2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance169000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Spend $20000 on the car, and never have to worry about anything else

Faults:

Flat battery.

Never any problems since purchase.

General Comments:

Self serviced; was my parent's first Mitsubishi, and they are very happy with it.

Sensible car; simple design, but solid and easy mechanics.

Certainly not for someone used to driving powerful cars, but gets the job done.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2012

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer RalliArt 2.4L from North America

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.4L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

Great, sporty, reliable car

Faults:

The timing belt replacement was an issue, because of the cost of replacement ($1000.00 at the dealer).

Another issue is the rear fender wheel wells, which aren't coated with any rubber seal or protection, so rock chips chip off the paint, causing the wheel wells to rust.

Fuel mileage (7.1L/100Km ---> 12.2L/100Km). That is the range. From Summer to Winter.

General Comments:

Great reliability!!!

I managed to put 135000km on the car now, and I haven't even replaced the brakes.

Aside from simple liquid changes on the vehicle, the car is problem free!!

It's great on the highway, and amazing in the City.

Thule makes a GREAT fit kit for the roof-rack, that doesn't mount to your door, rather it mounts to the roof rain gutter...

There is a trailer hitch available for it, by Curt Hitches, which hides behind the factory skirts rather well.

It can pull a seadoo, sled, or ATV with a small trailer rather well with the 2.4L engine. (Shares the same engine as the Mitsubishi Outlander).

Made in JAPAN! Great quality... and with the change in Lancer model body, the cost to own one of these has gone down (in Canada) so it's a great deal.

Much more sporty than a Civic or Corolla.

Great quality!!! :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2010

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES MY06 CH 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired141000 kilometres
Most recent distance164000 kilometres

Summary:

An excellent car for the price that you can always rely on to get you to where you need to go

Faults:

One brake light globe had to be replaced at 151,000 km.

General Comments:

This car is very reliable and has never broken down, always getting you from A to B.

It performs well for a 4 cylinder car, and is a good car for the price.

The only negative is that the seats aren't very comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2010

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 8 (IX) 2.0 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres

Summary:

Fantastic

Faults:

No problems at all.

General Comments:

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC SUPERCAR... YES SUPERCAR EATER!

Watch top gear on youtube evo vs lamborghini :)

Brilliant in every respect of performance and comfort.

Corners like there is no tomorrow! Amazing. You can plant your foot down with over 300HP at the tyres on full boost and full revs, and take a sharp corner, and most of the time it doesn't budge, doesn't lose traction. If it does, it corrects itself.

Wound up the boost a little and had the computer flashed ($1000) and now has over 310HP at the tyres :)

NOT one reliability issue and I drive it HARD.

Also have a few friends with them - NO issues.

With these small mods:

0-60mph in less than 4 seconds.

Best 1/4 mile is 12.2 @ 113MPH.

Only things it lacks is: (I have to be honest)

Fuel economy when you put the foot down is more like a modified V8 (but then again, it beats most V8's so that's understandable - can't make HP without fuel!)

But if driving normal, you get 4 cylinder economy.

Due to being all wheel drive, performance tyres don't last very long (around 10,000 kms).

Not the absolute softest ride, but very very good still with fantastic recaro suede/leather seats.

If you really want to have fun and you know how to drive, then a rear wheel drive only is much more fun then this car! This thing has too much grip, even in the wet!

Terrible turning circle (due to 4x4)!!!

Lacks low down torque, but if you're in the correct gear, no problems.

Overall, if you look at it as a whole package and price, it's a crazy car.

To be honest, the only thing I personally don't like about it is too much traction! :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2010

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 10 reviews