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Old 6th April 2007, 17:36   #1
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Hi experts,
I need an expert adivce from you.
Please help.

I own a OHC(Type 1) 1998 model.
Modifications done:
1. Headers.
2. K n N airfilters.
3. Spoiler.
4. Pioneer HU ( Dual subs n speakers ).

My friend gave me a deal for buying a Mitsubishi Lancer GLXd.
Its a 2000 model diesel car.
Hankook tyres n Magwheels.
Its showing 42000 kms in odo.
Owner claiming its giving 20kmpl.

Deal : He's ready to close the deal in Rs.65000 given by me.
P.S : I am keeping the speakers, HU and header.

Should i go for the Lancer?
help.

P.S : I am sorry if i have asked any ignorant questions.
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Old 6th April 2007, 17:54   #2
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tough call, if the lancer in question is in top shape, seems like a fair deal to me
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exchange?

hope you knw that lancer's are costly to maintain and if its an exchange, dont be surprised when you see the Xings and Wagons overtake you
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exchange?

hope you knw that lancer's are costly to maintain and if its an exchange, dont be surprised when you see the Xings and Wagons overtake you
Yaaa...

Why exchange an OHC for a lancer??? What advantages???

Even the lancer is now 7 years old...

(The guy might be looking for an OHC to do some mods... And you are offering an OHC+ money to him...)

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dont be surprised when you see the Xings and Wagons overtake you
Hey JK ungle, i may have to dis-agree (if you are talking about performance of the diesel engine ). Lancer D's are not that sluggish. They are Much better than 1.8 D (Endura) Ikon.

Dude, Sounds like a good deal.
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Hey JK ungle, i may have to dis-agree (if you are talking about performance of the diesel engine ). Lancer D's are not that sluggish. They are Much better than 1.8 D (Endura) Ikon.

Dude, Sounds like a good deal.
much better you say..i think the ikon 1.8d has fairly good power and a lot more than the lancer glxd
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Old 7th April 2007, 08:56   #7
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Thanks a ton guys for your inputs.
Yes the Lancer is in Top Condition.

I am goining for the Lancer..
Wish me Luck!
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hey bro,
the lancer is an amzing car to drive.
It may not be as fast as your OHC but it will keep you happy.
The Pre 2002 lancers had amazing build quality and were very very reliable and the cost of spares has also come down.
Go for it!
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before going in please take it to the local dealership and have it checked we have a member on the forum who was almost cheated by his uncle who was selling him a OHC without telling him that it had a major accident
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Hi Mik
Best of luck .Its a very good car and I am using it since 2003.I am getting an average of 20kmpl in highways with A/C on.It has run 78k kms till date and going great guns.Yes prices of spares are little expensive but you get a very reliable machine... Just adhere to the routine service intervals and you wont have any worries
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hi guys...
sorry for the late reply..
yes i got d lancer glxd..
will upload d picss soon

yup am feeling terribly bad about the loss of the power :(
its pretty much comfortable....
but there is one issue... i am not getting porper mileage..
its giving around 12kmpl i think..
or am i wrong in checking the mileage? ..
if yes pls throw me some light on increasing d mileage .. n how to chek it correctly..
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hi guys...
sorry for the late reply..
yes i got d lancer glxd..
will upload d picss soon

yup am feeling terribly bad about the loss of the power :(
its pretty much comfortable....
but there is one issue... i am not getting porper mileage..
its giving around 12kmpl i think..
or am i wrong in checking the mileage? ..
if yes pls throw me some light on increasing d mileage .. n how to chek it correctly..
MIk
Just check the mileage on a tankful to tankful basis.If you are using the car primarily in city then 12kmpl is good enough.If you want to grt the highway mileage drive at a steady 65-70KMPH and if possible refill in the same fuel station because there will be variations in the fuel dispensers in different pumps.I am getting an average of around 20KMPL in highways and around 11-12kmpl in city..//
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hi guys...
sorry for the late reply..
yes i got d lancer glxd..
will upload d picss soon

yup am feeling terribly bad about the loss of the power :(
its pretty much comfortable....
but there is one issue... i am not getting porper mileage..
its giving around 12kmpl i think..
or am i wrong in checking the mileage? ..
if yes pls throw me some light on increasing d mileage .. n how to chek it correctly..
proper maintanance of vehicle contributes to good mileage. Check tyre pressure atleast two weeks(1 week would be better).Fill fuel from a trustworthy pump.Sudden acceleration and panic braking wastes fuel like anything.Using A/c at full blast reduces FE.Unnecessary idling wastes fuel.

On cold starts idle for atleast 3minutes before taking off and do not use hard acceleration for the first 5 minutes atleast...
Welcome to the lancer family!!!
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hey dillip,
thanks a ton for your info.
it means my car is givin proper mileage...
thinking of putting a muffler n changing the sound.
and yea thank you for welcoming me to lancer family
i hope i'll enjoy my stay here..
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Lancer diesel is a good car....as you rightly experienced..a drop of power is bound to happen..when you compare it with OHC...but keep in mind that Lancer is a tuner's car...... You can put in a turbo ..for power.. K &N or Pete's tuning kit.or jus drive it as it is
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