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MITSUBISHI LANCER ADDS THRILL TO THE DRIVE!

By NITISH S. RELE - motoringtampabay@gmail.com
That the Lancer is an exciting and energetic car to drive is an understatement. No wonder Mitsubishi has kept the 2.4-liter inline-4 cylinder engine, which develops 168 horsepower @ 6000 rpm and 167 pounds-feet of torque @ 4100 rpm. Unlike in other competitor cars, the precise and easy-to-engage Continuous Variable Transmission works.
The front-wheel-drive sedan in the GT attracts attention, thanks to a heavily chrome-accented front grille flanked by halogen headlights and the mammoth rear wing spoiler. Also offered are a standard 7-inch touchscreen audio system, HD radio, rearview camera, upgraded seats and gloss black interior decoration panel.
Behind the leather-wrapped steering wheel, there are attention-grabbing chrome accents on HVAC (heating, ventilation, and a/c). The instrument cluster of rounded speedometer and tachometer gauges, surrounded by a driver information center, is easy to read. Cargo space is a decent 12.3 cubic feet. Auto a/c, terrific-feeling leather shifter, six-way adjustable driver and four-way manual passenger seats, 60/40 fold rear seat and paddle shifters are standard.
If you are looking for a sporty, nimble and stylish sedan with a good-sized cabin, we recommend testing out the Lancer at the local dealership. You will walk away with a smile on your face.

LANCER GT
Tires: P215/45R18
Wheelbase: 103.7 inches
Length: 180 inches
Weight: 3,032 pounds
Suspension: MacPherson strut front, multilink rear
Steering: Hydraulic power rack and pinion
Fuel capacity: 15.5 gallons
City: 23 mpg
Highway: 30 mpg
Base price: $21,595
Web site: www.mitsubishicars.com

CALLING ALL MITSUBISHI DEALERS IN THE WEST CENTRAL AREA: if you would like to be listed here as one of the test-drive dealerships, e-mail us at motoringtampabay@gmail.com