2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES

The entry model Lancer ES is Mitsubishi’s answer to a compact, affordable, yet well equipped stylish and sporty sedan.

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES

Weighing only 1295kgs, the ES Sedan is priced from $20,990 for the manual, an increase of $1,000 over the 07 model. The choice of CVT transmission brings the price up to $23,290.

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES

Powered by the all-new 2.0-litre MIVEC engine, the Lancer manages 113kW of power and 198Nm of torque. 0-100 in achieved in 9.5 seconds for the five-speed manual and 10.5 seconds for the CVT variant.

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES

The ES sedan comes standard with a single disc MP3 player with four speakers, 16″ wheels with a space saver, cruise control, ABS with EBD and Brake assist, as well as Mitsubishi’s Active stability and Traction Control.

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You also get central locking, front and rear power windows, air conditioner and tilt adjustable steering wheel.

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Safety is taken car of with Driver & Passenger Front Air Bags (Dual stage) as well as driver’s knee Air Bag. Buyers can option out the 7-air bag pack.

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Fuel economy is rated at 7.7L/100km for the manual and 8.2L/100km for the CVT.

The ES Sedan is one of the best equipped cars in its class, with unbeatable value for money, backed by Mitsubishi’s bumper to bumper 5 year or 130,000km Factory Warranty as well as a 10 year or 160,000km Powertrain Warranty.

Mitsubishi’s 10 year or 160,000km Powertrain Warranty also applies on the following components:

  • Engine
  • Turbo charger
  • Water pump
  • Engine transmission mounts
  • Transmission/transaxle (auto/manual)
  • 4WD transfer case
  • Propeller shaft
  • Drive shafts and axles
  • Differential

  • http://www.caradvice.com.au George

    These things should sell like hot cakes.

  • Bavarian Missile


    Hey George you have the night shift?

  • steve

    Hopefully the Australian people buy it. Seems like a great value for money car.

    I have one critique and it’s not about the car. Why is there so much regurgitated news of the car? I know it’s a big deal and all, but the entire front page is devoted to the Lancer. I don’t have an issue with that, but one artcile about it mentioning the specs and the review would have been good enough.

    It just makes for some disjointed reading IMHO.


  • geoff

    I saw the new lancer today at our local dealer and i have to say it looks even better in real life. great interior great feel. only disappointment was it was bigger than the older model. We were looking for something smaller but i think it will be hard to go past this car if it drives as good as the reveiws.

  • Dannii

    I brought The new lancer ES about 2 weeks ago, drives like a dream. I went from a large ford falcon to the lancer and i wasn’t sure about the switch to a small car, but once you are inside the interior makes it feel so roomy a spacious. i have yet to find any dislkes and recommend the lancer to everyone!!

  • Paul Dizon

    Went from a Dunnydoor to the Lancer ES. Took off next day on 9,000km trip and cannot fault the Lancer. Overall wonder why I drove a large Aussie car for so long. Lancer is a dream on the highway, great on fuel cruising at 90km/h, road holding and handling is *sensational*.
    Absolutely delighted with the Lancer.

  • TonyHump

    Get mine this week!! Cant wait!! Love the car inside and out. BIG improvment on last gen.

  • Ross

    Have my VR for about 1 month now and loving it except for sligthly noisy cvt belt when accelerating and noisy tyres.
    If they can come up with a quieter cvt belt they will sell like hot cakes.

  • Jane

    Got a Lancer es about 3 weeks ago and the more I drive it the more I love it and it looks great..got it in the red. Have always had Mitsi’s first was Colt ( years ago ) then have had 2 magna’s and this is by far the best. I love love love it

  • Xtine

    I’m thinking about going halves in my first car.
    Everyone says your first car is meant to be a shit little rice burner…
    But i believe that your more likely to cause accidents that way.
    and me already causing a 2K damage to a Suzuki swift i think i need something more reliable.
    Plus i can keep this care for when im much older.
    WOnt have to worry about buying another car or two..
    like how everyone else says..my cars shit but i will buy another soon.
    why bother.
    this car looks awesome.
    can’t wait to put some chromies on it…

  • Kallan

    i reckon it looks bad and i luv lancers but if it drives as well as you say it does i guess ill buy it anyways and get a full body kit some rims and a decent spoiler =] then we will be talking about a prize winning car!! (look up hotswap on google for rims they r awesome)

  • Luke

    the old mans TR Magna had reached the end of its useable life (245,000km on original transmission and motor) And we thought this month was a very very good time to be in the market for an upgrade.

    Was leaning more towards the Mazda 3 Neo Sport until we were offered a brilliant deal on a 120km old, 3 week registered demo 08 Lancer ES. Six speed CVT auto with the optional safety pack. Not to mention class leading warranty and longer service intervals.

    As Ross said above the CVT transmission sounds like someone extremely constipated, although the car is quiet when coasting. The 2L engine has satisfactory performance with enough grunt to do overtaking reasonably safely. Interior not quite as classy as the Mazda, but for what was effectively $3.5-4k cheaper you cannot complain.

    Was a bit surprised that the base model had to run 16″ steel wheels, this was to fit the quite large brakes from what i understand.

    10 points for safety (provided you upgrade the space saving spare to a full size rim and take-up optional safety pack on the ES model)
    10 for performance, and road handling.
    7 for refinement
    7 for interior quality
    10 for value (for the deal we got)(some $6k cheaper than the driveaway promotion Toyota has on their Camry deal at the moment :))
    10 for warranty and service intervals.

  • John

    You say: 10 for value (for the deal we got)(some $6k cheaper than the driveaway

    Where did you buy the car maybe I can get a good deal like that?

  • pkl

    Hi, I recently purchased Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan, ES CJ 2.0L, 2008
    model, from a private seller. I just wanted to know when you switch the key to
    ‘ignition’, there is a crackling sound for few seconds and then the engine goes
    with some continuous sound. If the car is in open area (outside) than you
    hardly hear the continuous sound but the initial crackling soung can still be
    heard. But these sound is very obvious when you do the same (ie. switch key to
    ignition) when tested in a closed area (ie. inside garage).

    My seller says (he is also a mechanic and electric mechanic as his
    trade) says that sound is normal. I just wanted to know if this is true such
    models for that year (2008) or is there any issues with the engine or
    something. I would be very glad if you can let me know this please.