2007 Mitsubishi Lancer RalliArt 2.0


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


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


Dream sport sedan



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.