1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

1998 Mitsubishi Lancer GLi CE 1.5 four-cylinder 91 RON from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.5 four-cylinder 91 RON Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres

Summary:

Indestructible little tank

Faults:

Starter motor wore out slowly between 190,000km and 210,000km.

General Comments:

Never had any fluids changed or topped up, except oil, which has been filled twice since new.

Been serviced twice by a mobile mechanic.

Starter motor worked fine first time, but needed to cool off before it could restart later, so we got a new one.

Absolutely no other mechanical problems.

This car has been caned, if it had a tacho, it'd be stuck in the top half of revs permanently.

The engine is dead gutless at low rev's, but goes alright at high rev's and is very willing to go hard.

Suspension is terrible; it's horribly soft and the car wallows around worse than anything I've ever driven. It ruins the handling too.

Cabin plastics and seats are disgustingly cheap, as bad as korean alternatives for Japanese price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th July, 2009

1998 Mitsubishi Lancer MR CE 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance197000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Calibra

Summary:

I really recommend this car. Its great to have a reliable car and I would know, I owned a Calibra

Faults:

Nothing at all has gone wrong with this car. Had it for a few months and it has been a total dream to own.

General Comments:

This car has been amazing so far.

Cheap on petrol. Cheap on insurance.

Sporty looking car perfect for a first car.

It really is an awesome car to drive aswell.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2008

1998 Mitsubishi Lancer LS 1.3 from Greece

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres

Summary:

A sporty sedan with no power

Faults:

No problems with this car.

General Comments:

After 3 years driving this car, I must admit that it goes like new. If you are thinking of buying a roomy reliable saloon car, then I suggest the Lancer Mitsubishi.

Although it might be frustrating on long travel distances do to its lack of power and sort transmission, it has a frame that even class above cars would envy. The transmission and weight balance on this car is overwhelming for the performance it has, when approaching a corner your confidence raises and the grip from the car is incredible. Brakes do wear off quite fast and the suspension is way too stiff for rough roads.

The cabin is very big and fits with ease large people. Trunk space is just perfect, it is just great.

Must warn that I bought it with no ABS, which drove me to a big crash. 3 people were in the car and we got out of it with not even a scratch.

Night lights take a lot of power from the engine, and with the radio on, it is an annoying drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2006

1998 Mitsubishi Lancer GLI 1.5 litre from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5 litre Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30642 kilometres
Most recent distance163689 kilometres
Previous carFord Cobra/LX

Summary:

Cheap and well groomed

Faults:

I had to replace the gear box, which was very expensive, but not unaffordable.

The front headlight has been moved by the bumper.

The front grille snapped costing $100, fairly expensive.

General Comments:

Cool car, looks really great after it has been done up a bit eg. exhaust tip, chrome rims, fine all round.

Handles like a champion, sticks to the road.

This car is worth your money. Plus it only cost me $17,000 at the time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2004

1998 Mitsubishi Lancer MR 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired156000 kilometres
Most recent distance158000 kilometres

Summary:

A car worth it's money

Faults:

The steering rack had to be replaced.

Front tires had to be replaced.

General Comments:

This is a great little car with plenty of power despite being a small engine.

The acceleration is awesome and it grips to the road like it has claws!

The room in the back is fairly good for a coupe, but it would be uncomfortable on a long trip.

It puts out about 110hp with no modifications in terms of performance.

I have put on a new gear shifter, pedals and a muffler which makes the car sound great!

Great for anyone who can get there hands on it, we paid $10,000 and it is worth every cent.

Any teenager that wants a good reliable car that is comfortable and has a lot of power this is the car for you!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2004

1998 Mitsubishi Lancer MX 1.5 injection, twin cam from Mauritius

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 injection, twin cam Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance67500 kilometres

Summary:

Wonderful car

Faults:

Nothing wrong to this date.

General Comments:

This was imported from Japan.

It is a very good car, very reliable.

As long as you keep the rev under 3,000 rev/min, it is very economical.

I have all the comfort needed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2003

2nd Oct 2011, 11:41

Hi, I am also going for a 1.5 twin cam for my 2004 Lancer.. What advice to you have for me?

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 12 reviews