2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
There are 2 user reviews for the Ralliart trim shown below
- AWD, Turbo, Trunk space, roomy
- no stick shift model for ralliart sportback
Purchased As New
The overall performance of my LRS is great. The only fault that I absolutely hate is it does not come with a stick shift. The paddle shift transmission is nice, but I want to be able to shift my LRS. I opted to pass on the Recaro seats, they were too stiff for my daily driver. The LRS picks up real nice and have smooth acceleration. I upgraded the rims/tires and added a little bit more meat to grab in turns and overall driving. For a price tag of $24,000, the premium sound system should be included with the vehicle which I didn't get either....read morehide
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- Absolute blast to drive
- Seating not the most comfortable
Purchased As New
I started my search for a new car with 2 "must have" items: enough room to fit three children in a back seat and all-wheel drive to get up and down Western Pennsylvania's hills in wintertime. Although not "must have", I was certainly hoping to find a car that wasn't going to kill me financially and wouldn't bore me to death behind the wheel.
I've had my Ralliart for three weeks now and it has been really great. I have to wonder what driving an Evo version is like because the power on the Ralliart is more than ample. I rarely apply more than a featherweight touch to the gas pedal and when I do, the car responds forcefully. The handling is secure and precise. For an all wheel drive car, the ride is smoother than I expected and superior to the Saab 9-3 which was my previous car. The mileage is not fabulous (particularly for a 4 cylinder) but it is right at what is shown on the sticker. I'm getting about 22 mpg in my local driving although someone that flexes the turbo more will see noticeably lower economy.
I know most people will have negative connotations with a hatchback, but the styling touches on the Ralliart to set it apart from the standard Lancer Sportback give it a noticeable muscular appearance. I've gotten numerous compliments on its looks. The interior appearance compared favorably to just about any other vehicle I considered.
I had two minor issues on the interior:
1. My previous vehicle had an almost endlessly adjustable driver's seat. The Ralliart driver's seat, unfortunately, only slides forward/back and reclines up/down.
2. The display for the sound system is a hideous monochromatic orange display. I wouldn't make that much of an issue out of it except that the information display on the instrument panel is terrific.
And a couple items of caution: The warranty on the Ralliart is not the same as on other trim levels of the Lancer. Do not expect to have boatloads of inventory from which to pick a favorite color.
I plan to come back and add to my review when we've had some nasty weather to see how the all wheel drive responds....read morehide
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