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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan

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Great Car Horrible Warranty
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By evo10
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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan GSR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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i bought the car with high hopes for the first month loved it fun to drive great car but i started to notice little issues with the transmission it progressively got worse it started to pop second out when you down shift so i took it back to mitsubishi and there service dept. is horrible gave me the run around every time i call they say there going to call me back i have to keep calling them they didn't even provide me a rental took them a week to remove the transmission and now i have to wait for mitsubishi to give the ok to repair or replace it during all this im paying for a car that i cant drive and mitsubishi wont give me a rental but they expect me to pay


Suggested Improvements

improve customer service if your going to service a vehicle for a manufacturer defect provide the customer with a rental so they can get to work and pay for the vehicle getting serviced


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1 yr later with the Evo X MR. Still fun!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By X MR Owner in LA
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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan MR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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Update after 1yr w/ the X MR. The X is a fun Daily w/SST; I use Manual more than AUTO. My commute is more city than hwy; MPG avg 14.7 over the yr. Interior scratches easily, esp the trim around the glove box & radio. Rear vis with wing is poor. SST autoshifts slow when cold. Storage space: It is what it is. Trunk for wknd trips is ok (two carry- ons); big items need to go in the backseat (dog carrier). Leather is easy to clean/just wipe down. Front seats are comfortable on long road trips. Perf in bad weather is confidence inspiring. Track (Willow Springs) perf is excellent! Turn off ASC and it's Point and Shoot. Helmet clearance is not a prob-I'm 5'9". This X is way better than any XBox.


Favorite Features

The X MR is really a wonderful driving experience. The Stock suspension is good for commute-not harsh. On the track is a dream. Best feature is "ASC OFF"! Easy to control; stable at high speeds (thank you wing!) Stock tires offer great grip; Brembos had little fade. Wife loves to drive it too.


Suggested Improvements

Remove the fogs-will help with SST and oil temps for track, but will need larger tranny cooler for longer sessions. Stock Brembos are OK; upgrade to better pads & SS lines for better braking feel. Larger sway bars help tremendously with body roll. A simple drop-in K&N air filter makes good power.


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Amazing Evo X
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By grayevox
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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan GSR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This AMAZING car is my daily driver and our family car for almost 2 years now. It's very reliable, safe, and SCARY-FAST around the curves, due to it's superb AWD system. It has an extremely responsive handling on asphalt and is very nimble in the pouring rain. It truly is a great TUNER'S car and the 4B11T engine will easily handle 400hp to 500hp:) The interior is mediocre and the trunk is tiny, but the Recaro seats and RockFord sound system are excellent. Gas mileage isn't too bad, my average is 24-26mpg on the hwy. Draft behind an SUV within my 40 mile commute and my 450hp Evo can get 26-28mpg. Considering price and performance potential, the Evo is hard to beat.


Favorite Features

The aggressive styling. Plenty of safety such as 7 air-bags, ASC, ABS with EBD, etc. Recaro seats. 4B11T engine. S-AWC. Brembo brakes. Fast key. Rockford sound system.


Suggested Improvements

A 6th gear would help to lower the rpm to improve mpg. Reduce the gross- weight of the car. 19" stock rims.


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Nothing in the price range to beat it...
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By Guitarist30
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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan GSR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Performance? Oh yeah.. I owned the Evo IX and this car to me is MUCH better. It still has the cheap interior, thin paint, and bad gas mileage, but the X is a MUCH more comfortable car overall. I'm not a big aftermarket guy, but a tune really goes a leap ahead of what is already an excellent car performance wise. The S-AWC makes the new safe Evo even more safe than it already is by letting you turn the car suddenly without it even batting an eye. Like others have said and will say a strong 6 speed manual would be nice, but I don't drive fast where I live... the speed limit is still 55 and with the tune and a bit of added timing I can get 24-26 on the highway.


Favorite Features

having a display to let me know what's going on, controls on the steering wheel, S-AWC


Suggested Improvements

6 speed or a longer 5th gear, better paint and interior made from a little better materials.


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Great For The Buy
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By JAY
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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan GSR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Just bought the car. Put about 1500 miles on her. Runs great. Don't really care about the interior. Bought it just for outside look and performance. Drifted around 80 degree turn at 80mph. Handles great! This is a sports car.....Not made for comfort. Don't buy if you want comfort. I bought it for drifting.


Favorite Features

AWD control. Great for drifting. Bucket seat ready for five point harness. Great body trim and suspension.


Suggested Improvements

Bigger turbo with more horse power. Add six gear to manual drive. Add five point harness seat belt as a dealer feature.


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