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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...
#469 of 639 Re: hey [gijoewildbill]
Feb 20, 2008 (8:08 am)
yeah..that was the 2nd noise (which triggers at about the same time the fog lights come on). But that first noise right before the HID's come on.....that sounds AWFUL.
I've read on messageboards that its relays and/or the ABS system doing a self check...but man..that sounds like a car thats about to die:(
#470 of 639 Re: urbanstreets... [iluvmysephia1]
Feb 20, 2008 (10:08 am)
Wow thanks for the feed back, Now I know what exactly to look for. I like the idea of the paddle shifters, i live in the City (N.Y) so I think it would be better for me anyway, but I'm keeping my eyes open for that Ralliart Lancer in 09!! I'm going to the AutoShow in March, cant wait to go see what's going on for the Lancers in 09, which is just a few months away if u really look at it. Damn I went to this link from someone in this forum and it's Youtube and people showing of there lancers and mods, it's great! I was stuck for like a whole hour watching clips of the Lancer!!
Feb 20, 2008 (9:20 pm)
no, I don't have that sound on my Lancer GTS! It sounded like it was him turning his key over to the ACC spot on the starter or something. No, mine does not do that and I wouldn't want mine making that sound on a constant basis. It sounds like the starter gears grinding unhealthily.
And I don't know if that sound has anything to do with the CVT auto at all, either. I wouldn't worry about it, lovethelancer. Anybody else with a Lancer able to reproduce the sound on that YouTube video and know what causes it. I don't believe I have heard that sound coming from my Lancer GTS.
#472 of 639 Re: lovethelancer... [iluvmysephia1]
Feb 20, 2008 (10:13 pm)
thanks...i will be sure to check for that weird noise and the pull to the left issue when i go test drive a lancer (and likely purchase) this weekend.
I am going to get the same car as you sephia, but in Electric Blue. I'm hoping to get them down to $20,405 + tax/title/licensing for the CVT auto with S&S package. I am going to put $500 cash down and trade in my jetta, which should add about another $2000.....So I am looking at $377/mo for 60 months as long as I qualify for the 4.9% financing (which I think I should...my credit score is very good). I am excited....and if I can get my insurance for $123 or less thats only $500/mo on a new car hahaha....I wanted to get the nav package, but it just isnt practical and I should be trying to save money not completely break myself
Thanks for the feedback!
#473 of 639 Re: lovethelancer... [lovethelancer]
Feb 20, 2008 (10:26 pm)
well factor out the cost of the nav package over five years and it's really quite reasonable for something you'll literally use every single time you're in the car. store music, get directions, interface with the stereo, I mean if you want it (and can afford to increase the payments by like forty bucks a month (?) ya know, it's really not that bad.
besides, I figure if you're gonna go broke, why half-ass it?
#474 of 639 Re: lovethelancer... [smortensen]
Feb 20, 2008 (10:55 pm)
haha! such a good point.
and yeah it would bring my payments to $405/mo
I dunno its just not that practical for me...i dont need directions 99% of the time....the stereo interface would be cool and the keyless entry and start are awesome...but im really stretching my budget so i'm just trying to tell myself no for once haha
Feb 21, 2008 (9:14 pm)
package and it just isn't necessary for us. We're fine without it. But I am glad we got the Sun and Sound package. lovethelancer, I think you're gonna love the 650-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo with 9-speakers and subwoofer in the trunk. It's great and the sunroof is very cool, too.
That sound on the YouTube video-I wouldn't worry about that at all. I don't know if this guy has messed with his car's electrical system putting a different lighting system in or what. You won't get that sound with your Lancer GTS!
See if your Lancer GTS test drive pulls to the left, loverthelancer. Some people are getting new sets of tires, I don't have the problem. I hope all of you that are getting a new Lancer don't have the problem. Wow...lovethelancer, I'll bet you're getting excited. It's worth the money IMO! Enjoy your buying experience!