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Mitsubishi Lancer Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 120 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/28 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (23 total reviews)

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.




Happy with my lancer!

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

I bought a second hand Lancer ES from Dixie Mitsubishi for a great deal and "AS IS". Few things I had to fix were the tie rod, the lower bumper had a crack probably from a speedbump, new tires, and new brake pads.. nothing out of the ordinary! Overall the ride is very smooth and humble. It doesn't roar like a mustang but it is quick to respond and drives very nice. My dad was equally impressed with the quality of parts (he works on our cars a lot) and I will buy Mitsubishi again!




My lancer

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

I bought this car used with 33,000 miles on it in June of 2004. It is now the end of 2009. The first 100,000 miles were okay, I had two recalls that I had to get taken care of and it's a good thing my mechanic is honest and told me it was a recall to call the dealership, one of the parts alone was almost $1000. Well, now the last six months I've had the entire front end replaced, ignition coil, alternator, and the catalytic converter replaced. The parts on this car are outrageous. I will not buy a Mitsubishi again. I bought a foreign car figuring I wouldn't need to replace these things before 150,000. Due to the cost of parts I might actually buy an American car!!




Very surprising car!

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

I've had this car for about three years now, and no problems. It is very comfortable, though road noise is a bit high. Performance in city driving is great, but needs a bit more ability passing on the highway. Very nimble, takes turns quickly and easily, the most fun part of the car! Had a Cavalier, immediately impressed by the handling of this car which, for a lower price, replaces that trailing rear axle with a great multi-link suspension that hugs the road and handles the bumps. Note: my car was originally sold in Guam, and instead of the 2.0L SOHC 4- valve has a 1.6L 16V SOHC. This changes the torque a bit, for some reason I get peak torque of 130ft/lbs but at 3000 rpm not 4250. Kinda nice!




Nice little sedan

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

Good handling. Not the fastest in its class but very quick off the line. Love the styling. The car feels bigger than it is on the highway, very stable and quite if you keep it under 110km/h (70mph). Impressive standard equipment. One bonus is you don't see youself come and go on the road like civic or corolla. Best kept secret in the small car market.




Lancer lover

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

I TEST DROVE CIVIC, PROTEGE AND COROLLA FIRST. LANCER IS THE BEST COMBINATION 0F BUILD QUALITY, SMOOTH RIDE, GOOD HANDLING AND POWER. LANCER IS ALSO THE QUIETEST CAR BY FAR!



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.

Talk About The 2003 Lancer

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 28
  • highway
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