2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally 2.0L 4-cylinder from North America
Compact sedan which wants desperately to be a sports car
Exhaust system issues.
Bad MAF sensor around 200K.
Alternator went out around 150K.
Oil leak (especially around the valve cover; gasket had to be replaced in early 2016).
Tie rod ends a couple of years ago.
I'm the second owner, and I got it my sophomore year of college. It's been rode hard and put away wet, but with only a fluid check/oil change, it's still reliable to go on a trip between Dallas and Houston.
Definitely showing its age, and has a recurring issue with the exhaust system that reduces gas mileage/power slightly. Still a good driver.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th February, 2017