2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review
Pros & Cons
- Tons of power, tight handling, excellent feedback during spirited driving.
- Inexperienced drivers can get into trouble quickly, unforgiving highway ride.
List Price Estimate
$5,982 - $13,176
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Edmunds' Expert Review
A fully equipped racecar for under $30,000. If driving means more to you than anything else in the world, you'd be crazy not to consider the Evo.
The Lancer Evolution is not necessarily a new car; it's been around in Japan and Europe since 1989. However, this year marks the first time Mitsubishi is offering the Evo to American customers.
Most helpful consumer reviews
I have owned NUMEROUS cars, a'96 BMW M3, a '94 Mazda RX7, a Mini Cooper S, a Volvo 850R, an Audi S4, all of which were extensively modified... This car is by far the most honed instrument that I have ever owned. The only car which was even close to as fun was the Mini. This car is a beast in every way, I am Currently running over 400 hp, have had numerous encounters with the drag strip, and 35,000 miles on the still strong stock clutch. I have had some auto-X and the brakes are still strong and have lots of life left. I ask a lot from my cars and this has been one of the best, most reliable, and wicked cars I have ever owned. It is not for every one, just a select few who put driving above all else.
When I purchased my EVO it was a great day! But soon problems followed. I have had it in the shop 6 times and i know of other who have. I got the opportunity to drive the STi.. Much faster, better handling with its adjustable Differentials, BETTER QUALITY! If you don't like replacing head gaskets don't buy EVO!
I have put over 196K miles on my '95 Eclipse GST (stock 4G63 engine and turbo). Now that I have a wife and 5 year old twins, I need something larger. My wife wanted my to get a Lexus IS300. I wanted a EVO. Once I got my wife to test drive the EVO, she was sold. Also, she doesn't mind the looks and comments she get from passer- byes. This is by far one the most fun cars I have driven. It is an absolute pleasure to drive... power, handling, brakes and exceptional feel. I will continue to use my '95 Eclipe to commute to work, and see how many miles it will go. The EVO will drug of choice for the weekends... putting a smile on face each time I drive it.
Wonderful all-around car. So fun to drive, you'll find yourself making up excuses just to drive it! Awesome explosive power and design, will make on-viewers head's spin!
Features & Specs
See all Used 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution features & specs
16 city / 23 hwy
271 hp @ 6500 rpm