Time’s Up for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition

Tell people you own a Mitsubishi Lancer and you aren’t likely to encounter many looks of jealousy.

The Lancer, after all, is a standard economy-minded family sedan that doesn’t offer much in the way of panache or excitement. It’s a good car that’ll transport you and your closest friends or family members to the places you need to go.

The base trim offers a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that makes 148 hp and uses a 5-speed manual transmission to deliver a respectable 25 miles per gallon in the city and 34 on the highway.

The Lancer is as practical as practical transportation gets.

The Lancer Evolution, though, is a completely different beast.

And it’s taking a final bow.

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10 Super Cars for Super Skiers

2013 Subaru Impreza

The snow is starting to fall in the mountains, so it may be time for you skiers and snowboarders to start making arrangements to get out to the resorts. Perfect ski conditions do not make for perfect driving conditions, unfortunately, so it’s important to drive up to the mountains in a capable car. We all know that one person who’s been stuck in the snow, driving a front-wheel-drive Honda Fit up a snowy hill backward in a futile attempt to get more traction. Don’t be that person. Bring an appropriately equipped vehicle to the mountains with you. Nothing spoils a ski trip like not making it to the mountain.

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Farewell, Great Evo, and Good Riddance

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

Mitsubishi sales are circling the drain. The carmaker hasn’t had a major commercial success since, well, ever. I can’t think of a single model that reviewers and consumers alike have lauded as the best in any class.

There is one car that has given Mitsubishi a huge dose of respect in this country: the Lancer Evolution. While every other Mitsubishi in the stable is pretty much a bargain-basement find shoppers settle for when they can’t afford a Toyota, the Evo, as it is known, is something special.

The Evo, a suped-up and turbocharged version of the homely Lancer, is the most extraordinary car Mitsubishi has ever built.

And it’s finally being killed off.

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