Recall Alert: 2009-2011 Mitsubishi Sedans, Hatchbacks and SUVs

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Vehicles Affected: Nearly 166,000 model-year 2008-11 Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Evolution performance sedans and Outlander SUVs, model-year 2009-11 Lancer Sportback performance hatchbacks and model-year 2011 Outlander Sport crossovers, all equipped with four-cylinder engines

The Problem: The vehicles have an engine pulley and belt arrangement for turning the alternator, the cooling fan and the power steering pump (if equipped); these pulleys may experience unusual wear and allow for belt detachment. If this occurs, the battery may discharge, resulting in an engine stall and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drive belt with a rubber belt; drive pulleys that are excessively worn will be replaced. All repairs will be made for free. The automaker has not yet announced a notification schedule.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Mitsubishi at 888-648-7820, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

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By Matt Schmitz | October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Lancer Ralliart

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Vehicles Affected: Nearly 150 model-year 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution sports sedans manufactured between Jan. 31, 2014, and Feb. 21, 2014, and 2014 Lancer Ralliart sports sedans manufactured between Feb. 3, 2014, and Feb. 14, 2014

The Problem: The cars may have insufficient clearance between the power steering pressure tube and the crossmember brace. Due to abrasion and rust, a hole may develop in the power steering tube, allowing fluid to leak out, resulting in the need for greater steering effort and increasing the risk of a crash. The leaking fluid also increases the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source such as a hot engine or exhaust component.

The Fix: Mitsubishi is notifying owners this month, and dealers will inspect the power steering tube for sufficient clearance; if necessary, they will replace the power steering tube assembly for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Mitsubishi at 888-648-7820 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | July 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Cars.com Review

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During its seven model years in existence, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has never before suffered from an identity crisis. The four-door sports sedan has always known its purpose: Cheap speed at the expense of comfort. Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says that mission continues, by and large, for the 2014 model year, with exhilarating track-ready power, handling and suspension. But as its price edges toward $40,000 while its interior remains at less-than-$30,000 quality, the appeal could be waning. Read Bruzek's review and decide.

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By Matt Schmitz | November 15, 2013 | Comments (3)

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You've just purchased that sporty compact sedan you've been eyeing and are just as satisfied as you'd hoped with its comfort and fuel economy. So it goes without saying you didn't buy the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. After all, those are the practical attributes of a daily driver, when what Lancer Evo buyers covet is track performance — which it boasts in abundance. Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek warns that, unless your main objective is taking corners like a rally racer, tamer competitors might be more your speed.

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By Matt Schmitz | November 1, 2013 | Comments (2)

Recall Alert: 2008-2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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Vehicles Affected: 10,474 model-year 2008-2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution sports sedans manufactured between Dec. 12, 2007, and March 5, 2013.

The Problem: The clutch master cylinder could fail, reducing the ability to shift the vehicle into or out of gear, increasing the risk of a crash.

By Matt Schmitz | October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cool Compared: Subaru BRZ Versus Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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Untrained eyes could easily overlook the Mitsubishi Evolution sports sedan. Its front-mounted intercooler for the turbocharged engine, large wing of GSR models and wide fenders are the type of cool features performance nerds appreciate. The turbocharged, all-wheel drive Evo was in its prime at one point, but now in its seventh model year — relatively unchanged — it is slowly losing pizazz each year the capable sedan goes untouched by Mitsubishi.

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There's a new import turning heads on the streets among sub-$40,000 performance cars, and Cars.com owns one: the 2013 Subaru BRZ. The rear-wheel-drive, lightweight BRZ and Scion FR-S are no match for the Evo on the track or the dyno, but the rear-wheel-drive twins exude an unheard of dry-ice cool factor. The Evolution GSR we recently tested provided a good opportunity to drive these affordable performance cars back-to-back.

By Joe Bruzek | October 4, 2013 | Comments (5)

Insurance Study Finds GMC Sierra 1500 Best for Safety

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A new study of insurance rates for injury protection and medical payments ranked the GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck highest for occupant injury protection. The Fiat 500 ranks lowest.

Insure.com studied prevailing insurance rates across hundreds of ZIP codes from six major auto-insurance carriers: Allstate, Farmers, Geico, Nationwide, Progressive and State Farm. The firm analyzed premiums for injury coverage, including provisions for uninsured motorists and lost wages, on more than 750 new cars.

Besides the GMC Sierra 1500 (SLE/SLT/Work Truck), the best rates came from the Porsche Cayenne, GMC Yukon (SLT/Denali), GMC Sierra 2500 (SLE only) and GMC Terrain (SLE1 only) — all trucks or SUVs. On the other end, multiple trim levels of the Fiat 500 and 500c (cabrio) rated worst among injury-protection rates. The Kia Rio5 (LX/SX), Toyota Corolla (L only), Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart and Mercedes-Benz CL600 joined the small Fiat among the worst cars for injury-related insurance rates. Four of those five are compact or subcompact, and three of them start under $17,500.
By Kelsey Mays | January 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Mitsubishi Galant Prices Tumble in January

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Late-model used-car prices dipped slightly in January 2013, dropping about one-half of a percentage point ($101) from December 2012 to $22,662. However, a number of models saw significantly steeper declines. Leading the way was the Mitsubishi Galant.

The now-discontinued family sedan saw its average asking price drop 12% to $13,993, a decrease of nearly $2,000. Other models that have recently met the chopping block — the Mercury Milan and Mazda CX-7 — also saw some of the largest price drops of the month with declines of 4%.

Another Mitsubishi model, the Lancer compact car, saw the biggest price increase of the month with a 5% ($841) jump to $17,672. The Chevrolet Corvette saw the second-largest increase with a 4% rise but the largest dollar jump of $2,528 to $59,017.

The chart below details the top 10 used cars from the 2010 to 2012 model years with the biggest price drops — as well as the 10 with the biggest increases. To be eligible for the list, a model had to have 500 cars in Cars.com's national inventory.

By Mike Hanley | January 28, 2013 | Comments (3)

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer

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The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer sedan is an underdog in the competitive compact sedan segment and its lackluster driving experience and interior don't help it, says Cars.com Family reviewer Carrie Kim. Not everything is dire; Carrie said this five-seat sedan's exterior looks good and all-wheel drive is available.

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By Jennifer Newman | December 26, 2012 | Comments (5)

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer

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The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer GT has aggressive styling, but its looks are getting dated. It has passing power and sporty handling, but it's a rough, noisy ride. You might snag one at a discount, but you'll pay more at the pump. Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek wants to like this compact sedan, but despite its fun-to-drive factor, the Lancer GT is far too unrefined to choose over superior competitors in the class, like the Mazda3 and Ford Focus. Until this sedan gets an overdue refresh, it's strictly for those interested in style over substance on the relative cheap.

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By Matt Schmitz | December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

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