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How did you know you had a CJ/CF Lancer?

Postby Mooman » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:13 pm

I don't know when I discovered I had a CJ Lancer, most likely from Wikipedia which in turn lead me to Club CJ via google hits. Mitsubishi Motors Australia (MMA) don't seem to use the CJ designation much, it's not on my receipt, in the service manual or any genuine accessory leaflets, not used in advertising brochures, part of the VIN or really anywhere I could find it easily (Some parts places like Supercheap Auto use CJ but others such as Jolly's U Pull It use CX/CY).

CJ is MMAs designation for the 2008-2018 Lancer range (other countries differ) but the factories use CX (Sportback), CY (Sedan) and CZ (Evolution) (Interesting that they used last 3 letters of alphabet, almost like they knew from the outset this would be last model). I feel that could be a factor in people overlooking the club.

Is it worth considering a different name for the club and what are some suggestions? And getting back to the topic title how did you know you had a CJ/CF Lancer?

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Re: How did you know you had a CJ/CF Lancer?

Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:18 pm

I know mine was a CJ from the moment I decided I wanted one.

I understand on some systems the codes vary but it was the CJ from late 2007 for the sedan, the CJ sportback was introduced in early 2008. The CF was released in 2017 with not much more than a different front bumper.

What I find weird is they went from CJ to CF, usually they go up. It went CA, CB, CC, CE, CG, CH then CJ and CF over the last 3 decades. So why go back the CF, why not CK, CL, CM?
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Re: How did you know you had a CJ/CF Lancer?

Postby Mooman » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:08 pm

Probably a copyright issue, CK, CL are like Mercedes codes. Similar to how the 911 was meant to be 901 but Peugeot protested.

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Re: How did you know you had a CJ/CF Lancer?

Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:43 pm

Maybe but still more letters after that they could have used.
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Re: How did you know you had a CJ/CF Lancer?

Postby Patch » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:31 pm

CL and CM are Valiant models, though it doesn't seem to matter much. Quite a few cars have matching chassis designations, e.g. Ford ZB Fairlane and Holden ZB Commodore

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Re: How did you know you had a CJ/CF Lancer?

Postby ReeceCozaa » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:34 am

I KNew I had a CJ really from Carsales, they use the CJ and other forms of identity a lot there but no where else really..
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Re: How did you know you had a CJ/CF Lancer?

Postby Shaun Patterson » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:01 am

ReeceCozaa wrote:I KNew I had a CJ really from Carsales, they use the CJ and other forms of identity a lot there but no where else really..

your car is a CF tho man

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Re: How did you know you had a CJ/CF Lancer?

Postby MiracleLancer » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:07 am

Pretty sure the difference between the CF and the CJ is the updated front bar with the DRLs? (CF has the DRL)
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Re: How did you know you had a CJ/CF Lancer?

Postby sarusa » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:25 am

That's about it,plus extra gear inside, especially to ES Sport.

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Re: How did you know you had a CJ/CF Lancer?

Postby sarusa » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:35 am

Mine a my15 ES Sport. Identified before I even bought it. Advertising, reviews, road tests etc;etc; Only difference
Only differences to my14 are different fog light apertures and turn signal lights moved to outside mirrors. :)

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Re: How did you know you had a CJ/CF Lancer?

Postby ReeceCozaa » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:30 pm

Bahaha woops, wasn’t concentrating! Yeah I know mines a CF, my bad xD, only difference what so ever is the vast difference in the front bumper style with the DRL!
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