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 A$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.
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 A$15,000.00.
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 A$2,000.00.
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Unusual vibrations when switch on the ac
When I on the ac it start to vibrate like usual.when I put on gears d it's like mill please help me to fixed it and running condition is like little hard than other cars it's like little vibration and not getting idala up properly what to do please email me
Most reliable car i have owned.
I originally bought this car in 2004 brand new for use in Sales to service customer inquires, at the time i narrowed it down to just 2 manufacturers cars, i was deciding between a 04 4cyl Camry Sportivo and the Lancer CH VRX wagon, but the deciding factors was the space inside/ versatility and the 10 yr warranty that Mitsubishi Motors offered at the time.
I used this car in sales for the first 10 yrs of its life, stopping and starting the car aprox 12-15 times a day continuously for 10 yrs. (50,000 to 60,000 starts!) the orig plan was to tra...de it in after 5 yrs worth of depreciation, at the five year mark i couldn't bring myself to do it as it was so reliable and great fun to drive, almost part of the family. So coming up to 14 yrs old now and i still have it in the garage, used about 3 days a week now as i have just retired. Over the 14 years i have had it, repair costs have been nothing virtually, apart from the usual timing belt replacements, only problems in this time have been: # 1 x tail light bulb # 1 x battery up to current 9/2018 # 1 x radiator at 159,000 kls, and it only failed because thermostat seized up causing it to overheat, no damage at all to car from this. Air conditioner still has original gas, still cold and have never touched it since new.. Handling is excellent, the 2lt engine has adequate power for what it is, uses less fuel than the 2.4lt version, but 2.4lt is stronger motor if you feel the need for speed.
Beautiful looking car, in Gunmetal grey with suede / leather interior, electric windows all round, mag low profile tyres and spoiler, it’s a stylish car for any age group. With its zippy 2.4L engine it’s perfect for city or country driving. It’s a roomy small vehicle with plenty of boot space and leg room.
- Lancer CG/CH (2002-2008)
- Verified purchase
My first car in Australia, Not bad but reliable.
I bought this car as a used car which was used for 3 years. This car has a good enough engine 2.4 liters and can be controlled four windows and side mirrors by a driver. Also, it has a little bigger legroom comparing similar cars.
I have been using this car for 8 years and recording all history of repairing and maintenances. As a result, this car's average fuel efficiency is 9.3 L/ 100Km. No big issues until now and timing belt was changed about 110,000 Km. Michelin tyres are very helpful to improve this car's driving performance and cornerin...
Headlight switch problem
Has anyone had a problem headlight switch with the Mitsubishi Lancer ch 2007 model,owned car from brand new and one day the head lights just did not come on, Checked the usual fuels and bulbs, but found out it was to do with the whole switch mechanism. Apart from this problem great car.
Almost 10 years - 190,000ks - no regrets!
I bought a CH Velocity new after shopping the small/med sized car market at the time.
I test drove and compared pretty much everything at the time. The euro contenders - golf, astra, 307, focus were varying degrees of unreliable, under-powered or way too expensive buy and maintain. The Koreans were still just on the end of their cheap and nasty phase, and the Japanese - Mazda3, corolla, Tiida, Civic, SX4 and Impreza while all reliable cars, couldn't match the lancer on equipment, performance, or warranty for the money (note: this lancer was ...the run-out model with all the fruit but still). The Mazda3 equivalent for performance and standard equipment (SP23) was 10 grand more! and noisier on the highway. Likes: It's cheap on servicing, insurance, and rego which balances the 7.8L/100k combined fuel economy (best 6.5 on highway). It's never broken down or had a warning light, handles Australian roads well, has good visibility, has a smooth and powerful 2.4L engine, and only weighs 1100kgs - so it's well quick enough to lose demerit points, trust me. It still doesn't rattle, still has the original clutch, still has a precise gearbox, still has super cold A/C, and it's handled road-trips, city-commuting, mountain twisties, gravel/dirt roads, national parks, highway and country back-roads with ease. Dislikes: Ugly front-end, Rear seats don't fold on my model to increase boot space (had to put on roof racks), the seats are a bit flat, and No Bluetooth - but I've replaced the stereo so all good. There was a recall for the indicator stalk (most 07/08 models) but Mitsubishi paid for it. No deal breakers. Sure, the design is a bit dated but these car's are mechanically exactly what you want and I actually like not having buzzers, toys or gimmicks telling me how to not crash! I'll just keep paying attention. I've driven dozens of newer and much more expensive cars for work and travel but very few give me the same sense of longevity and bang-for-buck that the lancer does. Lancer's are so underrated and are absolute secondhand bargains. If it's got a full service history, go for it.
Evo 8 - no regrets
Purchased a clean example with ~50k on the clock. I did my own oil changes every 3000km with fully synthetic oil. Some mods.
Great value and performance.
Drinks petrol if you drive it like it's stolen.
But definitely worth the thrill.
Will definitely get another one.
Great and reliable little car
I bought this as my first car for around $1800 at 180,000km. I took it to the mechanic, expecting all kinds of problems with that many km's on the speedo, and he said it was in perfect condition and praised what a great little car it is! I had to write a review as reading the great reviews was the only reason I decided to purchase it.
It is very fuel efficient, but does not have much power which has been the only downfall. It also has winding windows which makes it look older than 2003. But very cheap to repair and highly recommend it for anyone on a tight budget looking for an older reliable car. I have heard it can go to above 300,000kms on the speedo, definitely believe that.
Great fuel economy and reliable
I bought this 10yr old car, 2004 model, Lancer ES, manual, 100,000kms, 6 months ago and it is a real gem. Keep it serviced regularly and runs really well. Maybe I am blessed with the previous owner being a pensioner and taking good care of it. Running around it uses 6.5 litres per 100kms and on the highway uses less than this. It is a sedan that you sit in quite low compared to most sedans but you get use to it. Very zippy and responsive to acceleration. Very quiet engine and on the road.
The best car made by Mitsubishi
I bought this car when it was 5 year old in 2004 with 193.000 km on the clock and have since doubled that.
The car never let me down and still has lots of power, does not smoke or use extra oil. The only thing I spend on it are tyres, brake pads and timing belts. Very reliable and cheap to run.
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
Bought this car second hand 2013 had only done 50,000 ks. Great motor can't complain about the engine but the car is a noisy car can hear all the out side noises sounds like a door is open it's that loud. Feel like your driving a tin can. Don't feel safe in it if I was in a accident. Cheap to service. Wouldn't buy another one.
Engine is great.
Noisy feels like you don't have a strong car around you.
I bought my Evolution 8 MR just about 2 months ago and that Evo that I got is a beast. I love the spoiler, the suspension height is perfect, it's 250hp, hits 100km in less than 6 sec. I just love the exhaust, it's tuned perfect. I bought that about $29,999.
Great car for singles and small families
I purchased my CE manual Lancer coupe in April 2001 and has been a great car. Parts and car services were very reasonable and economic. Handling is great and parking in almost any spot. Performance is satisfactory but mine has a sports air filter, sports exhaust and short shifter kit. Cheap to fill petrol up but would never put e10 in it.
Build quality is also satisfactory and has adequate instrumentation (being the updated model with tacho on dash)
Even tho the back seats does have limited space some other cars like my mates 318is 98 model ...
I really do "Love that Car"
I bought this vehicle second hand in 2011 and drove it numerous times between Adelaide and the eastern outskirts of Melbourne (probably about 15 times).
I drive the vehicle daily and to this date, it has never let me down. It has plenty of power and is really easy to drive. I have never had any mishaps in the vehicle as the placement of rear view mirrors and the design is brilliant (unlike some other cars I've owned, I've gone to change lanes and ended up a bit red faced as I could not see very well).
Parts and servicing are cheap, and easy t...
I love this car
I bought this car back in 2007 for $24990 brand new. The car has 77,000km on the clock.
From outside, it would look like yet another boring Japanese sedan. The inside layout is simple and low tech compared to what we see in cars today. But I bought this baby, because of her 4G69 engine!
This version has Mitsubishi's SOHC 2.4L engine producing 115KW @5400 rpm and 220Nm of torque @4000 rpm. (In Australia we actually received the slightly detuned version because of the poor quality fuel we have). @3500 rpm, the powertrain control module fully o...
Great little car
I had this car for my first car, it's an awesome little car cheap to run, easy to look after and a fun cute car that looks nice. I never had any problems with my 2003 Lancer Exceed. It ran really well and was very spacious on the inside also the wooden look in the interior made it a luxury car more than a first car.
It's a very reliable car, inexpensive and a great first car.
Questions & Answers
I need a radiator for my 06 2.4lt Manual Lancer. Will a radiator out of a 1.5 lt fit?
Will a 97 lancer radiator fit a 2004 lancers?
Hi friends car on a regular basis winds over but won't start 7ntill throttle pumped and still takes awhile once it starts it's fine any ideas?
On the little details you've provided - it would be almost impossible to diagnose .
I would recommend taking the car to a Mitsubishi australia workshop or possiby a reasonable mechanical repairs and servicing workshop or if the problem may be within the electrics then perhaps a reasonable auto electrician workshop may be able to help.
I also found ultratune experts at diagnosis and repairs of faults.
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