2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution User Reviews

2008 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:4.8 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
  • 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" 23 reviews
"ride" 21 reviews
"handling" 14 reviews
"exterior" 10 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"expensive car" 8 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"paint job" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews

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HamiltonM writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Review
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5

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nothing takes turns like an evo. I own two of them. With just a few bolt ons and flashing the ecu you will have more power than most can handle.

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bad turning radius. it turns like a school bus.

HamiltonM
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Best Car Ever Engineered — 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 school bus. The reason for that is that the engineers crammed so much underneath the hood, so still a worthy sacrifice

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

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super_dough writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Review
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Fantastic car that drives like a dream

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None

super_dough
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Lancer Evolution Mr — 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 drivers car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
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EVERYTHING!

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maybe the mileage but that's small.

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'08 Evo X — Ford has the Mustang, BMW has the M3, and Mitsubishi has the Evo. Pros: Power, Handling, Braking. Cons: Average fuel mileage and 93 octane required means quite pricy at the pump but can be increased by tunes and driving habits (the latter might be hard to do.)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Leonard writes:
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Can't wait to see what the XI will be like!

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It ate fuel like it was junk food.

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10 Out Of 10 — Most amazing car I've ever owned and driven! It's the ultimate affordable driver's car. Wonderful AWD system, and the confidence I gave me while I drove it. To this day I have troubles descibing the way this car mad me feel.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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sipower99 writes:
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Great handling, sharp looks, head turner, accessibility of parts with easy power gains

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Passenger room, trunk room, gas mileage

sipower99
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Great Enthusiast Vehicle To Own! — At a 43k plus sticker price it was a tough buy but you will definitely feel why once you drive it. Out of the box "race car" that can keep up with much higher priced track contenders! Much more refined than the last generations but if road noise and ride comfort is at the top of your list, then you may shy away from what this car has to offer!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lanny writes:
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Endless fun

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not sure yet

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Bad Ass — Straight from factory this thing is made for fun! Put another 10k into it, your side by side with a GTR R35 around the track! Handeling is like nothing I have ever driven Gas Mileage is as expected Not the easiest thing to wok on, but fun learning

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

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junkspeach writes:
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Power and makes turns a blast

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Forget about luxuries on the base model and make sure you have a decent bank account. Also try to avoid the 5 speed. Its Annoying.

junkspeach
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Great Performance. Poor Luxury. Pay The Extra And Get The Mr Or Get An Sti — Performance- The performance really was amazing. Perfect Handling, Great pick up. Lots of power. Very responsive. Great feel through the steering wheel. But if you got the 5 speed manual I hope you LOVE high RPMs on the highway or freeway. If you get a performance exhaust make sure it comes with ear plugs for these drives. Also when you first drive it, if you aren't truely use to cars like this without rev matching, be ready for the smell of clutch and the bounce of a dropped clutch pedal. Build quality- Very solid. Zero problems minus a burnt up O2 sensor (my own fault). And the tires last only about 12,000 miles before they start cupping and coming apart. Soft compound good for handling though. Appearance- The exterior was really amazing. I loved that it looked basic out of the corner of your eye, but when you notice the sporty hood and the raised spoiler you know there is something special about this car. The interior was the single cheapest and poorest quality interior I have ever been in. Everything looked and felt like cheap plastic. The Recaro Racing seats would come apart in places. ZERO literally ZERO basic luxuries for the base model which is absurd for a $34,000 car. Cost of Ownership- COSTLY. Poor gas mileage and the OEM Yokohamas dont last long. Fun Factor- Very Very fun on winding roads. It will surprise you how far you can push it. If you aren't used to power this car is quite the treat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steven writes:
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size and speed

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getting profiled

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Just Pure Awsomness — Just an exceptional piece of machinery. It's just the perfect mix of size power and precision. Love zooming by porches. Racing type interior, outside midnight black. it needs no repairs, in perfect condition. As for gas, isn't it always expensive these days anyways...

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

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Joel writes:
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Just under a second slower around a track than some supercars.

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stock tune is fairly terrible but an easy fix

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Does Everything And Does It Well. — Love everything about it, handles wonderful, has power to spare, easy to drive around town and at speed. Gas mileage could be better but will increase with a tune. No other car for the price range has the speed, features, and technology wrapped up in this attractive of a package. Great in snow and for hauling everyday stuff. Would definitely purchase again and again.

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

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Alex writes:
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FUN

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low gas mileage

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My Favorite Car I Ever Owned — Really great performance and handling. Good build quality, paint not very resistant. IMO great exterior styling, good interior styling but cheap materials in the interior. Very low gas mileage and small fuel tank :-(, very maintenance intensive. Best car to drive in the world ;-)

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

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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

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Reviews

Sunny Sunday Morning Pleasure! By cdhill001

I wanted a sports car that was affordable and gave me handling and performance of more expensive cars. This EVO did the trick. Love to drive it. Handles like a cart. And the 340HP provides thrilling h... Read More

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