2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.64/5 Average
114 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

The Lancer Sportback wagon joins the lineup, along with performance-oriented Ralliart versions of both the sedan and wagon. All Sportback wagons as well as the Ralliart sedans get a new 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 160 horsepower (162 hp in Ralliart form). The entire Lancer line gets a redesigned front fascia with Mitsubishi's corporate grille design, plus new integrated bumpers, halogen headlamps and a relocated rear license plate.

  • Base engine lacks punch, no manual gearbox in Ralliart models, ABS and side airbags not available on all models, small trunk in sedans.

User Reviews:

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  • Water in Dash - 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I was disappointed when poor manufacturing or a design flaw caused substantial water to accumulate in the dash of the car. When I brought it to the dealerships attention, the problem was resolved quickly and to my satisfaction. I purchased my car in October of 2002 and the water had been accumulating the whole time I owned the car. It was only after there had been a torrential rain and I heard what sounded like a wave pool in my dash that I knew something was wrong. The water started seeping onto the floor of the passengers side of the car because there was so much water in the dash.

  • great car - 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I bought this car because i was looking for a somewhat affordable, compact, reliable, yet sporty car. This car fit all those catagories for me. It is sportier than a honda civic, and offers a better warranty. It is not as extreme as the EVO, but it still has a sporty feel. So far I have averaged 24-26mpg on the first 3 tanks of gas. bottom line: Fun to drive. =)

  • Great Car - 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    These are great cars very fun to drive. A little sporty and yet still a good family car. If you want something to drive the back roads with this is your car. This is one of the safest cars I have ever driven. I was rear ended by a BMW at a light 2 weeks ago he was doing 45 mph when he hit me and we walked away. The car is being fixed and I cant wait to get it back.

  • Great for the money - 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I bought this car brand new. It drives great. I have put over 40,000 miles on it in the last 3 years and have not had any issues with it. I have done regular oil changes, and I recently changed the pads, other than that it runs great. We take it on road trips quite often, we can fit four 6 tall guys comfortably. Although there is zero room for luggage because I have to 10" subs and two amps back there. Sometimes the ride is rough, but right after I got it, I put 18"s on it. It handles great, but on older freeways and roads it is a bit bumpy. The interior design is practical,gas milage is adaquate. It is a great car for the money. The styling is modern. Great value for the money.

  • Lancer Oz edition - 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    This is a great little car that has great gas mileage quality interior and feels like a much more expensive vehicle! It also can take a crash very well as I found out recently! A much larger car rammed my front passenger side wheel/fender and I was surprised how well the car took the hit! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a nice comfortable car without giving up your entire paycheck!

  • really really good car - 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    In my opinion I think this is the ebst car in its class, also for the price it is its very good.letterally the best car to go for.

  • GREAT CAR - 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
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  • Not Too Pleased - 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    The absolute WORST thing about this car is that both front doors make an awful rattling noise when you shut them. Im told that itll cost me $100 just to look at them...then the price keeps going up from there. Also, the paint job is HORRIBLE! Ive never seen so many little scratches on a car of mine. (Guess thats because I always had a Toyota).My bottom line is ...I cant see what all my teens friends see in it. I guess they like the commercials.

  • Whats with the fake wood trim? - 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    This is a very affordable starter car. The standard transmission on this car is sensitive but still fun to drive. Stock speakers are nice, all I had to do was increase the flow of power to them with a new deck. The only thing that bugs me about this outstanding vehicle is that damn wood trim in the es model. It doesnt mesh with anything else in the interior of the car or the exterior. I just wanna rip it out and paint it to match the gun metal-ish color surrounding the deck. Grrr! Besides that, an increase in power would be nice and Id like to get a cold air intake installed to get the gas mileage over the 30 mpg hump. And the tiny tires NEED to be replaced. Overall great car.

  • Sporty Economy Ralliart - 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I just bought the car and it has been a blast. I wait to reach that 2,500 mile mark so I can really start having fun with it. If Im going 70 on the freeway, and its time to pass someone, a touch of the gas and it lets me know its moving. Thats some hefty torque.

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