2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback ES 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
Very unique appearance. You will almost never see another one. Has been the most dependable car I've ever owned. I've done nothing but routine maintenance. Driven 107k miles in less than 4 years. Great handling, but needs more horsepower (148HP I think). Not a fan of the CVT transmission, but acceptable once you get used to it. If you want extremely dependable transportation with unique looks at a great price, this is a good candidate. Sucks that the resale value is weak though. I can't understand why. I'm more than satisfied with mine.
I wish that Edmunds would have been fair on the review of the Lancer GT Sportback. Maybe they can explain why no Data is shown for performance times and braking distances. While I do agree that the CVT Trans feels different, why don't we let the performance numbers do the talking. If you want the vehicle to feel like a normal transmission just use the auto stick or the paddles and you will feel right at home. The car rides firm but smooth, the brakes are excellant, the back seat room destroys the competition, the cargo area with the rear seats down is class leading. Warranty is GREAT and the number one reason to buy a GT is of course its great looks!!! and you won't see one at every light
If you want an Audi but want to spend 20K this is the car.
Warranty blows away Ford and Mazda
Hands free and Blue tooth are sweet
Stereo sounds awesome
Interior is large and comfortable for a car in this class.
Hatchback blends styling with practicality
Road test the Lancer GT Sportback, the Mazda 3 and the Ford Focus just as I did, the GT Sportback blows them away except in MPG, a small price to pay for a great looking, fun to drive car at great price.
Mileage is good not great
Deeper sounding exhaust
If Mitsubishi wants to sell a bunch of the GT Sportback all they have to do is advertise it, no one knows the car even exiists. The beauty of the body style, warranty and handling will sell itself.