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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan

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Mitsubishi Lancer Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 120 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 23/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer

  • No Mirage here. The Lancer is a well-rounded economy sedan that deserves attention from consumers.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Large interior, classy exterior styling, many standard features.

  • Cons

    O-Z model lacks performance to back up looks, side airbags and antilock brakes available only on LS trim, no available engine upgrade.

  • What's New for 2002

    The '02 Lancer is Mitsubishi's replacement for its Mirage economy car, though the Mirage continues this year in coupe format only. The chief reason for the new name (for the U.S., as the car has always been called the Lancer elsewhere) is Mitsubishi's desire to emphasize that the Lancer is more upscale, larger and better-engineered than the old Mirage.

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Customer Reviews

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Brilliant little car

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

To be a successful economy car, the vehicle in question has to have two things going for it; reliability and fuel economy. With that said, the Lancer is by far the best car I've ever owned. It's been reliable as a rock and the engine can take a serious beating. It'll get 26 miles per gallon with your foot welded to the floor, and 35 while driving Miss Daisy across the country. Need I say more? Why not. On top of those things, it's also roomy, comfortable, the stereo sounds great, the A/C will freeze your hands off and the heater makes Hell seem cold. I took this car on a 3,500 mile journey across the country and it didn't give me any trouble. A bold claim for a 12 year old 165k mile car.




Awesome, dependable car

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Took a chance when I brought this car brand new in 2001, very much a Honda/Toyota lover because of their reliability. I have been more than happy with this car - very little has gone wrong with it and I am almost at 197,000 miles!!! This thing drives great, with so many miles still gets around 35 mpg!!! When this car finally dies I will most likely get another Mitsubishi.




Tortured

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I have owned this car since 2003 purchased for 16,000 with 22k miles on it. It now holds 180k for commute. Been in three wrecks 1) old man cut me off and I trash is bumper all I did was crack my bumper and headlight. 2 hit a dear at 50 mph and knocked paint off and 3 hit a ditch sideways at about 85 mph flew out of thedmunds - once a weeke ditch and got stuck. Just had to replace a strut and some tires. Car looks like a mess but still gets me 40 mpg. Only change oil and tires. Have not even changed spark plugs or wires or belts and still pull strong like the day I got it. Clutch went out at 90k. Fairly easy to replace myself as it was my first try at clutch replacement. I drive a year on new tires without rotation.




Excellent car

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

When purchased it was extremely zippy and quick. At 100,000 miles it got sluggish until the ALTERNATOR belt was replaced. The 2 spark plug wires that go into the engine made more spark too. This performance of the Lancer depends highly on spark. Great car - clutch goes out at 100,000 only. No other repairs.




My first car

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I love this car it had 101,000 miles when I got it, yea thats a little high but I have had absolutely no problem out of this car. Could use a turbo for a little more power but overall the only problem I see is it needs bigger rims but I love this car.



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Great car

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I got into a wreck in this vehicle in the mountains of Virginia, and I must say, 10+ on crash rating. Completely protected me, AND the front end absorbed so much of the impact, that beyond the front fenders there was NO damage! Unfortunately, it was deemed totaled, but this car saved me in an accident.



Full 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

What's New for 2002

The '02 Lancer is Mitsubishi's replacement for its Mirage economy car, though the Mirage continues this year in coupe format only. The chief reason for the new name (for the U.S., as the car has always been called the Lancer elsewhere) is Mitsubishi's desire to emphasize that the Lancer is more upscale, larger and better-engineered than the old Mirage.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 23
  • cty
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  • 30
  • highway
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