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Mitsi Evo 8

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Dr Who, 26 Feb 2006.

  1. Dr Who

    Sgarrista

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    Discovered that for what I will pay for an Evo6 in Cyprus I can get a pretty nice Evo8 in the uk, run it for 6 months in the UK (wife driving it) and then import it to Cyprus free of all duty...

    This is the car I have found that looks about right for my needs, any comments?

    Gonna be a pig to insure as its Uxbridge, ungaraged, wife with 0 no claims and a claim this year, her fault, but it will still work out cheaper than trying to get a decent one in Cyprus I think...

    :cool:
     
  2. TripleT

    Sgarrista

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    I hate you... ;)

    Bike engined 7 and an Evo8... Not to mention that you now live in bloody Cyprus :mad:

    :p
     
  3. Ev0

    Capodecina

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    That's "only" the Evo 260, down in power from the "normal" evos and has a few less bits on it (5 instead of 6 speed box, no large spoiler etc).
     
  4. great advice

    Mobster

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    Not a bad car :D

    Pretty pants as a daily driver though - no creature comforts : if your not gunna get any track time in its best just going for a scooby or something, it will be slower round a track but easier to live with day to day.

    The Air Con is pants on them, took mine back to the dealership 3 times thinking it didnt work properly. they said it was fine and they are all like that - its true :D it Hardly does anything lol

    Its missing a gear and a few horses though, id look for atleast an FQ300. It also doesnt have the carbon fibre of better models (it sold new for less than £20k)

    Dont need me to tell you its a hoot to drive though, i dont think anyone will ever disagree :)
     
  5. Trickle

    Wise Guy

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    I'd sooner have an evo6 than an evo8 260. Having said that, I wouldnt want to pay quite as much for the older evo6 as the nearly new 8 260.
     
  6. great advice

    Mobster

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    Yes the 6 will be faster, its meant to be the best handling out of the lot :) it bulked up for the 7 and later.
     
  7. Dr Who

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    Its an Evo 8 GSR not 260, why would you say it was a 260 when the ad says GSR with 6 speed manual?

    I am confused now... the GSR came with 6 speed box and Enkei 6 spoke 17's?

    :confused:
     
  8. Ev0

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    Link won't work for me now but from looking at the pictures it looked like the 260 with the small spoiler, the 260 also does have those wheels.

    If it's a full fat 8 then yeah it isn't too bad :)
     
  9. Dr Who

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    And work in Egypt

    Life's a bitch

    :D
     
  10. Dr Who

    Sgarrista

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    Thats what the ad from the dealer says, but the spoiler is suspect I agree...

    :(
     
  11. Ev0

    Capodecina

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    Plus they didn't call it a GSR in the uk, they were MRXXX etc at that time, I thought?
     
  12. great advice

    Mobster

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    The Evo 6 was sold as a GSR. im sure it was!
     
  13. Ev0

    Capodecina

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    Yup it was, but I'm talking about the Evo 8 in the ad :)

    I could well be wrong, but by the price and the pictures it does look like a 260, same wheels (although these could be the same on all of them that age for all I know!) and spoiler.

    Still a nice car though, I'd love one.
     
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  14. great advice

    Mobster

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    Yeah they where the MR260, then FQ300 and so on. That was the 7 and 8, you can only get FQ's on the 9 iirc.
     
  15. Dr Who

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    The MR was the model that followed the GSR... The GSR only came in late 2003, then 2004 introduced the MR and Evo 8 260..

    That was the spoiler change from the Evo 8 GSR to the MR... so summat is amiss

    :D
     
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  16. Cryfreeman

    Mobster

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    The 260 isnt a MR version as far as i am aware,no alloy roof,billies,mr cams or mr engine, its also 70kg heavier than the mr version.

    rev limit with clutch depressed as welll which gives it bit of a slow 0-60 :)
     
  17. Oracle

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    Agree, that spoiler is not right. The smaller rear spoilers were applied to the lesser spec Evos, so you may need to clarify what exactly is going on here!
     
  18. bingham67

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    I envy you what a sweet car :)