2001 Mitsubishi Lancer GLi 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand


Good all rounder for a young student's lifestyle


Mild front tyre wear due to under-steering handling bias.

General Comments:

Ownership experience:

Extremely reliable, faultless ownership experience, nothing has gone wrong to date. Log books from previous owner confirm this record.

Cheap to run, good fuel economy despite auto trans (7.2 hwy, 8.5 city, 8.0 combined)

On the road: Adequate performance from 1.8 litre around town, but gutless at low revs when going uphill, and needs fairly vigorous use of the throttle if you have an auto. Will lose speed on undulating terrain, especially with several passengers on board or with air conditioning on. Handling is excellent on smooth, well cambered roads, but can get awkward on badly-cambered round abouts, with the front end under-steering moderately. Also, badly surfaced country roads can upset its balance, but this is common to most small cars.

Equipment and comfort:

Well designed and ergonomic inside: has all the essentials like air con, height adjust drivers seat, CD, air bag, but misses out on electric windows, tacho and cruise control (although cruise wouldn't work very well with a 1.8 engine). Great head and shoulder room, feels more spacious than a Mazda 323 but the materials are cheaper.


Despite its small size, the styling makes it look bigger and gives it more presence on the road than similar sized Toyota's and Mazda's. A non-embarrassing alternative for young men who wouldn't be seen dead in a Barina or Corolla.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2006

2001 Mitsubishi Lancer Lrx1 1.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Excellent, reliable vehicle


The radio stopped tuning to FM about a year ago.

General Comments:

Extremely reliable and good on petrol. Quite nippy on the road too! No electrics bugs me a bit, but the alloys and spoiler sold me..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2005

2nd Aug 2010, 07:06

I bought my 2001 Lancer 5 months ago and have the same problem of the radio not tuning to FM.

My central locking was faulty, but I can't complain. Overall I am satisfied.

2001 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 Tommi Makinen Edition 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland


Nothing has gone wrong with the car as of yet.

General Comments:

This is a real performance car with family like space! Running costs aren't cheap as you would expect, but the car is extremly reliable and solid.

The handling of course is excellent. Active Yaw Control and 4WD help the Evo corner like nothing else - real rally pedigree.

The dash board is plain but does it's job well and the Recaro bucket seats really hold you in well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2003