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2003 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 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer

  • The Lancer is a solid vehicle, but aside from its roomy cabin and comfortable ride, there's little reason to recommend it over other more entertaining rivals.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy cabin, relaxed and quiet at freeway speeds, smooth ride.

  • Cons

    Underpowered engine, ABS and side airbags only available on LS version.

  • What's New for 2003

    Midway through the year, Mitsubishi will unleash its Lancer Evolution, a rally racing-inspired road burner that sends 271 horsepower through all four of its 17-inch wheels.

Full 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

What's New for 2003

Midway through the year, Mitsubishi will unleash its Lancer Evolution, a rally racing-inspired road burner that sends 271 horsepower through all four of its 17-inch wheels.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great car!

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

I've had my Lancer for over a year and so far I've loved it, it has only broke down on me one time the camshaft sensor went out than my battery went out but other than that it's been a great car. I did notice that people have been saying that they had problems with the temperature knob I have too ever since I bought the car!




A great bang for your

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

I've had this for a year now, bought it used with about 130k miles. Very few issues with this car... I've mostly just had to do the regular oil changes, but I've also had to change a power window motor and rail, tie rod ends. Gotta change the bushings on the control arms later, and replace the window tint since its kinda messed up right now; not saying that all Lancers gotta change their window tint, mine was bought with some small defects in the all of the window tint...



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

200,000 miles and still rolling

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

I'm a second owner, I had this car for over 6 years now. This car has been through the ringer and has been dogged out. Like most cars some issues have arisen such as the tie rods, and timing belt which I think is quite normal for a car with 200,000 miles. Other than that I just kept up on regular with oil changes and it's still riding strong. I would recommend a lancer to anyone looking for a long lasting car. It's certainly not a luxury car but it's a damn good car.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great car

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

We have owned the Lancer since it was new and it has been a fantastic car. It still looks great, gets good gas mileage, is fun to drive, and little has gone wrong with it. The build quality is excellent and the interior has held up extremely well with almost no rattles and still tight after 9 years and 150k. Other than regular maintenance, few problems have arisen on the car, and it's been very reliable.




Still pleased

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

My wife and i bought this car with 11 miles on the odometer. Great feeling.8 years later we are almost at 60k. This car is mostly driven by my wife.We use to use for long trips and am surprised to hear people have gotten up to 30 mpg on the highway. I have seen consistent 25 mpg on highway. Anyway this is a great little car that is nimble but lacks a little power.



3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Great first car i must

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Bought it about 7 months ago with 132k miles on it. Was a little skeptical about it but when I drove it, I couldn't believe its 7 years old. Great gas mileage (about 30 mpg combined), fun to drive (in short commutes but not on the highway), and great reliability. I drove like 12k miles in just six months of purchase and needed nothing other than regular oil change. There is some room for improvement such as, temperature knob is hard to rotate and I'm not the only one facing this, no abs/cruise. But other than these issues the car is great.



Talk About The 2003 Lancer

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Discussions See all Started By

iluvmysephia1
iluvmysephia1
02-03-2008
Anyhow, lovethelancer, what's your current thinking, still thinking about getting a Lancer GTS? Don't let this recent news on the Lancer "pulling to the left" bother you. That is small potat...


bjtoblerone
bjtoblerone
02-18-2002
I just recently bought a Lancer ES with the 0 interest/payments/down til 2003. I have had my Lancer for just over a month and love it. It is a really solid car. You cant beat the styling....


mikevegas06
mikevegas06
10-03-2007
Sales of the fuel efficient 2008 Lancer sedan and the Outlander crossover sport utility continue to lead the way:...



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