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MITSUBISHI LANCER Used Car Review

The Mitsubishi Lancer turned 45 years old in 2018 and remains one of the Japanese brand's most famous models. That was helped in the 1990s, when the Mitsubishi Lancer enjoyed huge success in the world rallying championship (with Finnish driver Tommi Makkinen). The showroom version of the Lancer Evolution became hugely popular with keen drivers. The future of Mitsubishi's small car is now in doubt, however, as the company focuses on SUVs. The current (CJ) generation is already more than 10 years old, having debuted in 2007 - with a hatchback body style replacing the wagon.

Pros

Cons

  • Spacious cabin, and especially practical in hatch form
  • Long warranty (and transferrable)
  • Solid 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and good CVT auto
  • Reputation for reliability
  • Cheap, dull-looking interior
  • Road noise can be loud on typical coarse surfaces
  • Curtain airbags not fitted to pre-2010 models
  • 10-year powertrain warranty not transferable
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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2000 Mitsubishi Lancer CE GLi Blue 5 Speed Manual Coupe

  • 119521 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Very Low KMS Neat and Tidy Mitsubishi Lancer Service History with Books ADELAIDE . . . Western Suburbs. Only 10 minutes from the city. Take a short drive to this family owned business for a great selection of quality used cars for all budgets. This vehicle is available from one of the oldest Independent Used Car Dealerships on Port Road Woodville. All cars have been workshopped by the onsite mechanic who has been repairing cars at West Port Cars for over 25 years. Finance av

$3,999
Woodville, SA

Dealer used
15/10/2021

2001 Mitsubishi Lancer Gli 5 Sp Manual 2d Coupe

  • 244000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Selling 2001 manual Lancer. Perfect for a first car, or a get around town car. The engine runs really well, it has 4 new tyres, new front brakes, new tie rod ends and has just been serviced. It does need a wheel alignment, the paint has some minor fading, and rego ran out 2 weeks ago. However, the car needs no work to pass a rego inspection. I am open to other offers, need it gone as we do not have the space to keep it. Located in Casey, ACT.

Contactless
$3,500
Wallaroo, ACT

07/10/2021

1993 Mitsubishi Lancer Glxi 4 Sp Automatic 2d Coupe

  • 137000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Hi only done 137000 genuine km's, (verifiable) paintwork is not the best. (clearcoat is cracking up in certain spots). has brand new distributor, HT leads, injectors have been reconditioned, tyres are excellent. New Coil pack. Drives really well and has plenty of up and go. Exhaust is a little noisy, has a slight leak but I havn't had a close look where. Fuel guage is not working. Otherwise, a nice little beast.

$1,500
Cranbourne North, VIC

19/09/2021

2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Gli 5 Sp Manual 2d Coupe

  • 225876 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Mitsubishi Lancer ce 1.8l 2002 Oil and filter replaced every 8,000kms Spark plugs replaced with iridium Gearbox oil replaced Timing belt and water pump done at 210,000 kms Full service history Front rotors and brakes recently replaced Sports rims and exhaust Side skirts and rear lip Has central locking snd key fob to unlock and lock doors Has some dents and scratches Front tires have been replaced recently Left wheel bearing replaced But has been perfectly looked after Nothing nee

$4,000
Rokeby, TAS

20/08/2021

Overview of the Mitsubishi Lancer

Overview of the Mitsubishi Lancer

The Mitsubishi Lancer turned 45 years old in 2018 and remains one of the Japanese brand's most famous models.

That was helped in the 1990s, when the Mitsubishi Lancer enjoyed huge success in the world rallying championship (with Finnish driver Tommi Makkinen). The showroom version of the Lancer Evolution became hugely popular with keen drivers.

The future of Mitsubishi's small car is now in doubt, however, as the company focuses on SUVs. The current (CJ) generation is already more than 10 years old, having debuted in 2007 - with a hatchback body style replacing the wagon.

MITSUBISHI LANCER GENERATIONS (SINCE 2000)

2000-2007

2007-present

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.0L 4cyl petrol: 7.1-7.4 litres per 100km

2.4L 4cyl petrol: 8.7-8.9 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

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WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: MITSUBISHI LANCER (2015 MODELS ONWARDS)

Based on the previous-model Lancer, the Lancer here represents a decade-old design, so Mitsubishi has had plenty of time to get it right.

The CVT transmission takes some getting used to. Even then, a batch of Lancers had especially tardy CVTs and was recalled to sharpen them up.

On manual cars, make sure there's no shuddering when you take off and that all the gears engage smoothly, especially first thing in the morning.

At idle and with the car in neutral, let the clutch out. There shouldn't be a sudden clattering noise when you do this. If there is, the gearbox could be worn.

Drive any manual Lancer up a hill in fourth or fifth gear and try to accelerate. If the engine speeds up but the car doesn't, you're looking at a worn clutch that will need replacement.

Check the service record carefully. Lancers were popular with younger owners, many of whom regarded preventative maintenance as optional.