2009 Mitsubishi Lancer User Reviews

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 64 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 33 reviews
"fuel economy" 28 reviews
"power" 22 reviews
"handling" 17 reviews
"exterior" 9 reviews
CONS
"power" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"paint job" 3 reviews
"turbo" 3 reviews
"stiff chassis" 2 reviews

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im2sick writes:
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Review
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4

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Great gas awesome power and yea i turn heads

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I scrape unless i go in sideways

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Build It And They Will Appreciate It — Cost alot to build but great way to spend time in the community. Unless you have the money buy a civic and save alot of dreams and heartache. Performance shops will be your best friend and forums are great advice.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kevin writes:
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Review
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It's a fun, sharp handling little car.

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Engine performance mods are rather expensive.

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My Daily Driver — 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 it has enough power for normal driving.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer DE Review
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I love this car. I love its aggressive look, and the overall quality is great.

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It lacks all the "added perks" but I chose that to save money.

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Quick And Reliable — The DE lacks the off the lot power as the other models but at a fraction of the price. I personally love the look of the car and haven't seen any other cars in this class that I like nearly as much. Its very roomy and my son loves it, It has great handling and braking performance. This car has been a great daily driver with amazing reliability. In the snow if this has new tires it dominates, but being front wheel drive without any of the traction control features and that I didn't get any of the accessory add on's I had to score it a little lower but those options are available.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brett writes:
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Review
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Looks and Power

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1st gear turbo lag

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Great Car For The Price. — pretty good looking car that answers when you want to put the pedal to the metal, SST transmission, few tranny issues, 25mpg average, resale value is ok. The car looks great no matter what color, Recommended tune ups will hurt the pocket book though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eric writes:
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Review
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Everything

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GAS

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Ralli///art — Great car, fun to drive becasue it is Turbo AWD. easy to mod and a lot of aftermarket parts available for this model as well as performance parts. Handles well in the winter but recommend that you get the Ultra Performance yokohama tires, It really makes a difference.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Review
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Attractive, fun to drive car that you can still drive all your friends or family around in.

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Gas mileage sucks as well as the exterior paint lifespan.

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This Car Is A Lot Of Fun And Very Versatile If You Can Live With Its Issues. — This car is definitely a performer. Nice amount of power. The car is a bit heavy due to the all wheel drive so that does go against it but its still great fun. When I originally bought the car, there was a screw missing in the window assembly that made it click loudly when rolling the window up or down but this was fixed quickly under warranty. The paint isn't the best either, it seems to chip and scratch very easily but this seems to be common to new cars with environmentally friendly paint. The exterior of this car is amazing. It is what really attracted me to it. In some ways I think it looks better then the Evolution. The interior is very sporty too although I could live without the very fake looking faux carbon fiber trim. Its not an eyesore but it looks almost nothing like carbon fiber and that bothers me. The newer model Lancers also have a slightly nicer gauge cluster, the 2009 gauges look a bit dated. One of the worst parts about this car is the gas mileage. Expect an average of about 20mpg. Its not bad, but definitely not up to modern standards. It doesn't help that it only has a 12 gallon tank either. Because this car is a turbo AWD car with an advanced twin- clutch transmission... its maintenance schedule is a bit more frequent then most other cars but its not too bad.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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Performance and it fun to drive

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Don't Avoid

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Buy One You Will Love It — * Performance - acceleration, braking, handling outstanding for standard * Build Quality - No issues with the quality at all * Appearance - both interior and exterior are well designed * Cost of Ownership - gas mileage unbelievable on fuel * Fun Factor - is a really fun car to drive *

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lakan writes:
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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Good price, Feels more unique compared to other vehicles(not bashing, but it feels nice to drive something different since I see Hondas, Nissans, and Toyotas, very often with people my age), and reacts well to driver's driving style

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Low fuel efficiency compared to other cars in the same class, minor rattles can get annoying, and sometimes manual shifting feels stiff.

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The Car Is A Good Buy For A First Car And Feels Good For Beginning And More Experienced Drivers — This is a second review of my car. I have owned the car since 7/5/08 and have put in some time really getting to know my car. In the first 2 years, for the most part I have only driven the car every weekday from my home to class which is 56.2 miles round trip and some days make the trip twice. Even though I have been putting my vehicle through all of this work, it has held up quite nicely and still feels like the first day I got it. As I've started to make some longer trips(NJ to Massachusetts or NJ to DC), I've felt some problems with some things about the car which I will mention later on in the review. Overall the car is a great car. It's acceleration depends really on the driver and how they shift. When I do get a little aggressive, the car doesn't really get a good amount of power till past 3000 rpm in every gear but I'm still able to get good speed if I shift well. Braking is very good and the brake pads are still holding up for me quite well. The car handles quite nicely. Around tight turns I feel like I have the control of a much smaller/shorter vehicle sometimes and even when turning at higher speeds the car seems to handle fine. The car's build is overall good. There are rattles from the doors either because of the windows or from the plastic covers over the speakers. The window rattles don't do any damage to the vehicle or window itself but once it did come off of the tracks. Warranty covered this for me. After almost 2 and half years, I still love the look of the car. The aggressive shark style front of the car looks nice even for the ES compared to the GTS, Ralliart, or Evo. And it still has a professional look to the car even though it still has an aggressive look to the entire car. The interior looks nice overall. Everything is neatly arranged and has a clean look. My only complaints are that the arm rest is slightly too short and the seats get somewhat uncomfortable like the lack of lumbar support and the edge of the seat starts to dig into the back of your legs after sitting for an extended period. Gas mileage is ok. Again it really depends on the driver. If you drive aggressively, most likely you will see average MPG under 22/30. On my more conservative drives, I have been able to get 26/41. I've never had to replace any parts yet. Driving the car is a good experience. It reacts well to roads, handles nicely, fun for spirited driving and rewarding for conservative driving, and only money I've HAD to put into the car is just for oil changes. The rattles get slightly annoying but doesn't affect my experience a lot.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shishir writes:
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Awesome — worth the price it is the best there ever was and ever will be the misc system is great the 2.0 litre engine gives good performance as well as good fuel economy rims could be better and should have had 1 more subwoofer.

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

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Zack writes:
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fast. rally car. jdm the hell out of it.

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if youre an idiot

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Adhjkl — kinda fast. sits too high, needs to be lowered. gas mileage is good if you dont drive like me. only paid 16k brand new. takes corners like a badass. strut tower bar would help. dont get a 2.0, theyre too doggy and no one likes a 4b11.lol 2.4 or higher. exhaust is a must. enigine runs loud.

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

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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

Chic, Versatile, And Reliable! By JStarks1

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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

Lady Driven By CurveHugger_86

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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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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Sporty Family Car By davidfran69

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 d... Read More

Sweet Car Bro By jnc9190

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