13Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer

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13Mitsubishi Lancer
4.2

245 reviews

PositivevsNegative
84% · 20720 · 8%

Build Quality
4.4
Value for Money
4.5
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.5
Noise Level
3.7
Braking
4.4
Acceleration / Power
4.0
Gear Shifting
4.3
Suspension
4.1
Fuel Efficiency
4.4
Handling
4.4
Interior Design
3.9
Boot Size
4.4
Comfort
4.1
Features
3.9

Reviews

245 reviews
Daniel D.
Daniel D.Far North Queensland, QLD
  CJ

Lancer hatchback vr 2011

I love the engine never had a problem knocking on wood. Paint is shocking it started peeling after i had the car for a year and mitsibishi would not fix it. The breaks squeel when reversing and everyone said thats fine but i hate it. And slowly things started to break like automatic windscreen wipers play up 1 of my back side door doesnt lock. Amd now my aircon has gone so im done ive had it for just over 10 years and im done with it. So flimsy i have so many dints from people opening their doors on it. Im more than happy to be getting rid of it. Show details
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Jodi W.
Jodi W.South East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  CF

Best car I've ever owned

Owned nearly two years now. Brought it at 90,000 ks on clock and it's 140,000 now. Has not ever skipped a beat. Did timing belt at 100,000 and wasn't even really needed. Last service needed a new clamp on the cv boot. That's it. It's quick, it's got a ton of room in the back. Seats go flat so it's huge back there. I've carted bikes and furniture in it. Good ac. Good on gas. I will never sell this car EVER. Show details
david broadbent
david broadbentSydney, NSW3 posts
  Verified CJ

Best New car

I have been using My Lancer as a daily driver since new and would rate this the best 4 cylinder car i have ever owned.
i have this car service every 12 months as per the service manual i have had no problems with this car since purchase. Show details
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Eileen
EileenTasmania5 posts
  CG/CH

Lancer 2004 vrx sedan

Have replaced brakes as they were screeching when reversing but only had new ones in for 2 months and the same is happening is this a regular thing with these lancers Show details
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Derek W.
Derek W.Illawarra, NSW5 posts
  CG/CH
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mandyjane
mandyjaneAU12 posts
  CE

Mitsubishi Lancer Ce Coupe ♥️

Im car dealer and highly recommend these cars.
Very low maintenance and if you need to fix or replace something there's heaps of parts and it's cheap. Very good on fuel and handling. If you want reliability and low maintenance and looks this car is for you. Show details
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Miss Helpful
Miss HelpfulSydney, NSW54 posts
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John R JR
John R JRGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC3 posts
  CF

It's a great first car/Daily Driver

I've had my lancer for 3 years, it has never let me down.

Yes, the CVT isn't overly great and small power (110 kw) isn't ideal either.

But for an everyday car that looks great, feels great, drives pretty well, I'm pretty happy.

I did change the headunit to a nice aftermarket pioneer unit, which has dramtically improved the car, both feature wise and audio wise (I like music)

Having purchased my car new from a dealer, I look after it and very rarely drive it, It has very low kilometres and is kept in the best of conditions, being one of the most clean lancers left in the world (excluding perfomance models).

There are better cars out there for the money, but if you like it, it's a great car. Show details

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Mick
Mick
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Paint Peeling. ABS light unable to fix

Car is only 100,000 km's and paint started to peel extremely bad all over car. At around 60,000 km's An ABS light come on and no one can fix it apparently only special people can. Mitsubishi dont want anything to do with it Show details
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Josh H.
Josh H.South East Queensland, QLD3 posts
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Best Car I Have Ever Owned

Bought one of these new in 2014 and owned it for 6 years, great car and have not had a single issue with it (I have over 102,000 kms on it) Show details
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David
DavidCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC10 posts
  Fair Incentive CF

Smooth confident driving

I use my car for general family use and occasional commutes to work (320km round trip)
It's big enough that my teens are comfortable, yet small enough to be economical.
The boot is a great size with a good gate, enabling reasonable sized items.
Economy is average for a 2l engine, open road driving - 850km/ tank (55l), around town 550km/tank.
Servicing is 15000km fixed price. No surprises with this car, it runs like a dream, very reliable with standard mod cons. Huge pity that Mitsubishi stopped producing these in 2017. Show details
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DR
DRMelbourne9 posts
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So bloody reliable

Bought second hand back in 2014 for $10.5K. my best investment ever.
Might not be the prettiest car but it sure is reliable. We have treated Lance poorly, gotten the car bogged, taken it places we probably shouldn't have and it's never let us down. Honestly, the best $10.5K I could have ever spent and I feel very loyal now to the Mitsubishi brand.
Contemplating buying a Triton for some off road adventures. But I'll keep Lance going as my city car until the bitter end! Show details
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Malcolm.
Malcolm. 3 posts
  CJ

Still miss this car

Bought one of these new in 2014 and owned it for 5 years, great car to have for no issues with a good mix of efficiency and power from the 2.4L mivec. Great handler and a fun car to drive that was ahead of its time in looks. I think this car still looks better than a lot of new cars coming out in this segment today.  Show details
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Aaron S.
Aaron S.Gippsland, VIC4 posts
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Reliable AF, good all rounder

I went on a search for a second hand car with decent looks, reliability and full of extras which led me to a Lancer VRX.

I've owned one for nearly three years now ( 8 years old when I purchased it ) and it's given me no issues at all. It just keeps going and going. Lots of features , decent servicing prices, decent power and economy. Just a great all rounder.

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Andrew1964
Andrew1964AU28 posts
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Questions & Answers

Sophie
Sophie · CF (Sedan) LS

We bought a 2016 CF LS MY16 with six speed transmission. We are having trouble getting it insured as only comes up with insurance companies as 8 speed. What do we do? Is there another name this car is known by?

Sophie
Sophie  

Solution has been found. No response required. Thank you

Bishop Junior H.
Bishop Junior H. · Lancer CE (1996-2003)

In My Mitsubishi lancer mx 1996 the neutral light won't come off and it's in park and neutral at the same time and it won't move in no more gear

Derek W.
Derek W.  
Lachlan G.
Lachlan G. · Lancer CE (1996-2003)

I have a 2003 ce lancer that needs some Front left parts I.e. suspension and axle and a few other things, would a 1997 lancer wagon be a viable parts car for this?

Derek W.
Derek W.  

I think you will find discrete dimensional differences in the drive train & suspension components between Mitsubishi Lancer 1997 to Lancer 2003 between

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CategoryCars, Hatchbacks and SedansCars, Wagons and SedansCars and SedansCars and Sedans
Starting Price $28,490$27,990$24,230$21,000
TransmissionAutomatic, Continuously Variable (CVT) and ManualAutomatic and ManualAutomaticContinuously Variable (CVT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels18" Alloy16" Alloy14" Steel16" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars3 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption8.7 L/100km8.8 L/100km8.5 L/100km7.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L50 L50 L59 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.4L4 Cylinder 2.4L4 Cylinder 1.8L4 Cylinder 2.0L
Max Power125kW @ 6000rpm115kW @ 5750rpm86kW @ 5500rpm107kW
Max Torque226Nm @ 4100rpm220Nm @ 3500rpm161Nm @ 4500rpm194Nm
Country of ManufactureJapanJapanJapanJapan
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)3 year(s)5 year(s)
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