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Average User Score
4.2 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 66 reviews
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 66 reviews
The Lancer is a new addition to the Mitsubishi lineup for 2002, replacing the Mirage economy car. The new Lancer name has been used to announce significant engineering improvements to its entry level car. The Lancer is larger, more powerful, and more equipped than its predecessor.
There are three trim levels for the Lancer: the ES, LS and O-Z Rally. All models are powered by a 2.0 liter inline four, which generates 120 horsepower and 130 pound-feet of torque. The ES and O-Z are available with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. The LS is only available with the automatic. Fuel efficiency is estimated at 26/33 mpg with the manual and 24/30 mpg with the automatic.
More features also become available with the Lancer, as Mitsubishi attempts to distance this new offering from the Mirage. All models come standard with air conditioning, power steering, cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, power mirrors, power windows, power door locks, a CD player and automatic-off headlights. The two upper trims include cruise control, keyless entry and alloy wheels.
According to reviewers, he Lancer's best features are a comprehensive features list, a spacious interior and fuel economy. There is plenty of head and leg room are adequate, but the cabin is too narrow for three adults to be comfortable in the back. Some interior materials retain the low quality attributes of the Mirage, but the interior does appear to be well-constructed.
The Lancer's acceleration might be frustrating for some drivers. Test drivers recommend the manual transmission.
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Mitsubishi Lancer Questions
Starter Won't Crank After Replacment
My 2002 Mitsubishi Lancers's starter went bad, after replacing the starter, my car still won't crank. I have checked the battery, and made sure that I am measuring 12 volts at the starter terminal....
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Oz Rally A/c Heater Issue
Ok so at first my a/c or heat woul ne running full blast then just cut off. Then it would come on slow then pick up to full power. N make a bubbling sound. Now it doesnt come on at all. Any idea w...
Trying To Find Out Why My 2002 Lancer Es Has An Issue With The Headlights/d...
Why Does My Car Have A Bad Idle/ Wont Accelerate
my broke down about 4 months ago due to a timing belt slipping so i had the top end done because i bent some valves so i got that all done put a new timing belt on and but it back together but now i...