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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Package

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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VIN JA3AW86V28U048526
Stock Number 9998
Condition USED
Year 2008
Make Mitsubishi
Model Lancer
Package Evolution GSR Package
Mileage 73,081 miles
Body Style 4 Door
Engine 2.0L 4 Cyl. Gas
Fuel Gas
MPG - City 16
MPG - Highway 22
Transmission Manual
Drive Type All Wheel
Color Graphite Gray Pearl
Interior Black
Base Curb Weight 3517 lbs
Length, Overall 177.0 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 71.3 in
Height, Overall 58.3 in
Engine 2.0L 4 Cyl. Gas
Engine Displacement 2.0L

Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags w/front passenger occupant sensor, driver seat position sensor

Front seat mounted side-impact air bags

Driver knee air bag

Front & rear side curtain air bags

Front seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters

Child safety rear door locks

Rear seat LATCH system (lower anchors & tethers for children) for child safety seats

Interior trunk lid release handle

Shock absorbing hood, cowl, fenders & hood hinges

Collapsible front chassis crossmember

Prevention of brake pedal retraction during a collision

Front crumple zone

MECHANICAL (16)
  • 2.0L DOHC MIVEC intercooled turbocharged I4 engine
  • 4-point inertial axis hydraulic engine mount system
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Rear mounted battery
  • Independent MacPherson inverted strut front suspension w/forged aluminum control arms
  • Multi-link rear suspension w/forged aluminum control arms
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Front strut tower bar
  • P245/40R18 Yokohama ADVAN asymmetrical performance tires
  • T145/70R18 spare tire
  • 18" x 8.5" Enkei cast aluminum alloy wheels
  • Hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated Brembo disc brakes-inc: 4-piston front & 2-piston rear calipers
  • Stainless steel exhaust system
  • Dual exhaust pipes
EXTERIOR (12)
  • Aluminum front fenders & roof
  • Color-keyed front fender air flow vents
  • Aluminum hood w/color-keyed heat vents
  • Front/rear color-keyed bumpers
  • Auto-off headlights
  • Fog lamps
  • Side marker lights
  • Green laminated windshield
  • UV-blocking windshield & side windows
  • Color-keyed folding pwr mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer
  • Color-keyed door handles
INTERIOR (21)
  • Front & rear floor mats
  • Multi-information LCD display-inc: odometer, dual trip meters, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy, driving distance to empty, average vehicle speed, service reminder, coolant temp readout w/warning, S-AWC status
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Pwr windows w/driver side one-touch up/down, 30-second pwr retention
  • Remote trunk & fuel lid release
  • Anti-theft security alarm system
  • Rear roof mounted antenna
  • Automatic climate control
  • Clean air filter w/dust & pollen remover
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Front map lights
  • (2) front cup holders
  • Ashtray
  • Lighted glove box
  • Front door storage pockets
  • Front door panel bottle holders
  • Chrome inside door handles
  • Driver & front passenger sun visors w/vanity mirrors
  • Trunk lamp
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Fog Lights
Rear Defrost Rear Spoiler
Wheels - Aluminum Front Bucket Seats
AM/FM Radio CD Player
Air Conditioning Cloth Seats
Cruise Control Intermittent Wipers
Leather Wrapped Steering Power Locks
Power Mirrors Power Windows
Remote Keyless Entry Tilt Steering Wheel
Roof Airbags Trip Computer
Airbag - Driver Airbag - Passenger
Four Wheel ABS Side Airbags
Traction Control Vehicle Anti-theft
12V Power Outlet Floor Mats
Trunk Release Button Vanity Mirrors
All Wheel Drive Power Steering
Ext Service Contract Avl Financing Available

Location

Auto Choice Spearfish
321 S. Heritage Drive
Spearfish, South Dakota 57783
(888) 798-0284

Description

Die-hard Evo fans may be wary of a more civilized 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, but this one hasn't lost its overall touch. It's one of the best-performing cars for under $40,000. If you think that the Mitsubishi Evolution X is some sort of crossover along the lines of the Taurus X, stop reading. There'll be a gang of crazed gearheads with torches and pitchforks at your door momentarily. They know that the X is in fact a Roman numeral indicating the 10th generation of Mitsubishi's iconic all-wheel-drive, rally-inspired sport compact sedan. The reason you might not recall previous incarnations is because the "Evo" didn't show up on this side of the Pacific until midway through 2003, and by then it was already in Evo VIII form. That's how legendary this car is -- it had a fan base without even being sold in this country. The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is entirely new and based on the similarly redesigned 2008 Lancer compact sedan. As before, it's a high-performance version, with a potent turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive and related upgrades to improve handling and braking. The Evo X, however, is meant to be more refined and accessible to a wider range of buyers. It starts with the new Lancer platform; a slightly longer wheelbase and a much stiffer body structure give the 2008 Evolution a more substantial feel. The Evolution also benefits from the Lancer's sharper exterior styling, improved interior and new entertainment and safety features. However, while its styling and newfound creature comforts are key to bringing new folks into the Evo cult, maintaining the performance and handling that created that cult in the first place is paramount. On that front, the Evo X is a mixed bag. Specifically, the new Lancer has gained weight over its predecessor, which wipes out the added horsepower gained by its all-new aluminum block (versus iron) turbocharged inline-4. When comparing acceleration numbers from this and the prior generation, the two work out to nearly even. The new engine is certainly a smoother operator, however, cleanly building boost in a linear manner even at low engine speeds. It doesn't have the same high-rpm kick as its predecessor, but it's still a hell-raiser and easier to live with. There are two Evo varieties available. The GSR is aimed at the more hard-core enthusiast set, with more aggressive suspension settings and a standard five-speed manual transmission. The MR not only sports a softer suspension, it features Mitsubishi's new automated twin-clutch manual transmission that's operated via metal paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. (It can also operate as a traditional automatic.) This transmission swaps ratios with lightning-quick precision, which is welcome regardless of whether you're driving at 10/10ths or just turning your brain off and leaving it in "D." Like past Evos, the X sends power to all four wheels, but this one manages to feel more rear-biased in the way it drives and handles. Credit the fact that this is more than simply all-wheel drive. Dubbed Super All-Wheel Control, Mitsubishi's system features an active center differential that sends power to all four wheels, while Active Yaw Control calculates various vehicle dynamic factors and compensates to maximize grip. With a hard launch, you can expect a 0-60 mph time of about 5.0 seconds. And around our skid pad, the GSR managed an impressive 0.99g of grip, which is supercar territory. Throw in sublime steering and the Evo X becomes one of the best-performing cars at any price. With an MSRP starting at about $33,000, the Evo is in the same general price range as sports cars or coupes like the Nissan 350Z or upscale versions of the Ford Mustang. But there's really only one true competitor: the Subaru WRX STI. Both cars are fully redesigned for 2008, and both take a similar route in their evolution (pun intended) by focusing on creature comforts and overall refinement to appeal to more buyers. While the STI features a nicer interior, its hatchback-only body style is rather controversial in terms of styling. And it's just not styling that the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has on its side -- we've found it to be more fun and playful in nature than the STI, too. While some will miss the high-strung nature of the previous Evo, the new car is much better all around. For a performance car, it's not to be missed.

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