2003 MITSUBISHI LANCER

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$2,495
$1,054
below average
145,285 Miles
2,572
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 145285
Color: YELLOW
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 4-Cylinder
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Seattle, WA
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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
  Based on 118 reviews

RUN BABY RUN

5
gil on 01/13/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

Runs good. Keeps you moving.

GREAT CAR!

4.6
ashleemays on 09/11/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've had my Lancer for over a year and so far I've loved it, it has only broke down on me one time the camshaft sensor went out than my battery went out but other than that it's been a great car. I did notice that people have been saying that they had problems with the temperature knob I have too ever since I bought the car!

a great bang for your buck

4.8
wolfcry on 01/18/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this for a year now, bought it used with about 130k miles. Very few issues with this car... I've mostly just had to do the regular oil changes, but I've also had to change a power window motor and rail, tie rod ends. Gotta change the bushings on the control arms later, and replace the window tint since its kinda messed up right now; not saying that all Lancers gotta change their window tint, mine was bought with some small defects in the all of the window tint...

200,000 miles and still rolling smooth

3.5
imanilove on 07/14/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm a second owner, I had this car for over 6 years now. This car has been through the ringer and has been dogged out. Like most cars some issues have arisen such as the tie rods, and timing belt which I think is quite normal for a car with 200,000 miles. Other than that I just kept up on regular with oil changes and it's still riding strong. I would recommend a lancer to anyone looking for a long lasting car. It's certainly not a luxury car but it's a damn good car.

Great Car

4.5
ryans93 on 02/20/2012

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We have owned the Lancer since it was new and it has been a fantastic car. It still looks great, gets good gas mileage, is fun to drive, and little has gone wrong with it. The build quality is excellent and the interior has held up extremely well with almost no rattles and still tight after 9 years and 150k. Other than regular maintenance, few problems have arisen on the car, and it's been very reliable.

Still pleased

4
res on 11/22/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and i bought this car with 11 miles on the odometer. Great feeling.8 years later we are almost at 60k. This car is mostly driven by my wife.We use to use for long trips and am surprised to hear people have gotten up to 30 mpg on the highway. I have seen consistent 25 mpg on highway. Anyway this is a great little car that is nimble but lacks a little power.

Great first car I must say!

4.3
Tarantula on 11/16/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought it about 7 months ago with 132k miles on it. Was a little skeptical about it but when I drove it, I couldn't believe its 7 years old. Great gas mileage (about 30 mpg combined), fun to drive (in short commutes but not on the highway), and great reliability. I drove like 12k miles in just six months of purchase and needed nothing other than regular oil change. There is some room for improvement such as, temperature knob is hard to rotate and I'm not the only one facing this, no abs/cruise. But other than these issues the car is great.

Happy with my Lancer!

4.5
DR4eva on 11/14/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a second hand Lancer ES from Dixie Mitsubishi for a great deal and "AS IS". Few things I had to fix were the tie rod, the lower bumper had a crack probably from a speedbump, new tires, and new brake pads.. nothing out of the ordinary! Overall the ride is very smooth and humble. It doesn't roar like a mustang but it is quick to respond and drives very nice. My dad was equally impressed with the quality of parts (he works on our cars a lot) and I will buy Mitsubishi again!

Disappointing

3.1
steve on 08/31/2010

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle itself is not a bad vehicle to own, low in perchance cost, easy to maneuver, and sporty looks tribute to its appeal. After owning this vehicle for a little while I find myself disappointed, the ride is quite bouncy, the engine is underpowered, and the fuel economy is nothing to write home about, I would say just below par for its class. The front is nice and grippy when you do get up to speed, sadly cornering fun is reduced by moderate body lean. If one is looking for a lancer oz rally my suggestion would be to find one with a manual transmission. As an automatic, a very good first car, looks good, is cheap to own and maintain, yet for the parents its not crazy fast.

Watch for the heater/air switch

4.9
jen on 08/28/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I seen a review above me about the heater knob not turning to air conditioning. So I decided to chime in. I had the same issue and so did all 3 of my friends who own the same year lancer. Never on recall and they refused to fix it. 3k was the estimate. I traded it in this year got 2,200 trade because of the knob. It also had issues with the timing belt I had to replace it 2x's under 100k. Transmission started slipping at 90k. Lighted mirror cover broke off. Don't let me deter you. Im sure some of that wear and tear was my fault. Light bulbs burned out quite often watch for water under hood. Drives beautifully in snow. Drove through snow storm, 1 ft deep snow and icy wipers and all.

I love my car!

4.8
Leslie on 03/08/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had this car for a few months, but so far, I love it! The first owner of the car maintained it perfectly, so maintenance has not yet been an issue on this 78K mile vehicle. Based on some of these reviews, my opinion might change once major work is necessary, but so far the car is wonderful, and the best I've ever owned. It's fun to drive, handles well, and has enough zip to pass whenever I need to. I'm planning to drive this car for years to come. I'm a careful driver, and keep up on suggested maintenance, and don't see any problems in the near future.

Amazing car

4.6
LancerCO on 02/17/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my Lancer OZ Rally in April of 07 with 93000 miles on it and since then i have put on 30000 miles on it. I love driving this car in the summer and winter (as long as there is no snow). The Lancer struggles on snow and ice because it is so light. Overall though I love this car and plan on driving it until the wheels fall off. You won't be sorry you bought this car.

My Lancer

3.8
Cleveland, OH on 12/31/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought this car used with 33,000 miles on it in June of 2004. It is now the end of 2009. The first 100,000 miles were okay, I had two recalls that I had to get taken care of and it's a good thing my mechanic is honest and told me it was a recall to call the dealership, one of the parts alone was almost $1000. Well, now the last six months I've had the entire front end replaced, ignition coil, alternator, and the catalytic converter replaced. The parts on this car are outrageous. I will not buy a Mitsubishi again. I bought a foreign car figuring I wouldn't need to replace these things before 150,000. Due to the cost of parts I might actually buy an American car!!

Till The Wheels Fall Off

5
Bkuhns on 12/30/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my car in April of 2008 after getting rid of my jetta (which was a lemon). This car is a terrific car to own! I have taken it on many roadtrips and it has no problems. My friends always have me drive cause they love to ride in it. It has amazing handling and it has some speed to it. For awhile I got bored of it and was thinking of selling it until I went and washed my car and I fell in love with it again. I live in Colorado and it handles great in the snow. This is definitely a car a buy.

Very surprising car!

4.9
Brad on 11/13/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car for about three years now, and no problems. It is very comfortable, though road noise is a bit high. Performance in city driving is great, but needs a bit more ability passing on the highway. Very nimble, takes turns quickly and easily, the most fun part of the car! Had a Cavalier, immediately impressed by the handling of this car which, for a lower price, replaces that trailing rear axle with a great multi-link suspension that hugs the road and handles the bumps. Note: my car was originally sold in Guam, and instead of the 2.0L SOHC 4- valve has a 1.6L 16V SOHC. This changes the torque a bit, for some reason I get peak torque of 130ft/lbs but at 3000 rpm not 4250. Kinda nice!

Best 4 Cyl Car

4.6
Juan Rodriguez on 08/31/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car for over 4 years now and I burn it up. Its 6 years old and it has the mileage of a 10 year old car and its still driving like a car of the year. Let me tell you, I floor it a lot too and this car has had no problems. Overall, the Lancer has made me stick to Mitsubishi pride. My next car, which won't be soon since my baby's still kicking, will definitely be another Lancer. :)

A good solid car

4.5
LancerGuy2003 on 07/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This was my first new car. Mostly the first 5 years or so no real problems with it. I have had some big expenses starting at the fifth year mark (65K miles). Still all in all, not bad. My mileage has been on the high side (26-28 city, 32-34 highway). It's at 94K and hoping to keep it around for another 40K or so.

A car that adapts to your life

4.5
garlinghouse on 04/15/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

My Lancer ES was my first new car. Being young and immature I drove it like a rally car the first 10k miles of its life. As I got more responsible and mature I began driving it normally. After getting married and having 2 kids it made a great family car. My wife now uses it everyday to make long commutes to work and school driving at least 150 miles a day. This car still gets great gas mileage around 27mph average, has never let me or my family down even at 80k plus miles. This car can take anything you or your life throw its way. All it asks in return is follow its maintenance schedule by the book and this car will do whatever you need it to do.... within reason! Highly recommended.

Great Car

4.3
Ricardo on 11/22/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I really enjoy this car. I have not had any problems at all and I drive this car a lot. The only maintenance is oil change and things of that sort which I do my self. One more thing to add, this car has no axles.

2003 Lancer ES

2.9
John on 11/17/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

This car is somewhat fun to drive. However, just pray that nothing goes wrong. Even a minor problem can be very expensive to fix. The reason is the car is constructed in modules, like a lego set. If one little piece of the module breaks, you have to replace the whole thing. For example, the plastic door on the heating duct got warped. (This is a small plastic piece that moves to switch you from cool air to hot air.) Cost to fix: $3000 because the entire heating/air conditioning module had to be replaced. My mechanic told me the same problem would have cost $100 to fix on a Honda.

Reliable

4.5
Jules on 10/01/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my 03 Lancer ES new. I drive to work 33 miles one way mostly highway miles and average about 31 - 34 miles per gallon. I love my little car. It is a five speed and handles great in the winter snow. The only maintenance I have done is change the oil, had the belts changed at 100,000. I just had my spark plugs changed at $115,000, you think the dealer would have told me every 30,000 miles for the plugs, since that is where my oil changes are done. I have never had a more reliable car. It still runs like new.

Some problems

3.4
Laura on 07/01/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I've had this car for two years and I do put a lot of miles on it annually. It ran great initially, but since I hit 90,000 miles I've had to put about $2,000 in to repairs. front and rear axle, exhaust system, break pads and shoes 3-4 times in the last two years, transmission, etc. It is also extremely loud, the external noise I can hear with the windows rolled up is kind of ridiculous. It is extremely comfortable to sit in and fun to drive but not worth it anymore. Also, as I work in a city and have to parallel park, my car gets bumped around a lot be less contentious drivers. The thing dents as easily as a soda can! There's a dent from someone having leaned against it!

Dissatisfied

3.3
2003 Lancer on 06/24/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I've had my 03 Lancer for 5 years now, and I only have 40,600 miles on it. Just recently the Horn-Pad assembly stopped working, is malfunctioning. Because it is connected with the airbags and steering component, I have to get the entire component replaced, which has cost me over $1200. Another unfortunate thing is that the part is not made in the U.S. The part had to be placed on backorder from Japan - not too happy about that!

Good ride

5
threetri on 09/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's been a good car in the two and a half years I have had it. I have only had to replace the front left strut at 26000 miles because of speed bumps and crappy roads. I put an K&N air filter and an aftermarket exhaust on and I get 38 miles to the gallon on the freeway. It's not the fastest car, but sure is fun to drive.

My Super Car

5
Jr Evo on 01/24/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2003 Lancer is a great car to modify. A lot of people complain that it is lacks prower, but all it needs is a high flow cat and muffler and a cold air intake with light rims and ngk iridium plugs. I'm doing 0-60 in about 5.5 seconds.

Good Car, but Kinda Boring!

4.3
E-Bar on 11/24/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had nothing but luck with my Lancer OZ, however after three years I am kinda bored with it. It gets great gas mileage (27-33 mpg) and has had no mechanical problems. It does eat tires and front brakes, I don't drive out of control or use heavy breaks. I live in the country and don't do a lot of stop and go driving. I wish that I had more room to haul things and passenger room. I am 5'10", however having somewhat tall people in my car is a problem. For a good little commuter this is a perfect car. For someone looking to start a life and a family you may want to keep looking.

Be Intelligent, Give It a Shot

4.8
M J.DRAHL on 11/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My spouse and I were not seeking to purchase a new vehicle on that hot humid New Jersey afternoon. As we passed the dealer I noticed the Diamond White Pearl OZ Rally from knowledge on upgrade platform outside. We just had test driven such a vehicle. Both my wife and I took separate drives in a five speed. We were so impressed by its handling, brakes, outward vision, and tremendously smooth gearbox 4.04.1 that we placed our down payment on one in less an hour. The vehicle was delivered as promised in less than three days. The sales staff and management were very business-like and extremely professional in all respects. We purchased another Lancer ES for our college bound son for his NY trips.

With Help...a Great Little Car

4.4
tuner77 on 11/03/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my manual 2003 O-Z Lancer new in Dec. of 2002 and have 52,000 miles on it. The only problem I have noticed is a delay in staring in the summer months...due to the higher concentration of ethanol in the gas. It has no problems when driving, just starting. I put in NGK Iridium plugs a few months back and that seemed to have corrected that. If your not having the problem, I would not recommend those plugs, they are too expensive and the gain is minimal. Mostly though the car is a great everyday driver. Comfort-wise, it's a very good deal for the money. Its performance is lacking, but with the help of the automotive aftermarket and a $1,000 investment, anyone with a tool set can remedy that.

A Great Car

4.9
tebeaudin on 09/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has exceeded all of the expectations I had when I purchased it. Mitsubishi is not known for its quality, but this car is very well built. The gas mileage has been a pleasant surprise but I haven't given up any power. The car has quite a bit of zip that lets me hang with cars with much more power. It has a great ride overall.

Better Than Expected

4
rod on 09/21/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My 2003 Lancer was purchased used at an "auto superstore" in 03/2004 with 15,212 miles, for $9,988. It replaced my 1998 Nissan Altima which had 217,000 miles and a fantastic service record, i.e., minimal problems and great fuel economy. My expectations for the Mitsubishi were "OK" at best, I did not believe that it was in the same league as the Nissan. iIwas wrong! I am a medical courier and as of 9/20/2006 i have 200,867 miles on this little cracker-box car. I change the oil (and filter of course) about every 5,000 miles, use only regular (87 octane) gas as recommended, and change spark plugs about every 30,000 miles using only the recommended ngk's (don't make the mistake I did by using other plugs).

An OK alternative

3.9
Drew on 07/09/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my Lancer used, with about 36,000 miles on it. It's been a solid performer so far, but it should be for the first 100,000 miles. Any car should. The car should have more horsepower. There's no reason it shouldn't be in the 160-170 HP range when the Rally version is well over 200. The gas mileage is disappointing, it too should be better. I've experience high 20s when traveling on the highway - it should be in the mid-30s at least. All in all, the Lancer is a half-way decent alternative if you cannot afford the Civic or a comparable Toyota or Nissan. My only other concern would be the automatic transmission. I hope it doesn't give out before it's paid for. Go with a stick if you can.

Good car!

4.5
D.W. Stones on 07/06/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Lancer's standard equipment is great not cheap and flimsy like in some of the domestic cars I've had. This car is fun to drive and can take the numerous potholes of the roads of PA with out jolting you around like a you're riding in a dryer on four wheels unlike my old Subaru. More than 120 horses would make it a little bit more exciting to drive.

Great Little Car

4.6
Mars on 02/08/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my Mitsubishi Lancer since 2/2004 and it's great. My car now has a total of 57,000 miles and still runs like new. The standad features are better than any other compact car's. It has a quiet ride and a great OEM sound system. This car has not given a single problem since I purcahsed it. It gets great gas milage and has execellent performance for a 4-cyl. vehicle.

Well....I guess I like it

4.3
colembaw on 12/02/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I like my Lancer, but I think that it is a little average. The fuel economy is OK, the ride is OK, I don't want to come across as an unsatisfied customer, but I just haven't been blown away by the car. The interior is above average, I like the standard features, but overall I haven't been thrilled with the pick-up or the way that I have been followed up with by the dealership (none). Being a car salesman now, I look back on the experience I had and see how to not sell a customer a car.

I love it!

5
lancerchic on 06/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have loved this car from the moment I test drove it. It is a lot of fun to drive, and I love the sporty look. I have taken this car on all kinds of long road trips, and it has never failed me. I like the feeling that I am driving a sporty car, but that I still have 4 doors and room to fit passengers and cargo, as opposed to a 2-door sports car that you can't fit anything in besides the driver. Highly recommended!

Ups and Downs

4.3
John on 06/03/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love my Lancer OZ but she has been a headache. Note to drivers: do not get into an accident. After an accident and the car has no value left to it and the problems are irrepairable. It still drives like a dream with 50,000 miles but it has noises like you wouldn't beleive. Horrible in the snow and rain but on nice days, handels and zips like a dream.

LOVE MY CAR

5
DJSTENGER1024 on 06/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I HAVE OWNED THIS CAR SINCE JANUARY 2003 AND DRIVE IT TO WORK EVERYDAY. IT GETS AROUND 32MPG. I HAVE ALWAYS OWNED BIG CARS WITH POWER, AND DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A SMALLER CAR, BUT SO FAR I'M NOT DISAPPOINTED. MECHANICALLY, THIS IS AN EXCELLENT AUTOMOBILE. I CURRENTLY HAVE 51,000 MILES ON THE ODOMMETER. I HAVE CHANGED THE OIL EVERY 3,000 MILES AND HAVE SCHEDULED MY FIRST TUNE-UP NEXT WEEK.

LOVE THIS CAR

4.8
nashvillefisk on 05/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great little car I got it used and it feels like new no rattles or vibrations just a smooth ride ant plenty of power!!! I just wish I bought it from a diffrent dealer!

GLAD I DID IT

4.4
novbec on 04/23/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Lancer brand new. I really thought that I wouldnt like it. I LOVE that car. Granted, its' not the fastest car on the block, but it's pretty darn zippy, and I have no problems getting on the highway at a highway speed or faster. I havent had the opportunity to take it to the mountains to see how it does (in colorado).It gets great gas mileage 30-31 mpg combined. I really couldnt ask for anything more for the price except anti-lock brakes. The car comes loaded;powerwindows,locks,cruise,tilt. My car has a/m leather interior which matches the color or the car (yellow and black) and I get a lot of compliments and looks about my car.

My Lancer Opinion

4.6
Lancer Lover on 03/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car in March of 2003, I actually traded in my 1999 Honda EX Civic Coupe for it. I fell in love with the Lancer style long before it was released in the US, the body lines are unique, which is what I like. The lancer actually surprised most of my friends with the ability to push you into the seat off the line. It has been reported to have 120 hp, it seems like it has more hp that most cars in its class. I am 6'7" tall and 250 lbs and the lancer is very comfortable.

03 OZ left over- loving it so far

4.9
lowzone on 02/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

just got the car as an 03 Leftover, dealership was OK,salesman was great. Paid 13,425 for a 17k car (plus tax,title,reg). great incentives from Mitsu for leftovers. Great deal over the ES with added options,nicer seating,coloring of interior. Rides great, havent figured out the MPG yet, only 300 miles on the car so far.has enough torque to get onto highways and we havent revved it up past 3500 yet since its so new.

STAY CLEAR

3.1
bk007 on 02/11/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I have owned the car for a year now, and can't wait to get rid of it. I drive a lot 40,000 mile's in one year. Gas milage is getting worse and worse, build quality is poor, dash rattle's, door rattle's, now heres the best part the car has a msrp around 15k+ now a year later even if it had low miles its worth around 8k, 50% loss in one year, you do the math!

Like any other car...

4.1
gnnusa on 02/10/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

...the Lancer 2003 has its own pluses and minuses. The only two things that make this great car an average car are - power and fuel economy. The display of power especially with auto- tran is abysmal. Fuel economy as compared to Honda Civic or even my old Saturn is poor.

Fun to drive, easy on the wallet

4.3
Dallasfan on 02/05/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mitsubishi Lancer is what it is. An inexpensive, comfortable, fun to drive car. The vehicle has an ample, pleasant interior. I have two brother- in-laws over 6 foot tall who say the back seats give them exceptional room. The sound system is excellent and the ride feel is superb. I have cruised along at 90mph with little to no road noise, and no body vibration. This is a solid, reliable car that will get you where your going comfortably, and enjoyably.

Good little car

4.8
Kick Axe on 01/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very good ride as well as an acceptable quiet engine.We chose it over the Civic.

not so great of a car

3
RallyStyle2003 on 01/11/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Well I have had a bad experience owning this car from day one. No ABS available on this "sportier" model, but the step down does. I got in a serious accident within 3 months because I couldn't stop in time. It would have been plenty of room with ABS though. And horrible dealer treatment from day one. The service manager tells me "hey we don't build the cars, we just service them" and that because my bumper has already faded to an obviously different shade of white, that is normal and the kind of quality product that Mitusbishi produces. The "sales" side has lied to me constantly too. Just horrible.

I love this car

4.1
Mcdonald on 01/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Hi guys i just wanted to let yall know that i love my lancer it was my first car and ill def. get anotherone in a couple of years this is a great car for city traveling. MATT

The Best Car Ever!

4.4
MOONITE on 12/30/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car in 12/02. I was so excited to have a brand new car as my first car ever. This car is amazing. Everyone I ran into can't help but admire my beautiful car. I love it. It runs smooth and I get great milage.

great car for price

4
sherri on 12/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

grest little car, good for city driving as well as highway. cute design teenagers love it

Stylin'

4.9
guess1885 on 11/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This baby is the ultimate driving machine, especially for young drivers. Its safe, sporty, fun, and gets great milage. I have the yellow OZ and I love the way it gets attention.

So far so good

4.8
NBolay on 11/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been driving the OZ for 1.5 months now and I am impressed. I've yet to achieve the suggested fuel economy, but I drive at high revs. and have a rooftop bike-rack (lots of drag). Space is accomodating, style works great for me, and handling is well above average. Two 400mile road trips so far and still feels like new. Last attempt was against high winds, but 105mph is not much for a top speed, but its not like I get to drive that fast anyway.

Nice little sedan

4.8
EW1328 on 11/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good handling. Not the fastest in its class but very quick off the line. Love the styling. The car feels bigger than it is on the highway, very stable and quite if you keep it under 110km/h (70mph). Impressive standard equipment. One bonus is you don't see youself come and go on the road like civic or corolla. Best kept secret in the small car market.

LANCER LOVER

4.5
KEN K on 11/07/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I TEST DROVE CIVIC, PROTEGE AND COROLLA FIRST. LANCER IS THE BEST COMBINATION 0F BUILD QUALITY, SMOOTH RIDE, GOOD HANDLING AND POWER. LANCER IS ALSO THE QUIETEST CAR BY FAR!

lancer

5
leeannbarry on 11/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I've ever owned. I've owned 14 cars in the last 6 years. I've also couped it up with a a lot of accessories to the car, put a big stereo in my c

favorite car in the world!!

5
shonyboy on 10/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the mitsubishi lancer is an awsome car! its quick,agile,and comfertible.there is nothing to hate about thiscar.from its sleek and sporty design,to it its torquey and smooth reving engine.this car is the best!its very roomy and has a huge trunk.its a great family car,as well as a great tuner car!if your looking for a car with good milage,speedy acceleration,and a smooth ride,this is the car for you!

Great Car

4.9
Moongoose on 10/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After wrecking my first oz lancer and coming out unscratched, I instantly bought a new one. The car is a blast to drive, and with intake, exhaust, and cams you can get it running at almost 200 hp for under an extra 1000 dollars. It handles great, rides extremely smoothly, has great after market potential, looks nice, and best of all, is cheap to maintain. I highly recommend this car, especially with Mitsu's current incentives.

its good but not that good.

4.6
johnson2003 on 10/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the car but again it doesnt have enough power. You think if it was going to be a more expensive model then the ES they should have done more to it then put rims on it, oz floor mats and a sticker on the trunk lid.Im not too fond of the wing or the front grill. Lastly the stock shift knob weighs like 15 pounds. I had to change mine out with one from a 95 civic.

New Ride :)

4.5
DRUPPYWORLD on 10/17/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, love interior features... doesnt have awesome pick-up. I own automatic... After hitting the full pedal... I hit major lag around 40 something... and there is slow recovery another very minor lag at around 60.. Once on crusing speed great control... On freeways gets little.. Well it is lightweight.. Brakes are Great And Drove 300 miles other day... in 8.6 gallons.. Thats better then company stated.. I dont know how is that possible...

Lancer

4.3
Relic on 09/28/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Tested the Civic,slightly more money,I found it less refined.The Lancer beat it ,in my eyes.Thats coming from a guy who just bought an Odyssey.

GOOD CAR

5
LIDYPR on 09/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST CAR I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE. IT'S REALLY COOL TO DRIVE AND IT IS REALLY ENJOYABLE TO HAVE. I BEEN REALY HAPPY SINCE I HAVE IT THE CAR IS GOOD ON GAS AND ALL THAT WONDERFUL THINGS. IF PEOPLE ASK ME WHAT TYPE OF CAR THEY SHOULD BUY I'LL SAY THE MITSUBISHI LANCER.

Good Stuff

4.8
C.D. on 09/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just got a new one, so far it is great. Smallish engine but enough power to move when it has to. But the big test is how it handles in the snow, won't find that out for a couple months!

HORRIBLE

3.1
Jacobo on 09/24/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

TOO MANY WARRANTY REPAIRS ALREADY. TOO MANY FACTORY DEFECTS BEFORE 6000 MILES

Great Little car

4.9
Seaaa on 09/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased the OZ manual, as a economy alternative to our 2002 Suburban. It is just that and more. My wife and I now race to drive it first, it is fun to drive, only 120 HP but feels like more, we have all the option on it, but most came standard (AC,poer window, power locks, cruise control,variable wipers delays...) the sun roof is great, and works smoothly. The rear seats easily accomodate full grown adults! I have been in some mid size cars where fitting in the back is a tight squeeze. The design is definitly sport, as well as the steering. So far we really enjoy the car and performance.

Love it!

4.9
Lex81 on 09/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have always driven low small cars, for I only use them to go to work. My last car was a Doge Shawdow. I had that car 10 years. The body went but the engine never gave me one bit of trouble. That engine was made by Mitsubushi. I decided to try the whole Mitsubushi car this time.

Beautiful Car!

5
CandiGirli2128 on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have not had this car very long but i love it already! It is perfect for anyone that loves to drive luxury cars without the luxury car price!!

A Winner!

4.5
Jamis on 09/17/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After purchasing my Lancer OZ i realized that it isnt that bad driving a sedan. i am more of a truck girl. the Lancer performs excellent on both highway and city streets and with fuel prices soaring the Lancer is just an all around winner!!

A couple more ponies

4.9
T Man on 09/17/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have the 2003 modle grey in color and I love driving it. It handles like a dream and when you get up and going you don't even feel your true speed so the cruse is very handy.

I love my Lancer!

4.4
lisnun on 09/15/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased my Lancer in February of 2002. The reason for my low mileage is because I only drive it to and from work and occasionaly elsewhere. I love everything about it, except the fact that it is only a 2 cylinder. The "pickup" could be better only because it is very slow while going up hills. I have to get up to 45mph to get to 40 mph! That is the only thing I can say that I am not happy with. As far as everything else goes, I think it is an excellant car for me!!

The Lancer Rocks!

4.8
Kid Lancer 7 on 09/13/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been a fan of the mitsubishi Lancer / evolution series for a long while. I felt i just had to own one. VERY roomy for its size. Lots of space in the trunk. Very comfortable to drive and loads of fun. I Thought it could be just a tad bit faster than what it is. BUt with some basic Modifications, this thing will tear up the road! Great car if u don't like Honda Civics (like myself!). Id recommend this to anyone 18-29 yrs old, Anyone that wants to customize an import car, or any one that wants an excellent car, with out spending a a fortune!

Dream car

4.9
MochaMint on 09/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely LOVE this car! No, it's not a race car (yet), but the handling of it is incredible. The body is sharp, and it's so quiet, even at high speeds. The Lancer is very quickly going to become more popular than the Civic.

My Mitsubishi

4.9
MagickalDragyn on 09/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been the most fun I've had in a car. I have teenage children, and the rear leg room is the best we've found in a midsize car.

Mitsubishi ES Lancer Automatic

5
dinh on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car for the monney. Better look than CIVIC , TOYOTA, NISSAN

Stay Away

1.3
Lancer Hater on 07/30/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

This is the worst car I have ever owned. At 35,000 miles I already needed a new clutch. At 37,000 miles I needed new brake pads, shocks and struts, a new piston, new timing belt and a new head gasket. Since I am so upside down on the car because of Mitsu's "wonderful" no payments/interest for 1 year, I had no choice but to fix everything totaling over $2200. Do not buy this car!!!! You would be better off driving a Kia.

Thank you for bringing it to the states

5
souren on 07/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The lancer is a great car! I think we should have had the car here in the states a long time ago. It out- preforms the civic, sunfire, cavelier, sentra, focus and many other cars in its class. There is a big aftermarket parts market for the lancer!

Lancer OZ

4.8
ron on 07/19/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great all around economy car.

8.8

4.3
ryan ward on 06/29/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is a really fun car to drive, its smooth, quiet,and it handles well. yes the engine is not that fast, but it is not the slowest car out there. the car is stylish and i think that it is diffrent than most of the cars in its class. though the jetta and the mazda 6 are better overall cars, for the money, the lancer is a really good buy.

Mitsubishi Lancer

4.9
Mystery on 06/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have to tell you that at this time last year, I would have told you I would rather walk than drive in a Mitsubishi. After my truck got broken into, and the rental company gave me this car, I wasnt too thrilled. But after I started it up and drove it for a little while, I started to change my mind. I love this car. As soon as the rest of my money is saved, I am getting the brand new Lancer. The turns in this car is unbelievable. Thank You Mitsubishi!!

Fun and Reliable Commuter

4.6
MitsuMufti on 05/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove just about every other car in its class (including the far more powerful sports sedans) and was not planning on buying the Lancer. After test-driving the O-Z Rally, however, I was sold. The power was decent, but the ride was incredible. Great handling, comfortable seats and a feel for the road trumped all the reviews I read. I didn't count on the reliability, though. 10 months and 20,000 miles later I've had no problems. Definitely consider the O-Z.

new purchase

4.1
kordic on 05/26/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Found the Mitsu Lancer superior in terms of performace, and sport handling than my second choice, the Toyota Corolla. So far, the car has performed admirably. I continue to enjoy driving it.

fun small car to drive

4.8
ozzie on 05/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

have not owned my lancer very long. great little car though. i have tinted the windows and added a spoiler to the rear. a very sporty looking car. i travel to and from mesa and albuquerque and i get great mpg. have had no troubles with car.

excellent

5
enigma on 05/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love this car. people should try mitsubishi more.

Nice car!

4.6
T310 on 05/13/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Everything is great except the engine is kind of weak, but it will work perfect for someone who doesn't care much about it. It comes with CD, power windows, power locks, power break, air bags, AC as the "BASIC"! I got a rear spoiler for cheap from the dealer...overall...this is the car for you if your budget is under 17000. It just looks cool with the spoiler!

Good car

4.6
PT on 05/10/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Got this car in January and chose this over the Mitsubishi Eclipse because of handling and fuel economy. The car hasnt let me down yet and it appears it wont. This car is manufactured actually in Japan unlike the civic which is made in the good ole' USA and the sentra which is assembled in Mexico. So this is actually an import with japanease quality.

Price and Power

4.8
Barrone on 04/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been waiting for years to experiance that feeling I felt when I purchased my first car. My search ended with the discovery of the Mitsubishi Lancer. This car is much better equiped than other vehicles in its class. The Lancer is only a little over 13Kwith a slew of appointments such as Power w,dl,m. You also get standard A/C power steering and 145watt cd player. The real pleasure is getting behind the whel. Who cares about horse power and tourque ratings when this car nearly shoves you through the seat on take of, turns corners like its on rails and brakes on a dime.

Da Car

5
Mayra on 04/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is an incredible Car. I totally recommend it.

Just another Car

2.6
bigspender on 04/08/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

OK car. Drives ok and handles nice. No power unless someone gets out and pushes. They are very proud of it as they MSRP the o-Z at 18,000 and the dealer tries to sell $2000.00 more of scotch gaurd and pin strip.

The wizard of OZ turns heads

4.8
michield on 04/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Lancer OZ Ralley is a head turner. A sporty car with a youthful aroma. Some critics say it's under powered with only 120hp in a 130hp class but the torque at 130lbs is what you feel. I tested the corolla, protoge, and sentra before deciding on the OZ. I didn't find any noticable difference in power or acceleration when driving. I suggested that if you want to turn heads by the OZ. If you are more conventional and wish to save a few pennies in gas by the corolla.

Replacing brakes as maintenance?

2.8
fccm on 03/19/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Beware of their warranty!! We were just informed that we had to replace the brakes and that it was not covered since it is considered "maintenance" despite having only 20,000 miles. Wish I had bought something else

Good Japanese Car for Great Price!

4.9
TomCat on 03/15/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far I am very pleased with my new Lancer! It rides very comfortably, performs well for a 4-cylinder, and there are plenty of standard features for the price. I added a color-keyed spoiler and tint at the dealership at no cost!!! The Diamond White Pearl paint is beautiful! Can't wait to go on a road trip.

GREATEST CAR EVER!!!!!!!!

5
Mikeandstuff on 03/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is the best car ever built. its comfortable,convenient, and just plain fun to drive. it hardly ever needs to go to the shop (other than oil changes) and it's very reliable aswell. my lancer has great fule economy and accelorates like nothing else.(no engine work has been done) it handles great to. it turnes as if it was on rails. it can take a corner better than my old 1999 accord could.

LancerLS

4.9
Bill22x on 02/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Lancer in October and I love it. So far I haven't had any problems and the gas mileage has been great. Especially with my driving style (had license less than a year).

Lancer Oz-Rally

4.5
mlsfs0 on 02/10/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this car because I wanted an inexpensive four door as my first car. The mileage is a big plus, although it isn't as great as the new honda hybrid which is only a few thousand more.

I love this car!

4.8
clownie94 on 02/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car- perfect for our family of 3. Performs better than expected, and a good price. I bought mine in October of 2001, and have logged around 40K miles already. Not a prob yet!

A great car for the young!

5
Burke on 01/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is great! I love it! I drive as much as I can just to cruise in this car!

Woo First CAR!!

4.6
InCuBaSs on 01/26/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If your not looking for car that so over fast. Even with 4 cyl it still has good pick up the interior is very sporty, the exterior is fresh and different fom others. you wont be seeing alot of these on the road cause not everyone can afford its a good first time car for younger people like myself the top of its class and is fun to drive!

My Lighting Yellow Lancer

5
Anez2 on 01/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm not interested in what the reviews say, because they are other cars out there like a so called "Focus" that keeps having recalls. Anyhow, I love driving my Lancer! It's like driving a family car with a little attitude, because of the yellow coloring. Of course i don't have any kids of my own, but there is more roomy seating for three car seats. Also it was affordable, I always had to look to compact cars, not anymore! My car the lighting can catch up to speed quick, I know because Ive stayed close to side of a Subaru WRX. You can either make it look like a family car or a car for show. Either way its better than the Mirage.

owning one

5
tkgrim on 01/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent value for the money, interior is roomy and fells safe.

What I think of the O-Z Rally Lancer

5
optimasone on 01/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Lancer is overall a fun car to drive. It offers more passenger volume than a lot of other cars in it's class. It does need a little extra pep, but no more than other cars in it's class. It's great on gas mileage and very economical overall with all it's standard features.

LOve it

4.6
Blackout21 on 01/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Pick it up last night Couldn't stop Driving. Yes No exotic inside but i knew that before i got the car But I love it

Love My Lancer

5
Joe Bethel on 01/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the Lancer of all the cars I have owned definately my favorite. It may not be the fanciest car on the market but for the money I spent I feel I got wayyyyyyy more than I paid for. The fuel economy is a great added bonus and the safety features on the vehicle are great. I even saw where the NHSA just picked it as the safest car they tested which only made me feel better about having my wife and baby boy riding in the car everyday.

Value for money

5
ozlancernut on 01/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have brand new yellow OZ-Rally Lancer . Inspiration on top! Every driver on a road looking on this beauty, breaking his or her necks! Tinted windows, OZ-racing rims, all body spoilers, and this car is fast, believe me. You only have to try smooth short manual transmission shifts. It's like a poem. Racing sound pleases your hart on 4000 rpm. The only issue tracking is bad! I mean really bad, my tires loose tracking when I force a car, even on strait road. Wanna more? AirIntake will improve performance for another dosen hp, for only 200 bucks. For my opinion it is the best car you can get on this price.

Great Buy

5
Mark F on 01/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Lancer is a great car for the money. Plenty of interior room, especially in the back seat where many small cars are too tight for adults or even for kids in car seats. Back seat is very easy to get in and out of. The ride is also very smooth and quiet but still with good, predictable handling. The engine is very smooth for a big 4- cylinder and has plenty of power for moving about in daily traffic. The cruise control is nice because its too easy to exceed the speed limit in this car if your not careful.

Good Car

4.4
asa0526 on 01/16/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

So far, have driven the vehicle for 1000 miles... mostly highway driving up/down mountains and through city traffic. The car is a pleasant surprise for me. Good acceleration ... low revving, excellent ergonomics, excellent interior room, comfortable ride.

No More Mitsus 4 Me

3.1
Toyota Fan on 01/16/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Hello there: I owned my 2002 Lancer a total of five months to the day. Its cold-start piston slap noise was so bad a co-worker actually called out he wasn't aware they were available with Diesel engines. The paint job was orange peeled, the brakes began squealing at approximately 5000 miles (70% of my commute is highway) and a leaking antifreeze odor had begun when I traded it in on a Toyota Echo.

My Lancer

4.9
Kaitai on 01/13/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great little economy car, its not a hot rod, but has loads of room, is fun to drive and skips the gas station like the plague. Drove the Civic, Focus, Protoge and the Sentra, picked this becasue it had more room and just felt like it had more spunk, while being very quiet on the inside.

The best small sedan

4.9
Geralt on 01/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best small car to drive. Handling, fun and design are outstanding.A lot of room inside. The engine has enough power to enter 70 mph highway line and commute everyday. Has good fuel economy and handling is awesome. You'll take 25 mph turns with 50 mph and not feel it. Reliablitity poven by German TUV. For 5 years old cars Lancer is better then some Mercedes or BMW! Great mitsubishi.

Excellent Car

4.6
scopla on 01/07/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I just bought a Lancer O-Z 5 speed and I'm very impressed with it. And for everyone who says the mirage has power and the lancer doesn't, check the specs. It's the same engine!

Not Excellent but Good

3.8
asa0526 on 01/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The Lancer is not as refined as the 2001 Sentra (engine/road noise, plush materials). Lot like the Honda and Protege in terms of refinement but a small notch below both in terms of quality of materials. The Protege has larger HVAC controls - and better plastic. Interior space wise, this car is the roomiest. Gas mileage - right now I am averaging 32 mpg - 90% highway.

Better than I thought

4.3
Fer on 01/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Very good fuel economy. Easy to drive and comes with a powerfull enough engine. Transmission is very smooth. Its a little bit noisy at high speed. Comes with many options. Excellent financing options plus a 3 year bumper to bumper.

Underappreciated compact car

4.6
keithu on 01/02/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We looked for a good compact car and that is exactly what we found. The interior is sized like a mid-size sedan; adults are comfortable in the front or back. The trunk holds camping gear for a family of four. Fuel economy is in the low 30s highway, upper 20s in town. I think the Lancer gets a bad rep for performance, given the flashy exterior of the OZ Rally Edition. While it is not a true performance car it handles reasonably well and has plenty of power for passing on rural two-lane roads where we drive most. The car is 100% reliable and easy to maintain.

Worth a look

4.5
Rasputin on 12/30/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the Lancer after looking at other cars in its class and settled on it because nobody else had one, and the price was right. After a test drive in an OZ I loved it. It's only got 120 HP but the torque's in the low-end of the band so you can actually use it. Anybody who complains it needs more power really forgets that for a car that starts at about $14,000 you're looking at an econobox. This isn't to say that the Lancer doesn't have potential; there's plenty to be had if you're willing to pay. Milage has been a steady 27 MPG on my stick, and I've been very happy with the car. The look and feel of the car are great. Check it out if you're in the entry-level market.

Like the Car

3.9
dkh5a on 12/23/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I boughth this car as a cheap 4-door car that got decent gas mileage because of my commute. It has lived up to all of those expectations and "knock-on- wood" has been the most reliable car I have ever had.

Great Car & 0 Payments for a year.

5
mpeters@niu.edu on 12/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car in November 02, and I love it. The interior quality is excellent, better then others in it's class. Ride on the highway is smooth, and handles great. Over all excellent quality, and a great value.

Simply superlative

5
geralt on 12/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have this car for three monts, and absolutly love it. Have driven numerous small cars and none compare to this one. Room, ride, handling are outstanding. Fun car with plenty of speed for your average driver. Reliability is flawless, proven by German TUV. Lancer beats even a Mercedes and BMW. Have not had any problems at all with this car and would buy another in a second. Maybe even EVO VII.

Not bad at all- well... a little!

3.3
kewl kid on 12/18/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I would recommend a Honda Civic or a Hyundai Elantra also!

In general

5
GoSuperMatt on 12/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Over-all this is the best compact on the market. Outstanding Gas milage (28- 32 is what I'm getting) Interior/Exterior quality is far better then any other car in it's class, Drove off the lot with 39miles, and I'm at 11,000. the ride is smooth & quiet. Horsepower even in the mountains was better then expected, (after reading negative feedback on some reviews)Great financing available the 0-0-0 sales event A friend of mine just got a 2003 Corolla, and paid almost $3,500 more then I did, and the interiors are layed out the same, except the Lancer has more room in the rear, and a higher quality apearence.

Fun Commuter

4
//Scrypt on 12/10/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The OZ Rally may look like its Rally cousin, but is more distant than its appearance and name may suggest. If you are expecting a sports car, look elsewhere. If you are looking for an economical commuter that looks good and is fun to drive, this is your car! Its quiet, roomy, smooth, predictable, and comfortable.

Its a okay car

2.9
Mitsufreak on 11/13/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

The Lancer is a okay car, it lacks in power, design, interior, and some other things, but it saves alot of gas



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