Gutless, overpriced, and poor fuel economy compared to other 1.5L models
Some fool hit the car while it was parked and killed the door, otherwise nothing that is Mitsubishi's fault other than the stupidity of selling such a small engine in such a heavy car.
Gutless... Its okay for going downhills... Would not recommend buying unless it was 1.8L manual minimum. Quite weird to drive after being in an 1989 4.1L Ford Fairmont... Difficult to speed in initially because I wasn't used to hearing so many rev's.
I have recently bought myself a Calibra as the Lancer was my parents car. I think such a weak engine in a front wheel drive is great for provisional/learner drivers. I only managed to spin the car once and that was taking a 90 degree corner at about 70km/h... hahaha.
Don't turn on the air conditioning because you lose too much power.
The 2000 model Lancers will cost around A$13-17K to pick up... Why kid yourself... Get a 92-97 Calibra with a 2.0L DOHC for $7-14k and get a sports car with so much more for so much less...
I have no faith in the Japanese automotive industry... it is a farse... I don't think I will ever buy myself one now that Peugeot (406) and Renault (Laguna) are producing such nice cars...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st December, 2002