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Mitsubishi Lancer Overview
The Mitsubishi Lancer is classed as a family car and is produced by the Japanese car manufacturing company Mitsubishi Motors. This car has been in production since 1973 and has moved from a subcompact to a compact from 2000 on. It has been sold under many different names including Chrysler Lancer and Mitsubishi Carisma. The modern version of the Lancer is cheap to buy and looks stylish, taking some features from the more expensive Lancer Evolution. They are not that great to drive and the suspension is too soft but they have great safety features, have a lot of space inside and are reliable cars. Does this sound like your experience of the Lancer?
Mitsubishi Lancer History
The first generation (1973-79) Lancer was designed to fit in the gap between the Minica and the Galant. The second generation (1979-87) had a totally new designed engine compared with its predecessor which made it much more efficient. The third generation (1988-2000) was based on the smaller subcompact Mirage and the sedan version of the Mirage was badged as the Lancer for this generation.
The fourth generation (2000-07) version was not sold in Europe as it was too similar to the Carisma which was common across this continent. It wasn’t until 2004 that this version started to replace the Carisma in Europe. The fifth generation (2007-present) is a very modern and sporty looking car which has given the Lancer a new feel. A sporty looking hatchback was introduced in this generation. This is the current version on the market.
The modern versions of the Mitsubishi Lancer are available in the following engines: 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 and 2.4L petrol and a 2.0L diesel version. The most economical of these engines is the 2.0L diesel which offers up to 45mpg. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? Remember to consider the age, fuel type and engine size when determining the fuel economy of the vehicle.
The modern versions of the Mitsubishi Lancer are available as 4-speed automatic, 4-speed semi-automatic, 5-speed manual and a CVT gearbox. Which gearbox do you have on your Lancer and how do you rate its performance? Have a look at our Mitsubishi gearbox section to find cheap gearbox parts for your Lancer.
We have Mitsubishi Lancer parts available at some of the best prices around. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has parts available for all makes and models. You can enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Lancer parts page to locate the exact parts you need for your Lancer.