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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  • RZs OZRally Review - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    Comfortable on long trips and great fuel mileage. Headroom is very good. Sound system much better than expected. Excellent air conditioning.

  • excellent car - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    this car is fun to drive is laike the evo but for alot less.

  • Excellent car for price - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I bought my car in 2005 with 12000 miles on it. I am now crossing the150k mark. I have not had any major issues. I have performed all recommended maitaince. The only major repair so fair was a LF inner wheel which was done last year at 125K miles. I am now routinely making 1200 mile round trips to another state and this car powers through the drive. Pretty good for its value, not the prettiest car on the road but if you are looking for good value for your money then this is it. I still get an average of 25 miles in town. On my last trip out of state I did 30miles/gallon on highways.

  • Fun and Pratical - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    This car is practical and sporty. The four doors are nice to have, I have no problem taking four friends anywhere. I have had it for two years now and havent had a single problem yet. Its gas mileage isnt even that bad, with about 24 mpg in the city. It handles pretty well with upgraded tires. I dont like how high the RPMs are at highway speed, 3,000 at about 100km/h.

  • Evo What? - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    Welcome to the land of the 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart! This sport sedan rocks my world, and the aftermarket parts selection is quickly adding up with amazing manufacturers such as RRM (roadracemotorsports.com). Everything about this car screams fun! Wether you are flying through the gears with the shifter that came directly from the Evo parts bin, or hugging through hair pins on a local twisty road, you are sure to enjoy every minute of driving this car.

  • Nice Car for First-time Buyers - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    This is the first brand new car I ever purchased and I absolutely love it. Even though Mitsubishi is not as popular as a Honda or a Toyota, it still knows how to build a nice car for economy drivers like me.

  • nice - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    This is my first new car...ever. Its great. Fun to drive on the back roads and economical. The stock stereo is great too. Manual tranny is pretty good, sometimes sloppy. This is a worthwhile vehicle for someone starting out in life after college or a cheap, fun 2nd car.

  • Best Backed For A Reason - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I purchased my Lancer in May of 2004, and my husband and I were in a severe rear end collision on January 7th, 2005 with this car. I owe my life, and the life of my husband AND my unborn child to the safety of this car. We hit a large SUV doing about 40mph. Cars are replaceable, people are not. I cannot imagine the outcome of this accident had we been driving anything else. I HIGHLY recommend the Lancer to anyone who is concerned about car safety. We are already in the process of purchasing our second Lancer. Folks, Mitsubishi means what they say about being the best backed cars in the world. They truly are.

  • Fun, but economical? - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    Ive put about 4000 miles on my Lancer so far. It was a bit of an impulse buy, but Im happy and I have no regrets; Ill cover the few things I dont like. After driving stickshifts for years, I decided to go for an automatic. I knew Id lose some power and efficiency. The car is not particularly fast and Im OK with that, but for a slow car Im disappointed with the fuel economy. I expected high 20s or low 30s for MPG; I get low-mid 20s. One other complaint about the automatic is that its not decisive on its shifts. The shifts are not firm (sort of mushy) and if you mash the pedal down, the car has to think about it a bit longer than I care to wait for the downshift to occur.

  • cheap and fun - 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    Just traded in a Pontiac Grand Am for my 05 Lancer ES two weeks ago. The Lancer is such a better car. I like the look and the engine is peppy for only 120 hp. The MPG has been far better then my Grand AM wich was also a 4-cyl. engine but doesnt feel like Im sacrificing power even though the lancer does have less then the Grand Am. Excellent warranty and 3 years free scheduled maintenence helped sell me on the car.

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