Pros Tech, looks, comfort
Cons Seat fabric, power
Summary Updated the interior to leather made SO much difference. Now if it only had 30 or 40 more HP.
Pros Great interior (with nav system and sunroof etc....) if u have $20000 this has it all
Cons engine a little slow for my usual family crew of 6 and 8 cylinders, so far a great car
Summary GTS model...nothing else to say, 18 inch rims, large spoiler, I got mine in red and that grill is just mean looking. I get complimented with all my work buddies and it is a joy to know it looks good with everything outside and in! Nav system is great and something i love to play around with and the sunroof with 10 inch subwoofer just makes the car pound. I love just driving mine in automatic but you can always shift to the paddles and go at it manually. Still getting used to driving a 4 cylinder but it is nice to just save gas money. Drop a turbo in it or wait for a larger engine and Mitsubishi has a top seller on its hands.
Pros Cool looks, high tech
Cons not a sports car
Summary In one day I test drove these five cars:
The Lancer blew the other vehicles away. It felt much bigger on the inside. Good visibility. Best of all it looks great and has options the others cannot even dream of such as a 30gb hard drive and 18" alloy wheels.
I've found that when driving my "normal" way I get about 22mpg but if I slow down and take it "easy" on the gas I always get over 30mpg. And that's city driving not highway.
Pros Tight turns at high speed. Aggresive look. Fast padel shifting and roomy.
Cons Engine could sound better. Truck carpet is not very good. Noticeable corners were cut for pricing.
Summary The new lancer is an excellent. The suspension is smooth. The car is very quick to accelerate. Very fun to drive on curvy roads.
Pros Navigation, Front Grill
Cons Road Noise, Wind Noise, Gas Mileage (Quality and Workmanship)
Summary I leased an 08 black GTS with Navigation 12/24/07 as a work car. I am a travel nurse and spend a great deal of time in my car. A week after buying the car, the right front door began to rattle. They tightened the bolts and replaced the door panel and it still rattled. Went in numerous times to get this fixed only to meet failure. The second week, the subwoofer became dislodged and made this horrible rattling noise (dealership fixed). I drove 1.5 hours to San Francisco last week at 5am in the morning and it was raining. My windshield wipers went out. Needless to say, I almost had a wreck trying to get off the freeway. About 3 miles down the highway they started back working. This was the last straw for me. Over the past three months, I had taken the car into the dealership over 10 times. When I got rid of the car it had 2700 miles on it, mainly from driving an hour to the dealership and them road testing the h#ll out of my car only for them not to fix the rattling or pretend not to hear it. Mitsubishi Corporation was no help either. I called arbitration for help. The only thing they did was call and warn the dealership that I had called them. This is when they started pretending not to hear the rattling. The general manager refused to talk to me several times. On top of the other problems, the Lancer has horrible gas mileage, extreme road noise, and wind noise. I got rid of the Lancer and got an 08 Nissan Altima Coupe fully loaded. I love it. I love it. I love it. Will never buy a mitsubishi ever in my life again. I would like to thank Mitsubishi for reminding me of why I am a Nissan/Infiniti customer.