Nice. Kindred spirit.
Hope you like the Cross. Actually wondering what you think of the '22. Not sure if there's much difference between that and the initial-release trim. But, still curious what a fellow MR owner thinks of it.
Wish they retained the DCT-470 in this one. But we all know that's not how Mitsu'd roll anyway.
WTTC and enjoy!
The ride is a bit firm compared to the initial launch in 2018. Engine feels about the same. Main reason I skipped the 1st version of the EC was the rear end. It just screamed Aztec to me and I didnt like the look it gave the car.
When this refreshed 2022 came out, I was sold. I had been looking to replace the Sportback as a daily driver. this EC in SE trim was a night and day difference. Still slow compared to the MR, but as a daily driver it was a huge improvement - even if they have essentially the same CVT. Turbocharging makes the car peppy in around town driving, and the CVT gets you on the powerband quite well.
Agreed on preferably having this car with a DCT. Or at least a 6- or 7-sp AT.
Only consolation is this is a true Mitsubishi from the ground up - not a rebadged Nissan. Plus I love the fact this has both PI and DI which will keep the intake valves clean as opposed to most DI cars nowadays (with the exception of Toyotas with the D4S engine).