The Evolution – or more affectionately called the "Evo" - is based on the Lancer compact sedan. The two cars don't have much in common beyond their body and interior design, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was originally developed in the early 1990s to compete in the World Rally Championship racing series and abide by officially recognized model rules. However, whereas the regular Lancer is a rather mundane economy car - despite its sharp styling - the pumped-up, flared-up Evo is turbocharged, boisterous and ready to lay down some serious tracks on a racetrack.
With the powerful turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive, the Lancer Evolution quickly became a successful rally car. Despite its humble beginnings as an average economy car, the Evo can match all but the fastest production cars on the market in terms of acceleration and cornering skills.
Originally, the early road-going versions of the Evo were meant just for the Japanese home market. This targeted marketing didn't stop the car from developing a cult-like following around the world. For the 2003 model year, Mitsubishi started importing official road-going Lancer Evolutions to the North American market.
If you’re looking for a well-kept used Evo, you may be in for a long search but it will be worth the effort. Clearly, buyers searching for a used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution should wait for one that's been well cared for. The thing is, no one buys an Evo to drive it like the ‘little old lady from Pasadena’, but some owners are more fastidious than others. For example, taking care about the engine break-in period (particularly important for this car), regular oil changes, maintenance and service are key. Once you find a well-maintained Evo with extensive records, you can start to enjoy the fun of the well developed power train and eager performance.
If you take care of your Evo, it will take care of you and you’ll have many years of road enjoyment. Evo owners tend to have a very strong relationships with their cars, even though they may drive harder, they are more conscientious maintainers. That’s all about adhering to the car maintenance schedule, which involves checking (and potentially replacing) the inner working of your ride.
For some, this may appear to be a nuisance or time-consuming. But if you are very familiar and experienced with checking fluids, doing oil changes, and the like it is probably a second nature. If you’re not, you can just take your baby to an auto shop when the maintenance documents tell you it’s time for your Evo to get its check up. Once you’ve established a good rapport with the dealer and/or mechanic, they can let you know when it’s time to check on and/or replace something.
If you’re someone who drives their vehicle hard and can include severe driving conditions, you might want to be extra careful with your maintenance and mechanic visits. Severe driving conditions can include driving on all kinds of rough and rough-ish ground surfaces: uneven, bumpy, sandy, muddy, salty; even using brakes excessively and half or your operating time is stop and go traffic, very hot weather driving, driving at a low speed constantly and having the car excessively idle, all conditions which can be detrimental to the engine.
Fuccillo Mitsubishi: New York State’s new & used auto dealer specializing in Mitsubishi cars, hybrids, cross-overs, SUVs, and electric cars. Search for a new orused Mitsubishi Galant, Eclipse, Endeavor, i-MiEV, Lancer, Outlander, Spyder; and more. Or search for a used vehicle. Schedule a test drive; research features; get prices; and arrange financing. Located in Watertown, New York. Serving Syracuse, Rochester, Adams, Rome, Fort Drum, Liverpool, Cicero and Utica, NY.
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