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    Made the trade after 7 years....

    So yesterday I was up at the local Mitsubishi-Suzuki dealership getting my thermostat replaced and the dealership made me an offer I couldn't refuse..........

    I am now the owner of a black 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 5 speed.

    I have always wanted a lancer since seeing an EVO way back on Gran Turismo 3. I have loved the design of these newer lancers since launched, and I like the way you can get all the sporty features of the Evo on a non turbo/awd model (don't want the mpgs or insurance hikes)

    Dealership gave me an awesome deal on one out the door for 18k and threw in a factory iPod adapter and 5 years service and oilchanges.

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    Re: Made the trade after 7 years....

    64*? You suck, it was 28* on my way in to work today....
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    Im always surprised by how BIG the new Lancers are. Its too bad they arent that great on gas MPG as they look awesome.

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    Re: Made the trade after 7 years....

    Way to fight the stereotypes!

    I'm a big fan of the new one. Especially compared to the styling direction Subaru took with the Impreza/WRX.

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    Re: Made the trade after 7 years....

    Didn't know they were dealing on these things like this. What was the sticker price if you don't mind my asking?

    The Lancer's are a nice car. Among the roomiest of the compacts I've been in. Now if only they'd do something with the Galant...

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    Congrats. My seven years in a small Mitsubishi (1990 Mirage) were not too bad. Keep an eye on your powertrain warranty. Sounds like a great deal.
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    Re: Made the trade after 7 years....

    64 is still a little to cold for FL

    Thanks, Buick I more of the Mascuale type anyways On top of small Euro compacts I am a huge fan of boxy rally cars(My Aerio was boxy too). I figured the lancer has a design that should age well. The Imprezza/WRX on other hands look like rehashed Suzuki Renos....

    Elmer, MSRP was right under 20k It doesn't have the sun and sound package or navi. It was however the only 5speed GTS they had on the lot and I told them I wasn't 100% sold on another black car (show everything). My Mitsu/Suzu dealership always looks empty so I think they were really tying to sell the car. the car was a trade they made with an Orlando dealership (probably why its their only manual) I did my sale through the manager directly and basically what I wanted for trade in and priceing they agreed. They even payed for my Aerio's service charges(since work was being done during the transaction) . They gave me 2,000 for my Aerio and Kelly Blue Book was only 1800 for good and my car had a couple issues that would place it bewteen good and maybe fair. Currently Mitsubishi has a 1,000 rebate on 2010 Lancers and a 500 rebate on conquest sales of any competing Japanese make.

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    Congrats- I love the look of those cars!!

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    Re: Made the trade after 7 years....

    Ah, I see they toned down the "mouth" grill. Or is it because it's a GTS?

    It looks nice nonetheless. Congrats!
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    Re: Made the trade after 7 years....

    Quote Originally Posted by eurohazard View Post
    Ah, I see they toned down the "mouth" grill. Or is it because it's a GTS?

    It looks nice nonetheless. Congrats!
    You're probably thinking of the Evo - that's the one with the crazy grill.

    I hope you enjoy the ride SonicAerio!
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    Cool car man! I don't know if I've ever seen one... I don't think so. Hope it's as good to you as the Aerio was!
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    Congrats Sonic. So what engines can you get in NA? We only get the 2.0 in Aus.
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    Re: Made the trade after 7 years....

    I have a red 08 VR model in Australia. Your car looks a bit nicer though!

    MikMak, Australia also has the 2.4l I4 in the VXR model.

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    Re: Made the trade after 7 years....

    Congratulations!

    This car indeed has quite a bit going for it, more than even myself, as a secret Mitsubishi admirer (esp. for the "forward" grille styling since the old Galants) and an underdog lover, could understand. The car helped Mitsu majorly around here, especially after the Sportback was added to the range. They've doubled their sales and outsold many more established brands, with basically three car models (Colt, Lancer, Outlander + some supplementary sales from the L200 and Pajero ranges).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deco28 View Post
    I have a red 08 VR model in Australia. Your car looks a bit nicer though!

    MikMak, Australia also has the 2.4l I4 in the VXR model.
    Best I take a look at my local methinks. IMO every small/medium car line should have a plus size power plant. I don't like forced induction and niether do insurance companies or some state governments (with respect to learner drivers). Cruze should have the DI 2.4 from the Malibu.
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