owners of an EVO

15

Asked by Nov 27, 2008 at 10:15 PM about the 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

Question type: General

To anyone who owns or has owned an EVO: Have you had to take it into the shop a lot to have the engine worked on? Have you had any major repair problems? What are the downsides to this car?

2 Answers

675

No. I have an Evo and have 4 close friend with Evos, and we have found them to be rock solid reliable cars. Even when pushed with aftermarket performance parts. One of my friends evo's had cams/exhaust/tune at 5000miles and about 290awhp. He tracks his car and pushes it hard and at 65k miles nothing has gone wrong besides standard maintenance items. My evo has a built stroker motor and with nearly 38k miles on it I have had no major issues either. Pushing about 400awhp I am still using stock clutch even! (Never launched or slipped though) The key to Evo longevity is regular and religious maintenance, and do not abuse it. If you plan to do 8000rpm drop clutch launches at every stop light like an idiot you will break stuff. Take care of your Evo and it won't break. The donwsides of the evo? Insurance costs are quite high for a car of its price range. That is about it. Other than that, it is a very good vehicle. You won't find any other vehicle for sale that can carry 5 people in a pinch, with a trunkful of luggage, push 500-900hp to the wheels if you want, get 30mpg on the freeway, work in any inclement weather rain/snow/dry, on any type of road regardless of poor surface quality, turn up at a drag strip and run 11's or 10's or faster, then go to the racetrack and chase down and crush a Porsche 911 turbo.

25

This is all pretty much correct. If you treat the car for what it is (a downgraded race-car) and care for it accordingly, and rarely abuse the car, it will be great. The maintenance I find isn't too bad. Tire rotation and oil change every 3,000 miles. Routine maintenance- getting stuff fixed as soon as possible, and not letting problems get too big are keys. A note on the aftermarket parts- Make sure they are installed and/or setup correctly! (Also, it would be wise to tune anytime you do anything drastic to the car to get optimum performance)

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2005 Mitsubishi Evo VIII 1 answer

    Getting a 05 Evo VIII this summer, whats the biggest thing/problem i should watch out for?

    2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII

    -

    General

  • Which according to you is the Best EVO? 6 answers

    With the EVO X out... which do you think is the best EVO out there...

    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

    -

    General

  • evo 6 8 answers

    what was the most powerful evo 6?

    1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

    -

    General

  • Whats The Engine In a Mistsubishi Evo X Fq ? 1 answer

    Whats The Engine In A Evo 10 Fq And Whats The Bhp ?

    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

    -

    General

  • EVO 3 PROBLEM. CAR KEEPS GOING DEAD WHEN I SLOW DOWN !! 4 answers

    HELP !! I have a Evo 3gsr turbo (Manual) and i was wondering if anyone would be able to help me out on a problem. everytime i go to slow down/brake the car goes dead ? previous owner told me that he n...

    1995 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Questions

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Experts

#1 Chamal Abeysekera
Chamal Abeysekera
Reputation 360
#2 Remington Bloch
Remington Bloch
Reputation 140
#3 EJ Smith
EJ Smith
Reputation 90
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Impreza WRX STi
37 Great Deals out of 648 listings starting at $8,500
Used Mitsubishi Lancer
76 Great Deals out of 5,986 listings starting at $2,774
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
54 Great Deals out of 1,275 listings starting at $1,999
Used BMW M3
77 Great Deals out of 2,182 listings starting at $3,495
Used Ford Mustang
719 Great Deals out of 39,137 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
1,172 Great Deals out of 67,654 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,824 Great Deals out of 41,344 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan 350Z
89 Great Deals out of 1,490 listings starting at $2,999
Used Dodge Charger
543 Great Deals out of 29,484 listings starting at $2,343

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR For Sale
77 listings starting at $29,812
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR For Sale
34 listings starting at $26,900
2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR For Sale
17 listings starting at $25,987
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR For Sale
11 listings starting at $23,997
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR For Sale
10 listings starting at $21,903