Well after 3 years and 70000 miles its time to say goodbye.
Overall a good car - though I'd say the lower models provide the best value. One breakdown (turbo hose blew off) 2 days after a service, which was a coincidence the garage insisted. Front discs skimmed twice, EGR valve just replaced.
Good points Very versatile, a decent drive, child friendly. Good performance. Brilliant Aircon - turns the car into a freezer on the hottest day.
Bad points It is noisy in Diesel form - you don't realise till you drive something else. Economy a slight disappointment. Expensive & too frequent servicing.
In my opinion, for an MPV, this car is good looking. Unfortunately you may want to call it 'blonde'... great looks, not too sharp and costs a fortune to run!.
It is a real shame I cannot praise this car – it should be so good, but really it's so bad.
Mitsubishi obviously choose the cheapest suppliers as quality is very poor – the car is extremely noisy (engine roar) as you need to thrash it to keep up with a smart! – driven with a feather foot, the mpg is nothing short of alarming! Long run – feather throttle, maybe 20mpg!!
Simply, bits fall off, everything extra is dealer fitted and the whole car has that 'Halfords' feel.
The extras such as sat-nav are very poor, GPS glued to the dash, only works via remote (can't find it) senor (you guessed it) glued to the dash (only charged me £2500 for this!!). Everything has that after market feel – and leaves me very disappointed. Mitsubishi even fit an after market alarm, can you believe it! – you do not expect any of this on a new car, it came as a total shock.
With extras, my warrior was near 27K, it was simply not worth it.
We have an old galaxy 2.8 – this car is old, yet light years ahead in every department, except looks (and yes, I drive it in preference – it shifts and believe it or not – I can’t – does more mpg).
I bought a black Classic and had the windows tinted smoke in the front and black in the other 5, put the sports exhaust on it and had red leather seats fitted by "Transcal" It looks fantastic!
On the road The steering is a tad on the light side at speed, which is my only real gripe, but it is good around town for parking. I think the car is best suited to big open roads and motorway driving as it is quite heavy on the juice otherwise. The engine note sounds good with the sports exhaust and also helps tweak the back looks even more.
Ownership Petrol... well the car just loves it. The harder you put your foot down, the more it guzzles. I am getting about 22mpg at the moment. The car though has only done 500 miles, which have been mainly around town, so hopefully on a long run it should reach around 30mpg.
In the cabin The seats are very easy to move back and forward and to tilt, and the genious of an idea that the boot seats actually spin backwards, so you can change footwear etc without getting your bum wet on the bumper. Controls are simple and easy to work and the dials look good in day and night as they are illuminated. Plenty of bottle holders and cubby holes to store belongings.
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