Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews from Costa Rica

2007 Mitsubishi Lancer RalliArt 2.0

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30 kilometres
Most recent distance23400 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Like we say in Costa Rica: "Es un Chuzo de nave" Possible Translation: "It's an Excellent Car"

Faults:

Air conditioning had a high pitch noise after 10000 KM. I took it to the dealership and the problem was in the A/C Filter. It was replaced and now it works just fine.

Noise in the front right tired section. Dealer has not been able to fix it however when I took it to them the sound was not audible. It shows up sometimes so I haven't been able to pin point the real location. I suspect something related to the muffler. However Mitsubishi dealer told me that if something happens they will cover the cost of fixing it.

General Comments:

Excellent car.

Engine for a 2.0 Litter it moves well and provide good power. At least better than the BMW 318i I used to have.

Shift-Tronic gear box is excellent. I have the control of a manual transmission and the benefits of an automatic one. I feel of speeding I move to manual and if in a Traffic Jam nothing like an automatic.

I will change the Radio that comes with it for a much better one. Costa Rica dealerships change the radio locally for a low cost Pioneer that doesn't even plays MP3s nor has a Aux in port.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2008

2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 2.0

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance500 kilometres
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

Dream sport sedan

Faults:

Nothing!

General Comments:

It is a dream car. I trade in my 1993 BMW 530i for this brand new Lancer Ralliart. At first I was a little afraid because obviously BMW is a much better brand than Mitsubishi, but as soon as I drove it out of the dealer I was in heaven.

Although it is the 2 liter version (I think that elsewhere is 2.4) it has an amazing response. It accelerates as expected and brakes the same way. I believe it is faster than the 3 liter a used to own.

The suspension is very tight and you feel very safe when you corner it.

The sport-tronic transmission is my favorite toy in the car, I only have to move my thumb a bit and I can shift it up or down at my pleasure without letting the wheel go.

It is actually roomier than expected, my in-laws have a lot more leg room than they used to have.

It has most of the features you would expect in European cars rather than in Japanese, for example: car won't lock with key in ignition, lights shut off automatically when you turn the car off, intelligent wipers, courtesy light.

The only thing I would change would be to be able to lock/unlock from the passenger seat, but that is a meaningless feature.

And the price is amazing!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2007

7th May 2008, 10:19

Excellent comments.. I enjoy them a lot!

16th Mar 2010, 09:31

30.000 kms and still very happy. Actually I have grown to love this car. It has now become very difficult to find another car to replace it with, since the comparable Lancer GT is around $33.000 and I only paid $19.900 when got mine! Needless to say that very few cars have as many features as the Ralliart.

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews