2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Consumer Review: Lit'l Rally Red ES

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer - Consumer Review

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ES Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)

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Lit'l Rally Red ES
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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


After buying an Outlander XLS a year back, we bought my mother-in-law a Lancer ES, same Rally Red - same black interior (less leather) and same sunroof. After some 20 years of Mitsu reliability, we figured an 82 year-old woman deserved a new reliable car with a bit of pizazz. Sure, the ES is no barn-burner, but the 16" alloys handle well around curves, and there's plenty of gadgetry to keep mom busy till the end of her days! While I like the height of the Outlander, the Lancer does inspire more confidence around the corners. Of course fuel economy is a big plus. We we use to 35+ with our old Mirage. The V6 Outlander is lousy for mpg, but the Lancer ES is a champ!

Best Features

Glad that ES doesn't have the silly airfoil. Sure wish the GTS also didn't have the wing, otherwise I'd be a sucker for the 2.4L!

Worst Features

Nothing terrible, although the CVT behaviors take some come getting use to. Paddle shifters might be fun, then again at 82 years who really needs paddle shifters!
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