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What DONT you like about your Lancer?

Postby tadz0rz » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:11 pm

Hey guys, im just curious...

What dont you like about your lancer. We post alot on how much we love them and how much we praise them, but we hardley hear to much about the bad things. Post up what you dont like about it

For example, you dont like the interior, or something about the engine, matenince, and why

Im sure this will be an interesting post =\.

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Postby Ozie » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:45 pm

well ...this will be tatz......lol.

OK I have a CVT and i hate the moo sound when it is in in Auto mode.
there i said it!

+ i hate how the plastic interior scratches easy.
around the door sills.
thats it. nothing else!
love the rest!!!!!!!!!

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Postby tadz0rz » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:51 pm

good start ozie. exactly what im looking for. Should see my interior, drivers side is all clean n like no scratches, mothers side (passenger) all scratches from her handbag and nails n god knows what else
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Postby Josh_Emerton » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:54 pm

Tyre noise. lol

and interior scratching I suppose.
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Postby tadz0rz » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:57 pm

keep em coming!
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Postby leevin » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:24 am

road noise is.. loud.
the fact there's no cabin light, like on the doors and near the back of the car and in the glove box.
paints really thin.
hood doesnt have those gas operated opener things...
apart from that.. i love my car.
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Postby tadz0rz » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:26 am

the glove box is really bad. maybe someone could make a how to on putting a light in your glove box
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Postby bye2u » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:29 am

small glove box..

dont like the seats in the RA...

bloody wing blocks the rear view..

no cigarette lighter :)

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Postby leevin » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:29 am

ooo top notch idea! i nomintae you tazorz! haha. i mean you put in your own sound system and all.
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Postby tadz0rz » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:30 am

NO CIGARETE LIGHTER!? thats dumb. if you cant see over the RA wing get an evo wing lol, see straight through that one :P. and ill have your RA seats
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Postby bye2u » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:43 am

im going wingless anyways :)

ill sell you my RA seats later if u want haha thats when i get the evo recaros but thats later on :)

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Postby tadz0rz » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:44 am

lol is there anything different between the RA seats and the ES seats, are they just leather, or are they proper buckets? and i got dibbs on your wing. what colour is you ralli?
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Postby aussie027 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:41 am

What don't I like,..........hmmmmm I hardly know where to begin.

A few improvements from Mitsu for the problem areas would be great.

As already mentioned, cheap plastics in the interior;
lack of sound insulation allowing in the terrible tyre noise.

The first 2 are just caused being being too damn cheap. The third by a poor engineering decision, again ultimately due to trying to cut costs. I would have been OK paying an extra $500 or more for some good Dynamat insulation installed properly during assembly throughout the vehicle ,better plastics and better tyres.
A few people have already mentioned in other threads the high cost of the Advan Tyres so they are not a money saver even for Mitsu.

The sun visors are the flimsiest and cheapest I have ever seen in a vehicle. My Mum's 8yo Hyundai Accent (base Model) has far better, thicker more rigid ones.

The lack of brightness of the clock/radio display in most day conditions is just poor design. Some brighter LEDs would have been an easy fix even as a retrofit for existing owners.

Lack of steering wheel reach adjustment is a big issue for many. Not for me as I have long arms and legs.

Not launching with the 2.4L engine was a real bitch for many world wide, me included. I would rather have the extra power/TQ of this engine over the 2L.
(I came out Of a Mitsu Eclipse GST turbo in the USA which is approx power equivalent of a RA)

With this CJ Lancer Mitsu had the chance to go right to the top of this market segment if they had not gotten cheap on these quality issues.
Rave reviews from motoring journos around the world would boost sales far higher than a $500-1000 price point reduction if that is the amount the above faults could have been corrected by.
Given the large Volume of cars produced and OEM wholesale prices they could have probably been prevented for less than $500/vehicle for all I know.

Instead we endlessly read how much better the interior quality,NVH levels etc are in the Mazda 3 and Honda whatever.
Penny wise and Pound foolish on Mitsu's part.

Apart from that I am generally very happy with it and I have been a Mitsu man since I was a teenager. The Lancer is my 4th one.

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Postby Vmo91 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:13 am

I don't like how my paint is chipping
and how cvt isn't all that tunable

dumb&

Postby dumb& » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:50 am

I don't like that I haven't had mine all this week!


On a serious note...poor visibility out of the rear window. Sorta made up for by the massive side mirrors so I can't really complain too much as Mitsi have done something about this.

I don't get the interior plastics bit...I think they are fine. Better than previous models (such as my old 04) and light years ahead of the competition in Subaru (theirs are seriously disgusting!!!!). Visors I haven't had an issue with they are fine for me but maybe they have made a few changes with the MY08 to MY09 here?

Fuel consumption in city driving is really poor, like really really poor.

My old man has had the car for a week and he said he has gotten it down to 7.5L/100km. My drive from the CBD to North Ryde every day and I struggle to keep it around the 10L/100km (usually at 12L/100km).

Road noise on motorways is disgusting - so much so that I have to pull over or slow down completely to use the Bluetooth in the car.

Not being able to change destinations with the MMCS whilst in motion - every other GPS you can. Hell you can't even change the equaliser unless you are stopped. Every other car you can change things like bass, treble, mid whilst moving. I find this really annoying.

Last of all, getting 2007 maps with a 2009 car. And having to pay the $279 to get the upated version when it is finally released later this year.


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