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Old 12th July 2011, 18:22   #46
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Hiya Rithesh, I sort of missed this post. Good reviews. I had done some review like this when I had to get my Dad a vehicle. But alas for myself, I was lured by some odd price slash. Anyways, those DRL's are drool-worthy and I have one as well. But you see I don't know where I could get it fixed from. Help would be much appreciated. Also, could you please post a pic of your ride in the day so that I could see how you have placed your DRL's on the bumper. Thanks.

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A small update from my end. The car is now 120K and still going strong. The service at the dealer cost AED 1125 including consumables and labour charges. Work included Lube Service, CVT Oil change, Coolant change, Radiator plug replaced, wheel balancing and all the routine checks. I had changed the rear brake pads at 115K at my cousin's garage and air filter element few days back. Front pads are still in good shape and can run few thousand kms more.

Most of the people in UAE consider Mitsubishi range expensive to maintain. From my experience, parts are expensive but last longer. My first set of brake pads lasted for 65K and still could have gone more kms. I am running the second set now and it will last for another 10k easily. Rears were changed at 115K and had another 5k life in it.

Another case I saw was of a rental Mitsubishi Grandis MPV which had come in for its first front brake pad change at 85K! The same company had Toyota Previa which had pads changed twice at the same mileage.

I am a spirited driver and if I can achieve this, a sedate driver can easily achieve much more. I am not supporting the brand because I own one, just because it does not leave a hole in your pocket for maintenance.

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Hiya Rithesh, I sort of missed this post. Good reviews. I had done some review like this when I had to get my Dad a vehicle. But alas for myself, I was lured by some odd price slash. Anyways, those DRL's are drool-worthy and I have one as well. But you see I don't know where I could get it fixed from. Help would be much appreciated. Also, could you please post a pic of your ride in the day so that I could see how you have placed your DRL's on the bumper. Thanks.

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Thanks Champion!

Sorry I missed your post. I have a contact who can fix the DRL if you haven't fixed it yet. Are planning to fix it for your LC? I will PM you my number, just give me call and I will guide you to the place.
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Nice write up. Came across this thread just now ! And yeah, the "driver" bug is pretty evident when you decided to go for the same car. But isn't black color tough in Dubai with all those heat? My bro-in-law is in Oman and said, at-least 70-80% people select white color cars as dark colors fade easily.

Could you tell me whats the fuel prices there? And to be frank a less than 2K bill [Dhs] looks quite fine to me for a car worth 70K Dhs. Or am I missing something? Any comparable service costs of a car in the same price range from another brand? Could you tell me whats the service interval for the lancer?

I seriously want them to launch the same looks car with a good diesel engine in India and they delay it the most !!
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@swiftnfurious: You are right, Black colour is very difficult to maintain in Middle East. I went for black with the first car, because Mitsubishi had shipped only black color to Dubai in the first batch. Even I wanted a white color. The second car was a replacement in all sense, so black again.

Fuel cost is around 1.72 AED/Ltr for 95 octane.

I dont have exact figures for a comparison on the service cost from the same price range. Corolla, Civic and Tiida falls in the same price category but cannot be compared as Lancer EX 2.0 stands above them with the bigger engine and the CVT.

My colleague has a Dodge Caliber, with similar GEMA family engine as Lancer and Jatco CVT, which completed 120K recently. The service cost was more than 2500 AED, even with heavy discount. The service intervals remains the same as all Japanese counterparts @ 5000 kms.

This car if launched can change the future of Mitsubishi in India. I don't know whom to blame, Mitsubishi or HM! For EU market they use the VW 2.0 Di-D Engine with 138 bhp and god knows when they will launch anything like that in India.
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@swiftnfurious: You are right, Black colour is very difficult to maintain in Middle East. I went for black with the first car, because Mitsubishi had shipped only black color to Dubai in the first batch. Even I wanted a white color. The second car was a replacement in all sense, so black again.

This car if launched can change the future of Mitsubishi in India. I don't know whom to blame, Mitsubishi or HM! For EU market they use the VW 2.0 Di-D Engine with 138 bhp and god knows when they will launch anything like that in India.
I dearly love this car for its looks! I really wish Mitsubishi should get this car to India and replace the Cedia.

BTW, the nose your 1st lancer looks different than the 2nd one (the chrome part). Though the 2nd one is LOT better. Was it a modification done?

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Old 13th October 2011, 19:12   #51
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A Small Update: The GT completed 3 calendar years, clocking 127K in ODO. A full body polish was given to my GT as a treat for the 3rd Birthday. Now an interior cleaning is due and I am planning to have a steam cleaning done soon.

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I dearly love this car for its looks! I really wish Mitsubishi should get this car to India and replace the Cedia.

BTW, the nose your 1st lancer looks different than the 2nd one (the chrome part). Though the 2nd one is LOT better. Was it a modification done?
Sorry Ravan, Missed your post. There were few changes for GT model when it was launched in 2009. They have used the US Ralliart front bumper design for the GT and made some cosmetic changes for the interior also. I think they wanted the GT owners to stand out in the crowd with the aggressive nose .
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Clicked this two days back which prompted me to update the thread.

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GT completed 200K around October 2013, finished the 5 year loan too. Did the major service at the dealer as usual. Got the engine mount changed as engine was vibrating heavily during stop at signals with the brakes pressed. Damage was around 1800 AED. Not bad for a 200K service as per current standards.

Was thinking about an upgrade as the bank loan got over and the car is already 200K+. Looked at the GMC Sierra and liked it very much. My daily drive is around 130 kms and this would mean that I will have to keep my current car as my daily drive. The V8 will drive my petrol costs really high for the distance I do daily.

Then it dawned on me, why should I buy a new car. GT has never failed on me. All I have changed is the oil+filter, spark plugs (2 sets), tires (3 sets), brake pads (2 sets), belts (2 sets) & the engine mount (1 set). These are parts you change based on your usage. GT is still giving me 500 kms average on a full tank, that too with 140 km/h most of the distance. The only thing pending to do is to change the door beading. 5 years of summer has taken it's toll and the door beading is letting air into the cabin when driving at speed.

Final decision was to keep the GT running. Let's see how far the Black Knight can go!

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