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New car buyers spend on average about 4.3 hours in Mitsubishi Phoenix dealerships before taking their car home. The process can be slow and has many components such as financing, registering, and signing contracts.  But with a few tips consumers can save time and money.

The first step is to understand the overall process of what will be taking place at Chapman Mitsubishi, for first time car buyers. If prepared, the car delivery process should only take an hour to an hour and a half. On weekends, it can potentially take longer due to a higher customer demand. One tip to avoid wasting time is to take advantage of home delivery services. Once an agreement buy a car has been made, ask the dealer to bring the car to the buyers house or office. This will eliminate waiting and also allow the deal to take place in somewhere where the customer feel most comfortable and in control.

Before the delivery of the car make get organized with all the necessary documents. Payment is obviously the most important item to have ready. This can be a bank or credit union check for a pre-approved loan, a cashier’s check, a personal check, or a credit card payment for a down payment. If any pre-approval needs to be done, be sure to have that squared away with Mitsubishi financing, prior to the day of delivery. Customers will also need a valid driver’s license to serve as identification for payment and the dealership needs verification the owner is a legally registered driver.

If a trade-in vehicle is part of the deal make sure to have the title, sometimes referred to as a “pink slip”, that shows who the owner of the trade-in vehicle is. If there is a co-signer on the title, get any required signatures ahead of time. Any mistakes in how the title is signed might make it unacceptable to the dealer or lead to it being rejected by the state’s motor vehicle registry. Be sure to wash and remove any personal items from a trade-in vehicle. A car that’s neat and clean will often get a higher trade-in value and will save the dealership time.

Customers will also need proof of insurance to drive any new car. Call and set up an insurance policy ahead of time with the new make and model. Insurers can fax or email an insurance card to the dealership.

The new 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was created by Mitsubishi to dominate on the race track, which means it brings tremendous performance to the everyday customer. The new Lancer Evolution has a turbocharged 291-hp MIVEC engine, Super All-Wheel Control, Brembo brakes and race-ready suspension, to ensure it lives up to its high-performance expectations.

When Phoenix Mitsubishi consumers think performance their thoughts go directly to a car’s engine and the 2013 Lancer Evolution’s engine does not disappoint. Combining a 2.0-liter all-aluminum block and head with a powerful turbocharger and advanced MIVEC technology, results in the Lancer Evolution producing 291 horsepower. The front-mounted intercooler allows the torque to be about 300 lb-ft from under 3,000 rpm to over 4,000 rpm. This kind of performance could easily be expected from a gas guzzling V6.

The Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) gives the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution amazing handling and traction. The wheels with the best grip on the road will automatically receive the most power, giving the car the best traction available at all times. In addition to that, the Active Center Differential (ACD) has three modes- tarmac, gravel, and snow- all allowing the S-AWC system to adapt to those specific driving surfaces on the drivers command.

On the outside, the 2013 Lancer Evolution was designed to take note from its car racing experience and maximize aerodynamics and speed. There are flared fenders that are not only eye-catching but also are strategically placed. These air vents smooth airflow throughout the wheel well to reduce drag caused by the wide 18-inch wheels. Also the rear wing/lip spoiler was added to create downforce on the rear wheels for added stability at high speeds.

On the inside, the high contrast gauges on the Evolution allow information to be read instantly and easily. There is also an LCD multi-information display that gives the driver a wide range of information such as outside temperature, average fuel consumption, trip odometer and distance to empty, along with the status of the S-AWC system.

The attention to detail on the newest Evolution directly matches its performance levels. There are ultra-supportive RECARO racing seats and an available 710-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system and FUSE Hands-free Link System and the new Mitsubishi FAST-Key keyless entry system.  There is also an available 40GB navigation system that provides driving directions and real-time traffic updates on a seven-inch LCD touchscreen.

The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is now available at Chapman Mitsubishi, so come by for a test drive today.