Ownership Verified: Lancer of DOOM!

ninjacoco

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Time for a new thread. :bunny:

The Failtima ate money like it ate on my nerves, so it was time for something smaller and less broken. I ended up with a 2010 Lancer GTS. :wub:

Here it is next to the Failtima:
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There were a bunch of ones on the lot, but this one had exactly what I wanted--it had a bigger engine than the base model, bigger wheels, and it was red. Oh, and there's plenty of space in the trunk for dead circus midg--err, camera crap.

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This was taken after we drove it around for a while:
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It had 8 miles on it when we decided to buy it. :)

Interior shot:
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That's my first Puffalump ever in the cupholder. Coco Bunny is, um, well-loved. :wub:

I don't think the big wing actually does anything for this car, but it makes an excellent place for killer rabbits to hide:
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Touch my car and Fluffy Bunny will eat your soul. ;)

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"That's no ordinary rabbit! That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on! That rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide! It's a killer!"

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Even the interior looks a bit evil--the steering wheel has horns!

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That's no mere console--that's bunny storage!

They called the color "Rally Red" on the info sheet. Wouldn't that imply more flecks of brown? I'm not sure I want to get it quite that dirty yet. :lol:
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See? The "spoilers" tag exists in this section for a reason!

This is what I see out the rear-view mirror:
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The interior lights are a bit redder than they look here. They remind me of my old Grand Am. :wub: Haters gonna hate, but I loved that dang car. RIP Pontiac. :(

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Angry car is ANGRY. Haha! This is after the full "we should probably take off the sticker gunk" detail the Monday after I got it. It's really, really shiny. Really, really, really shiny. :wub:

Required proof shot:
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It says that every time I turn it off...isn't that adorable? Awwww. :wub:
 
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Needs more Evo!

Kidding! :p


I love it!
 
Great choice, I always liked the way the new Lancer's looked. Should be a lot more fun on the Autocross circuits as well. :D
 
Congrats! Looks great, have you played with the paddle shifters yet? :p

One of my buddies at work has the exact same car, but his is silver. Hasn't given him any problems and he really likes it.
 
Needs more Evo!
:lol: I wish.

Since you narrowly avoided saying the "t" word, I should probably post my rule: the next person to tell me I should turbo it owes me $5. The person after that? $10. Then $15, then $20, then $25, and so on.

I think "add a turbo!" must be the Lancer's version of the Miata's "stuff a Corvette engine in it!" :lol:

Don't make me make something up for "add a supercharger," either.

While all these suggestions are awesome, I can't do any of them for a very long time and could always use some extra money.
 
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Very nice. :D My aunt has one, albeit in dark grey and manual, and it's a very nice car. What size engine is yours?

Edit: Just noticed the spoilers tag too. Very appropriate. :lol:
 
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Since you narrowly avoided saying the "t" word, I should probably post my rule: the next person to tell me I should turbo it owes me $5. The person after that? $10. Then $15, then $20, then $25, and so on.

Don't add a turbo. Don't add a turbo. Don't add a turbo. Don't add a turbo.

You owe me $50.
 
:lol: I wish.

Since you narrowly avoided saying the "t" word, I should probably post my rule: the next person to tell me I should turbo it owes me $5. The person after that? $10. Then $15, then $20, then $25, and so on.

I think "add a turbo!" must be the Lancer's version of the Miata's "stuff a Corvette engine in it!" :lol:

Don't make me make something up for "add a supercharger," either.

While all these suggestions are awesome, I can't do any of them for a very long time and could always use some extra money.

Twincharge it? :p I wonder what that would warrant.

Anyways, looks like a good purchase. Have fun with it! Especially the redness.
 
Congrats! Looks great, have you played with the paddle shifters yet? :p
Only enough to discover that I have no idea how to actually use them. Speeding up? Wonderful, and kinda fun. Slowing back down? Err, where do I shift down so it doesn't seem so rough?

I stuck it back in regular D-mode pretty quickly after that. I really, really don't want to break anything for a while. They're there, taunting me, and I want to play with them, but...not without semi-knowing what I'm doing first.
What size engine is yours?
2.4L 4-banger.
Don't add a turbo. Don't add a turbo. Don't add a turbo. Don't add a turbo.

You owe me $50.
:lol: I didn't say it worked backwards!
 
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:lol: I wish.

Since you narrowly avoided saying the "t" word, I should probably post my rule: the next person to tell me I should turbo it owes me $5. The person after that? $10. Then $15, then $20, then $25, and so on.

I think "add a turbo!" must be the Lancer's version of the Miata's "stuff a Corvette engine in it!" :lol:

Don't make me make something up for "add a supercharger," either.

While all these suggestions are awesome, I can't do any of them for a very long time and could always use some extra money.

Put nitrous on it, then. :evil:
 
Now that's a step in the right direction. Congrats!
 
On a sidenote ... your car no longer matches your bunny.
Oh, trust me...Fluffy Bunny, Eater of Souls, is most definitely evil.

On that note, though, I don't know about the regular Lancer, but I'm pretty sure the Evo X was the one that was sort of inspired by the Gundam anime series. Thus, the bizarre juxtaposition of the overly kawaii with giant robot suits that kick the crap out of each other sort of...works?
 
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Omg, this is awesome! So much nicer than the last Lancer-not-Evo. I love the color and i love the fuel economy lol :D
Have fun with it and never ever ever get rid of it :D
 
That looks awesome in red! Have fun! :D
 
I love that Lancer. And the color matches the car perfectly. Congratz on the new ride.
 
I love this shape cause even the non Evo version doesnt look like an 80s throwback inside and out. :)
 
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