
the cars agileness, intercooler mister, and the seats
6 speed transmission, more low end torque, cruise control, and give us the ACD (Active Center Differential) & AYC (Active Yaw Control)
It's Great! I love it! I can beet all the epecive cars in my area.
Six speed from Japan.
by far one of the best cars that i have ever driven, and im from san diego where imports are a dime of dozen. it is fast, fun to drive, and has a unique body style that separates it from the rest.
blowing by other vehicles on the road with 4 other people inside the car
couldve came with recaro seat harnesses and a shorter antenna.
Awsome car, no doubt about it. My all time favorite.
Twin Scroll Turbo, Inter-Cooler.
Not a thing, this car is excellent.
A fun car to have! I use it as a daily car and have no problems with it. No heating problems which you usually get with Turbos specially in summer. You can drive it as a normal car an when you need the power, you just give it a little throttle and just watch the power kick in.
Amazing handling, cornering, braking and performance
i say this is , not one of , but the best sports sedan i've ever driven. its soooo fast and poweful for a 4 cycle...Iv'e been modding it for a little while now and the perfomance gain are great even with the slightest mods
the turbo and seats
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I have a red lancer evolutoin 8 and it is the best car i have ever driven and the funnest. It handles like any other car out there. and the speed it has for a four cylinder is just awesome. I love this car it is great.
maybe more torque and less turbo lagg
it is a very nice car that everyone in the world should drive. also it comes with very nice features like the racing seats.
Great car with excellent performance
Active Center Differentials and Active Yaw Control.
this car is cool.
Great vehicle. I was originally considering the STI, but the mark-up was unreasonable. I'm glad I got the Evo instead because it handles better and the price fits the car.
better stereo system and generally more interior equipment
This car is what a car is all about. Speed, handling and comfort in most peoples eyes. It may be a little slower than an STi, but there are mods out there to make this baby compete even though there really isn't much of a difference. It is almost impossible to lose grip on the road, only made it squeek once on a turn in 3200 miles.
The Recaro seats
Add a blowoff valve and a boost gauge would be nice.
love the car smooth as silk ride
my hks blow off valve ,subwoofer,amps and my short throw shifter
improve the drag
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is the best car in the world, it can beat any car!!
this car is amazzing.i just got nos put in it and let me tell i can take it put up beside a nsx and blow its doors off
i love the cd player and the sound system
lil bit more leg room other than that the car is a dream
What can i say to me the evo is the best of all the four door sport sedans.The power is remarkable and the handling is great u just feel comfortable once you get in and start driving its amazing
The turbo and the intercooler spray
They need to fix that 3rd gear shift to 60mph it wastes valuable time and the radio system could be better maybe if it was bose
this is the sweetest car ever. i wish i could get another because i love it.
it is the best car on the market right now
all the aftermarket stuff that comes from the factory and the turbo
better stereo and no lettering on it
What more could ask for other than the JDM power levels. A simple reflash will fix that too! The STI is a great car...but!, does not even come close to the toughness of the 4g63 engine. The car handles astoundingly! The STI really does not compare in that department. Who cares about 1/4 mile times...how often do you drag a 1/4 on the street from stop light to stop light.....never! The 0-60 time is where it is at(more of a real world time)and with the evo the time is awesome, 1 shift and you're there. Whereas the sub-a-who needs 2 to get there....what a marketing tactic the 6 speed was. The DCCD is not needed...by any means!
JDM ECU!!! more power is always a plus!
I love this car it has perfect handeling and good speed
My favorite feture would be the 17 inch wheels on it
None at all
Everything said about this car is true - fun to drive, very fast, incredible handling and braking, sinsister looks, Seems to be built very well, and can carry 4 people comfortably. Great sound system comes stock. I drove both STI and this car, by far this was a better overall car for my needs and likes.
Goes zoom-zoom. Recaros are first rate, shortest throw shifter I've experienced, goes like h-ll (remember the GLH's anybody?)
Could really use a Cruise control. Foot fatigue on long trips not as bad as it should be, probably due to the support from the seats.
best car i have ever bought im glad i have saved my money
This car is the best overall performance car under $50000. Other cars may be able to beat it in a straight line, but throw in some curves and GOODBYE! I considered the Subaru WRX STI due to similiar performance, but the "Corolla with an air scoop" uncool styling turned me away. The Evo is a true production race car. I owned a Mustang GT years ago that was fast in a straight line, but that is all the former pony cars brought to the table. The Evo brings the whole performance driving package (acceleration, braking, cornering, and ALL-WHEEL DRIVE!)
Check out the Motor Trend comparo versus other much more expensive exotics...enough said.
More power!?!?! (I'm ever greedy)
This car is Fast!.. I love it.
The Turbo, AWD Drivetrane, The Looks
It was a little Pricey
comparing with the STI, this car is lack couple of HP. But the mechanics of it turned the whole situation up-side- down.
I love my Evo. For the performance vs. cost ratio there is no other car like the Evo except the STi, which is a few thousand more. Everything you have read about this car is true. It's true that all of the cost of the vehicle is spent on performance and not luxury, but then ask yourself why you buying a sports car in the first place? Get one and you won't be disappointed.
Recaro Seats, great shifter, Momo wheel, steering feedback, AWD, HID headlights, massive brakes, gobs of power at any speed, all with a usuable backseat & trunk.
Cheap sun visor, hard to read gauges, don't even bother putting in the factory stereo.
Fast, sleek, unique, fun! This car is thoroughly impressive. It demands respect and firmly reminds all those millions of Mustang GT's out how old and heavy they are today. Better get an SVT Cobra if you want a chance ;) STI is nice but its an upgraded WRX. An EVO, well is an EVO. Its that simple.
This car flaunts it but unlike other cars it also has it. Its sexy. Little bark, LOTS of bite.
THE BEST CAR EVER!!
Having owned many sports cars (3rd gen RX-7, Audi quattro TT, BMW etc...) I have experienced many European and Japanese cars. However, I have never ever seen anything like this in stock factory form. Excellent balance which backs up the ultra-performance. Fun to drive, Hauls four adults and enough cargo. Do you think you can get a better all year around, 4seater, all terrain, GT car for little over 31K? I have driven the STI. It is faster but it is not as razor balanced as the EVO. Whats the point of going fast if you can't control it?
performance, looks(5 times better in person), 4 wheel drive, Recarro seats, space.
better interior materials would accomplish the perfect car.
Very Fun, very fast, handles great. A few mods and it buries STI's. Also cheaper than STI. Seats are wonderful, shifter first rate, outstanding brakes. Embarrases many high dollar cars, and is very quiet except for the tires.
Handling, seats, shifter
factory cruise control, JDM ecu and fuel mapping, factory boost gauge.
This car is built for speed. For those who are looking for a luxury or a travel car get something else. The ride is a smooth and fast on a smooth road.
Recaro seats, momo steering wheel and 271 horsepower with Turbo. Tight shifter.
Needs cruise control.
Wonderful all-around car. So fun to drive, you'll find yourself making up excuses just to drive it! Awesome explosive power and design, will make on-viewers head's spin!
Love the in-dash cd-player, and all the nice features the car has to offer. Just can't get enough of seeing current porshe and BMW owner's faces when I quickly pass them in their $70,000 Sports Cars.
Needs a bigger gas tank, seems a bit crowded due to the design of the dash board.
unbelievable balancr of power and handling
power and handling
this car, despite the reviews, is the best car ive ever driven. it crushes a WRX, and performs the same as a WRX STi with about 100 dollars in mods, and costs about 2000 dollars less than the STi. proven engine, awesome suspension for those tight turns, and the looks of a 200,000 dollar sports car.
handling, accelleration, overall performance.
MORE POWER BABY!!! less weight too, cost too
I got in hoping to be astounded, but was left with a feeling of "huh?." Handles mildly well (Considering my profession I have high standards) but should have been better considering hte stiffness of the chassis and suspension, and acceleration left MUCH to be desired. Overall Im happy I bought it as my daily beater, but wish I would have waited for the STI. Matthew10244@hotmail.com if you need to contact me
Tone down the front fascia, lose the wing, larger turbocharger so you dont have to have 19 PSI running through the engine to get any power, make less "boy racer"-esque, quit with the dealer markup.
When I purchased my EVO it was a great day! But soon problems followed. I have had it in the shop 6 times and i know of other who have. I got the opportunity to drive the STi.. Much faster, better handling with its adjustable Differentials, BETTER QUALITY! If you don't like replacing head gaskets don't buy EVO!
Engine power/Head gasket problem need fixed in next years model!
The best car under $35,000.00!! I am very enjoy the ride. Just LOVE it.
4 wheel drive & turbo
2 doors, 2 seats coupe + more power
this car is great. it has the best performance of any car i have ever driven.
Excitement, excitement, excitement. This car is a blast. I have owned it for about a month, and have had a blast. From a 50' Drift in an empty parking lot to the drag strip. I cannot wait for the upcoming Lapping day and driving schools to get the car on the tarmac and put it through the paces. I am sure I will not be let down.
Responsive handling and plenty of power.
Active Yaw Control, 6 speen transmission, and active center diff.
Having previously owned numerous fun cars including '97 M3, 2000 M Coupe and 2001 330i I can honestly say that this is the best car any serious driver can buy in America. Even if it was a 2 passenger car I would have bought it. The fact that it can take 4 tall adults in total comfort (at least in terms of interior space) is just a plus. I passed up Boxter S, 911, new M3 and even Ferrari products in favor of the Evo. Just be aware that cars that can change direction with such awesome ability as this tend not to have Jaguar levels of ride comfort. It's very, very stiff. But hey - there's nothing on sale that can hang with it on most roads.
Acceleration, braking, handling, seats, steering, steering wheel, those wheels, the huge Brembo calipers, the big carbon fibre wing, the turbo whistle. And the intercooler spray button is pretty damn cool too. Did I mention the warp speed acceleration?!
Well, after thinking about this question for several minutes, I still can't think of an answer. With all that headroom a height ajustable seat might be nice - but I should say that the driving position seems close to perfection right now so I'm not sure how valid that point really is.
this car with a good pair of bridgestone tires could grip any road on this earth and is a lot of fun to drive but its fuel ecconomy is pathetic and the horsepower leaves much to be wanted. but most of all is hard to change without breaking street road laws. its a great causual car just not my sabaru.
hard suspension easy to handle gearbox equip racing seats
civil model interior should be more comforting I feel like I'm in a box.
this car is so fast, now the Subie WRX owners have something to ph34R. think about it. a stock evo8 to a stock WRX. the wrx is gona get a spanking. with the new STi coming out for the WRX, the baseline model of the evo8 will have something to worry about but just wait til RalliART pulls something out of their magical hats. vettes, wrx's, even supra's; be afraid, very afraid.
awd, turbo. got milk?
the front mount intercooler is very nice, the only thing i dont like about it is the front bumper, its set up nicely but the curves need some work... who knows with all the previous 7 JDM evo's, there will be lots of fun out here for the american tuners :)
The best car on the road.
the seats the engine it's dashboard layout. 6- speed shifter everything
I've owned a several nice cars - M3s, RX7s, 911s - and this is the best all around car I've ever owned. Nothing stock handles as sharp as the Evo, power is abundant, and its very easy to drive very fast.
Truly incredible handling.
A 6 speed would help when driving over 140mph.
Very fast and responsive. Great brake feel. Steering feels like other supercars such as ferrari 348. For it's price you can't beat it's performance.
Brembos, Recaro, Momo steering wheel, Twin Scroll turbo, Forged suspention, Front mount intercooler, and very stiff sport suspention.
Needs active center differential, boost guage, Titanium turbo, larger seat boaster for legs, and front Limited slip differential.
The Lancer Evo is the best performance car under 40000. It currently has no equal in handling or total performance. I have 700 miles on my car and no complaints.
Performance and fun to drive
Interior could be better. 6 speed manual would be nice.
its flawless if you are a perfomance nut. i dont see anything wrong with the car. let me know if you find something significant. the fact that mitsu is experienced with rally bred cars helps. it just as good as the cobra svt but costs less. [cobra has a bit better accelaration but not handling]
power, handling, aggressive front fascia, reliability, brakes, acceleration.
If you want the handling of a go-cart, acceleration that smokes a new Mustang GT, and looks that make you king of the import tuner crowd, here ya go. Rides very stiff, handles and brakes as well as a Z06, yet still carries 4 people with room to spare, and has tons of trunk space.
271hp turbo 2.0L motor, all wheel drive, Recaro seats, Brembo brakes, and big front mount intercooler...
More power? Limited slip front differential, 6 speed.
This is the best four door sports car under 50000 period! Yeah it has economy interior pieces, but for under 30grand the performance is all there. I was skeptical at first cause it is detuned from the JDM version, but one drive is all you need to be hooked. The grip is insane 97G's on stock tires, 13.4 1/4 miles, lay off the gas and you can still get 23mpg around town! Mitsubishi's best car is now in america! Why didn't they sell this car sooner?!?
Handling, Power, Grip, Seats, Driver enjoyment! Everything
A ralliart version with even more power!
From the day I got it people stop me on the road and want me not to race them. I put new intake, blow off, turbo timer & turbo Boost with gages it was fast when I got it 12.8 stock going back next week with work done on it.
None stock is fine.
I had the evo VI, with more or less the same engine specs, however it I had tuned it slightly to about 340hp. How is it possible for the editor to rate this engine as underpowered? acceleration from any point onwards is exhilirating, you could do circles around M3's with this car, destroy corvettes, I mean... its mind boggling to refer to this engine as underpowered. Has the car actually been driven by the editor? I assume not... what can I say... The car has much better acceleration from any point than a wrx 280hp. Its a super car...
4x4, turbo (obviously), suspension, brembo...
The styling on the evo 8 is strane, just like the evo 7.