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I love this car
Cons: The seatbelt chimes continuesly at you when you unbuckle your seatbeltI've had this car for about 3wks and I love it! I got the Lancer GTS because it has a little more horsepower then the base model. I also got all the options possible so that makes it even better. I has the sun and sound package, the touring package, the CVT transmission with paddle shift. The seats are nice and soft. It's not anywhere as fast as the EVO but it has some pick up and go. I'm also not trying to race anyone. My kids love it and they say the fit comfortable. my youngest is about 5ft ad my oldest is 5'9. I would recommend to anyone looking for a car.
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.
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.