i've had several mpv's as i have 4 kids, aged from 13 to 7 + 1 on the way. this car is great and i love it! its roomy for all my growing brood while not being too big to drive. its sleek design is aerodynamiqe and looks good. i find it very economical and a pleasure to drive. the parking sensors on the back are great for ease of parking. i would throughly recommend this mpv to families large or small!
We bought our Warrior diesel to replace our petrol Grandis as the petrol one only manmaged under 20mpg.. Anyway we really like the styling and the having young children the DVD player and leather seats are a real bonus, I am averaging about 30000 miles a year and have on many occasions got 600 miles from a tank doing careful driving,
build quality we thought was much better than rival's including Fords s-max, not quite up to my previous Mercedes feel. The diesel is quite noisy,which seems to be strange as it's a VW engine, looks like lack of quality soundproofing in and around the engine bay. Performance is just fine considering the size and weight of the MPV.
So far have covered 35000 miles and not a single fault, which is great, servicing at the main dealers in expensive and too often, no problems as I do it all myself anyway.
The ride is quite firm although i like that, the tyres on the 18" wheels are expensive as they are extra load ones.
Pity cruise control and ESP are not standard on the Warrior, although I understand the new 08/09 one has these now and 17" wheels.
I bought a 4yr old Grandis to replace my Volvo XC90 which was a tough ask as the Volvo was fantastic. However I've been very impressed by it ability to cope with everything the family throws at it. It's smotth on the motorway and the Auto 'box is very slick, better than the Volvo's. In the real world I'm saving money on fuel even though it does like a drink. My XC90 was a diesel, but with fuel prices the way they are, the petrol works out cheaper.
The equipment stacks up pretty well and the seats are very comfy.
The interior is a bit on the cheap side and lacks the durability of the quality brand Volvo. However this car, with 47k on the clock and in mint condition cost me £6900.00 to buy. I sold my XC90, with 65k on the clock for £13,500.00. So I'd say a £6600.00 saving at the sacrifice of a badge and better plastics is well worth it.
I have owened a Dec 2006 Grandis Warrior six months, their is 20,000 miles on the clock, in the last three months the car has been at the dealers six times, regards the alarm going off on its own,which it took them two attemps to fix, they replaced the cat/exaust on it at 17,000 miles, front hubs at 19,000, when I got the car back it sounded like it needed pads/brakes, a deep scoring noise when braking, they skimmed the discs, made me pay for pads which were only half worn, did it fix the problem...NO..they then decided it was a suspension problem...LOL...I myself them decided to investigate/look at the problem myself, was 100% sure it was the brakes this noise was coming from, again returned to the dealer and spoke the cheif engineer,got him to fit new discs & pads,which fixed the problem, now mitsubishi wont foot the bill of £742.00, parts cost £190, the rest was trying to locate the problem in labour, wanting me pay for there engineers fault finding on the car...a joke...car still under warranty, only 20,000 miles, they say these sort of parts are exluded from the warranty because of different driving styles...20,000 or 20 miles...serious....so my advise..stay away from the Grandis or mitsubishi for that!!!
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