I recently traded in my Suzuki (great car, by the way) and test drove a Mitsubishi Lancer ES. It was great, very peppy but I could still maintain a decent speed... It's very comfortable for my commute in that I drive almost 65 miles a day, and it is so quiet.. I don't have to blare my radio whenever a semi passes me on the highway. The only thing I do not like about the car is the dash... for the beauty of the car, the radio and environment controls are incredibly dull; they don't seem to fit the overall appearance of the car.
I haven't ever owned a Mitsu, but I have had a Suzuki in the past (my baby!) and I can only hope that the dependability matches the Suzuki. From what I've read, it seems pretty secure to say it will.