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Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Evo VIII (03-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

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

CONS

Not very practical for a saloon car, expensive running costs

PROS

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

CONS

Not very practical for a saloon car, expensive running costs

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Evo VIII rivals

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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