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#524 of 639 Hey how cool to read new reports on
Mar 18, 2008 (11:32 am)
people interested in the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer! I love my '08 Lancer GTS more every passing day. Yesterday my son and I drove up to Avondale Mitsubishi(209 miles to our NW) to get our Lancer's Auto Butler treatment applied. Wow...the car looks like showroom condition again! They washed it inside and out(windows real well, I have two Pomeranians, one looks like a coyote and he slobbers on the inside of my Lancer's windows constantly!!), vacuumed the interior and got all of the bug guts off of the outside of the car. Then they applied the Auto Butler treatment.
Whoa, I can't believe it...I run my fingers over the car's body and it's smooth as silk! I told the service guy "Aren't you going to charge me the $9.95 for the car's cleaning beforehand?"
He replied..."Umm, no, you're good. You may get a survey, I'll be expecting all 10's on it!"
"You will be getting 10's", I told him.
I averaged 35 mpg yesterday, most of the miles on the I-10 freeway in middle-southern Arizona. Nice ride, to say the least!
#525 of 639 Re: here i go [bensir]
Mar 18, 2008 (11:58 am)
If you can wait another few weeks, you should be able to get the 2009 Lancer GTS which will have the 2.4l instead of the 2.0l engine. Performance should improve a bit. It's expected to be only a few hundred quid more than the 2008 (though no incentives...)
#526 of 639 Re: here i go [lovethelancer]
Mar 18, 2008 (12:22 pm)
yep , i got it and after having it a whopping 24 hrs so far so good ,well except for 1 trip back to the dealer .. turns out My car was on display at the cleveland auto show and as a rule they remove the relay that works the horn to keep spectators from honking it i guess , and some genius forgot to put it back in ,,, so an inconvenience having to drive back there but they had me in and out in 5 minutes soooo im not gonna complain too much ,, some quick impressions .... no pull to the left on flat roads ,, i think alot of people with that issue may just not be paying attention to the road they are driving on ,, in these parts there are very few roads that are flat , they all tilt some toward the curb so naturally if you let go of the wheel on a road like that the car will tend to drift downhill ,, im real picky !!! and if there was some kinda pulling problem i would notice it it right away , but for me , no such thing yet ,, the blue tooth is awesome once i figured it out *lol** 650 watt stereo is great ,, blew out my salesman with some black crows , and YES .. hehe .. ive learned a few tricks using the manual mode and after only 1 day of driving i dont think the initial lack of pickup is going to bother me in the least , i did talk to a friend who is somewhat of a car freak and he suggested i buy a .K and M i think cant be sure if thats the name of the company but a high performance air filter to replace the stock one will give you 7 to 10 more horsepower for around 40 bucks or so , im gonna pick one up over the next few days so if it helps ill let ya know , how are you lovingyours lovethelancer??
Mar 18, 2008 (5:31 pm)
I'm liking mine more every day...drove over 100 miles for work today and only averaged 27.5mpg, but I'm guessing the fuel consumption ratings will increase once the engine is broken in!
I'm also hoping to get some pics up for you guys this weekend!!!
It is awesome to see so many newcomers on the site.....seems like the interest is getting even higher in this car......I was at lunch today and my car was parked right outside the sandwich shop and I was admiring how great it looks!
#528 of 639 about the youtube video
Mar 19, 2008 (8:31 am)
that noise is the cars computer kicking on , mine does it and several others that were on the lot do it as well , its a Normal sound for the lancer , if you turn the key till right before the engine kicks over you will hear it , just wanted to pass that on
#529 of 639 Re: about the youtube video [bensir]
Mar 19, 2008 (4:39 pm)
yeah..but my Lancer doesnt make anywhere near as loud of a noise like that lancer in the youtube video does
Mar 20, 2008 (9:47 pm)
could it be that the mike is right by where the noise is coming from in the Lancer in the You Tube video? I have heard something like that while turning the key and starting up my Lancer GTS. But maybe they have the recording mike right close by the item generating that noise on the video.
Any and all of you '08 Lancer owners be sure and accelerate in to a turn every so often...your Lancer will do well with it and the car will sort of will you to push it harder. Mitsubishi designs in to their Lancer's knowledge that they have learned while winning Dakar races. It is well-thought out and designed for performance and our Lancer's include some nice creature comforts at the same time. For example, sunroofs and 650-watt RF stereo's.
Mar 22, 2008 (1:37 pm)
I finally got around to taking a few pics....They arent very good, but at least they give you an idea of what it looks like.....the windows are tinted...thats my only mod haha
Also, it's pretty dirty...I need to wash it tonight or tomorrow!
here's the link:
#532 of 639 Re: pics [lovethelancer]
Mar 22, 2008 (6:51 pm)
The car looks really great! Great Pics. The more I see the Lancer the more I think I am going to get one in a few months. I don't want to wait but need to save some money, so I got to.
Mar 23, 2008 (9:44 am)
yeah save as much as you can...buying a new car always screws people financially (myself included haha)
the more I think about it the more I kinda wish I would have leased it for 3 years.....and then if I still loved it I would buy it....instead I'm paying an arm and a leg for 6 years...and then after that the car will be worth almost nothing anyways so it wouldnt be much different than just returning a lease haha......I think I could have saved a lot of money in the long run by doing a lease....oh well.