2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
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Never did like Lancers before I got this car.

by from South Carolina on September 25, 2006

I own a 2004 Lancer ES, and I must say, out of all the cars we ever had this is the best one by far. I've read somewhere that the automatic transmission dampens the performance of this car, now I've n...
I own a 2004 Lancer ES, and I must say, out of all the cars we ever had this is the best one by far. I've read somewhere that the automatic transmission dampens the performance of this car, now I've never driven a manual transmission lancer so i dont know about that but i do know that the automatic does not make this car slow or non-peppy. As i have said in my title, i never did like lancers before i got this car, thats changed considerably, i still dont like the 02-03 front ends, but this car looks great, handles great (tho somtimes its a bit floaty), pulls strong all the way to the 6000 rpm redline, has really changed my view of these little cars. One thing i hate about this car is that the burgandyish color paint attracts waterspots like a magnet, same with the windows (why that happens is beyond me). Even though i said this car isn't very slow, it could use a little bit more power, because theres been times 120 hp didnt cut it (stupid big rigs). Well anyway thats what i think about this car and please pardon any mistakes i have made.
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Best value in this class

by from Libertyville on March 3, 2007

Amazing how much quality and fun you can buy for so much less. really happy that I did not get the Civic or the corolla. Great platform for people who want to make more of their mid size sedan and rea...
Amazing how much quality and fun you can buy for so much less. really happy that I did not get the Civic or the corolla. Great platform for people who want to make more of their mid size sedan and really strong car for every day driving. I love this toy and nothing special to maintain, it even uses regular gas, but the performance... oh the performance. Just drive one that is all you need.
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great simple car

by from Hollywood Florida on May 5, 2013

I recently bought this car . It is a simple basic 4 door auto. Exactly what I wanted for a car to drive to work, It has no bells or whistles. Electric windows and door locks are about it. But it has a...
I recently bought this car . It is a simple basic 4 door auto. Exactly what I wanted for a car to drive to work, It has no bells or whistles. Electric windows and door locks are about it. But it has a roomy interior with basic interior instrument panel.I like the exterior shape of the car. No blind spots for a short gal like me. Handles well on the highway . Good exceleration. If your looking for something simple to get you from point A to point B this may be the car to give a try.
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Doesn't get enough credit!

by from Queens, Ny on March 15, 2007

A verry comfortable ride, the front seats were made to hold you in for reckless driving. The speed this car gives for the price is great, a few small upgrades and there no forced induction car with 4...
A verry comfortable ride, the front seats were made to hold you in for reckless driving. The speed this car gives for the price is great, a few small upgrades and there no forced induction car with 4 cyl that can touch this car in a 1/4 mile without doing a good amount of work to it. The handlings amazing, interior style is terrible, lets face it, the Evo's styling is terrible for 33,000, and this is a poor version of an Evos interior...that howevers its only major flaw. Its a perfect value for the money, and the exterior stlye is great. You can always tell by how many people pull upto trying to race you... You know they feel intimidated by its very strong look. Im around 50,000 miles with no major problems, just the usual wear and tear, Im just upset the car holds no value.
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OZ Rally

by from morton, IL on September 30, 2014

I purchased the OZ rally edition off this site from a used car dealership and honestly even after the doing a test drive and now owning the vehicle for a week I am completely impressed. The vehicle ha...
I purchased the OZ rally edition off this site from a used car dealership and honestly even after the doing a test drive and now owning the vehicle for a week I am completely impressed. The vehicle had more get up and go than I originally thought from the test drive and the handling is a dream. The mpg was exactly what I expected, and as a daily driver I am completely satisfied. Interior has the sporty feel to it as it should being the oz rally edition of the model, one thing I did not like and changed right off the back was the radio head because the gauges in the dash we're bright white with deep red lighting but the radio was an off teal color and didn't match up. Cosmetic yes but looks much better now with matching colors. The second thing i changed was the rear braking system being drum brakes and i prefer disc brakes all around for a sporty type car. otherwise this vehicle is very nice for daily driving and or a more sporty environment, a good mix between the two worlds.
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good car do not be afraid to buy it

by from slc on November 6, 2010

I got mine 2.4 manual ralliart with 24K with salvage title. I got no problems at all for the last 30 000 miles Only a oxygen sensor has been changed Bad is the interior is a bit cheap , paint is a bit...
I got mine 2.4 manual ralliart with 24K with salvage title. I got no problems at all for the last 30 000 miles Only a oxygen sensor has been changed Bad is the interior is a bit cheap , paint is a bit cheap too, its loud on interstate bad for long rides:). Good is : Excellent price, strong engine tough transmission interior room is better than competition impreza, sentra, civic, mazda3. Good acceleration and enjoyable for hills with close gear ratio, but again bad for long trips its just keeps 3rpm on 60 mph its about 4 rpm on 80 because of tranny:) be aware this car is not very comfy sedan:)
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Great Car

by from Indiana on August 5, 2010

I have a 04 ralliart. It is the best car i have ever owned. I have 120,000 miles on it and it still drives like new. The ralliart has a 2.4 in it and has awesome pick up when you step on it. It handle...
I have a 04 ralliart. It is the best car i have ever owned. I have 120,000 miles on it and it still drives like new. The ralliart has a 2.4 in it and has awesome pick up when you step on it. It handles like no other car in its class.
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Largest little wagon around

by from Pittsburgh, Pa on September 23, 2006

I originally bought this car for its excellent factory warranty. How can you beat a 5-year/ 60,000 bumper to bumper warranty? Add to that a free 45,000 mile dealer service plan that even includes oil ...
I originally bought this car for its excellent factory warranty. How can you beat a 5-year/ 60,000 bumper to bumper warranty? Add to that a free 45,000 mile dealer service plan that even includes oil changes. There were some cheap interior features I couldn't imagine still being used like stiff heat/ac controls (like a lawn mower speed lever!) and a clock designed like the very first digital one ever made for a car (with the ugly green LED screen that doesn't match the rest of the dash). I noticed my paint beginning to chip almost immediately so I had the dealer add mud guards that solved the problem. The rest of the exterior is beautifully executed with good fit and finish all around. My wagon came with a 162 hp. engine that gets reasonably good gas mileage (25 mpg average) considering the amazing power. It accelerates like a sports car. I still have good brakes after almost 30,000 miles. The only money I had to spend was on windshield wipers to date so the cost of operation is better than any car I have ever owned. There are a few things that concern me that I hope to have corrected the next time I have it serviced. Since new, the ac compressor stops working for no reason for minutes at a time. This happens in rainy weather when I need the defogger as well in warm weather when I need cold air. Also, I thought the car had some kind of traction device that transferred power to one drive wheel if the other one started to spin. I have an awful time in the lightest snow or in gravel. It took some getting used to, but I am very happy with my Mitsubishi. This is my third one. I would recommend a Lancer Sportback but it was made for 2004 only.
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feisty little beast

by from OH on July 19, 2011

The Ralliart's 162HP just enough for me. It is very easy to drive. The car is solid enough to tolerate (not brutal but) hard driving style without the slightest complaint. The manual gearbox and the h...
The Ralliart's 162HP just enough for me. It is very easy to drive. The car is solid enough to tolerate (not brutal but) hard driving style without the slightest complaint. The manual gearbox and the handling is fantastic, outshines every other car in the category! The suspension obviously is tuned for street driving, but a bit on the sporty side. Brakes are average, but they do the job very well for every day driving situations. Has a few issues just like any other car, but not significant problems. Not the fastest, or the prettiest, or the most reliable but overall it is one of the best package among the sporty econoboxes.
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Great sports car!

by from Phoenix, AZ on May 11, 2009

Bough this car used in 06. It has been excellent in every way. Mine definatly has cruise control, so I'm not sure about that other review. 2.4 liter engine has a lot of power. Handles well, brakes wel...
Bough this car used in 06. It has been excellent in every way. Mine definatly has cruise control, so I'm not sure about that other review. 2.4 liter engine has a lot of power. Handles well, brakes well. MPG has been right around 29! Lots of room all around and a really like the gauge cluster.
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