2003 Mitsubishi Lancer User Reviews

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 52 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 23 reviews
"ride" 21 reviews
"handling" 16 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 52 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer reviews.

lcharrismd writes:
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally Review
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5

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Best car I have owned... I love it

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I don't like the dealer (Mitz) ... not a customer oriented dealer... very expensive

lcharrismd
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Great Car... If You Can Afford The Maintenance — Gas mileage, great drivability, don't like the dealer. If you have someone that will fix the car... when you need diagnosis and repair... that is honest... this is a good car to have. Just my opinion. That is all I got.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Doug writes:
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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Handling, Comfort,Reliability just a safe car

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I am going to have to give to my son when he goes to college and replace it.

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Listen To Your Kids. — I have driven many cars in my day. A lot of these cars were brand new rightout of the box. When I bought this vehicle it was 2 years old. Now most of my vechicles you could say I lived out of them for I pretty well traveled most of my life for buisness being a week sometimes 2 or 3 weeks then home for a weekend and back on the road again on a Sunday start again the latest start of a week on a Monday.I have always said a driver must feel comfortable in vechicle for just the safety alone. For a comfort is the start of driving safely.My son talked me into the purchase of this car. I had a Plymouth Voyager as a family car at the time we were looking for another car. I believe it was a 1993 it had a Mitubishi Engine and you couldn't kill it.What that poor engine I put though should be against the law most meachanics would gave up on it. For a while 2 years to the date exactly it sat in a field started first click drove it for 2 months Highway milage included before I had a chance to get a oil change. This is when it was discovered the engine had the wrong dipstick and when it was propably checked she was down 3 litres of oil. Also with the the wrong dipstick in it. The engine would show of being full of oil when actually it was down 2 Litres. I do not know how or when the wrong was put it for the dipstick was a ford and at the time I never own a ford. Back to the Lancer I have never laid a wrench to this car except for regular maintence in 5 years. I do not care what anyone else says this is one fine built machine

Primary Use: Family transportation

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tpf79 writes:
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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Fun to drive, economical, practical

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Could use another 10 or 20 horses...

tpf79
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A Sensible Choice For The Daily Commuter Who Wants A Little Fun In Their Ride. — A nice alternative to the all too common civic or corolla. I would describe the acceleration as adequate (hence 3 stars for performance). Handling has a definite sporty feel. Understeers quite predictably. Easy to drive at the limit. Smooth clutch operation, but shifter lacks the precision of a Honda’s. It shifts smoothly, but just not perfectly. Nice brake feel, easy to modulate. ABS really not necessary since the brakes have a very direct feel. So, this is a fun little car! Great mileage- 30+ on the highway. Just as with other small sedans, cost of ownership is very low. This is a practical, everyday car that has a bit of a sports car feel. If you are in the market for a civic, corolla, etc- don't forget to check out the lancer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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AshleyBuffamoyer writes:
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally Review
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Sweet trim, inexpensive parts, reliable, great body control for a sedan!

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Not enough horsepower, interior style

AshleyBuffamoyer
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Very Sharp Looking! Suprisingly Fun To Drive And Economically Friendly! — I love driving this car. It was a great choice. Just needs more hp and a little street noise. I would like to upgrade to the 17 inch Enkei brand wheels like the Evo has.. Gas mileage is great, 27 city, 33 hwy!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jorge writes:
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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the appearance of the car

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mmm the engine is to big

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Why You Should Prefer Mitsu — I love the sound of the vehicule, and the cars you can modify almost everything of it. You will be fun with this! and it doesn't bother you with the motor. It's a complete car, and you will love it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kazi writes:
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally Review
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High potential in looks and performance, great quality vehicle, awsome daily driver.

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Understeers in high speed cornering without upgrades, frontwheel drive, ABS-less, limited horsepower.

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Amazing Performance — I simply love this car. This car gives you really good gas mileage on the manual transmission plus with some modifications like the exhaust system increases the MPG even more. I find this car really fun to drive with incredible handling as it is lightweight with power steering. If you add little mods such as sway bars and stabilizer bars it gets even better plus with high performance tires you are good to go! Appearance in stock may not be that appealing but it is still has a nice clean look if you get yours in good condition from a trusted dealer. Last thing I have to say about this car is that it got lot of potential as there is lots of modifications out there for this baby as well as many vendors that specialize on Lancers so get one today and feel the power of an import tuner.

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sergekhoury writes:
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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3

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Very good on gas. Reliable and has some kick.

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No cruise control. Temperature control knob is tough.

sergekhoury
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Good Reliable But With Some Quirks. — This is a good small car that is very efficient on gas. The car can go easy on highways and has no problem keeping up. One downside is that it didn't come with Cruise Control which makes it tough to drive long distances. Another downside is the temperature control knob. It's very hard to turn and from what I understand it's a problem with this particular model but Mitsubishi does not have a recall on them which is surprising.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aubry writes:
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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Quality car, fun to drive, great gas economy

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Small trunk, boring stock cd player

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My Lancer — I love my car. I have had it for over three years. I never have had any problems with it. Other than little things that need to be changed on any car anyway. (belts, batteries, wipers, lights, etc.) Nothing major yet, and it has over 120,000 miles on it. 90,000 of which I have put on myself since late 2005. I drive the hell out of it and it takes the beating. Gas economy is great. I average about 26-30 mpg. It's rough in the winter, but with some good tires, it handles it wonderfully!! I live in the mountains on the south east side of Salt Lake City, UT. The car is a bit light, so it can take a little time getting up some steep snow-covered hills if you don't have the momentum going. I have only upgraded the cd player and speakers. Only because I wanted more out of it than what it had. I have two kids that fit in the back just fine. Ages 6 and 8. It has a pretty decent push when you are accelerating onto the freeway. The only problem I have is the trunk is a bit small. But I don't use it to help people move, so it is usually fine unless we are going on a trip longer than a weekend. I think it is a very fun car to drive. Sure it's a 4 banger, but it isn't bad at all. It's a sporty-yet-[small]family-friendly car. I enjoy it a lot. Cute little car.

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mattgabel92 writes:
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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handling is amazing! sound system is amazing. its a cheap reliable car

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parts are not that cheap.

mattgabel92
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Stylish Good First Car — its decent car for newer drivers. not the fastest but it its not slow either. this car takes off pretty quick! although at around 120 kmh it has a very hard time speeding up. brakes and corners very well considering its not all wheel drive. overall its a pretty average car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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osut779 writes:
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30 mpg hwy reliable fun driver

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heat and ac design sucks

osut779
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Reliable Driver With Glitches — the heat and ac system has a air diverter that stuck and no longer works properly we twisted off the knob that operates it I had to disconnect the heater hoses to get cool air in summer

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Sweety By Justmemommy

I like the power this little car has, not at all bad for a 2002 with 200,000 plus miles on her. The little body style is nice and sporty to me. I am not too fond of the fact I keep having to replace t... Read More

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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Not Bad At All For A Basic Everyday Car By Mzsinko84

Like I said in my pros and cons, it's not AWD, Turbo charged or a manual/CVT transmission but for a little more than beyond basic car it's not bad at all. I have a ton of ideas and modifications that ... Read More

Lancer Ralliart 2.4l Review By Kevin

This car is quick with the 2.4L MIVEC power plant. The FWD isn't the greatest, there ia a little torque steer on hard take offs, but not enough for very many people to notice. A LSD would go nicely up... Read More

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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Awesome By Samuel

awesome car very quick for the ES lancer in my opinion very good handling along as its dry good for racing and flying around corners all in all i would say this car is an amazing piece of machiner... Read More

Good Car As A Daily Driver, Works Great With Future Mods. By Shaun

This car is a nice car. The power is decent from stock, but the torque makes up for the lack of power. The gear ratio is nice and tight often times makes me wish I had a 6th gear. Handles the corn... Read More

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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Could Be Better By Kaseyamc

The back of it, (the trunk) makes it looks like Toyota i hate that shape. I have to get a spoiler to take away attention. i need to add body kit to it so it could at list turn heads when i pull up… Read More

Price And Comfort Considered I Would Rather Drive This Over A Civic. By pz0103

Being a Engineer and mechanic I can appreciate a great product. I have found these cars to be extremely comfortable and durable. They also have great visibility. Easy to get in and out of. They also h... Read More

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Sporty Family Car By davidfran69

Great car for a daily driver. Not so good for a major upgrade to speed because the transmission slips under pressure. Makes a great show car or to simply drive it Like you stole it, that's the way I d... Read More

Sweet Car Bro By jnc9190

Pretty nice car, nothing to fancy. If you want a car to race, or a car that's good on gas and you won't have to worry if its going to make it back and forth from work then this is the car for you. Read More

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