One Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution owner was understandably surprised when the gas pedal on his nearly new $40,000 car snapped off right under his foot. With just 2000 miles on the clock of his Evo X, the owner claims he was driving "with a little enthusiasm," pressed down on the gas pedal "as I normally would", at which point he claims the piece of asterisks broke off completely.
After waiting for a while on the roadside, the guy finally took his shoe off and pressed down on the remaining nub of a pedal with his big toe to limp the car to a dealership. It remains to be seen if this is an isolated incident or a widespread problem, but this owner (who also owns an '05 Evo VIII) is now wondering why he didn't spend his hard-earned clams on a new Corvette. [evolutionm via dieselstation]