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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.
Purchased in June 2018.
- Lancer CJ (2007-2015)
Now at 260000km
this is an update - we have driven another 80000km since the last update. The Lancer has now done 260000 faultless km.
Nothing has been needed apart from tyres and maintenence oil and filter every 10k and a battery at 9 years old [about 5 years ago now]
I still say "What a great little car. Just the right balance of ride & handling power & economy" .
Road noise is a bit tyre-dependant... but what a pain free terrific, honest car!
I was , and still am, amazed they are so cheap to buy
CJ Lancer is an under-rated value proposition.
Purchased in March 2010 for $11,000.00.
Bought as a first car for our son, I have nothing but good things to say about the car.We live in the country and the car has proven to be reliable, comfortable and economical it has more than enough power for that emergency overtaking maneuver. One thing I have found is the ride is greatly improved by reducing the rear tyre pressure to 29 psi when no weight in rear.89000klm
Purchased in December 2019 at Stevens motors for $14,000.00.
A good car
Recently purchased A 2008 VRX manual 2.4 for a second car very impressed with the power from the 2.4 ltr , 5 star ancap rating,handles great good brakes, the only gripe is there is some road noise but can be fixed with some sound proofing. Good size boot for a car of this size, also the engine has a timing chain not at belt that needs replacing every 90,000km :) Good proven engine.
Purchased in January 2020 for $7,600.00.
Solid 1st car
I hate it because it doesn't at all suit my needs. I want to buy a new car, but am waiting for this one to die first.
I have treated it so poorly, spent very little money on it, and spent no time washing or detailing it. The damned thing won't die.
I've had it since I was 17, I'm now 22. I've serviced it maybe twice, if that. I drive it short distances, I drive it long distances, and it won't bloody die.
If the size of this car suits your needs, and you're on a budget, I could not recommend it more, it will get you from A to B until you are ...resting on your deathbed, wondering how the engine still turns over. The one genuine complaint I have is that with mine (4-door 2001 CE), the rear seats don't fold down. Absolute pain. Also no remote locking, so I've locked my keys in the car very often. Make spares.
Purchased in July 2016 for $2,500.00.
I bought a 2005 2.0 auto yellow lancer wagon VRX back in 2015 with 110,000 KMs on the clock.
After near 5 years now the car is sitting at 170, 000 kms.
The faults I have experienced:
- engine mounts.
- driving belt
- heat gasket cover.
- front shock absorbers.
- leaking radiator.
- fan control module....
Purchased in September 2015 at Private for $7,000.00.
So far great medium size car
Just bought lancer ch 2007 sedan 5 speed manual with 137200 km for $3800. Was looking to get either golf or astra lm glad I bought the lancer. Few days into getting car took it for full service mechanic said car is in great condition the only thing apart from full service had to change was timing belt and top gasket cause was leaking oil to spark plugs. Mechanic said just keep serving the car and should last a long time. Thought cause of age of car would have to fix a lot of things but no just service gasket and timing belt. Glad I bought the lancer.
Purchased in May 2020 at Car City for $3,800.00.
Very well built cars
I've had 3 of these cars in the last 11 years. They tick all the boxes of a reliable buzz box. I always end up going back to one of these. Classic 90s japanese car with a simple functional design.
Purchased in April 2020.
Love my Lancer!
This is my third Lancer and I have yet to be disappointed. The economy and driving experience are very good, and it looks pretty stylish too. Repairs are relatively inexpensive. My only criticism is that the build seems a bit tinny, and I don't think it would do well in a bingle.
Purchased in January 2020.
It’s good economical car but its standard going downhill from old models !!
I bought 2017 ls model version although it’s my 4rth lancer I owned but I wanna let the new buyers know their few issues with newer models let me go thru!!
Noisy on the fwy !
Very poor quality body! Poor plastic crap !! Everywhere on the car..
the rear window looks like missing something like edging rubber collecting all rubbish!!
Even in boot and in engine compartment so much of gap!!
The cvt ( constant variable transmission) it’s junk everyone don’t buy I will never buy this transmission again!!
Purchased in June 2017 at Mistubishi for $26,000.00.
Does its Job Very Well
Compared to its Competition, The Lancer is a great little car and very good value for money.
It was still built in Japan, and the quality shows through.
Great list of standard features. In other cars would have to go up a level or two to get the same.
Drives nicely, and is quite economical.
Can accommodate 2 teenagers in the back, 3 if they're skinny, and has a huge boot.
5 year warranty and capped price servicing.
CVT is for everyone, but it does the job.
Purchased in June 2016 for $19,000.00.
Loved having this car!
I got a 2009 model (automatic) in September 2011 and owned it until March 2019 (only sold because I moved overseas). Over the 8 years, no issues with the car other than two re-calls which Mitsubishi fixed immediately. I got it serviced when required as per mechanic and considering I used it a lot for work everyday, very happy with no issues, just the standard brakes, tyres etc. Cost about $60 to fill up and so efficient.
Purchased in September 2011 at Mitsubishi Dealers for $14,000.00.
mitsubishi lancer vr 2008
its a reliable car that has never broken down, value for money with fuel economy even after all these years it still runs the same as the first day i brought it. zippy and compact than another 4 door normal family sedan
Purchased in October 2014 at Ford Dealers.
Reliable, cheap on fuel, economical and sporty.
I use my CE Mitsubishi lancer frequently to and from work, long drives down the coast to see family and occasional surfing trip. I have had the car serviced on the due dates with no faults mentioned by my mechanic. It's no v8 but it's perfect for me. I highly recommend this vehicle for the average family.
Purchased in February 2019 at Private for $2,500.00.
Car giving peace of mind
Our old 2001 Magna after some 17 years giving us cost free motoring. Other than normal maintenance. Suddenly became costly to maintain. We required a car suitable for two persons. So after spending some weeks looking for a suitable replacement we decided on the Mitsubishi Lancer. We could not be any happier with our choice. Comfort, driving and little ongoing costs. Car required to be serviced only once per annum. Very happy Mitsubishi customer
This car has great fuel consumption and is a pleasure to drive. It has so many options that contribute to the overall quality of the vehicle making it feel and drive like a luxury car. At a great price it definitely puts it ahead of the competition. Recommend a test drive if in the market for a new sedan as I’m sure like myself you won’t be disappointed.
15 years old and never let me down
That's right folks, this car is pushing on 15 years old and has NEVER broken down (except for a few times when I accidentally left the lights on).
I don't know what they made this thing out of, because it is RESILIENT.
It's been used to transport a 2.5 person kayak on the motorway. It's traveled from one side of Australia to the other. It's helped me move the entire contents of my house in one go - twice. It's gone off road (despite not being designed for it) and had no problems. It's been in 2 accidents. It's hit a large kangaroo. Still run...ning fine. The radio has now finally started to give out and the aircon is broken, plus it doesn't look so sleek anymore, but my god is it reliable. I keep preparing myself to have to replace it because it's getting old and has been through so much, and it never fails to surprise me with how much life it still has left in it. I can only hope my next car will be this good.
Purchased in June 2004 for $15,000.00.
If I could rate it a zero, I would.
I purchase my Lancer brand new in 2016, I should have known from the start that it was going to give me grief. To start off with, I ordered a different one to what I received and when I told the sales agent this he told me that "they are all the same so just take it". Me being young and clueless as to what my rights were, I left with the Lancer. The first few months were fantastic, no issues, no worries and no sleepless nights. Christmas day of that year, I went to start the car and it wouldn't click over. Eventually, it kicked over and the car...was blowing out black smoke and just did not sound like a car. I took it to mitsi and they basically laughed in my face because I am a female and couldn't describe it the way they wanted me to. They "checked" over the car (while I was watching mind you and the car did not move let alone someone walking over to it to test it). Took it home and hoped for the best. These days, my suspension is very soft which is ruining my rear tyres but apparently this is above mitsi standards so bad luck. I also have a transmission issue which they refuse to fix. The car is still under warranty, just! I will never ever buy a Mitsubishi product again, whether it is a car on something electrical.
Purchased in April 2016 for $26,000.00.
I have the manual version of the lancer SX MY11. This car has been very promising. It is durable and has yet to cause any problems. The interior is a little outdated, but I swapped the headunit for a touch screen aftermarket, giving it a great look. It is responsive and a fun drive. The paint job is an issue though, i have noticed the clear coat peeling off ever so slightly already which is quite worrying. All in all, mechanically it is top notch, but the paint work is something that mitsubishi really should have paid closer attention to.
Purchased in November 2018 at private for $6,000.00.
Great car with plenty of power
I got my car with 200k on the clock
I had it for a year and All I can say about car is only positive. Plenty of power to get up and go. Thirsty engine that's because it was my first car and loved to rev. I had 15l/100km in city
Purchased in June 2017 for $2,000.00.
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Have a 02 ce Mitsubishi lancer the vehicle horns alarms go off when key is inserted into the ingition
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|Category||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars, Hatchbacks and Sedans|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Manual||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Automatic, Continuously Variable (CVT) and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.4 L/100km||8.9 L/100km||7.3 L/100km||8.7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||59 L||59 L||59 L||59 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.4L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.4L|
|Max Power||107kW @ 6000rpm||121kW||107kW||125kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||194Nm @ 4200rpm||219Nm||194Nm||226Nm @ 4100rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Nov 2015||Nov 2015||Nov 2015||Oct 2007|
|Discontinuation date||Oct 2015|
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