I got my Lancer GLX with GMB color in 1989 brand new. It over heated after 2 weeks. It was a family car, so me and brothers shared it until it was given to me 3 years after. I had it for 11 years, and loved it because of the memories it brought.
I had finished my medical school, including my residency, with it by my side. I started dating my wife to be using this car until we had 2 children. My wife later drove it, but had a problem with the steering because it's not powered.
It later started burning the engine oil, so that it smokes if you go fast. Overheating engine was always recurrent until I sold the car.
I am now in the US with my family, and we have a 2009 Nissan Murano and a 2010 Honda Pilot, but this car is my FIRST LOVE. I still wonder who owns it now or is it in the junk yard. If given the chance, I will rebuy this car and restore it. I sold it in Bohol in 2000. Its plate number is GDA 463.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th March, 2010
1989 Mitsubishi Lancer GL 1.3 from Philippines
A budget car that gives you passion in driving
A 16 year old car that still rocks. I drove it hard, but maintains it well. I pamper it with synthetic grade engine oil, replaced the stock 13" tires with a six spoked, size 15" of a Mitsubishi Galant V.R. version. steering became hard, but nonetheless drivable. it has good A/C cooling when the freon is sufficient. (i replaced the R-12 type with the more ozone-friendly 134a) and it works perfectly fine. It can still surprise newer cars with bigger engines with its (sure-footed driving) 150kph+ on the newly rehabilitated & spanking North Luzon Expressway. fuel return on long trips are still impressive 13km/liter. I gas it up with shell-Velocity. I got it from my cousin for 110k. I don't have plan to sell it in the near future.
See to appreciate. it has nice Pioneer stereo with 4 6x9 speakers. (no amps) but a good whiff of bass sound when playing RnB music. Momo steering wheel, Illuminated Type "R" pedals, 3"inch Autogauge tachometer and a free flow mufflers that roars like a "Sarao" jeepney makes it a more sporty looking sedan than it ought to be.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th September, 2005
13th Jan 2009, 19:36
Bro, I find interest in your blogs on how you pamper and take care of your car. Actually, I just recently acquired the same year model 1989 GLX for my first car. Since I am not that familiar about cars yet, I may need some guidance from you.
Initially, I need to know what's the best fuel for my car? I was advised to use Petron's XCS95. Are there other equivalent for this Fuel from other Fuel companies - Shell, Caltex, Petrol, Flying V, PTT? I just want to make sure I will be using the right fuel for my car.