2008 Mitsubishi Lancer consumer reviews

$13,990–$14,890 MSRP range
side view of 2008 Lancer Mitsubishi
95% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.4
Explore the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer

Most reliable car I’ve ever owned

I loved this car so much ! It got me from Lafayette to Indianapolis so many times while i was in college . The only reason I’m giving it away is because I’m expanding my family and need a bigger car .


Pretty reliable

I got this Lancer as an entry car before saving up for an evo 10. Did not expect such great gas mileage as this is my daily driver. I’ve had zero problems with the CVT transmission so far and still expect plenty of life left as I’m at 220k km. Interior is pretty roomy and the backseats are very comfortable. Would definitely recommend the base model lancer as an entry/starter car.


Best car I’ve owned

I’ve had this car for 15 years and it has never let me down it drives exactly the same as it did from the factory and I’ve had zero mechanical problems with his vehicle with over 150,000 miles on it


The Greatest Car Ever

The Mitsubishi Lancer is the best car to drive on the road. Especially, the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer, for many reasons which we are going to be addressing today. There were many improvements added the car in 2008 from the past years that this car was built. The company made many drastic changes to the exterior, interior, as well as the engine. From the website Consumer Reports in an article called, “2008 Redesign Year” it says, “The 2008 Lancer redesign brought great improvements, including a decent ride and fairly agile handling.” This car is also great because of its dependability and will always get you from point A to point B. The Mitsubishi Lancer is the greatest car there is. The interior of the Mitsubishi Lancer comes with many great features including paddle shifters, quality cloth material, as well as a great sound system. The paddle shifters give the driver a feeling of driving an automatic car without having an actual automatic car. Autolist says, “Paddle shifters let drivers electrically shift their vehicle's automatic transmission. Rather than the traditional clutch pedal and gear-shift lever on a manual transmission, drivers with an automatic transmission simply pull on the paddle itself to manually change gears.” The paddle shifters gives the car a component that most cars do not have. The seats in the car are very supportive and comfortable which is always good for those long car rides with friends or family. The greatest thing about this car is the audio system. Mitubishi offered the 650-watt Rockford-Fosgate Premium Audio system which is said to be one of the best. The bass will shake the whole car and it is very clear even when turned up all the way. The controls for the radio as well as everything else is very easy to use. The only complaint I had was that it didn’t have an aux cord plug but my dad is tech savvy and was able to figure out a way for me to play my own tunes in the car. The interior of the car is just one of the many things that makes this car great. The exterior of the car is very unique due to many things. The spoiler on the back gives the car a very sporty feeling as well as a great place to sit when hanging with friends in the chipotle parking lot (something my friends and I did quite often in high school). The actual purpose of the spoiler besides making the car look cool is to 'spoil' unfavorable air movement across a body of a vehicle in motion. The cars front is described as having “an aggressive face” which my friends and I liked to call “the mean shark”. Motor Sports described the exterior of the car saying, “The GTS we spent the most time in appears downright edgy with its aggressive fascias, rear spoiler, and 18-inch rolling stock.” The “mean” face really does stand out to many people and draws many into buying this car. It does not look like any cars from other manufacturers. The Mitsubishi Lancer is a very reliable car with its great engine and gas mileage. Motor Trend says, “The Lancer's engine is smooth enough, although not as sweet sounding as the Honda's.” The sound of the engine gives the car some character. I have been aware that my engine may not be the smoothest but it does the job with also having a little farting sound to it. The gas mileage is around 30 miles per gallon which is great for a sporty car like the Lancer. Motor Trend also says, “It's a continuously variable transmission, aimed at enhancing performance and mileage over a conventional autobox.” The manufacturers of the Mitsubishi we're trying to better many things for buyers in the year 2008. This is why specifically the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer is the best car & model there is. August 7th, 2017 is the day I go to start driving this car all by myself. The day anyone gets their license is one of the greatest times in our teenage years. Everyone dreams of driving a nice car when they first get their license, especially in my hometown, where many people got brand new Jeeps or BMWs but, I got to drive my sisters hand-me-down, a beat up 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer, and I instantly fell in love with driving the car. Although it wasn't the nicest, I was grateful to be getting my own car on my sixteenth birthday. The car went through many things with me my last two years of high school. The good times, which included jamming out with my friends, having my first boyfriend, as well as driving all the way to Ohio University and back with my best friend at the time at two in the morning our senior year. And the b


El peor carro que pude comprar

A los pocos años de comprado empezó a perder la pintura y se quedó en la lata y se lleno de moho y sin pintura , daño la transmisión con 55,000 millas


Better than I ever expected

This vehicle exceeded all my expectations. Looks good, drives remarkable and smooth, sound system is a A+ and the gas mileage is pretty darn good.


More easy to fix

Is a great car good on gas and doesn?t break that easy, this car didn?t any give problems for three years, I really like it


Very good car overall

The only things I really have to criticize pertain to the exterior, not the design but the components, 1 trim falls off easily including weather stripping which makes it loud inside, 2 THE PAINT the clear coat wears very easily which then allows the paint to chip off then exposes the primer and metal making it susceptible to rust, one final thing is Mitsubishi should have done more with tech packaging in their cars.


very reliable car

did not have much mechanical work done on the car. It went up to 320,000 km and possible more if it was not for a car accident. I recommend it for anyone who is looking for a low maintenance car.


It's all who owns the car

I'm a big mitsubishi fan so my opinion is bais but mitsubishi makes decent cars alone the lancer looks fanominal and has a huge aftermarket