by John I. on Nov 19, 2006 Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
The Lancer Evo RS is a practical four-door sedan. It is not a boring four-door sedan. I wasn't expecting boredom, but I am continually amazed at how much fun the RS is to drive. If I pick the right gear, response is great. Its handling is beyond belief, especially on wet roads. I replaced the Yoko Advans with Eagle F1 GS-D3's at 22,000 miles. Turn-in isn't quite as sharp, but the Evo is now a little less frantic and somewhat more relaxed, with outstanding handling. The RS did not have a radio. I installed an Alpine CD player and rear speakers only. I've owned a series of MR 2's, a 1LE Z28 and an LT4 Corvette. They were all great cars, but the Evo is a step above.
by Eric on Oct 20, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
I have become addicted to this car. This is the actual "Driving Machine". It is a true pleasure to drive. This car has great straight line acceleration and exceptional cornering abilities on wet or dry pavement. It is a true all season vehicle.
by roys44 on Nov 12, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
This is a demanding car to drive well.
It's a blast to drive in light to
medium traffic. Not much fun to drive
in heavy traffic. The seats are
functional but could use a little more
padding. Speedo and Tach only partially
visible through steering wheel. Noisier
than it has to be inside. The ride is
pretty stiff. Steering is very quick
with a little bump steer and kind of
twitchy at higher speeds. Gears are
spaced well and shift smooth. If you
drove a lot of freeway a 6th gear would
help. This is a performance car that
doesn't make compromises.
Leather seating is now an option as is an upgraded 315-watt Infinity sound system. A new, decontented RS model has been added this year for those who want maximum performance and nothing else. The Evo RS deletes ABS, air conditioning, the rear spoiler and power features such as locks and windows. Additionally, the RS boasts a helical limited-slip differential, added structural reinforcement in the trunk and less sound-deadening material.