2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews - Page 5 of 6

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 2.4 MIVEC from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 MIVEC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired55 kilometres
Most recent distance1500 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Sunbird

Summary:

Sporty yet practical

Faults:

Rattling in the dash/windshield area after I got my 6 disd CD changer installed, had insulation put into dash panel and it went away.

General Comments:

This car is totally sexy looking. Sporty yet practical, I have all the cargo space I would need. Car handles like a dream, takes corners tight with no over or under steer. little to no torque steer when accelerating hard. Quick off the line although I think they could have squeezed more HP our of a 2.4L engine. All in all, I love my car and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th July, 2004

18th Apr 2005, 16:01

Its good to hear about rattles and such. I'm looking forward to purchasing one, but would definitely like to hear about possible repairs or problems! (if any)

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES ES2.0L I4, 16v, 120@5500hp from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission ES2.0L I4, 16v, 120@5500hp Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired27 miles
Most recent distance350 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

I look forward to enjoying my Lancer for many years to come!

Faults:

Flawless in the first few hundred miles.

General Comments:

The Lancer is surprisingly roomy and comfortable. Seats 4 adults very comfortably with armrest divider in the rear that has two cup holders. Very ergonomic interior with detail you'd expect on a much pricier car like grips over passenger doors, electric rear-view mirror adjustment, lots of storage space, mirrors in both sun visors, etc. Mine came with the "convenience package" that includes split rear seats and key less entry.

Very spunky for a small engine, especially with 5-speed transmission. Cruises easily on the freeway at 70 mph, but much over that starts developing road noise. Stock tires and the smaller rim size probably influences this. Steering is very responsive with no "slop". Braking excellent. 31 mpg around town with very little freeway driving!

I really like the exterior. I chose the Phoenix Red. Very nice lines, wide stance. Get comments on the roof antenna. The wheel covers are a bit tacky, but hey, the car was $12,400! For an additional $1,500 I took a 10 year/100,000 mile "everything" warranty. With that, tax, license it was around $15,000.00 out the door. A lot of car and a lot of security for that kind of money!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2004

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 2.4 MIVEC from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 MIVEC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired73 kilometres
Most recent distance18000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

Will satisfy your performance needs

Faults:

There is rattle present while idling with the air conditioning running. Noise disappears when clutch is depressed. I have an appointment to check that out.

There is a slight tinny sound present at a certain RPM range (same sound as when the heat shield came loose on my older car).

General Comments:

Car is a lot of fun around the corners.

Acceleration is excellent, especially at higher RPM.

Ride can be too choppy at times if you're not into the stiff suspension.

Gearbox feels better than any I have ever experienced!

Sexy looking car.

Sheet metal seems thin (feels like this car may be susceptible to rust as it ages).

Seats are comfortable and stylish.

Assembly quality and plastic pieces are of average quality. There is a gap at the top of the CD deck that is large enough to peek into.

The white background on the gauges looks grey when driving at night in a well light area and does not provide enough contrast to the orange lights in those conditions.

The 140 Watt sound system on my car is adequate, but I recommend the 300 Watt system if you are really into sound (you have to order it as part of a "sun and sound" package which includes a sunroof as well).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2004

21st Mar 2005, 01:56

I got the "sun and sound" option on my ralliart and I love it. I also love the way my car drives. I hope there will be more after market parts for it very soon!

8th Oct 2005, 02:02

Heat shield, eh? What is that, the Starship Enterprise?

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer RalliArt 2.4L 16v MIVEC from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4L 16v MIVEC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired200 kilometres
Most recent distance500 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Citation

Summary:

A quick little car, handles like a dream

Faults:

Nothing at all has gone wrong.

General build quality is top notch.

General Comments:

I love this car, I drove an RSX and loved it and I knew I had to get this cheaper version of an RSX. I find it accelerates, handles and brakes almost identically to the RSX. The car is very quick.

2 things have happened that are no fault of the car's.

1. Tiny chip in the windshield after 2 days of owning it. I will get it filled and it will be fine, of course I never got a chip in my old car's windshield (1982 Citation)

2. Some jack-ass decided to remove one of the diamond symbols from the back trunk. He/she left the symbol on the sidewalk so they did it to make me mad...

I am very happy with this car, it is just perfect to have fun around town.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2004

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 23 reviews