2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Consumer Reviews

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer
4.7
Average based on 14 reviews
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I LOVE THIS CAR!!!

by from Pennsylvania on September 8, 2006

This car has been the best car I've ever owned. I work on alot of other cars but I've never had to pop the hood on this one other than to change the oil.
This car has been the best car I've ever owned. I work on alot of other cars but I've never had to pop the hood on this one other than to change the oil.
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Amazing ride for a low cost!

by from Minneapolis,Mn on November 22, 2011

This car is amazing. It runs smooth. Gets great gas miles. The shocks are great. They make the best shocks and struts for asian cars. I wanted a corolla but not now. After I tested a lancer I was just...
This car is amazing. It runs smooth. Gets great gas miles. The shocks are great. They make the best shocks and struts for asian cars. I wanted a corolla but not now. After I tested a lancer I was just amazed by it's handling and high power mivec 160 hp engine. Ding it was fast & furious. This car won't dis any body who want a fast little sucker. Leave you in the dust!
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I like it

by from NY on October 8, 2009

Just bought my 02 lancer oz a week ago. ALways loved the look to them. The best thing about the car is the handleing, i love it. Wish it was faster, but thats what aftermarket parts are for. Comfort, ...
Just bought my 02 lancer oz a week ago. ALways loved the look to them. The best thing about the car is the handleing, i love it. Wish it was faster, but thats what aftermarket parts are for. Comfort, it's alright, i have to get used to the seats, but everything else is fine. Cars at 102xxx miles now and runs fine. You won't be disapointed.
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its a good starter car

by from on September 2, 2009

the lancer is a great car, but the problem is the performance. a 120hp 4g94 engine is not really eye popping,but there are alot of aftermarket parts for the lancer. the suspension is really great for ...
the lancer is a great car, but the problem is the performance. a 120hp 4g94 engine is not really eye popping,but there are alot of aftermarket parts for the lancer. the suspension is really great for a fwd car, the interior is great also. i just think if they put a little more power into the car people would buy it. and its a good starter car for a high school hot rodder.
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Uses car for Having fun

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just got it

by from santa rosa ca on February 14, 2010

I test drove one about 4 years ago and love it, I didn't have the money until the next day and when i went to get it it was gone but now i have one and love it. It might not win alot of races but its ...
I test drove one about 4 years ago and love it, I didn't have the money until the next day and when i went to get it it was gone but now i have one and love it. It might not win alot of races but its the driver that dose that and the aftermarket parts that you can get and i have a list already, its a good starter car for some one that wants some thing inexpensive and fun to drive, and some one that is looking for a car to build on this is the one for you
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Best car I've owned

by from Here, USA on August 25, 2008

Bought in 2004 and have had NO problems with it (other than routine maintenance). I drive my cars hard and this one has taken everything in stride and is still running great at 100K+ miles. Fuel econo...
Bought in 2004 and have had NO problems with it (other than routine maintenance). I drive my cars hard and this one has taken everything in stride and is still running great at 100K+ miles. Fuel economy is unbeatable at around 32/hwy and 26/city. Not a big engine, but designed to seem much bigger than it is. Great car
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Great car!

by from on November 29, 2008

This car is great... had it since it had around 90k miles. It now has around 108k. The Transmission was giving me trouble right when I had 100k but I put some transmission fix/helper in it and it has ...
This car is great... had it since it had around 90k miles. It now has around 108k. The Transmission was giving me trouble right when I had 100k but I put some transmission fix/helper in it and it has fixed most of the problems. The car does run higher on RPMS now and burns more gas than I think it should be. Other than that this car is great! It handles so well! I would reccomend this car if you can find it below 90k!
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kenny

by from madera, CA on July 13, 2006

it is a great car i would recommend it to anyone. I had no problems with it and it was fun to drive.
it is a great car i would recommend it to anyone. I had no problems with it and it was fun to drive.
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I've had it 10 years, still runs great!

by from Sacramento, CA on November 18, 2012

I bought this car new in 12/2001 and it was my first brand new car. It has just over 100K miles now. I have had zero problems with it. Mine has the factory installed leather because I hate to worry ab...
I bought this car new in 12/2001 and it was my first brand new car. It has just over 100K miles now. I have had zero problems with it. Mine has the factory installed leather because I hate to worry about cleaning fabric in case something spills. The interior still looks brand new, even with 2 kids (7 and 2). The only times I've taken it to the mechanic was for maintenance type repairs, like belts and brakes, maybe a hose. I do have to keep an eye on the oil levels though. It's always used a lot of oil since it was new and I haven't figured out why. There's no leaks. I just add more when it needs it. I'm looking for a larger car now because I can't fit a third person in the backseat with 2 carseats installed back there and I would like to. But, there's more room in the back seat compared to similar sized cars like the Jetta or Corolla. The trunk is pretty good sized too and the back seats fold down. My husband is 6'3" and is comfortable driving or being passenger. His knees are kind of close to the dash though but nowhere near touching, closer than I'm used to though. I'm 5' 6". The car performs well and I like the suspension and drive feel of the car. The gas pedal isn't too easy like some cars, but not too hard either. The ride isn't floaty, bumpy, or mushy. It has less road noise than other similar cars that I test drove. The steering is responsive with not a lot of body roll, and the tires have good traction. I have Dunlop all-season performance radials on it. I've chosen Dunlop both times I've changed the tires and I'm happy with their performance for the price paid. The factory tires were Yokohama tires and they weren't very good and didn't last very long either. The engine has good pick-up, but could probably be faster. But it was good compared to the Corolla. I get great mileage with this car. I usually get around 25-27 on a daily basis (city and highway). We got 40 MPH on the highway on our last trip to Disneyland, almost 7 hours away! I would buy another Lancer or Mitsubishi again. I think they have good cars. This Lancer was also my first Japanese car, but it was actually assembled 100% in the U.S. So that was also a plus for me.
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Best car I ever owned

by from Four Corners on May 16, 2012

I was originally interested in this car when the salesperson told me it got 33 mpg. After buying it, I returned two weeks later to inform the salesperson that he was wrong because the car was getting ...
I was originally interested in this car when the salesperson told me it got 33 mpg. After buying it, I returned two weeks later to inform the salesperson that he was wrong because the car was getting 37/40 mpg. It has the original engine and transmission, never broke down along the road, handles well, looks good.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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