Thumbs Up: One seriously quick grocery getter.
Thumbs Down: Passive solar heating cabin.
Buy This Car If: You want a truly entertaining small sedan daily driver.
If you look at the numbers on the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart, they aren’t all that impressive. Sure, it’s got 237 horsepower, but it also weighs nearly 3,500 pounds and costs $30k by the time you add a few options. There are plenty of other amusing rides for even less money, so if all you’re doing is comparison shopping online, it’s easy to overlook the Lancer Ralliart. Drive one, on the other hand, and you won’t believe how good the car is, or how much better it feels than the numbers would indicate. Off-idle stumble in first gear aside, this car is seriously quick, with a rock-solid chassis capable of taking all you’re willing to dish out. It’s not an Evo, but it is a more attractively priced, more comfortable sedan that’s a better real-world choice for your daily commute. Read More…