This is the first car i have owned, I had a truck before, and I am nothing less than thrilled. The Lancer has a mean, sexy look and can be modded many different ways. The car handles like a dream and has the magnesium(dunno if i spelled that right) paddle shifters if you choose to drive it in what I call semi-manual mode. It may not be the fastest ride out there but there is space to put in a turbo and there are many decently priced performance mods out there. There is an in dash nav, and a Rockford Fostgate sound system with a bangin' 10 inch sub stock in the trunk. The inside is roomy and it has a sun roof that opens fairy wide. All in all this care is a wonderful daily driver and a great car for anyone who is into modding cars. I definitely recommend this car to anyone.
This is the nicest car I have ever owned. Comfy seats, sporty styling and handling, good stereo, peppy engine, and the smoothest transmission (I have the cvt). To be honest I never would've considered this car had it not been for my saleswoman who convinced me to take it for a test drive. When I got behind the wheel I was surprised by the responsive handling and good ride quality. That's something hard to find in a car company's entry level car. For you do it yourselfers out there I've also found this car really easy to work on. It's just a really well engineered car for the price. With the civic and corolla in the same price range it was no question for me, the lancer was the way to go. I've put nearly 2000 miles on my car in the month and a half I've had it and enjoyed every moment of it. Hope this helps someone make a decision or even just consider looking at a lancer!
I love this car! i've had my lancer for almost a year now and I couldn't be more happy! I get on average about 25 miles to the gallon which isn't to bad considering I drive agressive! On a trip to missouri I set the cruise at 65 mph and average 35 mpg... Overall my ES has great power and gets sweet gas mileage! Buy one you can't get any better for under $15,000!!!