Sub-compact - Sedan
The Attrage has some big shoes to fill, since the Colt was a true tuner car. Since the Colt was a true tuner car, the Attrage needs to inject a bit more fun into itself. The biggest thing which plagues this model is the fact that its overall stance is way too high off the ground. By dropping this car, Mitsubishi could improve the appeal of this car. Of course there are still many more things which could change.
Mitsubishi should lose the cheap discount store front air ducts, which decrease the value of this model. By cutting in the ducts and adding in the same grille style, they could improve the image of the front end of the Attrage.
One of the worst things next to its stance is the fact the side of the Attrage seems to curve under the car. This creates a bubble effect and increases the height of this car. By flattening out the side sills, Mitsubishi could improve the sport appeal of the Attrage.
Overall the Attrage is a decent car, but still has lots of ground to cover if it ever wants to make up for the Colt.
OVERALL GRADE = C
Front End: C+
Good: Headlights which seem like they are from a Transformer
Bad: Fog lights and lower duct have too much going on
Rear End: C
Good: Easy to look at
Bad: The tail lights are in two separate time zones
Good: Indentations are a great start for tuners
Bad: Seems to slip under the car
Overall Appeal: C-
Good: For a small car it makes good use of chrome
Bad: Seems really cheap
AutoLooks Buy List Approved: Maybe
Recommended Tuner: Yes
Trend Setter: No
Brand Value: Decrease