2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR 2.0 turbo
If you're looking for: four doors, AWD and turbo charged/reliable performance - Buy an Evo!
Well, after 200k the engine will need a rebuild (which I am planning to do. I have driven the car to Hell and back!). But the turbo is still running happy!
I've replaced the clutch twice - that is a real pain to change.
Other than that, this car is a freakin' monster! The Japanese know how to make one reliable tank/supercar - 4door bundle! VERY, VERY, VERY reliable drivetrain. Unbelievable.
The car gets a lot of attention (good thing?). It is very fast and handles well. Parts are modestly cheap, and working on the car yourself will make it have Honda/Toyota running costs.
The ride quality is harsh, and there are no refinements in luxury. The seats hold you firmly in place, and the shifter is notchy, but feels mechanically solid.
Paint is not up-to-par with other modern cars... :)
Did I mention the OEM clutch stinks?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th December, 2011