Am driving an 08 Lancer GLX EX car now. A beautiful car! Rock Solid body! Boot cover, bonet heavy. For the slim need some strength to open and close. Stable on the road. Spacious! Pick-up a little slow as engine is only 1.5 Petrol consumption reasonably good.
Similar cars tried:
Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Toyota Vios, Altis, Camry
Duration of car driven:
I have been driving this beauty for a year. In terms of outlook, it's definitely made for the younger crowd. With aggressive lines, sweeping taillights and full body kit this car looks fierce enough to eat you up on the road. Some might say the car is put together with a hybrid of designs more noticeably that of Volvo's and Lexus's but Mitsubishi has actually gone a little back into their history because the car actually resembles a little of the old galant model of the 90s.
Interior wise there's no doubt about the huge room space for both driver and passengers. My passengers sometimes jokingly said it's even bigger than the sonata taxis. The dashboard is simple and neatly laid out and the leather seats come with double colour stitching which adds to the upmarket feel. The car consoles are illuminated with a sporty red colour which really makes the car's interior stand out at night.
Equipment wise this car has things that cars of similar class are lacking. It comes with auto headlight, auto rain sensor, keyless entry,.reverse metric sensor which makes you a really lazy person because all you have to do is to step on the gas. It also makes a lot of noises when you forget your doors or seat belts. Sadly if Mitsubishi is able to equip this car with things like refrigerated glovebox, keyless boot access etc how could they have forgotten about something as simple as an auto folding side mirror.
Driving the car is a pleasant experience despite what most people complain about. The car lacks the pickup due to the heavy weight of the car and the small engine size. It is not the most refined of engines out there but the rev tone is definitely not whiny when you floor it hard. The engine is not the most responsive of cars I have driven but looking on the economy side it does help to save quite a bit of fuel in the long run. The car is heavy but the suspension set up and the tyres did very well to cushion the car over uneven road which makes the ride very comfortable. The Lancer EX 's engine noise do protrude into the cabin during the 1st 2 gears when picking up but once it is cruising, the cabin is dead silent. Overtaking on highway is effortless too.
The average fuel consumption I achieved over the past year is pegged at about 12.5-13km/liter. I am not the gentlest of driver and my driving pattern is about 60-40. It is quite impressive for a car this big.
Lastly some people complain about a buzzing noise even at idling speed and I was one of them. But the problem was simply the reverse metric sensor being placed too close to the front windscreen causing it to vibrate against the windscreen every time you rev the engine. Hope it help some fellow owners too.
Sporty look, Huge interior space, Loads of equipment
Slow pick up for the 1.5 model, NO AUTO FOLDING SIDE MIRRORS!
Had to test drive the car as I'm drive the outgoing Lancer. Mitsubishi had yet again created a good looking and sporty vehicle. The car feels huge and more luxurious and the many optional extras like rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlights are welcome additions. Steering the vehicle was also a breeze as the steering wheel was light.
However, the car felt pretty heavy and acceleration from a standstill was pretty lacklustre. Read from some magazine that this car uses a similar (if not the same) engine as the Colt 1.5 Mivec engine block. Lancer EX weighs around 1260kg while Colt is 1050kg. The extra weight definitely needs extra fuel and a heavier right foot to propel the car forward.
Also, the sound insulation was pretty poor. I'd heard the newer batch of Lancer EX have much better sound insulation but I've yet to try it out.
Gotta go test-drive the 2litre GT to see the differences.
-sporty good looks
-many extra 'automatic' gadgets
-heavy body leads to slower pickup speed
-cheap interior plastics
-moderate sound insulation
Similar cars tried:
Hydundai Avante, Honda Civic, Nissan Latio, Toyota Vios
70% Highway; 30% Urban
Duration of car driven:
The Lancer Ex is Sedan with several friendly features that are typically only found in luxurious car.
I think it is designed for drivers that wish to concentrate on driving solely, as it saves the hassle to switch on the headlights when entering the CTE tunnel, or the wipers on a rainy day (which we sometimes forget to do so)
It's more of a family car as it is relatively heavier than the Toyota Vios & Honda Civic, thus ensuring the safety of the driver and passengers.
For the price, it is a car for value.
Spacious, Comfortable and Safe.
Good & friendly features that include keyless entry and automatic headlight and wipers
Rather slow to pick up speed & momentum from halts at traffic junctions.
Test drove once at CC Leng Kee.
the interior is built nicely.
enough head room and leg room for rear passengers
comfortable leather seat
price reasonable for such a huge car
but once engine is started, annoying engine noise is being transmitte to the interior cabin.
not really under power but can say just adequate for a gentle driver.
good looking, sporty, fierce look, huge boot space