This is going to be my first Buying and Ownership review of my pre-owned Mitsubishi Lancer GLXI which I purchased on the 23rd April 2012.
Prior to my latest acquisition, I was driving a Honda City 1.3 EXI. It was a 2000 model. A decent car in it’s own segment.
Since a period of time I was playing with my plans to pick a Mitsubishi Lancer, Petrol variant. I have driven a few diesel variants owned by my friends and was quite impressed with the performance, comfort and looks of the car. Mind you I had never driven a petrol Lancer.
On the 21st April 2012, on my birthday, while I was on my way home from my relatives place, I happen to notice couple of Lancers on sale at a local dealer’s parking area. I thought of going and enquiring about the specific vehicles. The one in black colour, 2002 model turned-out to be a diesel variant I instantly rejected as I had plans for only a petrol Lancer. The other one was a white colour, 2000 model, GLXI. It had skirting all around, an end-can on the silencer and alloys. The odometer was showing 61,201 kms done.
I spoke to the dealer and he assured me that the car was in a very good state under the hood. With a servicing at a reliable workshop and a good rubbing polishing on the body the car will be great on the road. He even confessed that the suspensions of the desired vehicle were in poor state and would need to be looked into. Apart from that this lancer was minus a Music system. I took a test drive of the car and found it to be a little sluggish or restrained and also the noise from the front suspension area. It had a decent firing. After a while spent on negotiations, the dealer agreed to give me the Lancer for Rs.1.1L. I gave the dealer some amount and told him that I would pick the car tomorrow.
On the 22nd April 2012, my brother went over to the dealer and completed the required deal and drove the car back to our home. He told me that he noticed sound coming from the front and rear of the vehicle over speed breakers and or pot-holes. Also that the horn of the car was not functioning. I made a note of all this and decided to identify a good Mitsu workshop and give my car there for service and other issues.
My Lancer, rechristened as Bolt, is scheduled for a service on the 28th April 2012.
, I made few friends out of whom, jarpickle, has been a source to all my Lancer queries. A very down-to-earth guy, ever ready to share knowledge, well informed about sourcing parts and accessories in Bombay (Mumbai) and also was advising me get the car in stock condition after a thorough service. Thanks to TAI
, I’m getting to meet and know some cool people having wide range of automobile knowledge.
Posting few pictures of my car in its current state. I would appreciate any suggestions feedbacks and comments.