2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution User Reviews

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 48 reviews

  • 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" 14 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
"brakes" 5 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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Damon writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII Review
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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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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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Infomus writes:
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Evo Ftw — greatest handling acceleratin and braking car i have ever owned.....great performance car good appearance gas is ok depending on what you run and repair wise its like this anything you race will break eventually nothing lasts forever but its overall a reliable car

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

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Remington writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS Review
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swipe the smug grin right off the face of ferrari or lamborghini guidos;)

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cop magnet

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This Car Is Awsome. Definately My Dream Car. — 418WHP 2005 EVO 8 11.4 1/4 mile 28psi holds strong 4 brand new tires 100% Meth injection Aquamist's new high flow w/2 fail safe's and guage to show flow, Upgraded Bushur green Turbo w/10.5 hotside, HKS racing intake, Helix O2 pipe, Helix upper/lower inner cooler pipes, Borla headers, Helix test pipe, Full HKS titanium racing exaust, Turbo XS inner cooler, HKS cams/gears, Exedy twin disc clutch, Fidanza light weight Flywheel , Gready BOV, busur mini battery, gready prof spec II electronic boost control, APEX'i Super AFC II (Digital) Fuel Computer, HKS idle stabalizer, 3 guage pillar pod (AF,Boost,Oil temp), 25th ann. kenwood DVD/TV/CD indash w/cable for ipod or any mp3 player, Car has sun and sound pkg includes Leather seats sunroof and 10"sub, 19" racinghart J8 gold with silver lip, tein racing springs, APR front carbon finber canards, carbon fiber hood all grates painted to match gold rims, CF trunk, Viper 2way remote alarm with tilt sensors and window modules that roll windows down/up by remote, Cars in great shape with exception to one scrach on rear bumper, brakes feel a little weak, new rotors and pad should fix that tho

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

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Ian writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII Review
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300horse power, great breaks, loves corners

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Bad clutch, paint peels off wing, service people try to void warranties

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2005 Mitsubishi Evolution Viii — Great overall car. Fast, uber sporty and attracts attention. The main thing with this car is the clutch and paint. Factory clutches were paper thin and is recommended to upgrade to at least a stage 3 clutch. Watch for paint peeling off the carbon fiber wing. When taken in for normal service, technicians look for any signs of abuse to void your warranty. Even garage kept, Sunday cruisers like mine were blacklisted for warranty repairs.

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dus10reed writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Review
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5

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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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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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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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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

The Evolution Xd By Max

Only a few cars, in and outside of its class, can provide comparable engine power, precision handling and driving intensity. As a bonus, the Evo looks the part of a legitimate high-performance car as ... Read More

Evo X Ftw By Trent

Pros: Big factory turbo, AWD, mod friendly, awesome stereo, giant rear spoiler (downforce is good) Cons: Small trunk, small backseat, questionable at best fuel economy, giant rear spoiler (cop magnet... Read More

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

Lancer Evolution Mr By super_dough

This is a fantastic car that handles like a dream. It has enough horsepower to get out of your own way. The style, color, community, appeal, and passion is what this car is all about. It is truly a dr... Read More

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