1984 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

1984 Mitsubishi Lancer 1.5L carborated from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.5L carborated Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance201853 kilometres


A heap of poo!


Carby needed a complete rebuild - did not fix the problem. Dealer had no idea - cost $500.

Carby mod installed - fixed the problem that the dealer had no idea how to fix. Specialist said it is a very common problem. Cost $1000.

Spark plugs replaced - $25.

The car was serviced every 5000 Km.

General Comments:

The styling is great, but under the pretty exterior, lies a headache waiting to happen. This edition of the Lancer is a heap of garbage. This poetical engine was only put into one run of cars, the 1994-1995. That sums this car up completely.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st June, 2006

Average review marks: 3.6 / 10, based on 1 review