Originally Posted by Rally Red Lancer GTS
I am really enjoying my Lancer GTS with the full bodykit, foglights, Sunroof, Rockford Fosgate 650-watt 6-CD stereo, Bluetooth-capable, micron filtration system, whiplash-restraint headrests, driver's knee and side and side curtain airbags, ABS w/EBD brake system, tire pressure monitoring system and driver's information interactive system on the dash.
Japanese and American producers still have a long way to catch up with Europeans in small cars class. All mentioned items have been available in Europe years ago in small cars also. My Opel Astra for example has (standard or as option) bi-xenon lights, heated seats in leather/fabric, auto-dimming inside mirror, illuminated door handles, ESP, rain sensors,... I could also order 18'' wheels, start/stop ignition button, adaptive lights, navigation... When buying the car I could choose between 8 engines, 4 trim levels (each with unique interior design), 14 exterior colours and numerous options. And that was 2 years ago!
In USA basic Lancer does not have ABS and in Europe you practicaly can't buy a car without it anymore.