Guardian Car Review
Once upon a time, the Mitsubishi Lancer was as popular as the Nissan Maxima is among today’s drivers. With the 2011 model having a new look and offered at an affordable price, it has a chance to regain its popularity.
The Lancer had its glory days where it was one of the top choices for Bahamians in terms of transportation, and the latest car from Mitsubishi sports a modern look while offering all of the necessities the average driver wants.
Trips to the gas station won’t be as painful with the Lancer, as it only consumes one gallon of fuel for every 24 miles driven in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. The solid fuel efficency can be attributed to the electric-assist power steering and brake regeneration, which is standard on all models.
A new feature has also been rolled out with the Lancer, with the Mitsubishi Fuse voice-activation system which allows the driver to perform multiple tasks without taking their attention off the road. It replaces a touchscreen navigation technology that was present in previous models, and the current software proves to be more user-friendly and safety-oriented.
The Lancer comes in four different models: DE, ES, SE and GTS. All of the types except the GTS are equipped with a 2.0-liter 148 horsepower engine, and the GTS runs on a 2.4 liter four-cylinder that runs on 168 horsepower. The ES and GTS comes have larger tires than the other two models, with the GTS using the same disc brakes as the Mitsubishi SUV, the Outlander.
Bahamas Bus and Truck carries the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer in Nassau, and it’s priced at$27,000 for the standard DE model. Lehman Mitsubishi in Miami, Florida carries the same vehicle for$15,955, and after adding the 75 percent customs duty the final cost will be$27,921.
The Lancer is appealing enough to attract Bahamians back to the brand, but it doesn’t win over the masses in the country. The select drivers who pick this car should be pleased.
Guardian Business gives the Mitsubishi Lancer two thumbs up.
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