4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Evo VIII (03-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £23,834 - £46,829
Used price £9,250 - £26,590
Used monthly cost From £231 per month
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £360
Insurance group 44 How much is it to insure?


Comparatively cheap(ish) thrills, amazing pace, robust and reliable engine


Not very practical for a saloon car, expensive running costs

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Evo VIII rivals

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In the continuing war of the Japanese rally-styled road cars the Evo beats Subaru’s Impreza in looks and individuality. Performance-wise they’re evenly matched but most people seem to fall into one camp or the other (if they can live with the leery looks at all). The Mitsubishi offers a more hardcore set up that most resembles a car set up for racing rather than driving on the road – it takes self control not to have your licence taken away from you within a matter of hours.

Later MR versions featured a number of significant revisions that further enhanced the performance and handling.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Evo VIII rivals

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