2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Consumer Review: Soured On Mitsubishi By This C

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer - Consumer Review

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GTS Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)

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Soured On Mitsubishi By This Car, Money Pit
By pxabstraction on


2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


Bought this at 2 years old with 30,000Km. Now has 80,000Km, 5 years old and I'm selling it.

Pros: Good mileage, comfortable, everything still works.

Cons: CVT autos are HORRIBLE. Transmission is lazy and car is gutless. Engine is noisy. Chewed through 3 sets of 18" tires. Transmission cooler had to be replaced at 80,000Km, $1,500, should have lasted years more. Rear suspension needed $1,000 of work last year, also should have lasted longer. TMPS system cannot be disabled, does not show which tire is down, cannot remember more than one set of tires, constant paint chips, awful service.

Car is a lemon. Very displeased. Will not buy Mitsubishi again.

Best Features

Stereo is great (I'll miss the factory subwoofer) and the Bluetooth and voice control are very good. Power moon roof is a blast in the Summer Interior design means the car is comfortable for tall people like me, even though it's small. The multi-display unit in the dash is fantastic and if you're a stat nerd like me who's obsessed with your mileage, it gives a ton of great information on that front. Transmission has a fake tiptronic mode that simulates manually shifting through 6 gears and has paddle shifters. It's fun when you're on an isolated, bendy road or want assistance stopping quickly.

Worst Features

-Either improve (i.e. overhaul) the design of the CVT auto or dump it. -Change the AUX in on the stereo from RCA to a 3.5mm headphone jack like every other manufacturer. Seriously, what were they thinking with this?! -Allow TPMS unit to be disabled, user reset or at least allow it to remember more than one set of sensors at a time so winter tire users don't have to spend $100 at a dealer twice a year. At the very least, have it say which bloody tire is down! You've got an LCD screen in the dash! -Have Mitsubishi Canada "customer service" actually pick up the phone when people call and return repeated voice mails. Worst service I've ever had from a car manufacturer.
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