2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution User Reviews

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 75 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:4.7 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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 36 reviews
"handling" 26 reviews
"ride" 25 reviews
"speed" 13 reviews
"awd" 9 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"high maintenance" 8 reviews
"expensive car" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews

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Eric writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE Review
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5

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Performance, drivetrain, control

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Gas mileage, replacement parts are expensive, build quality isn't perfect

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2006 Lancer Evo Ix Se Review — A car you can go on a roadtrip with 4 friends with on one weekend, drive all week to and from work, and then go have a blast on a race track with the next weekend. Definitely turns lots of heads driving around town and at car shows (for better and for worse). Maintenance, repairs and gas bills do get a bit expensive, but with the number of SPG (smiles per gallon) I get, I wouldn't trade it for anything else.

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

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Nicholas writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Review
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Performance, Appearance

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Mitusbishi Lancer — 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Totally worth your money Performance and precision wise is unmatched by any other car in it's level except for the Subaru Impreza WRX STi from the same year of production. Appearance wise is smart, cool and it gives you a 'race king' feeling. Interior however, it isn't as good compared to the Subaru. Mitsubishi used cheap plastic and mediocre seats compared to the Subaru's high quality interior.

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

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Alex writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Review
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Superb speed, great acceleration. Extreme stability: the downforce can be felt as you cruise through curvy freeways at 100 miles an hour. Xenon lights are great. Practical: you can haul yourself and four hot chicks (the back is roomy), and put stuff in a real trunk. On average I get about 19 MPG, compared to the 20-21 MPG on my Jetta GLI that has 100 horsepower and weighs the same.

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Trunk could be bigger, I wish I could get 30 miles to the gallon. Needs an exhaust system. Clutch is not as durable as the STI's. Handbrake lever on the passenger side of the center-console (only problematic when someone is sitting in the passenger seat).

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The Most Testosterone You Can Buy For Under $30,000. — It can corner, it can accelerate, it has a big ass turbo...what's not to like about the Evo IX? Not only is it beautiful, it is also quite practical. Sure, you don't get the best fuel economy, but compared to all those trucks on the road, it gets good mileage and can beat just about any car on the road. 286 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque say just about enough. All this power reaches the road through four 17" forged BBS rims with Yokohama Advan A046's that refuse to slip no matter what. The six-gear transmission is phenomenal. Though its throws are not particularly short, you can feel every nuance and it is also very direct. Cornering is amazing, the car refuses to let go even as you drive along at 80+ miles an hour. Your car doesn't get too much attention either, only from people who know what the car is all about. Much easier to hide from the cops cause of its sedan body.

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Eric writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Review
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tight cornering ability, great power, easily upgraded for more power, large aftermarket parts

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Weak clutch, cheap interior plastic, not a lot of "goodie's" like cruise control, love it or hate it exterior.

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Great Car — great car for the price. Handles well, acceleration is tops, braking is great. The interior is well layed out with everything in reach. The headlight level selector switch is great for night time, you can put the fog lights on for up close, the normal lights down just a touch for mid range and the high beams for long range giving you a lot of overall depth. The recaro seats are very comfortable in regular or leather trim. The only down side to this car is that the clutch is very weak. I burned mine out in 347 miles. This car does not like to be launched like a drag car. If you want a corner carver this is the car for you, but if you want to drag race people go get a different car. Also the interior trim parts are made of plastic in most areas and it is a little cheap looking and feeling. Overall this is a great car for the money when you compare what it can do to most of the other cars in its price range.

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Ryan writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Review
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Car is an absolute blast to drive! Has been meticulously maintained. Very clean!

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Very minor almost unnoticeable scratches on front bumper from highway driving. Very tiny ding on passenger rear quarter panel from a shopping cart rolling into it.

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The Best Car I've Ever Owned! — I love everything about this car. It has head turning style, very comfortable and to top it off, you could keep up with or beat a Lamborghini at the track. Not many things keep up with an evo's performance. The car is also very reliable, I've used it for a daily driver for 3 years, and even with my aftermarket parts, I've never had an issue.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andrew writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE Review
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Turbo, Acceleration, Braking, Handling

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Cost of Ownership; Firm Ride

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One Of The Last True Performance Sports Cars. — Performance: Dollar for dollar you can't get more performance out of a factory car. The turbo lag in stop and go traffic is quick annoying it feels anemic at times. But to get the full potential you must rev this car up in order for the boost to build and allow for extremely fast and fun acceleration. Braking with the stock Brembro pads are more then enough for any driver. Handling: This car is more a of a go kart on it feels like you own the road with the control you. You think it and it does it. It rides like its on rails. Build Quality: The car is light for a reason and that reason is performance. Due to that reason after time the squeaks eventually come through because of the stiff suspension. Appearance: To quote Jeremy Clarkson "It's not the prettiest car in the world" Cost of Ownership: This car is a performance car strictly: Mobil 1 Oil, 93 octane gasoline, plus costly regular maitenance. Fun Factor: Amazing.

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

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Danny writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS Review
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Fun, fun, fun

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uncomfy, ugly, lots of maintenance.

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Evo Ix Rs — Fun factor - probably the best part about this car. Its not far from driving a car that costs 10 times more build quality - its a 15k car with a 15k powertrain...speaks for its self not the best looking car, but i could care less about looks Expensive to maintain, only because I'm picky about the fluids i use and i keep sup with scheduled maintenance. I'm afraid to add up all the receipts with maintenance and gas. Wouldn't recommend the car to anyone who doesn't like to put some work into it or wants to drive it everyday. I'm sure a stock one is a little better though.

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

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Laith writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS Review
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powerfull and fas

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bothing

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Evo Is The Best — its a very powerfull car its 600 bhp have a hks turbo and intercooler system it;s fourweel drive the interior is very basic but the external side of it is good it has a good air risistance and i the all of u should bye it

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

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Dale writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Review
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everything

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MR weak 6speed tranny i bought a 5speed

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Friken Sweet — i like everything......mine makes 550+ to the wheels it really light tons of fun. it has 4doors you can always take out the back seats like i did. Its an all out great car to drive and have fun with

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

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Jesse writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS Review
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Light

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Comes Standard

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Evo9 Rs — Like most performance cars,they are built for speed, agility and have to be strong both engine and running gear. The RS version of the Evo9 is light weight, and with the right mods can be a furious force on the road, track and drag strip. The body looks sleek and smooth.

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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

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