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
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.
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.
Gosh, I just got the car two days ago. So far, it is more solid than I expected, not an econobox at all. I have the 5 speed. You are doing around 3,000 rpm at 65mph. It needs a sixth gear. At 100 miles the Service Engine Soon light came on. 1) I checked the gas cap and 2) I am sure it is nothing, but it is still a PITA to go to the dealer and drop it off. On the positive side, the car is fun with 5 seats. Give me a few weeks and I will give a good full review. Gotta break it in first.
We have now owned our 2008 EVO for four months now. At first, I will say that we were very excited about our purchase. That was until we waxed the vehicle for the fourth time 1 1/2 weeks ago. My husband noticed a massive amount of paint chips above the rear tires on both sides of the car and also on the hood. I searched the web, and found we are not alone! Tons of people have this affliction, and Mitsubishi has done nothing for most of them. Do not buy this vehicle unless you want your paint to chip off, or your windshield to chip with 3000 miles on the car. Very poorly made and will not last. Worst purchase we have ever made as far as quality. Huge regrets.
Sight, Sound and Spoiler Package (HID headlamps, large rear spoiler and Rockford Fosgate 650-watt premium sound system with 10-inch subwoofer, plus a six-disc in-dash CD changer with MP3 capability and Sirius Satellite Radio with a six month service subscription).
Aluminum / Aluminum
Double overhead camshaft
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
291 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
300 @ 4,400
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
As always, the Evo is tricky to launch. Maintaining 5,200 rpm while feeding in clutch (and more throttle) only works a couple times before the smell of rotten eggs begins. Still, this one did well with a decent 0-30 time. Shift action is light and quick.
Zero ABS flutter or tire stumble as the car stops. Near zero pitch and no drama.
Skid pad: This is where AYC was obviously advantageous. The car's rear steps out slightly and stays there all the way around the circle. No need for steering input at all. Slalom: I felt the AYC was always interfering in the slalom. It assumes I'm initiating a corner and supplies oversteer -- never realizing I want to steer back the other way. Once I figured out that a neat line (tight to the cones) diminishes this tendency, a blast of air as the car cut past started tipping over cones. Very frustrating to never touch a cone yet tip 'em over.