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Gets the job done
The Lancer's performance yearns for more. Likening the normal Lancer's performance to the Evolution's would make it a much more pleasure to drive. Nonetheless, it gets the job done. It is rather fuel efficient, and has handy indicators regarding fuel use. With the Aspire variant, the interior is significantly nicer. With leather seats and posh accents, many compliments have been directed at the luxurious feel of the vehicle. Legroom in the backseats are limited, but is a pleasure to drive.
Perfect sedan vehicle to drive
My driving experience with my Lancer has been overall great. No issues at all with its performance, handling or noise. I do enjoy the CVT transmission of my Lancer as it makes a very different unique sound compared to many other cars when you accelerate the car. The interior of the car is quite standard - nothing really impressive but at the same time gives it a modest look. One thing that i would like to point out is the aux cord connection is in a small cabinet in front of the gear stick which is a little difficult to reach down and plug in but still accessible. This car is very reliable and has not let me down at all. It is not the most economical car to drive in but short distances to and from work is not too bad weekly.
Best first car!
I love love love my sexy red active lancer 2010! This was my first car (from starting on my P's and now i am full license). It runs smoothly, doesnt use up too much petrol and its a good looking car! I have an automatic version and love it.
I am currently on 210,000kms and its running great and the services are only costing me around $3-400 mark. Great little car, highly recommend it!
Amazing first car
Driving is smooth, this was the baseline cj es model sedan. I brought it brand new as I wanted assurance that my next car would not break down and cost me excess money. Manual version here, fuel efficient one tank of 91 gets from Brisbane to Sydney. Capped price servicing 250$ with five years warranty and free road side assistance. * if you follow they service schedule. 50000km 3.5 years and not a single issue. Happy customer here.
All the gadget's
I purchased the top tear of this model and it comes with rain sensing wipers, leather seats, seat warmers, 9 speaker system including rear subwoofer.
Plenty of fun gadget's to use.
Handling is quite heavy compared to other cars and cabin noise can be loud at times.
There is plenty of room for a "small car" and it has saved me plenty of times in terms of space.
It is a very reliable car and the ongoing costs is not much. It's 8 years capped price with mitzubishi, services once a year
My 2nd Lancer and just as impressive as the 1st one.
I have the 2.4L 2009 Lancer Aspire and it is a fantastic car. I test drove a lot of cars in this sedan price range and found most of them sluggish. I actually wanted something different as I had a Lancer previously so drove this car last. In the end though this was the best of the lot. The performance as you would expect from a 2.4L engine was fantastic as was the handling.
The interior was a big selling point to me. It had leather seats with wood grain trim on the dashboard. I've taken a look at the current 2017 model as I was interest...
Excellent value for money.
So far this car has been a pleasure to own. Amazing technology and performance for the money (especially for its time), decent quality interior and looks the part as standard - even better with a few cosmetic changes.
The dual clutch auto is technically a very good gearbox - shifts very smoothly in normal mode, sport mode holds the revs very high and makes gear changes harder and faster - it isn't a setting you'd normally drive around town in - it's specifically for going quick for a short period of time (overtaking, spirited driving down a...mountain etc). I like to drive in manual sports, it allows you to be in whatever gear you want + faster shifts. I find auto mode in hilly residential areas a pain - the car often doesn't know what gear to be in & fumbles around, but that's easily fixed by flicking across to manual mode. No big deal. Engine performance is definitely adequate for a daily driver, but be warned this car will drink gas like no tomorrow. Generally costs about $70-$80 for a full tank (98 required) and will be lucky to get 300km city driving out of a tank. To put this in perspective I filled up in the morning, drove to work and had some reasonably heavy traffic along the way (30km drive) and the car had used just under a quarter of a tank (only driving to work, not return). Overall it's a great car - just make sure you keep it regularly serviced and it shouldn't give you any big problems.
Medium range car. Interior is not great. Lots of plastic. Dashboard is huge could of been better use of that space. Passenger seat legroom is not sufficient. Capped price servicing is a relief. Handling is ok. Outlook is not bad. Overall happy with the car. A good value for money family car.
Mate, she's a ripper
I bought 2nd hand, but with very low k's. Love the car, my 3rd Mitsy and the best. Quiet, powerful, smooth ride and great handling. Only down side, is the servicing, it's mainly only checking items (check liquid levels, check brakes, check.... check... and so on), Great interior and lay out of cabin. Reliable and good on fuel
Love my car, just wish it had more room in the boot. On choosing a car my car dealer said there was plenty of room in this boot especially for a pram but when I went to use the car only the pram fits so if I go shopping there’s nowhere for my bags.
Great little zippy car!
This car is a reliable, quiet car that suits both city and country driving. It picks up speed well for high speeds and overtaking and yet will manoeuvre easily into tight carpark spaces.
The interior is spacious and easy to keep clean. We fit three school aged children in the backseats with ample leg and elbow room!
The running costs are low with approximately 600 kilometres to a tank of unleaded fuel.
We are very happy with this purchase, it's reliability and overall cost.
- Lancer CJ (2007-2015)
- Verified purchase
Very pleasantly surprised!
My dad was the one who convinced me to take this car for a test-drive and initially I was a bit skeptical as the car I had at the time was a 2013 Kia Sportage and I felt that by trading it in for an older car, I would be going backwards. How wrong was I! The Lancer may be 5 years older than the Kia I had, but it is a far superior car! It's so smooth and comfortable to drive and is a lot more economical. It has plenty of get up and go when I need it to also. It has quite a spacious interior and even my 6'2 husband can easily fit into both the passenger seat and the driver's seat (not that he gets to drive it very often :-D). I would highly recommend this car to anyone.
Love my car
Nice to drive. Love the leather seats are heated. Lots of space in the boot and back seat. Cheap to run. Love that it feels sporty and charcoal colour is my fab. Best of all it’s perfect size for small family. Only thing I wish I had was sat nav and front sensors
Fantastic little car!
The driving experience in this car actually feels quite sporty! Mine is a Manual transmission 2.0L Engine that's fairly powerful for what it is, the Notchy Box feels Great, but I do dislike such a soft clutch! On the highway my best economy is 6.2/100km on a long run being the best run from Warwick, QLD - The Entrance, NSW a distance over 736km on one tank! I always buy the best for my car fuel wise, no expense spared with cost so usually Naturally I Choose BP Ultimate 98 Octane in any car I drive.
I have owned this car since Brand new and ...have NEVER had any reliability issues with the car! Servicing has been carried out On time Everytime! and usually does about 1000km a week without fail! it is by far the best car I have ever owned, have owned it now for 4 and a half years and don't intend on changing anytime soon! What I do dislike about this car is comfort on the highway, having just returned from Sydney, I live in Maryborough QLD, I have a bad back and could really feel the bad back arcing up! I do love the ease of controls and interior of the car, basic, and simple, cruise control to Mitsubishi Link System all of which is great! The Legroom for me is good, and even a mate commented on this he's taller then I and I'm 6'3! The car has 7 Airbags, and a ANCAP of 5. I love this little car and the reliability will leave me wanting the Luxury version of something slightly higher off the ground, An ASX with leather seats, but in all honesty Mitsubishi have come a long way! Trust me I had Magnas! I said never again mitsi, but glad to say I gave them a go and saw how well they now have done! This car now has about 85,000km on it and has at least triple this left in it! way to go Mitsubishi! Id recommend this car to anyone, I have a wife and 2 kids, it stands the family test real well!
I bought Mitsubishi Lancer Limited Edition with about 65,000 kms and sold it at 208,000 and never has let me down very reliable car with good handling, fuel economy and performance, although it was serviced almost every time on time. And never had a bigger service than $1300 when the timing belt was done usually up from $150-$500 depending what needed changing. I would recommend it.
- Lancer CJ (2007-2015)
- Verified purchase
I AM RE-POSTING THIS FROM ANOTHER SITE ... THIS CAR IS A DISAPPOINTMENT >>> I bought my Lancer three months back in the Mitsubishi end of year sale at Redcliffe Mitsubishi, north of Brisbane. After being given the run-around for a week over choice of colours I drove out of the showroom with a quarter tank of petrol (wow) and six months rego, this is one of the gimmicks they tell you at the last minute with the convincing statement that it's how they can give you a fantastic "sale" price. Then a couple of nights later I needed something from my...glovebox only to find no glovebox light, really?, with all the auto wipers auto lights etc they cant provide a glovebox light, what else is missing? Next day with a led from Autobarn, a fuse from Supercheap and a switch from Ford I installed my own glovebox light. Next thing I noticed was the car revving up to 1800 rpm on cold start and to keep revving after I take my foot off the accelerator during gear upshifts (it's a manual model). Then there's the problem with the blinker not turning itself off on most turns, especially left turns, but that's ok because you can't see the blinking arrow in the instrument cluster as it's frequently obscured by the worst reflections I have ever seen in any dash. When I raised these issues with the Mitsubishi service people they shrugged me off saying everything was normal and that the cold revving issue was "to warm the motor up quickly" .... After fifty years of working on my own cars I think I know how a thermostat works! Funny but I never read anything like these problems in the many reviews I read about this car but at least I knew all about the cup holders and nice dash layout, oh yeah, and another thing I didn't read in any review was the touch screen radio display whereby when you use the volume control knob, almost every time your hand accidentally touches the screen and bingo, you're listening to a different radio station! And something which I actually did read in one of the reviews is when you drive the car at freeway speed it doesn't want to stay in a straight line, tending to wander as if the driver does'nt have full control. It's not wheel alignment, it's just the way the car is set up, maybe the Nexen tyres? With all these annoying things and others like I have been unable in three months to find a comfortable driving position, but maybe that's just my non-movie star body shape. Over past years I have driven away in a new car and loved it whatever the brand, but with so many annoying things about this car I cannot say the same, additionally, although the car goes very well when you get it up to 3000 rpm, it's rather sluggish at the low rev end where you need it in city traffic conditions, lacking in low end torque. To sum up, I am disappointed with this car and have started to drive my old Falcon XR6 again. I'm certainly glad that I rejected their $300 trade in offer because I find the Falcon is still a better drive and despite it's age it has less road noise, more power , more precise handling, much more driver comfort AND brighter headlights
- 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...
Brilliant car to drive! Very roomy and looks nice
Bought this car 2 weeks ago off an old lady with full service history and 100k 2008 for 8k. It is a manual with sunroof. It is a basic car but roomy and so nice to drive and powerful. Absolutely love driving this car and would buy a new one in the future! Even fits two boosters and a car seat in the back. The gearbox and engine are brilliant. Such fun to drive!
Good Reliable Car
I have owned this car since new, at the time I wasn't particularly after the Lancer but I needed to pass on my other car to one of my daughters and needed to find another runabout. It was a bog standard showroom demo and the price was too good to pass up on.
Have had no real problems with the car and have traveled about 90000k's so far, reasonable fuel consumption about 8L/100k's around the suburbs and drops down to low 6's on a trip. I like driving it and the handling is reasonable, safety is good with seven airbags. The ABS brakes are amazin...
Great car, had some issues though
Initially when I bought the car it was great, it has good features, less noise, good legroom and fuel efficiency was great. However, I do have some problems with the car. The car moves very quickly when I take my foot off the brake without pressing the accelerator. When I'm at a stop sign, and I press the accelerator sometimes the car does not move, but has a delayed response and takes off 3-4 seconds later. I am a bit worried as I gave this car to my daughter if the car can cause her to be in an accident. I would advise to thoroughly check the car before buying one of these. Other than that, it is a quiet car with great features, just needs a bit of work on regarding acceleration and braking.
Questions & Answers
I got a 1997 lancer ce recently and the drivers door dose not seal (cant be fixed) what year lancer doors can i replace it with?
Will a 2000 model drivers door fit on a 1997?
My question is on relation to the relay fuse box in the engine bay- With the 1996/1999 Mitsubishi lancer ce, what are the square fuses with clear tops called. Does anyone know What is the actual name for them?
If someone could help me out, it would be appreciated!
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