by imanilove on Jul 13, 2012 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.
by DR4eva on Nov 14, 2010 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!
by Cleveland, OH on Dec 31, 2009 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!!
by Brad on Nov 13, 2009 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!
by EW1328 on Nov 14, 2003 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
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