Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews from Belgium

1993 Mitsubishi Lancer GLXI 1.6L

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60500 kilometres
Most recent distance79900 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

It's fast, reliable, economical ride and modest

Faults:

So far, nothing has gone wrong.

Except for starting problems, because of moisture in the Delco.

General Comments:

The car looks very modest, but is quite fast.

A lot of options on my 'ES' version : electric powered windows, electric sunroof, power steering,...

I owned a Lancer (model 1990) from 1993 till 1999, then I bought an Audi, and from 2002 till 2005 I had a Renault 25.

The only real disadvantage about both Mitsubishi's is that the interior quality is beneath European standards.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2006

1st Dec 2007, 15:53

Could you/anyone comment further on moisture problems in mid-90's mitsubishis. What is meant by "moisture in the delco" - is that the distributor cap or some other part of the ignition (electronic component)? Thanks.

10th Dec 2007, 17:58

Yes I'm also having starting problems with a mid 90's lancer-it chugs away until it warms up which is quite embarrassing and risky when others expect it to take off quickly.

People have said that it is an 'choke' problem, but I'm interested in hearing what moisture in the Delco means.

1993 Mitsubishi Lancer GLXI 1.6I 16v

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6I 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60500 kilometres
Most recent distance69000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Renault R 25

Summary:

Practical, modest, and quite powerful

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong so far.

Only bought it October 1st 2005 (from my grandfather).

General Comments:

From 1993 till 1999 I already had a Lancer GLX and was very satisfied. Bought it at 33000 km, sold it at 183000 km. This car is even better. It's more quiet, smoother and handles very well. Of course this one has low mileage. When the engine's cold I do not exceed 2500 rpm. And yes this car is made for high rpm : 5000 rpm is max torque. The nice thing about this Lancer is that the model seems very modest, but its engine is quite the opposite.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2006

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews