2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution – Car Maintenance and Car Repairs – DriverSide

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Expert Reviews

What’s to

The Evolution delivers world-class at a pretty great price. is crisp, handling is superb and the that it offers four puts it head and shoulders most of its two-seater and coupe The full-time all-wheel drive is a work of art, delivering power in even the worst

Also, the dual-clutch SST transmission an Evo is amazing, giving you a Normal, and Super Sport mode. In of the modes, we were much, faster around the track with the manual gearbox. The is impossibly fast thanks to innovations like the super control, which changes the at each individual wheel to vehicle control.

What’s Not to

This generation is slightly than previous incarnations, takes away some of the light-on-its-feet feeling we loved past iterations. Also, the design is dialed back. We the fire-breathing, boy-racer looks of the Mitsubishi Evolution IX MR. a modern car classic if there ever was

The Drive:

DriverSide Driving

There’s no mistaking the Evolution for a Lancer. Drop the clutch, the gas pedal and the acceleration is instant and on from the 291 horsepower, turbocharged engine. The Evolution begs you to the limits with each corner and tricks such as the all-wheel drive system you get massive grip and Porsche-like Braking is close to perfect due to the

The interior is comfortable or as comfortable as seats ever are but it’s that the Evo is designed for speed of long road trips. The is stiff, but manages to field and uneven pavement fairly Put the SST in Super Sport mode and on to your hats and glasses, this here is the wildest in the wilderness.

Engine and Drivetrain

The heart is the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine pumping out 291 and an even 300 lb-ft of torque. The plant is coupled to either a manual or, in MR trim, the totally six-speed SST double-clutch unit. Mitsubishi is ready for whatever nature can throw at it thanks to its all-wheel drive system.

Interesting Vehicle Features and

The GSR trim is available with the company calls a “sight, and spoiler” package that HID headlamps, a police attention-grabbing spoiler, a six-disc CD changer SIRIUS satellite radio and a key entry system. All this can be for the low, low price of $2,000. The MR is available with a technology for $2,550.

Key Technology Evaluation

The tech package includes an 30 gig navigation and music server. A head unit takes the of the standard version to power a surround system, including a subwoofer.

Green Evaluation/Gas

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

When equipped with the manual transmission, the Evolution 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. The six-speed transmission delivers slightly fuel economy with 17 mpg and 22 mpg highway. While these aren’t stellar by any means actually on par with the V-8 powered IS-F ), it’s important to that the four-banger under the is lugging around a lot of weight and all four wheels, neither of are good for fuel economy.

A Closer Look: Vehicle


The Evolution makes no about its purpose from Stiff bolstered seats plenty of support for leaning on but leave something to be desired for treks. We think the plastic is er, plastic-y, not befitting, when out, a $40,000-plus car.

is the key word when describing bruiser’s looks. A nose seems to be frozen mid-lunge a distinctly shark-like impression, with side gill It’s a look that the car and you catch yourself grabbing one look as you walk away it in parking lots.

Also, it’s not as boy-racer as in the which, depending on who you are, is a plus or a minus.

Market and Pricing

The Mitsubishi Lancer X GSR starts at $33,665, while the performance-geared MR version weighs in at Those numbers land it in the with sport sedans the Subaru Impreza WRX STI at $34,995, the G35x at $34,750 and the Lexus IS 350 at To be truthful, the only competitor a true match is its long-term the STI, which we think a dual-clutch gearbox posthaste.

What We Think

Without a the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is as as you can come to buying a genuine machine that you would to drive from the factory. It stellar performance bred real experience on and off of World Championship stages. Are there refined sports cars out Absolutely.

Is there a harder ride out there below We think not.

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

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