Be The Family Hero With This Extremely Rare Mitsubishi Evo Wagon

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There's only one catch.

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo is gone. Could it return one day? Mitsubishi will never say never, but don't hold your breath for something to happen in the near future. One previous rumor was to turn the Evo into a crossover, but we don't really see today's Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross sprouting an Evo edition. Fortunately, there are plenty of high-quality used Mitsubishi Evos for sale in the used car market, so interested parties can take their pick, depending on budget of course. Thing is, a vast majority of these used Evos are tenth generation models. This makes sense because the Evo only arrived in the US beginning in its eighth generation in 2003. But for those bold enough to seek something a bit different, we think we've found one such option.

Up for sale on the Russian language site is this 2005 Mitsubishi Evo wagon. Yep, Mitsubishi did build the Evo in a wagon body style but only for the Japanese market. Somehow, this one ended up in Russia.

This 2005 Evo IX GT-A has a total of 105,000 miles on its clock and is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four rated at 280 horsepower. Power goes to all four wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission, which means the engine comes from the Evo VII that sports a smaller turbocharger. All Evo VIII GT-As came with the five-speed auto, along with a gauge pack, Recaro seats, and diamond-finish 17-alloy wheels, among other items.

A grand total of just 2,500 GT-As were built, most of them wagons. And because it's a wagon and automatic-equipped, it's a bit heavier than the sedan by about 155 pounds.

This example, as you can tell, is right-hand drive, a fact that could make going to the drive-thru slightly complicated. This also begs the questions of whether this Evo VIII wagon is even legal in the US. Chances are it is, and here's why: a version of its 2.0-liter inline-four was also fitted to additional vehicles sold in the US, among them the Mitsubishi Galant and Eclipse.

The price? It's listed at 620,000 rubles, or about $9,989. Factor in the transportation costs and you're still looking at a pretty sweat deal.

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