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2002 Mitsubishi Montero - Limited (A5)
Pros: Artifical Intelligence controlled trasmission
Cons: Backs of seats have exposed leather and are not protected.
Advice: Have it professionally checked first, always use synthetic oilI will keep this SUV forever it performs well enough with a 3.5L and gets very good mileage. The queston of performance? -- not every vehicle needs to be rated by dragstrip time, this is an SUV and performs as a SUV should very comfortably and reliably no matter if it is a long highway trip or snow covered off road long driveway that ends at a river. The braking and traction are reliable in any weather on any terrain. It's a shame Mitsubishi doesn't make this larger SUV anymore.
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer - ES FWD
Pros: Comfort, Safety, reliability, less target for theft.
Cons: Fuel Economy is well below it's competitors.
Advice: Buy it if comfort and safety satisfy you. If you're looking for good Fuel Economy it's not the car to buy.The lancer drives very well. It's as quiet as any of it's competitors, as corolla, etc. It soaks up most of the bumps with minimum effect in the passanger car. It's engine, a dohc with Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timming and it's continuously variable transmission both work to perfection. I've had two prior generation lancers and they all were highly reliable, with minimum repairs and breakdowns under severe use. The car is very safe and sturdy - uses very strong steel. The only flaw is that the epa fuel economy is already below it's competitors and below the prior generation lancer 2006. And when you drive it - it seems like it's below the epa estimates also.
2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor - LS AWD
Advice: You guys can't be wrong !Very smooth, very good transmission and very fast. Perfect SUV. Just drive 10 minutes and you will love it. Very strong, you fell this SUV like a tank, but easy to handling.
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor - XLS (2004.5 Production) AWD
Pros: The price was nice.
Advice: Buy it. You'll love it!Drives like a car!
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport - ES (EOP November 2002) 4x2
Pros: The sunroof
Cons: center console
Advice: Make sure you get the extended mile warrantyafter having the vehicle for 60,000 miles, I noticed the transmission starting to slip. It got worse and worse as time went by until the truck would not engage in reverse. It would sit idle for about 30 seconds then kick in to gear. The vehicle would shake so bad the engine would turn right off. This whole ordeal ended up costing me 2,474 dollars!(without a military discount). So far, I haven't had any other problems with the SUV.
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer - GTS
Pros: Combo NAV computer/HDD/Sirius sat radio
Cons: Engine power output w/ CVT tranny
Advice: Good buy for commuting, but don't expect to have a blast driving it.I owned the 04' Ralliart Lancer before, and traded it in for the 08' as soon as I saw it on the lot. The car is feature packed for the cost, as long as you get the GTS model with the NAV package. The technology keeps you occupied on long drives to work, while the comfort level keeps you happy when you get there. The only downside is that the CVT version of this car feels downright anemic when you step on the gas. It takes it's time to get moving, but once it gets up and running it hums along easily. Would recommend.
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse - GT
Pros: Sleek exterior, heated leather seats, warranty, pickup
Cons: blind spots but eventually you get used to them if you use your mirrors correctly
Advice: Hold out for the V6. It's definitley worth it! And hold out for low initial mileage.I loved this car the moment my foot slammed on the gas. It takes premium fuel but hopefully that means the engine will stay good longer. I have had mine for about a week now and I love it. I take mine out for rides just for the hell of it. Surprisingly, I enjoy the fact that the car has virtually no backseat cuz then nobody will want to pile in the car. Which is nice for people who don't want to perpetually haul their friends around. Beautiful rear LED lights and cool blue interior, this car is definitley a little rock star for all the attention that it gets. I don't regret buying this car one bit!