The best car money can buy!
Nothing, nothing and nothing, never paid a dime for parts, excluding filters and belts.
Minor oil leakage might come from the valve cap, opened every 50,000 kms to adjust the valve clearance. You might need to have the valve cap gasket changed sometime to fix that!
My previous car was the exact same model with 400,000 kms on it. Bought it in 2004 with 230,000 kms, and had it until the end of 2010, when I crashed it, also fault free!
Handles really good for a four door family car. Changing the springs with progressive H&R's, combined with the original Kayabas, makes it handle like a train. Really fast for a 1.3 liter car; overtakes 1.6 BMWs as if they are stopped. The air induction sounds great!
No rust at all, ever! Very cheap panel and bodywork parts (not original, but really good), and can find easily after market parts for it, because it shares the same body with EVO 1, 2 and 3.
Never changed any part of the exhaust in either of both cars!
Take my word, I had a Lancer like this before, and bought one again.
I must also say that I owned many other makes of cars before; Suzuki, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Seat, Volvo, Opel, Volkswagen, but none of them compare to the quality and reliability of Mitsubishi.
I still have the original seats, dressed in their original lining, from both cars, in excellent condition!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th February, 2012