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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer

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  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,675
    yeah, I was at work and took a break to go out and try my phone in my Lancer GTS' Bluetooth. I assumed that my phone was Bluetooth capable. I called Mitsubishi customer service and went on the internet to get the right codes and such. I took my boss' cell phone out to my car to talk to the Mitsu rep. and we went through the steps. Eventually we saw that my phone wasn't Bluetooth capable!

    Oh well. I'll get another phone later sometime that is. What I do now is put my cellphone in that little storage spot on the console, under the climate control knobs, way back under the dash. I'd like to use the Bluetooth and look forward to that feature.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • krynskykrynsky Posts: 8
    Well I had to cross state lines to get it, but got my Blue ES with Sun and Sound plus all the extras. I'm linking a few pictures so folks can take a look
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  • shado4shado4 Posts: 287
    That blue is a beautiful color! It was my first choice, but I ended up with the Graphite Gray Pearl:

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Rear Quarter

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Front Quarter

    Gotta love that jet fighter front end!
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,675
    the Rally Red and ended up with the Rally Red. That makes me a happy camper!

    Congratulations krynsky! Is that Arizona desert or California desert or Nevada desert or Utah desert or Idaho desert or New Mexico desert? Nice blue, it looks great.

    My '08 Lancer GTS is going in for it's 2nd L-O-F tomorrow morning early. I will ask them to look at the front passenger door hinge because it's creaking and appears to be loose. Needs a good old-fashioned dealer service tech. tightening and WD-40'ing, I would think. We took it on a road trip yesterday up to Show Low, AZ. Longer trip than we thought it was gonna be. We got home around 1:30 this morning. Once again, the Lancer GTS took the mountain twisties with fun and glee. We saw some bull elk, deer and a momma mountain goat and baby near the Morenci Phelps-Dodge mine. That is one huge mining operation at Morenci, AZ. Huge open pits all over that go from way up hillsides to way down below.

    The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer drove us in comfort and ease and returned 31.2mpg for the trip. Just what I bought the beautiful sedan for. :P

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • 1racefan1racefan Posts: 932
    Does anyone know how to change the service interval that shows up on the display screen between the speedometer, and the tach? It comes from the factory with a 7500 mile, 5 month service interval pre-programmed. I am going to probably run full synthetic, and have my car serviced in 5,000 mile intervals instead. Anyone know how to change that diplay to reflect 5,000 mile intervals, instead of 7,500?

    Secondly, I took the car in for my dealer to install a custom rear spoiler yesterday. When I picked the car up, and first started it, I pressed that "Info" button on the dash to toggle between the screens (again, referring to the screen between the speeedometer and the tach). Well, when I pressed the button, it got stuck. The service manager looked at it and said he has seen this happen to a couple of Lancers. They pulled it into a service bay, and 20 minutes later, it was all fixed.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    I would think it would just be the opposite...7500 miles with a synthetic oil seems very reasonable and 5000 miles on regular dino juice would also be fine. Or better yet, why not let the oil minder do it's job, as it's based on the particular driving style of the owner. I've got an oil minder on my Civic and I'm also thinking of going to synthetic once my freebie oil changes expire, and am wondering if it can be programmed for 7.5k intervals. Will have to inquire at the dealer this Friday when I go for my 2nd oil change.

    The Sandman :)
  • 1racefan1racefan Posts: 932
    "I would think it would just be the opposite...7500 miles with a synthetic oil seems very reasonable and 5000 miles on regular dino juice would also be fine"

    Maybe, but oil changes are cheap insurance.

    "Or better yet, why not let the oil minder do it's job, as it's based on the particular driving style of the owner"

    It's not an oil minder. It is simply a "clock" so to speak that counts down 5 months, or 7500 mile increments.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I heard that the new Lancer comes with the new "World Engine" which is built by Hyundai, Chrysler, and Mitsu. Is this correct??
  • 1racefan1racefan Posts: 932
    Correct, but there are a few differences. For instance, and I will have to find a source to refer to for this, but I think Mitsubishi uses a different head on the engine for the Lancer than Hyundai uses in the Elantra - which is why the Lancer is rated at a higher horsepower than the Elantra.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,675
    no, I have not had my information center get stuck. I'm glad they fixed yours quickly, 1racefan.

    Question: I have not yet had my information center display an oil change reminder and I'm at 7,600. I just got my 2nd oil change Tuesday the 21st. Perhaps my service interval reminder is not turned on by the dealer or something? It's not a big deal because I keep very close track of service interval information on my own, constantly.

    Anyhow, all's well as my Lancer GTS passed Ideal Mitsubishi's 27-point service inspection with it's 2nd L-O-F and they fixed the loose nut/bolt on the front passenger door hinge.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • aviboy97

    Yes, the engine is the "world engine" developed between Mitsu, Hyundai, and Chrysler. However, as it has been said, each manufacturer adjusts it for their cars. What is similar is primarily the block, which is the foundation of any engine, is the same through out each model developed. Because the block is the same, this ultimately affects your displacement, size of headers, etc. This is where the engines begin to differ form one another. Each automaker then takes the block and puts on different varying headers, engine management systems, ECU, etc. to make the engine brand unique.

    Hope this answers your question.

    Bill
  • mirde98mirde98 Posts: 95
    Is that true that Mitsubishi will change the Lancer name to Galant Fortis? Also here in the USA??? I hope NOT!!! :mad:
  • More than likely not because there is already an established model line with the public under the Galant name. It would cause too much confusion to the public for the automaker to have a Galant line and a completely different car called the Galant Fortis. The only chance of this happening is if the Galant line was dropped. However, the Lancer market is known is the U.S. because of its bigger brother the Evo. You take away the Lancer and it would cause massive confusion for the Evo and under tuner markets. With the slow recovery that Mitsu North America is trying to pull off right now, they can not and will not afford a name change and confusion that would inevitably lead to loss of sales. They simply can not afford to do it.

    Bill
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    Is that true that Mitsubishi will change the Lancer name to Galant Fortis? Also here in the USA??? I hope NOT!!!

    Galant Fortis name is only for the Japan Domestic Market. Read more here: http://paxtech.blogspot.com/2007/08/galant-fortis-production-launch-jp.html
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,675
    confusion going on when that article was just referring to work that Mitsubishi has already planned out and manufactured recently. Just toss it gently out like an old Barbra-Wa-Wa wig. No harm, no foul.

    Gentlemen, I received my '08 Lancer GTS' Auto Butler notification the other day in the mail. It's time to get my Lancer's body polished and a new coat of protectant applied. As a part of our purchase contract we get this included with our deal every 6 months. I don't know if this is an Avondale Mitsubishi family of dealers special feature or what, but it rocks mightily. I am tickled pink with my dealer throwing this pup in with no extra cost. They do make sure you know that you have to have all of the bug guts cleaned off and all other grime cleaned off. They'll do it for you if you make an appointment ahead of time with them. It's $9.95 for that. But they'd do it thoroughly--I'm thinkin' I'll probably go that route. Even if I did it myself by the time I got to the dealer there'd be a butt-load of fresh bugs caked on to the front. There...that does it. I'll make the appointment soon. I need to do it within 30 days of September 2007...talk about a tad bit of lee-way there for scheduling!

    She's running like a champ at 7,657 miles. I grow fonder and fonder of this 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS in Rally Red with automatic CVT transmission every day. :blush:

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • 1racefan1racefan Posts: 932
    Hope that works out for you.

    I am a car detail freak, so the thought of anyone washing / polishing my ride makes my stomach cringe. The washing part is a no win deal. They either drive the car through an automatic car wash, which isn't good, or they do a "hand washing". I have seen too many dealers use dirty wash water when hand washing cars, and then use the same towel for the wheels, tires, and painted surfaces, which causes fine scratches and swirling. In order to minimize swirling and scratches, a different was pail and wash mit should be used for the wheels and tires, than for the painted surfaces. Otherwise the tire grime, and abraisive brake dust is dragged across your paint. Not to mention that I have also seen guys try to work quickly with buffers, and cause holograms and other imperfections in the paint.

    Sure, it may take 6 hours to do a thorough detailing of a car - from wash to sealant/wax, but no one is going to care for your car the way you would. When we bought our '08 Lancer, we instructed them to let us take it home dirty, with no detail, simply for this reason.

    P.S. - If you are still going to let the dealer do this, I would want to know specifically how their process is done.
  • hi i just got a 2008 lancer and i was wondering how much do you guys think it would cost to install som lambo doors on the front doors (if its possible) and what do you guys think of this idea? i saw it on a different car and it looked cool, also i think it would be a very unique thing to have since i havnt seen anyone do this to their lancer yet
  • stevecebustevecebu Posts: 493
    hi i just got a 2008 lancer and i was wondering how much do you guys think it would cost to install some lambo doors on the front doors (if its possible) and what do you guys think of this idea? i saw it on a different car and it looked cool, also i think it would be a very unique thing to have since i haven't seen anyone do this to their lancer yet

    You do mean scissor doors. I have seen them in pics on a Mini Cooper and ask any lambo owner what a PITA those doors are. Also it might affect your structural rigidity some. Plus if you live anywhere that gets snow, well you might not be able to open or close the doors at all!
    There are places that do this just Google for them like Scissor doors or add some syntax like car Mods scissor doors and you'll find them.
    I'd never do that myself to any car. Of course I live where there is a lot of snow. Good luck in an accident because no way are you going to open the door to get out if the door gets hit.
  • Harsh but true...

    I just think Lambo door conversion kits are big pain for little to nothing gained. I'd rather put the money into performance mods to get more out of the car.

    Bill
  • stevecebustevecebu Posts: 493
    Harsh but true...
    I just think Lambo door conversion kits are big pain for little to nothing gained. I'd rather put the money into performance mods to get more out of the car.


    I don't know about harsh, realistic is how I look at it. Those doors weigh a lot too and need special pistons to help you open and close the door, so less performance.
    For the money I'd rather buy Carbon Fiber doors and hood and reduce weight. Some guys actually paint Carbon Fiber components and you can't believe how much paint adds to the weight!
    If the car is a show car and you do a lot of shows and rarely drive it then ok I suppose in that sense it's ok. But to add a cool factor to your daily driver just to get Pogi points it's not worth it, at least not for me. :shades:
    still if he does it I hope he posts some pics. :)
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