Mitsubishi Lancer Review from France

1993 Mitsubishi Lancer GLXi 1.6

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance126616 kilometres

Summary:

I would like to keep HER all my life, like a collector's car

Faults:

Exhaust line between catalyst and silent every 50 000 kms.

Engine control unit at 12 years, 110 000 kms.

Oxygen sensor at 115 000 kms.

Front brake used, but not over 100 000 kms.

This car is very reliable after 15 years. I made many replacements recommended by the manufacturer as preventive maintenance. I replaced these things:

Timing belt every 7 years (60 000 km instead of 90 000)

First replacement cooling 15th years, very clean. (I never adjust the cooling level, no consumption).

First replacement thermostat 15th year, as prevention.

First replacement water pump 15th year, as prevention

Very economical with tires when you drive cool; I can make easily 65 000 km with tires (front or rear).

Car body very clean because of manufacturer treatment (anti-oxidation).

General Comments:

Very fast, the car can go over 215 km/h. I tried this a few times long times ago.

Consumption 7 L by 100 Kms (unleaded 95 percent).

Very good stability on the highway.

Driving visibility good because of high driving position.

Engine runs exactly as if it was new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2008

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review