2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution turbocharged inline 4 from North America
Fun, but is warranty prone
-Sun glasses holder will not stay up.
-At 4500 miles 3rd & 5th gear were grinding. Tranny got rebuilt under warranty because of a TSB.
-At 8,000 mile the driver's side front spindle (or something like that) had to be replaced.
-14,000 miles 2nd, 3rd, & 5th are starting to grind again.
-18,000 rear rotor/pads had to be replaced. Front rotors were turned (twice) and new pads up front. (No racing or hard driving)
-22,000 it is about time to get new front rotors and to take the Evo in for the tranny again.
This is the best handling car I have ever owned. Factory tires do not last long even if they are taken care of and used as a daily driver would be. I love the seats in the Evo. The motor is strong and has little turbo lag. The only down side is I think I got the lemon of the bunch. It goes in for warranty work and/or some kind of service on a monthly bases; I just listed the big things. All in all I love the car, but it has too many issues. I'm sure most other Evo owners would say other wise. Keep in mine I am 31 and have a family. I like performance cars, not so I can abuse them, just drive them. Coming out of a 2004 Mustang Cobra, this car (Evo) handles better, sits better, but the Cobra had no issues whats so ever. I had a bad experience with Mitsubishi before, gave them another shot. Never again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd March, 2007