2008 Mitsubishi Lancer  -  $14,615


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $14,615
Base Invoice: $13,953
Destination Charge: $625
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Man DE
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 21 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Man DE
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC MIVEC I4 engine

Pros

Attractive, sporty styling; standard air bags all around; available navigation system and music server.


Model Highlights

The new 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer, with its more upright styling and memorable front end, is only slightly larger than the model it replaces, though it's considerably sportier and more refined and is built on a completely new platform.

All Lancers are powered by a 152-horsepower, 2.0L four-cylinder engine (though the engine only makes 143 horsepower in California-emission states), which can be mated to either a five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The CVT also features a Sportronic mode, which simulates six gears that can be selected using magnesium steering-wheel paddle shifters.

The base DE model is offered at an especially low price point but doesn't come with standard air conditioning. The middle ES model brings a more luxurious and refined package, with color-keyed door handles, chrome grille trim, and five-spoke alloy wheels. At the top of the range, the performance-oriented GTS brings a sport-tuned suspension, bigger wheels and brakes, special front and rear air dams, fog lamps, a rear spoiler, and a chrome tailpipe tip. Inside, the GTS brings many more convenience features, including a Bluetooth interface, upgraded audio, cruise control, automatic climate control, and rear-seat heater ducts.

The Sun and Sound Package, available on ES and GTS models, brings a 650-watt Rockford-Fosgate premium audio system, Sirius satellite radio, and a power glass sunroof. All Lancer models come prepped for the Sirius service. Available exclusively on the GTS is the Navigation and Technology Package, which brings a 30-gigabyte hard-drive navigation system and digital music server, plus the FAST keyless entry and ignition system, which allows the driver to enter and start the car with the key fob in a purse or pocket.

Front seat-mounted side air bags and side-curtain air bags, along with a driver's knee-protection air bag, are standard on all Lancer models. Anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) are included on ES and GTS models but optional on the DE.


Model News

The Mitsubishi Lancer has been completely redesigned for 2008 with a new look, new powertrains, and a more distinctive, refined, and sporty appearance.


Value Writeup

The styling on Mitsubishi's new 2008 Lancer sets it apart from the rest of the compact and subcompact sedan crowd, thanks to the flashy front nose and sleek yet upright profile. It's a good value for the money, and has a fashionable, comfortable interior to boot. Standard side air bags and options such as the digital music server also make it an attractive choice from a features standpoint.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
321.30 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
443.70 mi

Engine Order Code
4B11

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
MIVEC

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4250

Trans Order Code
5MT

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
94.8 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
42.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Front Hip Room
53.3 in

Second Head Room
36.9 in

Second Leg Room
36.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.3 in

Second Hip Room
54.1 in

Wheelbase
103.7 in

Length, Overall
180.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.4 in

Height, Overall
58.7 in

Track Width, Front
60.2 in

Track Width, Rear
60.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.8 in

Trunk Volume
11.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2922 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.79 in

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
32.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 x -TBD- in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
8.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.3 gal

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
7

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V435000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 02, 2009

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
29353

Summary
MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 LANCER AND LANCER EVOLUTION VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN AREAS WHERE HEAVY ROAD SALT IS USED IN THE WINTER, A LONG TERM EXPOSURE TO A MIXTURE OF MELTED SNOW WITH SALT THROWN UP BY THE OTHER VEHICLES ON THE ROAD MAY CAUSE A WATER-SALT MIXTURE TO ADHERE TO THE FRONT IMPACT SENSORS.

Consequence
THIS COATING OVER TIME MAY CAUSE CORROSION OR THE SENSOR. IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLES CRASH OF THE TYPE THAT WOULD DEPLOY THE AIRBAGS THIS TYPE OF SHORT-CIRCUIT MAY CAUSE A DELAY IN THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIRBAGS WHICH COULD RESULT IN DRIVER OR PASSENGER INJURY.

DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW FRONT AIRBAG SENSORS THAT HAVE IMPROVED CORROSION RESISTANCE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 27, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI CUSTOMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT AT 888-648-7820.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V349000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 08, 2009

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY

Potential Number of Units Affected
6903

Summary
MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 LANCER EVOLUTION, RALLIART, AND SPORTBACK RALLIART VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH TURBOCHARGED ENGINES. THE MANNER IN WHICH THE FUEL RETURN PIPE IS ATTACHED TO THE ENGINE, IN COMBINATION WITH FREQUENT VEHICLE OPERATION AT CERTAIN ENGINE REVOLUTIONS, MAY RESULT IN A RESONANCE THAT, IF CONTINUED OVER TIME, MAY CAUSE A STRESS CRACK TO DEVELOP AT THE FIXED PORTION OF THE FUEL PIPE.

Consequence
IF THIS STRESS CRACK DEVELOPS, FUEL LEAKAGE MAY OCCUR. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

THE FUEL RETURN PIPE WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW PART AND TWO ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENT BRACKETS WILL BE INSTALLED TO BETTER CONTROL FUEL PIPE VIBRATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 29, 2009. OWNER MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-888-648-7820.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V077000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 05, 2009

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE

Potential Number of Units Affected
39711

Summary
MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING 39,711 MY 2008-2009 OUTLANDER AND LACER VEHICLES. INCORRECT MATERIAL COMPOSITION OF THE BRAKE BOOSTER CHECK VALVE MAY CAUSE THE CHECK VALVE TO STICK CLOSED WHEN THE ENGINE IS SHUT OFF. WHEN THE VEHICLE IS RE-STARTED AND PUT INTO MOTION, UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS (VERY SLOW VEHICLE MANEUVERS), THERE MAY BE INSUFFICIENT INITIAL BRAKING ASSIST.

Consequence
THIS MAY TEMPORARILY INCREASE THE STOPPING DISTANCE OF THE VEHICLE AND THEREFORE INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE BOOSTER CHECK VALVE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037.

MITSUBISHI RECALL NO. SR-09-002. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V562000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 12, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
165,923

Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Lancer, Lancer Evolution, and Outlander; 2009-2011 Lancer Sportback and 2011 Outlander Sport vehicles. The affected vehicles, manufactured with 4B1 engines, have an engine pulley and belt arrangement for turning the alternator, the cooling fan and the power steering pump (if equipped). These pulleys may experience unusual wear and allow for belt detachment.

Consequence
If the drive belt detaches, the battery may discharge, resulting in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drive belt with a rubber belt. Drive pulleys that are excessively worn will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-009.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.0L DOHC MIVEC I4 engine

5-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Front stabilizer bar

P205/60R16 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

16" steel wheels w/full covers

Hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front ventilated disc & rear drum brakes

Stainless steel exhaust system

Front/rear color-keyed bumpers

Auto-off headlights

Side marker lights

Daytime running lights

Green laminated windshield

Folding pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer

4-way adjustable cloth front bucket seats

Rear bench seat w/(3) adjustable head restraints

Tilt steering wheel

Multi-information LCD display-inc: odometer, trip meter, outside temp, average fuel consumption, driving distance to empty, service reminder, drive mode, automatic transmission position, water temp & low fuel warnings

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows

Remote trunk & fuel lid release

Anti-theft engine immobilizer

140-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player, MP3 capability, (4) speakers

Rear roof mounted antenna

Rear window defroster w/timer

(2) front cup holders

Ashtray

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Front door storage pockets

Driver & front passenger sun visors-inc: passenger vanity mirror

Trunk lamp

Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags w/front passenger occupant sensor, side curtain airbags, driver knee airbag, side impact airbags

3-point safety belts for all occupants

Height adjustable front shoulder belt anchors w/pretensioners

Child safety rear door locks

Rear seat LATCH system (lower anchors & tethers for children) for child safety seats

Interior trunk lid release handle

Front crumple zone

Daytime running lights

 
NATIONAL DESTINATION ADJUSTMENT CHARGE
$0

 
ALASKA DESTINATION ADJUSTMENT CHARGE
$125

 
50 STATES EMISSIONS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAPHITE GRAY
$0

 
TARMAC BLACK
$0

 
APEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
RALLY RED METALLIC
$0

 
WICKED WHITE METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BEIGE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FOG LAMPS
$280

 
FLOOR MATS
$60

 
APPEARANCE PKG
$210

 
6-DISC IN-DASH AUDIO HEAD UNIT W/MP3 CAPABILITY
$350

 
CARGO ORGANIZER
$50

 
TRUNK MAT W/OUT SUBWOOFER
$80

 
SIDE WIND DEFLECTORS
$85

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