This car has a CVT. It will drift back, while in drive, on an incline. Acceleration from standing is delayed. Rapid highway acceleration can seem like being in a slingshot. Sometimes the automatic "shifting" feels unusual/out of synch.
I would NOT recommend any CVT equipped vehicle for stop/go commuting or around town. For highway travel out of traffic, it's good. Personally, I'll stick to fully geared transmissions.
2009 Lancer GTS
2009 Mitsubishi LancerDavid M - Clearwater, FL06/22/2015
I loved this car very much. It was my very first brand new car, and it made driving it an occasion. It felt very premium, and the need to be pampered a bit would result in an absolutely great driving experience. Just pay attention to the CVT in the 2009 model, and everything will be peachy.
Haven't replaced brakes yet since purchase new in 2010 labor day. Low cost of maintenance overall, but many owners forget about the CVT Transmission fluid servicing every 50k miles. Not the best for long distance drives, but for a daily work commute it gets the job done well. Also, I love the handling in this car and how it handles the elements very well.
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