2008 Mitsubishi Lancer User Reviews

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 89 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 38 reviews
"fuel economy" 29 reviews
"handling" 28 reviews
"power" 26 reviews
"exterior" 10 reviews
CONS
"power" 21 reviews
"paint job" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"noise" 4 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews

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davidfran69 writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Review
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5

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Fully loaded for under $20k

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Weak CVT transmission

davidfran69
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Sporty Family Car — Great car for a daily driver. Not so good for a major upgrade to speed because the transmission slips under pressure. Makes a great show car or to simply drive it Like you stole it, that's the way I drive my Lancer.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Michael writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Review
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Awesome appearance, great handling, LOTS of fun to drive.

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Need more power.

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My 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Gts — Performance - Great handling, lots of fun on twisty roads. Only improvement needed is more power, the Ralliart edition is perfect for me. Build Quality - Decent, no problem so far. Appearance - Very aggressive, love the nose of the car, the shark look is AWESOME. I can do without the wing in the back, but it looks good anyway. Very sporty, I'm totally loving the look, it was one of the main reason I bought it over Mazda3. Cost of Ownership - Gas mileage is okay for the size; it's a heavy car so use more gas when doing "Rally Style" driving. Maintenance so far is simply, nothing major yet. Fun Factor - I love the car, it is ALOT of fun to drive! If I can put a turbo-charger and boost the power to the 250HP range, I might just create a little monster.

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jnc9190 writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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4

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MPG, Comfortable, Sort of Fast, Reliable.

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Not much room to transport stuff... but it is a car and not a truck,

jnc9190
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Sweet Car Bro — Pretty nice car, nothing to fancy. If you want a car to race, or a car that's good on gas and you won't have to worry if its going to make it back and forth from work then this is the car for you.

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wllnlsn22 writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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Great price, great reliability, good looking car

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Fuel economy could be better for size of car

wllnlsn22
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Pretty Reliable — I liked how sporty it looked compared to the competition, but did not like the fuel economy compared to the competition. Overall, great car. If I had to buy this again for my first car, I would without hesitation. Great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Griml0ck5S writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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good gas mileage when going 65-72, comfy drive and ride

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in the summer the AC weakens the engine HP and causes more fuel consumption.

Griml0ck5S
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Gas Consumption. — This car has the potential to get you 30 MPG, only thing I suggest when shooting for this or better is driving with the cruise control going long distance like 200-400 miles at a constant rate of 68-72 miles per hour. if you wanted extreme mileage to the gallon, try going a rate of 55-65 constantly on 1 tank, you'll be surprised how far you can get with it. It's great on gas in the spring fall and maybe winter, but when summer comes, the AC uses power and takes away from pick up, and AC uses more fuel as well. The car is very reliable but if the clutch only lasts 50-60 thousand miles, it wasn't made that sturdy. I got 73,000 miles out of the clutch, so that should tell you something about the driving style.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Griml0ck5S writes:
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Does well on gas in seasons except summer.

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AC uses power and consumes fuel in the summertime.

Griml0ck5S
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Overall Look At The Car — its great on gas in the spring fall and maybe winter, but when summer comes, the AC uses power and takes away from pick up, and AC uses more fuel as well. The car is very reliable but if the clutch only lasts 50-60 thousand miles, it wasn't made that sturdy. i got 73,000 miles out of the clutch,m so that should tell you something about the driving style.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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RedKatDriving writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Review
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5

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Love this car, handles like a dream. Turns on a dime.

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SCVT is slow to take off with AC on. Built in navigation is awful.

RedKatDriving
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Fun Little Car With Plenty Of Zip And Pep For Quick Maneuvering In Bad Traffic — I really love this car. the 6 speed CVT transmission give you the best of both worlds between a manual and an automatic transmission. Paddle shifters make changing gears in a pinch super fast. On board 7 inch navigation from Mitzu SUCKS. Takes me to the wrong place all the time and is very much NOT user friendly.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joshua writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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Nice acceleration for stock 4. Good gas mileage. Looks good. Family car or sporty car that can take turns at higher rates of speed than comparably equipped cars.

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Raccoons, when hit while going speed limit, can potentially break front bumper, radiator, and air conditioning compressor.... I would know...

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Best Stock 4 Cylinder In It's Class! — The car is great! Good 25-30 gas mileage. Accelerates pretty quick for being a stock 4 banger. Looks are great, especially the mean looking front end. Wish I didn't have the silver color but oh well... Body is kinda flimsy, but all new cars are, and that's because the body is made of plastic. Comfortable ride inside, with plenty of room for 4 comfortably or 5 with a little "crampage." Manual transmission works well too!

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Altrurn writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Review
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Safety, gas mileage

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Low power

Altrurn
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Great Little Car And Safe — I bought the GTS brand new, one of only 2 on the lot at the time. Mine had the Rockford Fosgate sound system which was awesome. I drove it until May 2012, until, unfortunately it was totaled in an accident. A young man turned left in front of me at an intersection in a 90's model Jeep Cherokee. The entire front end was demolished and pieces of the engine were scattered all over the road, however, my daughter and I, who was in the front seat, walked away with only bruises. The seat belts locked so quickly that our faces never came near the airbags. There is a airbag for the driver knees as well, and I really think it saved me from getting a broken leg. The car was great fun to drive and handled great, however I wish it did have a little more power. The stereo system was awesome and handled great, and the navigation system was good too. The only thing that I needed to have done was a new catalytic converter, which was going in and out at about 130k. I've had Mitsubishi's before and the exhaust was usually the thing I had problems with (frequent replacement of oxygen sensors). I got great gas mileage, and overall I would recommend this car for anyone to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Steve writes:
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Styling, curvy exterior, spacious and elegant interior. all around awesome car

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no turbo

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One Sexy Beast — The cars got it all for an affordable price. Body styling is wicked, engine's quick, handles like a dream and it has more potential than you could possibly dream

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Sweety By Justmemommy

I like the power this little car has, not at all bad for a 2002 with 200,000 plus miles on her. The little body style is nice and sporty to me. I am not too fond of the fact I keep having to replace t... Read More

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Great Car... If You Can Afford The Maintenance By lcharrismd

Gas mileage, great drivability, don't like the dealer. If you have someone that will fix the car... when you need diagnosis and repair... that is honest... this is a good car to have. Just my opinion.... Read More

Good Reliable But With Some Quirks. By sergekhoury

This is a good small car that is very efficient on gas. The car can go easy on highways and has no problem keeping up. One downside is that it didn't come with Cruise Control which makes it tough to d... Read More

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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Not Bad At All For A Basic Everyday Car By Mzsinko84

Like I said in my pros and cons, it's not AWD, Turbo charged or a manual/CVT transmission but for a little more than beyond basic car it's not bad at all. I have a ton of ideas and modifications that ... Read More

Lancer Ralliart 2.4l Review By Kevin

This car is quick with the 2.4L MIVEC power plant. The FWD isn't the greatest, there ia a little torque steer on hard take offs, but not enough for very many people to notice. A LSD would go nicely up... Read More

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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Awesome By Samuel

awesome car very quick for the ES lancer in my opinion very good handling along as its dry good for racing and flying around corners all in all i would say this car is an amazing piece of machiner... Read More

Good Car As A Daily Driver, Works Great With Future Mods. By Shaun

This car is a nice car. The power is decent from stock, but the torque makes up for the lack of power. The gear ratio is nice and tight often times makes me wish I had a 6th gear. Handles the corn... Read More

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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Could Be Better By Kaseyamc

The back of it, (the trunk) makes it looks like Toyota i hate that shape. I have to get a spoiler to take away attention. i need to add body kit to it so it could at list turn heads when i pull up… Read More

Price And Comfort Considered I Would Rather Drive This Over A Civic. By pz0103

Being a Engineer and mechanic I can appreciate a great product. I have found these cars to be extremely comfortable and durable. They also have great visibility. Easy to get in and out of. They also h... Read More

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