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 comfortable Car I have ever own it

i feels like I have everything right now, it is my 6th car but none of them gave me that feeling before. I think I am much much stronger than before actually I Know that I am.


Great first car!!

This car was a bargain when I bought it. I managed to negotiate with the dealer and knocked 1500 off their list price. Drives great haven't had any problems. I upgraded the sound system but everything else is original and in great condition. Solid basic car that won't fail.


Very good car for a first time driver.

This car has everything I want. It has plenty of speed for everyday use but isn't to fast. Comfortable seats, good audio and great exterior styling. Overall I loved owning this car.


Best car ever

I have had my car for 9 years and it was amazing. Within the 9 years I have never had any serious issues with the car.


2008 Lancer

Lancers are great little cars. I was never in a bad position where something majorly went wrong. Would highly recommend!


lancer es

great gas milage, good performance for a N/A 4 banger. feels super light, plenty of room. always get the Rockford fosgate system it will be worth it. only thing I had to replace was the VSS, and the headlight connecters but I was running the blue lights never had a problem with my super bright whites. ALWAYS GET THE MANUAL!!! plenty of engine room for upgrades. also wishes it would be a RWD instead of FWD fury.


Great job mitsubishi.

I've had my 08 GTS for 7 years now. It's not perfect, but it's been great. The 18 inch rims are pretty much the worst thing ever. They're horrible in the winter. They make the ride rough and noisy, but I traded them for 16 inch rims and it has been so much better. So far I've replaced the HVAC fan and a power window motor (besides general maintenance). Every thing else is working perfectly. The paint near the bottom of the back doors is coming off, but there's no rust yet. I still love to drive this thing. Mitsubishi put together a great tech package that is still not available on many new cars. I love the keyless entry/ignition. It saves so much time. I still average 35 mpg in daily driving. The cabin noise is a little loud at times, but I just turn up the tunes. I've never had problem with the amount of power especially when passing on the highway. It's just a great car and 134,000 miles later I still have a smile whenever I get behind the wheel.


Decent car overall

I have the GTS model of the Lancer and I absolutely love it. The cars looks are just great interior and exterior. It gets great gas mileage and I love everything about. The engine could use some more power. If you're looking for a fast car this may not be for you. It gets 0-60 in about 9 secs. It's faster than most 4 cylinder cars but once you add some passengers you start decreasing acceleration by a lot. Overall this car makes for perfect for really anyone unles you're looking for straight performance.


very good car so far

We purchased this car used and have had it for about 4 months. It has about 43,000 miles on it. So far this has been an excellent car. The gas mileage is very good (about 30 mpg) for an automatic transmission. It is very sporty looking and drives really well. We have the ES model. My only 2 complaints are that although it is wired for bluetooth you have to buy a separate bluetooth module for $250 to actually be able to use it. And everyone in my family has noticed that the driver doesn't really have any armrests. The console on the right as well as the handle/rest on the driver's door is too low to rest your arms on, so that gets a bit uncomfortable if you are driving for very long.



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 me stood out above the rest. The seats are firm and comfortable, and the drivers seat is 6 way adjustable with the ability to raise and lower. This combined with a tilt adjustable steering wheel makes it possible for a driver of any size to fit this vehicle comfortably. Unless you are spending much more for a Ralliart or Evolution, you are not really buying a performance vehicle with the Lancer. But with that said this 4 cylinder 154hp engine has plenty of pep to make any hill climb effortlessly, and passing on the highway is never a problem. Reviews I had read on this car prior to purchasing didnt say great things about performance, so this was a very pleasant surprise for me. The car corners very nicely, and I believe the turning radius is even better than my previous car which was much smaller. I only have the car for 4 months now, so I cant really comment on reliability, but I have not had any problems. Obviously a good thing. I am currently driving about 30 miles each way to work 4 days a week, and I fill up with gas about every 300 miles. My car would make about 330 before it runs empty. Between my work commute and weekend trips, I end up re-fueling about every 6 days or so which I find very acceptable. All in all I would recommend this car to anyone. Lancers come with so many standard concenience and safety features usually only found on more expensive models. Between all of the features, performance, and fuel economy, as well as head turning looks, this car is well worth the price range.