Sunday, May 16, 2010

The car is dead. Long live the car!

As sad as it was to see my old friend go... this is my new hotness. This is the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. Sure, it's not quite an Evo X, but you'd be forgiven if you mistook it for one. The 18" wheels are bigger than my old ones (or my wife's 2004 Lancer), the front air dams, side skirts, and rear wing are standard, and the 2.4L, 168hp engine is larger than the engine in the DE or LE trims. Inside we've got an automatic transmission with manual mode, cruise control, paddle shifters on the steering wheel, two 12v power adapters, six speakers, a CD player with mp3/wma decoder, steering wheel stereo controls, audio jacks for hooking up an iPod, and bluetooth hands-free calling. Power windows, power door locks, keyless entry, a color digital information panel, as well as a surprisingly roomy interior and an unbelievably quiet engine add to the car's overall comfort. Also, switching from a 2-door to a 4-door with seven airbags, antilock brakes, active stability control, and a LATCH system for hooking up a child's car seat mean that I made a practical choice instead of just buying a car for the sexy... and it is definitely a sexy car.

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