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2000 black beauty
Pros: Drives great. Excellent on gas.
Cons: How fast the pant started to peel2000 galant drives great great on gas. Need replacement driver mirror. Needs a paint job.
Cons: backrestHas never failed me so far. Long as maintenace are kept within schedule, this vehicle will return the favor in performance.
Pros: Air condition
Cons: Console materialsThe very good thing of this car is the leg space.The car is considered a good family car.But sometimes you feel that it's made of cheap material.The A/C is excellent.
Great Sporty Sedan
Pros: Overall engineering (design and performance)
Cons: hard plactics in passenger space.ES Sport with over 14,000 miles, mostly highway includes 2,200 mile vacation to WA & OR, O/A 30 MPG. It loves to run around 75MPH. Quick, agile, and firm on the road. CVT works well but requires some getting used to as no manual downshift to 2nd gear is available. Engine braking in low is limited to slow speeds but in drive the computer adjusts for driver habits and selects proper engine RPM for desired performance. Braking and overall handling are excellent. This car replaced a 2002 Lancer ES sedan and is worlds ahead in safety and upgrade features including sound system, moonroof, bluetooth (as yet unused), keyless entry and operation, and full down rear windows. Has had zero maintenance issues.
Bought it just for the LOOK!
Pros: Solar color with Rear wing spoiler
Cons: The digital reading in the Instrument Cluster shows km/h which does not make sense when other has miles as unitI picked Eclipse over Scion tC for the better body look. Both cars were about the same after $3k cash rebate from Mitsubishi. Not use to the cloth seat and manual seat adjustments and road noises compare with my previous Lexus GS300 but it is acceptable as a weekend FUN car. I noticed the car has to work hard when making uphill when seated with 3 peoples. My review maybe too harsh since this is the first car I bought that cost less than $40k. I like it BEST as a $20k car.
Cons: wish it had remote liftgate
Advice: BUY BUY BUY!My 4th Mitsubishi. Loved them all. Great vehicles and are highly under-rated. Have my 2010 Endeavor 3 months now. Perfect size for a family & extremely comfortable. Handles and drives like a sports sedan. Gas milage better than expected. Awesome vehicle! Giving my 2001 Montero Sport (106M miles and going strong) to my 17 year old son.
Pros: Higway ride. The car is fast and holds the road like glue.
Cons: The 'no suspension' quality of the car. You are the suspension. lol
Advice: Do not buy it or any of the gts models unless you can live with the faults I mentioned. Buy the es or de less expensive models which does not have so many faults like the above.Pros: The engine, transmission, cruise, braking, steering all work well and are easy to operate. Cons: he fuel economy is below par. The suspension is weak. There is a lot more road noise than my prior 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer es. The rear view is not good. There is no light in the trunk -you can not see anything in there at night. There is also no remote trunk release. The buttons on the Steering wheel are not illuminated so you cannot see them at night. The front and rear headlights are not illuminated just because the dash board is, like on most cars. You have to check them. The back support is not great on the front seats because the head rests are slanting too far forward preventing your upper back from really hitting the seat - causing fatigue.