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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, Automotive News, Sedan
Dec 25, 2007 (12:25 pm)
whoa! The 2008 Mitsubishi EVO X would be an expensive toy for a teenager to have. That's nuts. For an adult to buy one, that makes a lot more sense, but to penalize a responsible adult for the dorky behavior of young dopes who will default on their loans, be a larger risk for Mitsubishi all around, that just doesn't seem right to me.
Oh, well. I'm not buying an EVO X, I've already got a '08 Lancer GTS, but, and it is a big 'ole butt, if I was gonna buy a EVO X I would be really irritated that I would only get a 3 year, 36,000 mile Warranty with it. Maybe it's just me, dunno.
#55 of 80 Re: To that I say... [iluvmysephia1]
Jan 01, 2008 (12:36 pm)
Well actually I believe that MItsu assumes that the Evo will be used harder than its more mundane offerings. As for the age of the drivers, I know two women that both have '06 MR's. One is in her late twenties and the other in her mid-fifties.. and she knew exactly what she was getting. Not your usual demographics.
But I've cruised the Evo forums a few times and many of the owners are in their early to mid-twenties.
I do like the looks of the current Lancer but I asked the local Subie dealer to look for a silver or grey STi. If he manages to find one and is willing to cut a fair deal, I'll probably spring for it. It would be my first non-Audi in ten years.
Jan 01, 2008 (1:53 pm)
I guess as long as those in the demographic know, then, no blood-no foul.
Have fun car shopping, byronwalter!
#57 of 80 Re: Well... [iluvmysephia1]
Jan 02, 2008 (9:40 am)
Thanks... and both of those cars carry some nasty insurance rates... can't imagine why
Jan 02, 2008 (11:05 am)
insurance for my '08 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS is similar to the rates I paid on my '01 Kia Sportage 4X4. So can't complain about that at all!
Yeah, just looking at an EVO X gets me to thinkin' of punchin' the accelerator...I can just imagine what the 20-somethings are thinking out loud!
#59 of 80 I just got home from the dealer with my new GSR
Jan 25, 2008 (4:32 pm)
I just got my new GSR. 25 miles on it, mostly from driving home from the dealer. I can't get the smile off my face!
#60 of 80 Re: I just got home from the dealer with my new GSR [stevensoriano]
Jan 27, 2008 (2:14 pm)
Okay...2 days into the new GSR.
First off, the "Service Engine Soon" light has come on today. I stopped by the dealer (Today is Sunday) and the salesman said it was probably the gas cap. He tried to be helpful, but service is closed on Sunday.
Secondly, I had to go find a gas station with higher octane. The car wants 93, and in Arizona most stations only serve up 91. I found a station that sells pump 100 for $6.49 a gallon...and mixed half a tank of that with my 91. Can't hurt, right?
From what little I understand, the higher octane is for when you are really pushing the engine boost. My car is stock, and for the first few hundred miles I don't plan to go over 4,000 - 4,500 rpm.
"Service Engine Soon" light!!! Pisses me off with a 100 mile GSR Evo X.
#61 of 80 Probably the gas cap, steve...
Jan 27, 2008 (3:29 pm)
and what area of Arizona are you in, BTW? I'm in little 'ole Willcox, AZ, in SE Arizona. Where Geronimo roamed.
#62 of 80 Re: Probably the gas cap
Jan 27, 2008 (5:53 pm)
The gas cap has been checked and checked again. Not the problem. The car drives/sounds/runs great.
I am in Chandler, where the land speculators roamed. I like the Wilcox/Bisbee/Douglas area. More Jeep territory than GSR X, but still.....
#63 of 80 Re: I just got home from the dealer with my new GSR [stevensoriano]
Jan 27, 2008 (8:54 pm)
The thing to keep in mind is the "check engine light" is a universal indicator light. With the amount of technology in the new Evo, it can pop up for several reasons. I know that one of the people in another forum I talk about the Lancer in stated a similar experience when he bought his Lancer GTS last year within the first week of ownership. After taking it to the dealer and letting them do a quick multi-point inspection and diagnostic, they found that a small fuse had come loose during the vehicles transport. They resecured it and reset the ECU and he hasnt had a problem since.
My point is, don't get discouraged. Just take it back by the dealer and let them tinker for a few minutes. You'll be fine.