2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews from North America - Page 2 of 2

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 2.4 MiTech

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.4 MiTech Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15 kilometres
Most recent distance13250 kilometres
Previous carPlymouth Neon

Summary:

Best car in its class, will recommend to anyone!

Faults:

I had a rear pillar on the passenger side that kept popping out. Dealership replaced no problem.

General Comments:

Performance wise this car is quick for a 2.4 CVT. Compared to other cars, it blows them out.

It is very comfortable. I decided not to go leather as I hate sliding around.

I love all the features; including the bluetooth on the wheel and audio controls.

At night I like the dash lights. The red glow just makes you crazy in a good way.

The car itself looks mean, a lot of people usually ask me about what I think of this car.

I haven't had problems with the paint like others have complained about, I do drive on the highway a lot as I live in the country.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2009

14th Mar 2010, 05:29

Personally, no one car in that price range is perfect. There will be bound to be somethings that you dislike, and some you like.

14th Mar 2010, 10:26

I wrote this review and suggest not getting a Lancer unless you go all out on the 3M Protective coat and rock deflector. I have numerous rock chips all throughout my hood and panels, clear coat is fading in the back passenger side. Fighting with Mitsubishi on this, this should not be happening on a 6 month old car. I regret buying this 100%. Probably going to trade it in for another manufacture all together and take the loss.

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 2.4 I4 DOHC

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4 I4 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance9000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

I wouldn't buy this car if I were you

Faults:

From about 5000 miles, I started getting lots of scratches just everywhere. There are even rock chips on the hood. Now I have 9000 miles on it, and you just name any part, I've got chips or scratches anywhere. The paint job of this car is horrible.

Also, I started hearing weird noise since 2000 miles. It kind of sounds like small steel ball rolling on rough flour. It happens on 4th, 5th gear, from 1500-2000rpm if I push the gas pedal more than half way.

General Comments:

The car looks really nice. The design of it is really creative, aggressive. It just gets attention from everybody when driving on the street.

Even though the horsepower of the engine (168hp) is not super high, it goes from 0-60 really quick. It also handles great. The car just reacts pretty quick.

However, it's really easy to get wheel hop with this car. I've never pushed the gas pedal more than half way on 1st gear, because it would wheel hop crazily if I do that. And if it happens a lot, it's gonna harm your front axle severely.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th January, 2009

27th Jan 2009, 11:05

I've been noticing lots of comments on many brands of vehicles lately on bad paint. I think it has to do with the new government regulations banning the good old durable paints and making us get more environmentally friendly alternatives. I haven't been able to figure out which companies may be doing a better job meeting the new rules without sacrificing durability. But if anyone is thinking Brand X is better because their 3 year old car has perfect paint, forget it. Past history does not count when the rules have all been changed.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 4 reviews