2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review

24 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review

By Bob Plunkett and Larry


T he Mitsubishi Lancer is a compact sedan that a good value. But the big news for is the Evolution, a four-wheel-drive turbocharged special. It’s even than it sounds.

The Lancer was to North America as an all-new car for The Lancer replaces the old Mirage, but bigger and more powerful. comes with a substantial structure and sophisticated mechanical

Lancer features a comfortable, cabin, even on the base ES

For 2003, North America the high-performance Lancer Evolution, on the car Mitsubishi used to rack up in World Rally Championship Evolution boasts a 271-horsepower and all-wheel drive.


Mitsubishi casts Lancer in editions: ES, LS, OZ Rally, and Evolution.

All draw from a 2.0-liter engine. In the ES, LS and OZ Rally, that produces 120 horsepower and drives the front wheels.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

In the Evolution, uses turbocharging to boost the output to 271 horsepower, which is through a four-wheel-drive setup.

ES is the most popular model due to its pricing and generous amount of equipment. It comes with air a tachometer in the instrument cluster, an CD player, and power windows, and door locks. ES comes with a five-speed manual but a four-speed automatic is available

LS ($16,047) is a luxury model adds cruise control, a keyless entry system, a split rear seatback, a armrest with cupholders, mats on the floor, more for the audio system, and variable windshield wipers. Exterior to the LS include body-colored door and mirrors, and larger, 15-inch alloy wheels with tires. LS comes standard the automatic.

O-Z Rally ($15,747) its name from OZ Racing (pronounced oh-zee), an Italian that makes top-quality wheels for Formula 1, CART, and Rally Championship race Lancer OZ Rally wears body work inspired by the cars, including bumper front and rear, and side It comes only with a manual gearbox.

White-faced gauges and a cockpit in black with plastic that resemble brushed give the interior a racy A five-speed manual is standard, a automatic is optional ($16,547).

include the ES Convenience Package which makes some of the LS available to the ES, such as remote entry, the split/folding rear with armrest, floor and color-keyed door handles. The LS Equipment Package ($800) ABS and dual side-impact airbags, and we recommend these safety A power glass sunroof is available.

Lancer Evolution ($28,987) is a car has gone through extensive from top to bottom. Changes the basic Lancer include differentials, suspension, wheels and The body structure has been

The body gets a special fascia, and even a rear-window (useful for those 70-mph crossings). The car also gets seats and other interior Mitsubishi’s first Evo model was in Japan in 1992.

The U.S.-market is essentially an Evo VIII.

• For information such as specs, and photos of the 2003 Mitsubishi Evolution, click here: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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