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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer - Expert Reviews


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2008 mitsubishi lancer Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...The top-level GTS ups the Lancer's luxury and sport repertoire with a mild body kit with rear spoiler; 18-inch alloy wheels; a sport-tuned suspension; automatic climate control; a leather steering wheel and shifter; sport bucket front seats with different fabric; six speakers for the CD/MP3 stereo and Bluetooth phone connectivity. The Sun & Sound Package offered on the ES and GTS includes a sunroof and a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate "Punch" sound system with a six-CD/MP3 in-dash changer, auxiliary input jack and satellite radio. When equipped with the Sun & Sound Package, the GTS is also...

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Professional Review

...Braking was another area that was particularly noteworthy. Some competitors, like the Civic, have grabby brakes that offer grip the instant you touch the brake pedal, resulting in unnecessary lurching from time to time. Others have a mushier feel, with braking only coming after the pedal has been significantly depressed. The Lancer has an interesting approach: There's a small threshold when you first tap the brake pedal, with no significant grip until that threshold is passed. Then braking comes on at an appropriate, linear pace. This may sound like a small thing, but in bumper-to-bumper...

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Professional Review

...The MR includes an even more hunkered-down suspension, enhanced brakes for better cooling, unique 18-inch wheels and xenon headlights. Interior Heavily bolstered Recaro racing seats have leather/fabric upholstery, but otherwise the interior looks much like the regular Lancer's. Automatic climate control, power windows and locks, a six-speaker CD stereo and cruise control are standard. The Evolution MR adds audio controls on the steering wheel. Options include a 650-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo, navigation system and keyless access. Under the Hood Though output is up just 5 hp over the...

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Professional Review

...The CVT never shifts perceptibly -- the sensation is like that of a boat, where you just crack open the throttle, and it goes. To make the GTS seem sportier, though, Mitsubishi picked six random gear settings on the CVT and lets the driver "shift" by flipping huge paddles mounted behind the steering wheel, so it feels sort of like a six-speed manual but with no clutch. It's a novelty, but one that might appeal to some buyers. On the road, the Lancer GTS handled like a typical sport-tuned front-wheel-drive car, which is to say with some mild and predictable understeer when rammed into a tight...

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Professional Review

...The 18-inch diameter, low-aspect-ratio Yokohama tires are expressly designed for dry, paved-road speed and handling. They even come with a consumer advisory pasted to the interior panel of the front, driver's-side door, telling the owner to switch to snow tires, or something more appropriate, for winter motoring. It's the kind of thing that most normal drivers would ignore, or certainly find unnecessarily expensive, or annoying. But the Lancer MR and GSR are made for more demanding types, people who want peak automotive performance in all seasons and who don't mind paying or doing a bit more...

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Professional Review

...While the suspension is stiff and the car jiggles a bit on uneven surfaces, it hangs tight in corners and turns. The all-season 18-inch radials help, though the car tends to float a little side to side on the straightaways. Go figure. The cabin is also about 3 inches wider for good wiggle room for arms, elbows and thighs. There's good legroom in the second row, though the melon might tickle the roof at times. Seats are wide but could use a little more padding. And the black and gray cloth is a lint magnet. A couple more bucks spent on better cloth would be welcome. The trunk is unusually...

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Professional Review

...The front bucket seats and rear bench are covered in cloth, and a 60/40-split folding rear seat comes in ES and GTS trims. There is 11.6 cubic feet of trunk space. A CD stereo is standard, and the GTS can have an optional Navigation and Technology Package that includes a 7.5-inch screen, 30GB hard drive and Mitsubishi's FAST Key keyless-entry system. Air conditioning does not come standard in the base Lancer. Under the Hood All Lancers are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 152 horsepower (143 hp in California). The engine drives the front wheels through a five-speed...

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Professional Review

...Even then, the ride was compliant and solid. Whether on the highway or back roads, the Lancer offers excellent fuel economy. The five-speed manual transmission hits 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, according to EPA. The CVT-driven engine hits 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. The mileage numbers reflect 2008's more stringent testing standards. Part of the good ride is tied to the physical changes that have been made. Mitsubishi increased the Lancer's wheelbase by 1.4 inches and track by 2.3 inches, which provides better handling and more interior space, but the...

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Overview
Source: CarGurus

...manual overdrive transmission or the optional Sportronic CVT (continously variable transmission) with steering-wheel-mounted magnesium paddle shifters, and you have a package that defines sport driving.The 2008 Lancer also comes with a seven-airbag safety system, including advanced dual-stage front airbags, as well as antilock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, which deliver optimal performance in any condition. Other features include integrated fog lamps and a 140-watt four-speaker AM/FM stereo system with a CD player and MP3-player input.Options include a one-touch power...

Review: 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
Source: MSN Autos

...reduced weight and lower roll center. The rear suspension is a new trailing-arm type multi-link system to provide ride and handling that would be expected from a more expensive car. A new rack-and-pinion system is designed to improve steering feel.The Lancer GTS features the same 4-wheel disc brakes as the Outlander SUV, while the DE and ES use front discs and rear drum brakes.All versions of the 2008 Lancer are powered by a 152-horsepower 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC 4-cylinder engine that produces 146 lb-ft of torque and was developed along with Hyundai and DaimlerChrysler. For California the...

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