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
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Love this car would recoment this car to anyone

I have bought the new Lancer GTS and I love it handels great looks great. The bluetooth technology sounds great through the speakers, navigation with touchscreen is great, the cvt with paddle shifters is fun to drive with. I also got the sun and sound package and with the the fast key and nav it is an amazing car. Get a lot of looks on the road when I drive by. I am very happy that I went with the new Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.


A Promising Look Towards the Future

Rumors have been circulating that if this generation of Mitsubishi's didn't sell well that they may leave the US market altogether. If the 08 Lancer is any indication of where they are headed, however, they have NOTHING to worry about. For the price, I don't think that there is anything better. Having driven my Rally Red base GTS Lancer for near two months now, I've noticed vast improvements over the previous gen Lancer. The interior is actually something that I wouldn't mind driving in after a couple of years. Quality is abundant here, though there is a bit of road noise that could have been worked on more. The stereo is good enough, though I do regret not upgrading to the Sun and Sound package, which during my test drive was perhaps the BEST factory stereo I've heard. The engine is spirited, but not as much as the car looks. I would compare its get-up-and-go to my previous car, the 06 Scion tC. Exterior styling is agressive yet classy and needless to say, it gets plenty of attention when I pull up. Whether your looking for a nice LOOKING car or a nice RUNNING car, you shouldn't rule out the new Lancer when car shopping. It is a great choice for a broad range of people and should sell very well. Let's hope Mitsu only stays on this upward trend.


Very good alternative to ugly civic

Although i used to honda and choose this just to change some taste but then i realize that i had been driving ugly honda's unintentionally. This machines is the real CAR i say.


Contender for "most improved" car of '07/'08

If products like the 2008 Lancer are representative of Mitsubishi Motors' future in the U.S., then prospects for the company are very bright indeed. I have driven several 2003-2005 Lancers as fleet cars, and it would be an understatement to say the '08 model is merely "new and improved." Mitsubishi Motors has literally transformed a car that could charitably described as mediocre (the '02-'06 iteration) to one that distinguishes itself among the front-runners of the compact car segment in styling, features, and driving dynamics (the '08 model). To put it succinctly, the new Lancer exudes a sense of solidity and balance that was sorely lacking in its predecessor. I bought a 5-speed Rally Red ES model with no options other than the dealer installed Bluetooth module & microphone (the wiring was already in place). Some features I found noteworthy for a sub $17k compact car include: * Multifunction display, including outside temp. gauge and trip computer. It displays "Welcome!" when the engine is started and "Goodbye!" when it is turned off. * 4 wheel disc brakes with 4-channel ABS; dual piston calipers in front * A surprisingly high quality base audio system (good soundstage, RDS, MP3, CD-Text, speed sensitive volume, customized tone settings for rock, pop, jazz, etc.) * Remote keyless entry integrated into the key * Long warranty coverage (5yr/60k mi. whole vehicle, 10yr/100k mi. on powertrain) * Non-intrusive trunk hinges and a lined trunklid