1991 Mitsubishi Lancer GLX 1.5 petrol from Kenya




Had to replace the CV joints and the rear brake at about 250,000km.

Had to change the starter brushes most recently.

On cold starts it's a bit difficult to start the car immediately. When the engine has been running for a long time (e.g. for about an hour), it becomes difficult to start the car until after about 30 minutes.

I may need to replace the alternator, since the battery does not seem to charge properly.

Besides that it's a really brilliant and reliable car.

General Comments:

The car is generally fast and easy to run... low consumption, especially on long drives.

It's very comfortable to drive and doesn't seem to breakdown midway. At least it will get you home.

Runs faster than most new rides around, especially on highways.

The car gives me about 10,000km before any service is required.

The car does not smoke.

I've had to change the lead wires for better performance, and it worked.

Changed the differential oil immediately I got the car, and the ride doesn't disappoint.

It's a car I'd recommend for anyone shopping for a first car...

It's brilliant and comfortable.

Its clock speed is 200kph, and it does well to keep up with other fast cats on the road...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2015

1991 Mitsubishi Lancer CB 1.5 from Australia and New Zealand


Perfect for a teenager


Nothing much has gone really wrong.

Replaced alternator and fan belt, as it had splits.

Replaced air filter, as it got a bit smelly.

Replaced windscreen wipers and blades, as a bit faded and rusted, and just moved the water all over the window instead of off the window.

Rust spots (really little) on boot and roof. And underneath the car.

Replace brake pads.

Previous owner had stained all seats and carpet, however seat covers and mats hide those well.

Interior fell apart, the plastic clips for the walls break real easy.

Near the window is a black strip of plastic (don't know what it's called), it's on all cars, and 3 out of 4 dislodged.

Low/bad tint. So the car heats up quite a bit in the sun.

Battery stopped working 167,000 due to new stereo (we think). However the battery is small, and been going for so long, plus I recently installed a CD player with speakers. However the battery area is quite large, so I replaced it with a larger battery than before.

Broke a visor.

Plastic on the dashboard is all split (previous owner?) and the plastic surrounding the speedometer broke, dislodging some buttons.

It is 19 years old; the poor car needs some loving.

General Comments:

Car is really fuel efficient, cost $40 to fuel up and it lasts a week and a half, even more.

Car that gets from A to B, and has yet to break down (touch wood).

Air conditioner is fantastic, it gets really cold and really hot.

Installed a CD deck plus 2 6 "9 speakers and an amplifier. 2 front speakers with the car work fine with the deck. Did the installation and it was "not that hard".

Back seats can fold up, to provide a larger back space.

Car is not power steering.

Not good for tall, long-ish people.

Hardly chews oil, fuel, coolant or brake fluid.

In the hatchback, there are 2 speakers near the shelf. These no longer work anymore, and it's a complete waste of space.

Most of these "problems" were fixed, and the car runs great/better.

It's comfortable and appealing.

Perfect for a teenager.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2010

1991 Mitsubishi Lancer GLXi 1.5 from Nigeria


An excellent surprise


Only the shock absorbers make a little noise on bad roads now.

General Comments:

An excellent surprise with very good fuel economy and torque.

But for its low suspension on R13 tires, it delivers just the right drive and satisfaction.

Good value for your money, and it is very cheap to maintain, making it good for the low income earner, and as an errand utility vehicle.

It is indeed an excellent surprise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2010