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#435 of 639 Glad to hear that it's only the Dunlop
Feb 02, 2008 (7:00 pm)
tires. Except that I've got the Dunlop tires on my 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS! My car pulls slightly to the left at times, but I've had two Dunlops get punctures and need repairs so far. I will adjust the air in the Dunlops and notice a stopping of the car pulling to the left.
For instance, right now I'm coming off a visit last week to the tire service shop in town where they repaired my left front leaking Dunlop 18" tire. The car is pulling slightly to the left. If I go over and let a titch of air out and drive it away I have a feeling that will remedy the problem. They seem to be sensitive to inflation pressures quite a bit. So far I don't notice this as being even a big enough problem to take in to the dealer for and when I have to buy new tires I will probably buy Goodyear or another brand.
solereclipze...did your dealer swap your Lancer's Dunlops for Goodyears at no cost to you, as they should have? If so, any of us with Lancers could now demand this remedy for our Lancer if we are indeed having a big "pulling to the left" problem.
The way my Lancer GTS is driving I wouldn't bother having it done and I would try deflating my left front tire a tad first before heading to the dealer with the problem, too. It's just not happening definitely enough to warrant dealer action in my case. I'm glad you got your Lancer's "pulling to the left" problem fixed and think all of us '08 Lancer owners ought to keep the tire swap out story in mind if we feel we need a dealer remedy to this problem. It is true, our Lancer's ought not be pulling to the left. The '08 Mitsubishi Lancer is too good of a car to let any problem with it bother us and diminish our joy of the vehicle. So do get your's fixed if it needs fixing. Y'all know I'll chime in with my personal situation as anything changes, that's a given.
Chime in with your own personal situation on this, other '08 Mitsubishi Lancer owners.
Feb 03, 2008 (5:08 am)
I took a gander at a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon that was being sold from Auburn Valley Hyundai. Are you a Pacific Northwesterner? That's my old stomping grounds, I worked for Boeing at the Everett factory.
I noticed from reading your link that Auburn Valley Mitsubishi was America's first Mitsubishi dealer. Also that that beautiful Mitsubishi EVO X is selling for a tad over $36,000. I also noticed that the Mitsubishi EVO X has a Warranty that covers 3 years and 36,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper parts and 5 years and 60,000 miles for the powertrain. Somebody over on the the Edmunds Mitsubishi EVO thread was saying that his new MR EVO only has a 3 year and 36,000 mile Warranty on the powertrain. Not so, padre.
Anyhow, lovethelancer, what's your current thinking, still thinking about getting a Lancer GTS? Don't let this recent news on the Lancer "pulling to the left" bother you. That is small potatoes to deal with(as you probably already know)when dealing with a great new car like this Lancer. My car will occasionally pull to the left when steering and I will nudge it back. I notice that tire inflation amounts affect greatly this issue.
It is good to hear that one '08 Lancer owner was able to get a new set of Goodyear tires put on and his OEM Dunlop's taken off, to alleviate the "pulling to the left issue." Now, if any of us new Lancer owners need some evidence of a fix on this we can print this thread out and take it in to our dealer's service department to provide a ready remedy. I am going to be closely following this issue on my own Lancer GTS and will not hesitate to get the same remedy if my Lancer does pull to the left any more. Right now it's good and I'm so happy to have my left front tire keeping air and behaving.
Let's see if the NY Giants can pull off the upset of the 2000's today.
Feb 03, 2008 (11:22 am)
Oh ..the GTS is still my number one right now. I still need to test drive it, but I'm not worried about that part. I drive a 1999 Jetta right now so it might not drive as smooth as that and there might be more road noise, but the 650 watt stereo will drain that out.....
I just LOVE how the lancer looks....I'm going to try to wait for the 2009 so i can get HID's because my vision at night sucks so that will help.
Did you see the pictures of the blue EVO? thats so beautiful. I might try to get that hood on my GTS cuz its awesome haha
Anyways yeah...I live in Bothell and work in Everett! I was surprised to see Evo's out so early and it is good to see that Auburn got them just a few days after other places so I'm hoping to be driving a new GTS at the end of March or in April!
#439 of 639 Re: Glad to hear that it's only the Dunlop [iluvmysephia1]
Feb 03, 2008 (3:58 pm)
yes, iluvmysephia, my dealership did replace the Dunlop's for the Goodyear's at no cost to me. I'm glad that your problem isn't big enough to warrant a trip to the dealership. Mine definitely was. I would let go of the wheel and the car would pull into the left lane without me touching the wheel. If I wanted a car that would act on it's own, I'd hope it was named KITT.
Feb 05, 2008 (6:56 pm)
Iluv......when did you buy your 2008 GTS?
I emailed a local mitsu dealership asking when the 2009's will be in and she replied that new models usually come in around late summer/early fall....
I thought for sure that the 2008 GTS was available in April 2007......
Was this only because it was a complete redesign and I will actually have to wait that long for a 2009?
Feb 05, 2008 (8:03 pm)
Yes. The 2008 Lancer was released very early in the model year release schedule because it was not on the market the previous year as they did the complete redesign. They should default back to the old release schedule where new model years start to arrive from the factory around August.
Feb 05, 2008 (8:45 pm)
Well shoot..i want a lancer with HID's by summer time haha oh well I guess I will try to wait it out and save more money until then!
Feb 06, 2008 (12:14 am)
sounds like you got the right remedy for your Lancer's problem. Yeah, mine never pulls like that and in fact today I took her for a 45-mile each way spin and no pulling was evident. So I'm glad you got your Lancer's problem taken care of...calling corporate seemed to do the trick, eh?
lovethelancer...I bought my '08 Lancer GTS in Rally Red and CVT automatic right off the showroom floor of Avondale Mitsubishi on March 21, 2007. I remember it vividly and loved the whole experience! Avondale is a western suburb of Phoenix. It is about 210 miles NW of where we live here in SE Arizona. It's just that I found just the car I wanted and I wanted the 4.9% financing deal that two other Phoenix dealers offered. Only those two dealers didn't have the right color of Lancer GTS for me. Avondale Mitsubishi immediately matched the other dealer's 4.9% financing offer and I took the Lancer GTS out for a spin and loved it.
When I bought my Lancer GTS they had only been there at Arizona dealers for about a week max, I'm not kidding! The sales manager told me something like I have the 2nd '08 Lancer GTS sold so far in Arizona, or something like that. Actually I don't think they were there a full week at the time I bought mine. Cool.
Yeah, I think you're gonna be waiting until Aug. or Sept. '08 for the '09 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS, lovethelancer. Wait if you can and save money, that's a very good idea.
I was just gonna say that my GTS has great foglights and the headlamps are very strong and give off clear light. What is the advantage of HID headlamps? I know very little about them. If that's all that you're waiting for new on the '09's I'd just go for a '08 Lancer GTS right now. I don't see the big difference. BTW-do you get an option of getting the 2.0L 4 cyl motor producing 152 hp or the 2.4L 4 cyl motor producing 168 hp on the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS? Or does everyone getting a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer get the 2.4L 4 cyl producing 168hp? Twould be good to get an answer to that question for our readers.
Feb 06, 2008 (7:11 pm)
I've heard the 09 GTS will come with the 2.4L 168HP engine only. I'm waiting for the 09 for the HID's and the small boost in power. I'm also wanting to see if they make any interior aesthetic adjustments....hopefully they dont change the exterior AT ALL:)
thanks for the details on your car!