Just like Honda Civic has the Civic SI edition, Lancer has the 2.4L Lancer Ralliart model, which my car is. The suspension is stiffer, the clutch and the shift stick are stiffer as well. You will love the sharp handling and the way the gears shift on this car. The car has been regularly maintained and taken a good care of, it is well capable for longer trips. I've had it for 8 years and I intend to keep it. Please take care of it, and be careful with the speeding tickets! Knowing how to drive a manual is a must.