I just bought a 2007 JDM fresh import, CVT, AWD. Average is >9 with A/C in the city. Beautiful, comfortable drive. Beats a 2012 brand new Corolla hands down in handling, and comfort. Highly recommended if you appreciate quality, are interested in a long term keeper, and not something you regularly want to trade. Surprisingly, there are a LOT of Lancers on the road (at least in DHA Lahore) which I only notice now that I'm driving one.
Note: Mine is a little sluggish, probably because of the AWD/CVT combo, so I have to figure that out and the top end is only about 140 so something is not right there. But the AWD is wonderful, up to Nathia Gali with 6 adults, 2 kids and a trunk full of luggage. Never spun a wheel once or put load on the engine. At multiple places Civics and Corollas were pulled over to the side, off load people and rev up and attempt again, we'd go singing by. Superb. Didn't miss the Pajero a bit.