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Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Evo VIII running costs and reliability

2003 - 2005 (change model)
Running costs rating: 1.5 out of 51.5

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 20 - 25 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.
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The performance is impressive for the money and it’ll hold its value quite well, but insurance, fuel and tyres are going to wake you up in the middle of the night in a sweat. Very short service intervals means only enthusiasts are tempted to buy.

With its powerful 2.0-litre petrol engines, the Lancer Evo VIII returns just 21mpg – so it’s no surprise that it performs so badly on the eco front. It emits 324 g/km CO2, which is high compared to an average family car, but fairly standard for a quick sports saloon.

They seem to last better than you would expect of a highly tuned, turbocharged, heavily modified saloon car but this is a complex machine and it has the ability to subject itself to some serious physical abuse.