Fireball drives the MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION – FMV347

#FireballMalibuVlog 347! Despite being the Final Edition, Fireball tries out the #Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution for every day errands. Ends up swimming. Doh! SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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2012 MITSUBISHI EVO MR Design Review…

I always struggle to find one word that really describes a certain vehicle. Words that have depth, but without getting too metaphysical. Although, that isn’t a bad thing, you have to realize that words are all we have to convey an idea.

Mitsubishi is one of those companies that works hard to envision cars not for drivers, but for what drivers want to feel. Is it to be tough, focused, energetic? Powerful, even? Not in this case, although those are words do exemplify the 2012 Lancer Evolution MR. But they aren’t the word that I’d use…

My word would be “youthful.”

The EvoMR isn’t a youthful car, but it makes you feel that way. Youthful in the way it feels fresh. Not even it’s its new design, but just in that it makes you feel like it’s your first car. You want to take care of it and do things to it. It begs for that…

CAI, exhaust, mods galore follow past generations of Evos and this one is no different. It’s fast, but quiet. THAT must change. Yes, it’s got horsepower for sure and gets the job done, but do we really need to discuss that when all you really want to do is pack it with 600?

It’s comfortable but not racy inside. That will change, too. The car’s name is perfect for it being the “Evolution.” It wants to evolve and develop gradually from a simple to a complex form. And that’s exactly what you ‘ll do with this car.

That’s youth, isn’t it? Its design says “bring your friends… and their junk, too.” “Let’s all go somewhere.” That’s cool.

The overall sculpture is actually very simple and clean, yet evolves into into a very hardcore statement very easily. Just ask anyone who has one. And it’s fun. Gas mileage is 17/22 and I never went to gas up for the week I had it. It’s full of top-notch stock mods including Brembo brakes and all wheel drive, but the biggest selling tool isn’t the car at all.

As I said, it’s what you can do with the EVO that makes it cool, not so much what it is. Just make sure you have a bit of dough left over from the $44K price tag on this version. You can get it de-modded a bit for around $37K, too.

“Fun, youthful, cantankerous, and honry… the Mitsu’ Lancer EvoMR is…” as Yoda would say. And as a first car for a twenty-something or younger, it would be the most fun you could have with your friends. Even when Mr. Policeman pulls you over for the first time from texting. It’ll be funny… until you meet Mr. Judge. Not so funny. For shaaaaammmmeeee….

The Fireball Cool Car line-up for August is ROCKIN!!’

Great cars are abundant here at the Fireball Pad, as you know. And what’s coming up for August? Just a host of cool people-movers like the 2013 Chevy Malibu ECO, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR and the Dodge Charger SRT. Stay tuned and SUBSCRIBE to the Blog for REVIEWS, EPISODES, HUMOR and more as we rocket into the Summer!

2012 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION MR confirmed for the Fireball Pad…

The  Evolution is a serious tuner car and always has been. But this July, I’ll get a chance to put it through the paces a bit. Tunability is awesome, but will it survive the wacko test? We’ll see…

It’s like this… The MINI next week, then the Volvo C70, Porsche 911 and EVO. Rock solid, baby…