2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Consumer Review: Awesome - but you'll pay to pl

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution - Consumer Review

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Awesome - but you'll pay to play
By Timmy on


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


I've had my Evo VIII for 3 years now, and it's an awesome car. Great power, handling, and braking. The Recaro seats are awesome; plenty of room/trunk space. The AWD is wonderful - especially for winter driving (but you need snow tires). Downside is, everything about this car is expensive. Premium gas only, and unless you drive like an old man, you'll rarely get more than maybe 20- 21 mpg. Takes only synthetic motor oil. OEM Brembo brake pads cost over $300 per side, and keep up with pads because replacing rotors will cost you over a grand per side. OEM tires last about 10K miles, and cost over $300 per tire. That's just the wearables - replacing components costs more.

Best Features

Street legal race car - and all that comes with it. Outstanding performance, AWD, large trunk, good look, decent stereo, great seats.

Worst Features

None - it's a great car. It's just expensive. If you're considering this car, but it's a little high on your price range - don't buy it. The cost of the car is only the beginning. The cost of gas and keeping the maintenance schedule is about 3X that of a normal car.
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