2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution User Reviews

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review Ratings

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  • 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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because i like JDM

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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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The Stares lol

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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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good for drag race

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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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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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Power, handling, fun factor

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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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Performance, convinence, price

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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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Handling!

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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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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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Quick and precise

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drinks fuel faster than I drink tea.

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Evo Viii Fq330 — 0 to 60 MPH in just over 4 seconds 0 to 100 MPH in 11 seconds. plenty of G's all round. If its thrashed it will get through 55 litres of petrol rather quickly. If you take it steady you might get 200 miles out of a tank. Either way if you like quick, precise go kart style handling cars you wont beat an Evo, unless you have an awful lot of money.

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performance

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tinfoir fenders, turbo lag

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Good All Around Car — good stock suspension... tinfoil fenders though... preforms amazing with little mods- up the boost and instant hp no troubles with the engine (cast iron block so upping the boost is easy) slight turbo lag but when it kicks in it trows you back ..honestly feels like a go cart- very responsive and stops on a dime

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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

Its The Best Car By Danish

this car is fun to drive its performance is awesome build quality is very good it has a good appearance finally the speed, speed is the best part of this car it reaches 0 to 100 kph in just 10 secs ... Read More

Beautiful By Muzzy

sick as can be xD best car ive ever had, its performance is amazing. super quick and grippy. appearance is very stunning. cost of ownership is quite high... the fun factor is everythin from a japane... Read More

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

Best Car Ever Engineered By HamiltonM

Stock from the factory it has a weak tune. If you plug in a flash encoder, to flash the ecu, you will get an extra 20 horsepower. The turning radius is hilarious, you could pull a narrower uturn in a ... Read More

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