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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Guruh writes:
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4

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because i like JDM

Cons

little torque and power

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U Can Drive Faster In A Corner, Not In Long Street... — evo has very good handling but the power is not too big enough for drag,, it has 4wd and basic engine rotary.. of use for drive, this car can give perfect response in acorner and the accleration,, cause this car was build for rally..

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

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Garren writes:
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5

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The Stares lol

Cons

The price

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Its Fast — i love the sound of the car its unique. Its accelration is amazing!. I how when i want to get up an go it goes. It cost alot tho. and its the funnest car i have owned. I love it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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EJ writes:
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4

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Power, handling, fun factor

Cons

Poor gas mileage, no cruise control, more like a track car

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The Everyman's Super Car — The fun factor makes it easy to overlook the shortcomings. Love the drive train durability and power, plus TONS of aftermarket support. Don't like the chintzy interior materials that look cheap. Braking comes alive with the right pads. Gas mileage is not good, but is abysmal (5-7mpg) at the track. Tranny is a weak spot - got a 1st-to-2nd grind.

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

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Jason writes:
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5

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Fast and Fun!

Cons

Avoid If you don't like maintance! Or the costs of them...

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Other Drivers Should Have To Take A Test Just To Be On The Road With An Evo Viii — What's not to love about this car, fast for the weekend "Events" and able to take the kids to school during the week and get the groceries. This is a high maintenance car and don't expect the insurance to be cheap. Some Insurance companies deny you coverage as soon as they hear the model. (Gieco)

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

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Taylor writes:
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3

Pros

2.0 liter Turbo has power

Cons

Transmissin is extremely short and clutch was stiff

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Fast, Hated The Transmission And Clutch — Fun to Drive, not a daily commuter, and has absolutley no amenities or safety features. Likes having the RecaroRacing seats. Clutch was so stiff it would put your leg to sleep in traffic. Not my favorite car but it was fun

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ridley writes:
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5

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good for drag race

Cons

nothing

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Hahaha — good acceleration,braking,handling.the interior was good and sporty type.it is very fun to drive but the is expensive but i can maintain it..try this car i'll promise you that you will love it..because i just got one.

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

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Scott writes:
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5

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Fast!

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Tranny/ diff is weak without ShepRacing upgrade

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Looks Great! — I would own no other car for the money that covers performance, look, and fun to drive! Fast stock without mods. Looks great without mods. Great in the winter to drive. Easily upgradable for reasonable price. Rally racing inspired! World Rally Championship (WRC)

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

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Frankie writes:
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5

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Performance, convinence, price

Cons

Expensive to maintain

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Evo 8 — An amazing street car with the power of a super car but the possible convenience of a four door sedan. 2.0 liter four cylinder engine feels so amazing with its turbocharged feel. On the street, and for the price, you really can't beat the performance it delivers whether on the track or the street. The only con I can think of is how expensive it is to run, but it is all worth it to take care of this beast.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scott writes:
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Handling!

Cons

Your looking for a status car

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Solid All Round Performance, No Frills — All round performance wise this car is unmatched. It will do everything well. The best way to appreciate this car is to take it to the track. On top of everything else it will carry you and 3 friends plus luggage comfortably in a pinch. Then drop off your friends a go drive a twisty road.

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

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Chamal writes:
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5

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Serious performance, practicality, usability, and economy in one nice package.

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Insurance is higher than most cars in this price range

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The Practical Sportscar — The Evo is a practical way to have the performance of a supercar and the practicality of sedan in a reasonably priced, easy to maintain and usable package. In stock form the car is no slouch, but the iron block 4g63T motor has been overbuilt from the factory to such an extent that in stock form it barely breaks a sweat. To put the strength of the Evo drivetrain in perspective, there are extreme examples of Evo's with stock internals pushing 660hp to the wheels, or around 750hp at the crank on stock internals. With built internals, anywhere between 400 and 1500hp is possible. Performance is about more than just power though. Unless the vehicle can put the power to the pavement, it is nothing more than an expensive burnout machine. The AWD system in an Evo makes sure the power can be put down much more easily, making it possible to get into the power early at an apex and haul ass out of a corner without worrying about power oversteer landing rear end fist into the wall. When it was released in 2003, the Evo had the shortest 60-0 stopping distance (110ft)of any factory production car (tieing with the Ferrari 360 Modena at the time) and lateral grip of 0.95-0.99G on the skidpad. With better tires both of those can be improved significantly in the aftermarket. The steering feel is enhanced by a very short 13:1 ratio steering rack with over 200 additional seam welds compared to the standard Lancer the Evo has an extremely rigid chassis. The car handles very well in stock form and the rigid chassis and great steering set a fantastic platform from which to set upgraded aftermarket suspension. Overall, a very usable, practical, and inexpensive way to go fast and have fun :-)

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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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1993 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Is Awesome!! By Shawn

Performance Acceleration - Fast Braking - Needs Improvements Handling - One of the better handling cars I've tried Build Quality Really good, just needed the timing belt done Appearance - If you have... Read More

Ok But Still An Old Car So It Has High Maintenance By Darlene

everything was okay until something went wrong with the idle up and we could not find a solution on it. i bought it for a really cheap price but when i had the chance to sell it at a higher price, i g... 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

94 Gsr Lancer By Alarna

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

Evo By Chris

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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1996 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

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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its really good on petrol sporty sound from the sports exhaust sounds great looks sweet really neat tidy wish it was even more powerful though. ; )has sports racing seats and set of rims tires with a... Read More

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