Car people: 2009 Altima Coupe, or 2009 Lancer GTS?

Posted by avatarOmar last updated November 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm


I know it's not a common comparison but these are the two cars I'm considering right now, and they're actually very close in price (only a 3K difference).

Right now my thinking is that the Lancer is the "smarter" buy as:

  • less expensive
  • better financing option (0% interest on 3 years)
  • 18" wheels
  • sport-tuned suspension
  • more "luxury" features (bluetooth, built-in sirius)
  • way better warranty


However, the Altima is the "luxury" buy

  • looks very classy... I really love the look of the car
  • luxurious interior
  • smooth ride

Honestly speaking I'd be very happy with both cars, so it's just which one I'd like MORE. I've done about 10 hours of research on Nissa, Altimas and Mitsubishi, so I'm relatively familiar with the on-paper stuff. But if anybody has experience/knowledge of their reliability, or any gotchas like that?