1977 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

1977 Mitsubishi Lancer LB 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance270000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

Bargain at $500

Faults:

Original 1400 motor replaced at about 100,000 km - clutch replaced at same time and 5 speed gearbox added along with full GSR running gear.

General Comments:

This car is seriously quick and handles like it's on rails.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2003

22nd Jan 2004, 07:18

Could the person with that particular LB Lancer please contact me, I'd really like to find out some information. Thank you. I can be contacted at the email address-- pistol@bendigos.net.

12th Jul 2006, 06:11

My son is doing up a Colt Lancer 1977 model. I am trying to obtain work shop manual/s for same. Have found one for the chassis in England, but there it stops. Could someone please help me. Will pay postage etc.. from anywhere to Australia.

Contact me at rayed59@hotmail.com

Thanks

Raye.

13th Mar 2009, 01:46

The Lancer is a brilliant car if you can find one with the engine 4g32 1400/1600. It's a good motor that doesn't miss a beat.

If you've got a Lancer, look after it.

22nd Oct 2009, 04:10

Hi there, I have a 1977 Lancer hatch, which I have had since new.. I brought it in Brisbane. It now has done over 540,000 ks.

I put a 5 speed box in, which made it more economical to run. Been to Perth and back, to Cairns and is still my daily drive to work..

I am chasing the rubbers for the front door windows. If anybody can help with bits, I would love to hear from you, Thanks Phill.

1977 Mitsubishi Lancer LB 1.4 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1977
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance240000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Wished I had bought two at the time!

Faults:

Leaking radiator after 200 000 km.

Broken clutch cable at 220 000 km.

General Comments:

I've owned this car from new and had very little trouble with mechanics.

This car is very sporty. Brisk performer for it's age.

Body shows no sign of rust!

Most reliable car I have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2001

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews