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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-07-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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the trunk can fit guitars, because the single back seat can fold down to make more room for you to put things in there.

i got use to the spoiler blocking my view and at night it actually applies as a light blocker for the car behind me (you can tell the car is there but blocks alot of the light so you arent blinded as much).

suspension is nice, i havent been in a car where i took turns like that and felt comfortable
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post #22 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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As someone who is doing the exact same thing today, I have a few of my own questions: Buying a manual GTS. I know torque will be low, but is it really really bad? I'm coming from a FWD V8 (Monte SS), and how different will the economy be? The GTS is the best sporty 4-banger I could find for 21k loaded. So essentially how is the MPG and the torque? How is the handling through corners?
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Torque isn't that low considering the size of the car. Remember, this engine isn't trying to move 3500+ lbs. down the road like a lot of cars. With the MT in the '09 GTS, the gearing seems on the low side so acceleration is more than adequate, even from the lower RPM ranges. The fuel economy will be considerably better than a V8, I'm getting 25-28 in town and 32+ MPG on the highway. Handling through corners is superb, the sport-tuned suspension and P215/45/18 tires see to that!
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Exactly what I wanted to hear my man My baby's gonna be Octane Blue, or Black, hopefully. On the other hand, how much DO these cars weigh? I know they're pretty light due to a lack of sound deadening and light materials (See: Aluminum), but are they less than 3300? My wallet is taking a hit on this trade, but at 70$ to fill up and only have it last 240 miles, I can't keep it up. :P Did the math, and I'd average..3360$ a year on gas, filling up twice a week every month. And I'm sorry, but that's a bit insane.
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I have a 2009 ES with the sport package in the Octane Blue color and I love it. If I were you though I would go with the GTS simply because of the 2.4L engine. I went from a 2.4L Scion tC and it really feels like I am creeping when I leave a light in the ES. I have put an Injen CAI on and the GReddy exhaust and I really couldn't tell much of a difference. Overall though the car is great, you will enjoy it!
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Torque isn't that low considering the size of the car.* Remember, this engine isn't trying to move 3500+ lbs. down the road like a lot of cars.*
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Have you looked at the weight on the car?! Its over 3500 around 4 something if I remember correctly
Anyway gas mileage is going to be way lower, but you sacrifice power. It was a big change from my V6 going to the 4 banger.... They are quick cars, but the 4 takes some getting used to. Theres going to be plenty of parts out for them, so you can boost the HP.

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Originally posted by Gilbert@May 8 2008, 09:10 AM
Ok Well I'm obviosly new here. I dont really have a mitsubishi yet but I'm thinking about buying a new car and I'm considering the 09 lancer gts and there's no one better to talk to the mitsubishi owners right. I'm looking for something with a little more power/speed than my current car. I'd be willing to get a used car and I'd consider an older model, somthing that looks similar to the 09 gts. I've also conisdered a used Saturn Ion redline or Mazda 3. Does anybody have times for a stock gts? I need something thats going to travel well that will need little work and doesn't burn oil lol. If I can close to 30 mpg that would be fine. I currently get 32-34 highway but will give that up for more power. I currently have a 99 saturn sl2 and the only mods are injin cai, bored out stock throttle body and cheapo muffler. I also have a obx header thats not installed yet. 0-60 in 8-9 seconds 0-100 in god knows how long but it gets there. A good aftermarket would be good too. Any thoughts? opinions? links to pictures?
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Welcome!

The 2008 and 2009 Lancers are the only ones that come in the body style you see now, so you may want to take that into mind before thinking about an "older" Lancer. As far as MPG goes, I'm unhappy to say it, but you might not be too satisfied with this car. The 2008 gets 23 MPG city and 28 or 29 highway... other users have been reporting higher MPG figures than these, but I have yet to achieve them (18 MPG city and about 23-26 highway). A stock GTS will do 0-60 mph in 7.7 seconds and the quarter mile in 16 seconds at 88.4 mph. Personally, I think the car really shines when it comes to handling. My car sticks to the pavement like glue in turns and I love it.

There are plenty of aftermarket mods out now and several more on the way. Injen is the only company that makes a CAI at the moment and K&N are going to be releasing a SRI soon. Many people with Fujita SRI's have issues with running lean and getting the SES light so you may wish to think twice about them.

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post #27 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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Originally posted by SemperLancer@May 8 2008, 09:34 AM
Exactly what I wanted to hear my man My baby's gonna be Octane Blue, or Black, hopefully. On the other hand, how much DO these cars weigh? I know they're pretty light due to a lack of sound deadening and light materials (See: Aluminum), but are they less than 3300? My wallet is taking a hit on this trade, but at 70$ to fill up and only have it last 240 miles, I can't keep it up. :P Did the math, and I'd average..3360$ a year on gas, filling up twice a week every month. And I'm sorry, but that's a bit insane.
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My '09 GTS MT registration says it weights 2947 lbs. I have the black one (as pictured) but the blue one is sharp too. I hear you on the gas station pains... I traded in a 2000 Jeep Cherokee (thirsty 4.0 liter Inline 6) for my GTS. I was getting 15-17 MPG average, and it hurt. My GTS nearly doubles that if I drive easily. Also, maybe some people here are comparing the CVT GTS in acceleration. I thought the CVT was terribly sluggish, while the 5-spd manual seemed (to me at least) much quicker. My two cents...
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Well some people has reported their 0-60 times on here.


I for 1 have been getting excellent mileage with the car. I normally get over 30mpg's for an entire tank. I can normally get anywhere from 32-38 or even better sometimes up & back to work. That's doing 55-65 on the highway. Around town for me has been no worse that the upper 20's.
There is also a thread on this.

You can do a bunch of mods right now. But within 6 months I am sure there will be a boat load more to do.

Never so far needed any additional oil.


My only problem buying used is that you never know what the guy before you did to it OR if that person maintained it properly.

I'd tell you to go to ****, But I work there & I don't want to see you every day!

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i own one, and personally i like the size of the interior. its going to be a massive change for you. they do sell the ipod connector for about the same price. there is much more to come for the lancers seeing as they are new and all. ive found a lot of little things here and there. they add up so far to make me wanna do it to my car. the new ralley art is going to be turbo so thats a plus. its marked to come out at about 25. thats about 10 less than the gsr. its up to you what you want to do and your personal likes and dislikes. 100 000 mile bumper to bumper and 60 000 trans and 2 year roadside i think
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post #30 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-19-2008, 08:50 PM
 
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I bought the 09 Lancer GTS with s & s package. I haven't noticed any of the problems talked about in this forums. As a matter of fact, I am consistently getting 30+ mpg, which was surprising (50 miles per hour on secondary roads). The 2.4 liter engine is nice, quiet and has plenty of pickup. I got the CVT not the manual and I like it, although it's a personal preference. I didn't like the 08, the engine was noisier and not as responsive. Again, that's a personal observation. Good Luck!
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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 06:54 AM
 
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About the original trunk comment problems.....

I have an 08 Lancer ES and haven't had any problems with my trunk, until last Tuesday when I got rear ended by a concrete truck. Now it won't close and there is literally nothing to hook bungee cords to. I was afraid of a lake appearing in my trunk so I had the body shop take it into it's garage.
Also, on the paint comment, I've never had any issues and I work on various construction sites and I haven't seen one chip, mark or scratch. Could be because I drive the silver one tho, hard to see on silver. But so far about 1 year of various construction sites and 30k miles, no scratches, nicks, scuffs, or chips!! =)
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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-27-2008, 11:06 PM
 
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I love my 2.4 L GTS m/t. The advanced options make you feel like you are driving in a much more expensive vehicle. FAST key, rain sensing wipers, HID's, Nav, 30gb music server, 6month free sirius radio, plays dvds, a/v inputs, racing suspension. I love this car and wish I could drive it forever. Let me tell you the cons:

The seating isn't the nicest out there - actually quite cheap.

The gas consumption is so-so. 23 mpg in mixed driving.

This might be dealer specific but mine didn't come w/floor mats I went back to the dealership and they ordered them for me. I was happy that they got me all weather floor mats but the all weathers only come with the two front, so I had to buy some rubber mats from wal mart for 5 dollars each and they don't exactly fit perfectly. On the mitsu website the 4 pc carpeted floor mats cost more than the 2 pc all weather, would've rather just had the carpeted mats and then upgraded to all weather in a few years just replacing the front ones.
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post #33 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-28-2008, 05:34 PM
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New to this forum, I got my 09 Lancer GTS sun and sports package in july. I traded my 2000 Montero Sport and a 1000$ down and i came out owing 17000 with tax and title and all that happy stuff. Chicago taxes suck!
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