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MITSUBISHI LANCER Estate 2005‑2008
6 owner reviews for MITSUBISHI LANCER Estate 2005‑2008
Honest Straightforward Car
MITSUBISHI LANCER 2.0 Sport 5dr (Review date: 24th September '11)
Well I am the proud owner of a 2.0 litre Lancer Estate. I downsized when I bought this car P/Exchanging a Volvo V70 petrol. It took me just a few days to get used to this and I am Impressed. Ok lets be honest it hasnt got all the whistles and bell that the volvo had bbut it has all I really need, some say less to go wrong. If this car is as good as my previous Mitsy then that will not be a problem. I have found it to be a well handling vehicle both loaded and unloaded, with the low profile tyres giving outstanding grip and poise on the road. The load area of course is smaller than me previous car but still big enough to take a substansial load and whats more it has the grunt to pull when fully loaded. The only issue I have is with the garage that supplied the car as they gave me a broken key. So my tip is make sure the key works properly they cost circa £200.00 as they house the electronics for the immobiliser system. Overall though am I happy with my choice. You betcha I am.
The best car I have ever owned
MITSUBISHI LANCER 1.6 Equippe 5dr (Review date: 14th May '11)
I have the 1.6 equippe estate model. It is the most practical, reliable and comfortable car I have ever owned. Having previously owned a fiat, renault and peugeot this is the best car in every way by far.
The driving posiion is fantastic, I am only 5 ft and have absolutely no problems whatsoever, it is easy to reverse with good visability.
The pros on this car are far too many to list, the only con is that I wish I had a diesel verson, but at the time could only afford this one (having the choice of this or an 8 year old diesel golf) this won hands down.
I am saving up for the new diesel model, but I am certainly in no hurry to part wih this one. I still really look forward to driving this car every time I get in it.
We bought this car for around £4000 at 3 years old. In my opinion you certainly would not buy an excellent all rounf car for the money
The most reliable car you can wish for
MITSUBISHI LANCER 2.0 Sport 5dr (Review date: 16th January '11)
Initialy I was not over impressed, but now I am very glad I have bought this car - for £11k brand new estate and since March 05 till now - 72k miles not a single problem. It is not a fantastic car, but I have driven it to and from Italy 3 times and I can't fault it. It does the job and compare to my friends who bought Ford Focus two years later and having had all sorts of electrical problems I will definitely stick with Japanese makes!
MITSUBISHI LANCER 1.6 Equippe 5dr (Review date: 16th January '11)
Nice Car, Quiet responsive engine maybe slightly under powered but pulls ok, loads of extras as standard. Model not that popular so can pick up a bargain. Compare prices with a focus estate.
Estate version is low so looks sleek but the lack of height can make it a little difficult when loading larger items.
I use it for work and pleasure very light responsive steering makes it comfortable to drive and easy to park.
but don't gorget its a Lancer not an EVO.
A Car full of Paradoxes
MITSUBISHI LANCER 2.0 Sport 5dr (Review date: 6th December '10)
After a series of beautiful but hopelessly unreliable European cars (yes, I'm talking about you Saab, Fiat and Peugeot) it dawned on me that I had owned three Mazda's and never had a problem with any. With my meagre budget not stretching to a Mazda, Honda or Toyota with sensible mileage I searched for an alternative Japanese car and stumbled upon the Mitsubishi Lancer - a car that previously I didn't realise existed.
I have the Sport estate and it's a car full of paradoxes.
It is one of the cheapest yet most enjoyable cars I have ever owned. The figures show that it is not hugely fast but it is great fun to drive and feels quicker than it is. The dashboard is made of cheap hard plastic but the whole thing feels rugged and well made, like it will last forever, no matter how badly it's treated. It's relatively small but is comfortable and there is loads of space in the back for the kids. It doesn't have much equipment but includes everything you'll need and nothing that you won't.
On the other hand despite being small it is not especially economical and car tax is high. It's an estate but the boot is smaller than most saloons. The proportions are strange and although I think it looks quite striking and attractive, you would never mistake it for anything else. It comes from a high-tech manufacturer but feels quite crude and basic.
Given my time again I would put up with a few less toys and buy the 1.6 rather than the 2.0. The package I have with cheaper road tax and fuel consumption of 40mpg+ rather than 30mpg+ would remove the main drawback of this car.
The Misubishi Lancer is essentially a proper, old school, Japanese car - not softened to European tastes - and as a result it possesses a certain integrity that few modern cars have.