2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.54/5 Average
41 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

The Sportback wagon, introduced just last year, has been discontinued for 2005. The LS sedan is also gone. The O-Z Rally receives newly designed O-Z racing wheels, and the ES Convenience package is upgraded with color-keyed mirrors, cruise control and intermittent wipers. The Sun & Sound package is now available on the O-Z Rally.

  • Spacious and nicely appointed interior, smooth power delivery, comfortable ride, spirited acceleration in Ralliart model.
  • Base engine lacks punch, ABS and side airbags not available on all models, small trunk.

User Reviews:

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  • 04 Manual Ralliart - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    Ive had this car for nine months now and havnt had a problem yet. Its a fun car to drive, has great pickup, and gets you a lot of attention on the road. Awesome after 3500 RPM when the Mivec engine kicks in! I feel that I made a great choice on deciding to get the Ralliart.

  • Ralli - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    Fast, Fun, And Stylish

  • Mitsubishi... I love you. - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I could not understand buying this car in anything but manual. It allows you to get every ounce of power out of the 120 hp engine. The OZ, spec wise, is just a base Evo so it is great for a tuner car. For all ages looking for something peppy and sporty without having to compromise comfort. This car has provided enough room to fit two 6 adult males in the back comfortably for a road trip. Turning radius: this car can turn circles without the inside tire leaving its place. Performance is definitely a 10 for the power out of the small engine and the great handling and soundness on the road. Fairly quiet drive.

  • Handles like a charm - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I just got my Lancer Ralliart last month and the handling is great. As for the performance stock my friends Spec V can take it but with a little money all he can see is my clear tail lights. This car is great around turns and rides smooth. The all around performance and handling is great for this FWD Sedan. You must drive it to understand.

  • Needs more ponies - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I got my car brand new with 7 miles on it 3 of which I put on during a test drive. I just wish it came with more stock hosepower. I have a DMT racing muffler which I got a ticket for so that helps a little. It handles awsome and is just a sweet ride.

  • Still a great car after all these year (and miles) - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    Most reviewers here only had a few thousand miles on their Lancers when they wrote them. Im a little different: Bought my 05 O-Z Rally used in 2012 with nearly 160,000 miles on it. Knew very little about Mits cars and sort of held my breath because, well, it had 160K miles on it. Five years and 55,000 more miles later, Ive never breathed easier with a car. Just passed 215K and it still runs almost flawlessly. Not as powerful as a Ralliart, apparently, but I DID hit 108 MPH shortly after buying it and couldve gone faster. Gets about 31 MPG on highways, 26-17 MPG in town. Engines a little noisy, but not bad for a 4-banger. Good stereo system, better after I put a Pioneer deck on. Lots of interior room, especially in front, with comfy seats. Ive never had a real problem with it and its a nice LOOKING car on top of that. Considering how I was sort of rolling the dice when I bought it, Im not sure Ive ever had a better, more reliable car (and believe me, Ive had quite a few). Ive been holding off on buying a truck simply because I cant imagine any of them will run better than this one. Why try fixing something that isnt broken?

  • Lancer Ralliart - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I have to say that I really enjoy driving this car! I went into the dealership to get my Eclipses dashboard fixed, and while waiting I just started browsing the Lancers and decided to take one for a test drive. What a difference between the Lancer and my Eclipse (GS 2000). The Ralliart has a nice stiff suspension that feels great going into curves, as well as the steering feels extremely direct. The car also feels very peppy and light and the view the drivers seat makes driving in any traffic very easy. Factor in those Japanese seats that hold you in and its a great experience.

  • I love this car!! :) - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I just got rid of a 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage LS to buy a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally, and this car is so much more peppier and "alive" than my Mirage! This is an extremly fun car! Its very comfortable, and everything is in perfect reach! It runs great! Of course Ive only had it for a few months, and every new car will be perfect in the beginning. I had my Mirage for 4 years, and I never had a problem with it, except that the paint on the front bumper of my car was somehow cracking and getting dull...Im not sure what happened there. I guess its too hot in Arizona!! :)

  • Value value value - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    Ive owned my Ralliart since January of 2005. I am about to cross the 90k mile marker, and I can honestly say every single mile has been a blast. You wont find a comparable 2005 of any make that can touch the value of this car. Other comparable cars have higher peak hp numbers (only slightly higher too), but cant match the ralliart torque. What other 2005 under $20k can do a standing burnout without bouncing off the rev limiter? What other car comes from the FACTORY with an upper suspension brace?

  • 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    Take the 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer to dirt, and turn the wheel all the way and hit reverse, woo is that fun! dont worry about moving much cause your making unbelievable turns. it would be better if you got one with all the features needed and security requried ABS is not standard, but a CD player is? I like the full grill as opposed to the two quarter size slotts. The clips installed on the inside panels are perfect for power wire for trunk thumpers. This is the only car Ive had where the seat didnt have to be all the way back to reach the pedals sufficiently and comfortably. I wish I would have gotten the Ralliart model though. The factory brakes seem to decipate too soon.

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