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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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$11,611 — $28,487 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
19 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Performance potential
  • Sporty seats
  • Heavy-duty brakes
  • Lots of safety features

The Bad

  • Styling not all that different from regular Lancer
  • Ride may not be sporty enough for some
  • Manual transmission lacks sixth gear
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
  • 291-hp turbocharged engine
  • Manual or automated-manual transmission
  • Standard AWD
  • Competes with Subaru WRX STI

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR. It competes with the Subaru WRX STI and the Volkswagen GLI.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
31 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(3.9)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

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(5.0)

Awesome car

by evoxian from new jersey on January 7, 2019

this car is great once you mod the reliability sucks but thats if you mod it, recaros are awesome the interior is panels do look cheap and feel like the controls aren't really placed in a user ... Read full review

(5.0)

Hands down the most fun car I've ever owned!

by ZachE from Buffalo NY on November 26, 2018

This is an amazing car for anyone who wants to have fun but maybe has a family or has the need to cary around many people. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Lancer Evolution received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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