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Costs in a Mitsubishi EVO VIII

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Anybody here knows how much does an EVO cost?? I don't mean buying it, but keeping it. I've been told that the services are very often and not cheap, is it really so bad?? I've got a R32 and services are each 18500 miles more or less for some 300-600 dollars.

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You'll need to serivice the Evo every 9000 miles (used to be every 4500!), you pay much, much more in insurance and especially petrol, don't, ever buy an Evo with yoiur eyes closed, the running costs and ownership commitment are astronomical compared with 'normal' cars.

Terrific fun though.

For more info the Evo forum is the best place to ask

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You'll need to serivice the Evo every 9000 miles (used to be every 4500!), you pay much, much more in insurance and especially petrol, don't, ever buy an Evo with yoiur eyes closed, the running costs and ownership commitment are astronomical compared with 'normal' cars.

Terrific fun though.

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It's still 4500 miles between service.

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If you can track down one of the few unregistered Evil VIII's it is worth considering UK Mitsu dealers are offering 3 years free servicing.

If you do buy an Evo even basic things an be expensive. Phone your loal dealer for a quote for front brake pads!!!

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Phone your loal dealer for a quote for front brake pads!!!

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Fair enough - but after market pads such as Ferodo DS2500's can be had for just over £100 and are much better that OE Mitsubishi items.

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You'll need to serivice the Evo every 9000 miles (used to be every 4500!), you pay much, much more in insurance and especially petrol, don't, ever buy an Evo with yoiur eyes closed, the running costs and ownership commitment are astronomical compared with 'normal' cars.

Terrific fun though.

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It's still 4500 miles between service.

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Not for 8 & 9's it isn't.

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Evobaz: I heard about the Ferodos after I posted last! EBC Redstuff are good too but a bit dearer I think.

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You'll need to serivice the Evo every 9000 miles (used to be every 4500!), you pay much, much more in insurance and especially petrol, don't, ever buy an Evo with yoiur eyes closed, the running costs and ownership commitment are astronomical compared with 'normal' cars.

Terrific fun though.

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It's still 4500 miles between service.

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Not for 8 & 9's it isn't.

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Does that not only apply to the MR models and not the FQ's?

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Thorburn: It applies to both. But personally, with all Turbocharged cars likely to be driven hard, I would change the oil every 3000 miles. Mitsu dealers usually use Mobil 1 but I prefer Castrol synthetic. Slightly thicker but clings to turbo longer. So less wear when cold.

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Hey guys and girls,

I've just started looking for an EVO VIII and i was at one of the Ralliart centres up here in Scotland, and these guys know there stuff.....

I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, but it is every 4500 miles or every 6 months for the 8 & 9 definately. Was 1 of my questions.... and the cost of the services. Up until you get to about 30k, the servicing cost is fairly respectible, around the £200 mark, but when you get over the magic 30k mark, they become more expensive. After that you're looking around £500 a service.... And sadly it HAS to be done, or nobody will even touch the car.

It's an expensive toy to have, but i still have to admit, it's worth the money.... What a weapon.

Hope this helps a little

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Not in all cases. The 45,000 (and every 45,000 afterwards) service is a biggie as the timing belt must be changed. Mitsubishi also recommend having the AYC/ACD fluid and brake fluid changed every 2 years. But inbetween these services all that is required is a small service (The £200 one).

Plenty of specialists will do the work just as well for cheaper. The owners club an no doubt recommend a few.

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Hello peeps

I've just put a deposit down on an FQ330, can't wait to pick it up FIREdevil.gif .What i've learnt so far on the service front is as follows; any EVO other than the 260 has to be serviced every 4500miles, but every other service is a simple oil change(due to active yaw system)and inbetween a full service.The 260 can be serviced every 9000, which is probly why they were offering free servicing for first three years.

Lets face it though if you want an evo you probly wouldn't look for a 260 unless the wife's got to drive it.

Oh how i've missed having a turbo, i've let an R32 go and that desperately needed one. Looking forward to the fix.

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My Evo viii has to be serviced every 4.5k or 6 months..It will do around 170ish miles to a tank of fuel(50 ltrs).

group 20 insurance..eats tyres & you have to be carefull with the clutches esp when launching.

Apart from that, there a cracking car,I use it every day and its been totally reliable with no problems at all,the only downside is that they are slightly more expensive to

run than your average performance car.

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Hey i have a 260 n im certainly no lady !!! It has to be serviced every 4.5k, but mines more often as its runnin 380bhp and soon to be 400. mr glass full leather recaros 18s black mr glass carbon thunder spoiler coilovers ect ect so you c the 260 is a very good base car especially as it has the better 5 speed box ! and on the higher models for more power you will have to junk most of the mods on there you just paid the extra for !

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