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.

General Comments:

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.

1995 Mitsubishi Lancer GL 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand


A great sporty and reliable car


Buzzing noise from somewhere in the motor, I've been told it's got something to do with the starter motor. It sounds like an electric motor and I've had it since I bought it, so it's not really a bad thing, but if I wanted to get rid of the noise I could repair it or get a huge exhaust (the latter method Preferred).

General Comments:

A very economical 4 cylinder.

I've been told it's got plenty of go for a front wheel drive.

2 door coupe design gives that sporty look.

The gear system's a bit loose, but could be tightened.

Soft clutch good for quick-shifting or lady drivers.

Fat boot space- enough room for at least 3 carcasses. Includes spare wheel and tire concealed under the boot cover.

No power steering makes extremely little difference with such a light car.

Air-con works super fast.

Never any problems under the hood, electrical problems, or any problems ever really.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2005

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).

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.