Very reliable car
By senahid77 on Thursday, May 21, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Small, starts fast very reliable and dependable."
Cons: "Gas mileage (but it is just me) should be better."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I won't be writing too much but I really needed to rate this car as it was my daily driver for last 9 years. 3 days ago, I got in an accident. The other driver ran a red light and t-boned me. Car is not in driving condition anymore and insurance just called me to say that it is total loss. They didn't say how much I will be reimbursed.
This car has proven itself very reliable, dependable and smooth ride.
The only "complaint" that I have is gas mileage for this car. It is getting around 26 miles per gallon, which is a little bit low, knowing it's 4 cylinder 2.0 liters engine. Corolla (I know it is 1.8 and not the same) gets about 35 miles per gallon and its engine is only smaller by 0.2 liters.
Lancer is pretty fast on start but not as much as I believed it will be, considering its small body with, light weight, decent engine power, 125 HP.
But overall, this car never left me stranded somewhere. I did in 9 years but some parts and installed them myself, so it came pretty low maintenance cost for me. In all those years, I have changed starter, tires ( 3 times), battery, cables and spark plugs. Changed oil every 2500 with Pennzoil 5/30 religiously.
It started to burn some oil when it hit around 80 but not too bad. I would add one third of the quart between oil changes.
Now when it's sitting, ready to be towed away, I look at it with some sort of bad feeling. What I am going to get now? I new this Lancer as I know my backyard. Also, Lancer has a lot of space under the hood to work on almost anything.
Like I wrote, only complaint is gas mileage. Everything else is just really, really nice."
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