2013 Mitsubishi Lancer
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Best Performing Car I've owned

by from Juneau, AK on February 8, 2014

I bought the Mitsubishi Lancer 2013 for about $20,000, and I have been using it since: going to work, taking the kids to football training, everything. It is great value for money, with a city mpg of ...
I bought the Mitsubishi Lancer 2013 for about $20,000, and I have been using it since: going to work, taking the kids to football training, everything. It is great value for money, with a city mpg of about 18, and if you hit the highway, it can be as good a s 34. It has an extremely stylish and comfortable interior for a car of its price range, and is made of good quality materials- mine has survived three kids! Performance-wise, the Lancer is a gem, and it'll give you world class rally performance for an everyday price. The Lancer is a wonderful car, balancing all of its different attributes to make one wonderful personality.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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best car ive owned

by from Salt Lake City Utah on January 30, 2014

its a tank you can take it off roading in the mountains in the mud and rain or the snow and not get stuck
its a tank you can take it off roading in the mountains in the mud and rain or the snow and not get stuck
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Does recommend this car!!

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Great Looks!!! Great options for the price

by from Chicago, IL on May 3, 2013

I purchased a 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer GT about a month ago and I love it. The car looks great with a very aggressive front fascia, beautiful real tail lights, nice 18 inch wheel and tire combo, and bea...
I purchased a 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer GT about a month ago and I love it. The car looks great with a very aggressive front fascia, beautiful real tail lights, nice 18 inch wheel and tire combo, and beautiful interior details. The GT I purchased came with the black piano finish accents on the interior, factory installed skid plates, shift knob, e-brake, and gas door accents that all really make the car stand out. The car handles great in the corners and feels stuck to the ground, yet is a smooth ride for everyday driving. The engine has enough power to give it some pep and still get good gas mileage. The CVT transmission is strange to drive at first but if you step on it the car responds well. The paddle shifters are a cool show piece but not all that practical with the 2.4L engine. The extras like the fast key entry system, fog lights, and blue tooth are great values at this price point. I have friends with new ford focuses, mazda 3's, and corollas and they couldn't believe the deal I got on the car and all wanted to trade vehicles. The stock 6 speaker non rockford stereo system is nice and clear but not very loud and average at best. The best aspects of the car are its exterior looks, its a real head turner. I got mine in the dark blue and after the first wash and wax it looks amazing. Interior room is good for its class and trunk space is great. The 60/40 folding seats are easy to use and convenient. Driver and passenger leg room is great for your average sized individual and the seats are supportive yet comfortable. My last car was a coupe and this car sits slightly higher but still has a sporty feel. I feel the GT is a great buy, better looks then the DE and SE models but not nearly as expensive as the Ralliart or Evo. Overall I am very pleased with the car and the service at the Mitsubishi dealership was great with a lifetime powertrain warranty and lifetime oil changes.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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The reason not to buy

by from Arizona on September 5, 2013

Very plastic interior. Most part are made of PVC and will deteriorate very quickly. It is not cost effective in the mid term as parts are very expensive. I have a 2000 Galant that is worthless as a tr...
Very plastic interior. Most part are made of PVC and will deteriorate very quickly. It is not cost effective in the mid term as parts are very expensive. I have a 2000 Galant that is worthless as a trade in as the dash is cracked and the heater core needs to be replaced at a dealer cost of $2300. Styling will not over come the poor economics of this manufacturer or the falsification of complaint reports by Mitsubishi that is now being reported in the media. Point is ? the vehicle is not cost effective. Maybe most people have already figured this out and that is why Mitsubishi sales are in the toilet. Don?t buy any Mitsubishi product until they improve their engineering practices. Last person out ? turn out the lights. RIP Mitsubishi.
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Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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GREAT STAFF

by from on May 13, 2013

Very professional and honest sales staff. If you are in the market to buy a car, I really recomend this dealership to you.
Very professional and honest sales staff. If you are in the market to buy a car, I really recomend this dealership to you.
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Inexpensive Commuter Car with Limited Frills

by on August 8, 2017

I leased a 2013 Lancer SE. I initially liked it's snappy driving characteristics, decent power and all wheel drive. At the time, the only other car on the market in this category was the Impreza. With...
I leased a 2013 Lancer SE. I initially liked it's snappy driving characteristics, decent power and all wheel drive. At the time, the only other car on the market in this category was the Impreza. With the two trims compared side to side - The Lancer simply had more oomph. The Impreza got better gas mileage but they were both dreary on the inside. At least the Lancer looked good and provided some fun and stability (and fun) on snowy nights. Best of all, I leased it so I didn't have to keep it because at the end of the day, the cons truly out weigh the pro on this car. Pros: Smart Exterior, AWD, Snappy Handling, Decent Power Cons: Dreadful Interior, Extremely Loud Interior, Terrible CVT, Lack of Optional Technology, Dot Matrix Display.
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Does not recommend this car

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Great on everything

by from Countryside,IL on October 26, 2017

I had just test driven this car and fell in love with it. It drives smooth as can be, well equipped and with as far as I have to drive everyday the gas mileage is fantastic
I had just test driven this car and fell in love with it. It drives smooth as can be, well equipped and with as far as I have to drive everyday the gas mileage is fantastic
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Purchased a used car

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Great Value Car, But Don't Expect Anything Extra

by from Baltimore, MD on August 2, 2017

I bought this vehicle used with 35k miles on it and have doubled that in 2 years so far. In that time, I've never had to take it into the shop for anything other than an oil change. It's a great start...
I bought this vehicle used with 35k miles on it and have doubled that in 2 years so far. In that time, I've never had to take it into the shop for anything other than an oil change. It's a great starter car if you don't mind sacrificing some of the bells and whistles that come standard with most new cars.
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Bargain Evo

by on July 7, 2017

Seriously. The Lancer Ralliart is a bargain Evo because: - Turbo - All-wheel drive - Twin-clutch It is down on power to the Evo since it utilizes a single scroll turbo instead of a twin and it doesn't...
Seriously. The Lancer Ralliart is a bargain Evo because: - Turbo - All-wheel drive - Twin-clutch It is down on power to the Evo since it utilizes a single scroll turbo instead of a twin and it doesn't have the Super AWD or S-Sport that the MR has but it does get the same insurance rates as a base model Lancer. It's a car of compromise. Two things that I wish I did know before purchasing the car is that servicing the transmission is costly (about $900 every 25-30k) and if you're lucky you'll average 24 mpg. Other than that though, it's practical, looks good, and is pretty easy to tune & mod (if you're into that).
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Fun, affordable, and practical car.

by from Atlanta on November 14, 2017

Love it's spirit and comfort. I've driven a lot of manual cars in my time, but this one was the most comfortable and fun to drive.
Love it's spirit and comfort. I've driven a lot of manual cars in my time, but this one was the most comfortable and fun to drive.
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Does recommend this car!!

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