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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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Top1995 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO3 White Sedan

  • 71502 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
27/09/2021

Top2006 Mitsubishi Lancer CT9W MY07 EVOLUTION 9MR EVO 9MR Wagon Gunmetal Grey Manual Wagon

  • 138000 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual

Just arrived 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 Months Nation wi

$68,990
Smeaton Grange, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2005 Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION 9 Black Wagon

  • 113000 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
27/09/2021

Top2000 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
Yesterday

Top2014 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

$58,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
26/09/2021

Top2002 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION VII GT-A TURBO AWD SEDAN. 2.0L 4 CYLINDER TURBO ENGINE. 5 SPEED SPO

  • 105000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4

2002 CT9A MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION VII GT-A TURBO AWD SEDAN This is the 7th generation of Mitsubishi’s famous line of Lancer Evolution turbo AWD sedans. These vehicles are road going versions of the very successful Mitsubishi Lancer rally cars of the time. This particular car is the GT-A variant, which was the first EVO to be offered with an automatic transmission. It has the very capable 2.0 Litre 4G63 DOHC 4 cylinder turbocharged engine, which is mated to a 5 speed sports automatic trans

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$24,995
Arundel, QLD

Dealer used
27/09/2021

400HP EVOLUTION X DUAL CLUTCH MONSTER

  • 78500 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

On the market for R35 GTR so need to sell the evolution $500 finders fee for anyone who can find a buyer. The evolution X and all other evos have been listed countless of times in auto magazines and shows as future collectors items and it’s one of the few cars to not drop in value and only go up in value especially being the last generation of evolution to ever be produced. This Evo is genuinely so clean in the wicked white colour siting on the silver ENEKIE RPF1s, gets looked and thumbs up ev

$42,500
Beechboro, WA

8 hours ago

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO9 GT-A Silver Wagon

  • 106907 km
  • Wagon

Another nice EVO 9 GTA Wagon. 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 available for approved applicants th

$42,990
Smeaton Grange, NSW

Dealer used
8 hours ago

Want to Buy Evo 7, 8 or 9

  • 148000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

My mate looking for an Evo 7, 8 or 9 Hit me up and let us know if you are selling something He is also open to any JDM car, or anything cool

$25,000Negotiable
Biggera Waters, QLD

8 hours ago

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VIII Black Manual Sedan

  • 153891 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

One immaculate and prestigious factory Black EVO 8 GSR with only 153,000kms with service history and authenticity paperwork. Car is standard except for a tasteful Cat Back Exhaust system, Aftermarket suspension and a nice set of 17 inch wheels. Car just arrived from Japan and is complied and ready to be delivered. Will come with 3 months NSW Registration and 15 Months Nation wide warranty. Finance available through our professional finance team and all trade in’s are welcome. Feel free to cont

$42,990
Smeaton Grange, NSW

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2001 Mitsubishi Lancer CT9A Evolution VII GSR White Manual Sedan

  • 111500 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4

**EVO VII**GSR**2.0T**RECARO SEATS**EXCELLENT CONDITION**REGO**RWC**20 MINS FROM MELB CBD** **INSPECTIONS ON APPOINTMENTS ONLY** **PAY NO MORE!!** PRICE INCLUDES REGO, STAMP DUTY & TRANSFER FEE (VICTORIA)** We are in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne (C H E L T E N H A M – 3 1 9 2) only 25 minutes from the CBD. **OPEN ALL 7 DAYS** **NATIONWIDE TRANSPORT AVAILABLE** ** BUY with CONFIDENCE** **GREAT VALUE; WILL NOT DISAPPOINT** All our vehicles are mechanically inspected and servi

$38,990Drive Away^
Braeside, VIC

Dealer used
13 hours ago

2001 Mitsubishi Lancer CT9A Evolution VII GSR Black Manual Sedan

  • 130000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4

**EVO VII**GSR**2.0T**RECARO SEATS**EXCELLENT CONDITION**REGO**RWC**20 MINS FROM MELB CBD** **INSPECTIONS ON APPOINTMENTS ONLY** **PAY NO MORE!!** PRICE INCLUDES REGO, STAMP DUTY & TRANSFER FEE (VICTORIA)** We are in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne (C H E L T E N H A M – 3 1 9 2) only 25 minutes from the CBD. **OPEN ALL 7 DAYS** **NATIONWIDE TRANSPORT AVAILABLE** ** BUY with CONFIDENCE** **GREAT VALUE; WILL NOT DISAPPOINT** All our vehicles are mechanically inspected and servi

$37,990Drive Away^
Braeside, VIC

Dealer used
13 hours ago

MITSUBISHI EVOLUTION 7 MANUAL ROADWORTHY AND REG

  • 161900 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

UP AT GRAYSONLINE AUCTION DANDENONG MITSUBISHI EVOLUTION 7 FACTORY MANUAL AND FACTORY RED. VALID VICTORIAN ROADWORTHY CERTIFICATE AND REGISTRATION Walk around video uploaded by Grays online. Heathly drive train Check the Video Evo 7, evolution 7 factory manual

$26,200Negotiable
Chadstone, VIC

17 hours ago

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

  • 70725 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto

First in best dressed...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 c

$36,990
Smeaton Grange, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

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

  • 138000 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual

Just arrived 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 Months Nation wi

$68,990
Smeaton Grange, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ Sedan

  • 201000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

** 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer CJ ** Exterior: - Lightning Blue - 18” Monza Japan Wheels - Evo X/Ralliart spoiler (Newly resprayed last month) - Ralliart style rear bumper & side skirts - Cat-back Exhaust - Lowered suspension - Mars Performance LED Taillights - Slim-line plates - Tinted windows - LED 6K Headlight & park light globes, LED number plate lights - Only Con: Front bumper damaged by a tow-bar I’m assuming while parked at a shopping centre one day (Pictured) Interior: - Non-smoking car -

$8,500
Clyde, VIC

27/09/2021

1995 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO3 White Sedan

  • 71502 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
27/09/2021

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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$49,995
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
27/09/2021

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION 9 Black Wagon

  • 113000 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
27/09/2021

1996 Mitsubishi Lancer CC EVO IV White 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 102764 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4

Rare find collectable model EVO IV in mint condition inside and out. Great investment for JDM car enthusiast.

$39,999Drive Away^
Concord, NSW

Dealer used
27/09/2021

Wanted: JDM EVO STI SKYLINE........... WANTED CASH PAID

  • Other

Looking for good cars licenced in WA Mitsubishi Evolutions 4 to X Subaru WRX up to 2013 Subaru STi up to 2013 Nissan Skyline R32 R33 R34 V35 V36 (GT GTS GTR) Other JDM makes ... just let me know what you have. CALL BRAD at Podium Auto Centre Please note looking for genuine sellers NOT just a price check for you! If you have a good car and genuinely want to sell it just give me a call and I will do my very best to buy it. Im a no BS guy and will arrange all correct Dept T

Ascot, WA

Dealer used
27/09/2021

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer CT9A Evolution VIII White Manual Sedan

  • 104000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4

FRESH IMPORT/EVO 8/REGO/RWC/1 YEAR WARRANTY - HAND PICKED CAR NEVER BEEN IN ANY AUCTION - JAP SERVICE HISTORY - NO RUST & UNDER COATS - CLEAN INSIDE AND OUT - STOCK CAR APART FROM EXHAUST AND WHEELS 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 only a limited range to the public. All our cars

$41,999
Mordialloc, VIC

Dealer used
27/09/2021

2002 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION VII GT-A TURBO AWD SEDAN. 2.0L 4 CYLINDER TURBO ENGINE. 5 SPEED SPO

  • 105000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4

2002 CT9A MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION VII GT-A TURBO AWD SEDAN This is the 7th generation of Mitsubishi’s famous line of Lancer Evolution turbo AWD sedans. These vehicles are road going versions of the very successful Mitsubishi Lancer rally cars of the time. This particular car is the GT-A variant, which was the first EVO to be offered with an automatic transmission. It has the very capable 2.0 Litre 4G63 DOHC 4 cylinder turbocharged engine, which is mated to a 5 speed sports automatic trans

Contactless
$24,995
Arundel, QLD

Dealer used
27/09/2021

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

$58,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
26/09/2021

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
26/09/2021

Mitsubishi evo 8mr

  • 111000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Up for sale is my evo 8mr Has some goodies done to the car pushing 265kw at the wheels APR head studs Plasmaman intercooler pipes HKS BOV 5 speed gear box with brasbuttib clutch 1000cc injectors & 460 fuel pump 272 cams R34 GTR wheels HSD coilovers Tomei exhaust system 3” 111xxx kms Brand new paint job inside & out…brembos painted in gold Rocker cover also painted in candy red Just been serviced & retuned by Vince rigoli making 265kw 60k or near offer or willing to swap for somet

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$60,000
Maroubra, NSW

26/09/2021

1999 Mitsubishi lancer evo 6 tommi makinen

  • 132000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4

1999 evo6 tommi makinen Excellent condition 6 speed manual New brake pad

$59,990
Granville, NSW

Dealer used
26/09/2021

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII GSR Manual | 6 Speed Conversion

  • 129121 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Welcome to Auto Japan - The only car yard you need to visit. Lancer Evolution VII GSR Manual Low 129xxx Km's driven 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. Kenwood Headunit with Carrozzerria pioneer speakers. After market High Downforce Rear Wing Active Centre Differential with modes for Gravel, Tarmac, and Snow. Recaro bucket seats. 17 inch Bronze Enkei Wheels Aftermar

$49,982
Kenwick, WA

Dealer used
26/09/2021

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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.