1995 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1995 Mitsubishi Lancer GTi 1.8 GTi from Brazil

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 GTi Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 kilometres
Most recent distance85500 kilometres

Summary:

One of the best choices for a 10 year car

Faults:

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).

General Comments:

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:

Power: 140bhp

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

11th Oct 2003, 08:47

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.

1995 Mitsubishi Lancer GLX from Barbados

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10

Summary:

Needs to be recall due to transmission problems

Faults:

Transmission.

Unfortunately I only heard that these cars had some transmission problems after I bought it. Clutch has burned out. Experiencing great difficulty in getting a replacement or having it repaired. I have met two other persons who have had to replace or fix transmissions in their cars. One other frequently replaces brake pads. The only problem is the transmission which is a very big problem. Parts seem to be very expensive and difficult to locate even from the dealer.

General Comments:

The car is quick, comfortable and looks good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd January, 2003

1995 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 3 2.0 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance73000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Cordia

Summary:

A safe, exhilarating car which is guaranteed to put a smile on your face - every-time!

Faults:

Car has been faultless.

General Comments:

These cars have exceptional performance, coupled with handling, comfort and safety. Being built for homologation purposes, the cars literally are a road going rally vehicle - with all the potential of the real thing.

As I said above the cars have huge performance, but also have the safety factors too - Full time 4 wheel drive, and Anti-lock Brakes.

The model I own is a GSR version, and therefore has all the creature comforts, of climate controlled air conditioning, electric windows/mirrors, full Recaro race seats, so is great for going on long trips in comfort.

The Evolution 3 has the best power to weight ratio of all the Evolutions to date, due to the lack of Anti Yaw Control and other electronic gizmo's to weight the car down.

With only a few basic modifications you can have this car easily keeping up with the later model Evolutions - due to it's lighter weight and very similar engine configuration.

Many people copy the styling that these cars have as factory which can be a disappointing factor for many - but personally I think this is simply a greater form of flattery.

Hard to find a car which hasn't been driven hard by previous owner, but well worth the hunt, as these cars are so rewarding when driven with enthusiasm.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2002

18th May 2004, 04:49

I couldn't agree more. I just purchased an Evo III about a month ago. It is by far the best purchase I have ever made. Anyone who can get their hands on one will not be disappointed.

2nd Apr 2011, 08:45

Mine has 150000km on dashboard. Still going strong. I know what I am talking about.

Owner of an Evo3, an Evo5 and an evo6.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 8 reviews