Mitsubishi Lancer Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mitsubishi Lancer reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Mitsubishi Lancer 2013: Does it have a timing chain?
It has a timing chain, so there's no need to change it.
Reliable secondhand small autos?
Unless you are buying a manual I would rule the Cruze out, the automatic is trouble in that model and not worth the risk. If you do but a Cruze I would choose the 1.8-litre engine. Others to think of are the Hyundai i30, Mazda 3, or Mitsubishi Lancer.
Best reliable used hatchback on a budget?
The Hyundai i20 and i30 are both fine car, so too is the Lancer, of the three the i30 is the better. You should be able to find a 2010 model with your budget. You won't have any problems with getting parts if you need them, and they are quite reliable, so you shouldn't have any trouble with them in short to medium-term.
Mitsubishi Lancer 2008: Faulty ABS
They have failed to deliver what they promised and I would suggest he should claim his money back. You could take it to another mechanic and have them assess the problem for you, or you could go the Queensland consumer affairs department and ask for their help.
Mitsubishi Lancer 2013: Known problems with the CVT?
Mitsubishi has recalled a number of 2015 and 2016 models in North America for a hesitation problem with the CVT. The problem is a slow response when accelerating. But overall the CVT seems to be quite reliable in the Lancer.
Best first car options?
Do not buy a Cruze, or buy a European brand. They will prove costly. It's best to go for the cars that are well proven over many years. The Lancer is a good one, but so too is the Toyota Yaris or Corolla, Suzuki Swift, Mazda2 or 3, or Mitsubishi Colt.
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A good replacement for my Magna around $10k?
I agree with your view of going Japanese for reliability. The Lancer would be one I would recommend, along with the Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla. They're comfortable, fuel-efficient, safe, and have decent performance.
Mitsubishi Lancer 2009: Multiple safety recalls but I was told I'd have to wait, is this normal?
I agree, they've issued the recalls and as far as I can see it is Mitsubishi's responsibility to see they are actioned. Their attitude would suggest they aren't terribly interested in safety. Go back to Mitsubishi and suggest to them they need to take more interest in what is a safety issue serious enough for them to issue a recall. If that gets you nowhere write to the company's headquarters in Adelaide and address the letter to the CEO, Mutsuhiro Oshikiri.