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Pros: Newer appearance & engine upgrade (MIVEC 2.4 L)
Cons: Must purchase both sunroof & stereo pkg or no sunroof at all. I already have a competition stereo & would not need the factory stereo. A sunroof would have been a plus plus
Advice: If you're thinking only 2 door cars have all the fun to make it sporty? Think again! This lil' 4 door will give any 2 doors a run for its moneyI test drove a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer RalliArt & I must say it was impressive right from the get go. I had to come back the next day to test drive it again to make sure that it was more than a 1st impression. The handling was superb & the acceleration thanks to the MIVEC engine was excellent. It didn't take much convincing on my behalf to purchase one. I've had it for 3 weeks now & so far no regrets.
Pros: warranty and price
Cons: handling and rear appearance
Advice: ask to keep it overnight; i didn't notice this issue until i drove it homeI admit i only test drove this car, but it was for 3 days. The dealer let me keep it that long, which i think all dealers should consider. Being used to Hondas means i tend to like nice, tight steering. This car is very, very loose in the steering. I mean, you have to turn the wheel upside down to make a right or left turn. I also had a tendency to go into the middle lane because, during hard cornering, i'm used to tight steering that holds the road. I hated that feeling. I drove it all over the winding roads in PA in the hills and felt it just doesn't handle well at all. The dealer does offer a better deal than most do. The one i kept for 3 days was the OZ Rally, but i also drove the Ralliart for 15 minutes. Both had the handling issue. I bought a Mazda instead. Variable assist is the way to go. The fast i drive, the more control i need.
Pros: TOO MANY TO CHOOSE
Advice: GREAT PRICE GREAT CARONE WORD 'SOLD'
Cons: not enough color options
Advice: get the convenience packageGreat car for the money. Nice ride, quiet, handles easily.
Pros: the space
Advice: the only choice should be the color you want to be seen inMy husband has a 2003 rally so, it was natural for me to look at the lancers first. I didn't need a rallyso i got the es. I wanted a 'mommymobile' that didn't look like one. you know the taures, van ect. The trunk space is great, the child seat reinforcments are great. If you are a mom on the go like I am I would definetly would go with the lancer. Also, the rebate from mitsubishi was a definite plus.
Cons: nothing yet
Advice: give the lancer a drive and you will enjoy it,just give the lancer a shot,you won't regret it.my little red oz handles the back country roads with ease,smooth and flat.the rigid unibody construction and tight suspension,it just makes for some fun.the highway is smooth and quiet at any speed and shows that the lancer even after the test drive of the civic the lancer beat it hands down.i just loved it and for less money so they have cars out their that have quality thats equal or better than honda or toyota.mitsubishi has from the es to the evo so go out and test drive a lancer and you will buy it.
Pros: sound system,sunroof,and seats
Cons: they dont make it in the color purple
Advice: drive it,and youll be hookedYou cant go wrong with this car. Its fast,good on gas and looks great. If ur gonna get a lancer,get the ralliart. Its the best value i think. I got the fully loaded ralliart witht he sun and sound package. NIce steroe upgrade and power sunroof. It gives you alot of nice features for a decent price. Im am soon t be in college and i needed something reliable and nopt too pricy.. little did i know i could get a sports car in that price range with all the luxury features of a family sedan.