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Old 13th September 2007, 15:44   #16
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reason's why you should buy the lancer
. its has great leg room to seat a 6ft guy plus space in the back for some else to sit behind
. if you the get the tunning right the drive is just as smooth if not smoother then some of the newer cars on the road
.if you bang the car it is not that expensive to fix as compared to the same class cars
.its the best car to mod in the event that you decide to later
.as far as engine reliabilty i think its top notch

why you may not want to buy the car
.lacks the power and punch compared to some of the newer cars(stock setup)
.interiors of the car not been updated since 2000 accept the extra glove box
.not many service centers around,but they will come and pick your car up from wherever you live(mumbai)
.and my final reason, the fact that mitsubishi has updated the lancer abroad and thanks to hm we don't seem to be geting any of those cars makes me loose faith in the brand(personal point) you should see the new lancer 2008
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Old 13th September 2007, 16:36   #17
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Nice points to make...but even if lancer 2008 hits indian roads it will be way above the present lancer in price. I felt the lancer seating to be bit lowish, does that really cause long drive fatigue? I am especially bothered about the front passengers.

Yeah, it is the cheapest way to enter the Premium C or entry segment, I agree.
I have set my eyes on buying one if not a cedia select Lpg, it will be one of those..
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yeah the lancer seating is low, and if you have a back problem it does not help,i did forget to mention that if you want a litle more power in your stock lancer you can buy the 1.8 invex lancer 125 bhp, don't think you get the company lpg kit for this one?
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^^The 122bhp Lancer Invex is not BSIII compliant. So it no longer can be registered in big cities.
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Old 15th September 2007, 14:09   #20
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Arun, I was almost in the same position as you around three months back, when I was thinking of a replacement for my old Siena. I did TD NHC and Fiesta, but finally decided on the Lancer.
Compared to these, Lancer is a dated car in a way, but I bought it because I was in love with its looks for a long time.
And it was a decision well taken. The car is really comfortable for long drives and you dont feel exhausted even after 3 to 4 hrs of continuous driving.
P.S: mine is a Petrol.
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it is nice to hear that it is good for long drives...I need to be driving round about 2 to 3 hours atleast 5 days a week.I do have a low back ache problem, will it be too much with it's low seating? otherwise it seems to be okay and i like the car. How do you compare seatin in the cedia to that in the lancer?
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hi friends

is it a good deal to have lancer SFXi,2003, single owner for 340000 RS

wat will be mileage for lancer, overall...

which will be best kit (LPG conversion) for Lancer, how abt BRC ???

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Old 1st October 2007, 22:11   #23
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I own a Mitsubishi Lancer GLXi since the last 5 years. I've never had problems with the car. Well, its a beautiful blackbird of mine. I've modded it a bit, SLX skirts, custom front and rear bumpers, Yokohama 205/50 -15 tyres on low profile rims, Pipercross Viper Intake Filter, Magnaflow Exhaust, Pioneer and Blaupunk Combination ICE. Never had problems with the engine, or anything else major in the car.

Buying the 2003 model for 3,40,000 would be a good choice, especially if you want to mod your ride. by the way make sure you check all the papers etc.
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Old 1st October 2007, 22:21   #24
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By the way, you should get a mileage more than 10 Kmpl, on average conditions. Even if it gives you a bit less than 100 horses, there should'nt be any problems blazing on the pune expressway at or more than 180 Kmph, watching others fade away to a dot on your rear view. Remember to give it a nice humming exhaust system and get someone to beef up the engine a bit. It should turn out to be a rocket !
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Arun, I was almost in the same position as you around three months back, when I was thinking of a replacement for my old Siena. I did TD NHC and Fiesta, but finally decided on the Lancer.
Compared to these, Lancer is a dated car in a way, but I bought it because I was in love with its looks for a long time.
And it was a decision well taken. The car is really comfortable for long drives and you dont feel exhausted even after 3 to 4 hrs of continuous driving.
P.S: mine is a Petrol.

what was the on road price sarath ? and which variant ?
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it is nice to hear that it is good for long drives...I need to be driving round about 2 to 3 hours atleast 5 days a week.I do have a low back ache problem, will it be too much with it's low seating? otherwise it seems to be okay and i like the car. How do you compare seatin in the cedia to that in the lancer?

i think u shud stretch a bit and go for the cedia LPG ....that way u get the benefit of economy and also fact that u like the lancer lines anyways...

btw - i saw a BLACK cedia today and trust me - it changed my opinion abt its looks forever!!! looks awesome with those blacked lights....umm...am kind of narrowing down on my next car..
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Hey arunk,
while the Cedia LPG would be a better buy, the lancer is an amazing vehicle as well.
Since you have discounted the fiesta and the Verna, the lancer is the only option left in your budget.
We bought one in 2005, over the NHC and Baleno.
It's an amazing drivers vehicle, looks really good, has an amazing gearshift, good discounts available, quite big and comfortable as well.
A point to note however is that quality isn't as good as the old lancers and please make sure you carry out a proper PDI and are not stuck with a lemon.
Also buy one that hasn't been lying in their stocks for a while. Insist on one that's just off the production lines.
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Old 6th October 2007, 19:58   #28
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what was the on road price sarath ? and which variant ?
Mine is a Lancer LX, The OTR was 7.4 L here in Trivandrum
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Well in my opinion you should not worry about the resale value as after 5 years from now i really don't think so that any car would have a good resale value not even honda.
Secondly, i would like to tell you that Lancer Diesel has a patent technology Known as Drive by Shaft technology.The car is good gives an average of 15 to 17 with ac.

In Case you need any help let me know i have a friend who is at an important position in Mitsu....

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The Lancer is certainly an outdated design as said by many as is my esteem. BUt if you love the car, it is a terrific buy at 7L plus. It is a personal thing.
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