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    Postby jamie » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:19 pm

    Hi Folks,

    I wasn't planning to trade in my Evo this year, but I took a liking to an Audi S5 at Brent Mealins and traded it in today.

    There have been a few requests for an Evo 9 on-line recently, and mine is in very good health and unmodified (which is very rare!!!):

    Mitsubishi Evo IX (9) FQ 340 (UK Ralliart model)
    Just 40,000 miles
    MIVEC variable valve timing exclusive to the IX and X models.
    Serviced and cambelt change within the last couple of months
    Recently taxed
    New clutch in the last year
    New brake discs and pads front and rear
    Brembo Brake system
    Tyres have excellent tread
    Ralliart half leather/alcantara seats front & rear
    Stereo with IPOD/MP3 connection
    Electric Windows
    Remote central locking with alarm/immobiliser
    Active switchable diff
    345 BHP standard. 0-60: 4.3. Top speed: 157 MPH (limited)

    The car is in stunning condition inside and out and drives beautifully. It is very well maintained and does not need anything. There are no strange noises, clonks or unusual characteristics. It is probably one of the lowest mileage and unmodified Evo 9s in the UK. It hasn’t been remapped or fitted with performance modifications because it really doesn’t need them. It is very practical and there is enough space for three in the back.

    Anyone looking for an excellent example of Evo 9 could do far worse than seek this one out at Brents.

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    Re: Traded in Mitsubishi Evo 9 Fq 340 for Audi S5

    Postby Straightsix » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:32 am

    Nice get some pics up. Did he give you a good price for the evo?
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    Re: Traded in Mitsubishi Evo 9 Fq 340 for Audi S5

    Postby jamie » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:24 pm

    I couldn't complain with the trade in, it hadn't depreciated much in my 14 months of ownership.....and values aren't dropping on Pistonheads/Ebay etc. Brent could probably sell it for the same price I purchased it for, its worth every penny.

    To be honest, the Evo 9s are probably heading towards classic status as the last 'true Evo' and I'll probably kick myself for selling it in 5 years time when they are commanding Escort Cosworth money.

    I wasn't looking to sell the Evo, but I was hoping to find an Audi RS4 at some point over the next year......and the S5 was a nice compromise.

    I'll try and get some S5 pics up shortly, but it'd be great to see some pics of your own new Evo.
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    Re: Traded in Mitsubishi Evo 9 Fq 340 for Audi S5

    Postby Straightsix » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:56 pm

    thats good then as long as your happy you dont mind.
    Yeah they dont seem to be coming down do they for some reason. haha yeah always the way you cant keep everything.
    yeah they have the same engine as the RS4 anyway dont they just a little less power?
    look forwad to seeing them. yeah i will sort some pics out just need to get a carbon front splitter on it to finish it off.
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    Re: Traded in Mitsubishi Evo 9 Fq 340 for Audi S5

    Postby jamie » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:22 pm

    Yep Evo's look good with those carbon front splitters.

    The 4.2 is the same engine as the RS4 in a lower state of tune power wise. But it does have a touch more torque. The RS4's engine from memory is fitted with new con rods and strengthened by Cosworth to allow it to rev 1,000 RPM higher and reach the higher peak power. There is only a 1 second difference between their respective 0-100MPH times, which I can live with.....

    Its not as quick as the Evo, but not too far off the pace.
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    Re: Traded in Mitsubishi Evo 9 Fq 340 for Audi S5

    Postby jamie » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:56 pm

    I saw my Evo being driven enthusiastically by a chap and his girlfriend this evening so I'm assuming its been sold already. That must be a local record!!!

    Does anyone know the new owner?
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    Re: Traded in Mitsubishi Evo 9 Fq 340 for Audi S5

    Postby Straightsix » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:00 pm

    jamie wrote:I saw my Evo being driven enthusiastically by a chap and his girlfriend this evening so I'm assuming its been sold already. That must be a local record!!!

    Does anyone know the new owner?


    yeah he is a friend of my cousins i think he got it on monday
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    Re: Traded in Mitsubishi Evo 9 Fq 340 for Audi S5

    Postby jamie » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:39 pm

    He must have seen this thread then, because Brent didn't even get time to advertise it!!!

    I'm quite pleased because Brent and I have an agreement in place by which if he were to sell the Evo in one month that he'd give me £500. He didn't even have it a week!!

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    Re: Traded in Mitsubishi Evo 9 Fq 340 for Audi S5

    Postby Straightsix » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:43 am

    jamie wrote:He must have seen this thread then, because Brent didn't even get time to advertise it!!!

    I'm quite pleased because Brent and I have an agreement in place by which if he were to sell the Evo in one month that he'd give me £500. He didn't even have it a week!!

    Everyone is a winner...... :wink:


    i was speaking too him at the weekend he found out about it from a friend.
    Thats handy for you then.
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    Re: Traded in Mitsubishi Evo 9 Fq 340 for Audi S5

    Postby jamie » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:27 pm

    It'll certainly help fill the Audi up a few times :wink:

    I'd imagine your mate will be very happy with the Evo. I really looked after it......
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