2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Review from UK and Ireland

2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution WRC Rally Spec 2.0 turbo

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer Evo


I'll never drive anything faster... EVER!

General Comments:

I owned a road going Evo, but last year I had the honour of driving an Evo with exactly the same spec as the WRC Rally Car on a tarmac stage on a Rally School Training event.

With the aid of a high pressure turbo the car had 300bhp and accelerated to 60 from a standing start in 3.1 seconds! And I kid you not, it was scary stuff!!!!

Put your foot down at 50mph in 2nd gear and find yourself riding in the back seat.

How are the Japanese so good to gain all this performance from a car with half the power of some supercars!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th January, 2001

13th Jan 2001, 15:42

I bet the insurance is steep? What is its group rating? It sounds like a real scream of a car!

26th Feb 2001, 09:20

I wish these Japanese car firms would stop lying about the performance times of these vehicles.

See 0-100-0 special in Autocar '99, and you will see an Extreme version of the Evo VII packing a 'supposed' 350 BHP only managed 0-60 in 5.2 secs, when a standard 280 BHP Evo is said to be 4.4 secs!

The old ones are still the best.

ie. My 300 BHP Escort Cosworth, which slaughters 22B's and Evo 6's regularly on the A1.


Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review