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#1 kala

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:15 PM

Dear Friends,

 

I am interest on buying a Lancer Ex 2007/2008 car .But  I have been a Toyota user  for years & do not have any experience with Mitsubishi .So Wht r the things that i should look at when buying EX car & how about its,

 

-Fuel consumption

-Availability of spare parts

-Comfort

-Suspension level

-Resale market

 

Seek ur expert comments.Thanks in advance.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:47 AM

Dear Friends,

 

I am interest on buying a Lancer Ex 2007/2008 car .But  I have been a Toyota user  for years & do not have any experience with Mitsubishi .So Wht r the things that i should look at when buying EX car & how about its,

 

-Fuel consumption

-Availability of spare parts

-Comfort

-Suspension level

-Resale market

 

Seek ur expert comments.Thanks in advance.

 

 

Since you are a Toyota user I’m assuming you are comparing this car with the Corolla 141.

 

Having used both cars this is my view

 

-Fuel consumption  - City: EX- 9-10/ 141- 8-9

                        Outstation: EX- 12-16/ 141- 10-14

 

-Availability of spare parts: Agents have them in stock, no used or third party spares

 

-Comfort : If you are an aggressive driver EX will be better as it handles better due to multi link rear suspension. For day to day driving not much difference. 141 has less suspension noise over rough roads.

 

-Suspension level : I assume this is the ride height, 141 has about ½ inch more.

 

-Resale market : Ex will be a nightmare to sell, if you are patient will be able to get a bargain. However you will have to take a hit when you want to get rid of the thing.

 

As for me I got rid of the Ex few years back and kept the 141



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:56 PM

Just go and buy a lancer

in a couple of years panchi wil be filled of parts and the resale will also increase.

 

This is what happens in SL when a model is new the resale is low due to no 2nd hand parts when it's decades old it has parts so is having good value :D



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

I'd go for the Mitsubishi.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:24 AM

I can't believe I just read that...

 

Q: What is the most economical?

A: The Lancer

 

Q: What is the most comfortable?
A: The Lancer

 

Q: What handles better?

A: The Lancer

 

Q: What looks better?
A: The Lancer (stating the obvious I guess, but this is my opinion)

 

But...

 

Q: What car would you rather keep?
A: The Corolla

 

Sad but true. What a country we live in...

 

Edit:
OP, you might want to have a look at this thread as well:
http://forum.autolan...inions/?hl=cy2a


Edited by Davy, 19 March 2013 - 07:44 AM.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:44 AM

Davy

 

Fantastic analysis!!! :action-smiley-033:



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:05 AM

I can't believe I just read that...

 

Q: What is the most economical?

A: The Lancer

 

Q: What is the most comfortable?
A: The Lancer

 

Q: What handles better?

A: The Lancer

 

Q: What looks better?
A: The Lancer (stating the obvious I guess, but this is my opinion)

 

But...

 

Q: What car would you rather keep?
A: The Corolla

 

Sad but true. What a country we live in...

 

Edit:
OP, you might want to have a look at this thread as well:
http://forum.autolan...inions/?hl=cy2a

 

Why I sold the Lancer

 

Reliability, in our family we had 3 Ex's and 2 141's all Ex developed issues within 1st two years (ABS sensors, cooler fans, lights) 141's nothing for the last 5 years

 

Besides I got a fantastic deal for the Lancer, would have been a fool to get rid of it at the time.

 

When you are buying cars with your hard earned money you have to use your brain rather than heart.

 

By all means go for the Lancer keeping in mind the difficulty in resale.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:09 AM

No offence kush, but if 141 comes with life time warranty with 20kmpl economy I would still go for Lancer Ex without hesitation .

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:21 AM

I use a 2008 Lancer Ex GLS. So far no issue, but the owner before me had used the car very carefully. I searched to buy a Lancer Ex for few months last year. There werent many around and people quoted crazy prices ranging from 4.5 - 5 million for a 2008 car. At the same time there were couple of cars that were available for 3.5million with poor maintenance.  Both over priced and under priced cars didnt sell for a long time. Some were advertised on Autolanka it self. The guy who asked for 5 million couldnt sell the car for more than 6 months and still probably trying to sell it.

 

I have owned couple of Mitsubishis and so far I had not much challenge in selling them (including 92 manual 2 door colt). Then again I dont look at the car as an investment.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:25 AM

No offence kush, but if 141 comes with life time warranty with 20kmpl economy I would still go for Lancer Ex without hesitation .

 

Not offended at all

 

Infact I chose the EX over 141 when i bought the car.

 

My openion comes from after using the car for 3 years in the case of Ex and over 5 years with the 141.

 

In my hand the Corolla does only 8 kmpl in colombo and about 12 kmpl outstation. which is about 1-2 kmpl less than I got from the EX



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:37 AM

I use a 2008 Lancer Ex GLS. So far no issue, but the owner before me had used the car very carefully. I searched to buy a Lancer Ex for few months last year. There werent many around and people quoted crazy prices ranging from 4.5 - 5 million for a 2008 car. At the same time there were couple of cars that were available for 3.5million with poor maintenance.  Both over priced and under priced cars didnt sell for a long time. Some were advertised on Autolanka it self. The guy who asked for 5 million couldnt sell the car for more than 6 months and still probably trying to sell it.

 

I have owned couple of Mitsubishis and so far I had not much challenge in selling them (including 92 manual 2 door colt). Then again I dont look at the car as an investment.

 

So true !!



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:37 AM

When you are buying cars with your hard earned money you have to use your brain rather than heart.

 

By all means go for the Lancer keeping in mind the difficulty in resale.

 

 

OT, but speaking of resale values, I owned a Corolla 110 in  the past (for a short period) and also a Fiat Grande Punto (purchased second hand)

Now what do people say about resale values of these cars? 110 is money in your hand and Fiats are impossible to sell...

 

What happened to me was when I sold the Fiat, I made a tidy little profit of just 125000 and I didn't spend any money to maintain it during my ownership, except for the usual service. On the otherhand, selling the Corolla set me back by 100000!

 

I don't know what to blame, the brain or the heart???


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:55 AM

I guess some people just love being "in the box". Look at our dear Kush, loves being in the box so much his family bought 3 car's and just cos another car gave a few issues he sold HIS car :rolleyes:

 

And while on the topic of Lancer EX's I found a great cheaper alternative..

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No it's not the Lancer EX you'd think it was. Well, at least not on paper. On paper it's a proton, but in reality its the Lancer EX 2.0GT with the paddle shift and all that jazz. I personally like this rear end more than the lancer EX.

I was talking to the owner and he said its manufactured in Japan by Mitsu, just rebadged as a Proton. You should have seen the glee on that guy's face when he was talking about his car. You could just see how pleased he was with it. 

Cost wise, it's about 60-70% of the price of the Mitsu. Wonder how feasible importing this would be ;)

 

PS: This was in malaysia btw


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:07 AM

Why I sold the Lancer

 

Reliability, in our family we had 3 Ex's and 2 141's all Ex developed issues within 1st two years (ABS sensors, cooler fans, lights) 141's nothing for the last 5 years

 

Besides I got a fantastic deal for the Lancer, would have been a fool to get rid of it at the time.

 

When you are buying cars with your hard earned money you have to use your brain rather than heart.

 

By all means go for the Lancer keeping in mind the difficulty in resale.

 

The ABS sensor being faulty is a known issue. And the thread below has been concluded when you yourself have mentioned that Mitsubishi (UniMo) has identified this being an issue with their sensor and that they replaced it. Correct me if I'm wrong.

 

http://forum.autolan...-ex-abs-sensor/

 

While I respect your opinion because you have first hand experience on both cars, I like to factor out resale value out of the equation because, 1. The Ex is still relatively new and is being adopted by the market. 2. People are reluctant to buy a second hand Ex when they have the option of buying a brand new from the agent, with warranty.

 

For me, the definition of reliability is "not letting me down". Repairs and maintenance is expected from any car upto a level where you are not frustrated with it. I like to think that you were not frustrated with the Lancer Ex at the point of sale. :)

 

I'd rather spend my hard earned money to buy something that I love to drive (thinking from the heart) versus something that is easier to sell (thinking from the brain).



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:18 AM

I guess some people just love being "in the box". Look at our dear Kush, loves being in the box so much his family bought 3 car's and just cos another car gave a few issues he sold HIS car :rolleyes:

 

And while on the topic of Lancer EX's I found a great cheaper alternative..

577847_10151794289889838_1909249866_n.jp

No it's not the Lancer EX you'd think it was. Well, at least not on paper. On paper it's a proton, but in reality its the Lancer EX 2.0GT with the paddle shift and all that jazz. I personally like this rear end more than the lancer EX.

I was talking to the owner and he said its manufactured in Japan by Mitsu, just rebadged as a Proton. You should have seen the glee on that guy's face when he was talking about his car. You could just see how pleased he was with it. 

Cost wise, it's about 60-70% of the price of the Mitsu. Wonder how feasible importing this would be ;)

 

PS: This was in malaysia btw

 

:o Maan! Sounds awesome!

 

Proton Inspira...  Off to Google to do some searching!



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:46 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but haven't the asking prices from sellers of Corolla 141 dropped from around 4.2-4.3 about one year ago, to 3.5 million these days? I suspect these cars might be changing hands at the vicinity of 3.3 million. That doesn't sound like good 'resale value'...


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:32 AM

Why I sold the Lancer

 

Reliability, in our family we had 3 Ex's and 2 141's all Ex developed issues within 1st two years (ABS sensors, cooler fans, lights) 141's nothing for the last 5 years

 

Besides I got a fantastic deal for the Lancer, would have been a fool to get rid of it at the time.

 

When you are buying cars with your hard earned money you have to use your brain rather than heart.

 

By all means go for the Lancer keeping in mind the difficulty in resale.

Most certainly correct you where a fool to get rid of it at that time :D

If u'r 141 is a G grade just check how much it will be to change the intelligent key sensor, you will sell both 141s



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:36 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but haven't the asking prices from sellers of Corolla 141 dropped from around 4.2-4.3 about one year ago, to 3.5 million these days? I suspect these cars might be changing hands at the vicinity of 3.3 million. That doesn't sound like good 'resale value'...

Yes the EXs and the 141LX where imported for aprox the same price in the same time for the permit and now the EXs are selling for higher prices than the 141s

 

Still our retarded brains have a higher resale for toyotas

 

I blame primary school maths teachers for this

The money on free education seems to be going to waste.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

I guess some people just love being "in the box". Look at our dear Kush, loves being in the box so much his family bought 3 car's and just cos another car gave a few issues he sold HIS car :rolleyes:

 

And while on the topic of Lancer EX's I found a great cheaper alternative..

577847_10151794289889838_1909249866_n.jp

No it's not the Lancer EX you'd think it was. Well, at least not on paper. On paper it's a proton, but in reality its the Lancer EX 2.0GT with the paddle shift and all that jazz. I personally like this rear end more than the lancer EX.

I was talking to the owner and he said its manufactured in Japan by Mitsu, just rebadged as a Proton. You should have seen the glee on that guy's face when he was talking about his car. You could just see how pleased he was with it. 

Cost wise, it's about 60-70% of the price of the Mitsu. Wonder how feasible importing this would be ;)

 

PS: This was in malaysia btw

 

Why not buy this and fix couple of Mitsubishi emblems :D



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

bdw isn't Lancer bigger than Axio?