1997 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1997 Mitsubishi Lancer GLX 1.3 from Lithuania

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired104000 kilometres
Most recent distance154000 kilometres

Summary:

Nice family car, really nice looks for its year!

Faults:

Exhaust cracked twice, needed welding.

Lambda sonde broke at 140.000km had to be replaced.

At 150.000km some problem with control of sparks, needed tuning.

General Comments:

Car runs on auto-gas and petrol, 1.3l engine slightly small for it, but drives almost like 1.6l! Really nice handling, has EVO spirit :) but sadly not EVO specs...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2006

1997 Mitsubishi Lancer GL 1.3 Gas from Egypt

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 Gas Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carFiat 131

Summary:

Perfect and smooth ride

Faults:

*low on bad roads especially when you have more than one in the car.

*transmission is not really smooth.

*acceleration is low compared with

Honda Civic 1.3 cc same year model.

*Seats are little low while getting out of the vehicle.

*air condition nor really cold.

*sound system is not that perfect.

General Comments:

This car is generally good for its price, it's smooth ride with good stability on high speeds and curves, The engine is smooth though with sleek sound, I think it's a perfect car for a small family or someone who needs a smooth ride with low fuel cost, it looks good, and it has a lot of accessory parts that you can put to custom it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2005

1997 Mitsubishi Lancer evo 4 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carMazda RX7

Summary:

Wet dream

Faults:

I cracked a piston due to a blocked fuel filter, and a very heavy foot.

General Comments:

I have owned a lot of cheaper performance cars, the evo is by far the best all rounder.U get so much feed back from the car, and it's a magnet in the wet and the dry.Haven't had the pleasure of ice yet!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2004

24th Nov 2006, 16:10

Not a very informative review!

1997 Mitsubishi Lancer GLX 1.3 Carburettor from Uruguay

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3 Carburettor Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Monza

Summary:

Very good car to keep for a long time

Faults:

Carburettor (every 5000 km or so), much more work and spare parts than simple cleaning and maintenance.

Camshaft had to be replaced at 110000 km.

Overheating at 90000 km (expansion jar exploded), no apparent harm.

Suspension bits and pieces at 80000 km.

High fuel consumption, will not do more than 12 km on a liter at 90 km/h on the highway.

General Comments:

First Japanese car. Great fit and finish, even though it had 60000 km when I bought it from the original owner. Clearly needs the 1.6 fuel-injected engine that comes with the GLXi.

This car is very complete, best steering I've ever tried on any car, goes where you point it.

Too low to use on bad roads.

Comfortable interior, but seats are a bit low for getting in and out.

Good A/C, but with the small engine takes too much power.

Great visibility.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2004

1997 Mitsubishi Lancer GLXI 1.6 from Philippines

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

Surpass your expectations

Faults:

Condenser change after making it pass through flooded streets.

Grounded handbrake warning light (dash) which was easily repaired by Mitsubishi Service.

Blower sometimes not enough, although its very hot in the Philippines. Heat also because of the leather seats.

General Comments:

Every time my family shops around for a sedan, the Lancer is always been in our list because it has been very reliable. This car is more durable than the Civic because it was able to withstand all the punishments I've put it into, like making 180 degrees turns while running 80km and pulling up the hand brake. Its these times that makes you feel that you are driving an Evo. Also, transmission didn't give any problems when doing "Fast and the Furious" starts (you can do this by revving high while on neutral then put it on Drive, but don't remove your foot from the gas pedal) that makes your car burn rubber just like in the movies. You just have to get used to this car and feel it so every maneuver you make will be made with confidence, it will never let you down. Just needs a little more juice if you are serious with racing, but for a family car, this will suffice. Just don't abuse it like making it run to rough terrain or muddy, just stick to the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2003

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 14 reviews