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    2008 CJ Lancer VRX





    This is a neat little car. The interior space is very good, the back seats are decently sized and supportive.

    Gearshift is a little notchy, but still ok. Brakes are good.

    Excellent ride/handling balance. 18inch wheels give plenty of grip. A little bit of road noise, though that's to be expected.

    Steering is nice, with enough weight and feel. Does load up a little in carparks though, so can be caught out.

    The engine needs to be a little stronger to suit the faux-sports image, as it's a bit wheezy for my liking. Either that or geared shorter, because it's a little tall at the moment.

    Rockford Fosgate stereo with built in sub is awesome for standard. The voice activated bluetooth handsfree is also brilliant.

    As fast as you can say the number, it will dial for you. Doesn't even need voice training unless you've got a strong accent.

    Pricewise, it's a little steep. $29,990. The base model for $21,990 is better value for money.

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    karl hangs out @ kingsway netball courts, what a deviant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo-LaserTX3 View Post
    karl hangs out @ kingsway netball courts, what a deviant
    Half those skids are mine, yes.

    Nah, I live about 17 seconds from there.

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    Does she spin one up?
    a n t i l a g . c o m

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    Only with ASC off. But you have to use the engine's power, and not its torque. In other words, rev the crap out of it and dump the clutch.

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    mid life 2.4L upgrade should pep it up.
    TBH, you'd be crazy not to fork out the extra for the ralliart (when it gets here) if your after something sporty. otherwise go the base model.
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    '10 XR5 - pretty standard for now

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    Friends took one for a test drive and complained about all the things you have - power/notchy box/road noise

    For the price the SP23 is the better option.
    FG XR6T - 388hp - 11.7 @ 119mph - sold
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrySSStal View Post
    For the price the SP23 is the better option.
    Agreed.

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    mazda 3 sp23 is definately at the top of its class in this price bracket, really well balanced cars. still, i like the styling on this new lancer and the interior is a huge improvement.

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    Agree the fronts look wicked not so keen on the rear end.

    Looks good for what it is
    MY09 Evo X MR

    Racewars Car #252. 212.03 KPH - 800 M

    Collie. 54.64

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    Huge step up from the previous model... but agreed, needs more go!
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    is this the next generation 'DEFECTIVE' that comes to performance car cruises sporting blue neon's and stupid driving behaviour?

    still.. better than last model

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    must admit these new lancers look really agressive, huge leap forward. can't wait till the evos come out. wow didnt know you live so close, can we call shotgun on any of your test drives?

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    whole diff direction.. will be test drivin evo X soon... will let know wat like.. but even baby model sounds good for a putter round!

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