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Mitsubishi Lancer 2007 and earlier



  • hi everyone. i own a lancer 03 rally edtion. the previous owner changed the rear brakes from drum and shoe to disc when i bought the car. now the rear brakes are not functioning properly. it locks sometimes and it's leaksing brake fluid. i took it to the dealership, they recommned me to change the rear brake back to drum and shoe which cost about $1500. i am looking for expert suggestion on what to do with it. is the brake fixable instead of change to drum and shoe? any help is greatly appreciated.
  • hEY!!!
    I have an 02 Lancer. The headlights are acting up. The drivers side only works with the highbeams on... but then the passenger only works with the reg. lights on?!?!?! Any one know what the deal is or happen to have a lancer .... mine doesn't have a manual and I don't know which fuses to check or anything. I'm hopeless!!!! :) please help
  • mirde98mirde98 Posts: 95
    Hello everyone! Finally after 9 years with my ol' trusty and reliable Mirage, i traded it in and i got a new 06 Lancer SE. White Igloo/black Alcantara seats. I got an awesome deal from the guys at Sport Mitsubishi in Orlando FL. With rebates and my loyalty rebate i got the car for $13k. Im so pleased by the dealer service and the overall experience was on the low pressure side. I got free oil changes for life courtesy from the dealer. I love my new car, it has all the options, pwr everything, sunroof, leather/alcantara seats, 15in alloys. The warranty is unbeatable. Im 100% satisfied with my 2nd Mitsubishi vehicle and i plan to keep this Lancer for 10yrs more. Im sure it will be as reliable as my Mirage. :)
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 581
    I got free oil changes for life courtesy from the dealer.

    How do you get that? Is that suppose to be a Mitsubishi thing or from the dealer only? My dealer didn't even fill my tank full when I got my 07 Outlander.
  • mirde98mirde98 Posts: 95
    Well i couldn't believe it either...i asked him 3 times...Are u sure its for life? He said yes. So i said OK...And the salesman delivered my car fully detailed and with a full tank of gas. I believe its a dealer thing since he told me i have to bring it to the dealer exclusively. The service was excellent. But NOT all the dealers are like that...i spent 2 months going dealer from dealer until i found what i wanted. :)
  • mirde98mirde98 Posts: 95
    Hey everyone, could anyone tell me what can i use to clean my 06 Lancer's SE Alcantara seats. All i find is to clean leather, vinyl or cloth. I do know Alcantara is kinda delicate....PLEASE HELP!! :confuse:
  • galaxymangalaxyman Posts: 1
    Howdy. I just purchased an '02 OZ rally edition lancer, and wanna swap the motor with an EVO engine. Is it possible to do this with the mounts i have (stock)?? by the way madhuaryal i've got the same prob, nothing seems to be wrong what was the problem for you?
  • zeroicezeroice Posts: 9
    I'm looking for something new and found an 03 Lancer OZ with 101,600 miles on it. It looks great, but how do they hold up with that kind of mileage?. If it was a Honda or Toyata I wouldn't be worried at all, but I've never dealt with Mitsu before. It's a 1 owner with a CARFAX Buyback Guarantee for $6900. Sound like a good deal?
  • mirde98mirde98 Posts: 95
    Lancer's are extremely reliable. Those are high miles for a 03 but still has plenty of life ahead. If maintenance was done correctly, no leaks, weird sounds, i dont see any problem. And 1 owner is even better. Check for accident damage and the usual stuff. U know....the usual check ups with any kind of used car. Good luck! :)
  • Hi! I am wondering if you like your 2005 Lancer and if you have had any problems with it!
    Any information helps!
  • aa0526aa0526 Posts: 27
    The only problems I have are maintenance related:

    1. Timing belt, water pump, spark plugs replaced at 103K (part of 90K interval maintenance).
    2. Right brake light replaced.
    3. Rotors need to be replaced soon.

    These are all typical for a 100K+ car. Bought mine 1/2003.
    Other than that, I am getting good mileage.

    Highway- 33-35mpg
    City - 27-29 mpg
  • mirde98mirde98 Posts: 95
    I bought my new 2006 Lancer SE on May 07, few units unsold, i got heavy discounts. Car runs flawlessly. Very comfy. City im getting between 23 to 24mpg. HWY 34. Mileage now 6,105. Im extremely satisfied with my purchase and im proud to drive a car thats not another Civic/Corolla. :shades:
  • I have 12,300 miles on my 2006 Lancer SE, and I get very poor gas mileage. I get bad gas mileage on the Highway as well as in town driving. The car still has loud road noise when driving on highway. I don't know if it's the tires or a leaky seal around a window.
  • nickievnickiev Posts: 1
    i am having the same problem with my 02 Lancer. did you ever figure out what was wrong? my drivers side headlights are working great, but my passenger light is extremely dim (and i just replaced it) with my regular lights on and works fine when i turn on my brights. i was just wondering if you found a solution. thanks.
  • menifeemenifee Posts: 1
    I have a 02 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally with 92000 miles. ive had it for a couple months and im not sure if there is a problem with the alignment or what. when i make tight turns my car makes a weird noise and it seems like is comes from the back of the car. ANY suggestions on what it might be
  • usually its the rear control arm bushings they have a big problem with them
  • stevecebustevecebu Posts: 493
    Does anyone know if any of the dealerships have any EVO IX's left in stock or is it now just a used market?
    Subaru still has STi's and looks like a summer release on both the STi and EVO X, So I want a car before then.
    Any ideas?
  • Contact your local Mitsu dealer and request they check to see if there are any Evo IXs still available. That way, the dealer does all the hunting work for you.

  • stevecebustevecebu Posts: 493
    Contact your local Mitsu dealer and request they check to see if there are any Evo IXs still available. That way, the dealer does all the hunting work for you.

    The problem is I'm still overseas and I'm just wondering if anyone has seen any that are new still on dealers lots?

    I haven't been to a Mitsu dealer in a very long time and in my area everyone seems to favor the Subaru's for RallyX as well as AutoX. Supposedly the Subaru's are more tunable. Also the US didn't get the AYC that the rest of the world got. We have to wait for the EVO X.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,663
    when my wife and I were in the Avondale Mitsubishi(west Phoenix)showroom on March 21,2007 negotiating for our 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS I saw a 2006 Mitsubishi EVO IX for sale new. The price was cut down to $34,995 and I believe it was a 5-speed model. It was silver and it looked nice. I don't know if Mitsu is making 2007 EVO IX's while they bounce to production of the EVO X.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

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