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Old 01-09-2007, 02:38 PM
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I feel like I'm too old for this car. Its nice, but I doubt I could drive one. Any word on the HP figures for the "WRX" class Lancer? And will it have AWD?
Yeah that old age of 30.....the car is going to be like $35k+. Its not cheap.

You can still drive one, I promise that I won't laugh.

Its a serious car.
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:42 PM
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i always liked the idea of the previous EVO just couldn't see myself driving one. this revised version on the other hand is perfect. me likey.
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:46 PM
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Yeah that old age of 30.....the car is going to be like $35k+. Its not cheap.

You can still drive one, I promise that I won't laugh.

Its a serious car.

:killer:

If Canadian STi pricing is any indication ($47K) This thing will be $50K CAD.
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I love it....I'm sold.
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Cool, i just arrived from china via the golden venture. sign me up for an evo or an STi! need to make 20000000 deliveries and wash tons of dishes to pay off my snakehead.
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Maximized
WOW!!! This car looks much more refined and not like a ricer (sorry). If this car is around the old EVO's MSRP, I might trade in my Mustang for this.
that is also the first thing i noticed.

it actually looks really upscale v. the boy ricer looks of the current evo. (which i originally liked but quickly faded my interest)
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:27 PM
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:09 PM
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Ok now that i see it in black, i like it MUCH better
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Animagix
Cool, i just arrived from china via the golden venture. sign me up for an evo or an STi! need to make 20000000 deliveries and wash tons of dishes to pay off my snakehead.

LOL! im guessing your a Fuk?
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:04 PM
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LOL! im guessing your a Fuk?
I find myself hocking and spitting all day... plus it's 31 degrees out and i'm wearing flip-flops. Oh well, time to go for a drive in my STi.
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with the rear spoiler delete option, i can see myself purchasing this car. but, with CDN prices @ $50k+ for an sti, it's gonna be pricey.
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:52 AM
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Not a 5-speed because it's not an MR, I assume.

Still has a horribly fugly rear end. Looks like it belongs on a Mirage or something. Everything else is great though.
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Big improvement over the current one, but I still wouldn't drive it.
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you wouldn't want to drive it? you simply don't like evo's?
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Styling is just over the top for me. The car doesn't fit into my overall style. I'm sure they are a blast to race and such, but I just don't do that much these days.

I mean don't get me wrong if I happened to be at a road course and someone said "Hey take my Evo out for a spin", I'm not going to turn him down. Just saying I wouldn't buy one.
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Originally Posted by Animagix
I find myself hocking and spitting all day... plus it's 31 degrees out and i'm wearing flip-flops. Oh well, time to go for a drive in my STi.

LOL, "Mr.comedian" here. The sad part that its tru. Damn Fuks!:rolf:
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Originally Posted by Animagix
I find myself hocking and spitting all day... plus it's 31 degrees out and i'm wearing flip-flops. Oh well, time to go for a drive in my STi.

LOL, "Mr.comedian" here. The sad part that its tru. Damn Fuks!
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:43 PM
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man, i think i found my next car. but i gotta see it in person.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Beltfed
You can tell by the smaller BBS wheels and production style headlights....that this is a pre-production test car.

I wonder what "trim level" those two are. Maybe the one on the left is the "base EVO" and the other is similar to current MR Edition?

I just can't see Mitsu making the base Lancer as nice looking as the one on the left above, especially after seeing them in the current body style
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Originally Posted by cmschmie
I wonder what "trim level" those two are. Maybe the one on the left is the "base EVO" and the other is similar to current MR Edition?

I just can't see Mitsu making the base Lancer as nice looking as the one on the left above, especially after seeing them in the current body style
The one on the left is probably a more premium Lancer, like a RalliArt model type deal.

Its definitely not an Evo.

The one on the right is the standard Evo from most accounts.
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:35 PM
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I find it funny that people get these high-strung cars which were rally-bred just to do donuts in a wet or snow covered parking lot.

Incredible cars but targeted to potential buyers which I am too old (29) to be a part of.

... plus I speak perfect english and my fiance is too hot and classy for an sti or evo. That's why we bought an RDX. =P
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Animagix
I find it funny that people get these high-strung cars which were rally-bred just to do donuts in a wet or snow covered parking lot.

Incredible cars but targeted to potential buyers which I am too old (29) to be a part of.

... plus I speak perfect english and my fiance is too hot and classy for an sti or evo. That's why we bought an RDX. =P
Well the one thing that Evo does that your RDX can't.....is compete against cars that cost 3x as much money. Also, the Evo is a 2.0l, but its not really a buzz box like a Civic Si. The STi is a 2.5l and is not remotely high strung.

I speak english myself and have an MBA. To date, I've had an 03 Evo and an STi.

If your fiance is so hot and classy, you should be parking her ass in a new Range Rover not an entry level RDX.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:03 PM
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I got turned off by Ranger Rovers when I saw a literally smoking one on the side of the road from a busted radiator. Fairly new too.

I almost bought an evo/sti last winter but just couldn't picture myself or my fiance in one (and i'm a pretty big Rally fan) When I poke fun at the demographic of these cars , I'm talking about a good portion of the owners in the NYC/tri-state area. 85% of the time I come across one of them I see a stereotype driving the vehicle. And you being a new yorker, I'm sure you've seen tons of them in Flushing and know what I'm talking about.
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Originally Posted by Animagix
I find it funny that people get these high-strung cars which were rally-bred just to do donuts in a wet or snow covered parking lot.

Incredible cars but targeted to potential buyers which I am too old (29) to be a part of.

... plus I speak perfect english and my fiance is too hot and classy for an sti or evo. That's why we bought an RDX. =P

You sound to be pretty metro sexual and quite biased overall. Including your "finance" in your post like your are being watched or should I say "whipped". You've done it twice now, this post and the latest.

You and your fiance can speak all the perfect english you like to include yourself with the rest of the middle class buying an Acura Vs the Real Class of the BENZ. People owning EVO's must have class because their loan ends up being quite the same as the RDX's.

I find it funny that people get bent out of shape when regular cars make luxury cars seem rediculous.
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^^^ I understand why they did it but I think those things supporting the headrest are a mistake to be silver. At least make it an option to be black.
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Old 01-13-2007, 12:35 AM
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I like it! But it still reminds me of this....
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i think they lost funding in the design of the rear
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I think this is a huge improvement over the current Evo, but I have to agree with a few of those that posted here that sated this isn't their style.

I'm getting closer to 30, and I can't see myself driving around in a car like this anymore. It's weird how taste changes over time, as 5-10 years ago, I would have been dying for this car, and now a car like the 335 coupe or new CTS gets me more excited.

When I poke fun at the demographic of these cars , I'm talking about a good portion of the owners in the NYC/tri-state area. 85% of the time I come across one of them I see a stereotype driving the vehicle. And you being a new yorker, I'm sure you've seen tons of them in Flushing and know what I'm talking about.
I know exactly what you mean as I'm from Whitestone and it does have a certain stereotype associated with it. Hell, my 29 year old friend had a 2004 Evo, and just sold it to get a new G35, as he was getting a lot of shit for driving a car like that to work. You can say those people are ignorant, but that doesn't change the people sometimes judge you by what you drive.
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:03 PM
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Finally a break to for canada ... EVO is coming to CANADA!

Mitsubishi, the Lancer and the Future

Detroit, Michigan. Larry Futers, who worked for Volvo for 10 years before joining the Mitsubishi bandwagon, is confident in the times ahead. He clearly stated to me that the old question of whether Mitsubishi had a future in Canada is moot and dead in the water. Mitsubishi is no different than Toyota or Chrysler; they are part of the Canadian automotive landscape.


Mr. Futers is confident in Mitsubishi's success.
His self-assurance stems from the fact that he is extremely proud of the latest vehicles from the Japanese brand. Both the Lancer and recently introduced Outlander represent real competition to the established nameplates in their respective categories.

When it comes to value, quality and pricing, he knows that his Outlander can easily duke it up with the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. In the hyper-competitive compact segment, the admitted targets are the Honda Civic and Mazda3. Again and without flinching, his tone of voice indicates that the 2008 Lancer will be a real threat to the aforementioned cars.

As Mr Futers puts it, people will want to buy the Lancer and it will not be for any single reason. They will want one because of what the Lancer is and where it comes from. Mitsubishi has a long standing relationship with performance be it through the World Rally Championship or through magazines and movies that feature tuners cars; since the beginning of the Century, the Lancer EVO has been a favourite amongst drifters and track-day enthusiasts.

This is only one element. The others will be value, as mentioned above.The base pricing of the Lancer will be set below that of the Civic and the 3 all the while offering more amenities.

Lastly but perhaps most importantly, the Lancer's styling. The new sheetmetal, lines, wheels and aggressive light designs will surely attract those that want something that looks hip. And the bonus, which I added, Mitsubishi cars are generally reliable modes of transportation.

As for trims, Mr Futers indicated that there will be a few specific editions of the car that will be introduced over the coming 24 or so months. This means we will be able to expect a Ralliart version, perhaps a Sportback and, most importantly, an EVO.

Yes! We Canadians will finally be able to purchase an EVO. The Prototype X, unveiled during the Mitsubishi Press Conference, is 90% representative of what will be available in showrooms. I love it!

The Lancer will make its first Canadian public appearance and the Montreal Auto Show.
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At 50K it will hardly make a wave up here. Sure it will get tons of press but I wouldn't expect them to sell many. It won't be the value it is in the US.
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Can't wait to see these things on the road...
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:32 PM
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At 50K it will hardly make a wave up here. Sure it will get tons of press but I wouldn't expect them to sell many. It won't be the value it is in the US.
Agreed. If you add the damned taxes that the gov't charges up here, only the few can afford this car.
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It sucks that cars cost so damn much up there.
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Buy it in the 'States and import it over.

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Buy it in the 'States and import it over.

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How much cheaper buying in the States ?
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yap my cusin an fx35 down in the states 40000 out the door and you wont get it cheaper than 55000 in canada its worth it sometimes specially if u pay cash !
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I like it, much better than the current EVO but I'd still never buy one because it screams "pull me over!"

What are the lights in the bumper vents? Fog lights? Markers? They look like they could be LED.
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the back needs to be re-designed
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What are the lights in the bumper vents? Fog lights? Markers? They look like they could be LED.
I'm guessing that they're turn signals.
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