Mitsubishi lancer evolution or Ford mustang?
Hard pick. The Evo is a faster car hands down even in stock form. Still the Evo VIII RS or Evo IX Mr are the Evos of choice. The X isn't as racy in feel but it's just as fast as an IX MR. Still, the Mustang is definitely more refined being that it has a bigger engine and it's N/A. Personally, I'd look at a pre '07 Subaru WRX STI. They are more reliable than both of those cars. Sure, each car has an Achille's Heel, but the Evo has more then it's share and the Mustang even more than that. The 4G63t is a good engine, but it's not the engine that is the problem witht he Evo. VIIIs had transmission issues which were corrected on the IXs. However, the MR's 6 speed tranny isn't as durable as the other IX's 5 speed. Add to the equation that you are running 19 psi of boost on a 2 liter engine and long term reliability comes into question. Honestly, if you drive cars hard, it won't matter which one you buy. It will be in the shop. That applies to most cars. If you want that kind of durability, buy a Toyota. They are reliable enough but they can bore you to death. High performance comes at a price, but the STI will have less issues than most.