2003 Mitsubishi Lancer User Reviews

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Review Ratings

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  • 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" 17 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Handling - Fiability - Cheap - Good visibility - Good brakes - Good looking - Well equiped - Lot of space to acces parts to repair it

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Lack of power

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Awsome Budget Car — Started as an A to B car with high millage, finished as lapping project (Racing) This car really is well balanced and handle like a snail. Great visibility, well equiped, great braking, good look, lot of possibilities for parts, fairly cheap repair cost. The alternator is a bit small for the full equiped version when you add a good sound system. Good in snow for a FWD sedan

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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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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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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stylish, decent acceleration, good handling

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more power, another gear would be nice, no cruise control

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Great First Car — this is my first car to own. i have the 4 speed automatic. i really wish it had one more gear and an overdrive. i think the gas mileage would be way better! over all it is pretty good. decent off the line, but it really hits the power band at about 2800 rpm. the handling is way better than my moms highlander or my brothers malibu. i find the noise level could be brought down some, but it may be something that i did to it when i installed my amp(had to take plastic over driver side wheel off.) the cargo space was quite good i thought until i put my sub back in. the stock stereo is fine, but i wanted more power. the availability of aftermarket parts is also good. there are a lot of small mod things like cold air intakes available. i really have liked my car and someday might turn it in to a racer style!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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I love the handling of my car! It's pretty fast! The car gets great gas mileage and to top it off, it's sexy!!

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Battery Drainage issue. :(

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I Love My Car — The car is pretty reliable and I have had no major issues with my car and it is pretty reasonable to fix. Parts aren't to expensive. I'm a Honda chick but I have to say I fell in love with my Lancer! :)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Best car besides my first

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blew the motor so i had to sell

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2nd Car — Great car i loved it had 5 speeds , drove like a beast not a problem with it other than it had 217xxx on it lol , very fun to race up and down the back roads with this car all day

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Handling and driving experience

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Mileage

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Mitsubishi Lancer — Fun to drive car. Wonderful handling. Meaty steering wheel and the weight feels just right for highway and city runs. Gear knob at the right spot. Comfortable to drive. Reliable Stylish Tons of options to modify the car to suit a variety of driving styles.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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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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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‚Äôs. 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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