2005 Mitsubishi Lancer User Reviews

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 10 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Erica writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally Review
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5

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Never broken down or let me down at all since ive had it.

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rattles cause i listen to my music loud all the time.

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Lancers My Car — I like my little car good quality for price and its never let me down yet. Its got good handling, cept on ice lol. would always recomend it to anyone whos thinking about owning a small car. gets good mileage and is so much fun to drive. get yours today!!

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Jason writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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I never have to drive one again

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ugly hub caps, uglier steelies, even uglier body, long antenna

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Don't Let This Happen To You — My family used to own a Gallant, so I was open-minded when a rear-end collision took out my Cobalt's trunk and let me try another car for a while. While the Schmidt family's insurance policy repaired my Cobalt, I experienced a poorly built Lancer. The seats are horribly uncomfortable. The dash is unattractive and unconventional. I don't like the exterior at all, partly because the body looked so tall and partly because the geometry just looked weird. Since it was a rental, I had no problem pushing it to the limit. It accelerates well, but it gets up to a low top speed. Driving to St. Louis from Kansas was not fun in seats that made me want to see a chiropractor. Don't get one of these.

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Samuel writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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4

Pros

speed

Cons

it has a tendency to spin out in the rain

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Awesome — 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 machinery and would recommend it to any one

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

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Jason writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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Engine has potential given you can find mods and money, suspension is best Ive felt in a while.  You actually feel sorry for the other guy if involved in a Car acciedent.

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Mechanical is a little lacking, cost a little more then the car to repair

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Economic Grocery Hauler — What can I say when Mitsu says economy they mean it. Out of the Three Mitsubishi Cars Ive owned this one breaks on me more than I would like it to. Ive already had to replace the clutch twice, and I have to replace the Cat converter, fix the A/C , replace break clips, amongst other wear and tear items. On the plus side it is a beautiful white, mitsu never skimps on paint. As always a little low on the HP but makes up for it in torque so launching is a specialty, and the suspension is well set up for a econo car. I can enter and hold corners faster then most people on the road, or maybe thats because Im one crazy SOB!!!

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Joe writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Review
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awesome handling

Cons

heavy and bulky :(

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Ultimate Street Car — fun to drive, good acceleration, little bit underpowered when compared to other rivals, really good handling... it will stick on to the road no matter how sharp the corner is... interiors are outdated.. maintenance is less but fuel consumption is not great... especillay when you rev it hard....

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

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Christopher writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Review
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fast for its power

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fwd

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Awesome Second Car — its a small sedan with some zip to it easy to modify and very reliable 162 horse 162 torque 0-60 in 8 seconds at best(stock) low center of gravity easily maneuverable good fuel economy a lot of trunk space and very fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Saverio writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally Review
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5

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tuner

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still stock

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Lancer — i like tuner cars kinda wish i had the MR i like the all wheel drive and mine lacks that. but the oz rally is a pretty good starter car reliable built well. small and good on gas. love it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shaun writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Review
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Decent overall power and good torque.

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Cant really think of one.

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Good Car As A Daily Driver, Works Great With Future Mods. — 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 corners like a champ for a FWD. This RA still sits in the shadow of its bigger brother the Evo.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Saad writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Review
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good looking, light weighed, fuel efficient.

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accelaration

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I Just Love It !!! — Well, i love my car i have always driven a lancer even my dad he always prefers lancer on any other car of its range. I love its style and my car has agun metallic colour which is very rare to find. The only thing i have a problem is its CVT gears, which is beneficial for fuel consumption but the you don't get the accelaration we used to get in the older models.And now it has again been replaced in the latest model. Which i love it really. Specially the boss sub woofer and those lambo style behind the steering wheel gears. But still i would rate my car 8/10

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Ali writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally Review
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Economic

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Red Bull Stock — Lancer is an economic and environment friendly car. Its petrol driven. Acceleration and braking on dubai roads is quite exiting. Parts are easily available. its just AED 40000.00 Its just for a high output amplifier and a 6 cd changer.

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

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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

2002 Lancer By Tcollins1

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

Great Car... If You Can Afford The Maintenance By lcharrismd

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.... Read More

Good Reliable But With Some Quirks. By sergekhoury

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 d... 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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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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