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#17 of 612 First Drive
Jun 01, 2001 (7:17 am)
Edmunds.com's just-published "First Drive" of the 2002 Lancer is available by following the link in the Additional Resources box on the left sidebar of this page.
Here is an excerpt from the article written by John DiPietro:
"Devoid of gimmickry, the style of the Lancer is purposeful and clean. The large, classy grille and headlights reminded some of us of a Lexus'. And the smooth profile and simple taillight treatment furthered the impression of an upscale appearance. Mitsubishi gave the interior a more luxurious feel, as well, with upgraded materials along with woodtone and metallic accents for the dash and center console."
Take a look and let us know what you think.
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#18 of 612 No one else interested in this car?
Jun 04, 2001 (4:51 pm)
Judging by the lack of posters, I'd say Mitsu is gonna have a hard time reaching potential buyers who are considering other imports in this class. Me, I'm looking for something that not every third person in the US of A buys, so I will test drive the Lancer come August.
Jun 07, 2001 (7:42 pm)
The Mitsu Mirage has always been called "Lancer" in Europe and probably in Japan, too. Therefore, I conclude the Lancer is simply the next Mirage with a uniform name for all countries now. I must admit, it looks very nice in the picture. would definitely give it a try as everyone seems to have a boring Civic or Corolla.
Also, in Europe they sell the Mitsu Charisma which is sort of in between the Mirage/Lancer and Galant. This car is based on the Volvo S40 platform and built in Holland.
#21 of 612 Future aftermarket
Jun 09, 2001 (3:13 pm)
I am investigating the aftermarket potential of the new Lancer. While its hp rating is low, I feel there will be a lot of people who buy them for the low cost and uniqueness. One advantage is that it will share some parts with its Evolution VII counterpart. I have not seen its engine code yet, but if it is a 4G63 there may be some things that can be done there too. If there is enough interest, I will probably sell some parts for it (I dislike Honda and Toyota, so I want to get into something that other people are not). I just thought I would throw this out and see what some peoples response is.
#22 of 612 Mileage
Jun 30, 2001 (12:51 pm)
Anyone know what kind of mileage the Lancer is supposed to get?
#23 of 612 Autoweek article 7/6/01
Jul 06, 2001 (2:45 pm)
From the Autoweek web site:
"Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII coming to U.S.?
Even though the company says it's still under study, Rhys Millen, Mitsubishi's factory-sponsored driver, says the Lancer Evolution VII will be sold in the United States next year.
Mitsubishi's American sales arm showed a Japan- market version of the all- wheel-drive, turbocharged, 2.0-liter 276-hp rally car at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, but would not confirm its intentions to sell the Evo here.
Its official stance is "maybe." U.S.-market test cars are having difficulty with crash testing because of the car's front-mounted intercooler, one source said."
Like I said before, the Lancer EVO VII is coming in 2002 as a 2003 model. Let all rejoice, and lets gets people talking. COME ON PEOPLE!
#24 of 612 Not a Civic or Corolla, then ...
Jul 06, 2001 (2:59 pm)
You should consider the Mazda Protege! Especially the ES.
As good as either of these two, and very reliable, much sportier drive, better engine, and IMHO, a nicer interior. Not to mention more space in the back seat and a larger trunk. And lots of standard 'options' that you'd have to pay extra for in the Honda or Toyota.
#25 of 612 Evo...not for me
Jul 08, 2001 (2:32 pm)
Like most folk, I'm looking for a solid daily commuter, not some gussied-up rally car. But if stop light racing in your thing, okay by me.
Jul 10, 2001 (10:30 am)
although i didn't go to the japan site to check the exact engine code for the lancer (as opposed to evo), but from 2002lancer.com, stroke/bore is way off. plus it's a sohc