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Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, Sedan
Aug 25, 2007 (1:46 pm)
congratulations on your new '08 Lancer! I have stated on the net a few times before that this new body design on the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer is my favorite car body design ever, along with the '65 Ford Mustang (which was my first car).
I have no complaints after 7,600 miles of driving and 5 months of ownership. An uplifting car to own and fun to drive.
I love that menacing SabreCat front end...it's awesome!
#33 of 74 Came home in a brand-new GTS!
Sep 02, 2007 (1:23 am)
The wife and I went car shopping today and came home tonight with a brand new Tarmac (Black) GTS w/ NAV/TECH and SUN/SOUND packs. We absolutely love it! Saw it for the first time just 2 days ago...and couldn't stop thinking about it. We are going from a 2 car household down to 1 and this is the one...
The Nav system is tremendous. Beats the heck out of the after market Pioneer Nav system that I had put in my truck. Much much better!
You get a lot for your $$ w/ the Lancer...we have been looking at cars for the past several weeks and this one by far was #1 after we finally found it. We even went as far "high end" as an Audi A3 and still preferred the Lancer over it! Maybe we are crazy though...and I surely never thought I would own a Mistu vehicle myself...but so far...so great!
My only question is how do you get the free 6 months of Sirius? What if you are a current subscriber? I may just cancel my current account completely (instead of adding this one to it) and have my wife start up a new account. Any feedback?
You can get these for below invoice...so don't pay too much! This was in SoCal (Norco Mistu on I-15)...
Sep 02, 2007 (11:12 am)
I just called the toll-free number for Sirius that came with the paperwork. They'll activate it for you when you call them. We are now at the 6-month point where Sirius is trying to get us to sign up for good. $12.95/month and I don't think I will, we have so much good music on CD and the AM and FM work great on this Rockford Fosgate 650-watt stereo.
Congrats on your new Lancer GTS for 2008, we love ours at the 7,665 mile mark! We got a '08 Rally Red w/CVT automatic and the Sun and Sound package. Sometime in September we'll go to the dealership for our 'Auto Butler' polish and protectant application. That comes free of charge with our deal. Beautiful new car from Mitsubishi...no, you're not crazy!
#35 of 74 RE: Sirius...
Sep 05, 2007 (9:48 am)
Thanks...activated and good to go now with Sirius.
Almost (only) 400 mile son the Lancer and everything is going great. Getting lots of looks...just need the windows tinted and I should be set.
#36 of 74 That's another thing that either the
Sep 05, 2007 (9:56 pm)
factory or the dealer did for us. Our windows are tinted really dark...seems like it shouldn't be legal it's so dark. But we're glad since the hot Arizona sun needs to be muted as much as possible. That seems like something the dealer would do...tinting like that. At any rate it's something we don't need to go have done...this car was ready with what we wanted and we were set right at the dealership at the get-go.
Anyway, go get 'em tinted...you'll be happier I know.
#37 of 74 Re: Came home in a brand-new GTS! [mbunting]
Sep 07, 2007 (9:24 am)
I am actually looking to buy the same car. would you please share with us how much was your deal?
Sep 08, 2007 (6:56 am)
My deal probably wasn't the best deal anyone out there got, but it was acceptable to me under my specific circumstances (lots of negative equity on my trade in / much of it subsidized by a large down payment)...I have heard on other Lancer discussion forums of people getting them for up to $1500 below invoice...but I cannot verify that information...it could have just been someone fibbing...
If you don't like to haggle...and aren't already a Costco member, just sign up for an Executive Membership ($100) - and use that to get a decent deal on the Lancer ($100 over invoice)...the dealership I bought from didn't even ask for my card (which I had brought with me just in case they did). You don't even have to keep your Costco membership after getting the car, they will give you a full refund on the price you paid for the card...no questions asked.
Also, check with your bank and see if they have any auto buying service, my bank (USAA) offers something very similair to Costco, at the same price ($100 over invoice for most dealers).
All that being said, here is what my deal consisted of:
2008 Mitsubishi Lanser GTS (Tarmac Black Pearl)
w/ NAV & TECH
w/ SUN & SOUND
$100 over invoice (Costco Member) = $21438
-$500 Rebate (Active Duty Military) = $20938
So, $20938 + TTL + what was left from my negaitive equity trade-in
As I mentioned earlier, I had alot of negative equity on my trade-in, a 2006 Nissan Armada, but I put down $9k in cash to make up for the majority of the negative equity amount.
I also had trade-in quotes ranging from $18k to $23k for my Armada, and so I asked the dealer that ended up buying the Lancer from for $24k for the Artmada (and this was after I got the car for $20938). They countered with $23.5k (which I knew they would) for the Armada and I agreed to that with them being asked to give me my first 3 oil changes for free (I know - not much...but oh well) and they agreed. I was going to sell privately if I could, asking $25k, but the $23.5k was close enough to not have to deal with waiting 2-3 months to get something done. Plus, I wouldn't have to do the DMV paperwork and deal with potential buyers either - so...done deal, let's do it now!
I'm so happy to be out of the Armada...GREAT truck...and I do miss the POWER...but again, I will not miss the $90 fillups a couple times a week...and that is completely worth it to me.
BTW, got the windows tinted yesterday afternoon and what a difference. Car is even more beautiful now...
Sep 09, 2007 (7:26 pm)
I knew you'd dig the tinting. Beautiful car this new Lancer GTS for 2008.