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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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28 reader reviews for Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4.
  • 3.2 TD DI-D Elegance Auto 5dr

    darryl evans , kent . Date: 22/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I purchased the car 1 week before Christmas and was initially pleased. A 2001 GLS with elegance spec originally supplied to a dealer exported to Cyprus new then re-imported. fully loaded top of the range after market voice activated sat nav..the works. I expected the new one to be as solid and reliable as the old with more power...well I got the power bit right but the build quality thats another story. Its now January and the car is off the road with a failed fuel pump. Full service history and 70k on the clock and Im facing a bill of over £1500 but thats not the worst of it. A company in Maidstone(Kent Diesels)are doing the work but they are also doing fuel pump rebuilds for Mitsubishi UK at the rate of 1 a week and some are still under warranty. and remember this is a rebuild of the old pump NOT Replace it. The gears inside the pump disintegrate. God knows how the car would cope off road my mountain bike takes more abuse. Add this to the suspension/disc rebuilds that can be needed at 60K-70k and your in a world of hurt. These cars are supposed to be tough and given what they cost I can only say that i am very angry. I can live with the plastic, vague steering and ride compared to rivals but the build quality and repair bills are unforgivable so when the car is collected next week its for sale and yes I'll be buying a Landcruiser and wont touch a Shogun ever again. Avoid like the plague unless your wealthy and like taking the bus.

  • 3.2 TD DI-D Equippe 5dr

    Colin Anderson , North Lanarkshire . Date: 13/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Don't buy one!

    I have to agree with Martin Ellis - I've had shocking maintenance and servicing from Mitsubishi. The cylinder head went about one month after the warranty ran out (my car has 42,000 miles on the clock and is a 2002-plate model with a full service history) and cost about £2500 for an engine rebuild.

    It went again on the next long run about 200 miles after the rebuild. It turns out that they didn't replace the stretch-bolts during the re-build - a very, very basic error, but I was still hit with the labour costs of the subsequent investigation and then the fluids, too (another £250)!

    I'm currently eyeing up a Land Cruiser - I can handle a bit of body roll against constantly paying out for engines.

  • 3.2 TD DI-D Equippe 5dr

    Adam Elsdon , Aberdeenshire . Date: 12/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I am the third owner of this vehicle, which has previously covered 80,000 miles. Having contacted the previous owner he said it was an excellent vehicle, with no problems and had only changed it for a newer Shogun at the end of his contract.

    Handling and drive are good, contrary to tester reviews. There is plenty of grunt and the auto tranmission is smooth shifting with a sequential manual shift for faster acceleration or retardation down hills. About 30mpg is realistic everyday, with mid 30s possible on a long haul journey.

    The interior fit and finish is excellent, with the leather seats wearing exceptionally well. Bodywork is in very good condition for a six-year-oldold with off-road use.

    All the electrics work exactly as intended.

    An excellent family vehicle, with good off-road and towing ability.

  • 3.5 V6 GDI Elegance Auto 5dr

    Brendan Fagan , Wilts . Date: 22/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Reading the other reviews here I feel I should redress the balance.I have owned this car from new (on a 53 plate) and it has now covered 60k miles. In this time it has been totally reliable with not even a lightbulb replaced. Sure, it shakes, rattles and rolls on the twisty bits and my local garage is allocating a special pump just for me but I knew that before I bought it. It was a hell of a lot cheaper than an X5 or ML, suffers a lot of abuse with my young family and will do 113mph on a French motorway (not one iota more).

    Overall a very good investment if you buy it for what it is and if you can afford the petrol. I intend to keep mine as a second car until it keels over or Gordon decides I can't have it any more.

Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4

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