1997 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 4 2.0 petrol from Finland
True sport car from a past era of Japanese turbo cars
One exhaust valve had to be replaced due to a hole burnt in it. Fuel injectors were fine, though.
Crankshaft gearbox-end bearing needed to be replaced due to a manufacturing flaw in this engine type. Also known as "crankwalk" phenomenon.
Exhaust controllers needed to be replaced from cylinder head.
Drinks petrol like crazy, no matter how you drive it. 13 litres per 100km is normal. And high-octane of course.
Road noise over 120km/h is terrible, and you don't want to drive long distances with these speeds.
Oh boy, what a car!
This car is from a past era of Japanese turbo cars, when fuel economy was not a point of interest, and only performance mattered.
Sadly new EVO's have lost their "balls". They look too much like executive saloons.
This piece of machine glues down to the road. Suspension is tight and you can throw it into corner very hard and come clean out of it. The car's body won't bend at all when driven in hard corners. AYC helps you to exit corners even faster.
This is great car to drive on twisty roads, and the handling is very sharp. You're constantly aware of the surface of the road. However, my opinion is that this is best driven on snow and gravel.
This car delivers good 0-60 performance (under 6 seconds), but this is not a type of car you want to launch always from traffic lights. My car is completely stock version. Turbo kicks in from 3000rpm and it pulls hard until the red-line. I like to keep my window open and listen for that sweet whoooosh sound from turbocharger.
This is imported from Japan. Recaro seats are designed for local people, and they are way too small for a scandinavian fat-ass like myself.
Everywhere I go, people stop to look at my car. Young boys take pictures of it with their cell phones. When I stop to fill her up at a gas station, strangers come asking me about the car. Some family men are looking my car with envy from their "so-called" sport cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th August, 2010