1991 Mitsubishi Lancer 5d GLXi 1.5i petrol 66kW from Finland
For city driving
Rust all over the body and bottom (some holes had to be welded).
ECU broke around 260000km.
Alternator broke twice, around 265000km and 280000km.
Humidity getting inside distributor, causing oxidation and failures to start in wet weather.
Timing belt clamp-wheel did split around 290000km, almost causing engine destruction (luckily discovered because of weird noise from engine, before more serious damage occurred: belt was still running around half of the clamp-wheel)
Nice to drive in city because of decent mid rpm torque (peaks around 3000rpm), small turning radius, good visibility and short gear ratios.
Liftback body is capable of transporting large objects when rear seats are folded.
Lights are weak.
Short gear ratios hurt fuel consumption.
Noisy and not very stable at high speeds - requires constant steering.
Low body and short seat are not suitable for tall drivers.
Cabin warms up fast during winter.
GLX-level equipment is quite good, considering the year and cost of the car (includes heated & power adjustable mirrors, heated seats, seat height & steering wheel distance adjustments)
Engine is still rock solid, despite 300 megameters, and consumes no oil.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th August, 2010