Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You want a performance car that's friggin' sweet but need four doors or all-wheel-drive; you like humiliating Corvette owners.
Why you shouldn't buy this car: You're a little too mature to have a giant wing on your car, or you're not interested in insurance premiums as high as your car payment.

Suitability Parameters:
· Speed Merchants: Yes
· Fashion Victims: No
· Treehuggers: No
· Mack Daddies: No
· Tuner Crowd: Yes
· Hairdressers: No
· Penny Pinchers: No
· Euro Snobs: No
· Working Stiffs: Yes
· Technogeeks: Yes
· Poseurs: No
· Soccer Moms: No
· Nascar Dads: No
· Golfing Grandparents: No
Also Consider:
· Subaru Impreza WRX STI
· Audi S4
· MazdaSpeed 6
Vitals:
· Manufacturer: Mitsubishi
· Model tested: Lancer Evolution MR
· Model year: 2006
· Base Price: $35,189
· Price as Tested: $36,894
· Engine type: Turbocharged 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve inline four
· Horsepower: 286 hp @ 6500 rpm
· Torque: 289 ft.-lbs. @ 3500 rpm
· Redline: 7000 rpm
· Transmission: 6-speed manual
· Curb Weight: 3285
· LxWxH: 178.5 x 69.7 x 57.1 in
· Wheelbase: 103.3 in
· Wheels and Tires: P235/45R17 Yokohama Advan
· Drive type: all-wheel-drive
· 0 - 60 mph: 4.9 sec.
· 1/4-mile: 13.7 sec. @ 101 mph
· Fuel economy city/highway: 18 / 24
· NHTSA crash test rating: not tested
[by Mike Austin]

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