2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 05:39
In the breakdown statistics, the Mitsubishi Lancer never attracted attention. However, problems can arise especially with models built up to 1999.
The Mitsubishi Lancer is something of the great unknown among compact cars. This model series has been rolling off the assembly line as a notchback model or as a station wagon - technically based entirely on the Colt - for decades. The level of awareness is limited. The Lancer is comparatively inconspicuous in the breakdown statistics of the ADAC in Munich, but these cars are not entirely free of defects either.
The ADAC cites difficulties with empty batteries as a known problem across all years of construction. In addition, there are partial failures of the rear lighting. The engines had defects on the crankshaft pulley up to the year of construction 1999, and up to the year of construction 1998 burned cylinder head gaskets were also registered. Malfunctions in the ignition system occurred mainly up to 2000 - these were damp distributor caps and spark plugs.
The Lancer has a long and eventful model history behind it. The seventh generation was brought onto the market in the mid-1990s. The series was discontinued in 2001. A decision that did not last: In 2003 the Lancer returned to the price lists as a sedan and station wagon. In 2005 the series received a facelift. The Lancer is consistently considered to be a cheap car with good equipment.
Diverse range of engines
The range of engines is as diverse as the Lancer models from the various years of construction that can be found on the used market. Vehicles from the mid-1990s are available with petrol engines from 55 kW / 75 hp, but young vehicles can also be found with 99 kW / 135 strong petrol engines. On the diesel side, the Schwacke list names a two-liter engine with 50 kW / 68 hp from 1995 and 1996.
Older Lancers are traded at prices that fit the budget of novice drivers: according to the Schwacke list, there is a Lancer 1300 GLi from 1995 for around 1700 euros. A Lancer 1.3 from 2003 costs around 7300 euros, a Lancer Kombi 2.0 Sport from 2005 should be available for around 12,000 euros. (dpa / tmn)
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