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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.
Pros: Sportonic mode/Paddle shifters, highway driving, solidness of the car, Larger alloys hold the road, back seats fold to give more cargo space.
Cons: Stiff and uncomfortable ride, I find myself looking at the road to avoid holes and bumps instead of enjoying the ride.
Advice: If you like a fast highway car that hugs the road, looks beautiful and you can afford a lot of gas, buy it.The beauty of the cars appearance can detract you from the fact that it's an expensive car with many faults. But the 10 year 100k powertrain warranty and the 6 yr bumper to bumper LIMITED warranty helps. (as long as you keep all receipts and do all required maintenance in their manual mits warns you)And the limited warranty has many limitations. You should read the warranty before you buy the car. I didn't buy it mainly because the fuel economy is far below its competitors, Honda, toyota, ford, and even kia. And reviewing lancers on many websites, I found comments by owners about problems ocurring in a short time as: paint chips, easy dents on the side panels, rear suspension needing lots of repair, (possibly true, because in my test drive, I hit a few imperfections on the road and the car did not seem to be able to absorb the impact but rather it was like the impact hurt the car - and possibly many of these could cause premature wear); tires wearing out fast - (might be true because I read mits owners manual for all gts lancers and they make you start rotating the tires at only 3,500 miles ????, probably to try to make the tires last longer because they are aware of the problem. And after also test driving the regular gts, it looks like all the lancer gts cars are similar except that the spoiler on the non sportback gts was placed too high up in the rear windshield, blocking some vision and the 2008 gts does not have the much better 2.4 engine the 9's and 10's have.
Pros: 2.4 liter mivec engine runs fairly quiet and delivers decent power, continuous variable transmission shifts smoothly, handsome car, 10 year warranty, crash protection, immobilizer security system.
Cons: VERY POOR: SUSPENSION, rear visibility, front seat supports, fuel economy , mits calif headquarters customer service, no light in trunk, no remote trunk release, ½ way alarm, active not passive.
Advice: In my opinion, this car is an engineering NIGHTMARE. Mits built a superior engine and trannie and then went to sleep on most of the important features that make a car desirable and comfortable. AND IT IS NOT A GOOD CITY CAR - BETTER HIGHWAY CAR.The RIDE IS AWFUL - the worst I have ever experienced. Very small bumps are okay and smooth roads great. But any other size bumps are bad jolts - very uncomfortable and aggravating. ROAD NOISE is pronounced because poor insulation. The rear View is awful - obstructed by low hatchback, head rests, and passengers. This causes problems parking, backing, and can cause the car to be accident prone. Back support is poor in front seats. The stability control does not always stop straight - veers to right. Fuel economy is poor. The cheap plastics on the dashboard cause easy scratches. The key cost $300 to replace and have mits reprogram it. Mits customer service in Calif is not very helpful.
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!
Pros: My favorite feature is the color (and the steering wheel controls and sunroof).
Cons: The lack of leg room in the back seat. Why are seats even there? It makes people want to get in
Advice: If you're looking for a quiet interior...forget it. The heater and a/c are LOUD.Test drove 2007 Eclipse GS on freeway. I loved the smoothness of just cruising, and the thrill of it's accelleration. Blind spots were at first a concern, but once I became used to the mirrors and positioning, blind spots really not a problem. Just position and use your mirrors properly.
Pros: it has to be the radio controls that are mounted on the steering wheel they are so awsome
Cons: Seats tend to get uncomfortable after about an hour of driving
Advice: if you dont like attentionTest drive was amazing, salesman said go ahead and open it up on the freeway... So i opened it up and holy heck this car has really got some power to it, really love how in every gear when you tap the gas it makes your head jerk back.
Pros: The looks...mine is black on black and beautiful!!
Cons: How small the back seats are (but im never back there so who cares) n the turning radius...
Advice: Test drive it and make sure your comfortable driving it! When i got in it, i knew right away its what i wanted.I love this car! I must agree thats its not for bigger people and the back is extremely small...but if your looking for a nice, good looking car with a smooth ride...this is the one. I get so many comments on mine- its ridiculous! I think i made a great decision on purchasing this car! N u will too... :) Its such a fun ride that I drive it around for no reason.