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Planning on purchasing a 02-03 Lancer ES or OZ

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Old 04-23-2009, 03:57 AM
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Default Planning on purchasing a 02-03 Lancer ES or OZ

I'm currently planning on purchasing a used 02-03 Lancer ES or an OZ rally, depending on what i can find for my money.

The mileage i seem to find for this used car is usually around 90k-110k miles. And i was starting to wonder.

Are there any known problems about this car? I've done my share of research and i've seen many owners have not had problems with this car (other than low power). I want to know what i should be aware of before purchasing this car.

For those of you who has had to have repairs, was it costly? Because i hear that minor issues can be costly because of the way this car was built. That is something i would like to know about.

Thank you


EDIT:
Oh and another question, does this car come standard with keyless entry? just curious.
 

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Old 04-23-2009, 05:53 AM
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How about a used 2008 Lancer? More power and a nice ride too.
 
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by FAX68 View Post
How about a used 2008 Lancer? More power and a nice ride too.
lol you act like money isn't an option. The reason i plan on purchasing a 02-03 lancer is cause it's in my price range (5g-6g). Thats why i dont plan on buying anything younger than that, mainly because i can't afford it. And i dont plan on purchasing the car for tuning, i plan on purchasing the car for reliability and transportation from home to work to school. Between juggling payments of this car, school, bills, i just cant afford to tune cars.
 
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hey i have a 03 oz that has not gave me many problems except for a code that keeps popping up but they drive nice and for the money i think its about the same as a honda's reliability if have any other q's hit up
 
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Originally Posted by waits43105 View Post
hey i have a 03 oz that has not gave me many problems except for a code that keeps popping up but they drive nice and for the money i think its about the same as a honda's reliability if have any other q's hit up
How many miles do you currently have on it? Cause i see alot for sale in my area but alot of them are around 90k-110k. Most cars tend to start needing repairs at that point, so i was just wondering if i should just wait and see what else comes on the market.

i'd love to purchase a honda i would sicne they are known for their reliability, but around here honda's seem to go for more. Especially 2000+. Thats why i want to know so much about this Lancer year/model specifically.
 
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mine is at 107000 an we bought it at 60000 still runs as the day we bought
 
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i have a 2002 oz lancer and i love it had 96k when i bought it for about 6k the only big thing ive done to it is replaced the front end axle. idk about lower models but mine came with keyless entry. would recomend this car
 
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Oh man! Where were you 2 weeks ago. I traded my 03 OZ in because I couldnt find a buyer. It was in pristine condition with 63k miles.
 
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:49 PM
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OZ lancers you can find on
kijiji for atleast 4.5grand - 6grand
with less than 100,000km on them
bargain with them aswell
 
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