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Incredible performance under $30k
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By jwahl
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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan VIII 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

The Evolution competes with vehicles twice its price w/ regard to performance. Specifically, the car's steering feel is unmatched; the vehicle responds immediately to every steering input. Also, grip with the stock Advan tires is exceptional.


Best Features

Suspension and motor.


Worst Features

The Evolution has an unmistakable econobox (ie standard Lancer) interior feel. Plastics are hard and scratch easily, and the standard stereo is essentially worthless. The car would also benefit from a 6-speed transmission to improve fuel economy.


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The best car period!!!
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By Kevin Shi
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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan VIII 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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The EVO VIII handles like a champ, the steering wheel is super responsive, the acceleration from 0-60 is extremely quick. Nice Recaro seats, momo steering wheel. I like the simple interior. Super fun to drive in city, although highway ride is a little rough and noisy, that's the only draw back. After market mods suggested: turbo timer, boost control, cold air intake, turbo back exhaust, HKS intercooler, blowoff valve, racing clutch (optional). The AWD system is amazing in this car. Makes drifting effortless.


Best Features

AWD, acceleration, able to tackle any terrain and twisty road. Functional hood scoop, and functional front bumper. The body lines on the car.


Worst Features

Quieter interior cabin for highway.


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Gone in 4.4 Seconds
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By John I.
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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan RS 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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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.


Best Features

The EVO RS is an excellent buy. I like the response and superb handling. The Evo RS is the perfect car for me.


Worst Features

Add another 50 horsepower and ABS to the RS. Mitsubishi, continue to offer an RS for hardcore performance nuts and I'll be back for an EVO X RS.


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Fun to drive and great deal
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By Brandon
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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan VIII 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is great car in all aspects. It's a quick car with a great suspension. It's a great car for the track. It's lots of fun to drive on the highway, canyon, or the track. It is not the greatest every day car and the exterior looks make everyone think your on your way to see the next "Fast and Furious" movie. The interior is basic and simple, but great for the track. Its suspension does a great job in the canyons and tracks, but provides a VERY bumpy ride on anything but smooth and new road. Its steering is quick, which is great for salom or the track but on the highway can get you into some trouble. If you're not paying attention, you can end up in the next lane. Its acceleration is very quick and you hit top speed of 149 in less than a minute, at the track of course.


Best Features

Its suspension is excellent and turns in corners like very few cars in this price range. Its acceleration is quck and the top speed of 149 comes up very quickly. The seats hold you in on any turn. The transmission is great and the brakes never give up. Its great knowing that you paid $28,000 for a car that can run with Porsches.


Worst Features

Its ride is very bumpy on anything BUT new asphalt. The spoiler blocks rear view and lightbar on cop cars. The spoiler looks to juvenile, even for me and I'm onlt 18 years old. It is not the best car for long trips, but it is the perfect car if you like spending lots of time at the track or in the canyons.


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Amazing
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By Eric
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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan RS 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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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.


Best Features

The feeling of the turbo kicking in and the grip this car has around curves.


Worst Features

None.


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