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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 271 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

  • A fully equipped race car for under $30,000. If driving means more to you than anything else in the world, you'd be crazy not to consider the Evo.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Nearly perfect suspension tuning, loads of turbocharged power, direct steering, available stripper model makes it even more affordable.

  • Cons

    Economy car interior, unforgiving highway ride.

  • What's New for 2004

    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.

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Customer Reviews

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3 of 7 people found this review helpful

Gone in 4.4 seconds

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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.




Amazing

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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.




Performance #1 priority

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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.




My evo thoughts

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

Love the nimble quality of the ride. Very responsive it can take off regular and jet out ahead of a torquey automatic. People do not think this car is fast so it is a sleeper. You will get respect when you shift gears. The best thing about it is the low eng torque that is very uncommon in a 4 banger of 2.0 liters. You hit 273lbs @ 3500 so you can shift at that comfortably. Avg 19 mpg is decent for the performance you get. Can stay in 5th gear on the freeway, no need to shift, really! Limited availability can cause problems. Motortrend articles are informative. Keyword:EVO




Evo 8 the best car

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

if you wanna little taste of what its like to drive a JDM car this is it. it is one of the nicest cars ever. the speed, handling, hell everything about the car is awesome.




I should've waited

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

I bought my EVO last year March and now I'm thinking I should've waited for a while...because I paid $40,000 back in March but now Dealer Mark Up price is gone and you can purchase one for $32,000...I know I couldn't resist it back then but now I think I should've waited.



Full 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review

What's New for 2004

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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