by pchiobro on Nov 17, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I am currently in high school and this is my first car. I've had it for over a year and with that have driven the hell out of the car. It is an amazing car and can take a beating. I have taken my friends in it across the state many times and it's about to see it's 7th Chicago winter. I'm sure for it's time it was the best "economy car" to have but as the years have past, time hasn't been to gentle with it. You can get a car with better MPG as well as more hp for about the same price but you definitely shouldn't over look this mid 2000's Lancer. It of course has the best body style and is the best gen Lancer Mitsubishi has made. They messed up the newest Lancer/Evo X.
by jacendb on Jul 24, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought the car in October 2011. I was looking for a Mazda but this was the only available back then and I didn't have too much time to be picky.
Besides the radiator breaking one time, I haven't had any issue.
No loose interior parts, no shaking when driving the highway. It's 9 years old and it's still soft and steady. It has surprised me in a very good way.
I will have to change the catalytic converter eventually, but everything else seems to be ok.
Parts are more expensive than other cars, but you won't need many.
by darkprojex on Nov 7, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car on Aug. 2008 at 74,000 mi, now 86,000 mi at Ultimate Rides in Appleton, WI. 1 owner vehicle. Worst service ever. A salesman tells me to get out after testing two cars, had a argument with him and their manager and will never buy another car from there again, period. I love the power in this car but after a while the car starts squeaking. Replaced front sway links and tie end rods then later, rear sway links, struts, and bushings. Parts that were used to replace were practically junk. Just recently replaced brake pads and now the car starts rattling by wheels. Brakes were bled and installed correctly though.
The Lancer Sportback wagon joins the lineup, along with performance-oriented Ralliart versions of both the sedan and wagon. All Sportback wagons as well as the Ralliart sedans get a new 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 160 horsepower (162 hp in Ralliart form). The entire Lancer line gets a redesigned front fascia with Mitsubishi's corporate grille design, plus new integrated bumpers, halogen headlamps and a relocated rear license plate.