1995 Mitsubishi Lancer GTi 1.8 GTi from Brazil
One of the best choices for a 10 year car
Although it's an old car, me and the previous owner had a very small number of problems (none of them serious) with this car. Below are the worst ones:
The driver's glass works poorly, when closing it makes a weird sound, and sometimes it needs the help of my hand to close.
Some interior plastic parts suffer vibration at certain speeds, making noises specially on bad terrain (80% of the streets of Brazil are horrible).
One of the great points of having this car in Brazil is exclusivity. Mitsubishi Lancer is an extremely rare car around here, and Lancer GTi is so rare that I've never seen another one.
It has an outstanding performance for an 1.8 car, it accelerates faster than 98% of the "standard" cars in Brazil (only beaten by Audi A3 1.8T and Fiat Marea Turbo).
The interior space is huge (larger than a GM Vectra), and its quite comfortable for an sport car.
It's very good to drive, except in the heavy traffic, because the gear pedal (the left one) demands great efforts to be pressed.
Finding the performance specifications for this car is very hard, even Mitsubishi didn't answer my e-mails asking for it. After searching a lot, that's what I've found:
Top Speed: 210km/h
Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 7.6 seconds
Fuel spendings (urban) : 10km/liter.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th April, 2003
Well, maybe for you the interior is huge and larger than a GM Vectra, because for me who have owned a 1995 Lancer GTI 1.8 Manual for two years until replace, in July of this year for a 1995 Vectra GSI 2.0 16V SFI. Because, my big complain about that car was the poor rear legroom.
Also depends about the height of the person. In my case for example: 1,88 Cm.
I Don't know about you, but every time I got in inside of the Mitsubishi, my knee hits the steering wheel, even with the adjustment, the driving position wasn't so good.
My wife hated to drive that car. But if you think it's comfortable, well maybe is because you are short.