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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer

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By venster
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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


Review

CVT takes some time to get used to.
Has its quirks but helps with the mpg.
I bought the car for an economical commuter which it does beautifully.
Averaging 35mpg on my commute-80%highway.
Interior is decent-alot of plastic but mitsubishi pulls it off.
Exterior styling is nice.
Handles well.
It's not a BMW, nor does it cost as much.


Best Features

Exterior styling, fuel economy, Fuse activation


Worst Features

Interior plastics could be better.


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Rally Red Lancer GTS CVT
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By skater69
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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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CVT takes a little getting used to.
It's much quicker using the paddle shifters or manual mode if you want to jet off the line.

I put a Takeda SRI intake-cheap/easy mod and it wakes it up a little bit/sounds great

The GTS handles extremely well. It really does feel like a sport sedan in the curves and it's fun to use the paddles on the back roads.
Steering is great.
Cruises effortlessly on the freeway at 80+.

Seats are very comfortable.
Interior is nice if not spectacular.

My only gripe with my GTS is I find the gas pedal angle kind of uncomfortable.
It's too short or something.
I got some larger RAZO aftermaket pedals which I'll be installing soon to help alleviate.


Best Features

Looks (18" wheels, sticky tires), paddle shifters, seats, warranty, Mitsu reliability (my Dad had 170K trouble free miles on his 3000GT VR-4), bluetooth, price (got a left over '2011 in 2012 heavily discounted).


Worst Features

Instead of an mp3 direct aux input, there are VCA cables inputs so you need to buy an adapter to play your mp3 player. Not really an "improvement" but if you buy this car you will hear the road...especially on the freeway. The tires are noisy and the suspension is sport-tuned. Ride is firm but not harsh.


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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)


Review

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)


Review

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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