A few weeks ago I was invited to a beautiful wine country event. Lady winemaker, Kathryn Hall was celebrating a new Cabernet wine release. To say that I was excited would be an understatement! This was slated to be the "Who's Who of Napa" and you know how I love to hob nob!
I called my wine loving Sorority Sister Nicki and we hopped in the Mitsubishi Lancer that I was granted for a week to drive, test and share with my readers.
We took a rest stop on the way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and to pick up a wine shipment!
Check out our experience at the Kathryn Hall Winery!
There were some awesome things that I really enjoyed about riding in the Lancer. First of all the Lancer is super sporty, you may remember seeing it in films like The Fast and the Furious! I was also really hyped up by the ability to switch gears right from my steering wheel! This is the little brother of the EVO and yes, I was enjoying every bit of that steering power while we took that long trip to Napa!
The car drove like butter and I definitely saw people checking out our car and trying to race us and give the Lancer a run for her money!
I LOVE the Valet Key!
The Valet Key is everything! We had to park our car and surrender our key. Do I think that they gentlemen at valet would take our things, no. However, the Valet Key removes the thought because the key can only turn the car off and on. You cannot get into my precious things or the change that I have in my XX. It's also awesome because if the technology in the key fails (as technology tends to do), you can still move with just the valet key.
I thought that I looked super cute driving in it too!! To us ladies, I have to admit...that is very important!
The Rear View Camera System = Awesome!
I have gotten a lot of use out of the rear view camera system as well. Rear view camera systems serve as a safe way to backup and parallel park because you are able to see whats ahead of you and whats behind you, because of the video feed that you receive in your dashboard (you know, where your navigation is). Instead of having to constantly turn around and use my mirrors which might have blind spots I am able to just check out my rear view camera in my dashboard and backup with confidence and my parking skills have gotten so much better! This was definitely a WIN for the Mitsubishi Lancer!
The Gas Mileage was Nice too!
At 34 MPG I was not only driving to Napa, I found LOTS of other stuff to do!!...and it didn't cut deep into my pocketbook for gas.
What Surprised Me about the Mitsubishi Lancer
I was truly surprised at how well this car hugged the California curves. Being that we were taking a California Road trip driving a car that really knows how to move makes the trip that much more enjoyable. And with the Lancer pricetag of $17, 395 this is a winner!
What I Would Have Changed
If I could change anything it would be for slightly more upgraded interior. You know a girl likes her creature comforts. However the automobile ran like a FULL Champ!
My Final Thoughts
The Mitsubishi Lancer was created for the real driver in you! I encourage you to test one out and please tell me what YOU think!