Notices

New here! Thinking about a new lancer!

 
Old Feb 5, 2013, 05:02 PM
  #1  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Caddo, Oklahoma
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
New here! Thinking about a new lancer!

Hello guys, I currently drive a 2013 Hyundai Elantra coupe that I'm about to trade in on something. My main pick is a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer GT, my main questions are:
1. How is the reliability of this car? Have any of you guys had many problems with yours when treated well?
2. Can the 2012 2.4l easily be upgraded with a turbo? and would I have to put premium in it after the turbo is put on?

Thanks for all your input guys! I'm planning on getting a manual too(because thats more fun).
Laruetacman is offline  
Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:08 AM
  #2  
Evolving Member
 
Boston_eagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 281
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Welcome! The Lancet is a great car, fun, looks good and has a outstanding warranty. I think should get one. I own both an evo MR and an Outie sport, and both have been great

If you want a turbo, save yourself the headache and money and get a Ralliart, or new or used evo. Built for boost, and with legit and system,vs a boosted Lancet which may be fun, but fwd only :/

A Lancet with the 2.4 would be a ton of fun to rev around. I would also suggest the LancerSE 4wd .Great car with selectable 2wd, 4we,4we 'lock'. Or if you want all performance, outperformancelook into rallies and or evo.

Search into each model. Good luck!
Boston_eagle is offline  
Old Feb 14, 2013, 11:49 AM
  #3  
Evolving Member
iTrader: (2)
 
howell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: newark ohio
Posts: 161
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Anything turbo (pretty much) will require 92/93 minimum octane fuel to be safe during boost.

But like Boston_eagle said if you want boost go with the ralliart... If you want more fun go with the Evo. ( with all due respect, I don't know if ur ready for the Evo yet)
howell is offline  
Old Feb 19, 2013, 12:46 AM
  #4  
Newbie
 
octane88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 81
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2013 Elantra Coupe?? Why are you trading it in so quickly lol
octane88 is offline  
Old Feb 26, 2013, 08:32 PM
  #5  
Evolving Member
 
Amanda725GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: In the only place you can get coffee milk
Posts: 143
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I drive a 2012 lancer GT and absolutely love it! It's a fun car for what it is and it definitely looks good.
Amanda725GT is offline  
Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:02 PM
  #6  
Newbie
 
fearD.evo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 20
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Buy n evo better ;-)
fearD.evo is offline  
Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:04 AM
  #7  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Russia, Barnaul
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The privious model of lancer 4wd was great. Look towards for it.
Also, the craftsmen have been conversed 2.0 AWD MT Lancer into 2.4 AWD MT Lancer, with about 220 hp. Thats the quite quick sedan, I think. (acura 2.4 & gs300 slower)
Denis22 is offline  
Old Mar 4, 2013, 11:29 PM
  #8  
Evolved Member
iTrader: (2)
 
mshilto89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 534
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by Laruetacman View Post
Hello guys, I currently drive a 2013 Hyundai Elantra coupe that I'm about to trade in on something. My main pick is a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer GT, my main questions are:
1. How is the reliability of this car? Have any of you guys had many problems with yours when treated well?
2. Can the 2012 2.4l easily be upgraded with a turbo? and would I have to put premium in it after the turbo is put on?

Thanks for all your input guys! I'm planning on getting a manual too(because thats more fun).
1. Reliability is good, if proper maintenance is completed, just like with most other vehicles. I had my 2009 ES and had no issues with it. I completed all preventative maintenance and changed the oil regularly at 5k miles with synthetic blend Mobil 1.
2. Not easily by ANY means. Also if you plan on getting a CVT tranny you had better plan on dropping a LOT more money, and throwing reliability out the window. Yes if you went that route, you would have to run 93. Honestly, I can't stress this enough as someone who bought a Lancer to fix it up. Your wasting time. Just go Evo and you'll be SOOOOOO much happier.

I know I know, I'm not trying to sound like a dick here, just trying to save OP the headache that I had to go through. The Lancer was a good car, don't get me wrong. But as far as performance, just was not there. I did get great gas mileage though
mshilto89 is offline  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Haiden Orebaugh
Evo X General
3
Jan 20, 2016 12:45 PM
bskylerj
AWD Lancer (2012 +)
3
Dec 30, 2015 06:36 AM
Papogremlin
Lancer Engine Tech
5
Sep 12, 2014 10:44 AM
Swiftkiller18
Lancer General
5
Jun 29, 2013 10:45 AM
Filipino91
Lancer How To Requests / Questions / Tips
7
Sep 19, 2012 09:57 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: New here! Thinking about a new lancer!


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.