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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan

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Great car, bad company
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By s1n15ter1
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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan O-Z Rally 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this car new for myself, drove the wheels off and enjoyed this car completely. It had a 10 year 100k mile warranty that was rather reassuring but when the motor blew, Mitsubishi refused to honor the warranty. I will never again purchase anything Mitsubishi and I advise all to heed this caveat.


Best Features

Just all around fun to drive when it is still operational.


Worst Features

Would be a ton more enjoyable if there were more pepper under the hood.


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Great, Fun to Drive & Reliable Ralliart
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By bambamp3
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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan Ralliart 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased this car used, as I had a limited budget. The dealer was selling it below kbb value and the carfax was clean, so I wanted to see why. I test-drove it and didn't want to let it go. Everything was clean inside, and was in excellent working condition. The car is very strong, you won't even notice that you're doing 70-80 already unless you look at the speedometer. The shifter is sweet! Short throw and a perfect match to the engine. I also liked the exhaust note. The former owner of the car customized the sound system of the car, so that was an added bonus too. I am planning on keeping this car until it's at least 10 years old already. I am totally happy with this car!


Best Features

Strong 4-cyl engine, very nice manual shifter, great exhaust note.


Worst Features

Need a 6th gear, would like to change the color from yellow to a shiny black or a hot red.


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Buyer beware
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By BURNTLANCER
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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased this lancer b/c of fuel economy and style, Mits is a good name (so I thought) & 6 year 60,000 bumper to bumper helped. 6 weeks ago on a normal day with the car only running maybe 5 min as I made a left turn the car just shuts off. Next thing I know the engine is on fire - fire department comes & puts the fire out. Car is still under warranty so I call Mits -- they deny claim with out even looking at the car. They do not stand behind their cars nor do they honor the warranty. I would not buy any car from this company.


Best Features

gas consumption


Worst Features

honor warranties on cars


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Fun lancer
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By gevans
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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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A really fun car to drive with the 5 speed shift. Clutch is light, brakes are great. 36k miles without a problem - normal maintenance only. Warning - Watch out for the hub caps. They scratch easily on curbs. Price tag - over $70 each. Dealer where purchased was great!


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The 2008 are great looking. May be trading this one in.


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Nice Car for First-time Buyers
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Bhaskar
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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This is the first brand new car I ever purchased and I absolutely love it. Even though Mitsubishi is not as popular as a Honda or a Toyota, it still knows how to build a nice car for economy drivers like me.


Best Features

The good gas mileage and how it has had very few problems.


Worst Features

The car seems to shake a little bit when driving under windy conditions.


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