Mitsubishi Lancer Review from Guatemala

1978 Mitsubishi Lancer 1600 GSR 4G32, 1.6 twin carb, gasoline

Model year1978
Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4G32, 1.6 twin carb, gasoline Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

A vintage cup, 33 year old winner

Faults:

Camshaft with a scratched lobe.

General Comments:

This is a great performance car. 3 times 1st place in the vintage cup here in Guatemala, with circuit times similar to Porsche 911s of the same year.

OEM 2 carb setup, definitely it's not a gas saver, makes 20 miles per gallon, but really that 20 miles are very fun.

Springs in the front and leaf springs in the back, makes it very tough, even on bad roads.

General specifications of the engine are 105hp / 107 lb. ft torque.

The body has thick metal panels, and a noisy but sporty engine. This is a very good car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2011

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review