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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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Top2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Automatic Sedan $4250 ( GREAT FIRST CAR!! )

  • 187459 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES AUTOMATIC SEDAN DESIRABLE, EVERYDAY RUN ABOUT IS JUST IN AND PRICED TO SELL!! IDEAL FIRST/LEARNER VEHICLE WITH EVERYTHING NEEDED TO GET THAT KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE ON THE ROAD, WITH THE PEACE OF MIND OF RELIABILITY, ECONOMY AND A EASY DRIVE! Features Include Automatic Transmission Power Steering Air Conditioning Power Windows Cruise Control Fitted Alloys Books Rego until 9/11/2020 And Much MORE A Neat and Tidy Example of this M

$4,250
Leederville, WA

Dealer used
23/02/2021

Top2017 Mitsubishi Lancer CF MY17 Black Edition Grey 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 24961 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Why pay $23990, when you can buy direct from our Warehouse and SAVE BIG! Smart buyers save THOUSANDS of dollars on hundreds of cars, starting from just $1990, and all under one roof! Shop where the Dealers shop, and come and see why we sell over 400 cars per month! Ask us to send you a video on this actual car today!! Due to our Warehouse pricing and high demand, it is best to enquire now to see if this car is still in stock. It really is the cars we reject th

$21,891
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
18 hours ago

Top2015 Mitsubishi Lancer CF MY16 LS Grey 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 55031 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

***FEB CLEAR THE DECK SALE NOW ON FOR SALE AND DELIVERY ON OR BEFORE 27/02*** STUNNING EXAMPLE IN ONE OF MITSUBISHI'S FINEST. DRIVES AMAZING AND REALLY IS JUST AN AMAZING CAR WITH THE LS FEATURES SUCH AS, LARGER ALLOY WHEELS, LEATHER INTERIOR, REVERSE CAMERA, HEATED SEATS,. PROXIMITY KEY START, AMONGST SO MUCH MORE. THIS CAR TRULY IS AN AMAZING PACKAGE AT THIS PRICE RANGE THIS CAR IS COMPARATIVE TOO, HYUNDAI I30, I20, ACCENT, TOYOTA COROLLA, YARIS, MAZDA 2,3,6, VOLKSWAGEN GOLF, HONDA CIVIC FOR

$20,888Drive Away^
Kedron, QLD

Dealer used
17 hours ago

Top2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER ES AUTO

  • 105588 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER ES CJ 4D SEDAN 2.0L INLINE 4 CVT AUTO 6 SP SEQUENTIAL This 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer is in Great condition and ...Outstanding safety features and brilliant fuel economy! Weather your looking for a Family car OR an Addition to the fleet or a first car, this beauty has you covered! - Best value guaranteed - Automatic - Finance available - All trade ins accepted Our Moto : *****************THE BEST PRICE ON THE MARKET*************** Stunning is the

$7,999
Kenwick, WA

Dealer used
23/02/2021

Top2012 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY12 Platinum Red 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 65333 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Great liitle Lancer sedan in Manual with leather seats and alloys, perfect run around car with heaps of space but still easy to park!! Enquire today and book a test drive at Perths best dealership! We are a family owned and operated major franchise dealership located just on 20 minutes from the Perth CBD in the hills. We have been in operation since 1983 and we pride ourselves on Exceptional Guest satisfaction and exceeding the expectations of our Guests. We stock over 70 Used and 50 new vehicl

$12,990
Kalamunda, WA

Dealer used
11 hours ago

Top2007 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY08 ES Gold 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 222975 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

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, H

$8,880
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
23/02/2021

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY13 ES Sportback Blue 6 Speed CVT Auto Sequential Hatchback

  • 120223 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

AUTOMATIC HATCHBACK in GREAT CONDITION. Located on the GOLD COAST. NEED FINANCE? Call us for a competitive quote. Comes with 6 Months Registration on delivery. DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY! Trade-ins wanted in any condition. Cruise Control. Economical CVT transmission. Reverse Camera and Rear Sensors. Front, Side, Curtain and Knee Airbag. Anti-locking Brakes. Rear Spoiler. We supply Certified Roadworthy and PPSR Certificate. GUARANTEED Clear

$12,990Drive Away^
Southport, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY11 ES Sportback Grey 6 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

  • 200574 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

*** Priced range Automatic, Handy hatch, Workshop tested, Dealer Used Car with warranty*** WOULD YOU BUY A CAR FROM ANYONE? A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT CAR - 1. We pride ourselves on reputation. We are a Canberra based multi franchise dealership with 8 brands to our name and over 300 quality used cars to choose from. We have been selling cars to to the Canberra community and all over Australia for over 54 years. 2. A

$7,488
Pearce, ACT

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer CF MY16 LS Silver 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 84464 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Perth's one stop shop for TOYOTA CERTIFIED pre-owned vehicles, Our commitment to quality service begins with our customer relationships and extends throughout the entire operation. Due to our commitment to continuous improvement (Kaizen) All prices you will find to be market leading, so add that to a reliable service backed by Toyota. OH WHAT A FEELING !! In 2016, DVG became part of Japanese IDOM Inc., one of the largest Automotive Groups in the World. IDOM Automotive

$18,990
Bellevue, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY12 ES Sportback Grey 6 Speed Constant Variable Hatchback

  • 90249 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

All our cars come with a full Main Franchise Dealer Roadworthy Certificate,12 month warranty as standard REVS check and we will also offer competitive finance rates, car insurance and even same day finance approvals TAP only. Located just 15 minutes south of the CBD

$13,880Drive Away^
Mount Gravatt, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2002 Mitsubishi Lancer CE GLi Silver 5 Speed Manual Coupe

  • 105476 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

SUPER LOW KS , REGO 05/2021 , FIRST CLASS CONDITION THROUGH OUT , HARD TO FIND WITH THESE LOW KS , PLEASE ONLY GENUINE BUYERS , THANKS.

$4,288
Werribee, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

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

  • 103486 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS and ready to serve your every motoring need!! Our showrooms and vehicles are cleaned and sanitized daily. Obligation free trade appraisals and finance quotes are available over the phone! We can even bring the vehicle to your home or work for an inspection or send you a comprehensive video of the many features of the car. BUYING A VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY! ENQUIRE NOW!! We are Australia’s largest family-owned deal

$14,933
Hamilton East, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Es Cvt Auto 6 Sp Sequential 4d Sedan

  • 147000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Price negotiable upon inspection. Well kept and maintained. Last serviced 23/02/2021. Log book history available. Have wear and tear as shown in the pictures. Serious buyers only, no time wasters! Inbox to arrange a viewing.

$6,000Negotiable
Wembley, WA

4 hours ago

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 125449 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Very clean and immaculate EVO 8MR in beautiful white. This car is an auction grade 4 B. A very sought after car. Be quick to secure this vehicle as we get asked daily what we have in stock. Secure it with a refundable deposit so that no one else gets to it before you do. On route from Japan is this very nice and clean. All our cars come with full documentation and Export certificates with verified mileage. Leave a small deposit to secure this vehicle as they sell fast. Price includes shipping,

$56,990
Wetherill Park, NSW

Dealer used
8 hours ago

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Sport

  • 91200 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This had minor damage to the front and has been repaired Inspected and passed. Listed on WOVI Drives really well No mechanical issues Rwc 6 months rego

$10,500
Eight Mile Plains, QLD

8 hours ago

2009 MITSUBISHI LANCER ES SPORTBACK CJ MY09 5D HATCHBACK AUTO

  • 216232 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

ONE YEAR AUSTRALIA WIDE EXTENED WARRANTY AVAILABLE INCLUDING PARTS AND LABOUR WITH UNLIMITED CLAIM OPTIONS AVAILABLE...conditions apply Well Maintained and Vehicle in a Great Condition. In Very Good Condition IN & OUT 2009 MITSUBISHI LANCER ES SPORTBACK CJ MY09 5D HATCHBACK 2.0L INLINE 4 CVT AUTO 6 SP SEQUENTIAL Power mirror, power window Ac, radio, tidy interior, 216,232 km warranty available(major mechanical) Mechanically A1...... no major accidents history ppsr available Pric

$7,990Negotiable
Kenwick, WA

Dealer used
8 hours ago

1999 Mitsubishi Lancer CP 9A EVOLUTION 6.5 TME Red Manual Coupe

  • 156522 km
  • Other
  • Manual

We’re a Luxury and Import Dealership based in Sydney’s South-West Suburb. Our Showroom is only a short drive from Parramatta and Liverpool NSW! Special Services we provide; Off Site Appointment (Only For NSW Clients! Subject to Distance). Contactless Inspection (Via Facetime Video Call). Interstate Transport (Australia Wide! Additional cost applies, Contact us for a quote!). Have a current car you’d like to trade-in? Bring it down during your appointme

$128,880
Lansvale, NSW

Dealer used
8 hours ago

Mitsubishi Lancer 2010 •• REGO & RWC •• AUTOMATIC & 4 CYLINDER 2.0 litre & 6 SPEED

  • 334000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

Mitsubishi Lancer 2010 •• REGO & RWC •• AUTOMATIC & 4 CYLINDER 2.0 litre & 6 SPEED 10/2010 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ ES AUTOMATIC •• REGISTRATION •• COMES WITH THE ROADWORTHY CERTIFICATE •• 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC ((TIPTRONIC)) •• AUX COMES WITH THE SERVICE HISTORY BOOKS @ 8 Airbags @Mag wheels @334,000 Km done and still runs very smooth (iv been told that it had an engine with low kms fitted on it not long ago) @all 4 tyres and brakes are in pretty good condition @4 cylinder car 2.0 litre & very goo

Contactless
$5,999
Dandenong, VIC

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer CH MY05 ES Burgundy 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 201248 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

We are committed to prioritise the safety of our customers by adhering to the strict guidelines the Government and Health Department have put in place in order to minimise the spread of COVID-19. We have taken a range of precautionary and safety measures through these ever changing times by reinforcing the importance of good personal hygiene with our staff and visitors before entering the premises. Our staff have also been advised to maintain a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres

$4,999Drive Away^
West Footscray, VIC

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ ES Blue 6 Speed CVT Auto Sequential Sedan

  • 78500 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This is it! The one you've been searching for! One owner from new, driven to church on Sunday! Very good condition for its age and only travelled super low kms! Get in quick this is priced to sell fast! You’ve arrived to ValueMyCar, Welshpool’s only Wholesale Buying Centre Dealership! This means as well as being a Buying Centre, we; WILL trade any vehicle in! CAN finance your next vehicle! HAVE tailored Warranty packages to suit any vehicle! <br /

$9,990
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer CF MY17 Black Edition (es) White 6 Speed CVT Auto Sequential Sedan

  • 29900 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Stunning low km example backed by a complete logbook service history!! 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer CF MY17 Black Edition ** 6-speed automatic transmission ** Powerful 107Kw 2.0L 4cyl, 194nm of torque ** Aftermarket/factory options; - Factory 18 Inch Alloy Wheels - Child Seat - ISOFIX Anchorage System - Leather Steering Wheel - Factory Rear Spoiler - Factory Sports Suspension - Factory floor mats - Reversing Camera - Tinted

$20,990
Woodridge, QLD

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ ES Grey 6 Speed CVT Auto Sequential Sedan

  • 209567 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

(If you can see this advert that means the car is still available) 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER ES AUTOMATIC LOGBOOK SERVICE HISTORY ICE COLD AIR CONDITIONING REVERSING SENSOR CD PLAYER CRUISE CONTROL AND MUCH MORE! WILL MAKE A GREAT FIRST CAR CALL OR MESSAGE US TO BOOK A VIEWING NOW! THIS CAR WON'T LAST LONG! Do you need finance? Click on the link below https://loansunlimited.byteapp.com.au?unid=xfp4CoMYI <br

$4,499
Malaga, WA

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2005 MITSUBISHI LANCER ES CH MY06 SEDAN MANUAL 36 MONTHS FREE WARRANTY

  • 210916 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4

This is a fine example of the ever practical, reliable and economical Mitsubishi Lancer Free 36 Months warranty (Cover parts & Labour Australia Wide) Done 210,000 KMS Excellent condition 5 Speed Manual Transmission 2.0 L 4 Cylinder Up to date service Tinted Window Cruise Control Bluetooth,Aux,USB -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Good Tyres! - Icy Cold AC! - 100% Solid Body! - 100% Sound Engine!

$4,490
Kenwick, WA

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer CT9A Evolution 8MR Gunmetal Grey Manual Sedan

  • 82358 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Clean and Immaculate EVO 8MR in the glorious Gunmetal grey. An awesome car for the right buyer. Be quick as these cars have now creeping up in price dramatically and being sort after by collectors. Will come complied and with 3 Months NSW registration. For more info please don't hesitate to send through a message as we advertise all cars here first so that you can get a first chance to secure it. Don't miss out. Cars From Japan are the leaders in searching and finding those rare and collectible

$58,990
Wetherill Park, NSW

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer CT9W EVO 9MR GT Wagon Gunmetal Grey Manual Wagon

  • 47489 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual

Stand out from the rest in this rare and the first EVO 9 MR GT Wagon in Gunmetal grey in 6 Speed manual on its way from Japan. If you want to secure this vehicle before anyone else does please contact us asap. Will come complied and with 3 Months NSW registration and 12 Months Nation Wide Warranty. For more info please don't hesitate to send through a message as we advertise all cars here first so that you can get a first chance to secure it. Don't miss out. Cars From Japan are the leaders in s

$68,990
Wetherill Park, NSW

Dealer used
10 hours ago

1994 Mitsubishi Lancer CE9A EVO 2 RS White Manual Sedan

  • 135587 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Rare and Collectible EVO 2 RS ready and on its way to Australia. You want a car that is rare and collectible then you have found the right place and the right car. Will come with 3 months NSW registration. For more info please don't hesitate to send through a message as we advertise all cars here first so that you can get a first chance to secure it. Don't miss out. Cars From Japan are the leaders in searching and finding those rare and collectible motor vehicles. Feel free to contact us on car

$38,990
Wetherill Park, NSW

Dealer used
10 hours ago

Lancer 2003 RWC 6 Months Rego.

  • 171903 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual

Very Good Car for First Buyer Young Boys. RWC 6 Months Rego. New Front Wheel Bearings, Brake Pads, Rear Wheel Brake Cylinders, Brake Shoes, Recently Major Service Done, Alloy Wheels, Very Good Tyres,

$3,490
Dandenong, VIC

10 hours ago

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer CH ES Red 4 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 85023 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer CH ES Red 4 Speed Automatic Sedan

$6,990
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2007 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY08 VR Blue 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 113110 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Just Arrived!! Located at Easyauto 123 Hendra at 420 Nudgee Road, Hendra. Come on down and view Queenslands biggest range of quality verified prize range cars today. Our fixed-priced cars are always the best price, no need for negotiation Come and see our amazing range of sub $10,000 Budget cars and easyauto123 Quality Verified™ cars Industry leading finance options, no application refused We buy cars, ask us about our free, no obligation valuation service As

$8,980Drive Away^
Hendra, QLD

Dealer used
10 hours ago

CH lancer manaul rego

  • 200489 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2004 lancer manaul Lowed all round Sport exhaust LED head lights New cd player Vrx tail lights Mags good tyres 6months rego Need sell due to growing family $2500

$2,500Negotiable
Koonawarra, NSW

10 hours ago

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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.