1996 Mitsubishi Lancer Review from UK and Ireland

1996 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 4 2.0 turbo

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carMazda 3


Google 'crankwalk' before buying one



Alternator stopped charging.

General Comments:

A word of warning to people buying Lancer Evolutions, I learned about this problem the hard way! The engines suffer from a design fault with the crankshaft main bearings; the crankshaft will eventually wear and cause terminal engine damage, which can only be rectified by fitting a new or later engine block. For more info Google 'crankwalk'.

Important note: Only the Evolutions 1 - 4 and very few 5's have this design flaw, the Evolution 6 and onwards has revised crankshaft main bearings.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2011

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review