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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
Available Price Range $2,897-$10,189 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 25 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer

Our Take

After sitting out the 2007 model year, Mitsubishi's compact sedan, the Lancer, returns as a redesigned model for 2008 and now shares its platform with the company's Outlander crossover SUV. Offered in DE, ES and range-topping GTS trim, Lancers hit dealerships in March 2007.The year off ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • ABS is optional
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat not standard
  • Air conditioning not standard

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2008
  • 152-hp four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual or CVT
  • Optional navigation system with 30GB hard drive


Our Expert Reviews

You can get a 650-watt premium sound system with nine speakers plus a subwoofer that, when adjusted properly, will not only dissolve anything in your sinus cavities, but also melt the wax in your ears.But you can't get stability control in your 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer.Go figure.The compact Lancer sedan has been absent from the market for a year. It's now back in showrooms sporting a sh... Read full review for the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer

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by Pumped from Pennsylvania on October 10, 2010

I purchased this 08 Lancer DE after finishing grad school. Lancers caught my eye because of their exterior and interior styling. When researching many small or mid-sized sporty sedans, the Lancer to m... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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