Mitsubishi Lancer Review from Croatia

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Intense 1.8

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance17000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Superb car with looks, but lacks the power

Faults:

Nozzles for cleaning the front windscreen did not work in the beginning.

Covers of cargo holders on the roof fell away after some time.

Both problems sorted out at the local dealership.

General Comments:

Great car overall.

Great handling.

Low torque causing the car not to have power in low rpm's. For fast driving, it should be pushed to higher rpm's. But that's typical for Japanese atmospheric cars.

Great comfort. A bit hard, but I like it that way. Lots of space in it. I am 1.91 cm and I could sit in the back without the problem.

Great equipment. Bluetooth, viper and light sensors, cruise control, great audio... Lots of good stuff.

Great looking car. Although the alloy rims are too big for this car. 18" is way too heavy for this cars power. Too much unsprung weight on the wheels. Also car could be lowered a bit.

In Intense package (US GTS) with spoiler, front lip and side skirts looks superb.

Overall great car. But for performance machine look somewhere else, but as everyday car, it's great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2010

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review