Don't Overpay for Your 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer!
Average Overall Rating:
1 of 2 (50%) of consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
Reviewed by Sporty Car Guy 131
August 11, 2016
I was excited to purchase the Lancer because it offered a sporty styling with AWC at a reasonable price. After owning a 2016 Lancer SEL for a little over a week, I hate the car. Driver ergonomics are deplorable: - Leather seats that are uncomfortable (I feel like I've been sitting on a metal folding chair after a 20-30 minute drive. Seating side support is almost non-existent. - A dead pedal foot rest gives no room to stretch out my left leg. The only way to extend my left leg is to put my foot under the brake pedal - not a safe thing to do - or keep my leg bent in a very unnatural position. The alternative is to move the seat back which then leads to over extending to reach the steering wheel. - Move the seat forward, and the center console arm rest no longer exists. - Without a telescoping steering wheel, arms must be almost straight to reach the wheel. (Note: I am an average size, 5'9" male driver) - The clock is so tiny and so far away from the driver, it can barely be seen. Put on polarized sunglasses and the display screen for the clock, back-up camera, and entertainment system become almost impossible to see in daylight. - Move the tilt steering wheel down, and it covers a good part of the speedometer. - A tiny collection of icons between the tach and speedometer is busy and difficult to decipher at a quick glance. The fact that the outside temperature is part of this tiny display clutters the display and is not convenient for any passengers to view. - The self-dimming mirror is a joke. Street lights "trick" the sensors into thinking it's daylight and the result is blinding glare from the rear view mirror. - The sunvisors are extremely flimsy. They seem to be nothing more that plastic covered card board. And there is no extender on the visors for when the sun hits at just that annoying "over the shoulder" angle through the side window. - Significant lack of storage space and small cup holders are major inconveniences. - Leather seats and steering wheel are made of a rough texture leather - not supple or smooth. - At highway speeds, road noise is quite loud. - Headlights also seem dim compared to my previous two cars. Added to these horrible ergonomics, my car features a "thump" in the trunk when going over some bumps. The car was "delivered" with 17 miles on the odometer - dirty on the inside and outside, including pine sap blobs that ate through the clear coat. The dealer's fix was to have the finish "wet sanded". I am so sorry that I purchased this vehicle.
I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: NO
Reviewed by ZMAN
April 27, 2016
This is my 3rd Lancer..usually get the ES model but went for the GT this time, The CVT transmission is alot better in this model and rides great. Has alot of features already included...so I am only tinting the windows and adding HID low beam lights...just my preference. My other Lancers had no issues at all. Just routine maintenance..I always used the full synthetic oil ...only brake pads and tires..along with the routine mainteance....Always loved the look...really love the product...lower cost than "bigger" name companies but love it. The GT comes standard with alot..leather, spoiler, fog lights, color screen, bluetooth, rain sensing wipers..climate control.....on and on...check it out..always say no..but wont be disappointed :-)
I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES
*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.