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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Visalia CA

The following contains automobile information you should know about the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. Read the following review if you or a loved one is interested in staying car savvy in Visalia.

Fresno Mitsubishi
(559) 437-1900
1950 S Blackstone St
Tulare, CA
 
Lancaster Mitsubishi
(661) 949-3535
204 W Ovington St
Lancaster, CA
 
Carriage Motor Company Hyundai Mitsubishi
(760) 990-1280
26825 Auto Mall Parkway
Murrieta, CA
 
Miller Mitsubishi-Redding
(530) 243-2151
1150 California St
Redding, CA
 
Fresno Mitsubishi
(559) 437-1900
1950 S Blackstone St
Tulare, CA
 
Huntington Beach Mitsubishi
(714) 375-9493
16751 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA
 
Salinas Mitsubishi
(831) 444-9400
151 Auto Center Cir
Salinas, CA
 
Glendale Mitsubishi
(818) 550-1500
1235 S Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA
 
Torrance Mitsubishi
(310) 539-9797
3131 Pacific Coast Hwy
Torrance, CA
 
Bakersfield Mitsubishi
(661) 398-9422
5200 Gasoline Alley Dr
Bakersfield, CA
 

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

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Introduction

Mitsubishi Lancer GTS - 2008 Review: The2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS looks ready to rumble. Its grille gapes wide enough to devour competitors, its rear wing thrusts skyward, and its big 18-inch wheels and low-profile tires give it a track-ready presence. However, it has a glass chin in the form of the CVT automatic. This sloppy, poor shifting device ruins what is otherwise a well-equipped, decent handling and reasonably priced entry in the economy car segment. Enthusiasts should ignore the marketing and get the manual transmission if they want their Lancer GTS to even approximate the performance promised by its looks.

What We Drove
Our 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS was about as fully loaded as it gets from the factory. The base $19,115 includes the dreadful CVT; we again suggest you save $1,000 and get the manual transmission. The trim level is well equipped, sporting standard features such as automatic climate control, a leather steering wheel, and power mirrors, locks and windows. It also featured the $1,500 Sun and Sound package, which bundled the sunroof with the upgraded Rockford Fosgate audio system. The $2,000 Navi and Tech package bundled keyless entry and a hard-drive based navigation/audio system, bringing the total to $22,615.

Performance
On paper the drivetrain is promising, with 152 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. of torque (143 horses and torques in California and other states with the same emissions laws) and a manually-shiftable CVT automatic. In practice it's a mess. The transmission sucks the life out of the car with poorly spaced ratios that do little but make the engine scream powerlessly. Shifting drops revs only about 800 rpm, too little to be useful. It's slow to respond in fully automatic mode, and we only got 18.9 mpg to boot. We strongly suggest the manual.

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