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 |  Jul 23 2013, 12:02 PM

Cheap Interior

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSRAnd while I’m bitching about the seats; fake carbon fiber inlay? Really? Is Mitsubishi or Recaro to blame for this?

It’s hard to pick out other specifics with a selection of low grade components, buttons and switches inside the Evo. At a different point in time I’d argue that it doesn’t matter, but when you see how nice the cabin of a Ford Focus ST looks, the Evo’s cabin is embarrassing.

Not a fair comparison? Hardly. At the AutoGuide test track the Evo is only 1.5 seconds a lap faster. And it costs over $10,000 more.

  • Rob Man

    Yet another anti-Evo-ite.

    For shame

  • Hajime Kishi

    so at the autoguide track the evo s already 1.5 sec ahead of the focus? calculate how much the gap will be at the FSW or nurburgring. at the rally track evo will eat focus for breakfast.

  • Honest Abe

    Except it will run out of gas in a lap. Lol.

  • Alberto Galindo

    I think Evo rules , if you buy it for what it was meant to be done with it!! Unless you want a stupid garage queen that pampers your wimpy ass! Yes , interior sucks , no denial, and fuel economy could be better, but if you are carng for both treats, get another car!

  • ColumWood

    For the record, I LOVE the Evo. I just thought it was worthwhile to give this viewpoint. Who really wants to read another article describing at length how the car’s AWD system turned them into a professional race car driver?
    Do a quick search for the Evo vs Boss 302 review (with video) we did and you’ll hear me gush over the Evo.

  • DaveM

    The guy who wrote this should be driving a Prius.

  • Bryan Hader

    Needs a Hollywood_x tune. ;)

  • Cleudson

    If this guy thought it about driving the EVO in the USA roads, imagine my situation driving here in Brazil? kkkk. But…I’m still happy with my EVO.

  • Souji

    Wow. I was averaging 22mpg on a tuned 350awhp MR Touring. It was what was expected by the car. I do agree some of the internals were a bit cheap but nothing that would affect the overall quality and performance. Based on these gripes, get a luxury sports car where these so called inspection would have a more solid ground.