1990 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1990 Mitsubishi Lancer SE 1.5 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres

Summary:

Ahead of its age in looks inside and out, this car is a must for the younger driver

Faults:

New engine and gearbox was needed about 4 months after I first got the car, original components that came with the car in 1990, 13 years not a bad life.

4th gear (OD) stopped working, cost 200 dollars to get fixed.

Engine was about 1 litre of oil a week, cost $1000 for a reconditioned motor.

I totalled my car, totally my fault though.

General Comments:

Pretty comfortable cabin.

Car looks really modern for its age, both inside and outside.

Even after me running the car into a pole, the car is still on the roads and looks as though it has never been in a crash. Thanks to a few people the car was saved from the junkyard.

Very good car to show off your car audio ;-) The rattling from the hatch is actually very little considering it is a hatchback afterall.

Even though the old engine and gearbox were on their last legs, the car was still reliable and has yet to break down on me. With the new engine and gearbox the car works 100% the way it should, and runs very smoothly and goes quite well for such a small car. The engine sounds pretty good too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2003

23rd Oct 2004, 11:22

I drove one of these once. Was the worst car I have ever driven. Very bad quality car.

1990 Mitsubishi Lancer GL 1.8 diesel from Malta

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership1994
Engine and transmission 1.8 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carVolvo Colt

Summary:

Everything you wish a friend could be

Faults:

Electric Cigarette Lighter Stopped working after 3 years. I'm a heavy smoker and used it regularly.

General Comments:

For it's price, class and size, I'd say this is one of the best cars ever built. It's reliability is unquestioned and has a surprisingly comfortable ride. Handles well, except going up a hill and round sharp corners in the rain when you can feel the rear tires slipping, but that's to be expected from any car. Lacks rear leg room and comfortable arm rests.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2003

1990 Mitsubishi Lancer GLXi 1.5 from Sweden

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.5
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Thermostat had to be changed since the engine didn't get the right temperature.

Lights on numberplate completely rusted away. Nothing left except the light-bulbs. What a stupid construction!!

Otherwise a very reliable car.

General Comments:

Service is far too expensive!!

Could be better treated against rust!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 1999

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 8 reviews