2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution User Reviews

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 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: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"power" 23 reviews
"ride" 15 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
"brakes" 5 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews

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bijank writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII Review
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5

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It's an Evo

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It's built

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Orange Evo 8 — Love this car, can't get rid of it. Nothing else is as fun to drive! I own many cars but this is by far my favorite car. It should be fully track ready within the next 12 months! Keep posted!

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Mike writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII Review
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Exotic car performance for 1/3 of the price

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better stereo would be nice as well as a better clutch from the factory...I did change that however

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A Head Turner! Just Be Prepared To Drop A Little Dough And Enjoy It! — The color is awesome and I choose it because it was limited for how many cars they decided to put it on. Looks sharp even after being 3+ years old. I just love the aggressive look of the car. It's simple looking but the front of the car demands respect if you're into the import market. Performance out of the factory is solid however with a little bit more cash under the hood with the right tune...you create an animal that could keep up with vettes, vipers, and ferrari's. It's a little pricey to maintain however if you learn to do some things yourself it can save you a ton of cash plus you learn that way. And I've just never driven any other car that just constantly puts a smile on my face. I'm also an attetion whore so it's a perfect match. Anyone who is into cars can appreciate the enthusiasm!

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Rolando writes:
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everything

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nothing

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Love It. — Back seats are 1 star because i took them out. performance is outstanding. great quality, no problems. inside is plain but its not meant to be fancy, the outside looks absolutely amazing. VIIIs are amazing.. gas mileage is meh but its modded. Fun factor is 10/10

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

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dus10reed writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Review
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Awesome Handling, Excellent in snow, Phenomenal Front Seats, Reliable, Gobs of Power Potential. Lots of tech for the buck. Great Brakes. Super Fun.

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Didn't have any negative experiences, these cars rock! But if I had to nit-pick something it would have to be the noise. The motor doesn't sound great and theirs barely any sound insulation so you get a fair amount of road and wind noise, but then again it's designed to be light weight and quick not quiet and refined.

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All Weather Pocket Rocket — These little cars, although not cheap to buy new, are phenomenal cars. Very mod friendly if done correctly. One of the best handling cars made that can hang with most exotics if the power is increased. Great all weather daily driver. An overall fun car to own. There's something to owning a car like this. You're not as anal about it as you would be a German or Italian exoctic and so you tend to drive the wheels off it which is fun. I used to love driving up mountain roads and catching guys on sports bikes or even more exotic sports cars and they can't get away from you.

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

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Damon writes:
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speed

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cops

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Best Decision I Ever Made — Good milage, strong engine, great potential 4 doors, turns heads, great handling, all wheel drive, eats most v8's, not american made, very easy to work on, not a camaro,or mustang nice seats, has a sun roof 4 cylinders

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
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Decent car if you have the money to put into it

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Unreliable unless you dump loads of money into it

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Decent Car If You Have The Money To Operate It — Quick car. Very fun to drive. Engine froze up not more than 2 months after owning the car. While i had it the handling, acceleration, and top speed were really good. Going to cost a pretty penny to repair but once it is. it will be a keeper again

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

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Mike writes:
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I love everything about it ... if i didnt i wouldnt have bought it

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there isnt a single thing i dislike or hate about this car.. ill keep it till it dies ..and then, ill rebuild it

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By Far The Best Car I Have Ever Driven, Owned, Played With... Outclasses Everything — Performance: Accel - launching this car is like being pinned to back of the seat and not being able to move till you let off the gas pedal. braking - Brembo, speaks for its self handling - its a production race car ... so much time, money and research has gone into this car .. and with 20 years in RD, they have got it down. handles better than any car i have driven Build Quality: - one of the most solid cars ive ever seen .. its built to be driven ... and as long as you maintain it .. itll keep up Appearance: Interior - not why i bought the car... it was to perform .. the factory racing seats, racing steering wheel, awesome sound system all do exactly what they need to do Exterior - the fender flairs .. wide stance, Enkie/BBS rims, wing HID headlights, Hood vent, front mount intercooler in your face... all scream aggressive, style and most of all function Cost - gas - its a turbo car.. has perks ... its a 2.0l engine drive it normal gets great mileage, and with a tune can get better then most.. however.. you tune it to race and make big power .. till get the mileage to go along with it Maintenance - its a performance car... meant to be build and thrashed .. keep it stock and itll run forever esp if you keep up with everything .. does require premium gas, synthetic oils, and needs to be done and kept up with but a great car Fun Factor - this is what sold me on the car ..and the insane potential it has .. the bang for buck is unbeatable

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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E85

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That I cant afford to upgrade it more.

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My Dream — Performance is excellent esp. after she eats E85. Braking seems like some performance pads would be nice but the factory calipers are great! Have not needed any fixes. Fun Factor is off the wall or scale Gas mileage is down a little bit but only because it's so fun to romp on!

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

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Corey writes:
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Having 434 hp to the wheels.

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Paying for aftermarket parts. But woth it in the end.

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Its An Evo, That Basically Says It All. — The fastest car I've owned and by far the most fun. Gas mileage is horible if your really getting on it, but if you just driving "normal" its not that bad. If you want a fun car that will throw you back in your seat and take corners like a beast, buy one.

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

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James writes:
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Its an Evo

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Addicting

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Love Of My Life — Performance- Its an Evo.. cmon... Build Quality- We do the work ourselves, no shops. Appearance- Ive spent alot and put alot of work into the looks of my baby Fun Factor- Fun now, only more fun in hte future. Cost- lets not discuss

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

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1994 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

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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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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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