2008 Mitsubishi Lancer User Reviews

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Review Ratings

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  • 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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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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4

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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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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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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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Tony writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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Brand new has no problems and is a good daily driver on gas

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What mods should be done next

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First New Car — Great car just wish it had more power. It would be helpful to get a turbo and all wheel drive like the evo x but buying on a budget its a smooth ride and fun to drive. Maybe eventually I will actually invest in some parts just intake, wheels, and springs.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tekken2987 writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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control, fun, good on gas, good first car

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if you want lots of power this is not the car

tekken2987
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I Overall Like This Car And Have No Problems — I really had fun driving this car. Does good on gas, has some get up and go power. Hasn't really cost much to own. Looks good inside and out. The CVT is really nice just push the gas and go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ashraf writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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comfortable and safe

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spare parts are too expensive

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Gr8 — i like that the entire concept of the Lancer has changed in this model and finally a stable and solid car... if you are looking for a japanese car for a good price and very good performance you should check out the new lancer

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Nessel writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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fuel economy is a thumbs up !

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performance is better with 2.4 series and the 2.0 T versions.

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Not Bad For Everyday Driving, High Potential 2.0 Mivec Engine. — i like the handling capabilities and the suspension set up. its even better w/ aftermarket suspension. performance wise, stock is a no go..but with a lil' tinkering of the engine, the beast will unleash. i like the mivec innovation, with a help from road race engineering, the engine uses the best potential of mivec. sun auto products also help's rid of the engine hesitation. overall, the car is not bad for daily commute. with performance in mind, i could handle it good and perform it at its best.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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Did you not read the review?

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Nothing.

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This Car Is Hot! — No really, it's black so it gets really hot inside. But it has in-dash GPS, DVD player, MP3/CD player, internal hard drive for storing music, Sirius Satellite Radio. Once the funds are available I'll add a wing, possibly bolt on a body kit, turbo kit, new wheels, upgrade the brakes, and will definitely be getting the windows tinted soon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Beautiful Outside But Not Impress With Inside By Andarl

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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Mean Palm Beach Es By Charlieboy24

I dislike the fact the CVT tansmission limits the ability to add some nice power to the car. I think the car has somewhere around 175-180hp overall. But Im not sure, I have not put it on a dyno. This ... Read More

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Love My Mitsubishi By Larisa

A great economy car - runs like a sewing machine, reliable, budget-friendly. I had no issues with it since I got it - many friends with fancier cars are envious! I also loved the salesperson at the de... Read More

It's Not About The Car. It's The Driver By De

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2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Build It And They Will Appreciate It By im2sick

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My Daily Driver By Kevin

The handling on this car is by far the best of any I have driven, including mustangs and mazdas. The Rockford/Fosgate sound system is impressive for a factory system. It could use another 30 hp, but... Read More

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