2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.37/5 Average
103 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer is completely redesigned. It hasn't grown much in size, but a sleek new exterior design, improved driving dynamics and a long list of features make the Lancer more appealing in the compact sedan class.

  • Stout chassis, confident handling, paddle-shift automatic available in GTS trim.
  • No stability control or telescoping steering wheel, only one engine currently available.

User Reviews:

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  • driving in the snow - 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I was told at the sale of the 2008 Lancer that it would be "fine" in the snow. Much to my dismay, it was completely the opposite. I first discovered just how scary this car was on a snow covered slight uphill driveway when the whole front end slid to the right! There was absolutely no traction from the tires and when I called the dealership, they suggested I get snow tires to the tune of $1300. They did offer to mount/balance them at a discount, however I was very disappointed. I was unable to drive my NEW car during predicted snowstorms and when I got caught in a few "dustings", I was unable to get up my driveway and once barely made it down the road! Has anyone used snow tires? Did it work

  • Very Happy Owner - 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    This is my first new car, and I am extremely happy with my decision. Chose this over Scion tC and Honda Si because I love the sharp edges and corners of the Lancer, not to mention the extra room inside. Went with the sun and sound package with the nav system. Everyone is intrigued by the FAST Key and stereo system. Fun to drive in either automatic or with the paddle shifters. I only wish there was some more power, but it is definitely sufficient.

  • Lot of car for the money - 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    What a great car!! I cant say enough about it!! i was worried when i bought it, going from an Infiniti to a Mitsu. Boy was i wrong. Much quicker response, funner to driver, more sportier. Dont let the 2.0L engine scare you, this thing is flying down the road before you know it. The CVT really makes that possible! I Have the fully loaded GTS with nav. Its ridiculous how many options you get for such a small price. I paid twice as much for my Infiniti and got a lot less.

  • The best looking car for under $35 K - 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    It looks great, has a lot of features for the price but it really really needs more power!! The engine is small and very noisy! Every time you try to accelerate from a traffic stop or even worse, at the toll booth the poor engine screams. Except for this, the car is really great. The CVT is nice, the paddle shifters are even nicer and in my opinion the next better looking car on the road is in the $35/40k zone . The Lancer is really a head-turner, stylish, sporty, remarkable!

  • What an Awesome Car - 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    What a great car! It is excellent quality, fun to drive, great auto and it is so small and quiet. It is very quick too and you do not know that you are doing 75-80 mph at times! There is plenty of room for four and luggage and it carries them superbly. The sound system is excellent for a factory sound unit and really can be turned up. A joy to own.

  • Hope you like spots!!! - 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    My Lancer looks awesome with the body kit straight from the manufacturer and the exceptional look of the front end. But I live in central Pennsylvania and my car is not looking good after only three months of winter. I was told to purchase mud flaps to prevent chipping, and when I went to purchase the flaps after I bought the car, the dealership informed me they do not make them for the ES body type. Now not only is it chipping but there are 8inch strips of paint by the back doors that are gone. THIS IS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY BECAUSE IT WAS BROUGHT ON BY AN OUTSIDE SOURCE. Do you think it may have something to do with the paint or the way the car was designed????????

  • Lancer stick - 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    LANCER 5 speed is a cheap car with better gas mileage than predicted. I get 25 in the city and 37 on the road. It needs a 6th gear however, the rpm are high on the highway after about 60 mph. Its very peppy and easy to drive. Has a horrible blind spot on left side. The "fast key" and map system are bogus and the time clock takes forever to display. However, its economy and fun to drive make up for the blind spot (bought a blind spot mirror). This is my third Mitsubishi, the cars do very well overall.

  • Features To Price Ratio = Unbeatable! - 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I intended to wait until next year, and get the EVO, but after asking the wifey, ... well, you get the picture. :-) First off, the suspension/handling package (on the GTS) is unbelievable. Ive driven quite a few cars, and I must say, this is the most impressive part of this car! Word is, its fairly close to the suspension that will be found in the EVO-X. This car has more available features than any car in its class (I got them all). The Multi-Communication / Navigation / Sound package is something youd expect out of a $100k luxury sedan. Looks! Got it in Electric Blue Pearl, and with the GTS package, it turns a lot of heads. WORTH EVERY CENT!

  • Best car I have ever owned - 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    Although the it didnt have the horsepower I was looking for, it more than made up for it in every other aspect. It was more comfortable than other cars in its class. It was quick, fun, and handled like a dream. It never gave me any trouble and aside from the color I got stuck with I had no regrets. I dont recommend the automatic transmission I read lots of complaints about a lack of power. But my 5 speed had plenty of power. In the end it proved itself to be extremely safe. After hitting a retaining wall and rolling mine 3 times I walked away with out injury. I love this car and I will miss this car. Eventually I will come back to this car.

  • I love my Lancer!! - 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    Ive had this car for almost a year now. I drove my pile of junk 2007 G6 all the down from NW Iowa to Kansas City to get this car. I love it!! Ive had no problems except some jerk keyed it. : ( My brother ran his car along the side of it, but thats been fixed. Its sleek, sexy, faster than my Bfs Mustang. I agree a 6th gear would be nice but thats the only thing! If you want a quiet car, buy the automatic. Manuals are naturally louder. I havent added anything to this car, yet. Also has awesome speakers. And as for the rattling in the door thats only from the junk you have in there, if you take all the CDs and stuff out it stops. Mine is black by the way. No paint chipping.

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