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Old 17th April 2008, 16:42   #136
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Some rush that would be!!
Not really, considering the huge turbos and therefore the huge turbo lag. It would be a pain to drive in bumper to bumper traffic.
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Say what? car vs house. Thats quite extreme!

Well, I couldn't sleep properly (at night) the day I saw this thread (Evo at 22L!!!). I think the first think I thought or said the next morning was "Evo X"
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Although I am very negative about the driving conditions of sports cars on indian roads in the current condition, launch of EVO X will defenitely attract lot of auto engine lovers in its pure sense.

I had the pleasure of experiencing the sheer power of EVO VII on one of my shopping trips from Muscat to Dubai (normally 5 hours drive, we finished in 3.45 hours flat). Throughout the trip, I was feeling light on my bums but a thrusting pressure to my backbone, as if someone was trying to push me behind with the seats. Its a different feel of power I am sure.

Average speed on 80% of the whole Oman roads is 110 kmph (1st track) legally ! In india we can touch that figure only on highways. So, if I own the EVO X, either I have to take highway drives whenever I want to feel the engine. Or keep it covered in the parking for people to enjoy its exterior beauty.

Some quotes from a review: At the international level, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X costs $30,473 (Rs 12 lakh) and $32,697 (Rs 13 lakh), for different variants. However, since the car will be imported in India, the total price, after adding duties, will come up to somewhere around Rs 21.70 to 23.5 lakh. With this price band, the automobile is expected to be come in direct competition with other cars like Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Skoda Superb, Volkswagen Passat, Nissan Teana and Audi A4.
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i recall reading in ( i think TG ) where they showcased 2 variants of the CIVIC, the hybrid and the typer R.
the latter was if i recall correctly rated at 225hp and i dont think that is TC. and pricing was mentioned at around 20 lakhs...
now which is a better option ( not that I am sitting with that kind of cash and ready to buy one !! ) - a non TC CIVIC with probably "better" service back up or full blown modded car like the EVO10 which is probably could fail because of service not being equipped to handle such advanced cars...

secondly, would it be cheaper for MITSU to bring the EVO9 ? if so , even thats a great deal bcos IMHO, i like the EVO9 looks and performance wise, its up there...
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the evo is finally coming here eh? one thing it won't have to worry about is its usual competition in the form of the subaru impreza wrx sti
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the evo is finally coming here eh? one thing it won't have to worry about is its usual competition in the form of the subaru impreza wrx sti
you don't need that in india - here you will have illogical people comparing evo to everything from accords to nanos i can imagine some bloke asking about the mileage!!
currently i don't think we have any street legal factory tuned sports car at that price point

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i agree, its a good price considering what you'd have to pay to ship it here. importing an evo 7 or 8 might work out to be costlier. anyway, this is basically a rally car for the streets, and definitely not for everyone
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i just hope it comes soon and in the price band near 25 lakhs.If the price shoots above the 30 lakh bracket i'll definitely have a hard time getting the money together.
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35-40L. I guess that's more believable than the sub-25L tag that was mentioned on this thread. And I think that also means the EVO will be out of reach of most people... which in a way is good. It demands exclusivity.... would suck to see EVOs being used as rush hour "vahans". The high price tag would mean they would be bought primarily by enthusiasts, who hopefully will be able to take them to a track from time to time, or at least drive an EVO like it should be driven
frankly i wouldn't give a damn about exclusivity.in our country where we pray day and night to give us some supercars,its pointless to have exclusivity.

really i'd be happy if every other aunty was able to afford an evo and drive it at 40kmph.atleast i'll be the one in driving nirvana.
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40 lakhs. Anyone taking bets?
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I am told 30L ex showroom india. But even I doubt it will be 30L.
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if we are betting - i will go with 32L.
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if we are betting - i will go with 32L.
He he, didnt know you guys were into other hobbies as well
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He he, didnt know you guys were into other hobbies as well
good way to pay for our new cars . i say 28-30L
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Here goes my bet- 30 lakhs!
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