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2009 Mitsubishi Lancer

hunter312hunter312 Posts: 22
edited July 2014 in Mitsubishi

This is the first piece of news i've heard on the 2009 Lancer. It's apparently getting a 2.4L Mivec now and will produce more horsepower.

If anybody has more information on anything new appearing on the 2009 Lancer, or when it'll arrive, please post here.

Thanks guys!


  • i just found some info that may or may not be true.

    Supposedly the 2009 will have options that include Xenon headlights and traction control. I hope the body is unchanged and that I can get the GTS with the Sound & Sun, Nav, and Xenon headlights for $22,000 (wishful thinking)
  • The 2009 GTS will have the 2.4 motor; rumors are that it will be rated at 158hp (California emissions) and 162 lb-ft of torque. That is a 15 hp bump from the 2.0 (California emissions). I would be very surprised if there was not a price increase for the added motor displacement. There is supposed to be an ES Sport trim level which gives a lot of the 2008 GTS features on the 2009 ES.
  • Nice. Maybe I will be looking into the ES Sport then. I wonder if they will offer the HIDs, Nav, and Sound and Sun on it.....that'd be perfect for me....Although I'm loving the Ralliart, but am guessing that will run at LEAST $30k

    Does anyone know if leasing Lancers is possible? on the website it seems they only have a finance payment estimator
  • hmm I just read this release and it says the 2009 lancer will still have the 152 HP engine?

    Maybe they will make the 168hp engine an option?
  • Not only that but by what I am reading on that news release, only the GTS will get the CVT option starting with the 09 model...that's going to be interesting...

  • oh yeah wow.....umm that could be a mistake....the GTS' might be impossible to find haha

    I want a Ralliart, but I think I wont be able to afford I will get a mostly loaded GTS hopefully for around $25k after tax and licensing
  • I read somewhere that the GTS should be getting the 2.4 168HP engine and the others will have the 152 hp engine
  • That is correct.

    prices were announced friday by Mitsu and it seems that the sun and sound went up 250 bucks while the nav pack went down 200 and the FASTkey moved from Nav & Tech to Sun & Sound. As far as the trim levels of the car are concerned:

    Lancer DE Manual - $13,990.00
    Lancer DE CVT - $14,890.00
    Lancer ES Manual - $16,090.00
    Lancer ES CVT - $16,990.00
    Lancer ES-Sport Manual - $16,090.00
    Lancer ES-Sport CVT - $16,990.00
    Lancer GTS 2.4L Manual - $17,990.00
    Lancer GTS 2.4L Sportronic CVT - $18,990.00

    I've no idea what the ES Sport trim is or why it's the same price as the ES in the first place, so if anyone does know, please share?

    anyway, still waiting on the local mitsuplace to get me my blue GTS w/ S&S and Nav... it'll be an 09 since they haven't found me an '08. Score for me, I don't mind the rather small price increase for more hp and more torque.

    anyone have any info on when they'll be hitting the showrooms?
  • Only thing I can think of with the "ES Sport CVT" trim would be if they allowed the ES CVT to have paddle shifters and/or manual mode instead of just the pure CVT.

  • I thought that too, but a few problems with that.

    it would say that on the press release since it clearly says that for the GTS CVT model

    the price is exactly the same for the regular ES as the ES Sport

    the ES Sport Manual still exists as an alternative to the ES Manual.

    It may just require the bodykits and foglights and stuff to be added at an additional cost, but that'd be asinine to have that as a separate model than the ES just to add that as an option... Really I wish they'd explain that whole setup better lol
  • lancerfanlancerfan Posts: 17
    the 09 should have the sun and sound package without leather as an option. I would rather not have leather and save the money.Does anyone know if you can get that package like the 08 lancer's, without the leather?
  • Hi everyone. Is $19,000 OTD for a base 2009 Lancer GTS (cvt) good? Or can I get a better deal than this? What would be the ideal OTD price for this?
  • aladdinsanealaddinsane Posts: 182
    Will ESC be available as an option with the '09 Lancer, at least with the GTS model? Anyone know?

    Please inform...

    Peace!<-AladdinSane<- :shades: -
  • psychogunpsychogun Posts: 129
    per Mitsubishi's release dated 2/15/08.

    I believe Mitsubishi will add it to the 2010 models as standard, given that NHTSA rules will require 75% of a manufacturers light vehicles to be equipped with the technology starting September of 2009 (and 100% 2 years later).

    Also, I test-drove a 2009 GTS over the weekend. Disappointingly, the dealer did not have a manual on hand (neither did two other dealers I visited that day). Thus, I drove the CVT equipped version.
    I left it in auto just to get a feel for this type of tranny. Initial pick-up felt a touch sluggish, it was more immediate than our automatic '06 Civic, but acceleration didn't seem to build as quickly . This could be due to the fact that the engine 'hangs' at full throttle as acceleration builds (i.e. instead of acceleration building with the revs). Meaning based on the engine feedback you'd expect to be going quicker than you are. I hope this long-winded and wordy explanation makes sense. :blush:

    I then moved the stick to the manual position and started using the paddle-shifters. Initial pick-up felt better and the the traditional acceleration with rising revs communicated faster acceleration. Whether I actually accelerated quicker... Can't really say for certain since there was no one around with an accurate timing system. I felt quicker... ;)

    It most certainly is quicker than our Civic. That was no surprise considering the extra displacement, ponies and torque (despite the Lancer's extra weight).

    I was pleasantly surprised at how quick the shifts were using the paddle-shifters. I've driven cars with manumatics before and expected shifts to be slow and lagging. It certainly wasn't as quick as a DSG, but much quicker than the aforementioned.

    The test-drive was too short to really get a feel for the car, but steering feedback was good (less vibration than in the Civic), turn in was quick (not quite as quick as the Civic), and grip was good (equal to the Civic). The ride felt very similar to our Civic, smooth over even pavement, firm, but not harsh.

    The only place where the interior of the Civic really beats out the Lancer is with the padded soft-touch material Honda used on the top of the doors and dash. Other than that, the plastics in the Civic are pretty much the same quality as those in the Lancer.

    The HVAC on the Civic has a cleaner appearance vs. the Lancer's somewhat of an afterthought design. Feel of the HVAC controls was also better in the Civic, with its smooth rotating dials vs. the Lancer's more mechanical feel. All other design elements and controls were of equal quality, IMHO.

    The Lancer does have more room in the backseat. The seats appeared to be equally comfortable, though again the time I spent in the Lancer was too short to make a definitive determination. I also liked the struts for the boot-lid, err... trunk-lid. Hmm...

    It's been a long day and I can't remember some of the things I wanted to mention...

    I open the floor to any questions.
  • Hello everyone! I just wanted to share with you an ordeal that I learned while working with my very reasonable Mitsubishi dealership. I currently own a new 2009 Lancer GTS (about 150 miles) and it seems as though both the 08 & 09s are experiencing a pulling to the left while driving. The vehicle will pull to the left and many dealers tell the customer that it's either air pressure or wheel alignment issues and 95% of the time it IS NOT!!! Even after numerous alignments some people shave gone through, it has been accepted by Mitsubishi and Dunlop that there was a rounding/balancing issue when the Dunlop tires were manufactured. I am just stating this because Misubishi did not make the tires for anyone who wants to yell at Mitsubishi. :) I am scheduled to have the car brought to the dealership to have new Goodyear tires put on and then they will double-check the alignment as well. I will keep you posted once the new tires are put on the car. Hopefully this pulling to the left will no longer be a problem!

    Please let me know if anyone else is having this pulling issue with their Dunlop tires... -John-
  • Updated tire issue...

    Dunlop has an on-hand bulletin sent-in by Mitsubishi stating "There was a chassis modification done after the order of the Dunlop tires that go out on the factory 2009 Lancer GTS. Dunlop/Goodyear tires made in the United States will need to be put on the car to correct this pull. The Dunlop "Japan" versions will need to come off entirely. These tires are made by a Japanese company that works with Dunlop.


    Tires have NOT been replaced yet on my Lancer. Still waiting for district manager to authorize the change.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    thank you for posting this. I own a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS, Rally Red and CVT transmission, Sun and Sound package. I love my Lancer GTS and I have heard of this pulling to the left problem on the '08 Lancer's. Mine has pulled some to the left, but, then sometimes the car will re-align itself and drive to the right for a bit and then straight ahead-no pulling whatsoever.

    Well, on my last visit to the Mitsubishi dealer to get a lube-oil-filter and air filter and tire rotation, I call in to see how my work order is coming along.

    "You need a 4-wheel alignment. The mechanic says the inside of your tires will stop getting torn up after we fix that."

    Oh, so I authorize the 4-wheel alignment to be added to the work order. Well, no horror stories with this one. It took a while to get my car back, but, I got it back at their closing time of 6:00PM. They were figuring up my bill and the coupons from the service plan I bought at purchase time. Off my wife and I drive in to the beautiful Arizona sunset. The car tracks spot on now, no pulling.

    The thing is, it never pulled badly enough for me to seek retribution from the dealer. But it would now and then. Anyway, now it drives and tracks center-fine.

    Your post though has me wondering if they would be obligated to slap new Goodyear or Dunlop tires on, ones manufactured in the U.S. I bought my Lancer GTS on March 21, 2007. So my Dunlop's must certainly be the "Japanese-made" Dunlop's. I may be asking some questions about this to my dealer.

    I want my Lancer GTS that only has 19,885 miles on it to track and drive straight and right. It is right now, but, I've read that lots of Lancer owners are having trouble. Certainly Mitsubishi has found an answer to this by now. Seems it's "out-of-round" Japanese-built Dunlop performance tires. I am not dumb enough to yell at Mitsubishi about this. It is truly not their fault. However, they are warranteeing the car I bought from them, the autobuilder. Therefore, if it's a tire manufacturing defect, they (or their tire provider by contract, Dunlop, even a somewhat counterfeit Dunlop located in Japan) will need to fix the problem at no expense to me, right? That is how the Warranty deal works.

    But, please fill me in some more as new information occurs, OK? I am going to drive and keenly observe my car's performance from the tires and steering. If it pulls again, I'm printing out your posts and my posts and taking them in to my dealer's service department. This is a significant discovery that all '08 and '09 Mitsubishi Lancer owners will want to perk their ears up to. That makes sense, the tires may all be built "out-of-round" so that no amount of balancing, rotating or aligning will be able to fix the problem. Funny thing is, I have read months ago of people getting brand new tires(Goodyears and Dunlops)slapped on from their dealer's. And most all of them noted significant improvement in their "pulling left" issue.

    I would urge everyone who has been experiencing this problem to print these posts out and take them to your dealers for them to fix it by getting you new Goodyear or Dunlop performance tires.

    Meanwhile, I am going to drive and enjoy my '08 Lancer GTS and pay close attention to any indication at all of "pulling" to the left. If I notice any at all I'm calling my dealer. I'll bet Mitsubishi has to issue a recall for new American-built Dunlops or Goodyear tires. I think this will solve the problem. Your car will not or should not track right if it's tires are out-of-round in their build.

    I love my Lancer GTS so much and this is really great news to hear. I now feel that the new American Dunlop or Goodyear tire set is the answer to this frustrating problem. But it must be noted that I don't hold this against Mitsubishi by any stretch of anyone's imagination. I have confidnece that we will get a true and honest fix to this problem now, at no cost to us. Except perhaps an extra trip to your dealer. And that is well worth it, in my view. What a great discovery! ;)

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • Yes - the information is a great backup for any of us who own a GTS (whether 08 or 09). I have an appointment tomorrow (Thursday) to get the wheel alignment print-out so the dealership can fax it to the district manager to authorize new tires. The time lost is the only downside to this problem and I hope I will not run into any excuses if you know what I mean from the district manager.

    Left the dealership this afternoon and they found that the tires are the cause of this pulling to the left. The alignment checked-out fine and they will be ordering new tires for me ASAP. WIll keep you all posted...

  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    have you heard anything new about your new Dunlop tire order?

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • cargirl24cargirl24 Posts: 2
    hi just wanted to pass on some info from a different site. It has been found that the lancer does have a problem with 'pulling to the left' and it cannot be fixed with just a front end alignment. the other site stated that lancers come preset with a postive camber on the left wheel and a neg. camber on the right wheel which the car pulls to the positive camber (left) but the lancer does not have adjustable camber from stock you have to have camber bolts installed then correct the camber. hope this helps guys
  • cargirl24cargirl24 Posts: 2
    i just purchaased a 2009 lancer ES with sport package. it has the 2.0L mivec cvt. the Lancer GTS only has the 2.4L (DE and ES comes only with 2.0L) I love my 09 lancer and yes you can get it with nav,sun and sport, only thing you cant get as a option on the DE and ES is the 2.4L. :shades:
  • gussguss Posts: 1,181
    Can anyone tell me where the Lancer is made and if by UAW or CAW ?



  • CarGril24-

    This is very good information you have found here...I am pleased to say that the 4 new tires put on my 09 has stopped the pulling to the left. A mechanic did tell me about the camber information but not nearly as detailed as the stuff you found.

    Great work!
  • elgatolocoelgatoloco Posts: 92
    The Lancer models are currently made only in Japan.

    There are no Mitsubishi vehicles manufactured in Canada at this time.

    Mitsubishi models currently manufactured by UAW members consist of the Galant, Galant Sport and Galant Ralliart, the Endeavor suv, the Eclipse GS and GT and the Spyder GS and GT.

    They are made by UAW local 2488 at Normal Illinois.
  • gussguss Posts: 1,181
    Thanks, I was hoping that the UAW website was not up to date reguarding the Lancer. My company requires that all company cars be union made . I really like the Lancer but will have to cross it off my short list.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    out there who will cross a car off of their potential purchase list because its not made by union hands? Is this really a true type of thing?

    My '08 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS in Rally Red and automatic CVT transmission and Sun and Sound package is running strong at 21,812 miles. And I recently had a 4-wheel alignment done, as well as a wheel balance job and a tire rotation. The mechanics said that the inside of my tires "were being beaten up" and I needed a 4-wheel alignment. I got it done, the car is tracking straight and hopefully the tires will not get beaten up any more. I can't see any early wear spots on my 18" Dunlops, but apparently the mechanics did. I gained some peace of mind getting this work done, ala useful maintenance.

    Anyway, no harm no foul. My OEM Dunlop's are treating my Lancer GTS right and I will buy Goodyear or Dunlop performance tires when I need new tires again. That will be another year or so, or at about the 40,000 mile-mark, I predict. I love my Lancer GTS and have the utmost respect for Mitsubishi as carbuilders. I am keenly interested in their new i-MIEV all-electric vehicle. Love it's design and want to learn more about it.

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    Thanks, I was hoping that the UAW website was not up to date reguarding the Lancer. My company requires that all company cars be union made . I really like the Lancer but will have to cross it off my short list.

    What company do you work for?
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