Haven't replaced brakes yet since purchase new in 2010 labor day. Low cost of maintenance overall, but many owners forget about the CVT Transmission fluid servicing every 50k miles. Not the best for long distance drives, but for a daily work commute it gets the job done well. Also, I love the handling in this car and how it handles the elements very well.
First off the Evo is just an amazing car. The first day I bought mine Ive been in love with it ever since. If you ask anyone who knows about these cars, they will say its a fast car. You have no clue until you actually drive one for yourself. The handling and performance is just remarkable. I let a friend drive my Evo because I was too tired to drive, and as he started flying down back roads I was feeling sick. Once you think that you have gotten use to the cars launch ability sit in the passenger seat and its an even bigger beast. The all wheel drive system is also amazing. I can take an off ramp off of a highway that has a posted speed of 25 at 55. I would not recommend doing that but If one day you are being chased IT CAN be done. I haven't yet had the pleasure of driving it in the snow yet so I cant tell you how that is but in the rain it handles as if the ground was dry. Dirt and gravel its a monster. You have to drive this car to know what Im talking about. For daily driving its not bad. There is a huge trunk to fit groceries and etc. and plenty of room in the back seat for other passengers. The only flaw is the appearance and the stereo system. The Evo VII, VIII, IV are good cars. Although the MR worth the money. The MR has almost 40 more HP and has a sixth gear. It also comes with Bilsitein shocks and 17 inch gunmetal Enikei racing wheels. It also has Xenon headlamps, fog lights and gauges. The is also a vortex generator on the roof and a flap on the spoiler which helps keep he back of the car on the ground. The stereo in the regular Evo is not too bad but could be better. This car is a tuned down race car but it would be better with a little bump from the speakers. Overall the Evo is an amazing car and can satisfy all of your expectations. I would recommend this car to anyone who loves to drive. Excellent choice.
This car is great on gas and you can drive for awhile before filling up again. This car would be great for someone who has to do a lot of driving. The trunk space in this car is huge and you'll be amazed at how much that will fit in there. The only thing I have a problem with are the head rests in the back seat are to tall. I can't see out the back window very well when I need to back the car up. I've had the car for almost 5 months now and it is a great little car to get around in.