1997 Mitsubishi Lancer evo 4 2.0 turbo


Wet dream


I cracked a piston due to a blocked fuel filter, and a very heavy foot.

General Comments:

I have owned a lot of cheaper performance cars, the evo is by far the best all rounder.U get so much feed back from the car, and it's a magnet in the wet and the dry.Haven't had the pleasure of ice yet!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2004

11th Dec 2004, 12:08

Vulgar title.

24th Nov 2006, 16:10

Not a very informative review!

1997 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR Turbocharged 2.0


Crazy car. Good value for money if you find a good one


Windscreen washer sprays stopped working.

It eats tyres when driven hard.

Under heavy braking, the pads fade and braking is poor.

Air-conditioning packed up.

General Comments:

OK, I used to own a modified Nissan Sunny/Pulsar GTi-R, that was about 280bhp, 60 appeared in under 5 seconds.

It was seriously quick. But the Evo feels so much more stable. The handling is precise and extremely responsive.

In standard form the car was a joy, and with just a new exhaust system and air filter, the car feels so much more responsive.

The Evolution V is currently £3,000 more to buy than the Evolution IV. That's why I opted for the Evolution IV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2003

16th Nov 2009, 13:38

The Evo 4 is a very good car, not much separates the 4 from the 5 or 6.

On special versions they might be slightly more powerful, but not that different.