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.

800,000 cars recalled in two days

800,000 cars recalled in two days

30 Jun 2016 · by Joshua Dowling

Cars are either being built worse -- or companies are getting better at detecting faults.Almost every Mitsubishi model sold in Australia over the past 10 years -- close to 500,000 cars -- and 324,000 ...

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Reliability of Viva timing belts or chains?

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Jun 2016

Regardless of the engine work, the Viva is not a good car. For similar money, in a small wagon, I'd go every time for a Mitsubishi Lancer.

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Best options for used first car?

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Jun 2016

The cars you have been looking at are all good, sound and safe ones that have no serious issues to be concerned about and would give you reliable service for many years to come. Note that all of them are from Asia; I would suggest that you rule out anything from Europe. Another to consider would be the Mitsubishi Lancer.

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Transmission problems in later model Cruze?

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Jun 2016

We aren't getting reports of problems with the latest model, the reports we have had relate to 2010 models or so. That said, I would be wary of buying the Cruze, the best thing about them is the cabin size. I would go for the Lancer first and Pulsar second, the Cruze a long last.

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What's a safe, small car under $15,000?

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Mar 2016

I wouldn’t recommend the Focus or the Golf, European is not the way to go. The best choices are the Mazda3, Mitsubishi Lancer and the Hyundai i30.

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Best small hatch for $12k

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Feb 2016

Typically you're looking at a car around 2010 vintage for that money, so it's got a few years on it and will have done a few kays. With that in mind it's best to go for a car that's going to give you a good run for your money over a few years. Steer clear of European brands, that includes Ford as its small cars come out of Europe, and go for a solid brand with a good reputation for reliability. In my view that means a Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Mitsubishi Lancer, Kia Rio, Hyundai i30.

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Mitsubishi Lancer adds to Takata airbag recall

Mitsubishi Lancer adds to Takata airbag recall

1 Oct 2015 · by Fabian Cotter

Lancer and Evolution models are now being recalled as a precautionary measure by Mitsubishi because of Takata airbag shrapnel risk.

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Mitsubishi Lancer 2004: Timing belt replacement?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Sep 2015

It would be wise. Belts are usually changed either by reaching a specified mileage, or at a specified time limit. Your car hasn't yet reached the mileage, but it has passed the time limit. It's not worth taking a risk on the belt and potentially suffering major engine damage.

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Mitsubishi Lancer 2008: Cam belt or chain?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Sep 2015

No, it has a chain instead of a belt and there's no need to change it as there is with a belt.

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Alternatives to Subaru STI?

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Jun 2015

The STI is still out on its own, with the Lancer EVO now really showing its age despite its speed. I just put my brother-in-law Peter into an STI, also moving up from a WRX, and he couldn't be happier.

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