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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution - Consumer Reviews

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What a car!
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By Ozzman
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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS model is for those strong enough to handle it. Ok, that might be a little dramatic, but when you're behind the wheel of this beast you feel as though nothing else can compare. Your freeway cockiness sky-rockets as you start to toy with Mustang GT's, GTO's, Camaro's, or any others who "claim" to have power. Timid youths soon become aggresive bullies of the road. And then, then you add your air intake, downpipe, turbo manifold, exhaust, boost controller, and fuel injectors. Now, this is when modesty sets in. Modesty because you no longer feel like anything else compares, you now know that nothing else compares. With $2,000 you'll be eating Cobra's and Corvette's for breakfast.


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Sweet Ride
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By Miguel
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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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The 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII is the best car for its price no questions asked. Its performance is amazing and nothing is more fun to drive.


Best Features

The intercooled turbo inline 4 engine.


Worst Features

Improvement could be made on the look of the interior. Also, the high idle and muffled sound.


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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Edition
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By Adam
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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Edition 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I bought my first Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in 2003 and had to upgrade when the MR edition came out. I am extremely happy with my purchase. I've had no problems. I only had the usual tire and brake pad changes, other then that it's an oil change every 3,500 mile.


Best Features

The 6-speed short shifter.


Worst Features

Switch deck and gauges. This is a must.


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The Best Stock Sport Sedan Available
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By Norio Kushi
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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This is one sport sedan which does not compromise it's performance in any area in an attempt to appeal to average Joe. This is one sport sedan which will be forever appreciated by those who know HOW to drive and LOVE to drive. Forget those reviews which say this is not for long distance, I drive regularly between my two homes in NC and MA and this is definitely my vehicle of choice. If you like to be isolated from the road, talk on your cell phone while you drive and have more attention on getting to your destination than having fun getting there, this is not the car for you. No automatics available here. (I also drive an 18 wheeler and own a Honda Civic and Odyssey).


Best Features

The tenacious cornering and handling. The acceleration is incredible and it has great brakes. Thumbs up from those who know what this car is.


Worst Features

Improve the turbo lag. Improve the gas mileage (I average 23mpg). Make inexpensive steel wheels for snow tires.


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most fun car to drive period.
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By fitty
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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 4dr Sport Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I sold my 2005 Pontiac GTO and bought this and it blows the GTO away! I just purchased Buschur racing stage 1 and 2 and hope to have the car run in the low 12's. If you want after market parts the sky is the limit for this car. Great handling in the rain. Most fun car to drive period.


Best Features

The speed of car is great.


Worst Features

Add seat to have adjustment levers instead of wheel.


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