2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution User Reviews

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 36 reviews

  • Performance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"power" 20 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
"turbo" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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5

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1) AWD works on any road surface and i live in Oklahoma which sometimes experience all 4 seasons in a week O_O", 2) Superb braking power, 1/2hr of time attacks never once felt any brake fade, 5hr total track time on that particular day, 3) excellent transmission built quality, 4) very DIY friendly, engine bay has ample work space, 5) low maintenance costs.

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Worse ride comfort, my spine felt like its bolted directly to the chassis.....1st upgrade is to discard those stock shocks and then everything else is not necessary unless you have lots of $$$ and free time only your hands.

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Evolution......the Name Sums It All! — Drives and handle like a proper sports car on track but troll like a family saloon in the city XD. The most practical car i have ever owned....with responsible regular maintenance this car will outlive the owner him/herself.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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DatDoOd writes:
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Fast and a very reliable car with very little maintenance.

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Suspension a little rough for long drives.

DatDoOd
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Old Faithful — I love this car! Very fast in every way but would still fit 5 people. Very stylish. Love that turbo spool at 3500rpm! Never had leaks for being how old it is. Very few maintenance just of course the required 30k,60,120k tune ups.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jordan writes:
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4

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Everything is phenomenal on this car.

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The ride height dampens my fun sometimes, although i can raise or lower it since it has coilovers

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2003 Evo 8 — Performance- Acceleration is nasty thanks to 2 step and the tune, braking is also great because i have drilled slotted rotors with brembo calipers, and handling is absolutely awesome since it is all wheel drive with a 80/20 diff. Build Quality- Car is in outstanding shape seeing how it was damn near totaled in Wisconsin a few years ago. Appearance- Styling is great in and out, minor mods inside and full body kit on the outside with Bremmerkraft Wheels. Fun Factor- Overall wouldnt side with any othe vehicle. This car is a great DD and is fun as hell to drive. Also the space is great since it is a sedan.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Ernesto writes:
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Fast, looks good, and most people wouldn't pass on a Evo.

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The cost of keeping it at 100% does cost a little higher than usual.

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Love It, But I Wish I Could Get A Softer Suspension. — As we all seen Top Gear that the Evo 8 kept up with a Lambo, you can't say that about a Honda lol. this car looks good with or without the wing. this gets better mpg's than my Audi, so its all good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeff writes:
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Flipping quick, go kart handling,

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You will need shares in a fuel company

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Fq 300 With 30 Extra Horse Power — FQ300 with mitsubishi 30 HP upgrade. Boost improved giving a 0 to 60 MPH time of 4.3 seconds and a 0 to 100 MPH time of just over 11 seconds. Active yaw control gives the car precise and very good control in all normal conditions but the big tyres can be a pain when the black stuff gets a bit slippy with either snow or ice. It pulls like a train in all 6 gears and if you get the changes right there will not be many cars which can keep up with it, especially when it comes to the twisty bits.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Zac writes:
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nice car,good performance all round,nice interior,good everthing

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bit expensive to run

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Brilliant Car — i luv its looks.the performance on it is brilliant.it has all those rally looks and sounds like a angry beast.the engine bay is beaitifull.it accelerates like theres no tomorow top speed is brill.bit expensive to run but at the end of the day it its realy worth it.it is a realy fun car to drive and be in even when its not moving overall it is a brilliant car!

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Derek writes:
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Power

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Cargo Space

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Bad Evo 8 — This is an all out performance car, not creature comforts, no luxuries just a straight up track car that is street legal. It is an expensive car to maintain...timing belt is 250, water pump is about 100 bucks and then you have to buy a tensioner. Not to mention brakes depending on how you use them are 600 bucks for just the calipers not including pads. Next is tire wear which varies depending on driving style and how many track days the car sees.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Lewis writes:
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gd drive

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fast

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Fast — awsome car good drive and a fast engine and accelartion and good for racing .. engine o/o drive o/o power o/o .. good for 1 0n 1 races with freinds just be ready for the drive of your life ......

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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John writes:
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Top performer out of the box, comes maxed out from factory, is # 5 out of Super Street's Top 10 Tuner Cars in America.

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Not a damn thing.

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Flippin' Sweet And Sexy! — Performance was amazing! The 4G63 4-cylinder turbo charged engine was a incredible! 271-hp, All- wheel drive, Turbo-charged and inter cooled. I loved everything about this car. This car screamed performance! Nothing on the domestic market could beat it off the line or in acceleration, except its arch-enemy the subaru wrx sti. I topped it out at 157 mph in near stock mode. Gotta Love the Evo. I miss this car so damn much. I'm gonna get another in the not too distant future. Put that on everything.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Josh writes:
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awd turbo performance

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none

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Amazing Car Best Bang For Buck For Performance With 4 Doors!!! — awesome car balls to the wall performance with just a few bolt ons or all out super car killer if u got the funds, either way the car cant be beat for a four door performance car i wanted one since they came to the us...

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Bang For Your Buck By Rene

Overral good car to start off with to learn manual or first car fuel consumption is very low lots of blind spots Safety wise... dont drive near trucks or 4wd's Very customisable car since its old... Read More

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1994 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

Evo 2 King Of The Early Evos By Nick

love it cheep on gas loks good mint in winter still looks good all these years later handles like a gocart ppl still appreciate its looks an performance an time in race history an prtical in every day... Read More

The Wanna B Evo By Jeremy

Performance wise, its reasonably good. Not a rocket though, approx 160-170 hp Needs a little body work a few places, an a paint job Interior quality is passable, few opening on the seats Gas mileage s... Read More

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1995 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

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this was my 94 gsr out of all my cars this was my fav, after i spent a bit of money on it it was perfect. Fuel depends how you drive it and repairs can be expensive as you need to find the parts. Read More

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bloody quick! bit ugly tho. just had clutch done, way expensive. handles very well as expected. probably quickest car i have had, very close to rx7 performance. not sure how long i'll be keeping it (a... Read More

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Jdm By David

I love but i want more speed and HP!!! Is very good and fast for short distance races very quick and handles very nice for turns !! And yeah is a very fun car to drive is a right side drive car!! orig... Read More

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