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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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Top2005 Mitsubishi Lancer CT9W MY06 EVO 9 GTA Wagon EVOLUTION IX GTA Silver Automatic Wagon

  • 70725 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto

Just Arrived is this Beautiful Silver EVO 9 GTA Wagon in Automatic. Has a few nice and rare extra's such as Rare Factory optioned Ralliart Wheels, Cusco Adjustable Coilover suspension, Cat Back Exhaust System, Ralliart Front and Rear Strut Brace amongst a new Stereo and other few bits and pieces. 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. Feel free to contact us for more detai

$38,990
Smeaton Grange, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

TopMit Evo MR 8 2004 in Grey

  • 112000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4

Mit Evo 8 MR 2004 model Fresh Imported from Japan. Grade 4B Fully Compliance. Odo : 116000 km Great performance. Stock Standard, Just a/m exhaust. Amazing handling. We have 3 in stock Price start from $43000. Easy Finance I offer delivery anywhere in Australia. Pm me for more details.

$58,880
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
23/10/2021

TopMitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Damaged front .

  • 140000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Evo 7 damaged repairable WOVR N/A clear title ONLY SELLING COMPLETE !!!! 4x4 Turbo Mannual . Damaged on the left side has chassis damage. I have the original de registration papers car has 142,000 Weds Racing 18inch Wheels and a lot of Aftermarket Parts

$18,000Negotiable
Blacktown, NSW

19/10/2021

Top2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 6 Sp Auto Direct Shift 4d Sedan

  • 117109 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Car is almost fully standard, except an aftermarket multifuction car audio. Car will be sold with RWC.

Contactless
$16,400
Bayswater, VIC

19/10/2021

Top2011 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY11 Evolution TC-SST MR Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Sedan

  • 116425 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

SICK CAR ALL WORK DONE BY TOKYO MOTOR SPORTS!!!!! TMX400 PACKAGE MAKING 350AWHP!!!! TXM CATBACK, PLAZMAMAN HOTSIDE AND INTAKE PIPE, HIGH FLOW AIR FILTER AND MORE!!!!! GORGEOUS DAILY DRIVER AND STILL STOCK ENOUGH TO MAKE YOUR OWN UNIQUE DRIVE!!!!! HAS DEFINITELY BEEN CARED FOR SO GIVE US A CALL TODAY!!!!! OVER 250+ VEHICLES IN STOCK LOW MARGINS HIGH GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DONT****** FIND OUT WHAT YOUR REPAYMENTS COULD BE ON THIS VEHICLE.... Our experienced onsite finance and insurance ma

$39,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
23/10/2021

Top2013 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ Evolution MR Sedan 4dr TC-SST 6sp 4WD 2.0T [MY13] Red

  • 85698 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

The Vehicle is currently offsite. Please advise what time we can schedule a test drive for? We will ensure the car is easily accessible for when you arrive. We are located at 464 canning hwy, Como. Cheers NextRide Car has always been regularly detailed to keep the car looking great. - Nice And Original - x17 Recorded services, immaculate history. - No Modifications - Registration Paid Till Febuary 2022 - Two Keys - Flag Ship Red - Leather Trim Recaro front seats with heating - RockFord

$43,921
Como, WA

Dealer used
23/10/2021

2000 Mitsubishi Lancer CP 9A EVOLUTION VI Tommi Makinen EVO 6.5 White Manual Sedan

  • 99421 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4

A true collectible. Just Arrived and Complied is this Immaculate and Clean 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6.5 Makinen. Be the first owner in Australia. Was purchased from the original owner since new in Japan. Has Log books and Service history. Very rare and hard to find now especially in this condition. 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

$75,990
Smeaton Grange, NSW

Dealer used
57 minutes ago

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer CT9W MY06 EVO 9 GTA Wagon EVOLUTION IX GTA Silver Automatic Wagon

  • 70725 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto

Just Arrived is this Beautiful Silver EVO 9 GTA Wagon in Automatic. Has a few nice and rare extra's such as Rare Factory optioned Ralliart Wheels, Cusco Adjustable Coilover suspension, Cat Back Exhaust System, Ralliart Front and Rear Strut Brace amongst a new Stereo and other few bits and pieces. 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. Feel free to contact us for more detai

$38,990
Smeaton Grange, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer CT9W MY07 EVOLUTION 9MR EVO 9MR Wagon Gunmetal Grey Manual Wagon

  • 137878 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual

In stock and ready to go is this Rare and only 1 of 306 EVO 9MR's ever built and only 1 of 64 ever built in this combo. A true rare collectors item. Please excuse the pictures as they are in Japan and new pictures will be uploaded soon. Feel free to contact us for more details or to arrange an appointment for inspection and a test drive by calling or text on or via email on It will come with 3 Months NSW Registration and backed up with an extensive 15 Mont

$68,990
Smeaton Grange, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

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

  • 47536 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual

Just Arrived....Stand out from the rest in this rare EVO 9 MR Wagon in Gunmetal grey in 6 Speed manual. One of 64 ever built in this combo. Will come complied and with 3 Months NSW registration and 15 Months Nation Wide National 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 searching and finding those rare and collectible motor vehicle

$72,990
Smeaton Grange, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer RALLIART

  • 200000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

The car is not running. Just looking for offers.

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$123,456
Jandakot, WA

6 hours ago

CT9W Evolution 9 GTA Wagon 2005

  • 95606 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

CT9W Evo 9 Wagon White Evolution 9 GTA wagon 2005 automatic Hi all , The time has come to part ways with my beautiful Evo 9 wagon . Car will come with one year rego . Brand New brake pads and Rotors all round. Evo is Very good condition inside and out for its year . Stock standard, only thing fitted is a HKS silent exhaust system. Aftermarket head unit with Reverse Camera fitted . Genuine Reason for sale needing funds to purchase a property. If you have any further questions please f

$36,000Negotiable
Fairfield East, NSW

8 hours ago

2004 Mitsubishi lancer evo 8 Mr sedan 6 speed manual stock vehicle

  • 149875 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4

This mitsubishi lancer evolution 8 mr has just arrived all the standard features 6 speed manual sedan in grey stock standard hard to find a mr in grey fresh jdm import and great collector vehicle dont miss out as not many around We are located in haberfield we offer easy finance Extended warranty available trade in accepted and deliver anywhere in australia

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$52,888
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
10 hours ago

1995 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO3 White Sedan

  • 71555 km
  • Sedan

Another Rare and collectible EVO 3 GSR with a Factory Sunroof On the way from Japan and will be here soon. All our cars come with full documentation and Export certificates with verified mileage. Feel free to contact us for more details or to arrange an appointment for inspection and a test drive by calling or text on or via email on It will come with 3 Months NSW Registration and backed up with an extensive 15 Months Nation wide warranty. Easy Finance avai

$58,990
Smeaton Grange, NSW

Dealer used
11 hours ago

1999 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVO 6

  • 133000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4

VERY HARD TO FIND. JUST ARRIVED FROM JAPAN. Compliance 01/2021. 5 speed manual. AWD. 2.0L Turbo. Great performance & handling. We are the Japanese import car specialist. We have the wide range of Japanese performance cars & Luxury family people movers. We offer Finance with Unbeatable interest rates. Tradeins welcome. We located at 2 Haberfield Rd Haberfield NSW.

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$48,850
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
12 hours ago

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION 9 Black Wagon

  • 113903 km
  • Wagon

Beautiful Black EVO 9 Wagon GTA. Completelt standard except for some nice Advan RS Wheels. On its way from Japan and landing soon. All our cars come with full documentation and Export certificates with verified mileage. Feel free to contact us for more details or to arrange an appointment for inspection and a test drive by calling or text on or via email on It will come with 3 Months NSW Registration and backed up with an extensive 15 Months Nation wide war

$42,990
Smeaton Grange, NSW

Dealer used
13 hours ago

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY12 Evolution TC-SST MR Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Sedan

  • 92517 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

GREAT COLLECTORS OPPORTUNITY!!!! STOCK ENGINE!!!! ONE OWNER, GREAT SERVICE HISTORY!!!!! UPGRADED HEAD UNIT, UPGRADED HEADLIGHTS (ORIGINALS PROVIDED), BUCKET SEATS, POWERFUL TURBO ENGINE AND HEAPS MORE!!!! THIS CAR IS A BEAUTY CALL US TODAY!!!! OVER 250+ VEHICLES IN STOCK LOW MARGINS HIGH GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DONT****** FIND OUT WHAT YOUR REPAYMENTS COULD BE ON THIS VEHICLE.... Our experienced onsite finance and insurance managers can offer competitive packages with quick and easy app

$42,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
13 hours ago

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback 6 Sp Auto Direct Shi...

  • 216000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback 1 year rego Immaculate condition Original car Drives like new Despite the km’s this car is a perfect example of a clean and well looked after car Good service history, it’s had a major service done 6 months ago, including the transmission Logbooks stamped upto date Never been in any accidents This car is a very quick and responsive car with a 2.0L 177kw Turbocharged engine, it includes a great DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission), and is also AWD. Slightly

$14,900
Liverpool, NSW

15 hours ago

2010 Mitsubishi Ralliart

  • 172000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2010 Lancer Ralliart $19,500 ono Regretful sale but it just doesn't fit our growing family... 😭 172,000kms NSW Rego Til 29/08/22 Top of the line with leather interior and the rockford fosgate speakers and stereo S-Sport and launch control, Turbo Smart BOV, full 3" X Force exhaust (cat back installed but have the high flow cat etc for when car is tuned) and gearbox serviced 8000kms by AK Racing $1400 on paint correction and ceramic coat by Regal Detailing in Lismore less than 2 month

$19,500Negotiable
Casino, NSW

15 hours ago

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer CY MY06 Evolution IX Black Automatic Sedan

  • 120000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4

FRESH IMPORT/EVOLUTION IX GTA/REGO/RWC/ 1 YEAR PLATINUM WARRANTY - COMPLIANCE READY READY TO REGISTER IN ANY STATE - 3 MONTHS REGO & RWC - 4G63 TURBO MOTOR - ALL WHEEL DRIVE - GENUINE ADVAN RACING WHEELS - 1 YEAR PLATINUM WARRANTY - EASY FINANCE WHOLESALE PRICES DIRECT TO PUBLIC PLATINUM WARRANTY OPTIONS / ROADWORTHY & REGO Located only 25 minutes from the CBD near Moorabbin AIRPORT Open Monday- Sunday 9.00am-6.00pm (Appointment Only) We are a family owned vehicle wholesaler offering on

$29,999
Mordialloc, VIC

Dealer used
15 hours ago

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY10 Ralliart Sportback TC-SST Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 72810 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2010 MITSUBISHI LANCER RALLIART SPORTSBACK 4WD - 2.0 Turbo. Automatic. very good service history service history,. Air Conditioning. Power steering and power windows. CD player, Airbags. Central locking. Cruise control. Trade ins always welcome. Centrally located on Great western HWY Greystanes - call******5000 or visit and test drive today Finance available Australia wide, interstate transport options available 1-5 years full parts & labour warranty available 24/7 Roadside assistance avai

$19,950
Greystanes, NSW

Dealer used
17 hours ago

Mitsubishi Lancer evolution MR 2011

  • 95000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Evolution X M R 2011 model 96,000 km six speed transmission full leather excellent vehicle full service history 10 months registration nice exhaust note would make an excellent daily driver or just own a cool car hold onto it let the value go up.

$40,000
Gillieston Heights, NSW

18 hours ago

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY15 Evolution TC-SST MR Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Sedan

  • 35295 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Flagship Evo with only 35295 kms with full service history and 2 keys. The MR edition receives Mitsubishis new Multimedia Communication System with a 7-inch touchscreen, voice-activated Bluetooth , satellite navigation, Brembo two-piece front brakes, HID headlamps with adaptive front lighting, heated leather front seats and a Rockford Fosgate audio system with nine speakers including a boot-mounted subwoofer and so much more.Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fas

$56,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
23/10/2021

Mit Evo MR 8 2004 in Grey

  • 112000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4

Mit Evo 8 MR 2004 model Fresh Imported from Japan. Grade 4B Fully Compliance. Odo : 116000 km Great performance. Stock Standard, Just a/m exhaust. Amazing handling. We have 3 in stock Price start from $43000. Easy Finance I offer delivery anywhere in Australia. Pm me for more details.

$58,880
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
23/10/2021

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION MR Automatic Sedan

  • 140000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Regrettable sell, is my evo x 2008 sst Message me @ for more details Been serviced every 5k by myself as I work for mitsi so it's been taken care off both engine and gearbox. Shift forks pressure plates and the valve body are all new, the clutch is a little worn but will still a few more thousand so not to worry. It's got x force exhaust Pod filter Dump pipe GFB bov Recently been wrapped A few cons, the speakers have timed out reasons being the new screen put in it did

$42,000
Auburn, NSW

23/10/2021

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer CY MY06 Evolution IX Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 168000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

• 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 4G63 MIVEC (206kW) • 6 Speed Manual • 17" Factory Enkei Alloy Wheels • AWD - 3 Mode Active Diff • Climate Control Air Conditioning • Evolve Radiator • Factory Brembo Brakes • Factory Momo Steering Wheel • Factory Recaro Seats • HKS Adjustable Coilover Suspension • HKS Pod Filter • LAILE Front and Rear Strut Braces • Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, Water Temp and Boost Gauges • Remote Central Locking • Timing Belt Completed @98

$45,000Drive Away^
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
23/10/2021

2007 Mitsubishi Lancer CY MY06 Evolution IX Yellow 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 112278 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

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! Due to the current situation with NSW Lockdown, we are still Open Via Click and Collect. Third Party Inspectors; Redbook MTA Vehicle Inspections NRMA Can STILL Inspect vehicles at the dealership. Contact us for a quote! Special Services we provide; Off Site Appointment (Only For NSW Clients! Subject to Distance). Contactless Inspection (Via Facetime

$88,880
Chipping Norton, NSW

Dealer used
23/10/2021

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ MY09 Ralliart Sportback Blue 6 Speed Direct Shift Hatchback

  • 166585 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2009 MITSUBISHI LANCER "RALLIART" TURBO AUTO HATCHBACK!! $13999.00 FEATURES LOGBOOK WITH SERVICE HISTORY, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TWIN CLUTCH "SST", BLUETOOTH, CRUISE CONTROL, ABS BRAKES, AWD, AIRBAG, FULL ELECTRICS, FACTORY ALLOY WHEELS WITH NEAR NEW TYRE'S, TINTED WINDOWS AND MORE !! YOU WON'T BUY BETTER !! ONLY $13999.00 WITH 12 MONTH PART'S AND LABOUR WARRANTY!! CALL (08) ****2999 TODAY !! WANGARA USED CAR CENTRE 7B PEMBROKE RD, WANGARA 6065.

$13,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
23/10/2021

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ Evolution MR Sedan 4dr TC-SST 6sp 4WD 2.0T [MY13] Red

  • 85698 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

The Vehicle is currently offsite. Please advise what time we can schedule a test drive for? We will ensure the car is easily accessible for when you arrive. We are located at 464 canning hwy, Como. Cheers NextRide Car has always been regularly detailed to keep the car looking great. - Nice And Original - x17 Recorded services, immaculate history. - No Modifications - Registration Paid Till Febuary 2022 - Two Keys - Flag Ship Red - Leather Trim Recaro front seats with heating - RockFord

$43,921
Como, WA

Dealer used
23/10/2021

GREY MIT EVO 8 MR 2004

  • 169000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4

Clean & Tidy. Just arrived. Fully Compliance in 05/2021 ready for rego. 6 Speed Manual. Turbo AWD. A/M Body kits & side skirts. A/M Exhaust. A/M Airpod. Front mount intercooler. Gauge. Recaro Seats. Brembo Brakes. Great performance & handling. We have 5 Evo 8 MR in stock. We are the Japanese Car Imports Specialist. Our address is 2 Haberfield Rd Haberfield NSW. We offer Finance for Imports Vehicles. Tradeins accepted We offer delivery anywhere in Australia

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$47,850
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
23/10/2021

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

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.