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Feb 17, 2008 (5:52 pm)
so, you're gonna do it and buy a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS and not wait for the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS? Or is that "few weeks" you're talkin' about really more like 5 months of weeks?
Great color choice, BTW! I love the new Lancer's color of Electric Blue. It shows the car's beautiful curves and angles very well.
Are you going with the automatic CVT with paddle shifters or the 5-speed manual, lovethelancer?
#460 of 639 Re: lovethelancer... [iluvmysephia1]
Feb 17, 2008 (6:07 pm)
I'm planning on going in on March 15th...so a few actual weeks haha
I am going to go with the CVT because I actually never learned to drive a manual (pathetic I know). Plus I live in the Seattle area and I know you know how the hills are around here...no thanks haha
I decided not to wait for the 2009 because they arent going to be coming out for another 4-6 months and I just dont want my jetta to keep costing me money by falling apart haha. I am going to lease the GTS for 36 months and if I still love it after that I will go ahead and buy it. I figure a lease will be good because it is a first year new model car so if it falls apart within 3 years I can get rid of it (really hoping it doesnt because it looks amazing).
I also have not test driven it yet so hopefully i wont be disappointed when I do.
I'm hoping to get the Sun&Sound Package as well as the Navigation and technology package with FAST Key. Hopefully I can get it for $299/mo or less on a lease.....
If you dont mind me asking...how much do you pay for insurance a month sephia?
#461 of 639 I don't mind sharing my car
Feb 17, 2008 (8:42 pm)
insurance costs at all, lovethelancer. I am paying $96.53 a month for insurance for my '08 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS with automatic CVT tranny, Rally Red, 650-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo with 10-inch woofer and 9 speakers, foglights, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, headrests with built-in head restraint system, automatic climate control with a strong air conditioning system, power w's, d's and m's, micron air filtration in the cabin, rear heater vents on the floor, driver's knee airbag, driver and front passenger side and front airbags and side curtain airbags and rear side curtain airbags, paddle shifters for "shifting" the car through 6 forward "gears", Bluetooth technology, cruise control and steering-wheel mounted audio controls, window tinting, auto-off headlamps and power-glass sunroof.
That car insurance is through Safeco of Seattle, BTW. I am happy with how much I am paying.
#462 of 639 Re: I don't mind sharing my car [iluvmysephia1]
Feb 18, 2008 (12:34 am)
That's great news!
This will be my first time off of my dad's insurance policy so I am hoping that doesnt hurt me too much....even if I am paying $125 for insurance I dont think that is too high or anything!
I cant wait to get my lancer i'm so excited!
#463 of 639 Re: I don't mind sharing my car [lovethelancer]
Feb 18, 2008 (12:43 am)
You should check with Amica, I pay 65/month with my lancer I picked a company thru that big review company, I forget the name, but they rated super high like the military only one did.
#464 of 639 Re: I don't mind sharing my car [ellusionz21]
Feb 18, 2008 (1:35 am)
Thanks for the Rec. I will check them out!
#465 of 639 Re: solereclipz... [gijoewildbill]
Feb 18, 2008 (10:33 am)
Damn Bill your so Right on man, I've actually taken a close eye to that new Hyundai Genisis Coupe and it's certainly gonna attract alot of attention, But I Live In NYC and the weather during the 4 seasons is all over the place! that's why I like the 09 Lancer Ralliart AWD concept and not to mention I diffinalty need a 4 Door! the Genisis 4dr is not the same, you know. I know what you mean about the lancer ralli not having a true gear box, but from what I've been reading they may come out with it later on? so that be icing on the cake! Put I have no problem with paddle shifting, I'm curious to know how that is?? Can anybody tell me how's it like to Paddle Shift on the GTS??????????? later Bill.
Feb 18, 2008 (1:56 pm)
yeah, I have the automatic CVT with paddle shifters mounted right behind the steering wheel on my 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. You just change the transmission setting with your gearshift knob to a position slightly towards you, the driver. At this time you will notice a "1" appear on your driver's information main screen on your dash.
You are now ready to go forward. Add some "punch" to your accelerator pedal and then just flick your paddle shifter on your right(the "-" or downward "gears" are on the leftward paddleshifter). Flick and punch up to "2", flick and punch to "3", it's as easy as pie and very fast to "shift" gears around.
I am one that likes to downshift to slow the car down(when driving a real manual-transmissioned car)so I will flick the paddleshifter down one "gear" at a time to slow my Lancer GTS down coming to a stop sign. You can just hit your brakes and your display will show a lower "gear" automatically for you at a stop sign. I learned this a while ago while using the paddle shifters, you don't have to go down to each graduated "down ward gear" , you can just hit your brakes, and just come to a stop and you'll notice your display will read "1". I like to shift downwards one "gear" at a time, though, it's funner. I know, funner's not a word.
You can get better performance with the paddle shifting feature than just driving in 'D' automatic. I can get a better "light engine growl" going with the paddle shifters, too. Anyhoo, the paddle shifters work flawlessly and I am pleasantly surprised at how cool it is to have this feature on my '08 Lancer GTS. I live in a very rural setting but if you live in a rat-racy area and don't want to shift a manual-trannied rig all the time in heavy traffic I would really recommend the Lancer GTS with the paddle-shifting CVT option. Very well done by Mitsubishi.
#468 of 639 Re: hey [lovethelancer]
Feb 19, 2008 (10:51 pm)
The guy said it was part of the tire pressure and icy road warning systems...