1995 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR (cc) 1.8 turbo (4g93) from Australia and New Zealand
Great Aussie sleeper, but the Evo is better
Rear electric window wheel broke.
Driver's window hard to go up at times, needs grease.
Regular 5000k maintenance is pain, but worth it.
One of the best power/ratio Aus delivered car at that time.
No quite Evo power, but for Aus standards at the time, it was excellent.
4WD handling is also excellent, standard suspension for the GSR has been upgraded (compared to the normal GL/GLXi versions), but don't expect to be clock decent times around the track with standard suspension.
Lacks a lot of options when compared to the Evo1-3. ie. 4g63 2.0l FMIC turbo motor, short ratio gearbox, LSD, Recaro seats, leather steering wheel, etc...
The early WRX was the next best option, but the gearbox caused reliability problems, so I went with the GSR; it was also worth half the price with 9/10's of the performance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd November, 2010
16th Apr 2011, 21:40
I bought one of these new in 1993. The WRX had not landed and when it did could not handle or get off the line like the GSR.
You don't get a lot of top end, but what a fun car. Great manners when pushed hard and on dirt, nothing was better (not much is today). Not the HP of of Evo or STI, or even a stand WRX but much easier to drive.
The only drawbacks, its basic interior and almost zero pose factor (not that it bothered me, the look of shock on V8 owners more than made up for it). Think, a V8 VN Commodore, that was fun.