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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer - Consumer Reviews

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Lancer CVT is really weird
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By mitsumistake
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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


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I bought a Lancer SX recently and have clocked 1600km and the CVT has behaved very strangely from day one. It lurches about dramatically especially when cold. Taking foot off accelerator produces sudden jolts, sometimes quite violently, and it then seems to want to brake on its own and slows down rapidly while coasting. Braking often produces a sensation like the car is fighting against the braking and wanting to surge forward. This is the weirdest drive I've ever had and have had no support from Mistubishi - the first 1500km service last week I gave the dealer a very concise report on this problem, and they had the car for TWO DAYS. They said the problem was fixed, but it has not.


Best Features

Safety features seem really good, and the overall dash layout simple but functional. Driving position comfortable.


Worst Features

Stop with the CVT idea unless Mitsu can make it work properly


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EVO-light
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By go4broke89
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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


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The lancer ES CVT is an EVO look-alike with average capabilities. It comes with almost everything you need for the daily commute and has some room for the occasional spirited driving. The limited trunk space gives room for 3 laundry baskets. Rear seat room is decent. Car feels heavier, yet agile and nimble. Responsive engine sounds good, but CVT is loud and leaves you wanting/wishing for more. Acceleration is average. Handling and suspension is above average: light and neutral with quick turn-in. Understeer can be dangerous when entering corners too fast. Fuel economy is average, combined 30mpg +/-2.


Best Features

price: competitively priced vs civic and corolla stiff suspension: great for moderate cornering fun and handles well under spirited driving. strong engine: nice tuning gives a sporty feel. nice body: it's a looker. well-equipped/standard features: stability/traction control, electric brake distribution, electric power steering. minor details: car welcomes you everytime and the small details that nobody else thinks of.


Worst Features

desperately needs: improvement on exterior paint quality and interior noise reduction, standard 4 disc brakes on lower trims, standard alloy wheels, and better quality plastics on interior. While driving in windy and snowy conditions, the car feels unstable and ill-equipped to handle such conditions. It gets tossed around in the wind and requires constant monitoring and adjustments at the wheel. This can be tiresome. In the snow, the vehicle doesn't feel planted to the ground, rather light and "floaty"


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In love with this car.
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By johnny1apples
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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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This car is everything I wanted since the 2008 Lancer's came out. I have a 2011, and it makes me super happy to finally drive one! It is mean looking, and aggressive. For being completely stock, I have won plenty of races, and my car is still stock. So if you want a car that is great on gas, relatively cheap, amazing looks on the inside and out, and can go quick for stock, I'd highly recommend either the GTS, or the Ralliart.


Best Features

Alarm system. 16' alloy wheels. Didn't come with a spoiler which is awesome. Safety is a plus! Looks are breath taking, even at car shows.


Worst Features

Turbocharger in all models besides Ralliart.


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Transmission problem
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By wheresmycar1
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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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Well I bought my Ralliart this sunday and we first drove it on monday afternoon. Four hours after our drive home from the dealership and adding just 40 miles to the car, the transmission was gone. The best part is that it was in our driveway when the transmission failed. We had the car towed and brought back to the dealership. Now they want to totally replace the transmission on the brand spanking new car. Mitsubishi is giving us problems just an all around unpleasant experience and now its a couple days later and have no word on whats going on.


Best Features

The engine speed


Worst Features

Maybe do a secondary check of the vehicle before giving it to the customer and having it shut down.


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Two Mitsubishi family.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By joew6969
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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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My wife and I just purchased our second 2011 Lancer GTS on August 5, 2011. The 1st was hers and has all the goodies in the Touring and Chrome packages. Mine just has ALL the standard features of the GTS. Mine is Rallye Red with black cloth interior. It has everything I want in a car without add-ons I do not like. Very comfortable riding car, lots of interior room, I am 6'2" and have more than enough room in ALL of the seats.


Best Features

Ride, roominess, raised spoiler, USB port, good sounding AM/FM, 6 disc MP3, 6 speaker sound system w/USB port and FUSE hands free system, 18" wheels w/Dunlop tires, build quality, warranty (better than Hyundai).


Worst Features

Make satellite radio standard on the GTS model.


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