1979 Mitsubishi Lancer Review from Philippines

1979 Mitsubishi Lancer A72 Type-LB 1400SL Saturn 4G33 1.4

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1979
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Saturn 4G33 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance260000 kilometres


The first Lancer was also the best


Nothing, except for minor wear and tear that you expect from a car that's 27 years old.

General Comments:

Lightweight, compact and reliable thanks to its engineering simplicity.

Known as the "King of Cars" in Africa because it dominated the Safari Rally in the 70's which during it's time was the biggest rally in the FIA World Rally Championship, stretching over five days and a gruelling 6,000 km.

Old Lancers never die... this car is already a Legend.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2006

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review