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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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Top2009 Mitsubishi Lancer ES SPORTBACK $7990 FINANCE FROM $65

  • 180000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

NEW ARRIVAL AND A LITTLE GEM ! 4 CYL MANUAL VERY ECONOMICAL AND RELIABLE TO RUN CHEAP ON REGO AND INSURANCES $7990 DRIVEAWAY NO MORE TO PAY ! THIS INCLUDES FRESH 6 MONTHS REGO RWC ALL TRANSFERS PAID AND A 1 YEAR WARRANTY ! SERIOUSLY WHAT IS THERE TO THINK ABOUT ? PERFECT 1ST CAR OR EVERY DAY RUNABOUT FINANCE FROM $65PW EASY TERMS CALL STYLISH TODAY O42658O552 FINANCE AVAILABLE FROM $88PW EASY TERMS ON A WIDE RANGE OF OUR VEHICLES CALL OUR TEAM TODAY ! https://www.facebook.com/www.stylishr

$7,990
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
19/05/2022

Top2015 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY15 ES Sport White 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 141600 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY15 ES Sport White 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

$14,984
Granville, NSW

Dealer used
18/05/2022

Top2014 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY14.5 LX White 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 61877 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

As one of Queensland's largest fixed price warehouse, we offer a dynamic range of stock for our customers. Ranging from Small Automatics all the way through to Prestige and Top End Commercials. All cars undergo a 110-point safety check prior to being considered for sale. All used vehicles come with a warranty and can be extended as you see fit. As one of Australia's largest wholesalers, we have an extensive network to secure the top price for your trade as well as an in-house valuations team co

$17,990
Pinkenba, QLD

Dealer used
19/05/2022

Top2013 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY13 ES Blue 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 212132 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Drives well. 2 keys, ABS, aircon, airbags, cruise control, power - steering / windows / mirrors, traction control. we are still operating as per usual with all mechanics open to prepare sold vehicle, all sold cars are transferred instantly online with no delays. We are practising a safe working environment with social distancing a requirement also disinfecting all vehicles. Thank you for your understanding. 25 MINUTES FROM CBD TOWARDS SOUTH EAST SUBURBS OF Melbourne. Undercover showroom ar

$10,499Drive Away^
Mordialloc, VIC

Dealer used
23 hours ago

Top2010 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY10 Activ Red 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 113110 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Activ 4D Sedan in beautiful RED. It is a 4 Cyl, 2 L engine and done 113xxx km on the clock with Logbook and Service History. Drives well and long Rego till April 2023. Welcome to Sunshine Autos. We have a huge range of premium quality cars from 5K onwards whether it is a Sedan or Hatch, SUV or Commercials, 4x4 or AWD, Petrol or Diesel. All our vehicles are provided with current Road Worthy Certificate, Clear Title (PPSR) and Extended Warranty. Moreover,

$12,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
17/05/2022

Top2003 Mitsubishi Lancer CE2 MY02.5 GLi Silver 5 Speed Manual Coupe

  • 163995 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

***MANUL***160KM***MITSUBISHI LANCER***MANUAL***160KMS***4 CYLINDER***LOG BOOKS****SUPER CONDITION***SUPER ECONOMICAL***GREAT FIRST CAR***GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN***

$4,999Drive Away^
Rocklea, QLD

Dealer used
19/05/2022

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 5 Sp Manual

  • 172253 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 5 Sp Manual **1 YEAR WARRANTY INCLUDED** Wonderfully presented LANCER this sporty little sedan has the looks and the comfort. Well maintained comes with an after market cat-back muffler exhaust, near new tyres, freshly painted 18" black alloys and multi-function steering with cruise control. This Lancer is powered by a amazingly]y fuel effecient 2.0L motor with a smooth 5 Speed manual transmission. COMPREHENSIVE WARRANTY OPTIONS AVAILABLE FROM 1, 3 AND 5 YEARS!

$8,499
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
2 minutes ago

Mitsubishi Lancer GLXi For Sale

  • 123456 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

Cold A/c Aftermarket headunit Factory alloy rims Automatic Service history RWC Great car to drive, always serviced every 10xxx kms and kept undercover. Will come with a RWC upon sale. Selling due to upgrade. Pm for any more info, cheers.

$2,500Negotiable
Cairns, QLD

17 minutes ago

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII GSR Manual

  • 129121 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Welcome to Auto Japan - The only car yard you need to visit. Read our 4.7 Star Google Reviews and find out why. https://g.page/AutoJapan-Kenwick?share Lancer Evolution VII Manual Low 129xxx Km's driven These are becoming rarer by the day. Secure your piece of motoring history. Be the first Aussie owner of this fresh import Evo. Featuring: 6 speed Manual transmisison Front and Rear strut braces. After market HKS mushroom-style Podfilter. 3 Gauges for Coolant temp, Oil temp, Boost Pressure.

$39,999
Kenwick, WA

Dealer used
17 minutes ago

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer CF MY17 LS Grey 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 36559 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Why pay more? Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in Mile End South is where we make car buying easy. With multiple car finance options and the best market value on your trade in, we make it even easier. We have hundreds of cars all under one roof and we can bring the car to your home or office. We can also help with a Virtual appointment, so why pay more and do things the hard way? Car buying made easy! Why pay more? easyauto123 Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in

$24,852
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
27 minutes ago

2003 VRX Lancer December rego

  • 270000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2003 VRX Lancer just had a full service & new front tyres also new Huracan exhaust sounds nice manual transmission air conditioning Sony explode amp under the passenger's seat along with head unit & Sony speaker's new SAS steering wheel cover & AMR through overs / floor mats . Mechanically sound no leaks sounds or any issues little trick to get in to second gear but never bothered me great on fuel I've since been handed a work ute so no longer needed.. pic up Berkeley Wollongong..

$3,300
Berkeley, NSW

32 minutes ago

Mitsubishi Lancer Coupe 2003

  • 366000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

Mitsubishi Lancer Coupe 2003, 2door, 5 speed manual. It is a great car to drive, was serviced regularily. Body requires attention

$2,000
Midland, WA

45 minutes ago

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY12 ES Silver 6 Speed CVT Auto Sequential Sedan

  • 148130 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Mitsubishi Lancer presented in great condition for it's age inside and out and any test drive will not disappoint. Automatic,Power Steering,Power Window,Air Condition and much extra option. Will come with 3 month rego no charge. A Great Range of Finance Packages Available,Full Time,Part Time,Casual,Pension and Self Employer. Trade-in welcome,we do our best to make the experience simple and as pleasant as possible. We are located at 252-256 Hume Hwy Lansvale,Open 7 Days from 9am-5pm.Weeken

$10,499Drive Away^
Lansvale, NSW

Dealer used
47 minutes ago

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY10 Activ Silver 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 177200 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Features first car buyers will love: - Power steering - Bluetooth technology - Front cup holders - 16'' alloy wheels - Front & rear power windows - Storage compartment in centre console DRIVE WITH PEACE OF MIND - Passenger airbag - Knee airbag for driver - Side airbags - Driver airbag ** Pensioner/ Centrelink Recipient/full-time/Casual/Part Time Worker Finance Loans Available. ** Dealer Charges Apply. ** We offer competitive finance packages with many options available. ** Extended warranty

$9,950
Campbelltown, NSW

Dealer used
52 minutes ago

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY14.5 GSR Sportback Grey 6 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

  • 70670 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

As Australia’s fastest-growing branded used car superstore network, and part of the nation's largest motoring group, we know everything that there is to know about buying and selling quality used cars. Our Mission We’re driven to demystify the whole process and strip away all the stress and anxiety that comes with it. This is why we offer Haggle-Free Fixed Pricing on all of our quality-verified cars, and then back it up with our Best Car Price Guarantee* as well as a 7 Day Money Back Guarantee

$19,968
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
52 minutes ago

2002 Mitsubishi Lancer CT 9A EVOLUTION VII GTA Silver Automatic

  • 160000 km
  • Other
  • Auto
  • 4

• 2.0 Litre Turbo EVO 4G63 Engine • 5 Speed Automatic Tiptronic • AWD - 3 Mode Active Diff • 17'' Factory Alloy Wheels • Air Conditioning • Dual SRS Airbags • Factory Brembo Brakes • Factory Front Strut Brace • Factory Rear Spoiler • Power Windows and Mirrors • Remote Central Locking • Tinted Windows • HKS 3'' Exhaust • Tein Coilovers For quick and easy finance applications, please follow this link: https://www.aussieloans.com.au/

$29,000Drive Away^
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY13 ES Blue 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 166300 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

AR are pleased to be selling this well presented 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ ES Sedan 4dr CVT 6sp 2.0i [MY13] FEATURES & EXTRA'S - PERFECT FOR A YOUNG P PLATER WITH AUTO LIC - 4 CYL, AUTO - VOICE RECOGNITION BLUETOOTH - CD PLAYER WITH USB / AUX - FACTORY BODY KIT WITH REAR SPOILER - HILL HOLDER - ELEC STABILITY / TRACTION AND CRUISE CONTROL - 9 X AIR BAGS - ELEC WINDOWS - MULTI FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL - HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DRIVER'S SEAT - TINT - ALLOY WHEELS - REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING - THE DRIVE A

$14,990Drive Away^
Strathpine, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Es Sportback Cvt Auto 6 Sp Sequential 5...

  • 165000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Mitsubishi Lancer 2010 auto low klm 165000 clear coat peal excellent reliable car has scrapped rear door and dent on guard if you are looking for immaculate car you can find same car for 8-9k so please don’t waste our time has rego till October 22 No time wasters price is $4700 if you want to negotiate keep looking elsewhere don’t contact me

$4,700
Silverwater, NSW

2 hours ago

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY12 ES White 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 111555 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

We are a multi-franchise dealer with Kia, Peugeot, LDV, SsangYong and a wide range of pre-owned vehicles in stock ready to choose from. We offer on-site servicing with free loan-cars available. In-house finance is easily accessed from a number of major lenders. We are able to cater for long distance or interstate buyers with options available to transport the vehicle to your nearest depot, or home address. Whether it's a Private vehicle, Company car, 4x4, SUV, Convertible, Van, Wagon, Ute or Hy

$11,990Drive Away^
Wendouree, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY09 Aspire Red 6 Speed CVT Auto Sequential Sedan

  • 88719 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

Great value 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Aspire! This sporty vehicle drives well and has a powerful 2.4L Engine, Power Steering, Automatic Transmission, Alloys, Airbags, Leather, Keyless Start/Entry and much much more! Priced to sell very quickly. Hurry in for a test drive today! This Vehicle is located in Perth, Western Australia! Extended Warranties and Competitive Finance Packages available, Top trade in prices offered, all less than 20kms North of Perth CBD! We are a Western Australian, family ow

$10,990
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Es Sport Cvt Auto 6 Speed 4d Sedan

  • 44000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Selling at end of the month due to getting an upgrade 1 owner Always filled up with Unleaded 98 Fully serviced every year and book has been stamped Reverse camera and great aircon Smoke free Very well looked after car Serious buyers only please, no low ballers and no time wasters

$20,900
Joondanna, WA

3 hours ago

2007 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY08 ES White 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 278781 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Buying a car just got so much Easier as we offer: Great Finance Packages Over the phone approvals Top trade-in value 1-5 Years Extended Warranty Roadside Assistance Guaranteed Clear Title Australia-wide transport Bad Credit? Pensioner? Ex Bankrupt? The Bank said NO? We Can Help with Easy Finance available so give us a chance... Whether you are looking for Auto or Manual, SUV or Wagon, Coupe or Convertible, Hatch or Sedan, Petrol or Turbo Diesel, 4x4 or 4x2 We can make it happen with a

$8,880
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY15 GSR Sportback White 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 118036 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

New arrival! Currently undergoing our extensive 100 point safety checks. Enquire now and we'll keep you updated. Photos to follow. Call now to arrange your pre-purchase finance approval. Trade-ins welcome. Viewing by appointment to ensure vehicle is available.Why pay more? Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in Mile End South is where we make car buying easy. With multiple car finance options and the best market value on your trade in, we make it even easier. We have hundreds of cars a

$13,852
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY13 Ralliart TC-SST Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Sedan

  • 53005 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Ralliart Automatic Turbo with only 53,000klmsS- 1 owner with oringinal purchase reciept. Has been garaged all its life and is in exceptional condition and would suit the most fastidious buyer or collector. Has all the Ralliart extras and drives like new. WAS $28990 NOW $25990 CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE DEALERSHIP? No problem. We can come to you. Home or office demonstrations are also available upon request, all you need do is ask. Located just 15 minutes from the CBD our AIM is to offer you

$26,888Drive Away^
Woodridge, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY12 Platinum Silver 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 178315 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY12 Platinum Silver 5 Speed Manual Sedan

$11,990
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer CF MY17 Black Edition Black 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 55692 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Why pay more? Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in Mile End South is where we make car buying easy. With multiple car finance options and the best market value on your trade in, we make it even easier. We have hundreds of cars all under one roof and we can bring the car to your home or office. We can also help with a Virtual appointment, so why pay more and do things the hard way? Car buying made easy! Why pay more? easyauto123 Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in

$23,458
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer ES CJ MIVEC 5 Speed Manual Sedan Log Books 4months Rego

  • 220000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer ES CJ MIVEC 5 Speed Manual Sedan Log Books 4months Rego Power steering, power mirrors, power windows, central locking, SRS airbags , aircon, CD player , good tyres, alloy wheels , car drives good both in and out in good condition, great on fuel, log books , all inspections welcome please no time wasters

$4,990Drive Away^
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY15 GSR Sportback Grey 6 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

  • 124241 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

*** AUTOMATIC *** 2014 *** GSR *** HATCHBACK *** 120KMS *** SUPER ZIPPY *** GREAT FIRST CAR *** BE SWIFT FOR THIS DEAL *** ** SERVICE HISTORY ** ALL OUR CARS COME WITH WARRANTY ** UNBEATABLE VALUE ** THIS PRICE IS DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY! ** EASY FINANCE AVAILABLE! ** ALL ENQUIRIES WELCOME! ** WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU! ** ALL our prices include registration, RWC, stamp duty and transfer fee. We have more than 150+ vehicles starting from $4999 for you to choose from, and we ar

$14,999Drive Away^
Rocklea, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer CH MY07 ES Grey 5 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 226250 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

MANUAL 4 CYL WAGON 226250 WHOLESALE FIXED PRICE PRIVATE AT HOME APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE GREAT BUYING!!! NO CONTACT PURCHASES 1. View vehicles on line, photos available 2. Contact us for more information and video viewing options 3. Arrange a test drive (and trade in valuation) at your home, office or our yard We will sterilise our vehicle before your test drive 4. Documentation and payment can be completed on line. Here is another locally owned vehicle with exce

$5,990
North Hobart, TAS

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY13 ES Blue 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 180106 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Cheap Cars Queensland has a simple goal; to offer you the best vehicle for the most affordable price possible. No strings attached. Come down and see our extensive range of quality vehicles with prices starting from $4990 drive away. And with dealerships located in North Queensland, Darling Downs and North Brisbane, you're sure to find yourself a bargain. Are you looking for an automatic first car? I think I have what you need!

$12,990Drive Away^
Brendale, QLD

Dealer used
4 hours ago

  • Common FAQs
  • CarsGuide gave the Mitsubishi Lancer an average rating of 6.8 out of 10 with 67 expert reviews.The reviews span across several years and variants. Check CarsGuide site for more details.

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

SIMILAR CARS TO MITSUBISHI LANCER

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.