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Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

The rally-bred Mitsubishi Evo can be yours for less than £15,000

Thanks to tougher emissions regulations and the freefall of rallying from the world stage, the Evo X will probably go down as the last-ever four-wheel-drive supersaloon Mitsubishi built.

The entry-level FQ-300 model is fast and fun, but easier on its brakes, tyres and transmission than even more powerful versions of the Evo X. Performance from the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine is still devastatingly quick, though, with 0-62mph in under five seconds. And there’s so much traction and grip in corners that it will easily outmanoeuvre most supercars.

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Servicing will be expensive and you can expect to be hit hard in the pocket on fuel, but not many cars can keep up with an Evo X on wet British B-roads.

We managed to find a tidy low-mileage example in striking red and with a full service history for just over £14,000 – and if you shop around, we have no doubt you could get the keys to one of these automotive legends for as little as £13,000.

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