2004 Mitsubishi Lancer User Reviews

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    2004 Mitsubishi Lancer RalliartReview
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    Fast And Loud — Aftermarket suspension, air intake and exhaust made this a loud and FUN ride. It is a WONDER that I did not get some very expensive tickets in this car!

    Pros: Everything.

    Cons: Try taking a lowered loud little sedan camping.  :(

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    2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ESReview
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    Quick, Nimble And Fun — Car has quick response even as being stock (mine has an exhaust system, cold air intake and a performance module). Also has amazing suspension as the base model: ES (can really powerslide great!) Appearance just looks simple but great.

    Pros: The response and suspension

    Cons: No spoiler (yet) and could use some higher end performance

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    2004 Mitsubishi Lancer RalliartReview
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    4 Cyl, 4 Door, Fwd, Wow — This car is great, It's almost time for the first oil change since I have had it and it hasn't gotten old yet. This car is quick with the 2.4L MIVEC powerplant. 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 there. The handling around backroad twisties is very neutral. There are some curves that i was afraid to take the Z around at any sort of speed, those are the curves where the Lancer shines. This is a great performaing car. The interior is pretty basic, one complaint is the lack of a map light, but it's no big deal. Fuel Economy isn't the greatest, especially is you have a lead foot. The MIVEC kicks in a 3500RPM and will suck gas like no other past that point. I have gotten around 23-24 MPG with mixed driving.

    Pros: Quick, Agile, Neutral Handler

    Cons: Gas mileage could be better, small gas tank(13.2)

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    2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ESReview
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    What You'd Expect From An Economy Car, Plus Some 'bonuses'. — I've driven this car since Nov. '05 and never had one problem. Only routine maintenance. Power isn't thrilling, yet sufficient for a 2 litre 4-cyl getting an average of 25-28 MPG city/highway mixed driving. I am actually getting ready to install a chrome air intake kit, but in the mean time, to improve air flow, I cut out a section of the bumper between the inside of the grille and the opening of the air intake duct (stock intake). Basically that allows more direct airflow straight through the grille into the duct, as opposed to the dumb design it comes with. Already I am noticing noticable improvements in throttle response and acceleration, and I am currently in the midst of calculating gas mileage.

    Pros: Gas mileage, overall comfort, simplicity of controls, stock stereo speakers got some sick bass, fun car to whip around in turns and circle drifts/donuts, confident handling, reliable.

    Cons: Could def. use more power (I'd recomment the 2.4 litre as opposed to the 2.0), throttle response and acceleration with A/C turned on rather sluggish, esp. uphill, brakes kinda spongy, noticable body lean in turns (ride height a little high for a compact car).

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    2004 Mitsubishi Lancer RalliartReview
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    04 Ralliart — The car handles very well, power needs to be tuned up to around 200 hp/tq. car also need to be dohc instead of sohc. Its very light at 2850, i bought mine for 16,500 brand new with 20 miles on it. the short throw shifter is amazing. You cannot get a better priced car in its class.

    Pros: decent power, amazing suspension, cornering and braking.

    Cons: needs to be more well tuned, and 130 mph is just way to low of a speed for this car. it could easily handle 140-145 mph. the car barely even hits 5,500 rpms when the needle is burried

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    2004 Mitsubishi Lancer RalliartReview
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    Great Reliable And Fun Car — The build quailty is excellent, its a solid in line four cylinder so its easy to work on - the engineering is smart and takes in consideration that someone will have to fix it at some point. easy to upgrade & modify. Handles pretty good, but has a wide turning radius. The gearbox is very good - not fantastic but its pretty responsive.

    Pros: easy to work on, smartly engineered

    Cons: short first gear, wide turning radius, its not an evo :D

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    2004 Mitsubishi Lancer RalliartReview
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    Great 1st Car. — 5-speed manual, K&N Air Filter, injen Cold Air Intake, 17x7 American Racing "Coil" w/ Falken Ziex ZE-912 205/35R17

    Pros: - excellent handling
    - good breaking and acceleration
    - good quality; no loose parts, etc
    - good gas mileage

    Cons: No Lambo-doors haha

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    2004 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z RallyReview
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    Small, But Reliable And A Fun First Car — awesome first car

    Pros: awesome gas mileage, good looking car

    Cons: small, not very fast

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    2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ESReview
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    Not Bad At All For A Basic Everyday Car — 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 I want to do to it. I would do whatever mod that I can do to it on my own even though car shops do guarantee quality work, it's just a personal preference.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: What I like about my/this car is that for being a 1.997cc engine, it's not bad but it is far from the best that it can be.

    Cons: Not a manual or a CVT transmission, not all wheel drive and it's not turbo charged.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

    Beautiful Outside But Not Impress With Inside By Andarl

    Overall I still think this car is overpriced for it's class, for the money you pay you are better off looking into something else unless you're a fan of Mitsubishi or just save up to get the Evo once ... Read More

    Very Good Family Car With Some Fun By otakugenx

    Good car for anyone looking for fuel economy, space, and styling. The warranty is very good also, 5/60 for second hand and 10/100 original. I would recommend buying this car for anyone that is looki... Read More

    2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

    Chic, Versatile, And Reliable! By JStarks1

    My Ralliart is the perfect combination of style performance and comfort! It's great for all driving conditions from long road trips to snow conditions to everyday driving. My wife and I always get com... Read More

    2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

    Mean Palm Beach Es By Charlieboy24

    I dislike the fact the CVT tansmission limits the ability to add some nice power to the car. I think the car has somewhere around 175-180hp overall. But Im not sure, I have not put it on a dyno. This ... Read More

    Lady Driven By CurveHugger_86

    The only thing I regret about this car is someone wrecking it I miss her she was my best friend on wheels. A fun car for a young person or one at heart. The RalliArt was the first Lancer I've driven a... Read More

    2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

    Love My Mitsubishi By Larisa

    A great economy car - runs like a sewing machine, reliable, budget-friendly. I had no issues with it since I got it - many friends with fancier cars are envious! I also loved the salesperson at the de... Read More

    It's Not About The Car. It's The Driver By De

    Initially I thought the fuel consumption was going to be very bad when I changed the exhaust but then it didn't. Performance - Mid Range is good Build Quality - Paintwork need to be improved Appearanc... Read More

    2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

    Build It And They Will Appreciate It By im2sick

    Cost alot to build but great way to spend time in the community. Unless you have the money buy a civic and save alot of dreams and heartache. Performance shops will be your best friend and forums are ... Read More

    My Daily Driver By Kevin

    The handling on this car is by far the best of any I have driven, including mustangs and mazdas. The Rockford/Fosgate sound system is impressive for a factory system. It could use another 30 hp, but... Read More

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