I know this is Mirage forum but I know there are previous or current Lancer owners lurking so thought I would ask here. There are numerous left over Lancers at the dealer and I've begun considering them over the Mirage for the greater power and features for not much more money. But here's my quandary...if I went the Lancer route, I'd really like a power sunroof, premium stereo and apple CarPlay. They have a few ES models that have the sunroof/Rockford fosgate stereo but lack CarPlay. Then they have numerous Limited Edition models that have sunroof, CarPlay, some nice interior touches (sport seats with red stitching, aluminum pedals, red stitched leather on wheel, shifter, handbrake, all black interior), and exterior black touches (roof, side mirrors, grille, and wheels are all black). I really like the Limited's interior and CarPlay but the base stereo sucks. So I guess I'm asking is it easy to upgrade the base stereo to the Rockford Fosgate; meaning can I just buy the sub and amp and just plug them in to existing wiring? Or would you just go for the ES that already has it and forget CarPlay?
Secondly, what's the mileage like on the CVT Lancer? Acceleration decent? Any downsides to this car other then it's ancient in style?