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1 yr later with the Evo X MR. Still fun!
By X MR Owner in LA on
Vehicle2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
ReviewUpdate 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.
Best FeaturesThe 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.
Worst FeaturesRemove 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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