The moment I drove this car I bought it. It has stunning looks and handling, awesome exhaust note and the head turning appeal. Yes my top leaks but a small price to pay for such a exciting car. I have 93,000 on it and all original parts, I have never had a more reliable car. I drive this car every day and it never gets old I recommend this car to anyone who wants a sexy sport convertible that gets great gas mileage.
Bought the car off a lease last October and it was almost showroom condition. It's red with a tan top, tan leather and an Alpine stereo system. Thankfully I have not had any problems with my top leaking. I live in Florida and deal with some nasty thunderstorms almost every afternoon. The performance from the 2.4L is average at best.The top feature is very nice and the car looks great with it up or down. I get about 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. The back seat is useless.
I would never recommend anyone to buy a Mitsubishi. They are cheaply made and cost a fortune to fix. Everything breaks from the door handles to the timing belt (which most people have said they have never had to replace, but in a Mitsubishi you have to).
Fun to drive with the top down, but like the others, major roof leaks on the drivers side! All parts have been replaced, weatherstripping, etc, but nothing's worked. Seems the top doesn't fit snug (may have warped?) when shut & water seeps in & pools in the molding piece & pours out of the drivers side top latch & where the molding meets the drivers side window. The last time it rained I had a major flood & am still drying out the car! The dealership is having it repaired by a convertible top roof leak specialist on 3/31/03, well, we'll see (I'm not holding my breath!)