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.
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