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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer: What to Expect

If you are starting to get bored with economy sedans, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer developed by Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is an ideal alternative. This vehicle is a compact sedan which can be available in ES, GTS, and Ralliart trim levels. The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer is equipped with a 2.0-liter engine. You can enjoy the standard features of the car including front seat side airbags, a driver knee airbag, and full length head curtain airbags. The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer allows improved handling and responsiveness particularly in difficult car driving situations. While the chiselled exterior of the 201 Mitsubishi Lancer lends the air of aggression, the manufacturing materials used and its interior design tend to negatively modify the overall appeal of the vehicle.

One of the advantages of the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer is its seats that fold flat allowing bulky items to be accommodated. The lively performance and sharp exterior styling of the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer can elevate the driver’s heart rate and can generally enhance his mood. Stability control and anti-lock brakes are standard features of the vehicle. The Lancer has obtained a five-star rating in the government crash testing in terms of its front seat side crash protection and driver frontal crash protection. Manual transmission in the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer provides almost identical fuel efficiency. Addition of brake regeneration and electric-assist power steering contributes in increasing fuel economy. However, downsides may occur in a sense that if the 2.0 litre engine will be combined with continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) may lead to anaemic acceleration.

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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer: I Like

If you are looking for better control and power when city driving, then the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer is the perfect fit. And with top control and entertainment features on-board courtesy of the new Fuse system and the Rockford Fosgate audio system, a long trip is no longer boring with this latest reincarnation of the old favorite Lancer.

Consumers can choose from among the four basic trims, the DE, ES, GTS and Ralliart and comes in AWD and FWD and each of these trims offer a different set of features to match varying needs and preferences. The Lancer DE is the base trim and the cheapest among the four trims but don’t think that Mitsubishi scrimped on the features of this sedan. This comes with 16-inch steel wheels, tilt-only steering wheel, the usual power accessories and the 4-speaker CD and MP3 stereo. The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES on the other hand packs almost the same features compared with what’s inside the DE. This trim simply adds air conditioning, keyless entry, improved interior thanks to upgraded upholstery, center arm rest, cruise control, controls on the steering wheel and also an auxiliary audio jack for the driver’s stereo. Powering the DE and the ES trims is the advanced DOHC MIVEC 16-valve engine made from aluminum and provides 152 horsepower at 6000 rpm. This engine ensures better fuel economy with reduced emissions, without the drive worrying about a sacrificed sporty performance. In fact the engines of the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer DE and ES distributed in California are certified as Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle. Power is directed on the DE trim using the 5-speed manual transmission, and the ES is directed by either the 5-speed manual or the higher end continuously variable transmission or CVT with INVEC-III.

The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS trim takes power a step up. This one comes with the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that racks up an additional 200 bhp over the ES and DE trims. As standard consumers can also expect the 5-speed manual gearbox and the CVT with INVEC III and backed by the Sportronic technology that can allow shifting using the magnesium steering wheel paddle. This also comes in automatic transmission. When it comes to features, be ready to welcome the 18-inch alloys, sports-tuned suspension system, keyless entry, Fuse system, satellite radio and a few more amenities that make life on the road convenient. Want sophistication and heightened excitement when it comes to driving the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer? If yes, then the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart should be considered. With its dynamic and turbocharged engine, this is perhaps your smartest choice when it comes to sedan shopping. Largely influenced by the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancers Evolution (which should be separately reviewed from the Lancer 2011), this sporty sedan delivers 237 horses at 6000 rpm. Powering the four wheels are the All-Wheel Control (AWC) system and the Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission. Thanks to this Mitsubishi initiative, you’ll have a fun time enjoying manual transmission without using the clutch pedal!

Color-wise, you can find five available options starting with rally red metallic, or dark red to classic black. Lovers of light-colored sedans will also like the options available for the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer. One can choose from the white 2011 Mitsubishi Lancers or the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancers that come in gray colors. and though the interior looks don’t do match justice to the ‘muscle and brawn’ delivered by the exterior design and accessories of the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer, still there are some bright spots in the Lancer interior like the addition of 710-watt Rockford Fosgate as a premium sound system and the Bluetooth 2.0 Hands Free Phone (for GTS). Exterior looks and sporty performance aside, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer is known for its safety.

Still Loving It: 1992 Mitsubishi Gallant

A cousin of mine checked out the blog and found out many car-related contents and stories. He told me that I should write something about his car too, the blue 1992 Mitsubishi Gallant. It’s so old-school right? It may be old, but still it serves its purpose for the family as one reliable ride. This is one competent sedan that packs 195-horsepower engine.  In terms of features, the anti-lock brakes come as a standard with leather seating surfaces. This is a reliable sedan no doubt, but there are more competent sedans available right now. I also remembered that this was the same car owned by a friend of ours then who was into buy and sell of cars.  By the way, did you know that the name of the car is taken from the French word ‘galant’ which means chivalrous?

Mitsubishi L200 Acessories

For those looking for a car-like pickup, the obvious selection is the Mitsubishi L200. This Mitsubishi vehicle combines the features of the car and the capabilities of the pickup thus providing not just the driver with convenience but offers families on the go with lots of options when travelling. In fact, this was designed as well for the active families always on the go and that wants to take advantage of the outdoors. There is room at the back that can serve as cart-load kit for those camping needs and other accessories. Plus there is plenty of brawn that can be used for towing when the need arises. And all that performance, reliability and brawn can be attributed to its construction, the factory-installed accessories and of course the Mitsubishi L200 accessories that can be added or can be used to replace the stock accessories.

Accessories come in different categories. And often the categorization for these accessories is dependent on the actual use. This categorization of accessories covers all vehicles, including Mitsubishi L200. A perfect example of an accessory category that may prove helpful for owners of the Mitsubishi L200 is the exterior accessories. This is a collection of accessories that are seen and fitted on the exterior of the vehicle. This group of accessories performs two roles. One, these accessories can be used to heighten the looks and the aesthetic value of the vehicle. And the second category allows for the vehicle to perform even better and to become tougher on and off the road. The latter categorization of these Mitsubishi L200 accessories are the accessories that should be kept in mind if the intent is to make the Mitsubishi L200 a better and a reliable vehicle outdoors. There should be enough attention on the exterior of the vehicle, thus the need for exterior accessories that can ensure its safety and toughness. Perfect examples of these exterior and protective accessories are the headlight protections and the side bars. The protective cover for the headlights ensures that the lights are protected from stray stones. The side bars on the other hand serve as good protection on the sides of the pickup. These exterior accessories are just your start when arming the pickup for the outdoors. A check with online providers will tell you that the list will be long. Some of the more common Mitsubishi L200 accessories for protection include side protection molding, the skid plate and the bumpers.

Mitsubishi L200 2011

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Originally known as the Triton and marketed as the L200 in a number of markets, this vehicle is set to conquer the market once again. The L200 is a compact pickup truck offered by Mitsubishi and designed and constructed to meet the demands of those wanting to experience the outdoors. And in order to make that happen, the designers for the L200 have set the 2011 version of the pickup to be more responsive to the needs not just of the individual but of the group as well. The end result is a vehicle that features the capacities of the pickup and having the convenience and the sophistication of a car. And in order to meet the demands of the backpackers and those who love the outdoors, the 2011 Mitsubishi L200 offers enough room at the back for loads and other forms of cargoes. This comes complete with enough brawn for towing making this an easy vehicle for towing purposes. The maximum towing capacity can reach up to 2,700 kg.

In terms of safety and reliability, there is nothing more to ask from the pickup. The promise of Mitsubishi to have a reliable pickup on and off the road has been validated by a four-star Euro NCAP rating. The handling is something worth mentioning as well. All variants of the L200 featured the 4D56 2.5 L turbocharged and the intercooled diesel engine. The engine system featured 16 valves and these are backed by the dual overhead camshafts. There is also the presence of the common-rail direct injection system and this ensures better fuel delivery and provides less emissions. Two versions of the L200, the Warrior and the Barbarian models are fitted with the high-powered versions and these ensured the better performance of these two variants of the L200. The suspension system of the L200 on the other hand is based on the Shogun. Also present are the double wishbones and the coil springs and these ensure better comfort when travelling. The rear is fitted with the leaf springs as well, allowing for payloads of one ton to be supported. Thanks to these features of the Mitsubishi L200 2011 and its safety features, the pickup was named one of the more reliable vehicles in Europe. This validates the unofficial citation on the vehicle as one of Britain’s best-selling pickups.