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2004 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 24/32 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer

  • A midpack player until now, the introduction of the more powerful and fun-to-drive Sportback and Ralliart models gives the Lancer the boost it needs to compete with the class leaders.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Multiple body styles and trim levels, clean cabin design, solid power from Ralliart and Sportback models, wagon's generous cargo capacity.

  • Cons

    Base engine lacks punch, no manual gearbox in Ralliart models, ABS and side airbags not available on all models, small trunk in sedans.

  • What's New for 2004

    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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great basic car

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

This was our fourth Mitsubishi and third from this dealer. I needed a car to get to/from work and the Lancer ES fit the bill. Knowing that gas could go higher in price, I had donated my truck to charity and wanted a car that would be reliable, safe, and at least double the mpg of the V8 in my truck. After driving a variety of small cars, I went with what I knew and got the Mitsubishi and I have NEVER looked back. I have taken it cross country twice and averaged 30.5 mpg on the highway. With a Yakima rack, I can haul my canoe and fit 85 duck decoys in the truck and back seat too. Sure, I get a few funny looks at the boat ramp but it doesn't break the bank to fill it either.




Awesome car

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

The reason I purchased a Mitsubishi was because everyone I know has one. Best decision I have made. My car, brand new, came out to 10,000 flat. I am the worst person to take care of a car and considering that, my car is still in excellent condition. I will buy Mitsubishi's until I die.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I bought my lancer es used for $8,000 with 42,000 miles on it and have put another 10,000 miles on it. I have not had a single problem with it and I get about 28 mpg. Its been a great car and I put about $1,000 worth of parts into it and now its awesome! People now think I'm driving a luxury car because I put nice custom leather seat covers on it, halogen headlights, a spoiler, new deck, etc. Next, I want a turbocharger and some nice wheels, and it'll be perfect. I love how you don't see too many of these cars on the road too. It's also fun to drive and has good traction for a econosedan.




Great car for what it

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I'm really power-hungry when it comes to cars, but I got this to commute back and forth to school and work while I'm saving up for a Mustang. It is a very reliable car with great gas mileage. Of course, gas mileage and horsepower are inversely related, so I don't expect a thrill ride when I punch it. However, the little 2.0 4-cylinder does have some pep to it, and has great throttle response. (It also does some nice donuts for front wheel drive :-D). It has solid handling (impressive for economic tires and stock suspension). It tracks very well on the highway, even in the rain. The brakes are also very responsive. And even being 6-feet tall, I easily found my sweet spot in the driver seat.




My first car!!

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I purchased this car a few months after graduation! As my first car, the Lancer was a great investment. I haven't had any problems at all for the past 2 years, even though I bought it used. Just keep them tuned and in good shape and your Lancer should last you with no problem.




Great for the money

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car brand new. It drives great. I have put over 40,000 miles on it in the last 3 years and have not had any issues with it. I have done regular oil changes, and I recently changed the pads, other than that it runs great. We take it on road trips quite often, we can fit four 6' tall guys comfortably. Although there is zero room for luggage because I have to 10" subs and two amps back there. Sometimes the ride is rough, but right after I got it, I put 18"s on it. It handles great, but on older freeways and roads it is a bit bumpy. The interior design is practical,gas milage is adaquate. It is a great car for the money. The styling is modern. Great value for the money.



Full 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

What's New for 2004

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 24
  • cty
/
  • 32
  • highway
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