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4.25 out of 5 stars

Check insurance price before you buy

Tony, 07/29/2010
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
35 of 40 people found this review helpful

We bought this car for my 16 year old son thinking it would be a nice car for him to drive back and forth to school. The car looks and drives wonderful, plenty of power and great gas mileage. Our shock was when we went to get it covered with our local insurance agent. The price was outrageous! I now see on the internet, it is right at the top of the list for most expensive cars to insure. Don't make the same mistake we did; Check with your insurance agent first!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best car I have ever owned

jgskains, 08/29/2011
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
14 of 16 people found this review helpful

Although the it didn't have the horsepower I was looking for, it more than made up for it in every other aspect. It was more comfortable than other cars in its class. It was quick, fun, and handled like a dream. It never gave me any trouble and aside from the color I got stuck with I had no regrets. I don't recommend the automatic transmission I read lots of complaints about a lack of power. But my 5 speed had plenty of power. In the end it proved itself to be extremely safe. After hitting a retaining wall and rolling mine 3 times I walked away with out injury. I love this car and I will miss this car. Eventually I will come back to this car.

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4.75 out of 5 stars

Fun for Teen

Hadeswolf, 09/10/2008
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Had the GTS CVT for over half a year now, and I have to say, this car is extremely fun to drive. I paid a tad too much for this car, but it was worth every single penny. This car is great, looks aggressive, perfect for those teenage drivers like myself. Although I have to say I'm a little disappointed in the engine power, it's a blast to drive. The 152 hp engine could be a little better, certainly the 09 GTS with the 2.4 L 168 hp engine will be much faster. The fuel economy is rather good on this car. I get about on average 21 to 22 MPG. But for me this is hard to obtain because as a teenage driver, accelerating slowly doesn't give me a rush of adrenaline.

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3.13 out of 5 stars

Just to let you know about some issues...

fdlbym, 09/16/2011
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
14 of 20 people found this review helpful

In a nut shell, if you're not impressed with the exterior design, just don't spent time looking at this one. Mileage is okay but not the best (low thirties on highway). Handling is good for its class but you can find other cars handles as good if not better (Mazda3). Leg room in second row is one of the best but is it that important? When it comes to shortfalls the list is longer; Engine noise is something to pay attention. Interior plastics are not better than what you would find on vacuum cleaner (similar to previous generation US cars). Together with weak engine, CVT makes you feel dead.

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2.63 out of 5 stars

Soured On Mitsubishi By This Car, Money Pit

pxabstraction, 09/30/2013
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
12 of 17 people found this review helpful

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.

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