Jul 01, 2006
Reviewed By John Draneas and Stefan Lombard
Price as Tested $36,894

Assertive styling, cool sounds, rally-car balance. Lest you forget, the comfortable Recaro racing seats help you remember what you’ve got beneath you.


The big-torque turbo and front-wheel drive bias make steering heavy, and keeping it straight can be difficult. Helps to switch the differential to the gravel or snow settings; that seems to give more power to the rear wheels. That wing is just a bit ridiculous.


The Evo is a seriously fast car that feels like a rally car. Four doors make it practical, though nothing else about it does. You really have to want this car, as the price puts it in company with some serious Euro machines, including lightly used BMW M3s and Audi S4s.

Fun to Drive
5.0 rating
Fun to Look at
2.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating