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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution / Ralliart

2009 Volkswagen GTI

  2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2009 Volkswagen GTI
MSRP
$27,190
$23,230
Invoice $25,903 $21,656
MPG
City/Highway
16/25 21/31
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Ralliart have well-honed performance capabilities but lack all the refinement to make them day-to-day enjoyable. Other Choices Read Full Review The 2009 Volkswagen GTI is the most conservative-looking of sporty hatches—and a bit pricey for a dressed-up Rabbit—but it redeems itself with the driving experience. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Racy styling cues
  • Sharp, communicative steering
  • Strong performance for the money (Ralliart)
  • Excellent, supportive front seats

Dislikes:

  • Lots of road noise
  • Very quick-ratio steering isn't a joy when cruising
  • Econobox interior, with cheap plastics
  • Dual-clutch gearbox is hesitant in relaxed driving

Likes:

  • Interior space
  • Excellent handling
  • The settled ride of a larger car
  • Responsive Direct Shift transmission
  • Fuel economy

Dislikes:

  • Conservative styling
  • Backseat access difficult in two-doors
  • Pricey for a tarted-up Rabbit
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